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3h Updated Trump spreads false claims about Mueller as Democrats start tightening the screws
President Donald Trump spread at least four false claims Wednesday about the conclusions and costs of the Russia investigation, while pushing back against Democratic leaders who are trying to pick up where special counsel Robert Mueller left off.
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3h Updated Tillerson told lawmakers Putin was more prepared than Trump in Germany meeting
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers that Russian President Vladimir Putin was more prepared than President Donald Trump for their meeting in Hamburg, Germany, putting US officials at a disadvantage, a Democratic House Foreign Affairs committee aide told CNN Wednesday.
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Who are the candidates?3h Who are the candidates?
Check candidates standing in the UK in the 23 May European Election.
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3h On Politics: Trump Blows Up Meeting With Democrats
The president stormed out of an infrastructure meeting, declaring that he could not work with Democrats until they stopped investigating him.
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Trump Is to Visit Ireland in June3h Updated Trump Is to Visit Ireland in June
The president will meet with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during an overnight stay wedged between a state visit to Britain and a D-Day commemoration in France.
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Canceled Fund-Raiser Prompts Question: Can a Democrat Oppose Abortion?5h Updated Canceled Fund-Raiser Prompts Question: Can a Democrat Oppose Abortion?
After pressure, a top Democratic Party official will no longer host an event for the anti-abortion Representative Daniel Lipinski of Illinois.
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5h Updated Feds say a sixth migrant child died while in the care of authorities in September
A 10-year-old migrant child died while in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement in September of last year, according to department spokesman Mark Weber.
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6h Updated DHS press secretary to leave post for position at State Department
Department of Homeland Security press secretary Tyler Q. Houlton is leaving his position at the end of the week after nearly two years delivering the public message for a department that has been at the center of the Trump administration's focus on immigration and many of its controversial policies.
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6h Updated Trump, Angered by ‘Phony’ Inquiries, Blows Up Meeting With Pelosi and Schumer
After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a “cover-up,” the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped investigating him.
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6h Intelligence agencies brief 2020 campaigns on cybersecurity, espionage issues
The US intelligence community has briefed presidential campaigns on potential cybersecurity and espionage issues they may face ahead of the 2020 election.
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New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump’s State Tax Returns7h Updated New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump’s State Tax Returns
Tax officials would be authorized to hand over his state returns to any one of three congressional committees, opening a new front in a heated battle.
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7h News Analysis: Pelosi Pushes Go-Slow Strategy on Impeachment as She Goads Trump
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is using rhetorical volleys, like accusing President Trump of “a cover-up,” to ease the pressure on impeachment as she counsels a methodical strategy.
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7h Updated Trump Walks Out on Pelosi and Schumer After 3 Minutes
After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a “cover-up,” the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped their “phony investigations.”
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White House Memo: How ‘Infrastructure Week’ Became a Long-Running Joke7h Updated White House Memo: How ‘Infrastructure Week’ Became a Long-Running Joke
For two years now, the phrase has become a catchall term invoking the chaos of the Trump White House.
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U.S. Yet to Find Evidence of New Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria7h Updated U.S. Yet to Find Evidence of New Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria
Officials appeared to edge away from the urgency of an earlier State Department announcement that warned of new chemical attacks by the Syrian government.
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7h Updated Trump blow up leaves lawmakers worried about disaster aid, budget talks
President Donald Trump's angry threats Wednesday to not work with congressional Democrats until they stopped investigating him came at a sensitive time for talks over several important issues that bipartisan negotiators on Capitol Hill and the White House had hoped to wrap up before Congress leaves as early as Thursday for the Memorial Day recess.
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Michael Avenatti Is Charged With Stealing Nearly $300,000 From Stormy Daniels8h Updated Michael Avenatti Is Charged With Stealing Nearly $300,000 From Stormy Daniels
The lawyer is accused of more than three dozen crimes, including forging a letter to Ms. Daniels’s literary agent to secure funds that he put toward the monthly payment on a Ferrari.
