President Trump to speak at international police chiefs' conference in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- President Donald Trump, who will be in Chicago next week for a campaign fundraiser, also is scheduled to speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, a White House official has confirmed.

The president's Monday address comes the same day as a fundraiser hosted by Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts and ...Read more

Bernie Sanders joins Elizabeth Warren in criticizing Amazon's spending in Seattle City Council elections

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Bernie Sanders has joined fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in decrying Amazon's heavy spending on Seattle's pivotal City Council elections.

Amazon last week reported a record $1.05 million contribution to a political-action committee that's been paying door-to-door canvassers and buying advertisements to boost pro-...Read more

Immediate backlash hits Trump after he calls impeachment probe a 'lynching'

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WASHINGTON -- Conjuring memories of violent racially motivated murders and drawing an immediate bipartisan backlash, President Donald Trump on Tuesday described House Democrats' impeachment inquiry as a "lynching."

Trump made the statement in a morning tweet that began with a warning that "if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win...Read more

Trump's Cabinet meeting devolves into 71 minutes of gripes and grievances

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, trying to dig out from two new political holes of his own making on top of the expanding House impeachment inquiry, held forth for 71 minutes Monday during what was ostensibly a Cabinet meeting but ended up being a familiar torrent of grievance, defensiveness and bold statements about his expansive view of ...Read more

US Supreme Court overturns ruling in Michigan gerrymandering case: What it means

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday morning officially overturned a ruling that had called for nearly three dozen congressional and legislative districts in Michigan to be redrawn because they unfairly helped one political party.

The decision -- which vacated an earlier ruling made by a three-judge panel by the Sixth U.S. Circuit ...Read more

Tech workers backing candidates looking to break up their employers

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Silicon Valley software engineers seem more loyal to the left wing of the Democratic Party than to their own employers.

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who has called for breaking up Facebook, Amazon and Google, raised more than $173,000 from tech industry employees in the third quarter, according to Bloomberg News's analysis of public...Read more

Bernie Sanders returns to the campaign trail with a rally in New York City

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LONG ISLAND CITY, New York -- Bernie Sanders leaped back onto the campaign trail Saturday with a rowdy political rally aimed at reassuring supporters unnerved by the 78-year-old's recent heart attack -- and with a lot of encouragement from an unexpected place.

The candidate competing with Sanders to lock down the Democratic Party's most ...Read more

Sanders rallies with Ocasio-Cortez in New York campaign reset

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Bernie Sanders, weeks after a heart attack that threatened to derail his campaign, is resetting his presidential bid on Saturday with a New York City rally and the endorsement of influential Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Vermont senator looks to leverage the charismatic 30-year-old lawmaker, who has outsized influence with left-...Read more

Congress has long sought to bar foreign campaign contributions

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WASHINGTON -- In the decades before President Donald Trump asked Ukraine to launch an investigation into his main political rival in the upcoming presidential election, Congress tried again and again to keep foreign nationals out of American elections and government decisions.

The lawmakers' adversaries over the years sound as if they come ...Read more

Supreme Court will hear challenge to autonomy of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a constitutional challenge to the semi-independent status of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a government agency created by Congress in the wake of Great Recession to police mortgage providers, credit card issuers and other consumer lenders.

At issue is whether the bureau's ...Read more

Trump administration gets high court review on quick deportation

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Trump administration appeal that could bolster the government's ability to deport undocumented immigrants quickly after their asylum bids are rejected.

Taking up a politically charged issue, the justices said they'll review a lower court's conclusion that people who enter the country ...Read more

Analysis: 4 takeaways from Trump's 'overthrow' rally in Dallas

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump walked slowly into the White House just after 1:30 a.m. Friday even more embattled than when he left it some 15 hours earlier. During a rally in Dallas hours before, he dropped the "I-word" (impeachment) just once as he described himself and conservatives as victims of an "overthrow" conspiracy.

Gordon Sondland, the ...Read more

At Dallas rally, embattled Trump calls 2020 a fight for 'survival of American democracy'

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump wasted little time at a campaign rally in Dallas attacking the Democrats leading an impeachment probe against him, saying "Crazy Nancy" and "Shifty Schiff" hate the United States.

"The Democrats have betrayed our country," he said to cheers, as he said the 2020 election is about the "survival of American ...Read more

Kobach's campaign paid Kansan known to post racist comments on white nationalist site

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WASHINGTON -- Kansas Republican Kris Kobach's Senate campaign paid an Olathe man who regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a white nationalist website.

Kobach's campaign paid Joe Suber $500 for field coordinating services in September, according to the Republican's latest campaign finance report. Suber also filed...Read more

10 times the late Rep. Elijah Cummings clashed with President Trump

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BALTIMORE -- The late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings tangled repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past few years.

The two men clashed from the start, and the conflicts intensified after Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, putting Cummings in the chairman's seat of the House Committee on Oversight and ...Read more

Trump calls Cummings 'highly respected political leader' after congressman's death

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BALTIMORE -- President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to send his "warmest condolences" to the family and friends of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who died in the early morning amid some longstanding health problems.

"I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader," Trump said ...Read more

Trump 'meltdown' at White House meeting on Syria sends Democrats storming out

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump found himself increasingly isolated Wednesday as members of his own party decried the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria -- a move that cleared the way for a Turkish invasion -- and top administration officials set off for an uncertain diplomatic mission to Ankara to negotiate a cease-fire.

...Read more

House Republicans aim to force vote on Schiff censure

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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Biggs will attempt to force a vote on his resolution to censure House Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff on the House floor this week, having initiated the process Wednesday.

Biggs' censure effort has the backing of House Republican leaders -- an uncommon alliance between the party's establishment and the chairman of ...Read more

Kurds are 'no angels' and their fight with Turkey is 'not our problem,' Trump says

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued distancing the United States from Kurdish forces in Syria who once were Washington's chief ally in fighting the Islamic State terrorist group.

Trump's decision to remove American forces that were positioned between Turkish troops and the Kurds has angered both Republican and Democratic...Read more

Analysis: Rivals in Democratic debate make clear they see Warren as front-runner

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WASHINGTON -- Welcome to the top, Elizabeth Warren.

That was a central message of the presidential Democratic debate Tuesday, when the Massachusetts senator's rivals peppered her with hostile questions and blunt challenges to her policies on health care, taxes and more.

The debate was the first to be held since Warren moved into the lead of ...Read more