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Matt Picht

Politics Reporter

Matt graduated from the University of Tulsa with an English degree, and he still can't believe he found a job this awesome with those credentials. When he's not scouring the web to bring you the best news possible, Matt enjoys reading and playing video games. His typical news beats are world news, tech stories and anything involving puns.

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Obstructing Justice Is About Intent As Much As Action

Brexit protesters in front of the U.K. parliament
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No-Deal Brexit Threat Hangs Over EU Citizens In The U.K.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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What's Next For U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May?

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Trump's Not As Tough On Russia As He Says

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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Theresa May's Brexit Deal Faces Judgment From Parliament

Fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border
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US-Mexico Border Crossings Down As Trump Declares Crisis

Chinese President Xi Jinping
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China Signals It Wants A Deal Ahead Of Trade Talks With US

Paul Whelan
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Paul Whelan's Arrest Might Be Russia's Payback For Maria Butina

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean President Kim Jong-un
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US Sanctions Could Make Or Break Diplomacy With North Korea In 2019

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
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Mattis Exit Costs NATO A Staunch Ally In The White House

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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North Korea And The US Still Can't Agree On Denuclearization

Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, and Paul Manafort
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Flynn, Cohen, Manafort: Where Key Players Stand In The Russia Probe

A roadsign on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland
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The Irish Border Is The UK's Last, Biggest Obstacle To A Smooth Brexit

The U.K. House of Commons
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The UK Prime Minister's Job Is Only As Stable As Parliament's Support

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk
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The EU Isn't Budging On Its Brexit Deal With Theresa May

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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Theresa May's Last Hope To Save Her Brexit Deal Is The EU

Special counsel Robert Mueller
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Trump's AG Pick Will Likely Face Questions About The Mueller Probe

A protester in Paris
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Paris Protests Preview The Challenging Transition To A Green Economy

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US Car Companies Are Already Shielded From China's Auto Tariffs

George H. W. Bush
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Former President George H.W. Bush Has Died

Former President George H.W. Bush
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George H.W. Bush Defined Post-Soviet US Foreign Policy

President Trump
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It's Anyone's Guess If Trump Will Cut A Trade Deal With China At G20

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
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The Trump-Russia Investigation Keeps Coming Back To Wikileaks

Migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border
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Mexico Has Its Own Issues With The Migrant Caravans

President Trump
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Trump's Bin Laden Complaints Could Be More About Pakistan Than McRaven

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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The N. Ireland Backstop Is Still A Sticking Point In May's Brexit Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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For Merkel And Macron, Nationalism Has A Dark History

Central American migrants
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Courts Will Likely Decide If Trump Can Change Asylum Rules On His Own

Maine's state legislature building
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Democrats See Modest State-Level Gains From Midterm Elections

President Trump
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Trump Touts GOP Successes, Disowns Losses In Midterms