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Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totalsDemocratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday. Related: Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, US political financing, Bernie Sanders, Democratic, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Trump claims media is blaming him for New Zealand shooting – live

President tweets: ‘They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!’ 1.48pm GMT Still tweeting, Donald Trump is under the impression that the US media is blaming him for a deadly shooting attack on two New Zealand mosques.The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous! 1.42pm GMT George Conway, a Washington lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Trump, Conway, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Beto O'Rourke


Pete Buttigieg to Fox: 'Ideological spectrum has never been less relevant'

If successful, Democrat would be first openly gay presidentShortest Way Home: Pete Buttigieg as president in waitingPete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is exploring a White House run, gave an interview to Fox News Sunday, a potentially ideologically incongruous step for a 37-year-old Democrat who likes to joke he appeals to “white Episcopalian gay veteran” voters. Related: Too much, too young? Mayor could become the first millennial president Continue reading...
Tags: White House, World news, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Fox News, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


Pete Buttigieg to Fox News: 'Ideological spectrum has never been less relevant'

If successful, Democrat would be first openly gay presidentShortest Way Home: Pete Buttigieg as president in waitingPete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is exploring a White House run, gave an interview on Sunday to Fox News, a potentially ideologically incongruous step for a 37-year-old Democrat who likes to joke he appeals to “white Episcopalian gay veteran” voters. Related: Too much, too young? Mayor could become the first millennial president Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, Fox News, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


Joe Biden lets slip that he will run for president – or does he?

Former vice-president tells Delaware crowd he has ‘the most progressive record of anybody running’ – then corrects himselfJoe Biden has appeared to confirm he will mount another campaign for the White House, telling guests at a Delaware Democratic party dinner he has “the most progressive record of anybody running”. Biden indicated the remark was a slip of the tongue but many in the crowd stood to cheer regardless. Related: Joe Biden: can a veteran centrist win in the polarised age of Trump? ...
Tags: White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Delaware, Trump, US elections 2020


Joe Biden's verbal slip sets off speculation of presidential run

Democratic party favourite tells crowd he has ‘the most progressive record of anybody running’A verbal slip by Democratic favourite Joe Biden has left party faithful wondering: did the former US vice-president accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House?In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic party on Saturday, Biden boasted that he has “the most progressive record of anybody running”. The only problem is that Biden hasn’t announced whether he will launch a third...
Tags: White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Delaware, Democratic, US elections 2020


A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his amazing waving arms

The Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has already made a big impression – with his meme-worthy hand movementsBeto O’Rourke’s freshly announced 2020 White House run has been dismissed as vainglorious by some, but generated significant excitement among many others attracted by media hype and his undoubted charisma. None of that excitement, however, came anywhere near matching the candidate’s own.While the former Texas congressman laid out his vision for the future at a coffee shop in Iowa, wh...
Tags: Texas, White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, Iowa, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Trump joins condemnation of New Zealand mosque shooting – live

Sarah Sanders says the US ‘strongly condemns’ attack as president tweets his ‘warmest sympathy and best wishes’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.21pm GMT The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.The Associates Press reports: Pompeo, making good on a threat delivered last Septe...
Tags: Republicans, Israel, US, Barack Obama, US news, Afghanistan, Democrats, United States, US politics, International criminal court, New Zealand, US Congress, Donald Trump, Icc, Trump, Michelle


Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 run for presidency

The Texas Democrat has drawn comparisons to Barack Obama for his charisma and hopeful messageBeto O’Rourke, the former congressman who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas Senate race, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for president.Ending months of speculation over his plans, O’Rourke threw his hat into a crowded primary field vying for the party’s blessing to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Barack Obama, US news, Democrats, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Texas Senate, Trump Administration, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020, messageBeto O'Rourke


Senate moves to end Trump's border wall emergency declaration – live

Proposal would deal blow to president but Trump indicates he would veto legislation against national emergency declarationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.15pm GMT The US is prepared to use cyber operations to strike back more aggressively against the growing threats of cyberattacks and interference in the 2020 presidential elections, the Associated Press is reporting. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of US Cyber Command, says the military learned a lot as it worked with...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, US, US news, Iran, Democrats, US politics, Plane Crashes, Air transport, Army, US Senate, Associated Press, US Congress, Donald Trump


Senate Rebukes Trump Over Saudi War In Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution aimed at ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen, a rebuke to President Trump that may force him to issue the first veto of his presidency. The resolution passed by 54-46 with bipartisan support, the culmination of a years-long effort led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to claw back Congress’s constitutional war powers and end American support for a humanitarian disaster in Yemen. “Today, we in the S...
Tags: News, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Democrats, House, United Arab Emirates, Dc, Republican, Yemen, Mike Lee, Uae, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders


