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Founded in 2007, POLITICO is an award-winning, American political journalism company that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally.

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Why Nancy Pelosi is so good at infuriating Donald Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stands firm against the US president like few others.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stands firm against the US president like few others.

Why Nancy Pelosi is so good at infuriating Donald Trump
Democrat Pete Buttigieg finds friends on Fox as he calls out ‘grotesque’ Trump attacks

His remarks, at a Fox News town hall, emphasised his unorthodox approach to the 2020 campaign.

20 May 2019 - 12:05PM

His remarks, at a Fox News town hall, emphasised his unorthodox approach to the 2020 campaign.

Democrat Pete Buttigieg finds friends on Fox as he calls out ‘grotesque’ Trump attacks
New US abortion laws set battle lines for 2020

The state abortion ban passed in Alabama and other measures in Republican-controlled states have put abortion on the front burner of 2020 issues.

19 May 2019 - 3:24PM

The state abortion ban passed in Alabama and other measures in Republican-controlled states have put abortion on the front burner of 2020 issues.

New US abortion laws set battle lines for 2020
Australia secretly brought in Rwandan guerillas from US accused of killing tourists

The two men are reportedly former members of the Hutu rebel group Army for the Liberation of Rwanda who had confessed to their involvement in the 1999 murder of eight tourists.

22 May 2019 - 11:56AM

The two men are reportedly former members of the Hutu rebel group Army for the Liberation of Rwanda who had confessed to their involvement in the 1999 murder of eight tourists.

Australia secretly brought in Rwandan guerillas from US accused of killing tourists
Can Donald Trump’s untested Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan handle the Iran hawks?

The Trump administration’s sabre-rattling at Iran has sceptics of military action concerned about the inexperience of acting Defence Secretary Pat Shanahan – and whether he can stand up to long-time hawks like John Bolton.

15 May 2019 - 3:00PM

The Trump administration’s sabre-rattling at Iran has sceptics of military action concerned about the inexperience of acting Defence Secretary Pat Shanahan – and whether he can stand up to long-time hawks like John Bolton.

Can Donald Trump’s untested Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan handle the Iran hawks?
Donald Trump motorcade crash leaves three police officers injured in Louisiana

US president not hurt; all three officers in stable condition and being treated at nearby hospital, White House says.

15 May 2019 - 5:44AM

US president not hurt; all three officers in stable condition and being treated at nearby hospital, White House says.

Donald Trump motorcade crash leaves three police officers injured in Louisiana
‘America first’ meets ‘Hungary first’, but White House wary of love fest

Donald Trump will host Viktor Orban on Monday, the first time a Hungarian leader has visited the White House since 2005. But advisers are cautioning Trump against a full embrace of his counterpart, despite the president’s own affinity for the leader

13 May 2019 - 10:16AM

Donald Trump will host Viktor Orban on Monday, the first time a Hungarian leader has visited the White House since 2005. But advisers are cautioning Trump against a full embrace of his counterpart, despite the president’s own affinity for the leader

‘America first’ meets ‘Hungary first’, but White House wary of love fest
Hope fades that US-China deal will substantively tackle subsidies

US Chamber of Commerce’s head of international affairs Myron Brilliant says two sides are struggling to close the gap issues such as how to roll back tariffs.

3 May 2019 - 7:40AM

US Chamber of Commerce’s head of international affairs Myron Brilliant says two sides are struggling to close the gap issues such as how to roll back tariffs.

Hope fades that US-China deal will substantively tackle subsidies
US-China negotiators near deal to roll back some tariffs

The two sides have reached an understanding on how to enforce the agreement, although details need to be finalised during talks in Washington on May 8.

2 May 2019 - 9:32AM

The two sides have reached an understanding on how to enforce the agreement, although details need to be finalised during talks in Washington on May 8.

US-China negotiators near deal to roll back some tariffs
Opinion | Washington is dismissing China’s belt and road plan. That’s a huge strategic mistake

The project presents a unique opportunity for the US to ensure Eurasia stays multipolar.

