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Today β€” January 22nd 2019Your RSS feeds

For Democrats, South Carolina Already Looms Large for the 2020 Race

By JONATHAN MARTIN and ASTEAD W. HERNDON

In an increasingly diverse Democratic Party, South Carolina will be the first presidential primary in which a majority of voters will be African-American.

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio Africa comments

By Georgi Gotev

France has summoned Italy's ambassador to protest against comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who accused Paris of continuing to colonise Africa and causing people to migrate from the continent, a government source told AFP.

Beijing Dispatch: In the Heart of Beijing, a Taiwanese Pop Idol Makes Fans Swoon

By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ

Rabid fans flock to a restaurant serving as a shrine to the singer Teresa Teng, whose music was banned in China for being “decadent.” Long after her death, the government has warmed to her appeal.

Yesterday β€” January 21st 2019Your RSS feeds

They Still Like Steve King Here

By ART CULLEN

The Iowa congressman has been saying offensive things for years but many of his supporters don’t seem concerned.

On King Holiday, Democrats Convey Hope, Remorse and Invective Against Trump

By ASTEAD W. HERNDON and JONATHAN MARTIN

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. expressed regret for past support of crime legislation, while Bernie Sanders called President Trump a racist.

Kamala Harris Declares Candidacy, Evoking King and Joining Diverse Field

By ASTEAD W. HERNDON

The senator from California, a former prosecutor and one of the most prominent black women in politics, is the fourth woman to announce she is running in 2020.

Faced With Tough Words From China, Taiwan Rallies Around Its Leader

By CHRIS HORTON

Support for Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, has risen after she criticized an unpopular proposal by China’s leader to unify the two sides.

news analysis: In Business and Governing, Trump Seeks Victory in Chaos

By RUSS BUETTNER and MAGGIE HABERMAN

For people who have done business with the president, the protracted fight over the government shutdown reflects a time-tested playbook.

McConnell and Pelosi Have a Fraught Relationship. The Shutdown Hasn’t Helped.

By CARL HULSE and EMILY COCHRANE

The shutdown has not only widened the divide between the Senate majority leader and the House speaker, but also imperiled prospects for passing major legislation when the impasse ends.

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Republicans Push Trump Immigration Plan, Seeking to Corner Democrats on Shutdown

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Republican leaders hope to pressure Democrats — who insist they won’t negotiate with President Trump on border security until the shutdown ends — not to block Mr. Trump’s proposal.

In Iowa, Gillibrand Uses Small-Town Roots to Sell Electability

By SHANE GOLDMACHER

At a political moment when Democrats are desperate to pick a winner, Ms. Gillibrand seemed determined not to be pigeonholed as just another blue-state Democrat.

News Analysis: In Trump’s Immigration Announcement, a Compromise Snubbed All Around

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

Seeking to appeal to a broader swath of the public and end the government shutdown, President Trump alienated portions of his hard-right base and made no headway with Democratic congressional leaders.

Trump Offers Temporary Protections for β€˜Dreamers’ in Exchange for Wall Funding

By ANNIE KARNI and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

President Trump cast the proposal, which included $5.7 billion for a border barrier, as a compromise as he sought to shift pressure to Democrats to end the government shutdown.

Trump Expected to Offer Deportation Protections in Exchange for Wall Funding

By ANNIE KARNI and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

Democratic lawmakers, however, were skeptical of the proposal and signaled that they would not negotiate until the government was reopened.

As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER and ALEXANDER BURNS

Some Democrats still blame Mr. O’Rourke for his embrace of a Texas Republican, Will Hurd, and wonder whether he can be counted on as a liberal ally.

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