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Why ‘Trump country’ isn’t as Republican as you think

Appalachia wasn’t always conservative. In Virginia’s coal country, a long history of grassroots organising is inspiring a new wave of activism. By Elizabeth CatteWhen my grandfather was a child, his stepfather would bring him along as he sold moonshine to poor working men in south-west Virginia coal country. The men adored my grandfather, who was not yet even school age, for his talent for mocking Democrats. He told me this story on a few occasions to explain, I think, the inevitability of his l...
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Trump blocks Isis member from returning to US – as it happened

President orders state department to deny return of American-born woman, Hoda Muthana, who joined Islamic State in 2015Full story: US says it will not readmit Alabama woman who joined IsisSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 1.00am GMT Thanks for sticking with us, everybody. We’ll catch you again tomorrow, bright and early. 12.36am GMT The Washington Post is now supporting CNN’s report that the attorney general, William Barr, could announce the completion of Rober...
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Trump blocks Isis member from returning to US – live

President orders state department to deny return of American-born woman, Hoda Muthana, who joined Islamic State in 2015Full story: US says it will not readmit Alabama woman who joined IsisSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 10.10pm GMT Hello! Vivian Ho on the west coast, taking over for Amanda Holpuch. Hope everyone’s enjoying their Wednesday. 10.07pm GMT Sign up for our morning briefing for a global perspective on the US. We’ll email you a summary of the day’s to...
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Mueller to reportedly complete Trump-Russia report 'as soon as next week' – live

William Barr is reportedly preparing to announce completion of investigation, with plans for him to submit summary to CongressSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 6.11pm GMT As early as next week, the attorney general, William Barr, could announce the completion of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, according to CNN. CNN, citing anonymous sources, notes that the precise timing of the announcement could change, but after the announcement, Barr plans to submit to Con...
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White House panel to 'question whether climate change is security threat' – live

Committee would advise Trump on the ‘scientific understanding of today’s climate’, according to National Security CouncilSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 4.11pm GMT A proposed Presidential Committee on Climate Security panel is being assembled to weigh whether climate change is a national security threat, according to the Washington Post.The panel is being spearheaded by William Happer, a professor who, according to the Post: “has said that carbon emissions linked ...
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California governor accuses Trump of 'political retribution' for cancelling rail funds – live

Gavin Newsom said move to cancel funds for high-speed rail project was in response to lawsuit against Trump’s national emergencySign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 3.22pm GMT Reporters at the New York Times and the Washington Post have highlighted how the president’s past actions and statements about their newspapers contradict his complaints this morning. Katie Rogers, White House correspondent for the New York Times, noted an interview the newspaper’s publisher, AG ...
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California governor calls rail funds cancellation 'political retribution' – live

Gavin Newsom said move to cancel funds for high-speed rail project was in response to lawsuit against Trump’s national emergencySign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 2.24pm GMT This morning on Twitter, the president complained about California, called Bernie Sanders “crazy” and, of course, and denounced the news media. The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE! 2.13pm GMT The Guardian’s US environment reporter, Oliver Milman, spoke w...
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Bernie Sanders raises $4m in 12 hours after announcing 2020 campaign

Haul from 150,000 donors was more than double the $1.5m Kamala Harris raised in the first 24 hours of her campaignThe full list of Democrats vying to take on TrumpBernie Sanders raised $4m from 150,000 donors in all 50 states in the 12 hours after announcing he had entered the 2020 race for the White House on Tuesday, according to his campaign. Related: Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020: 'We're gonna win' Continue reading...
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Trump-Russia: FBI had 'backup plan' to save investigation evidence – live

Plan created after Comey firing to ensure information would survive firings or reassignments of top officials Sign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 7.54pm GMT Trump had this to say at the White House when asked about Bernie Sanders making a second run for the presidency: “Personally, I think he missed his time,” Trump said. “But I like Bernie.” 7.34pm GMT Update to the NYT report mentioned further down below:Donald Trump has denied making any requests of acting atto...
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Democrats investigate 'White House plan' to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia – live

