A shooting near the White House on Monday afternoon prompted Secret Service agents to take the rare action of abruptly escorting President Trump out of a press conference as a precaution, moments after the president’s briefing started. The drama unfolded minutes after Mr. Trump took the podium in the White …

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NEW YORK — A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue that now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — immigration. Crown announced Thursday that Bush’s “Out Of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants” will be published March 2. The book includes …

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PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio on Friday was narrowly defeated in his bid to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years before being voted out in 2016 amid voter frustrations over his taxpayer-funded legal bills, his penchant for self-promotion and a defiant streak …

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who for weeks had blamed President Trump for fueling riots in his Oregon city, on Thursday acknowledged that the violence has continued even after the federal presence was curtailed, and told peaceful protesters to stay home. Mr. Wheeler, who is also the city’s police commissioner, said …

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A federal judge on Thursday tossed Republicans’ challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s vote-by-proxy system during coronavirus, ruling that Congress is free to make its own rules without judges’ interference. Judge Rudolph Contreras, an Obama appointee, said the Constitution’s Speech and Debate clause gives Capitol Hill wide latitude to decide …

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Electoral history says President Trump will not be reelected without Ohio, and he attacked Democratic rival Joseph R. Biden hard on a visit to the state Thursday as he touted his moves to help American workers. With less than 90 days until the general election, Mr. Trump went after Mr. …

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday ahead of President Trump’s trip to the state before testing negative later in the day. Mr. DeWine took a test as part of a standard protocol to greet Mr. Trump at an airport in Cleveland. Later in the day, Mr. DeWine, …

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President Trump signed a long-promised executive order Thursday that compels federal agencies to “Buy American” when it comes to a list of essential medicines and supplies, saying the coronavirus pandemic has underscored the need to bring supply chains home. The order also streamlines the regulatory process for approving and standing …

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The conservative Club for Growth said Thursday it will spend $5 million on ads attacking presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The economic conservative group’s ads are education-focused and portray a contrast between Mr. Biden’s public education goals with President Trump’s agenda. The Club’s …

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