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Democratic 2020 candidates threaten to skip debate because of labor dispute

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The seven Democratic candidates who have qualified for next week's presidential debate in California threatened to skip it on Friday, saying they will not

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U.S. Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to shield financial records

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear President Donald Trump's appeals in three separate cases to prevent his financial records,

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Texas a linchpin in Biden's Super Tuesday strategy

By James Oliphant (Reuters) - With the first Democratic nominating contests less than two months away, former Vice President Joe Biden is already looking beyond to Super Tuesday in March, when some of

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Democrats pass U.S. bill to lower drug prices that Trump threatens to veto

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation aimed at driving down the prices that seniors pay for prescription drugs, but the bill's

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Warren attacks Democratic rivals over big money, vows to fix 'rigged' U.S. economy

By Joseph Ax MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Thursday accused her more moderate rivals of failing to stand up to the rich and pledged to fix a "

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Biden lands early slate of former backers of Harris' presidential bid

By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden gained two more endorsements from onetime backers of rival Kamala Harris' campaign, a sign of early strength in

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Trump camp fumes over Google’s new political ads policy: ‘It is a removal of free speech’

Brad Parscale believes Google's change in policy is payback for President Trump’s victory. 

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White House defends Melania Trump's public silence on president's tweet mocking Greta Thunberg

The White House is pushing back against claims that First Lady Melania Trump is being hypocritical for criticizing attacks on her teenage son Barron, but not her husband's attack on 16-year-old Greta Thunberg.

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Pennsylvania veteran who lost leg in Afghanistan running for Congress against incumbent Dem

Earl Granville, 36, is a Pennsylvania Army National Guard veteran who lost his leg while serving in Afghanistan. He now says he wants to give back to the people who helped him heal by representing their interests in Congress.

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Sanders calls Omar ‘extraordinary’ as he teams up with ‘Squad’ member in New Hampshire

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders returned on Friday to the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House – accompanied by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar - a high profile and progressive firebrand member of Congress.

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Cenk Uygur says he won't accept endorsements anymore after Sanders backlash

Liberal host-turned-congressional hopeful Cenk Uygur announced Friday he will not be accepting endorsements anymore as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., retracted his endorsement of Uygur amid a backlash from supporters.

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GOP, Dems call for probe of hundreds of pardons issued by ex-Kentucky Gov. Bevin

After conceding to Democrat Andy Beshear’s victory -- but before giving up his governorship -- Kentucky’s now-former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned 428 people between election day through the end of his term Monday, according to the Secretary of State's Office, including some who committed violent offenses.

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Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

WASHINGTON (AP) — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.

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With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is.

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'Wild week' as Washington works amid impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don’t see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they’re in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists.

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Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking. One by one, the members around the Judiciary Committee dais voted on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

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Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.

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Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900.

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2020 Debates May Be Missing a Key Player

Wondering how the general election debates between President Trump and the Democratic nominee will go down? We may never find out. Two sources said to be familiar with Trump's discussions on the matter tells the New York Times the president is mulling not showing up for any such showdowns—not...

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Trump: Republicans Will Remember This Moment

President Trump warned Democrats on Friday that they're making a mockery of the impeachment process and will come to regret it. "Someday there will be a Democrat president and there will be a Republican House, and I suspect they're going to remember it," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office,...

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In British Election, Lessons for American Liberals

Those who lean left in America should be worried about what just happened in the British elections, writes Jonathan Chait at New York magazine. Yes, the vote is a result of particular circumstances there, but in general terms, it was also "a test of a widely articulated political theory that...

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Big Step Is Taken in Trump Impeachment

The full House is now poised to vote on the impeachment of President Trump. That's the next step after the Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment Friday morning with party-line votes of 23-17. The full House is likely to impeach Trump along (mostly) party lines next week, but Senate...

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Republicans Slam Abrupt Delay of Impeachment Vote

After a marathon 14-hour debate on articles of impeachment against President Trump Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler surprised Republicans by abruptly calling a recess. The Democrat said a vote on the articles of impeachment will now take place after the committee reconvenes at 10am Friday, the Hill...

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Exit Poll Shows Johnson on His Way to Clear Victory

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is likely to win a solid majority of seats in Parliament, an exit poll suggested late Thursday—a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated British election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the UK out of the European Union next month. It would...

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