Trump's score-settling creates jarring contrasts
Trump's score-settling creates jarring contrasts

Donald Trump's wild weekend showed just how abnormal his presidency has become, even if his breaching of conventional decorum has lost the power to shock.

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Four presidents come together to pay tribute to Barbara Bush
Four presidents come together to pay tribute to Barbara Bush

A touching photograph of several generations of presidents paying tribute to the late Barbara Bush is being warmly and widely circulated on social media.

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Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary
Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Republicans left behind in blue Democratic wave of new women candidates
Republicans left behind in blue Democratic wave of new women candidates

Dressed in a blue flight suit adorned with a US flag and her name, Martha McSally, the US Congresswoman representing this Tucson, Arizona crowd, scanned the airline hangar filled with supporters. Saluting, as the retired...

Schumer demands FAA step up maintenance inspections after fatal accidents
Schumer demands FAA step up maintenance inspections after fatal accidents

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is demanding the Federal Aviation Administration increase inspections of aircraft maintenance after his office reviewed agency records and found that enforcement and fines specifically...

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#2020Vision: The Sharpton primary; Sanders hits media coverage of Trump scandals; Merkley, Murphy team up on health care bill
#2020Vision: The Sharpton primary; Sanders hits media coverage of Trump scandals; Merkley, Murphy team up on health care bill

Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:

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Melania Trump looks to history for inspired state dinner with the Macrons
Melania Trump looks to history for inspired state dinner with the Macrons

It was three days before the most important dinner party she has ever hosted, but Melania Trump was not at the White House, triple-checking details. Instead, she was in Houston, Texas, to pay her respects to one of her...

Trump says US has not 'given up anything' in North Korea talks
Trump says US has not 'given up anything' in North Korea talks

President Donald Trump declared Sunday morning the United States has not "given up anything" in negotiations with North Korea in response to criticism that Pyongyang is getting more out of the talks than Washington.

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WSJ: Trump to ask North Korea to dismantle nuclear arsenal before talking sanctions relief
WSJ: Trump to ask North Korea to dismantle nuclear arsenal before talking sanctions relief

President Donald Trump will ask North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to dismantle the country's nuclear arsenal without conceding significant ground on economic sanctions, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

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Nashville mayor demands stricter gun control after Waffle House shooting
Nashville mayor demands stricter gun control after Waffle House shooting

As police search for the gunman who killed four people at a Tennessee Waffle House, the mayor of Nashville is saying "enough is enough" and calling for stricter gun-control laws.

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Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer who may be pardoned by Trump?
Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer who may be pardoned by Trump?

On Saturday, President Donald Trump said he was weighing whether or not to grant a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, after it was suggested to him by actor Sylvester Stallone.

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Clyburn: If Dems don't retake House, new leadership is needed
Clyburn: If Dems don't retake House, new leadership is needed

Democrats are optimistically looking to November to regain control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2011, but if that doesn't happen, one Democratic leader said, it will be time to clean house.

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Tom Perez defends DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia, Assange
Tom Perez defends DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia, Assange

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Sunday defended a new lawsuit alleging a wide-reaching conspiracy by the Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and others to interfere in the 2016...

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CIA agents in 'about 30 countries' being tracked by technology, top official says
CIA agents in 'about 30 countries' being tracked by technology, top official says

CIA officers working overseas used to expect to be followed after hours by adversarial spies hoping to find their sources.

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Corker offers tepid endorsement of Republican running to replace him
Corker offers tepid endorsement of Republican running to replace him

Outgoing Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker on Sunday defended his praise of the Democrat running in the race to replace him, but said he still plans to support the Republican nominee.

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Iran's foreign minister warns of consequences if Trump leaves nuclear deal
Iran's foreign minister warns of consequences if Trump leaves nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister warned that President Donald Trump's threats to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement send a "very dangerous message" about the wisdom of negotiating a deal with the United States.

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Kellyanne Conway says asking about her husband's anti-Trump tweets is a 'double standard'
Kellyanne Conway says asking about her husband's anti-Trump tweets is a 'double standard'

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that it was inappropriate and a "double standard" to be asked about her husband's tweets, which have been critical of her boss, President Donald Trump.

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Conway: Trump defending Cohen because of unfair treatment
Conway: Trump defending Cohen because of unfair treatment

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President Donald Trump believes his personal lawyer Michael Cohen is being treated "unfairly" by federal authorities, making the remarks in an attempt to defend...

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Republicans are losing 2018 midterm money wars
Republicans are losing 2018 midterm money wars

Here are the stories our DC insiders are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow's headlines today.

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Mitt Romney on Comey book: 'This isn't what I would've expected for an FBI director'
Mitt Romney on Comey book: 'This isn't what I would've expected for an FBI director'

Mitt Romney on Saturday called some of the disclosures made by former FBI Director James Comey in his explosive new book "unusual" and "disappointing" and said the excerpts he'd seen were not what he'd expect from a former...

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Marc Short: Trump 'happy' with Pruitt
Marc Short: Trump 'happy' with Pruitt

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said Sunday that President Donald Trump remains supportive of Scott Pruitt as stories pile up about his actions as EPA chief and his past.

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Planned Parenthood chief says Trump administration is 'the worst for women that I've seen in my lifetime'
Planned Parenthood chief says Trump administration is 'the worst for women that I've seen in my lifetime'

Outgoing Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is slamming the Trump administration, dubbing it "the worst for women that I've seen in my lifetime."

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NYT: Pruitt purchased home from lobbyist in 2003, using a shell company
NYT: Pruitt purchased home from lobbyist in 2003, using a shell company

EPA chief Scott Pruitt purchased a house in 2003 from a retiring lobbyist through a shell company registered to a business partner who now holds top political job at the agency The New York Times reported Saturday.

The week in politics
The week in politics

Take a look at the week in politics from April 15 through April 21.

EPA chief Pruitt met with lobbyist whose wife rented him a room
EPA chief Pruitt met with lobbyist whose wife rented him a room

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt held a meeting with lobbyist J. Steven Hart during the time last year that Hart's wife rented him a room, a spokesman for Hart has confirmed to CNN.

Al Franken to make first public appearance since leaving Senate over sexual harassment allegations
Al Franken to make first public appearance since leaving Senate over sexual harassment allegations

Al Franken will make his first public appearance next month since leaving the Senate last December over sexual harassment allegations.

Mitt Romney says he'll make decision on supporting Trump in 2020 'down the road'
Mitt Romney says he'll make decision on supporting Trump in 2020 'down the road'

Mitt Romney said Saturday that he could not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, making it clear that he intends to stake his claim as an independent voice for Utah.

A mother-son story: How Barbara Bush tried to save Jeb's campaign
A mother-son story: How Barbara Bush tried to save Jeb's campaign

A trio of housekeeping staff noticed Barbara Bush standing in a hotel hallway with her son, Jeb, on a snowy February day in Concord, New Hampshire.

Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson
Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering granting a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone.

Trump mocks DNC lawsuit: 'Democrats have sued the Republicans for Winning'
Trump mocks DNC lawsuit: 'Democrats have sued the Republicans for Winning'

President Donald Trump mocked Democrats for their lawsuit against his presidential campaign, among others, and suggested Republicans could use it to their advantage.