New congressional report says senior Trump officials pushed project to share technology despite objectionsSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 5.22pm GMT Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, has said reports that the White House planned to share nuclear technology information with Saudi Arabia renewed questions over on whose behalf the Trump administration is working. “For the last two years, our committee has been concerned about allegations ...
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Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020: 'We're gonna win'

Independent senator, 77, to run again on leftwing platformCalls Trump ‘the most dangerous president in modern history’US politics live – follow the latest newsBernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont whose 2016 presidential campaign helped energize the progressive movement and reshaped the Democratic party, has entered the 2020 race for the White House. Related: Can Bernie Sanders repeat his surprising success this time around? | Robert Reich Continue reading...
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Bernie Sanders 2020: Trump revives 'socialist' attack against senator – live

Sanders has ‘already won’ because candidates are ‘embracing his brand of socialism’, Trump campaign spokeswoman saidFull story: Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential runSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 3.09pm GMT We interrupt the Bernie Sanders programming for some news via Andrew McCabe, the former acting attorney general ...In an interview with NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, McCabe said he briefed a bipartisan group of lawmakers in May of 2017 on an investigat...
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Bernie Sanders 2020: where the presidential candidate stands on key issues – video profile

Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who ran against Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination, has announced his run for the presidency in 2020. Sanders, 77, running as a Democrat, will be up against a more crowded and diverse field this time round   Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020 Continue reading...
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Bernie Sanders 2020: senator announces presidential run – live

Vermont senator said it was time to see through the progressive ‘revolution’ he energized in 2016 in a message to supportersSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 2.19pm GMT The reaction to Sanders’ announcement is already pouring in...Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign responded with the familiar ‘socialist’ attack that Republicans used against Sanders in 2016. 1.53pm GMT He’s back.Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday he will run for president in 2020. Continue...
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Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020

The independent senator from Vermont will reprise his 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination, which channeled grassroots supportThe full list of Democrats vying to take on TrumpBernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont whose 2016 campaign helped energize the progressive movement and move the Democratic party to the left, has entered the 2020 race for the White House. Related: Can Bernie Sanders repeat his surprising success this time around? | Robert Reich Continue reading...
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Iowa operatives say ethanol worship is now as corny as The West Wing

Support for the biofuel and its economic impact used to be key in the caucus state. Then Ted Cruz opposed it and won For decades, supporting ethanol was considered the price of admission for the Iowa caucuses. Government backing for production of the corn-based biofuel was seen as a sacred cow. Presidential candidates who opposed it either skipped the state or changed their mind. There was even an episode of The West Wing that revolved around candidates grudgingly endorsing ethanol in order to s...
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Leftwing Democrats steal the 2020 spotlight but can centrists fight back?

Many Democratic contenders have touted their progressive credentials – which some say leaves the center lane openIt was a tale of two presidential launches. Related: Democrats' coveted 2020 prize? An endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez Continue reading...
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Which Republicans will take on Trump in 2020?

As the 2020 election cycle begins, some centrist Republicans are already said to be considering challenging the president as the GOP works to stifle any rebellionAs more and more Democrats line up for a chance to take on Donald Trump in 2020 the president has predictably responded by doling out insults and nicknames. But while Democrats remain the object of Trump’s ire for now, he may soon have to worry about Republican primary challengers as well. Related: ‘Stronger together’: why Trump’s the...
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Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar announces presidential bid – video report

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has joined the crowded field of Democratic candidates for 2020 that includes a historic number of women seeking the presidency.The three-term senator, who is often characterised as “Minnesota nice” amid the rough-and-tumble of politics, is looking to be a contrast to Donald Trump’s brash personality and often vitriolic rhetoric.Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar announces 2020 run for president Continue reading...
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Amy Klobuchar rails at ‘shutdowns and putdowns’ in speech for 2020 race

Supporters came out by the thousands, undeterred by snow, to hear Klobuchar’s announcement that she will run for presidentStrong suspicions that Senator Amy Klobuchar would run for president in 2020 were confirmed on a freezing Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis, just 11 miles from her hometown of Plymouth, Minnesota.“For every worker, farmer, dreamer, and builder, I am running. I am running for every American,” she proclaimed, pledging to get “dark money” out of politics, institute automatic voter...
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Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar announces 2020 run for president

