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Iowa Dems could upend caucus tradition, consider letting delegates vote by app or phone
Iowa party leaders said they want to make the caucus process more accessible and transparent.

03/06/2019

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Trump meets with freed American oil worker held in Yemen since 2017
President Trump on Wednesday welcomed into the Oval Office an American oil worker who had been held hostage in Yemen for almost two years before being released and reunited with his family late last month.

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Washington Post fact-checks Hillary Clinton on voter-suppression claims
The Washington Post's fact-checker leveled former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her claims Sunday regarding voter suppression in Wisconsin and Georgia during the 2016 presidential election.

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Ilhan Omar ducks questions amid drama over anti-Semitism resolution
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar refused to address questions on Wednesday about accusations she's anti-Semitic in light of the drama over a planned resolution on Capitol Hill condemning bigotry.

03/06/2019

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Trump tells Republicans to ‘stay united' in face of push to nix border emergency declaration
President Trump on Wednesday urged fellow Republicans to “stay united” in the face of a Democrat-led effort to nix his declaration of a national emergency at the border.

03/06/2019

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Arizona GOP Sen. Martha McSally says she was 'preyed upon and then raped' in Air Force by superior officer
Sen. Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, disclosed during an emotional Senate hearing on Wednesday she was "preyed upon and then raped" in the Air Force by a superior officer.

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Trump reverses Obama-era rule requiring reports on drone strike casualties
President Trump on Wednesday reversed an Obama administration rule that requires defense and intelligence officials to publicly report the number of civilian casualties from U.S. military operations and drone strikes.

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Son of smuggler for Pablo Escobar turning members of Congress on to support legal pot
Meet native South Floridian attorney Brady Cobb, the son of one of Pablo Escobar's top US cannabis couriers who, over the past two years, has managed to flip almost all of Washington's Republican top brass into voting in support of legalizing cannabis

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Nielsen: ICE giving pregnancy tests to migrant girls as young as 10 after dangerous journey to border
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told lawmakers Wednesday that the journey for migrants traveling from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border is so fraught with danger that the U.S. is giving pregnancy tests to migrant girls as young as 10.

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Biden camp hires top Latino operative in new sign of possible run, report says
Cristobal Alex, one of the nation's top Latino political operatives, has joined Joe Biden's camp, a move seen as a sign that the former vice president is seriously considering running for the Oval Office in 2020, according to Politico.

03/06/2019

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House prepares to expand obstruction probe
Declaring it's “very clear” President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump's administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding Russia investigation.

03/04/2019

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Ocasio-Cortez leaves parade in 17 mpg minivan — blocks from the subway
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her getaway from a St. Patrick's Day parade in a for-hire minivan on Sunday — despite being just blocks from a Queens subway station.

03/04/2019

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John Hickenlooper, former Colorado governor, jumps into 2020 race
Touting that he's proven he can bring people together “to produce the progressive change Washington has failed to deliver,” former two-term Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday morning launched his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

03/04/2019

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Jon Stewart sticks to praise of Trump administration's handling of 9/11 victims' program
Jon Stewart, a reliably harsh critic of the president, doubled down this week on his praise of the Trump administration's handling of a program which provides funds to 9/11 responders and their families.

03/04/2019

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What Sen. Paul's decision to oppose Trump's national emergency declaration means
The decision by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to vote in favor of blocking President Trump's national emergency declaration for the border sets two things in motion on Capitol Hill:

03/04/2019

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Trump blames Cohen hearing for possibly contributing to summit result
President Trump late Sunday tweeted that the call to have his former attorney Michael Cohen testify Wednesday in front of the House Oversight Committee may have contributed to the "walk" that resulted from his second nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

03/04/2019

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Elizabeth Warren refuses to name one person in Trump administration she considers ‘decent': report
Calling someone in the Trump administration a "decent" person could be a political liability for Democrats in 2020.

03/04/2019

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Roger Stone may have violated gag order after ‘framed' Instagram post
Roger Stone, the Republican operative and former member of President Trump's inner circle, may have violated his recent court-imposed gag order on Sunday after posting a photo on Instagram that asked, “Who framed Roger Stone.”

03/04/2019

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Mark Warner says there's 'enormous' evidence of Russia-Trump collusion
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Sunday said there are "enormous amounts of evidence" linking the Trump campaign to Russia — on the same day House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said there's "direct evidence" of collusion between the two.

03/04/2019

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Democratic presidential hopefuls descend on Selma to mark 45th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., delivered a fiery speech on Sunday to a crowd gathered inside a Selma, Ala. church to commemorate the civil rights march that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday" – telling the hundreds gathered to hear him speak that it was a time to recommit to the fight for justice in America.

03/04/2019

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Rashida Tlaib's campaign paid her $17,500 in salary after Election Day, in possible violation of FEC rules: report
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is facing questions after campaign records revealed she paid herself $17,500 as a salary after the midterm elections, in what appeared to be a violation of campaign finance rules.

03/02/2019

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Cindy and Meghan McCain respond after CPAC speaker's swipe at late Arizona senator
Two survivors of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., responded Friday after conservative commentator Michelle Malkin criticized the senator's legacy on immigration issues during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

03/02/2019

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GOP senator subpoenaed at CPAC was target of 'political stunt,' his spokeswoman says
U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was the target of "a political stunt" when he was served with a subpoena following his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, his spokeswoman said Friday.

03/02/2019

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Rep. Matt Gaetz regrets ‘invoking' Michael Cohen's family in tweet, says he's ‘sorry'
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said during a Friday interview on Fox News it was “wrong” for him to “invoke” ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's family in a widely-condemned tweet this week, saying, “I shouldn't have done it.”

03/02/2019

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US revokes visas of 49 Maduro-aligned officials in Venezuela
The Trump administration announced Friday it is revoking the visas of 49 Maduro-aligned officials and their families and sanctioning several top military and security officials, part of a major U.S. campaign to push contested Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power.

03/02/2019

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