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Chicago's Democratic socialists on brink of transforming city's politics

Six Democratic socialists may join city council this year, reflecting the progressive momentum in national politicsDemocratic socialist Rossana Rodriguez never thought she would run for office, let alone win. Related: Lean left: is America ready for a wave of Bernie Sanders-inspired socialists? Continue reading...
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Slavery reparations: where do Democratic 2020 candidates stand?

Bernie Sanders is opposed, while Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker hesitate to voice outright supportThe renewed Democratic debate over how to heal the legacy of slaveryShould the US pay reparations to the descendants of slaves? The issue has been debated for years, but has now become a matter of discussion among the candidates vying for the Democratic party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election. Here’s where they stand on the matter, so far: Continue reading...
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Trump renews attack on McCain at Ohio tank plant visit: 'I never liked him much' – as it happened

The president returned to his criticism of John McCain Wednesday, while visiting Lima, Ohio. Follow the latest newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 12.05am GMT Here’s what’s happened Wednesday evening: 11.32pm GMT Purdue Pharma, one of the largest opioid manufacturers in the US, has hired a former Drug Enforcement Administration official who testified before Congress in 2017 the urgent need to regulate prescription drugs, NBC news reports. Demetra Ashley, who was on...
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Trump renews attack on McCain at Ohio tank plant visit: 'I never liked him much' – live

The president returned to his criticism of John McCain Wednesday, while visiting Lima, Ohio. Follow the latest newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.19pm GMT A lawyer for Rick Gates, the former top aide to Paul Manafort, told the House Judiciary Committee that Gates will not cooperate for now.Politico reports that Gates is not doing so on the advice of prosecutors. Gates has pleaded guilty in federal court and has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.“H...
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Republican senator rebukes Trump over 'deplorable' McCain comments – live

Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia condemns the president’s remarks about John McCain. Follow the latest politics newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 7.23pm GMT President Donald Trump is criticizing Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee in Ohio right now.Trump seems to be referencing a much mocked picture of Dukakis riding a tank during his campaign."I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank," Trump says at...
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Joe Biden 2020: world leaders reportedly encourage election run – live

European leaders reportedly tell Biden ‘the world needs you’ as Trump heads to Ohio. Follow the latest politics newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 5.06pm GMT Mitch McConnell just tweeted a tribute to John McCain. It makes no mention of Donald Trump who has recently been criticizing the late Arizona senator.Today and every day I miss my good friend John McCain. It was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot and genuine American hero in the Senate. His memory conti...
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Trump heads to Ohio as critics condemn his attack on McCain – live

Trump to visit America’s last remaining tank plant in CantonPresident continues feud with Kellyanne Conway’s husbandSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 2.07pm GMT Andrew Gillum, the losing Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida in 2018, will announce a new voter registration effort today.Politico reports that Gillum, the former Mayor of Tallahassee, will outline effort to register sufficient new voters in Florida to ensure that Democrats win the key swing state in 2...
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Joe Biden reportedly tells supporters he's running for president – latest news

Former vice-president advised a handful of supporters of his intentions, according to the Wall Street JournalSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 12.08am GMT Thanks for sticking with us, folks. 11.32pm GMT Utah Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighed in on President Trump’s comments on the late Senator John McCain. I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, coura...
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Joe Biden reportedly tells supporters he's running for president – as it happened

Former vice-president advised a handful of supporters of his intentions, according to the Wall Street JournalSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 12.08am GMT Thanks for sticking with us, folks. 11.32pm GMT Utah Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighed in on President Trump’s comments on the late Senator John McCain. I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, coura...
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Trump praises Bolsonaro's use of 'fake news' in mutual show of admiration – latest news

Brazilian president met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, and the two men reveled in their similaritiesSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 9.08pm GMT Hey all, Vivian Ho taking over for Ben Jacobs. In his lawsuit, California Congressman Devin Nunes claims to be a victim of Twitter trolls like “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow,” but in taking legal action, he’s actually fallen victim to the Streisand Effect. Related: Goats, cows and Devin Nunes' mom: ho...
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Trump praises Bolsonaro's use of 'fake news' in mutual show of admiration – live

Brazilian president met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, and the two men reveled in their similaritiesSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.06pm GMT A new national poll of the 2020 presidential primary shows Joe Biden maintaining a healthy lead.The poll conducted by SSRS for CNN has Joe Biden at 28%, Bernie Sanders at 20%, Kamala Harris at 12% and Beto O’Rourke at 11%. 7.48pm GMT Longshot 2020 Democratic candidate Andrew Yang has come out against circumcis...
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Trump welcomes Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro to White House – live

Brazilian president arrives to meet with US president Donald TrumpSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 5.06pm GMT A controversial bill in Florida, which could undo parts of a landmark referendum that restored voting rights to millions of former felons, made its first advances in the state legislature on Tuesday.Florida has for decades enforced some of America’s hardest felony disenfranchisement laws, blocking around 1.5 million people from voting due to prior offenses. In N...
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Rod Rosenstein postpones resignation from justice department – live

No 2 official at DoJ to stay in his post ‘a little longer’Trump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 3.12pm GMT The Trump administration is preparing to stonewall congressional Democrats in their efforts to exercise oversight over the administration. Politico reports:In their early response to an onslaught of Democratic requests, Trump officials are breaking from norms set by previous administrations of both parties, according to...
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Rod Rosentein postpones resignation from justice department – live

