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Clinton says Russia is grooming Gabbard to be a third-party candidate

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“I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and they’re grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton said in an interview for Plouffe’s Campaign HQ podcast. “She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of...
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Shoelaces, ice cream and flower power: The weirdest things the 2020 candidates bought

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Former Vice President Joe Biden. | Don RyanAP Photo $3,800 for Biden’s favorite dessert Former Vice President Joe Biden, who famously loves ice cream, spent over $3,800 at Columbus, Ohio, ice cream shop Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for “donor gifts.” He’s also personally visited the store in 2016, while he...
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Can Warren win the nomination without majority black support?

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“The biggest delegate districts in the country are the majority-minority districts,” said Elaine Kamarck, a member of the Democratic National Committee and the author of “Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates its Presidential Candidates.” “African Americans because of their loyalty to their party have a...
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House-passed Syria resolution hits snag in Senate

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McConnell has repeatedly expressed concern with Turkey’s incursion into Syria since President Donald Trump’s decision to cede ground in the region. But he’s also criticized Democratic presidential candidates and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for opposing an amendment earlier this year asserting the U.S. should stay in Syria and...
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Gordon Sondland breaks with Trump in impeachment testimony

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“Mr. Giuliani specifically mentioned the 2016 election (including the DNC server) and Burisma as two anti-corruption investigatory topics of importance for the president,” Sondland will say. Biden’s son Hunter sat on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company that had faced international scrutiny. But Sondland added that he did...
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, powerful Democratic chairman and Trump target, dies at 68

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He was the top Democrat on the GOP-led Benghazi Committee, pushing back on the controversial probe that Republican lawmakers used to dog Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. As Oversight Committee chairman, he convened one of the most explosive hearings in this Congress — bringing Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to...
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Trump wants a warrior to elevate his immigration fight in an election year

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A large group of prominent conservatives, including former Sen. Jim DeMint, Citizens United President David Bossie and Club for Growth President David McIntosh, wrote a letter this week pushing for Cuccinelli. “Ken Cuccinelli checks two boxes for President Trump — style and substance,” said RJ Hauman, government relations director at...
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Trump keeps pressure on Republican senators as impeachment threatens

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Yet if Trump is cool and confident, he’s also lashing out at his enemies in an increasingly ugly fashion, castigating Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday in a White House meeting, calling Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) a “pompous ‘ass’” and even taking aim at steadfast ally Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Those...

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