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8h Updated 2nd judge refuses to block House subpoenas for Trump bank records
A federal judge in New York on Wednesday refused to block subpoenas from the House of Representatives for President Donald Trump's financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.
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8h Updated Analysis: Abortion is not always a red v. blue issue
American political parties are running to the extremes on abortion as conservative lawmakers vie to impose stricter limits on terminating pregnancies, prompting Democrats to rally in defense of women's reproductive rights -- and the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
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Trump’s Battles: Today’s State of Play8h Updated Trump’s Battles: Today’s State of Play
Here are the latest developments on the fights over President Trump’s taxes, access to the full Mueller report and more.
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Pelosi Pushes Go-Slow Strategy on Impeachment as She Goads Trump8h Pelosi Pushes Go-Slow Strategy on Impeachment as She Goads Trump
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is using rhetorical volleys, like accusing President Trump of “a cover-up,” to ease the pressure on impeachment as she counsels a methodical strategy.
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Donald Trump Jr. Gets a Book Deal8h Donald Trump Jr. Gets a Book Deal
The president’s eldest son will write about his father’s administration and the present political moment.
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Theresa May faces pressure after Andrea Leadsom resigns8h Theresa May faces pressure after Andrea Leadsom resigns
The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down over the PM's Brexit policy.
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European elections 2019: Polls to take place across the UK8h European elections 2019: Polls to take place across the UK
UK voters will send 73 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to Brussels and Strasbourg.
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8h House Panel’s Assent Gives Life to Effort to End 9/11 Military Authorization
For the first time in years, there’s a glimmer of hope for lawmakers intent on repealing a 9/11 era measure that has been stretched to enable open-ended warfare.
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8h 7 former EPA administrators offer to help Congress with agency oversight
Seven former Environmental Protection Agency administrators have offered lawmakers help to investigate the department, saying "much is at stake" as the Trump administration seeks to roll back clean air and water regulations, among other policy changes.
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Mnuchin Presses Companies for Trade War Contingency Plans9h Mnuchin Presses Companies for Trade War Contingency Plans
The Treasury secretary spoke to the chief financial officer of Walmart about steering its supply chain away from China.
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Voting to begin in the UK in EU elections9h Voting to begin in the UK in EU elections
Voting will get underway in the UK today to elect MEPs to the European parliament.
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9h Updated GOP Vermont governor to allow abortion rights bill to become law
Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott intends to allow a comprehensive abortion rights bill to become law, as other states led by Republican governors across the nation work to restrict the procedure.
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Justice Dept. Says It Will Share Some Mueller-Related Intelligence With House Committee9h Updated Justice Dept. Says It Will Share Some Mueller-Related Intelligence With House Committee
The department could begin handing over counterintelligence and foreign intelligence related documents as soon as this week.
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2020 Democrats on Impeachment: What the Candidates Have Said9h 2020 Democrats on Impeachment: What the Candidates Have Said
Here’s a look at what each of the candidates for the Democratic nomination has said about impeaching President Trump.
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Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit9h Updated Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit
Senior minister Andrea Leadsom says she no longer believes the government's approach will deliver Brexit.
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May clinging on as Tory MPs spark open warfare10h May clinging on as Tory MPs spark open warfare
Theresa May is clinging on to her premiership after furious Conservative MPs granted her some light relief by deciding not to change party rules that could have forced an imminent departure from Downing Street.
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10h Updated Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels
A federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday in two alleged schemes, charging him with fraud and aggravated identity theft involving his former client, Stormy Daniels, and with attempting to extort more than $20 million from sportswear giant Nike.
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10h Trump honors 14 public safety officers with the Medal of Valor
President Donald Trump honored 14 public safety officers for their acts of heroism with the Medal of Valor on Wednesday at the White House, with honorees including an Ohio State University officer who thwarted an act of terrorism and a fallen Dallas officer killed during a mass shooting at a police protest march.
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Can Trump Put NASA Astronauts on the Moon by 2024? It’s Unlikely10h Can Trump Put NASA Astronauts on the Moon by 2024? It’s Unlikely
While the Artemis program faces obstacles, the administration’s plan could speed the status quo for America’s space program.
