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    The Freedom of the Press Is Yours

    It is your right as an American to read what you will, to write what you think, and to publish what you believe.

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    A Popular Military Website Is Attacked From the Right

    Task & Purpose’s top editor resigned last week after alleging newsroom interference by its CEO to mollify conservative critics.

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    The End of the David Clarke Era

    The successor to the controversial former Milwaukee County sheriff lost his primary on Tuesday, the latest law-enforcement officer to lose to a reformist this year.

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    Republican Candidates Can’t Keep Trump Out of Their Districts

    Ego may be driving the president’s campaign itinerary more than anything else.

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    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Warning: Low Clearance

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a critic of the president.

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    A Surprising U.S.-Canada Border Dispute

    250 years later, the two countries still can’t agree on who lays claim to Machias Seal Island.

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    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Amorphous Tapes

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters she “can’t guarantee” that Trump has never used a racial slur after Manigault Newman claimed Trump is on tape using the N-word.

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    The White House's Striking Equivocation on a Trump N-Word Tape

    The president’s spokeswoman has risked her credibility for him time and again, but on Tuesday she wouldn’t give a direct answer about whether he was recorded using a racist slur.

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    America Doesn’t Need Another Tape to Know Who Trump Is

    A recent memoir from a former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, has reignited interest in the possibility of a recording in which the president employs a racial slur for black people.

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    The Apotheosis of Dinesh D’Souza

    The polemicist declares that the white nationalist Richard Spencer’s agenda is really that of “a progressive Democrat.”

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    Trump’s Attacks on Omarosa Are Getting Even More Vicious

    In recent days, the president has used disparaging and racially charged language to go after his former aide.

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    The Church of Trump

    At the president’s rallies, his devotees find the relief of belonging—and something more, besides.

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    The Confirmation Wars Are Over

    Partisanship won out—and the contagion is spreading.

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    What Omarosa Thinks of Pence, Melania, and the Trump Kids

    In her new book, the former senior White House official describes the Trump administration as a “cult” of “worshipful” followers.

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    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: One Strzok and He’s Out

    Peter Strzok, the FBI agent removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, was fired, his lawyer said.

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    The Gun Guru of YouTube

    John Correia wants you to prepare for the worst day of your life.

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    The Master of Negation

    Trump makes clear what he’s against. But unless congressional Republicans can explain to voters what they stand for, they face bleak prospects in November.

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    The Next Populist Revolution Will Be Latino

    Democrats are betting on a diversifying electorate to secure their party’s future, but second-generation Latinos won’t willingly accept a deeply unequal society.

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    Convergence Is Worse Than Collusion

    Trump and Putin share many more goals than just Trump’s election.

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    ‘Unite the Right’ Fizzles Amid a Boisterous Counterprotest

    Only two dozen white supremacists turned up for a much-anticipated rally in Washington, D.C., where thousands of angry demonstrators shouted them down.

  • Omarosa's Bold Claim of Breaching the Situation Room

    Ex-Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman said she has a secret recording from one of the most iconic, secure, technologically advanced places in all of American government.