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Trump says he is in 'very' good health after first phase of medical check

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was in "very good" health after undergoing the first phase of an annual medical check the previous day.

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Louisiana's Democratic governor wins re-election in Republican-leaning state

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, won a second term in office on Saturday, defeating a Republican opponent who had closely aligned himself

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Buttigieg surges ahead of Democratic rivals in Iowa: poll

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds a clear lead among Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa, the state that will hold the first nominating contest in

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Louisiana's Democratic governor fights for re-election in Republican-leaning state

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat seeking a second term, faces an election run-off on Saturday against Eddie Rispone, a Republican who has

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Trump asks Supreme Court to stop Congress from getting his financial records

By Lawrence Hurley and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his

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Trump adviser Roger Stone, self-proclaimed 'dirty trickster,' guilty on all charges

By Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone was convicted on all charges on Friday by a federal court jury that found the veteran

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GOP, Dem reps both wary of upcoming Sondland testimony

U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who met with President Trump several times regarding Ukraine, is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee this week as part of an ongoing impeachment inquiry, but congressmen from both parties Sunday were hesitant to put much stock behind what he will say.

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Trump praises Rep. Stefanik after Yovanovitch hearing: ‘A new Republican star is born'

President Trump praised Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., for her performance at an impeachment hearing Friday, where she asked effective questions of former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and battled with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

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Trump fan hit with scooter as protest outside California Democrats convention turns violent: report

Three suspects were arrested Saturday after a fight broke out between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters outside the California Democratic Convention in Long Beach.

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Buttigieg surges clear of Warren, Biden, Sanders in latest Iowa poll

A new poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers published Saturday shows South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg nine percentage points clear of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., indicating the one-time longshot is now a force to be reckoned with in the race for the Democratic nomination.

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Trump undergoes tests at Walter Reed as part of annual physical, White House says

President Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday, undergoing what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards projected to win second term, beating GOP's Rispone

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards held a narrow lead over Republican challenger Eddie Rispone in Saturday's gubernatorial runoff, with more than 91 percent of the state's precincts reporting.

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Democrat Edwards wins reelection in conservative Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Deep in the heart of the conservative South, Louisiana’s voters reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards to a second term, shocking Republicans who had hoped to reclaim the seat on the strength of President Donald Trump’s popularity.

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White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.

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AP Interview: Steyer’s fortune fuels underdog 2020 campaign

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Tom Steyer says it’s “not possible” to buy the Democratic presidential nomination. Yet the elderly crowd gathered in the back of the Southern Barrell Brewing Company in this town near the South Carolina coast sure did appreciate the waitresses offering free iced tea and lemonade as they waited for the wealthy White House hopeful to take the stage.

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Russia providing mood music for House impeachment drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the talk about Ukraine in the House impeachment inquiry, there’s a character standing just off-stage with a dominant role in this tale of international intrigue: Russia.

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Aide recounts actions tying Trump to delay in Ukraine funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official.

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The Latest: United Farm Workers backs Harris for nomination

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The farm workers union started by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta has endorsed Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination for president.

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Warren Mounts a Defense

Elizabeth Warren pushed back against critics of her newly-released plan to phase in implementation of a single-payer health care system, insisting Saturday she is "fully committed" to Medicare for All and plans to first build on existing health care programs. "My commitment to Medicare for All is all the way,...

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Trump Sent This Guy on a 'Secret Mission,' Sources Say

"Parnas." Adjust cufflink. "Lev Parnas." Yes, the Soviet-born businessman and Rudy Giuliani associate apparently thought he was on a secret mission for President Trump to persuade Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. "Parnas viewed the assignment as a great crusade," one of two Parnas confidants tells...

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Bloomberg Drops $100M on Anti-Trump Ads

Got $100 million? Neither do we—but Michael Bloomberg does. The billionaire and former New York City mayor is planning to spend that much on anti-Trump ads as he mulls a run for president, the Hill reports. The ads will target Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Michigan, four states the Dems...

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Obama's Advice to Dems: Slow Down on the 'Revolution'

Barack Obama is very unlikely to give his official endorsement to one of the Democratic candidates running for president until the primary is over, but he is offering words of advice that seem aimed at the more left-leaning ones. On Friday, the former president offered what the New York Times...

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Pardons, Promotion From Trump, Despite Pentagon Pushback

President Trump has pardoned a former US Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced late Friday. The commander...

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In Real Time, Trump Tweet Is Focal Point in Testimony

Day two of the public impeachment hearings featured an oddity. Marie Yovanovitch , the former US ambassador to Ukraine, was asked to respond in real time to a Friday morning tweet from Trump in which he criticized her. Details and coverage: Trump: "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," he wrote shortly...

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