2 May 2019 - 7:57AM

The project presents a unique opportunity for the US to ensure Eurasia stays multipolar.

Washington is dismissing China’s belt and road plan. That’s a huge strategic mistake
Donald Trump bashes news ‘fakers’ as journalists gather for Washington gala

Trump also called out Democrat rivals ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden, ‘Crazy Bernie’ Sanders and ‘Pocahontas’, his nickname for Senator Elizabeth Warren.

28 Apr 2019 - 8:05PM

Trump also called out Democrat rivals ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden, ‘Crazy Bernie’ Sanders and ‘Pocahontas’, his nickname for Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Donald Trump bashes news ‘fakers’ as journalists gather for Washington gala
Kim Jong-un courts others amid rift in ‘great relationship’ with Donald Trump

‘When all the fluff blows away … there was no real meat there to grab on to,’ said Jung Pak, a former senior CIA official.

27 Apr 2019 - 5:02AM

‘When all the fluff blows away … there was no real meat there to grab on to,’ said Jung Pak, a former senior CIA official.

Kim Jong-un courts others amid rift in ‘great relationship’ with Donald Trump
US Navy drafting new guidelines for reporting UFOs

US Navy says it has also ‘provided a series of briefings by senior naval intelligence officials as well as aviators who reported hazards to aviation safety’.

24 Apr 2019 - 2:43PM

US Navy says it has also ‘provided a series of briefings by senior naval intelligence officials as well as aviators who reported hazards to aviation safety’.

US Navy drafting new guidelines for reporting UFOs
What was Zhang Yujing, the Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago, really up to? A former spy helps us figure it out

Is Zhang Yujing a bumbling Chinese spook or an innocent tourist who loves her hi-tech devices?

23 Apr 2019 - 10:59AM

Is Zhang Yujing a bumbling Chinese spook or an innocent tourist who loves her hi-tech devices?

What was Zhang Yujing, the Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago, really up to? A former spy helps us figure it out
US wins another big case against China, as WTO rules Beijing unfairly used tariff-rate quotas to block wheat, rice and corn

Ruling sides with US complaints that Beijing administered tariff-rate quotas for wheat, rice and corn in a way that was not transparent, predictable or fair.

19 Apr 2019 - 4:43AM

Ruling sides with US complaints that Beijing administered tariff-rate quotas for wheat, rice and corn in a way that was not transparent, predictable or fair.

US wins another big case against China, as WTO rules Beijing unfairly used tariff-rate quotas to block wheat, rice and corn
Donald Trump moves forward with plan to bus immigrants to sanctuary cities as backlash intensifies

US president asserts he has ‘absolute legal right’ to bus undocumented immigrants to Democratic districts.

16 Apr 2019 - 5:31AM

US president asserts he has ‘absolute legal right’ to bus undocumented immigrants to Democratic districts.

Donald Trump moves forward with  plan to bus immigrants to sanctuary cities as backlash intensifies
Pork group scraps big trade event over African swine fever fears

African swine fever is not dangerous to humans, but the group said it would cancel its annual trade show in Des Moines, Iowa, to avoid the risk of the disease spreading to the US pig population.

11 Apr 2019 - 4:56AM

African swine fever is not dangerous to humans, but the group said it would cancel its annual trade show in Des Moines, Iowa, to avoid the risk of the disease spreading to the US pig population.

Pork group scraps big trade event over African swine fever fears
US President Donald Trump denies there’s any plan to restart family separations

He also claims he never said he was ‘cleaning house’ at Department of Justice despite multiple staffing shake-ups.

10 Apr 2019 - 2:57AM

He also claims he never said he was ‘cleaning house’ at Department of Justice despite multiple staffing shake-ups.

US President Donald Trump denies there’s any plan to restart family separations
Donald Trump’s Fed threats meet a firewall: Republican lawmakers

The US president has railed against the nation’s central bank for removing the extraordinary economic support put in place during the last recession.

9 Apr 2019 - 12:15PM

The US president has railed against the nation’s central bank for removing the extraordinary economic support put in place during the last recession.

