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Here's the lineup for the second Democratic presidential debate

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WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee and CNN unveiled the list of candidates who will take part in the second presidential primary debates of the 2020 election.

The debates will take place in Detroit on July 30 and 31 with 10 candidates on each stage. The group participating each night will be selected at random in a live draw on CNN...Read more

Trump contends he is winning war of words with House 'squad'

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he believes he is winning the "political fight" over his racist tweets and comments about four minority female House freshman Democrats.

"If people want to leave our country, they can," he said, repeating his days-old line about Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of ...Read more

Probe into payments made to two women before 2016 US election ends

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NEW YORK -- U.S. prosecutors in New York have ended their probe into whether hush money payments made to two women shortly before the 2016 presidential election violated campaign finance law, according to a court document filed Wednesday.

It was unclear whether the move to end the probe means that no further charges will be filed in the case.

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Maryland Gov. Hogan says Trump tweets 'very unbecoming of a president,' stops short of calling them racist

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BALTIMORE -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has criticized President Donald Trump's tweets and comments that certain members of Congress should "go back" to other countries.

"I thought the comments were terrible and very unbecoming of a president," Hogan, a Republican, told WJZ-TV Tuesday night. "Totally inappropriate."

Hogan's statement, while ...Read more

House's condemnation of Trump may just be the beginning

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WASHINGTON -- Although Tuesday's long day of heated debate ended with the House voting to condemn President Donald Trump for racist tweets, the chamber's brawl over the president's behavior may be just beginning.

The House voted, 240-187, to approve a nonbinding resolution that says the chamber "strongly condemns" Trump's "racist comments that ...Read more

Congress is Trump's best hope for drug pricing action

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WASHINGTON -- An upcoming Senate bill is the Trump administration's best hope for a significant achievement before next year's election to lower prescription drug prices, but a lot still needs to go right for anything to become law.

Despite the overwhelming desire for action, there are still policy gulfs between Republicans and Democrats in the...Read more

House votes to condemn Trump's tweets as racist

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WASHINGTON -- For all the tumult and anger that President Donald Trump's verbal attacks on four minority lawmakers have caused, he has been clear about his political motives: Drive a wedge through the country that forces each side to its corner.

Trump is betting he can repeat the formula that won him election in 2016, widening the nation's ...Read more

Trump administration agrees to final order ending census fight

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NEW YORK -- The Trump administration has agreed to a court order that would formally block it from asking about citizenship on the 2020 Census, U.S. lawyers told a judge.

New York and immigrant advocacy groups successfully sued to block the question, including a win in the Supreme Court in June, prompting President Donald Trump to claim he was ...Read more

Threats against members increasing, Capitol police chief says

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WASHINGTON -- Threats against members of Congress continue to grow, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said Tuesday at his first appearance as head of the department before the House Administration Committee.

"We continue to see the threat assessment cases that we're opening continue to grow," Sund said. "For FY 2018, we had approximately 4,894 ...Read more

House Democrats to condemn Trump over his attacks on four minority members

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WASHINGTON -- For all the tumult and anger that President Donald Trump's verbal attacks on four minority lawmakers have caused, he has been clear about his political motives: Drive a wedge through the country that forces each side to its corner.

Trump is betting he can repeat the formula that won him election in 2016, widening the nation's ...Read more

As Trump doubles down on racist comments, House to vote on condemning them

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump delivered some of the most incendiary comments of his presidency on Monday, signaling that he intends to build his reelection bid as much around divisive racial and cultural issues as on low unemployment and economic growth.

The rhetoric sparked unusual pushback from several Republicans, and led to a ...Read more

Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at US southern border

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WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration moved Monday to in effect end asylum for the vast majority of migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous shift in policy that could block hundreds of thousands of people from seeking protection in the U.S. -- and is certain to draw legal challenges.

The new rule, published in the Federal ...Read more

Four congresswomen targeted in Trump's tweets vow they won't be silenced

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WASHINGTON -- Four liberal House Democrats on Monday lambasted President Donald Trump's tweets as "xenophobic," "bigoted" and unworthy of the White House in an unusual standoff between first-year House lawmakers and a U.S. president.

"This is the agenda of white nationalists," said Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who accused Trump of trying to ...Read more

Ocasio-Cortez, allies say they won't be baited by Trump attacks

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WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her three allies in Congress said verbal attacks from President Donald Trump won't distract them from their agenda as they decried his tweets as racist.

"I am not surprised that he uses the rhetoric he does," Ocasio-Cortez said of the president. "But I also know that we are focused."

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Mnuchin says Trump's tweets on minority lawmakers weren't racist

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WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he didn't consider President Donald Trump's tweets on Sunday about minority congresswomen to be racist.

Mnuchin found himself drawn into the furor over the tweets, in which the president suggested that the lawmakers "go back" to "crime infested places from which they came," during a White ...Read more

Democrats condemn Trump's racist tweets, congressional Republicans mostly silent

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WASHINGTON -- While Democrats were united in their condemnation of President Donald Trump's call for four members of Congress to "go back" to "the crime infested countries from which they came," nearly no Republicans had publicly rebuked the president a day after his Sunday tirade.

On the Republican side of the aisle, condemnations of Trump for...Read more

Trump moves to end US asylum for Central American migrants

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants who cross the U.S. southern border as he steps up a crackdown on immigration.

Migrants who fail to apply for protection from persecution or torture while in a third country before entering the U.S. would be ineligible for asylum, under a rule...Read more

Trump to Democratic congresswomen: 'Go back' where they came from

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WASHINGTON -- Go back where you came from.

It's an insulting remark sometimes flung at new arrivals to the United States, at foreign-born U.S. citizens -- or at those who are native-born but belong to an ethnic minority. It's usually considered a racist taunt.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump denounced " 'progressive' Democrat Congresswomen ...Read more

Trump trails Biden, Warren, Sanders in NBC-WSJ poll matchups

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump trails at least three Democratic hopefuls -- Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren -- in theoretical head-to-head matchups for the 2020 general election, a new poll showed.

Biden, the former vice president, held the biggest lead among registered voters in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll ...Read more

Trump to progressive Democrats: Go back where you came from

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump made a new broadside against a faction of progressive Democrats led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, suggesting they return to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Trump's remarks sparked immediate outrage from Democrats. Representative Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico decried "a ...Read more

 

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