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Get to know 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg in nine clips – video

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, officially launched his White House campaign on Sunday. If he is successful he will become the youngest and first openly gay president of the United States. In these nine clips, 'Mayor Pete' covers his religious beliefs, the seven languages he can speak and why running as a millennial candidate is a good thing'They call me Mayor Pete': Buttigieg launches 2020 presidential run Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US news, United States, US politics, Pete, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


'They call me Mayor Pete': Buttigieg launches 2020 presidential run

South Bend mayor makes announcement at rally in his hometown, saluting his husband and setting out his visionPete Buttigieg officially launched his run for the White House on Sunday, against a backdrop of improving poll numbers and increasing national interest. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, the fourth-largest city in Indiana, madethe announcement at an afternoon rally in his hometown. Related: Buttigieg v Pence: Indiana politicians put faith on the election front line Continue reading....
Tags: White House, US news, Indiana, Democrats, US politics, South Bend, Pete, Pence, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


Ilhan Omar: White House escalates Trump attack over 9/11 comment

Sarah Sanders: ‘It’s a good thing president is calling her out’Congresswoman heralds ‘unwavering love for America’Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignThe White House escalated its assault on the Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Sunday, after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks. Related: Ilhan Omar: how Democrats responded to Trump's 9/11 attack Continue reading...
Tags: Minnesota, Republicans, White House, Religion, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Islam, September 11 2001, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Omar, Ilhan Omar


How Sanders left political wilderness to become leader of Democratic pack

The senator has effectively not stopped campaigning since 2015 as the political landscape has shifted – but can he grow his 2020 support?There is an saying in US politics, perhaps truer now than ever: every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president looking back. Before Bernie Sanders ran for the White House, his rumpled appearance and shock of unruly white hair suggested that this US senator gave his reflection no more than a fleeting glance each morning.And yet, nearly two months into hi...
Tags: White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, US elections 2020


Trump reportedly promised to pardon CBP head if he violated immigration law – live

President told Kevin McAleenan he would pardon him if he were jailed for illegally blocking asylum seekers from entering the US, CNN reportsAssange’s charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.36pm BST Stephen Moore, Donald Trump’s pick for the federal reserve board, has a history of self-described “radical” views, according to speeches and radio interviews reviewed by CNN. “I’m not even a big believer in democracy,” he...
Tags: US, Barack Obama, US news, Cnn, US politics, Maine, Washington Dc, Susan Rice, Associated Press, CBP, US immigration, Susan Collins, Collins, Rice, Trump, Trump Administration


Trump administration pushed to release immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities – live

White House wanted to use the tactic to punish Democrats, report saysSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.34pm BST Vice President Mike Pence responded to criticism from Pete Buttigieg in a new interview with CNN. “I think Pete’s quarrel is with the First Amendment. All of us in this country have the right to our religious beliefs. I’m a Bible-believing Christian,” Pence said. In an exclusive interview, Vice President Pence tells @DanaBashCNN that South Bend, Indiana Mayor ...
Tags: Washington Post, White House, US, US news, Cnn, US politics, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Gallup, Mike Pence, Pete, Pence, Mueller, South Bend Indiana, Trump Administration


White House considered releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities – report

Officials sought to pressure immigration authorities in effort to retaliate against Trump’s political opponents, Washington Post reportsWhite House officials have tried to pressure US immigration authorities to release migrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities such as San Francisco to retaliate against Donald Trump’s political adversaries, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The Post, which reviewed emails on the issue and spoke to unnamed officials at the Department o...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, White House, US, San Francisco, US news, US politics, House, US immigration, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Trump Administration


Gregory Craig: former White House counsel for Obama indicted – as it happened

Craig indicted for allegedly making false statements to MuellerTop Democrats reiterate demand for unredacted Mueller report Sanders raises $18.2m in three months, leaping ahead of competitorsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.31am BST Thanks for reading along! These are the key events from this evening: Related: Jussie Smollett: actor refuses to reimburse city for investigation costs 12.44am BST It wasn’t that long ago that Michael Avenatti was eyeing a president...
Tags: South Korea, Obama, North Korea, White House, US, Los Angeles, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, US politics, Donald Trump, Irs, Craig, Sanders, Jussie Smollett, Internal Revenue Service


Gregory Craig: former White House counsel for Obama indicted – live

Craig indicted for allegedly making false statements to MuellerTop Democrats reiterate demand for unredacted Mueller report Sanders raises $18.2m in three months, leaping ahead of competitorsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.28pm BST Pete Buttigieg has come third in a poll of likely Iowa Democratic voters – ahead of more vaunted figures including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke.In a Monmouth University poll Buttigieg was the choice of 9% of likely cauc...
Tags: South Korea, Obama, North Korea, White House, Russia, US, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ukraine, Asia Pacific, US politics, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa