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10h Updated Judge refuses to block House subpoenas for Trump bank records
A federal judge in New York on Wednesday refused to block subpoenas from the House of Representatives for President Donald Trump's financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.
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Brexiteer minister quits cabinet as PM May hangs on11h Brexiteer minister quits cabinet as PM May hangs on
A senior Brexiteer minister has resigned from the cabinet, in what could prove to be a fatal blow to Theresa May's premiership.
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12h Updated The Point: Donald Trump just channeled his inner Twitter troll in a Rose Garden temper tantrum
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to see President Donald Trump do a dramatic reading of some of his angrier tweets about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and congressional Democrats, wonder no longer! Because Trump did exactly that in a hastily-arranged press conference in the Rose Garden on Wednesday afternoon.
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12h Updated Tensions rise between Pompeo and Bolton
As national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jockey for influence amid a variety of pressing international concerns, including Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, there is growing tension between the two men, four people familiar with the matter say.
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12h READ: Michael Avenatti indictments
A federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday in two alleged schemes, charging him with fraud and aggravated identity theft involving his former client, Stormy Daniels, and with attempting to extort more than $20 million from sportswear giant Nike.
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12h Updated Tillerson quietly meets with House lawmakers to discuss Trump
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson quietly met with the top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday for an interview that focused primarily on his time in the Trump administration, a congressional aide with direct knowledge of the discussion confirmed to CNN.
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Mnuchin Dismisses I.R.S. Memo Saying Treasury Must Release Trump Tax Returns13h Updated Mnuchin Dismisses I.R.S. Memo Saying Treasury Must Release Trump Tax Returns
The Treasury secretary said it would be “unlawful” for him to release the president’s tax returns to Congress.
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Leadsom resigns as Commons leader13h Leadsom resigns as Commons leader
Andrea Leadsom resigns cabinet role saying she no longer believes government's approach will deliver Brexit
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13h Updated Mnuchin punts again about putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday punted again Wednesday when pressed about an Obama-era plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
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Brexit: Theresa May resists calls from MPs to resign13h Brexit: Theresa May resists calls from MPs to resign
Several cabinet ministers tell the BBC the PM cannot stay on given the backlash to her Brexit plan.
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Brexit: Calls grow for Theresa May to resign in bill backlash14h Updated Brexit: Calls grow for Theresa May to resign in bill backlash
Several cabinet ministers tell the BBC the PM cannot stay on as the backlash to her Brexit plan grows.
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14h Updated Investigation unable to determine if Virginia gov is depicted in racist yearbook photo
An independent investigation conducted into a racist photograph on Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page could not "conclusively determine the identity of either individual depicted in the photograph."
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14h Updated Federal court unseals Michael Cohen search warrants
A federal court in Washington, DC, has unsealed five search warrants that special counsel Robert Mueller obtained while investigating Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer.
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14h Updated Barr rails against court orders blocking Trump agenda
Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday criticized what he sees as a growing trend of courts issuing nationwide injunctions to pause policy moves within the Executive Branch, which threaten separation of powers and thwarts President Donald Trump's agenda.
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14h Updated Trump says he refuses to work with Democrats until investigations halt
President Donald Trump held last-minute remarks in the Rose Garden Wednesday to lambast Democrats for their oversight efforts after an abbreviated meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at the White House.
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European elections 2019: Expats fear postal votes will not count14h European elections 2019: Expats fear postal votes will not count
Some UK citizens living abroad have received their European election postal votes late - or not at all.
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Nancy Pelosi, Trying to Walk a Middle Path, Accuses Trump of a ‘Cover-Up’15h Updated Nancy Pelosi, Trying to Walk a Middle Path, Accuses Trump of a ‘Cover-Up’
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation was intended to slow the building momentum toward opening an impeachment inquiry among Democrats, but it set off the president.
