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Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 01:59 PM CDT

No Millennial Bump for Buttigieg, But Hints of Broad Appeal

No Millennial Bump for Buttigieg, But Hints of Broad Appeal

Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own.

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Dem Presidential Candidates Call for Kavanaugh's Impeachment

Dem Presidential Candidates Call for Kavanaugh's Impeachment

Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he...

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 01:26 PM CDT

Rise in Health Uninsured May Be Linked to Immigrants' Fears

Rise in Health Uninsured May Be Linked to Immigrants' Fears

When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But...

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 07:06 AM CDT

Trump's Border Wall Funding Plans Risk National Security

Trump's Border Wall Funding Plans Risk National Security

President Donald Trump's plan to pay for his proposed border wall by taking funds from more than four dozen Air Force military construction projects poses various national security risks for the U.S. armed...

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Trump: US Locked and Loaded for Response to Attack on Saudis

Trump: US Locked and Loaded for Response to Attack on Saudis

A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up...

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 02:02 AM CDT

British Prime Minister's Aide Divides, But Will He Conquer?

British Prime Minister's Aide Divides, But Will He Conquer?

To some, he's a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most powerful aide — dubbed "Boris'...

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 11:02 AM CDT

Violence Flares After Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban

Violence Flares After Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban<br /><br />

Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 09:20 PM CDT

Hand-Drawn Swastika Found at Department of Homeland Security

Hand-Drawn Swastika Found at Department of Homeland Security

Someone drew a swastika inside a Department of Homeland Security office building, the agency reports. The swastika was discovered at the DHS complex on Nebraska Avenue in northwest Washington, D.C. “This...

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 04:50 PM CDT

Fact Check: Trump, Dems and Their Tale of 2 Countries

Fact Check: Trump, Dems and Their Tale of 2 Countries

The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by...

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 04:40 PM CDT

Warren Has Own Plan for Everything, Though Not Health Care

Warren Has Own Plan for Everything, Though Not Health Care

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. But on health care, she's with Bernie. Warren, a Massachusetts senator and a leading liberal Democratic presidential candidate, has stood out in the 2020 race for her...

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