‘Give these brown babies a shot’: UNC defends its use of race in admissions

‘Give these brown babies a shot’: UNC defends its use of race in admissions

The Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower at UNC Chapel Hill. The school is facing a lawsuit over how it considers race in admissions. | Streeter Lecka/Getty Images A legal battle that's engulfed the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill offers a rare window into how admissions staffers at an elite public university discuss applicants — and the extent…
Bernie crushes 2020 Democratic field in first-day money chase

Bernie crushes 2020 Democratic field in first-day money chase

Sen. Bernie Sanders brought in more than $5.9 million in the 24 hours since he announced his presidential candidacy. | Win McNamee/Getty Images 2020 Elections The Vermont senator rakes in $5.9 million in the first 24 hours. By HOLLY OTTERBEIN 02/20/2019 09:41 AM EST Updated 02/20/2019 12:19 PM EST 2019-02-20T12:19-0500 Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign is…
‘Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets Dem presidential candidates

‘Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets Dem presidential candidates

Recent posts that have received widespread dissemination include racially inflammatory memes and messaging involving former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris. | POLITICO illustration/Getty Images 2020 Elections A coordinated barrage of social media attacks suggests the involvement of foreign state actors. By NATASHA KORECKI 02/20/2019 06:05 AM EST A wide-ranging disinformation…
POLITICO Playbook: Senate Republicans’ record-setting haul

POLITICO Playbook: Senate Republicans’ record-setting haul

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), center, is one Senate Republican who the NRSC will be defending in 2020. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo NEWS … THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE posted its best January fundraising haul ever, pulling in $5.58 million, according to a committee aide. The NRSC has some tough races to defend in 2020, including…
If Dems Don’t Buck This Historical Trend, Trump Could Win in 2020

If Dems Don’t Buck This Historical Trend, Trump Could Win in 2020

Matthew Dallek, associate professor at George Washington’s Graduate School of Political Management, is author, most recently, of Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security. For the past three-and-a-half decades, a glaring paradox has infected the quest for the American presidency. In an age when citizens on both left and…
The 2020 liberal that bankers could stomach

The 2020 liberal that bankers could stomach

Sen. Sherrod Brown has been willing to listen to the finance industry's concerns and sometimes take action, especially when it comes to smaller financial institutions that call Ohio home. | Win McNamee/Getty Images 2020 elections Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has railed against banks but also developed relationships with them, setting him apart from potential presidential…
As Beto and Trump trade jabs, immigration takes on bigger role for 2020

As Beto and Trump trade jabs, immigration takes on bigger role for 2020

Beto O’Rourke isn’t in the race yet (“I really hope to be able to make a decision by the end of the month“) but has nevertheless been at odds with President Donald Trump on immigration issues. | Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections The Texas politician hasn’t declared yet, but his challenge to a border wall…
‘A vastly different operation’: Trump campaign tries un-Trumpian approach to 2020

‘A vastly different operation’: Trump campaign tries un-Trumpian approach to 2020

President Donald Trump's political world remains deeply unstable and prone to changes in leadership. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images 2020 elections The structure is aimed at imposing a degree of order on Trump's unwieldy political orbit. By ALEX ISENSTADT 02/19/2019 07:37 PM EST Updated 02/19/2019 08:14 PM EST 2019-02-19T08:14-0500 President Donald Trump is assembling a sprawling,…
‘He’s on edge’: Roger Stone silencing expected after barbed comments

‘He’s on edge’: Roger Stone silencing expected after barbed comments

Even before his Monday afternoon Instagram post, Roger Stone was already shaping up to be anything but a conventional defendant. | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Legal Even Stone’s friends expect a sweeping gag order after a Monday social media post criticizing the judge overseeing Stone's fight against Robert Mueller's charges. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 02/19/2019 07:33 PM…
California Republicans look into the abyss

California Republicans look into the abyss

Whomever California Republicans elect to succeed Republican Party chairman Jim Brulte, the former state senator who has led the party for six years, will be working to halt the party’s downward spiral. | Chris Carlson/AP Photo california Some see the upcoming election for state party chairman as the last chance to avert a total collapse.…
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Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City: Champions lose in league for first time...

N'Golo Kante's second goal of the season gave Chelsea the leadChelsea inflicted Manchester City's first Premier League defeat of the season as the champions were knocked off the top of the table by Liverpool. Maurizio Sarri's side bounced back from the disappointment of losing at Wolves in midweek to end City's 21-game unbeaten league run…

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