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  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    Fact Check: Dems Debate on Guns, Syria, Health Care

    A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation of why they’re not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also crept in during robust exchanges over foreign policy, health care, taxes and more.

  • China Oct 9, 2019

    Sixers Fan Says He Was Kicked Out of Preseason Game After Showing Support for Hong Kong

    As the NBA continues to deal with the fallout from an executive’s controversial tweet, a man says he and his wife were kicked out of a Philadelphia 76ers game after showing their support for protesters in Hong Kong.

  • Florida Oct 7, 2019

    Rockets General Manager's Show of Support for Hong Kong Protesters Angers China

    Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tried Sunday to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team’s Chinese fans or sponsors. A short time after Morey posted that statement, the NBA said it was “regrettable” that the deleted tweet offended...

  • Donald Trump Sep 16, 2019

    Trump Defends Brett Kavanaugh After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Resurface

    Several Democratic presidential candidates have 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 was in college. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years. The New York Times now...

  • Donald Trump Sep 15, 2019

    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.

  • The Associated Press Aug 29, 2019

    Dorian Aims for US, Causes Limited Damage in Caribbean

    Hurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean as it left the region Wednesday night, setting its sights on the U.S. mainland as it threatened to grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm.

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    Biden, Harris Join Warren to Promise Teacher as Ed Secretary

    Echoing one of their top Democratic presidential rivals, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promised Friday to nominate an educator as secretary of education if either wins the nomination and defeats President Donald Trump. “We don’t treat you with dignity,” Biden, the former vice president, told thousands of public school teachers gathered for the National Education Association convention in Texas. “If...

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2019

    Warren in the Spotlight as Democrats Gather for 1st Debate

    After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase.

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2019

    Warren in the Spotlight as Democrats Gather for 1st Debate

    After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase.

  • Joe Biden Jun 8, 2019

    Buttigieg's High College Debt Draws Attention to the Issue

    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage. With loans totaling more than $130,000, they are among the 43 million people in the United States who owe federal student...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2019

    Immigration Largely Absent From Democrats' 2020 Policy Blitz

    Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming, curb gun violence, offer universal health care coverage, slash student debt and preserve abortion rights. Largely left out of the policy parade: Immigration. The field of 20-plus candidates is united in condemning President Donald Trump’s support for hard-line immigration tactics,...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Democrats Raise $75M So Far, Signaling a Drawn-Out Fight

    Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and California Sen. Kamala Harris came in second with $12 million. Former Texas Rep. Beto...

  • Donald Trump Mar 15, 2019

    Trump Appointee Completes Month of Public Housing Stays

    Since she took over as President Donald Trump’s top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what’s traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She’s feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter “Miss Piggy .” On Twitter, she tosses barbs at liberal politicians and lavishes praise on the...

  • Donald Trump Dec 15, 2018

    Biden Considers His Age as He Ponders 2020 Run

    As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be the biggest hurdle to launching another bid for the...

  • Washington Sep 22, 2018

    Ben Carson Calls Kavanaugh Opponents ‘Desperate'

    Housing Secretary Ben Carson is attributing the controversy over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to people who want to “fundamentally change this country.” Carson said Friday that Kavanaugh’s opponents have become “desperate.” “And now they don’t see themselves as being able to control the courts for another generation,” Carson added. “So what is left? Chaos and destruction.” Carson made the...

  • CEO Jun 7, 2018

    HUD Plan Would Raise Rents for Poor by 20 Percent: Analysis

    Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness. Morris lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where most households receiving federal housing assistance would see...

  • CEO Jun 7, 2018

    HUD Plan Would Raise Rents for Poor by 20 Percent: Analysis

    Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness. Morris lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where most households receiving federal housing assistance would see...

  • Donald Trump Apr 13, 2018

    Will Democrats Pluck the Next President From City Hall?

    Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the presidential race in 2020, is hoping to show party activists that his experience running a city can preview success on the national scene. He planned to make his debut in Iowa, an early campaign proving ground, on Friday, talking to union carpenters, seeing representatives from the Asian, Latino and LBGTQ...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2018

    VA Secretary Shulkin in Limbo With Trump: Sources

    President Donald Trump is planning to oust embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin amid an extraordinary rebellion at the agency and damaging government investigations into his alleged spending abuses, three administration officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. Two officials said an announcement on Shulkin could happen this week, subject to Trump’s final decision as the White House hones in...

  • Secretary Mar 20, 2018

    Ben Carson on $31K Dining Set: I Left Details Up to My Wife

    Housing Secretary Ben Carson, under fire after his office ordered a $31,000 dining set, told a House panel Tuesday that he left furniture purchasing decisions to his wife. Carson said that he was unaware of the purchase, and canceled it as soon as he learned about it in news reports. But emails released by an accountability organization last week suggest...

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