Record Democratic field of White House contenders in 2020 signals an unpredictable race ahead

Thirty's a crowd: At stake in 2020's unpredictable race is not only the Democratic nominee but also the party's direction.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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To Bloomberg: White House & Constitution Aren’t For Sale

To Bloomberg: White House & Constitution Aren’t For Sale BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today reacted to the announcement from anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg that he would finance his own presidential campaign if he decides to run by advising the former New York mayor that “the White House and our Constitutional Rights are not for sale.” “Michael Bloomberg has been bankrolling extremist gun prohibition efforts for years, beca...
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Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says

White House officials reportedly say that each week of the shutdown will subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth — double the administration's original estimate. (Image credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kirsten Gillibrand Announces She's Running For President

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday night that she will enter the 2020 race for president.“I’m filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States, tonight,” she said in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “As a young mom I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own,” she said.She spoke about her desire to improve healthcare and public schools and taking on “systems of power” that too often leads to inequality. “I know I ha...
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Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
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‘Nonessential’: The federal shutdown’s most unique victim is one of the Northwest’s best-kept secrets

This local labor of love for 61 years, run mostly by volunteers, has been forced to go completely dark due to the partial federal government shutdown.
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Here's a White House photo of Donald Trump with 1000 hamburgers—or "hamberders", as he put it this morning— in the State Dining Room of the White House. God bless America!
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‘Hamberder’ Replaces ‘Covfefe’ As The Dumbest Word In The Trump Lexicon

Someone please get him a dictionary Clemson University’s national champion football team, the Tigers, were invited over to the White House for a feast on Monday, but the administration ran into a bit of a problem when they realized “Wait a second. The White House kitchen is closed because we fucking shut down the government” But that’s fine, no bigs, Trump had a solution. Why not treat these nationally ranked athletes to a cornucopia of fast food, the likes of which 17-year-old stoner...
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Trump lauds football players who ate 'over 1000 hamberders' at White House banquet, in early morning misspelled twitter outburst

Donald Trump has praised members of college football champions the Clemson Tigers for eating “over 1,000 hamberders” at his White House fast food banquet, in a misspelled early morning Twitter ourburst. “Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House,” he tweeted. The US president apparently meant to type “1,000 hamburgers”, though he told reporters in the White House on Monday evening he had only ordered in 300.
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Trump's attorney general pick: Robert Mueller is not overseeing a 'witch hunt'

Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general has contradicted the US president by saying Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling, is not involved in a “witch hunt”.  William Barr, who will oversee the Mueller probe if confirmed to the role, vowed to allow the investigation to be completed during a grilling by US senators on Tuesday.  Mr Barr called Mr Mueller a “friend” and said they had known each other for 30 years after being colleagues at the Justice Depart...
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T-Mobile executives stayed at Trump hotel often while seeking approval on megadeal

Countries, interest groups and companies like T-Mobile — whose future will be shaped by the administration's choices — are free to stop at both and pay the president's company while also meeting with officials in his government. Such visits raise questions about whether patronizing Trump's private business is viewed as a way to influence public policy, critics said.
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Andrew Wheeler: Trump coal-lobbyist EPA nominee says climate change ‘not the greatest crisis’

The former coal-lobbyist Donald Trump has tapped to officially take charge of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that he does not believe climate change is a major crisis. Andrew Wheeler, who has served as acting administrator at the EPA since July, said during his Senate confirmation hearing that he would push to repeal environmental protections put in place by President Barack Obama and intended to curb greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change and threatening the p...
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Fast food? These celebrities are offering to treat Clemson to a real champions' dinner

A few celebrities want to give the national champions a proper celebration dinner after Donald Trump served them fast food at the White House.            [Author: For The Win]
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Can you get May's Brexit deal through parliament?

