Leandra Bernstein, The National Desk

Leandra Bernstein

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Past articles by Leandra:

Pressure builds on key senators as Kavanaugh vote is delayed 1 week

The White House agreed to reopen an FBI investigation of Kavanaugh amid fears of losing Republican votes. → Read More

House GOP keeping up pressure on Rosenstein after Trump postpones meeting

Even if the president does not take action, Republican lawmakers said they will. → Read More

Why are tech giants lobbying Congress for data privacy regulations?

Tech companies try to preempt states' strict data privacy laws raising concerns from consumer advocates. → Read More

Trump's UN speech triggered laughs: Is US leadership still serious?

There is nothing in American politics quite like when President Trump takes the international stage. → Read More

Will the UN's 'global call to action' help America fight the opioid epidemic?

The international community reaffirmed its commitment to tackle a worsening worldwide drug problem. → Read More

Multiple government agencies investigating employees identified in 'Deep State' video

The GAO, State and Justice Departments are looking at employees exposed in Project Veritas sting videos. → Read More

HHS loses track of another 1,500 immigrant children, senators demand accountability

A bipartisan group of senators wants HHS to take responsibility for unaccompanied migrant children. → Read More

Kavanaugh accuser may not show for hearing amid bitter confirmation fight

Judiciary Committee Chairman said Dr. Ford hasn't confirmed whether she will testify next week. → Read More

Bolton tells ICC you're 'dead to us': A look behind the Trump administration's policy

The U.S. warned allies not to help the International Criminal Court investigate alleged U.S. war crimes. → Read More

Does the government have an antitrust case against Amazon, Google and Facebook?

The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission are making moves against titans of tech. → Read More

Anonymous op-ed, leak investigations, lie-detectors: Shades of Nixon?

Plagued by leaks, Trump is turning to the DOJ to investigate the anonymous author of a scathing op-ed. → Read More

Sanders' Stop BEZOS Act ends 'welfare' for Amazon, but could hurt low-wage workers

For every dollar an underpaid worker gets in government benefits, Amazon would pay the same in taxes. → Read More

Gun violence statistics overestimated in 2 reports

In the heated public gun debate, getting the facts straight is critical and often difficult. → Read More

Trump's fight with Google could provoke a dangerous political enemy

Internet giants are expanding their political influence and Trump picked a fight with them. → Read More

Behind the tweets, Trump's threat to regulate social media is real

As Trump fires accusations of bias at Google, regulators are moving to rein in big tech. → Read More

Congressmen: Bruce Ohr went 'rogue,' acted as 'conduit' between Fusion GPS, FBI

DOJ official Bruce Ohr testified for nearly 8 hours on his role in the Trump-Russia investigation. → Read More

North Korea strategy shift raises questions about denuclearization

Nuclear talks appear to be on hold after Trump canceled Pompeo's trip to North Korea. → Read More

Trump opponents have raised nearly $2 million in legal fees through crowdfunding

The public has been generous to those caught on the wrong side of the law and the the Trump White House. → Read More

Calls for strict immigration laws after arrest of Mollie Tibbetts' suspected killer

"Heartbroken" and "angry," politicians look at illegal immigration after an Iowa student's murder. → Read More

Schumer meets Kavanaugh, Dems push health care to derail SCOTUS nomination

Democrats campaigning to save Obamacare will use the midterm issue to rally opposition to Kavanaugh. → Read More