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It’s debate week! (And 4 other stories to watch)

It’s debate week! (And 4 other stories to watch)

5. The cutting room floor: It’s debate week! At least for the 12 candidates who met the requirements to appear on stage. But for the seven who didn’t make it, this is a key moment. The November debate will have an even higher polling and fundraising threshold — so if this month’s metric was unachievable,…MORE

Elizabeth Warren escalates Facebook ad feud

Elizabeth Warren escalates Facebook ad feud

A days-long feud between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Facebook intensified over the weekend as Warren openly accused the company of “taking money to promote lies.” Warren, a leading Democratic 2020 candidate, has taken aim at the social media giant over its role in spreading disinformation against her and other candidates. Her campaign ran an ad…MORE

Trump and Mnuchin ramp up threats of sanctioning Turkey. Here are the facts

Trump and Mnuchin ramp up threats of sanctioning Turkey. Here are the facts

President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday ramped up their threats to sanction Turkey, responding to growing criticism over the fallout from the country’s military offensive in northern Syria following Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from the area. In an interview with ABC, Mnuchin said the US was “ready to go…MORE

Help wanted: Trump looks for his fifth Homeland Security chief in three years

Help wanted: Trump looks for his fifth Homeland Security chief in three years

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. More upheaval at Homeland Security President Donald Trump is looking to fill the top Department of Homeland Security spot for the fifth time after the resignation last week of acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan.…MORE

Defense secretary: Trump orders withdrawal of remaining US troops from northern Syria

Defense secretary: Trump orders withdrawal of remaining US troops from northern Syria

President Donald Trump is ordering the remaining US forces out of northern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday, a development that has paralyzed the fight against ISIS and ceded US and Kurdish battlefield gains to Moscow and Damascus. “We have American forces likely caught between two opposing, advancing armies and it’s a very untenable…MORE

Here’s what’s coming this week on impeachment as Congress returns to Washington

Here’s what’s coming this week on impeachment as Congress returns to Washington

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week with House Democrats set to accelerate their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. First up: Interviews with the President’s former top Russia adviser and testimony from US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, a key witness whose earlier scheduled appearance was canceled at the last minute due…MORE