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Trump Walks Out on Democrats After 3 Minutes15h Updated Trump Walks Out on Democrats After 3 Minutes
After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a “cover-up,” the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped their “phony investigations.”
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Pelosi Accuses Trump of a ‘Cover-Up’15h Updated Pelosi Accuses Trump of a ‘Cover-Up’
After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a “cover-up,” the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped their “phony investigations.”
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Trump Blows Up After Meeting With Pelosi and Schumer15h Trump Blows Up After Meeting With Pelosi and Schumer
After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a “cover-up,” the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped their “phony investigations.”
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Kirsten Gillibrand Proposes Huge Investments in Maternal Health, Child Care and Education15h Kirsten Gillibrand Proposes Huge Investments in Maternal Health, Child Care and Education
Ms. Gillibrand’s campaign introduced a plan that would help new families with everything from diapers and nursery beds to paid leave and prekindergarten.
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At a Historic Moment for Asian-American Candidates, Andrew Yang Leans In16h Updated At a Historic Moment for Asian-American Candidates, Andrew Yang Leans In
One of three presidential candidates with roots in the Asian-American and Pacific-Islander community, Mr. Yang has unabashedly embraced his heritage.
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16h Infrastructure meeting gives Trump and Pelosi time to discuss a different i-word
Everything in Washington comes down to this: It's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vs. President Donald Trump.
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16h Pelosi, Schumer head to White House for infrastructure talks
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are set to meet with President Donald Trump for a second round of talks on infrastructure Wednesday -- a meeting that will take place against the backdrop of rising tensions between Democrats and the White House over the administration's resistance to congressional investigations.
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Albany Closes a Loophole for Trump Pardons. Next Up: His Taxes.16h Updated Albany Closes a Loophole for Trump Pardons. Next Up: His Taxes.
The Legislature is poised to pass a bill that would allow three congressional committees to seek the release of President Trump’s state tax returns.
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Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash17h Updated Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash
After a backlash over her new plan, the PM insists there needs to be "compromise on all sides".
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Trump Expected to Pick Ken Cuccinelli for Immigration Policy Role17h Updated Trump Expected to Pick Ken Cuccinelli for Immigration Policy Role
The job’s duties and title are still being decided, but Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, an immigration hard-liner, is expected to work through the Department of Homeland Security.
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17h Mnuchin due for a second face-off with Maxine Waters over Trump tax returns
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is set to make his first appearance Wednesday on Capitol Hill after refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena for President Donald Trump's personal tax returns.
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17h Updated It just got harder for Donald Trump to keep his tax returns a secret
President Donald Trump has been consistent about very few things during his relatively-short political life. But on one front he has been adamant: He will not release any of his past tax returns.
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18h Trump and Pelosi to discuss a different i-word
Everything in Washington comes down to this: It's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vs. President Donald Trump.
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18h Updated 2020 Democrats tie abortion fight to Trump as issue takes center stage
2020 Democratic presidential candidates are plunging into the debate over restrictive new abortion laws in states like Alabama, Georgia and Missouri -- making abortion rights a central part of their messaging as some charge President Donald Trump with waging a "war on women."
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John Walker Lindh, Known as the ‘American Taliban,’ Is Set to Leave Federal Prison This Week19h Updated John Walker Lindh, Known as the ‘American Taliban,’ Is Set to Leave Federal Prison This Week
The release of John Walker Lindh, captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, is highlighting questions about his reintegration into society.
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20h US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off Alaskan coast for second time in two days
For the second time in two days, US F-22 stealth jets intercepted Russian bombers and fighter jets off the coast of Alaska, North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement.
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20h Updated McAleenan faces new questions on Capitol Hill amid DHS funding shifts, personnel drama
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan will face lawmakers yet again Wednesday and Thursday amid shifts in personnel to address the increase of migrants at the border, a pending request for billions of dollars in additional funds and ongoing political drama.
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20h Updated Washington Post: Draft memo said IRS must turn over tax returns if Congress asks -- unless executive privilege invoked
A draft confidential memo from the Internal Revenue Service last fall determined that tax returns must be surrendered to Congress unless the president opts to invoke executive privilege, The Washington Post reported.