No 2 official at DoJ to stay in his post ‘a little longer’Trump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 2.16pm GMT A top aide to Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign has signed back on for 2020. CNN reports that Claire Sandburg will be Sanders’s national organizing director.Claire Sandberg led the Vermont lawmaker’s distributed organizing team during his last primary bid and comes on now as the 2020 campaign’s director of org...
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Michael Cohen FBI raid documents released – live updates

Partially redacted search warrants materials releasedTrump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’ 1.18pm GMT President Donald Trump attacked George Conway, the husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, as a “total loser” on Twitter this morning.A total loser! https://t.co/vm3Vv2f9jfCongratulations! You just guaranteed that millions of more people are going to learn about narcissistic personality disorder and malignant narcissism! Great job! https://t.co/Dk9bI3sBs7Okay, so they...
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Tulsi Gabbard: the progressive 2020 hopeful praised by Bannon and the right

Gabbard’s unorthodox positions and conflicts with fellow Democrats could emerge as stumbling blocks in her campaignCongresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is not afraid to take a stand.For a promising young Democrat in 2015, one of the seemingly worst places to be was on the wrong side of Hillary Clinton, who – barring some bizarre twist – was on her way to becoming America’s next president. Continue reading...
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House receives 'tens of thousands' of documents in Trump investigation - as it happened

Committee looking into alleged wrongdoing by the president had requested documents from 81 individuals and organizationsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.09am GMT Well. That was a day. 11.19pm GMT California Representative Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit against Twitter on Monday, accusing the social media giant of “shadow-banning conservatives” and ignoring complaints of abusive behavior.Nunes, a Republican, is also taking action against three Twitter users: Elizabet...
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House receives 'tens of thousands' of documents in Trump investigation - live

Committee looking into alleged wrongdoing by the president had requested documents from 81 individuals and organizationsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.19pm GMT California Representative Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit against Twitter on Monday, accusing the social media giant of “shadow-banning conservatives” and ignoring complaints of abusive behavior.Nunes, a Republican, is also taking action against three Twitter users: Elizabeth Mair, “@DevinNunesMom” and “DevinCow....
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Trump renews bid to cut PBS and NPR funding in budget proposal – live

Request calls for cutting $435m from Corporation for Public Broadcasting and $126 million from the National Endowment for the ArtsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.03pm GMT Hey all, Vivian Ho on the west coast, taking over for Ben Jacobs. Hope you’re all having a happy Monday. 8.56pm GMT Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Npr, Pbs, Donald Trump, Trump, National Endowment, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Beto O'Rourke, Vivian Ho, Ben Jacobs Hope


Dems Ask FBI, Secret Service: What Do You Know About Cindy Yang?

Top Intelligence and Judiciary Committee Democrats on Friday wrote to the FBI, Secret Service and Director of National Intelligence asking them to investigate Cindy Yang, the south Florida businesswoman whose advertisements of her access to President Donald Trump came to light after Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution in a spa she founded. In addition to founding a chain of massage parlors “suspected of involvement in prostitution and human trafficki...
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Democrats request FBI investigation into massage parlor founder who met Trump – live

Four House committees asked FBI to investigate ‘credible allegations of ‘potential human trafficking’ and ‘unlawful foreign lobbying’ Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.54pm GMT Some sparring between Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro and Senator John Cornyn, who he considering challenging for his Senate [email protected] - I’m the one who called you last week to ask you to vote for my bill against giving away hundreds of miles of Texas land to the federal government in a Washing...
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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...
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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 ...
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Beto O'Rourke beats rivals by raising $6.1m in first 24 hours – live

The Texas Democrat who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination edged past Bernie Sanders, who raised $5.9m 12.44pm GMT Federal authorities raided the office of a Donald Trump fundraiser, Elliott Broidy, last summer as part of a money laundering probe, ProPublica reports. Officials were seeking records of the Republican fundraiser’s dealings with foreign officials and Trump administration associates, according to a search warrant obtained by the news site. 12.32pm GMT Vice P...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, Senate, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Greenville, Mike Pence, Myrtle Beach, Beto O'Rourke, Elliott Broidy


‘One chance at survival’: Jay Inslee is running for president to fight climate change

Democratic candidate says other issues matter, but America cannot afford to have another leader who does not have climate change as their top priorityThere are other things around which Washington governor Jay Inslee could craft his stump speech. He could talk about how he dropped out of Stanford and moved into his parents’ basement because he couldn’t afford tuition. He could tell voters he was the first governor to challenge Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Related: Pete Buttigieg to Fox: '...
Tags: Climate Change, Washington, Stanford, Environment, America, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Jay Inslee, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


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...
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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...
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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? ...
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Kirsten Gillibrand to deliver 2020 speech in front of Trump hotel

New York senator formally launches 2020 campaignGillibrand at 1% in most polls of crowded Democratic fieldKirsten Gillibrand formally launched her presidential bid on Sunday morning, announcing she will deliver her first major speech next week – in front of Trump International Hotel in New York City. Related: Shortest Way Home review: Pete Buttigieg as president in waiting Continue reading...
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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...
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