President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Duluth / Getty Images

What’s your favorite political cliché? Mine is the quip of former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill: “All politics is local.” Might be true for congressmen, whose longevity in office depends on the attention they pay to their districts. But it fails to capture the reality of 21st century politics, in which presidential authority, the courts, and national media overwhelm all else. And the idea of all politics being local has been especially wrong for the last three years. Since June 16, 2015, all politics has been neither local nor national. Today, all politics is Trump.

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Gun-Rights Group Files Motion to Block NJ Ammunition Confiscation Scheme as Lawsuit Proceeds

The local gun-rights group challenging New Jersey’s effort to ban and confiscate ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds filed a motion on Thursday to block enforcement of the law while their challenge proceeds.

Congress Seeks to Ban Iran From International Financial System

President Hassan Rouhani in front of a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Leading members of Congress are urging the Trump administration to pressure world leaders to ban Iran from accessing international financial systems following revelations the former Obama administration secretly helped Tehran skirt international sanctions to potentially access billions in hard currency, according to a letter sent Thursday to the Treasury Departments.

Gun-Rights Group Files Motion to Block NJ Ammunition Confiscation Scheme as Lawsuit Proceeds

The local gun-rights group challenging New Jersey’s effort to ban and confiscate ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds filed a motion on Thursday to block enforcement of the law while their challenge proceeds.

Congress Seeks to Ban Iran From International Financial System

President Hassan Rouhani in front of a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Leading members of Congress are urging the Trump administration to pressure world leaders to ban Iran from accessing international financial systems following revelations the former Obama administration secretly helped Tehran skirt international sanctions to potentially access billions in hard currency, according to a letter sent Thursday to the Treasury Departments.