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    Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

    Bill Bratton's Strange, Old-School Linkage of 'Thugs' and Rap

    After a shooting at a hip-hop concert, the NYPD commissioner delivered a statement that seems straight out of the rough-and-tumble ‘90s.

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  • Nominee as Tabula Rasa: ‘Gang of Eight? Never Heard of It!’

    As a reminder, these dispatches are meant as a chronicle for time-capsule purposes, recorded at a time when…

  • Congress
    J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    The Humbling of Paul Ryan

    A gay-rights amendment takes down a House appropriations bill, and with it might go the speaker’s grand plan to revive the congressional spending process.

  • 2016 Election
    Jim Urquhart / Reuters

    A Trumpist Workers' Party Manifesto

    Abandoning the low-tax, small-government orthodoxy of the GOP, its nominee says he envisions the Republican Party of the future as a “workers’ party.”

  • Newsletter
    Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

    The Edge: Trump’s Magic Number

    The presumptive GOP nominee has earned enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination.

  • Jessica Hill / AP

    Connecticut's Death Penalty Stays Dead

    The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected an attempt by prosecutors to reverse last year's abolition ruling.

  • How Much Is the DNC Chair Damaging Her Party?

    A reader suggests that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is causing most of the turmoil within the Democratic Party right…

  • Criminal Justice
    Carlo Allegri / Reuters

    Killing Dylann Roof

    A year after Obama saluted the families for their spirit of forgiveness, his administration seeks the death penalty for the Charleston shooter.

  • Writers
  • Campus Politics
    Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

    The Perils of Writing a Provocative Email at Yale

    Nicholas and Erika Christakis stepped down from their positions in residential life months after student activists called for their dismissal over a Halloween kerfuffle.

  • News
    Carolyn Kaster / AP

    President Obama: World Leaders Are ‘Rattled’ by Trump

    Speaking in Japan, Obama also explained the tense race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders by saying: “They are in the course of a primary.”

  • Seth Wenig / AP

    When Will Sanders Start to Help His Party Heal?

    Clinton has built dominant leads in delegates and the popular vote, but the tenacious Vermont senator is blocking her effort to consolidate support.

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    Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

    This Is How a Revolution Ends

    The Democratic insurgent’s campaign is losing steam—but his supporters are not ready to give up.

  • Timothy D. Easley / AP

    Battle of the Surrogates

    Hillary Clinton can call on just about any elected official in the Democratic Party, including a past and current president. Donald Trump, not so much.

  • Lucas Jackson / Reuters

    A Trump-Sanders Debate?

    The Republican nominee offers vague terms to a Democratic rival before the California primary.

  • 2016 National Elections
    Charles Tasnadi / AP

    Can Trump Whitewater-Raft His Way to the White House?

    In an ironic twist, the Republican nominee—the author of many a failed real-estate deal—is trying to use the Clintons’ bad 1978 land purchase against Hillary Clinton

  • Politics Daily
    Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

    The Edge: Trump Campaign Wishes It Had the ‘Undo Send’ Button

    One of Trump’s staffers accidentally emailed a reporter while looking for information on Clinton’s involvement in the Whitewater scandal.

  • Jonathan Drake / Reuters

    The States Strike Back on Transgender Rights

    Officials from Texas and 10 other states challenge the Obama administration's interpretation of Title IX and gender identity.

  • Science
    Michael Conroy / AP

    How to Sound Charismatic

    A researcher examines how politicians change their pitch and volume to attract voters

  • 2016 Election
    Steve Marcus / Reuters

    The Donald Trump Veepstakes: A Cheat Sheet

    Now that the entertainer seems to have wrapped up the Republican nomination, who will he choose as his running mate?

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    Mike Blake / Reuters

    An Awkward Reality in the Democratic Primary

    Washington voters handed Hillary Clinton a primary win, symbolically reversing the result of the state caucus where Bernie Sanders prevailed.

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    Zak Bickel / The Atlantic

    From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer

    A new report from the State Department’s inspector general reportedly blasts Clinton’s use of private email—the latest headache for the Democratic front-runner.