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Police on alert as protesters descend on DC…

President Trump is gearing up for his military-themed celebration on July Fourth, but the fireworks already are erupting as critics complain about the nature and cost of the event -- and authorities worry about possible violent clashes between…

John Bolton struggles to retain his influence with…

WASHINGTON — John Bolton, President Donald Trump's famously hawkish national security adviser, could not have been enthusiastic when his boss crossed into North Korean territory last weekend to make a bit of history with the leader of the…

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Local officials skeptical about who will pay the…

Local officials are calling President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" a partisan event comparable to displays of military might in dictatorial countries, and they're demanding that his administration reimburse taxpayers and local governments. Local officials…

Greg Sargent: Trump’s hijacking of the Fourth of…

The authoritarian nationalist leader typically rewrites the story of the nation in his own image. Our own homegrown authoritarian nationalist has proved particularly devoted to this fusion of national mythmaking and self-hagiography, often delivered in…