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Biden picks up another high profile endorsement in Iowa as voting nears

By Tim Reid DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden picked up another high profile endorsement on Saturday in Iowa, where the party’s nominating contest kicks off in

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Head on a pike? Republican senators object after Schiff cites impeachment threat

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative Adam Schiff, making his closing argument in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, seemed to have the Senate chamber more

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Sanders touts controversial comedian's 2020 support, sparking criticism

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' decision to highlight an unofficial endorsement from Joe Rogan drew criticism on Friday due to the

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Democrats warn at impeachment trial that Trump will abuse his office again if not removed

By Susan Cornwell and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers concluded their opening arguments in Republican President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S.

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Trump impeachment prosecutor, Adam Schiff, is becoming Exhibit A in president's defense

By Brad Heath WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawmaker walking U.S. senators methodically through the case for removing President Donald Trump from office is also becoming Exhibit A in efforts by the

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How Joe Biden went from slumping to surging in Democratic presidential race in Iowa

By Tim Reid FORT DODGE, Iowa (Reuters) - Iowa resident Carolyn Miller had long harbored doubts about Joe Biden's candidacy, believing the former vice president was too old and too fumbling to beat

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Schiff stands by 'head on a pike' remark in Senate impeachment speech amid GOP furor

Lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff dismissed the GOP hubbub over his “head on a pike” remarks as a mere distraction from President Trump’s impeachable conduct.

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Trump legal team goes on offense in impeachment trial, accuse Democrats of 'massive' election interference

President Trump's legal team launches first day of impeachment defense: "The president did absolutely nothing wrong."

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Trump Senate impeachment trial live updates: Trump's team makes its case

President Trump's legal team on Saturday is making its case before the Senate impeachment trial for why Trump should be acquitted.

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Former US Rep. Pete Stark, California Dem who helped draft ObamaCare legislation, dies at 88

Former U.S. Rep. Pete Stark, an outspoken progressive California Democrat who was an anti-war activist, died at his home in Maryland on Friday at age 88, his family said.

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Schiff refers to CBS 'head on pike' story, infuriating GOP: 'Every one of us knows it is not true'

Senate Republicans -- including potential swing-voters -- expressed outrage Friday after lead House Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff, D-Calif., referred in his closing remarks at President Trump's Senate impeachment trial to a report that GOP members were told they'd face dire consequences if they voted to convict the president.

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VP Mike Pence meets Pope Francis in private audience at Vatican

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, discussing the anti-abortion march in Washington and telling the pontiff, "You made me a hero" back home by granting him a private audience

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Associated Press

General: US committed to Syria fight; Missions up against IS

GREEN VILLAGE MILITARY OUTPOST (AP) — U.S. troops at military outposts ín eastern Syria asked variations of the same question to their top commander Saturday: What is our future here? What are the goals we need to think about? Gen.

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Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine.

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In recording Trump asks how long Ukraine can resist Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that included the indicted associates of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

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Trial highlights: Transcript talk, handshakes for defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Saturday argued a robust version of one of his favorite phrases to tweet: “Read the transcript!” It was the first day of defense arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial as the Senate gathered for two quick hours in a rare Saturday session.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fusillade of misfires on fateful week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abroad, at home and in Twitter's ether, President Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of statements over the past week as the Senate impeachment trial unfolded and the Davos economic forum played out in Switzerland.

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GOP senators upset by Schiff remark, Dems claim 'diversion'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans said lead impeachment prosecutor Adam Schiff insulted them during the trial by repeating an anonymously sourced report that the White House had threatened to punish Republicans who voted against President Donald Trump.

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Journalist: Pompeo Flipped Out When I Asked About Ukraine

Mike Pompeo apparently went off on an expletive-filled rant after an NPR interview didn't go the way he'd planned. Mary Louise Kelly sat down with the secretary of state on All Things Considered Friday for an interview that started off discussing Iran (full transcript here ). Things took a turn...

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Space Force Logo Revealed, Looks a Teensy Bit Familiar

The Pentagon's new US Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity, the AP reports. President Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which features an...

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Impeachment Day 4: Schiff Invokes John McCain

Democratic House impeachment managers are in their final day of arguments against President Trump. Friday's focus: obstruction of justice. The impeachment managers are asserting that Trump withheld crucial documents and blocked the testimony of top White House officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . "The president tried to cheat," said impeachment...

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Trump Joins Rally Against Abortion

President Trump told thousands of anti-abortion marchers Friday that he's their champion, and they agreed—breaking into chants of "four more years" after his speech on the National Mall. "Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House," he said, USA Today reports. Trump is the first...

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Harris Considers Endorsing a Former Opponent

Kamala Harris is thinking about throwing her support to former opponent Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential race, party officials tell the New York Times . Biden has already said he'd consider picking her as a running mate, and an endorsement could put her in position for that. But there are...

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ABC: Trump Orders Envoy Fired in Recording

President Trump has repeatedly said he doesn't know Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of Rudy Giuliani who helped the ex-mayor investigate Joe Biden in Ukraine, and who were arrested in October . Parnas has since said he feels betrayed by Trump, which prompted him to turn over a trove...

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