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Ready to fight: Cory Booker shows his tough side to voters

Nearing the end of a lively town hall with hundreds of voters packed into an art gallery, Cory Booker surveyed the crowd and reassured them that his sunny, unity-first presidential campaign is also tough. Read More

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

President Donald Trump today said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. Read More

Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

The Trump administration said today that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California’s high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent. Read More

Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare national emergency

A group of 16 states, including Hawaii, California, New York and Colorado, filed a lawsuit Monday against Trump’s emergency declaration. Read More

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said today that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test whether he can still generate the progressive energy that fueled his insurgent 2016 campaign. Read More

Trump sees ‘new day’ for Latin America at Miami rally

President Donald Trump said today that “a new day is coming in Latin America,” as he sought to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido. Read More

Trump handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, said the president aims to use Twitter again this time to “define his potential opponent and impact the Democrat primary debate.” Read More

Obama quietly gives advice to 2020 Democrats, but no endorsement

Obama has counseled more than a dozen declared or likely candidates on what he believes it will take to beat President Donald Trump. Read More

‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump, ex-FBI official says

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. Read More

Elizabeth Warren highlights her work on economic crisis in Vegas stop

Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were pummeled by the mortgage crisis a decade ago. Read More

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. Read More

Heather Nauert out as pick for U.N. ambassador

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Read More

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld throws hat in, opening way to GOP race

Bill Weld, the maverick former governor of Massachusetts, announced today that he would form an exploratory committee to challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s 2020 nomination, presenting himself as a dissident voice in a political party that has abandoned its mainstream roots. Read More


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