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Fact-checking President Trump’s claims about the North Korea deal
President Trump views his diplomacy as a great triumph. We check his facts and claims.
Trump says North Korea ‘no longer’ a nuclear threat as he returns to Washington
The president offered a rosy assessment of his summit with Kim Jong Un, saying “everybody can feel much safer” now.
 
Rep. Mark Sanford defeated in South Carolina after critical Trump tweet
President’s endorsement of the congressman’s challenger marks his first objection to a Republican incumbent.
 
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House to vote next week on two competing immigration bills after Republican negotiations on a compromise fall short
A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) made the announcement late Tuesday after talks between conservatives and moderates failed to resolve the issue.
 
‘Getting a good picture, everybody?’: Inside the Trump production in Singapore
By speaking in superlatives, orchestrating drama and bantering off-script, the president produced a historic day of photo ops with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
 
Analysis
Can Trump command political support without real progress on trade and N. Korea?
Amid difficult negotiations on both, do his critics underestimate him, or is he overconfident in his ability to produce something significant?
 
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Va. state Sen. Wexton to face Comstock, one of the most endangered House Republicans
Virginia’s 10th District includes all of Loudoun County, where Wexton lives.
 
Virginia’s Corey Stewart wins three-way Republican race to face Sen. Tim Kaine
The matchup ensures Virginia will keep re-litigating the 2016 presidential race in this fall’s election
 
Analysis
Why you shouldn’t endorse a candidate three hours before polls close
Especially on Twitter.
 
 
Analysis
New election poll shows Democratic voters are more engaged and Democratic House incumbents more popular
Could these be the building blocks of a “blue wave"?
 
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Trump to receive briefing on inspector general’s Clinton email report before it goes public
Justice Department officials pushed back a planned briefing for lawmakers Thursday and are planning a similarly timed briefing for the president before the report is released.
 
 
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