Use our simulator to see what happens when each of the various tribes chooses to back the prime minister, to reject her bill or to abstain. Can you assemble a parliamentary majority?Photo credits: Reuters, AP, AFP/Getty images, PA Continue reading...
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Gillibrand Launches Exploratory Committee, Joins 2020 Field

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: “It’s an important first step and it’s one I am taking because I am going to run.” Gillibrand joins what is expected to be a crowded primary field for the Democratic nomination that could include more than a dozen candidates. Already, G...
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These 7 House Democrats met with Trump about the shutdown

A day after congressional Democrats declined to meet with President Donald Trump over ending the government shutdown, at least seven House Democrats attended a White House meeting Wednesday aimed at reopening the government that has been partially closed for more than three weeks.
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Details Emerge Of The Lavish Spending From Trump’s $104M Inauguration

President Donald Trump’s inauguration rang in at $104 million, more than double President Barack Obama’s in 2008. Details are starting to emerge of just what all of that money was spent on. The New York Times reports $10,000 for makeup for 20 aides at an evening event, $30,000 in per diem payments for staffers on top of their fully compensated hotel rooms, room service and transportation. The bill from the Trump International Hotel alone totaled $1.5 million. ABC News adds $130,000 spent on p...
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Iowa’s Steve King off House committees after race remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms. King, in his ninth term representing Iowa, will not be given committee assignments in the Congress that began this month, House Minority Leader Kevin […]
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White House looks to pick off Democrats to shake up shutdown stalemate, even as party remains united

Gridlocked about how to end the longest shutdown in US history, the White House is reaching out to rank-and-file moderate Democrats to try and peel off support from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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White House Considering Indra Nooyi to Head World Bank

The former PepsiCo chief executive has been courted by Ivanka Trump, who is helping lead the search for a new World Bank president.
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Donald Trump's epic fast food picture is perfectly Trumpian

On Monday night, President Donald Trump hosted the Clemson University football team at the White House to celebrate the team's victory in the national college playoffs. Because of the government shutdown, Trump decided to pay, out of pocket, for a boatload worth of fast food to feed the players. And just before the team arrived, this photo was taken.
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Brexit vote: Corbyn tables no-confidence motion after May defeat – Politics live

Prime minister’s Brexit deal is lost by 432 votes to 202Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230How did your MP vote?After May’s landmark defeat, what happens now? 9.21pm GMT Business leaders are unanimous in their dismay at the vote and the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal.The Federation of Small Businesses said many of its members would struggle to survive should deadlock in parliament lead to the country crashing out of the EU.Small business confidence has plummeted ...
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A US president actually had to deny he is a foreign agent

In any other time, with any other president, the spectacle of the commander in chief honking hoarsely on the White House lawn about how "I never worked for Russia," would be the political equivalent of a five-alarm fire. Never in history has an American president been required to answer such serious, credible questions about his loyalties.
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"The shutdown has in some ways underscored [some conservatives'] view that government can function with fewer employees."

"'There’s a moment when people say, "Did you notice what percentage of this agency was viewed as nonessential?"' said anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon called shutdowns 'blunt-force measures that certainly show what’s essential and what’s not.'...  The shutdown follows two years of contraction of the federal workforce under Trump. During his first 18 months in office, the government shrank by 17,000 employees...."From "The shutdown is giving...
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Outlook Mobile heads to the White House, passes infosec clearance for federal sector

Need to email an order for a s*$tload of hamburgers from your smartphone? Microsoft has an app for that The US government may be enduring its longest shutdown in history, but federal workers can at least console themselves with Microsoft’s Outlook mobile app that has been given security clearance for use.…
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GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
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White House Calls King’s White Supremacist Comments ‘Abhorrent’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined several key Republicans in calling out Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his comments about white supremacy, according to The Hill and NBC. “Steve King’s comments were abhorrent,” she reportedly told the press outside the West Wing on Wednesday. “The Republican leadership, unlike Democrats, have actually taken action when their members have said outrageous and inappropriate things.” After King was quoted in The New York Times pondering why th...
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Red Sox set to visit White House on Feb. 15

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox will visit the White House on Feb. 15 and will also visit the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during the trip.
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Democrats decline White House meeting on shutdown

The White House sent invitations to a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a meeting aimed at finding a solution to ending the government shutdown -- now in its 25th day as the longest in US history -- but no Democrats are expected to attend. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.
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Prime Minister's Brexit plan defeated by 230 votes

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan was not expected to pass, but it was brutally murdered in a far larger margin of defeat than was expected: 432 to 202. This is the largest parliamentary defeat for a sitting government in history. The options for the Brits now include a no-deal Brexit on March 29; desperate negotiations for a new plan; or asking for an extension from the EU while a fresh hell is organized, such as a new referendum or a general election. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn im...
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