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  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jan 15, 2019

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar Presses Attorney General Nominee William Barr on Government Shutdown

    The Minnesota senator called the government shutdown an ‘outrage,’ and asked Barr what he would say to furloughed Justice Dept. employees.

  • Attorney Oct 5, 2019

    Haiti Braces for More Upheaval After Big Protest

    Haitians braced for more upheaval on Saturday as opposition leaders, emboldened by a massive protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, pledged to remain on the streets. Friday marked one of the largest demonstrations since the protests began weeks ago as opposition supporters say they are tired of corruption, ballooning inflation and a shortage of basic goods. They also...

  • United States Sep 9, 2019

    Sarah Palin’s Husband, Todd, Files for Divorce Over ‘Incompatibility of Temperament’

    Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, filed for divorce from the former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor citing “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.” Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the couple’s 31-year marriage in a filing submitted Friday in the Anchorage Superior Court. The filing, first reported...

  • Massachusetts Aug 19, 2019

    Warren Offers Public Apology Over Claim to Tribal Heritage

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that’s proved to be a big political liability. “Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have made mistakes,” the Massachusetts senator said at a forum on Native American issues in this pivotal...

  • NBC Aug 19, 2019

    Julián Castro’s New Animal Rights Plan Takes on a Favorite Donald Trump Jr. Hobby

    Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday released a comprehensive animal welfare plan that includes a series of ambitious policy proposals, including making animal abuse a federal crime and cracking down on trophy hunting, NBC News reports. “Our plan to advance animal welfare is not only the right thing to do, but will improve people’s lives through responsible pet ownership...

  • NBC Aug 17, 2019

    ‘I’m Afraid’: Frightened Kids Ask Candidates to Protect Them From School Shooters

    The moments happen all across the country. Tiny faces, peering out from behind their parents, or timidly accepting a microphone as the room falls silent. They make eye contact with a larger-than-life presidential candidate and ask: Can you keep me safe at school? Can you stop the shootings? The questions from children have become a hallmark of the 2020 presidential...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    US Homeland Security Discusses Asylum Agreement in Guatemala

    The acting head of U.S. Homeland Security held discussions behind closed doors in Guatemala on Wednesday on an agreement that would force many asylum seekers to file claims in the Central American country instead of the United States. Details on Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan’s agenda and activities were scant, and there was no immediate access for journalists. But the Guatemalan...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 24, 2019

    ‘Late Night’: Beto O’Rourke on His Punk-Rock Past

    Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke talks about his punk-rock past and his plan for 2020.

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2019

    Trump Unloads on Paul Ryan After ‘American Carnage’ Excerpts

    President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan’s comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book. Ryan condemns Trump in “American Carnage,” by Tim Alberta of Politico, in excerpts running in various publications. Alberta wrote the former speaker, who retired from Congress in 2018, could not stand the idea of...

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2019

    Trump Unloads on Paul Ryan After ‘American Carnage’ Excerpts

    President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan’s comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book. Ryan condemns Trump in “American Carnage,” by Tim Alberta of Politico, in excerpts running in various publications. Alberta wrote the former speaker, who retired from Congress in 2018, could not stand the idea of...

  • Texas Jul 6, 2019

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    Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke announced a plan to forgive 100% of student loan debt for all public school teachers, as part of a far-reaching plan for massive investment in public education. O’Rourke, a Democrat from Texas, said Friday that debt forgiveness would be a way to recognize teachers’ dedication to their students and allow them to concentrate fully on their...

  • Texas Jul 6, 2019

    Beto O’Rourke Pushes Student Loan Forgiveness for Public School Teachers

    Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke announced a plan to forgive 100% of student loan debt for all public school teachers, as part of a far-reaching plan for massive investment in public education. O’Rourke, a Democrat from Texas, said Friday that debt forgiveness would be a way to recognize teachers’ dedication to their students and allow them to concentrate fully on their...

  • mayor Jun 10, 2019

    Age Matters More Than Sexuality to US Presidential Voters, Poll Finds

    A new poll finds that Americans are more likely to say they’d reject a presidential candidate who is older than 70 than one who’s gay, Reuters reported. The findings in Monday’s Reuters/Ipsos poll, conducted ahead of the 50th anniversary of the uprising at New York City’s Stonewall Inn, are a sign that a candidate’s sexual orientation is a diminished concern...

  • NBC News Jun 3, 2019

    Inside Pete Buttigieg’s Plan to Overhaul the Supreme Court

    As Democrats agonize over a spate of state laws restricting abortion rights and even a potential reversal of Roe v. Wade, one 2020 presidential candidate is putting an ambitious, long-shot plan to reform the Supreme Court front-and-center of his campaign, NBC News reports. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has talked about his plan to overhaul the high...

  • NBC News Jun 3, 2019

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    As Democrats agonize over a spate of state laws restricting abortion rights and even a potential reversal of Roe v. Wade, one 2020 presidential candidate is putting an ambitious, long-shot plan to reform the Supreme Court front-and-center of his campaign, NBC News reports. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has talked about his plan to overhaul the high...

  • Governor May 23, 2019

    McDonald’s Workers March For Better Wages

    McDonald’s workers made their voices heard Thursday along West Randolph Street.

  • Donald Trump Apr 29, 2016

    ‘Mr. Hate Leave Our State’: Trump Protesters in Burlingame Clash With Police, Block Roads And Burn American Flag

    Vociferously chanting “Dump Trump,” and “Run Trump Run,” protesters trying to prevent Donald Trump from giving the kick-off speech at the California Republican Convention Friday blocked the entrance, jumped over bushes and faced off against police in riot gear.

  • New York May 5, 2019

    ‘I Could Actually Plan My Life’: What Student Debt Forgiveness Would Mean for Borrowers

    When Elizabeth Warren released her sweeping student debt forgiveness proposal last month, many borrowers imagined how their lives would transform if their loan balance shrank or disappeared. “Emotionally, it’s the biggest thing in the back of your mind,” said Dominic DeFelice, 23, who owes more than $100,000. “To have Elizabeth Warren actually come out and have a plan for it...

  • Minnesota May 3, 2019

    Klobuchar Releases $100B Substance Abuse, Mental Health Plan

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., released a new policy Friday focused on treating and preventing substance abuse and mental illness, a plan she says isn’t just an attempt to solve an issue she hears about on the campaign trail but one with deep roots in her personal life. “Everywhere I’ve gone in this country, every town hall meeting, people say, ‘What’s...

  • NBC News Mar 28, 2019

    Buttigieg’s Chick-fil-A Remarks Draw Reaction From LGBTQ Community

    Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has drawn mixed reaction from the LGBTQ community after saying on a syndicated radio show that he does not approve of Chick-fil-A’s politics, but “kind of” approves of its chicken, NBC News reported. “Maybe if nothing else, I can build that bridge,” the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said Tuesday on “The Breakfast...

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