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Virginia Lieutenant Governor Faces Eroding Support From Democrats After New Accuser Speaks 9 Feb 5:54pm Updated Virginia Lieutenant Governor Faces Eroding Support From Democrats After New Accuser Speaks
The new allegation follows one by a California professor, Vanessa Tyson, who says Mr. Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004.
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9 Feb 5:39pm Updated Election Day is now a paid holiday in this Ohio city
The small north-central Ohio city of Sandusky, on the shore of Lake Erie, has unwillingly thrust itself into a contentious nationwide debate over increasing voter turnout: officially swapping Columbus Day for Election Day as a paid holiday.
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9 Feb 4:52pm Julián Castro on his 2020 vision and beating Trump
2020 Democratic hopeful Julián Castro said that while he knows his candidacy has "special meaning for the Latino community," he is prepared to present his "vision that includes everybody" as he works to gain the Democratic nomination in an already crowded field.
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9 Feb 4:02pm Updated Chrissy Teigen invited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to watch the Grammys with her
It's the beginning of a friendship the internet didn't know it needed.
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9 Feb 3:38pm Updated Elizabeth Warren kicks off presidential bid with challenge to super wealthy — and other Democrats
Sen. Elizabeth Warren will officially launch her 2020 presidential campaign Saturday with a rally in Lawrence, Massachusetts, using the backdrop of Everett Mills -- the site of a historic 1912 labor strike led by women and immigrants -- to highlight the ​progressive populist ideals she has made the centerpiece of her candidacy.
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9 Feb 2:04pm Cindy McCain apologizes after reporting human trafficking incident that police deemed unsubstantiated
Cindy McCain, the wife of late Sen. John McCain, apologized this week after she reported what she believed to be a child trafficking attempt by a "woman of a different ethnicity than the child" -- only to be refuted by the police.
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Elizabeth Warren Formally Announces Presidential Bid in Lawrence, Mass. 9 Feb 12:57pm Updated Elizabeth Warren Formally Announces Presidential Bid in Lawrence, Mass.
Senator Warren of Massachusetts made her remarks Saturday at the site of one of the most famous labor strikes in American history.
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9 Feb 12:31pm Judge declines to block citizenship question from the 2020 census on privacy grounds
A federal judge ruled late Friday she is unconvinced of an immediate need to block a citizenship question from the 2020 census over privacy concerns.
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Unlikely Partnership in House Gives Lawmakers Hope for Border Deal 9 Feb 12:27pm Unlikely Partnership in House Gives Lawmakers Hope for Border Deal
Representatives Nita M. Lowey and Kay Granger are the first women to lead the House Appropriations Committee. Their bond gives lawmakers optimism for the work to come.
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9 Feb 12:09pm Updated Elizabeth Warren to kick off presidential campaign with her first big-name endorsement​
Sen. Elizabeth Warren will officially launch her 2020 presidential campaign Saturday with a rally in Lawrence, Massachusetts, using the backdrop of Everett Mills -- the site of a historic 1912 labor strike led by women and immigrants -- to highlight the ​progressive populist ideals she has made the centerpiece of her candidacy.
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Elizabeth Warren Announces Presidential Bid 9 Feb 12:04pm Elizabeth Warren Announces Presidential Bid
Senator Warren made her remarks Saturday in Lawrence, Mass., at the site of one of the most famous labor strikes in American history.
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9 Feb 11:12am John Dingell sends a final goodbye to his country
The late Democratic former Rep. John Dingell of Michigan thanked his supporters and urged Congress to continue his work protecting American consumers and lands in a Washington Post opinion piece published posthumously Friday.
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9 Feb 10:19am Updated The battle is on between Trump and his Democratic foes
A clarifying week in Washington showed how ugly the war of oversight between President Donald Trump and House Democrats will become and dug new battle lines in the most intense exchanges yet of the 2020 campaign.
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With a Trump Ally Taking the Gavel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Goes Quiet 9 Feb 10:08am With a Trump Ally Taking the Gavel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Goes Quiet
The White House may find an ally in the Senate committee’s new chairman, Jim Risch of Idaho, who has already pledged not to spar publicly with the president.
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Virginia’s Racist History Clashes With New South Image 9 Feb 9:38am Updated Virginia’s Racist History Clashes With New South Image
Revelations about past racist behavior by top Virginia politicians are testing the state’s reputation as a progressive-minded beacon that backed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
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Brexit: Seaborne Freight no-deal ferry contract scrapped 9 Feb 9:30am Updated Brexit: Seaborne Freight no-deal ferry contract scrapped
The Irish backers of Seaborne Freight - which owned no ships - have pulled out of the deal.
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Inside the Big Race for Small Democratic Dollars in 2020 9 Feb 9:24am Inside the Big Race for Small Democratic Dollars in 2020
A Times analysis shows that in the contest for small donors, there is a wide gap between the haves, led by Bernie Sanders, and have-nots like Cory Booker.
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6 Days When 2020 Democratic Hopefuls Scored With Small Donors 9 Feb 9:21am 6 Days When 2020 Democratic Hopefuls Scored With Small Donors
The art of inspiring online donors is very much about timing: It’s about having a moment in the national spotlight — and then capitalizing on it. A looming deadline helps, too.
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Elizabeth Warren to Kickoff Presidential Bid 9 Feb 9:00am Elizabeth Warren to Kickoff Presidential Bid
Senator Warren announced an exploratory campaign more than a month ago, but was expected to make her plans official on Saturday.
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Pressure grows on Grayling as Brexit ferry firm dumped 9 Feb 8:59am Pressure grows on Grayling as Brexit ferry firm dumped
Pressure on Chris Grayling is growing after the government axed its Brexit no-deal contract with a ferry firm that has no ships.
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Justin Fairfax Faces Eroding Support from Democrats After New Accuser Speaks 9 Feb 8:21am Updated Justin Fairfax Faces Eroding Support from Democrats After New Accuser Speaks
The new allegation follows one by a California professor, Vanessa Tyson, who says Mr. Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004.
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9 Feb 8:17am Ocasio-Cortez overshadows congressional insiders with outsider tactics
On the campaign trail, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned herself into a phenomenon. So far it's been the same in Congress, where she's using her star power to turn ordinarily dry hearings into viral, must-see TV.
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9 Feb 8:15am The new rules of political design
If there are any emerging design trends among the initial 2020 campaign logos, it's the use of words over symbols, and the embrace of color outside of the traditional red, white, and blue. Gone are the patriotic single-letter presidential logos popularized over the past decade.
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9 Feb 8:14am Kamala Harris had a very good first month of the 2020 Democratic primary campaign
First things first: The theme song of the week is "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," from the show "Cheers," by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo.
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Brexit firm with no ships has ferries contract cancelled 9 Feb 2:05am Brexit firm with no ships has ferries contract cancelled
A firm with no ships that was to ensure ferries kept crossing the Channel in a no-deal Brexit has had its contract cancelled.
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