The Humiliating Handshake and the Near-Fistfight that Broke the Democratic Party

The Humiliating Handshake and the Near-Fistfight that Broke the Democratic Party

The six double-wide trailers were set up off of the main hall in Madison Square Garden, like a series of covered wagons on the western frontier. The arrangement said everything: The people inside this makeshift camp were hunkered down and under duress. It was the 1980 Democratic Convention, and inside the trailers, top staff to…
Why 2019 Could Be Marijuana’s Biggest Year Yet

Why 2019 Could Be Marijuana’s Biggest Year Yet

On November 7, the day after Democrats seized control of the House with what would become a 40-seat swing, President Trump fired his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. That day, at his home in California, Smoke Wallin’s phone blew up with congratulatory calls from friends and associates celebrating the political demise of the nation’s top law…
How Bloomberg plans to create his own lane in 2020

How Bloomberg plans to create his own lane in 2020

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s top boosters insist he hasn’t made up his mind yet about running. He’ll make an official announcement within a month. | Steve Pope/Getty Images 2020 Elections ‘Bloomberg’s kind of money buys a lot of loyalty — or at least silence. Anyone else would be toast.’ By MARC CAPUTO 01/21/2019…
Kamala Harris launches campaign for president

Kamala Harris launches campaign for president

Sen. Kamala Harris will base her campaign in Baltimore, with a second office in Oakland, according to her aides. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections The California senator made the announcement on ABC’s 'Good Morning America.' By CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO 01/21/2019 07:32 AM EST Updated 01/21/2019 07:42 AM EST 2019-01-21T07:42-0500 Kamala Harris, a former California attorney…
China economy slows further, matching its lowest ever quarterly growth

China economy slows further, matching its lowest ever quarterly growth

A woman walks out of a shopping mall in Beijing on Jan. 21, 2019. | Andy Wong/AP Photo This story is being published for Pros as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on Jan. 21, 2019. The Chinese economy slowed further in the fourth quarter,…
‘I’m trying not to die right now’: Why opioid-addicted patients are still searching for help

‘I’m trying not to die right now’: Why opioid-addicted patients are still searching for...

The opioid epidemic remains the biggest American public health crisis in decades, arguably since the emergence of AIDS. It kills about 130 Americans a day. | Mark Lennihan/AP Photo Health Care Access and accountability are still huge barriers in the growing treatment industry. By BRIANNA EHLEY and RACHEL ROUBEIN 01/20/2019 07:04 AM EST The Trump…
GOP, Democratic lawmakers swap critiques of Trump’s shutdown overture

GOP, Democratic lawmakers swap critiques of Trump’s shutdown overture

“It was disappointing to see Speaker Pelosi reject the offer before the president gave his speech,” Vice President Mike Pence said. | Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Save the Storks Government Shutdown ‘The president is offering a solution and what we have from Democrats so far is just soundbites,’ Vice President Mike Pence says. By CAITLIN…
I’m Safe, But Not Yet Free

I’m Safe, But Not Yet Free

Leer en español. In the summer of 2008, I got a warning the Mexican military was about to ambush me. Story Continued Below The warning came from a schoolteacher in the northern town of La Ascensión. I wasted no time wondering if it were real. To be a journalist on the wrong side of the…
Pompeo to discuss running for Kansas Senate seat

Pompeo to discuss running for Kansas Senate seat

Mike Pompeo, a former congressman and ex-CIA director, was confirmed in April 2018 as secretary of State. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Elections His departure would be another blow to the president’s ever-changing Cabinet. By ALEX ISENSTADT 01/20/2019 01:41 PM EST Updated 01/20/2019 03:00 PM EST 2019-01-20T03:00-0500 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is slated to meet…
Senate GOP adds disaster aid, spending stopgap to Trump’s immigration offer

Senate GOP adds disaster aid, spending stopgap to Trump’s immigration offer

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday said the Senate will take up the package in the coming week. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Republicans plan to include $12.7 billion in disaster aid and government funding through the end of the fiscal year in their bill to advance President Donald Trump's immigration proposal. The president's…

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