‘Minnesota nice’ lawmaker who has kept a low profile in Washington aims to be a foil to Trump’s brashnessSenator Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota, has joined the crowded field of Democratic candidates for 2020 that includes a historic number of women seeking the presidency.The three-term senator, who is often characterized as ‘Minnesota nice’ amid the rough-and-tumble of politics, is looking to be a foil to Donald Trump’s brash personality and often vitriolic rhetoric. Continue reading...
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Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 bid with attack on 'rigged politics' – video

Senator Elizabeth Warren has officially launched her presidential campaign in Massachusetts, calling for a more equal society and an end to corruption. 'This is the fight of our lives,' she told supporters in the city of Lawrence, the site of a historic workers' strike in 1912 led by women and immigrantsSenator Elizabeth Warren officially launches 2020 presidential campaign Continue reading...
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Bernie Sanders may run again, but has his outsider's edge worn off?

While his soaring profile could be an asset in 2020, it might also prevent him from repeating the insurgent, expectation-shattering campaign of 2016In January 2017, days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Bernie Sanders appeared unexpectedly on stage at a rally in Macomb county, Michigan, a perennial political battleground in a state that had slipped from the Democrats’ grasp. The crowd began to stir. A woman shrieked. Related: Can Elizabeth Warren reclaim her role as Democrats' top foil to T...
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Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential campaign – in pictures

The Democrat officially announces campaign to be next American president at a rally in Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren officially launches 2020 presidential campaign Continue reading...
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'Rigged system': will Warren's rage against the rich win over 2020 voters?

While controversy around her heritage lingers, voters call the Democrat’s fight against economic injustice ‘inspiring’On a cold, blustery January day in 1912, immigrant women walked out of the Everett Mill in the Massachusetts factory town of Lawrence demanding higher wages and better working conditions. Mill owners and city government responded in a swift and heavy-handed manner; local militias and police forces were called to the streets. Protesters died. Many more were arrested.On a cold, blu...
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Senator Elizabeth Warren officially launches 2020 presidential campaign

Massachusetts Democrat has emerged as one of Trump’s sharpest critics, calling him ‘a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud’Senator Elizabeth Warren formally launched her presidential bid in Massachusetts on Saturday and is expected to make a populist call to fight economic inequality – a message she hopes will distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy over her prior claims to Native American heritage. Related: Stacey Abrams on the ticket? Democrat's star t...
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Senator Elizabeth Warren to formally launch 2020 presidential campaign

Massachusetts Democrat has emerged as one of Trump’s sharpest critics, calling him ‘a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud’Senator Elizabeth Warren is expected to formally launch her presidential bid in Massachusetts on Saturday with a populist call to fight economic inequality – a message she hopes will distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy over her prior claims to Native American heritage. Related: Stacey Abrams on the ticket? Democrat's star turn fu...
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Stacey Abrams on the ticket? Democrat's star turn fuels talk for 2020

Abrams’ rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union speech was a huge success – could she be a vice-presidential contender?On Tuesday night, the face of the Republican party was a wealthy 72-year-old white man from New York. The face of the Democratic party was a 45-year-old black woman from the deep south. Related: Rosenstein did not want to write memo justifying Comey firing – new book Continue reading...
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'He's a winner': Iowa voters warm to Corey Booker as Democrat field heats up

Senator kicks off campaign in crucial caucus state as race to take on Trump in 2020 gathers steamDemocratic Senator Cory Booker kicked off his presidential campaign in Iowa with a call for unity, warning a crowd in Waterloo on Friday afternoon against “surrendering to cynicism” and calling for a revival of “civic grace”.“I believe in this country,” he said at Hawkeye Community College, on the first day of a weekend trip to the crucial caucus state that marks a key moment in the beginning of his ...
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Elizabeth Warren registered for bar as 'Native American' – report

Democratic presidential hopeful apologizes for identifying as Native American in Washington Post interviewSenator Elizabeth Warren was once again forced to address her past claims of Native American heritage on Tuesday, as the Washington Post reported the senator and Democratic candidate for president listed her race as “American Indian” on her registration for the Texas state bar more than three decades ago.The yellow registration card, which is dated April 1986, was filled out in blue ink and ...
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