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U.S. Military’s Global Edge Has Diminished, Strategy Review Finds

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis with Gen. Wei Fenghe, China’s defense minister. The Pentagon has put a high priority on threats from China and Russia.

12:05 AM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Republicans Lose Another California House Seat

Representative Jeff Denham, at an election night party last week, lost his bid for re-election.

12:04 AM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Anti-Pelosi Democrats issue warning: She won't have the votes

Two Democrats leading the rebellion against Nancy Pelosi were bullish Tuesday evening about their efforts to stop her from winning the speakership, ...

November 13 CNN POLITICS

Who is Mira Ricardel? First Lady Melania Trump wants the national security official fired

Melania Trump's unexpected feud with national security adviser Mira Ricardel exploded Tuesday when the first lady publicly called for the official's firing. ...

November 13 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

First Lady Says an Aide ‘No Longer Deserves the Honor of Serving in This White House’

President Trump and his wife, Melania, in October at the White House. On Tuesday, Mrs. Trump’s office issued a statement saying Mira Ricardel, a deputy ...

November 13 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

President Trump to announce support for criminal justice overhaul proposal

President Donald Trump is expected to throw his support behind bipartisan criminal justice legislation during an event at the White House on Wednesday, two ...

November 13 CNN POLITICS

Trump Nominates Retired General as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Gen. John P. Abizaid’s nomination as the next ambassador to Saudi Arabia comes six weeks after the brutal killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

November 13 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Trump nominates retired Gen. John Abizaid as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump will nominate retired Gen. John Abizaid, the former head of US Central Command, as the new American ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the ...

November 13 CNN POLITICS

A Week After the Midterms, Trump Seems to Forget the Caravan

There was little dispute that President Trump was exploiting the migrant caravan, above in Irapuato, Mexico, on Monday, for political purposes.

November 13 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Former Christie lawyer grilled on Bridgegate ties in Judiciary nomination hearing

A former top lawyer to Chris Christie who counseled the then-New Jersey governor through the Bridgegate ethics scandal sparred on Tuesday with senators ...

November 13 CNN POLITICS