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In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced

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Democratic presidential candidates court labor support in Nevada

By Sharon Bernstein LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Retired letter carrier Leslie Maxwell Burton has a message for Democratic presidential contenders campaigning in the early voting state of Nevada this weekend

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Deval Patrick at odds with some U.S. Democratic hopefuls over big money in politics

By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House hopeful Deval Patrick said on Sunday he would not disavow a super PAC in support of his nascent candidacy, breaking with some leading Democrats who

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Pence aide said Trump's Ukraine phone call was 'unusual and inappropriate'

By Jan Wolfe and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the center of Congress' impeachment investigation was "

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Bloomberg admits he was wrong, apologizes for 'stop and frisk' - NY Times

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted he was wrong to support the "stop and frisk" police practice that ensnared disproportionate numbers of blacks and Latinos,

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Trump touts his 'very' good health after unscheduled 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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Impeachment hearing witness Marie Yovanovitch receives standing ovation at DC jazz club

Former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, received a standing ovation at a Washington, D.C. jazz club on Sunday evening, following her testimony in the Trump impeachment inquiry just two days prior. 

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Left turns on Obama for challenging calls to ‘tear down the system’

Former President Barack Obama is facing a new wave of criticism from the Democratic Party's left flank after cautioning Democrats about going too radical with their policy proposals -- in the latest sign of a growing rift between the popular 44th president and the party's activist base. 

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Trump says he’ll ‘strongly consider’ Pelosi invite to testify in impeachment hearings

President Trump said Monday he would “strongly consider” testifying or providing answers in writing as part of the House impeachment inquiry, after Democrats challenged him to appear as part of the probe.

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AOC tweets in favor of legalizing pot -- day after skeptical Biden says he wants more data

Former vice president and current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden continued to separate himself from his fellow party hopefuls regarding legalizing marijuana nationwide, telling a town hall questioner Saturday night he still hasn’t seen enough evidence it is not a gateway drug which prevents him from supporting such legislation, a published report said Sunday.

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Bannon says he wanted alleged whistleblower booted from NSC over leak concerns

Former top White House adviser Steve Bannon confirmed in a recent interview that he once tried to have the alleged Ukraine whistleblower booted from the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House over concerns of information leaks.

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Michigan county seized retiree’s home over $8 debt – now he’s fighting back in state’s top court

While Uri Rafaeli’s case, which is currently being decided in Michigan’s Supreme Court, is extreme, it is hardly unique as more than 100,000 homeowners in the state have fallen victim to an aggressive property tax statute that legislators in Lansing passed two decades ago.

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AP Exclusive: US softens position on Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce on Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration moves that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood.

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Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is backing away from the idea of banning most flavored e-cigarettes. Trump announced a proposed ban in September, saying he wanted parents to be aware of what a problem vaping had become among teens.

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AP Exclusive: US officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden even before the July phone call that has led to impeachment hearings in Washington, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.

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Time and again, envoy’s Ukraine tale differs from others

WASHINGTON (AP) — The witnesses who have testified publicly and privately in the House impeachment inquiry so far have generally told a consistent tale.

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Bloomberg wins key SC endorsement ahead of possible 2020 bid

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before he’s officially a presidential candidate, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is picking up a key endorsement in South Carolina.

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Ginsburg back on bench after stomach bug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the Supreme Court bench after missing time last week with what the court described as a stomach bug.

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Trump Gets Personal After Fox Host Interviews Scalise

After Fox News host Chris Wallace clashed with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise over the impeachment inquiry in an interview Sunday, President Trump called him "nasty" and said he would never measure up to his father, late 60 Minutes lead reporter Mike Wallace. Scalise "blew the nasty & obnoxious Chris...

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Radio Host: I Was Fired Mid-Show for Criticizing Trump

A host at a conservative radio station in Denver says he was abruptly fired mid-show because he refused to "toe the party line" on President Trump. Craig Silverman says KNUS cut him off in the middle of a segment on former Trump family attorney Roy Cohn on Saturday afternoon. "I...

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Pelosi to Trump: You're Invited

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly, the AP reports. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him,...

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Iowa Poll Finds a New Order Among Democrats

There's a new leader in the Democratic presidential field in Iowa, by one count, and it's not all that close. Pete Buttigieg is the first choice of 25% of Democratic voters who say they're likely to attend the party's caucuses, a new Des Moines Register /CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll has found....

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SNL Turns Impeachment Into Actual Soap Opera

For those left less than titillated by the Trump impeachment hearings last week, Saturday Night Live tossed them and a soap opera in a blender and came out with Days of Our Impeachment. Jon Hamm notably dropped by to play former Ambassador Bill Taylor and make out with AOC (Melissa...

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Trump Undergoes Unscheduled Exam at Walter Reed

President Trump dropped in on Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday to begin "phase one of my yearly physical," per a tweet . "Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year." The AP seems to be a little suspicious, noting that the president's last physical was in February 2019,...

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