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One political adviser suggests former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney run on a "unity" ticket. (Associated Press photographs)

Biden/Romney 2020: It could happen

- The Washington Times

With his instant name recognition, early-bird polls consistently place former Vice President Joseph R. Biden as the top Democratic contender for president in 2020. Now comes a call for Mr. Biden to go rogue - or at least independent.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the lighting of the state Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Walker's desk Tuesday. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Scott Walker says Wisconsin governor’s powers will remain strong

- Associated Press

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that the powers of his Democratic replacement will remain among the strongest of any governor in the country, even if he signs bills fellow Republicans approved in a lame-duck legislative session.

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In this Aug. 15, 2016 photo, Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Kingsburg, speaks at the Capitol, Monday, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Democrat arrested on suspicion of child cruelty

Associated Press

A California state lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty. Fresno Police Department Lt. Mark Hudson said Tuesday that Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula of Fresno was arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor charge of willful cruelty to a child.

AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

- Associated Press

At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration's new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan's strongest supporters.

Yellow, green, saffron: Colors of protests around the world

- Associated Press

When you're an activist looking for a way to convey a complex message in a complicated world, you need a hook - something that can command attention across cultures in a memorable and visually arresting way.

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan is sworn in before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of U.S. Customs and Border Protection' on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Top border security official defends using tear gas on migrant caravan

- Associated Press

The nation's top border security official told skeptical senators Tuesday that the use of tear gas on a group of migrants that included children was justified to manage a chaotic clash where a crowd was hurling rocks at agents and trying to illegally cross into the U.S.