Americans Can Do Two Things at the Same Time

Surely we have heard and seen enough by now that any lingering “optimism” about Trump governing as an anti-interventionist in foreign affairs has totally evaporated. What Trump promised in foreign policy terms in 2016, and what he instead delivered, are two radically different things—the same could be said of Obama, the so-called peace candidate of […]
Tags: Obama, North Korea, Barack Obama, Iran, Syria, Fbi, Democrats, Anthropology, Venezuela, Cia, Concepts, Cuba, Chewing Gum, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Trump


Sarah Sanders holds first White House briefing in six weeks – live

Sanders defended Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency over claims of a crisis at the US-Mexico borderSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.10pm GMT Former top White House aide Steve Bannon will appear in a rally in Cincinnati tomorrow to promote the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico-border. He will appear alongside other conservative celebrities like former Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke and former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach.Steve Banno...
Tags: Media, Republicans, White House, Race, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Kansas, Fox News, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Bernie Sanders, Cincinnati, Trump


Fox News condemns host Jeanine Pirro's attack on Ilhan Omar – live

Fox News host went after Omar for wearing hijabNetwork: ‘We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.12pm GMT New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s advisers are skeptical to say the least about his potential presidential bid.De Blasio, who traveled to South Carolina this weekend, has said he won’t rule out jumping into the already crowded 2020 Democratic primary field. 1.06pm GMT Donald Trump will be unveiling his proposal for the ...
Tags: Media, Republicans, Congress, Washington, White House, New York City, Race, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Social Security, Bill De Blasio, Medicare, Fox News


Democratic 2020 candidates roll up to support marijuana legalisation

In a joint effort, Warren, Harris, Sanders and Gillibrand are co-sponsors of legislation authored by BookerThere was a time when it was taboo for presidential candidates to talk about marijuana. Bill Clinton said he smoked but “didn’t inhale”. Barack Obama said he did inhale and even did some cocaine in his youth – “maybe a little blow” – but said the drug use was “reflective of the struggles and confusion of a teenage boy”. As presidents, both continued the “war on drugs” and upheld the prohibi...
Tags: New York, Republicans, California, Drugs, Barack Obama, Society, US news, Cannabis, Democrats, US politics, Bill Clinton, US domestic policy, US crime, Jamaica, US Congress, Times


Democrats face a tough choice in battling Trump on executive privilege

Following the request made by a House committee to the White House for information about security clearance procedures, Ross Garber writes that Democrats have put themselves in a corner
Tags: White House, Cnn, Democrats, House, Trump, Ross Garber


House Passes Sweeping Bill Reducing Role Of Big Money In Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved legislation aimed at reducing the role of big money in politics, ensuring fair elections and strengthening ethics standards. But it stands little chance in the Republican-run Senate, where the GOP leader has pledged it will not come up for a vote, and the White House issued a veto threat. The House measure would make it easier to register and vote, and would tighten election security and require presidential candidates to dis...
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John Kelly says working for Trump was his 'least enjoyable job' – live

Ex-chief of staff said Mulvaney should tell president ‘what he needs to hear’Paul Manafort to be sentenced Thursday afternoonSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.59pm GMT •Paul Manafort will be sentenced this afternoon. Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was found guilty of eight felony crimes last August, including filing false tax returns and bank fraud. Manafort will discover his fate at 3.30pm, and is likely to face a lengthy prison sentence. •Michael Cohen told h...
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Kirstjen Nielsen admits migrant parents were deported without children – live

Homeland security secretary testifies on Capitol Hill about Trump’s hardline immigration proposals – follow the latest liveSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.08pm GMT The AP reports:Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most lavish givers. 5.06pm GMT Nielsen maintains the Department of homeland security has the “legal authority”...
Tags: Republicans, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, US, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, Capitol Hill, US Congress, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Kirstjen Nielsen


Cohen’s House Intel Testimony Could Touch On Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer is returning to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of testimony as Democrats pursue a flurry of investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign. Michael Cohen became a key figure in those investigations after turning on his former boss and cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. He was interviewed behind closed doors by both the Senate and House intelligence committees last week and is due for a...
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Michael Bloomberg rules himself out of 2020 presidential bid – live

Billionaire former New York mayor says he will not run for president in 2020 – follow all the latestSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.07pm GMT Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will not run for president, he announced in an opinion piece for Bloomberg News titled “Our Highest Office, My Deepest Obligation: I’m not running for president, but I am launching a new campaign: Beyond Carbon.”So as I’ve thought about a possible presidential campaign, the choice before me...
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Michael Cohen's lawyer reportedly sought pardon from Trump – live

