Russell Berman

The Atlantic

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Russell Berman is senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he covers political news.

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At Senate hearing, Attorney General Bill Barr defends his handling of the Mueller report

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The worst rainstorm in American history will still be racking up billions in damages when Congress gets back from its summer recess on Tuesday.

Heavy weather from the Gulf Coast to Washington, DC

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President Trump wants to cut government — except for Social Security and Medicare. At the same time, he wants to put people to work.

Cutting, squeezing, trimming -- and spending

President Trump wants to cut government — except for Social Security and Medicare. At the same time, he wants to put people to work.

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