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'Simply a lie,' Biden accuses Sanders campaign of releasing 'doctored' video

By Tim Reid INDIANOLA, Iowa (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused rival Bernie Sanders's campaign on Saturday of disseminating a "doctored" video edited to falsely appear to

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2020 Democratic White House hopefuls court teachers in pivotal Iowa

By Amanda Becker DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Democrats vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination courted Iowa's teachers on Saturday by promising to oust U.S.

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U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S.

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After feud with Warren, Bernie Sanders airs ad aimed at women

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, stung by a feud with progressive ally Elizabeth Warren over gender and electability, released an ad aimed at

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U.S. House committee renews push for Pompeo Iran testimony, subpoena threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee renewed a threat on Friday to subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if he does not provide information about Iran policy and

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Despite lack of primary threat, Trump 'going big' in Iowa

By Jarrett Renshaw and Tim Reid DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's campaign plans to blanket Iowa with representatives and events ahead of the state's Feb.

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Biden, Sanders trade fire over Social Security

A simmering feud between 2020 rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice President Joe Biden over Sanders accusations that Biden had long advocated cutting Social Security broke out into a verbal fist fight on Saturday, as Biden called a Sanders campaign video “a lie” and “a doctored tape” and the Sanders campaign accusing Biden of “trying to doctor his own public record.”

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Rod Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts: DOJ

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said it was his call to release hundreds of politically charged text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to the media, according to a Friday court filing by the Department of Justice. 

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House Democrats urge Senate to 'eliminate the threat' of Trump, in opening impeachment trial salvo

House impeachment managers file their opening briefings in their case against President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Trump lawyers respond to articles of impeachment: 'Constitutionally invalid'

President Trump's legal team on Saturday issued a full-throttled defense to the articles of impeachment, refuting the substance and process of the charges while accusing House Democrats of engaging in a "dangerous attack" on the right of the American people to freely choose their president. 

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National Archives apologizes for blurring anti-Trump signs in Women's March photo: 'We made a mistake'

The National Archives on Saturday apologized for having blurred out signs in a photograph of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C. showcased at the museum -- saying it would review policies and replace the image.

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ICE subpoenas NY for info on illegal immigrant accused of murder, as sanctuary city fight escalates

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday subpoenaed New York for information of multiple illegal immigrants who have been arrested in New York City, but were shielded by the city’s controversial sanctuary city policies -- including one illegal immigrant who is accused of murdering a 92-year-old woman.

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In Texas and other states, voters face a variety of barriers

Democrats believe they have a shot at making gains this year in Republican-dominated Texas, including winning control of one house of the Legislature for the first time in nearly two decades.

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No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — No cellphones. No talking. No escape. That's the reality during the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which will begin each day with a proclamation: “All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment.” After that, 100 senators will sit at their desks for hours on end to hear from House prosecutors, Trump’s defense team and possibly a series of witnesses.

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Buttigieg says Oval Office needs wartime veteran

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Saturday the Oval Office benefits from the perspective of a wartime veteran, a niche he occupies exclusively among top-tier candidates in his party's race for the 2020 nomination.

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Biden rips Sanders campaign for Social Security attacks

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden has called for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to “disown” what he calls “doctored video” that some Sanders supporters say shows the former vice president endorsing Republican calls to cut Social Security and Medicare.

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Sanders steps up appeals to women after flap with Warren

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stepped up his pitch to women in early-voting New Hampshire on the heels of a squabble over sexism in politics with fellow progressive and 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren.

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Murkowski wants to hear case before deciding on witnesses

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's comfortable waiting to decide if more information is needed as part of the Senate's impeachment trial until after hearing arguments from House managers and attorneys for President Donald Trump and questions from members.

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With Virginia Facing Huge Gun Rally, Trump Tweets

Tensions are rising over a pro-gun-rights rally scheduled for Monday at the Virginia State Capitol, Reuters reports. The rally's organizers, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, are urging 10,000 people to attend without guns in compliance with an emergency ban imposed by Gov. Ralph Northam last week; they're also asking...

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Feds Photoshop Pic of Women's March

Visitors to the National Archives will have to fill in the blanks after officials there altered a photo of a women's rights march, the Hill reports. In fact, the Archives altered multiple signs carried by women at the Women's March in Washington, DC, the day after President Trump's 2017 inauguration....

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New Impeachment Evidence Ties Parnas to Top Nunes Aide

If you thought we were done hearing from Lev Parnas , you were wrong. The former associate of Rudy Giuliani has been making the media rounds , accusing President Trump and other big names of being directly involved in the pressure campaign against Ukraine's president to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden—and...

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USDA: School Lunch Proposal Is Efficient. Critics: 'Unconscionable'

Michelle Obama turned 56 Friday, but one unwelcome gift came in the form of a new Trump proposal that would strike further at one of her most well-known initiatives as first lady: healthier school lunches. Per the Washington Post , the Department of Agriculture on Friday released proposed mandates on "school...

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Trump Responds to 'Clown' Barb From Iran's Leader

First there was MAGA; now there's MIGA. That stands for "Make Iran Great Again," which was President Trump's message to Iranian leadership Friday during a tense tweet-off between himself and Ayatollah Ali Khameini. This week, for the first time since 2012, Khameini delivered a Friday sermon, and he didn't hold...

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Ex-Congressman Sentenced: 'My Life Has Been Shattered'

A former congressman who was one of President Donald Trump’s first supporters was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical...

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