An attorney for the president’s former fixer allegedly raised the possibility after FBI raided Cohen’s properties, Wall Street Journal reportSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.02pm GMT This is quite the story about elderly Trump critics who fear they’ll die without ever knowing the conclusion of the Mueller investigation, by NPR’s Tim Mak.A son recounts his father’s dying words: “It just was quiet for a little while and then he just sits up in bed halfway and looks at me...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, White House, Russia, US, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, Npr, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Mueller


Clintons accused of nepotism in book on US-Ireland relations

Exclusive: Policy adviser claims couple tried to gain grant for Chelsea’s boyfriendA veteran Democratic foreign policy adviser has accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of nepotism, dishonesty and vindictiveness in an assault on a previously untouched part of the Clinton political legacy – Ireland.Trina Vargo, who was a behind-the-scenes Washington player in Northern Ireland’s peace process, claims the couple tried to obtain a scholarship to Ireland for a boyfriend of their daughter, Chelsea, and lat...
Tags: Europe, Books, Washington, Barack Obama, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Ireland, US politics, Chelsea, Bill Clinton, Northern Ireland, Bill


Zinke fingered in Bears Ears corruption probe over uranium mining interests

An energy firm linked to uranium mining interests around Bears Ears National Monument in Utah met with a senior Department of Interior official just one month President Donald Trump issued a surprise request to review the monument's boundaries. When the review concluded, Trump shrank the monument by 85%. Some 100 uranium claims that were previously *inside* the monument's protected boundary were suddenly on the outside. Now, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) sa...
Tags: Utah, Post, Politics, News, Congress, Environment, Barack Obama, Democrats, United States, Donald Trump, Doi, Trump, Department Of The Interior, Interior, Department of Interior, Zinke


"With progressives pushing Democrats to embrace the Green New Deal — and Republicans ridiculing the idea as socialism — Mr. Schumer is effectively trying to turn a weakness into a strength."

"He is planning daily floor speeches attacking Republicans for inaction and a proposal for a special Senate committee focused on the issue, which he intends to announce this week. And while there is virtually no chance of passing climate change legislation in a Republican-controlled Senate with President Trump in office, Mr. Schumer said he wanted legislation to run on next year — and bring to a vote in early 2021, should his party win the White House and the Senate. 'This is the first time Demo...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, California, Senate, White House, Green, Democrats, Mitch McConnell, Amy Klobuchar, Scary, Times, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump


Hickenlooper joins crowded field to challenge Trump in 2020 – live updates

Hickenlooper says he can bring Americans togetherSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.12pm GMT A campaign finance group is asking Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to disavow a super PAC supporting his presidential bid, Politico reports. The super PAC, Act Now on Climate, was formed by Inslee allies to support his presidential bid, which is focusing on fighting climate change. 2.04pm GMT George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, says it would “unqu...
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House panel demands White House turn over Kushner documents – as it happened

White House given deadline of Monday to comply with committee’s request after reports Trump ordered security clearance for KushnerSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.25am GMT We made it through Friday evening! Here’s what happened today: 12.56am GMT Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony was watched by 15.8 million people, AP reports. Nielsen company released the numbers today, showing the total across eight different networks throughout the day: The number contrasts...
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House panel demands White House turn over Kushner documents – live

White House given deadline of Monday to comply with committee’s request after reports Trump ordered security clearance for KushnerSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.22pm GMT Donald Trump is pushing back on criticism of his willingness to absolve North Korean leader Kim Jong-un of responsibility in the death of American Otto Warmbier.The president claimed he had been “misinterpreted” in a pair of tweets, hours after Warmbier’s parents rebuked Trump’s comments accepting Ki...
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This Week: Cohen Testimony Implies Trump Committed A Crime While In Office

In electrifying testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Michael Cohen accused President Trump of personally signing checks reimbursing Cohen for their hush money scheme after he’d taken office. Cohen testified that Trump was intimately involved with the Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 campaign, and that Trump’s lawyers changed the text of Cohen’s congressional testimony about the development. To top it off, Cohen claimed under oath that Trump routinely engaged in tax and in...
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Otto Warmbier's family rebukes Trump after he sides with Kim over death – live

Family of American who died in 2017 after being imprisoned in North Korea says Kim Jong-un was ‘responsible for the death of our son’Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.15pm GMT The family of Otto Warmbier, the American who died in 2017 after being imprisoned and tortured in North Korea, have responded to Trump’s meek statement on Kim Jong-un’s involvement, insisting Kim is “responsible” for their son’s death.In a statement Otto Warmbier’s parents, Fred & Cindy Warmbier sa...
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