Donald Trump’s Fed threats meet a firewall: Republican lawmakers
China’s EU envoy to Europe: plot your own path, not Washington’s

Zhang Ming promises no breakthroughs in the EU-China summit on Tuesday.

9 Apr 2019 - 11:32AM

Zhang Ming promises no breakthroughs in the EU-China summit on Tuesday.

China’s EU envoy to Europe: plot your own path, not Washington’s
Stephen Miller pressuring Trump officials amid immigration shake-ups

As US President Donald Trump roils Washington over illegal immigration, his influential aide Stephen Miller is playing a more aggressive behind-the-scenes role.

8 Apr 2019 - 2:26PM

As US President Donald Trump roils Washington over illegal immigration, his influential aide Stephen Miller is playing a more aggressive behind-the-scenes role.

Stephen Miller pressuring Trump officials amid immigration shake-ups
Nato at 70: what’s next?

As member nations gather to celebrate Nato’s 70th anniversary, POLITICO asked experts to forecast what the military alliance will look like 10 years from now.

4 Apr 2019 - 3:55PM

As member nations gather to celebrate Nato’s 70th anniversary, POLITICO asked experts to forecast what the military alliance will look like 10 years from now.

Nato at 70: what’s next?
Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang raises US$1.7 million for 2020 bid

Democrat moves one step closer to the primary debate stage.

3 Apr 2019 - 2:43PM

Democrat moves one step closer to the primary debate stage.

Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang raises US$1.7 million for 2020 bid
Joe Biden blindsided by dose of 2020 reality

The former vice-president slogs through a rough stretch as he considers a third bid for the White House.

31 Mar 2019 - 8:25PM

The former vice-president slogs through a rough stretch as he considers a third bid for the White House.

Joe Biden blindsided by dose of 2020 reality
Donald Trump says Google CEO Sundar Pichai ‘totally committed’ to US’ military, not China’s

Google has faced fire recently from the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, for pulling back from Defence Department work while pursuing research in China.

28 Mar 2019 - 5:12AM

Google has faced fire recently from the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, for pulling back from Defence Department work while pursuing research in China.

Donald Trump says Google CEO Sundar Pichai ‘totally committed’ to US’ military, not China’s
Canadian canola producers say seeds shut out of Chinese market

Canola Council of Canada says initial optimism that issue might be resolved soon has faded.

23 Mar 2019 - 1:09AM

Canola Council of Canada says initial optimism that issue might be resolved soon has faded.

Canadian canola producers say seeds shut out of Chinese market
Top Pentagon official to meet with Google amid China concerns

General Joseph Dunford says he has concerns that Google has backed away from Pentagon contracting while seeking to become more active in China.

22 Mar 2019 - 4:33AM

General Joseph Dunford says he has concerns that Google has backed away from Pentagon contracting while seeking to become more active in China.

Top Pentagon official to meet with Google amid China concerns
Chinese firms may face barriers to winning Europe’s public contracts as leaders call for new law

New rules to be discussed at European summit starting Thursday, as member states call for ‘reciprocity’ after their companies could not bid for projects in China despite EU accepting Chinese bidders.

22 Mar 2019 - 2:28AM

New rules to be discussed at European summit starting Thursday, as member states call for ‘reciprocity’ after their companies could not bid for projects in China despite EU accepting Chinese bidders.

Chinese firms may face barriers to winning Europe’s public contracts as leaders call for new law
EU accelerates moves to block China’s market access

European countries want ‘reciprocity’ in big projects from power lines to metros.

19 Mar 2019 - 12:49PM

European countries want ‘reciprocity’ in big projects from power lines to metros.

EU accelerates moves to block China’s market access
Democrats seek probe of ex-massage parlour owner Cindy Yang, who allegedly sought access to Donald Trump

They say Cindy Yang's access to the president and other officials could be exploited by foreign governments seeking to blackmail US figures.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:53PM

They say Cindy Yang's access to the president and other officials could be exploited by foreign governments seeking to blackmail US figures.

Democrats seek probe of ex-massage parlour owner Cindy Yang, who allegedly sought access to Donald Trump