Treasury department won't meet deadline to release Trump's tax returns

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.27am BST Jeff Bezos will meet with federal prosecutors this week, CNN reports, as investigators deepen their inquiry into the Amazon CEO’s claims that Saudi Arabia was behind the National Enquirer extortion scandal that exposed his affair. Related: Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer owner of 'extortion and blackma...
Tags: Republicans, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, US, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Treasury, US Congress, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump


William Barr says 'spying did occur' on Trump campaign during Obama era

The US attorney general said in testimony at congressional hearing that ‘I am concerned about it and looking into it’The US attorney general, William Barr, made an explosive claim in Washington on Wednesday, saying that he believed “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign under Barack Obama’s administration.The president has frequently made such a claim and Barr indicated that he believed it was true in some fashion and that he wanted to determine whether that surveillance was...
Tags: Obama, Washington, US, Barack Obama, US news, Surveillance, Fbi, US politics, US elections 2016, Donald Trump, Trump, Barr, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


William Barr claims Trump campaign was 'spied' on under Obama – live

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.39pm BST Vice President Mike Pence has asked the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, per AFP.#BREAKING US Vice President Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader pic.twitter.com/SLm2sIsCCp 4.27pm BST Donald Trump said his adviser Stephen Miller - an immigration h...
Tags: Obama, Republicans, Senate, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, United Nations, Un, Venezuela, US Congress, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Mike Pence


Barr to face Senate subcommittee as Mueller report expected within a week – live

Lawmakers are expected to ask the attorney general about Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry at hearing on justice department’s budgetSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.37pm BST Jeffrey Rosen, Donald Trump’s pick to be deputy attorney general, faces a Senate confirmation hearing today. Rosen is currently the deputy secretary of transportation and has not previously worked in the Justice Department, the Washington Post reports. 2.27pm BST Under pressure to show they have s...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, US, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Central America, Mueller, Rosen, Barr, Trump Administration


Trump on border cages: 'President Obama separated the children' – video

President Trump said on Tuesday that he would not restart child separation at the border, blaming his predecessor President Obama for the policy. Previously footage had shown children being separated from their families in cages at the border. Speaking in the Oval Office, he said: 'Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children. Those cages that were shown – I think they were very inappropriate.' Trump said that he was the one who changed the policy Continue reading...
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office, Trump Administration


Judge blocks Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico – live

Decision comes after the Department of Homeland Security said it planned to expand the programSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.38am BST A number of reports today have suggested that the departure of Kirstjen Nielsen as homeland security secretary will give even more power to Stephen Miller, the far-right senior adviser in the White House known for aggressively pushing some of Trump’s most extreme anti-immigrant initiatives. Analysis: Stephen Miller, the hard-line youn...
Tags: Republicans, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Miller, Trump, Stephen Miller


Cory Booker raises $5m for White House run, well behind 2020 rivals

Senator raises less in two months than O’Rourke in one dayButtigieg defends experience and stays coy on announcementCory Booker’s early fundraising numbers are well behind those posted by other major candidates in the race to challenge Donald Trump. Related: ‘Pete! Pete! Pete!’ Buttigieg fever hits New Hampshire – can he keep up the pace? Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Elizabeth Warren, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, New Hampshire, Donald Trump, US political financing, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Buttigieg, O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


Democrats will 'never' see Trump tax returns – White House chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney to Fox News Sunday: ‘That is not going to happen’House ways and means panel wants returns by 10 AprilDemocrats will “never” see Donald Trump’s tax returns, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Related: ‘Pete! Pete! Pete!’ Buttigieg fever hits New Hampshire – can he keep up the pace? Continue reading...
Tags: Congress, White House, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, New Hampshire, House, House Of Representatives, Fox News, US Congress, Donald Trump, US taxation, Trump, Buttigieg, Mick Mulvaney


Trump: Mueller report a 'total waste of time' – but it proves no collusion

President issues Saturday morning tweet storm from Las VegasOpinion: Trump wants to distract from Mueller. Don’t let himDonald Trump said on Saturday he has not read Robert Mueller’s report about contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia, which his Democratic opponents say should be released in full. Related: Barack Obama warns progressives to avoid 'circular firing squad' Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Russia, Barack Obama, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation, Las VegasOpinion


Barack Obama warns progressives to avoid 'circular firing squad'

Remarks come as Democrats battle for 2020 nominationFormer president was addressing young Europeans in GermanyBarack Obama warned on Saturday that US progressives risk creating a “circular firing squad” at a time when prospective presidential candidates are competing fiercely against each other to run against Donald Trump. Related: 'Our mantra is chaos': Republican researchers target 2020 Democrats Continue reading...
Tags: US, Barack Obama, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, US elections 2020, GermanyBarack Obama


Twenty states move to block funding for Trump's border wall – live

Motion challenges president’s use of a national emergency to build the US-Mexico border wall without congressional approvalGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 3.24pm BST Donald Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents Dinner and will hold a rival rally the night of the event, he said Friday.“The dinner is so boring, and so negative that we’re going to hold a very positive rally,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.Trump declares he will not atten...
Tags: California, Mexico, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, US news, US politics, US Senate, US immigration, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, White House Trump, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border, Trump-Russia investigation