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20h Updated The Congress-White House fight pauses for Pelosi and Trump to meet
Everything in Washington comes down to this: It's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vs. President Donald Trump.
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Gillibrand Proposes Huge Investments in Maternal Health, Child Care and Education20h Gillibrand Proposes Huge Investments in Maternal Health, Child Care and Education
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign introduced a plan that would help new families with everything from diapers and nursery beds to paid leave and prekindergarten.
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20h Updated Pelosi and Schumer to meet again with Trump on infrastructure amid rising Congress-White House tensions
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are set to meet with President Donald Trump for a second round of talks on infrastructure Wednesday -- a meeting that will take place against the backdrop of rising tensions between Democrats and the White House over the administration's resistance to congressional investigations.
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Anita Hill Worries Female 2020 Candidates Are ‘Not Being Taken Seriously’20h Updated Anita Hill Worries Female 2020 Candidates Are ‘Not Being Taken Seriously’
In an interview with The Times, Ms. Hill said she was bothered by what she saw as the presumption that a woman would become vice president.
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European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count21h European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count
Some UK citizens in France have received their European election postal votes late - or not at all.
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Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan21h Updated Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan
Some Tory MPs are renewing calls to oust the PM, as Labour calls her new offer "too weak".
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21h House Judiciary set to review bills to protect Dreamers and TPS recipients
The House Judiciary Committee will vote Wednesday on legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for more than 1 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
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21h Cory Booker vows to take executive action to protect abortion rights if elected president
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday will outline executive actions he would take if elected to protect abortion rights, including creating a White House Office of Reproductive Freedom to oversee his administration's efforts.
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22h Maine House votes to allow more medical professionals to perform abortions
Maine's House of Representatives has passed a bill that would expand the number of medical professionals allowed to perform abortions in the state.
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22h Kamala Harris will reintroduce bill tackling racial disparities in maternal health
Sen. Kamala Harris is reintroducing her 2018 bill to tackle racial disparities in maternal health, and this time it's coming with added pressure from a House bill that mirrors her Senate legislation.
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Trump Administration Could Blacklist China’s Hikvision, a Surveillance Firm22h Trump Administration Could Blacklist China’s Hikvision, a Surveillance Firm
The move against Hikvision would mark another step to counter China’s economic ambitions, and the first time the administration punished a company for China’s detention of Uighurs.
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22h Who Is Andrew Yang, the Internet’s Favorite Candidate?
Andrew Yang, a businessman from New York, is seeking the Democratic nomination for president. His focus on preventing mass unemployment caused by the automation of jobs has made him popular online, but will it be enough to propel him to the White House?
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Trump Administration Could Blacklist Chinese Surveillance Technology Firm22h Updated Trump Administration Could Blacklist Chinese Surveillance Technology Firm
The move against Hikvision would mark another step to counter China’s economic ambitions, and the first time the administration punished a company for China’s detention of Uighurs.
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Huawei’s U.S. Restrictions Expose a High-Tech Achilles’ Heel for China25h Huawei’s U.S. Restrictions Expose a High-Tech Achilles’ Heel for China
China is heavily reliant on imported computer chips, despite efforts to develop its own semiconductor industry.
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26h On Politics: Trump May Impose Limits on Chinese Maker of Surveillance Tech
The Trump administration could put restrictions on Hikvision to address trade and human rights issues linked to China’s technology exports and repression of Muslims.
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U.S. Restrictions on Huawei Expose a High-Tech Achilles’ Heel for China26h Updated U.S. Restrictions on Huawei Expose a High-Tech Achilles’ Heel for China
China is heavily reliant on imported computer chips, despite efforts to develop its own semiconductor industry.
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As Biden Rakes In Big Money, Will There Be a Political Cost?27h Updated As Biden Rakes In Big Money, Will There Be a Political Cost?
While some of the 2020 Democrats have sworn off big donors, Joe Biden and his campaign have welcomed them into the fold.
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