Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity, the latest in a string of victories by a new generation of emboldened progressive lawmakers. Omar, seeking her second term in November, easily defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and…

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No, Russia is not having a Sputnik moment. The announcement Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was the first to approve a coronavirus vaccine did not provoke the awe and wonder of the Soviet Union’s launch of the first satellite into orbit in 1957. Instead it was met by doubts about the…

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Hopes that talks on a huge COVID-19 relief deal would generate an agreement soon are fizzling, with both the Trump administration negotiating team and top congressional Democrats adopting hard lines and testy attitudes. Now that President Donald Trump has issued a series of executive edicts and the national political conventions are set to begin, consuming…

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Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate creates a conundrum for which President Donald Trump’s campaign didn’t have an immediate answer: How to run against her. In a statement moments after the announcement, Trump senior adviser Katrina Pierson blasted Harris both as someone who will “try to bury her record as a prosecutor” in California —…

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Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, in a move that fulfills the wish of Democrats clamoring to see a woman of color on a major party’s presidential ticket for the first time in history. The campaign’s announcement on Tuesday prompted messages of support from top Democrats, including those…

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and been criticized for a series of racist comments, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoff for the open seat on Tuesday in the deep-red district in northwest…

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Enlarge this image The U.S. Postal Service has had financial problems for years, but the new postmaster general is making changes and some workers are alarmed. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plans to shake up the agency are gathering opposition from some of its workers. The…

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