Billionaire JP Morgan chief attacks socialism as 'a disaster'

Jamie Dimon: socialism leads to ‘corruption and favouritism’America’s top banker, paid $31m last year, defends capitalismThe world’s most powerful banker has attacked socialism, saying it produces “stagnation, corruption and often worse”. Related: Jamie Dimon, spare us your crocodile tears about inequality | Robert Reich Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, America, UK News, World news, Banking, US news, US politics, Socialism, Jp Morgan, Jamie Dimon, Robert Reich, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Three more women say Joe Biden’s touching made them uncomfortable

Seven woman total have publicly voiced their objections to the former vice-president’s physical behaviorFollow the latest in US politics – liveThree more women have come forward to say former vice-president and potential 2020 Democratic contender for the White House Joe Biden touched them in a way that made them uncomfortable. Related: Biden vows to respect women's personal space amid new allegations Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, US elections 2020


Mueller report was more damaging than Barr revealed, officials say – live

Attorney general failed to properly convey findings of Trump-Russia report, New York Times reportsGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 2.22pm BST California congressman Eric Swalwell has announced his bid for the presidency, and will base his campaign around the issue of gun control, according to the Atlantic. Swalwell, a 38-year-old Democrat, will reportedly announce his run on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Atlantic said that Swalwell “has been building up t...
Tags: Republicans, Stephen Colbert, California, White House, Russia, US, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, Democrats, US politics, New York Times, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Joe Biden responds to misconduct allegations: 'I will be more mindful' – live

Former vice-president says it’s his ‘responsibility’ to be more careful after several women said his touching made them uncomfortableGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 8.58pm BST Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren today introduced legislation that would make it easier to criminally prosecute and jail corporate executives.The Corporate Executive Accountability Act would allow the criminal prosecution of an executive found to be negligent while leading...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Arizona, Donald Trump, Trump, Ducey, Doug Ducey, Newsday, Robert Mueller


Has Joe Biden's US presidential bid ended before it began? – video explainer

In the past week Joe Biden has been the subject of damaging news reports after two women accused the former US vice-president of inappropriate behaviour. Biden - who has hinted at launching a bid to be the Democratic candidate for the US presidency in 2020 – responded by saying he does not believe he has acted inappropriately during his long public life. The recent developments have underscored some of the challenges he will face if he does make a bid for the White HouseJoe Biden's very bad week...
Tags: Obama Administration, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Pelosi, HouseJoe Biden


UN calls for food aid for starving North Koreans despite sanctions

Exclusive: western donors urged to ‘put children before politics’ in face of food shortfallThe head of the UN World Food Programme has called for the White House and other western donors to put children’s lives before politics and fund a major injection of aid to North Korea despite the failure of Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un.David Beasley, a former Republican governor of South Carolina who backed Trump’s campaign for the US presidency, said he had heard concerns that responding to an ...
Tags: Politics, North Korea, White House, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, US politics, United Nations, Un, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Pyongyang, Trump


UN calls on White House to aid North Korea despite standoff

Exclusive: western donors urged to ‘put children before politics’ in face of food shortfallThe head of the UN World Food Programme has called for the White House and other western donors to put children’s lives before politics and fund a major injection of aid to North Korea despite the failure of Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un.David Beasley, a former Republican governor of South Carolina who backed Trump’s campaign for the US presidency, said he had heard concerns that responding to an ...
Tags: Politics, North Korea, White House, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, US politics, United Nations, Un, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Pyongyang, Trump


House Democrats issue subpoenas over White House security clearances – live

Oversight committee authorizes subpoenas over security clearances and for documents related to citizenship questions on 2020 censusGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 8.10pm BST The Democratic National Committee announced on Tuesday that its second presidential primary debate will be held in Detroit, Michigan. The debate will take place on July 30 and 31 and broadcast on CNN. “The debate lineups for each night will be determined at random to provide each candidate wit...
Tags: Republicans, Mexico, White House, US, Dnc, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic National Committee, McConnell, Detroit Michigan


Joe Biden's very bad week: has his White House run failed before it begins?

After accusations of inappropriate physical contact from several women, Democrats are asking whether Biden is a ‘relic of the past’Some presidential campaigns take time to hit their stride while others hit the ground running. But Joe Biden appears to be hobbling even before he reaches the starting blocks.The past week has delivered a barrage of damaging news reports that might persuade the former vice president, long agonising over whether to make a third bid for the White House, to keep procras...
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Whistleblower: White House reversed dozens of security clearance denials

Veteran security adviser warns Trump administration ignored ‘disqualifying issues’ including foreign influence and conflict of interestA White House whistleblower has told members of Congress that Donald Trump’s administration overturned more than two dozen denials for security clearances, often ignoring the guidance of intelligence officials.Tricia Newbold, a White House security adviser holding nearly two decades of experience with clearances, made the allegations during an interview with the ...
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