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Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states

By Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is hosting events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc

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Ex-U.S. presidential candidates Hickenlooper, Inslee to run for office in home states

By Joseph Ax and Doina Chiacu NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic governors who recently abandoned their long-shot presidential bids announced their next steps on Thursday, with both opting

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Former Republican lawmaker leaning toward Trump challenge

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joe Walsh, a conservative former U.S. congressman turned talk show host, said on Thursday he was leaning toward a Republican primary challenge to President

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Graphic: Factory woes grip swing states that flipped for Trump in 2016

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A slowdown in U.S. manufacturing is hitting jobs in states that flipped to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and that will be key to the Republican president's

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Bernie Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal plan

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, August 22 (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change strategy on Thursday that would mobilize $16.3 trillion to help the U.S.

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Trump imposes rule allowing U.S. to detain migrant families indefinitely

By Andy Sullivan and Mica Rosenberg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider

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Inslee quickly announces re-election bid for governor after dropping out of White House race

Hours after ending his presidential campaign, two-term Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State announced he’s running for re-election next year.

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Cuomo, de Blasio go to war over famed pizzeria's tax problems

New York's top politicians are doing what New Yorkers do best -- fight about pizza. 

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Dem senator hit with bar complaint for ‘openly threatening’ Supreme Court

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch has accused Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., of “openly threatening the U.S. Supreme Court,” in a complaint brought before the Rhode Island Judiciary.

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How to drop out when nobody knows you’re running

To Whom It May Concern...

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Obamas placed an offer on 'mega-expensive' estate in Martha's Vineyard: report

Former President Obama and his wife, Michelle, reportedly made an offer on a 29-acre estate in Martha's Vineyard after renting it from Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck over the summer.

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CNN panel rips into Trump's 'narcissism' after 'chosen one' comment: Acting like a 'lunatic'

CNN commentators piled onto President Trump, claiming on Thursday that he was a "narcissist" and "lunatic."

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Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan opposition, President Donald Trump has scrapped an effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved.

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AP source: Prison staff members subpoenaed in Epstein probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed up to 20 staff members at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, amid mounting evidence that guards failed to keep watch on the financier as he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Democratic Party leaders nix calls for climate crisis debate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frustrating boisterous climate activists, Democratic Party leaders declined on Thursday to call for a presidential primary debate focused on the climate crisis, but tinkered ever-so-slightly with restrictions on what kind of single-issue events their White House hopefuls can attend.

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Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials proposed Thursday to revamp stringent patient confidentiality regulations from the 1970s to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic.

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Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration.

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AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's handling his job

NEW YORK (AP) — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president's handling of the U.S.

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Gov. Inslee: 'I Need to Go Back' to My Home State

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination, the AP reports. Inslee announced his decision on MSNBC, saying it's become clear that he won't win. He has kept...

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Trump: 'I Am the Chosen One'

President Trump got a little temperamental with reporters Wednesday and appeared to compare himself—however casually—with the savior in the Christian tradition, the Hill reports. The exchange outside the White House was fueled by criticism of his thoughts on the economy and gun control, his remarks about Jewish Democrats...

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Scientists Warned in 2006 That Opioid Crisis Was Unfolding

In 2006 the surgeon general was just about to warn the nation of an impending health threat—but that warning didn't materialize. Politico reports that in a March 15, 2006, memo to then-Surgeon General Richard Carmona, the heads of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of...

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Cindy McCain Sees No Voice of Reason Anymore

The Republican Party has changed since her husband's death a year ago, Cindy McCain says. Bipartisanship is missing. "I don't see anybody carrying that mantle at all, I don't see anyone carrying the voice—the voice of reason," she tells ABC News in a new interview ahead of the anniversary...

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As Trump Flips on Background Checks, an 'Audacious' Plan

Student activists who survived the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., are responding to more recent mass shootings in a bold way: with a full-blown gun-control proposal. "It's nothing like anyone else is proposing. We are really setting audacious goals," March for Our Lives board member Tyah-Amoy Roberts says, per...

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Pence Announces Big Step Toward Space Force

We're a week away from having a US Space Command—not to be confused with a US Space Force . "Next week we will formally stand up the new unified combatant command that will be known as the United States Space Command," Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday during a meeting...

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