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North Carolina's House of Representatives convenes as the legislature considers repealing the controversial HB2 law limiting bathroom access for transgender people in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. on December 21, 2016.

North Carolina Republicans waited until colleagues were absent during a 9/11 memorial service to pass a controversial budget without their votes

Democrats said they were tricked into thinking there would be no vote in their absence. Republicans passed the budget with barely half the chamber.

Trump returns to his comfort zone on the campaign trail to bounce back from his blundering summer

Being on the campaign trail without the bureaucratic constraints of government allows Trump to create his own narrative and captivate crowds.
Joe Walsh

Trump will likely survive his primary challenge from Joe Walsh — but history suggests that it could hurt him in the general election

"Where Walsh could be interesting is the fact that he is media-savvy and he might be able to provoke Trump," one political scientist told Insider.
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh wants to beat Trump and save the Republican party. But he still defends calling Haiti a ‘s—hole country.’

The former congressman told Insider, "The Republican Party brand under Trump is mean, it's bigoted, it's cruel, and it acts like it's above the law."
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington from Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey

Trump evoked anti-Semitic tropes against American Jews while trying to prove how pro-Israel he is

The president deployed one of the most textbook anti-Semitic tropes in accusing Jewish Americans of "disloyalty" amid a conversation on Israel.
President Trump met with Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House in Washington

The powerful pro-Israel lobby and leading Democrats tear into Trump for pressuring Israel to bar Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting

Both Democrats and Republicans condemned the Israeli government's decision to bar Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel.
US President Donald Trump arrives at a "Make America Great Again" rally at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, North Carolina, on July 17, 2019

A growing number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are calling Trump a ‘white supremacist.’ Here’s why

After the El Paso shooting, one of the deadliest attacks on Latinos in US history, at least six Democratic candidates called Trump a white supremacist.

I’m a conservative who moved to a liberal city, and I was surprised to see my views change on several issues

Some elements of life in a liberal city now make perfect sense to me, but my conservative background still makes me bristle occasionally.

Trump and other politicians keep blaming violent video games for mass shootings. That just doesn’t add up.

For the second time in as many years, President Trump and other politicians are pointing to violent video games following a mass shooting.

Here’s the House gun control legislation Mitch McConnell refuses to take up in the Senate after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Two gun control bills that the House passed in February are stuck in legislative limbo in the Republican-led Senate under Mitch McConnell.