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Democrats Want to Revive a Ban on Assault Weapons 12 Aug 2019, 9:47pm Updated Democrats Want to Revive a Ban on Assault Weapons
But with Republicans in charge of the Senate and President Trump in the White House, an assault weapons ban has little chance of being signed into law before 2021.
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12 Aug 2019, 8:49pm Updated What We Learned From the Iowa State Fair
In the On Politics newsletter: Lessons from a sweaty, calorie-filled weekend at the state fair. Plus, riding the Ferris wheel with Cory Booker.
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‘He’s Off the Rails’: Anthony Scaramucci, on Another Media Blitz, Criticizes Trump 12 Aug 2019, 8:29pm ‘He’s Off the Rails’: Anthony Scaramucci, on Another Media Blitz, Criticizes Trump
Over the past several days, the president and his former communications director have been locked in a public insult battle.
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In Epstein Tweets, Trump Revisits a Favored Conspiracy Genre: Murder 12 Aug 2019, 8:15pm In Epstein Tweets, Trump Revisits a Favored Conspiracy Genre: Murder
“Conspiracy theories are a perfect tool to emotionally connect with voters and supporters,” said Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide to the president.
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Joe Biden Knows He Says the Wrong Thing 12 Aug 2019, 7:34pm Joe Biden Knows He Says the Wrong Thing
It’s not because he is 76, his campaign says. The former vice president has always had this tendency, and he hopes it won’t hurt him in the 2020 race.
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Trump Shares Unfounded Fringe Theory About Epstein and Clintons 12 Aug 2019, 7:33pm Updated Trump Shares Unfounded Fringe Theory About Epstein and Clintons
The president shared the unfounded claims even as his administration faced questions about why Mr. Epstein had not more closely monitored in a federal jail.
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12 Aug 2019, 7:09pm On Politics With Lisa Lerer: What We Learned in Iowa
Twenty candidates descended on the state fair, in a blur of fried food, speeches and sweat. Plus, riding the Ferris wheel with Cory Booker.
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Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught 12 Aug 2019, 6:35pm Updated Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught
For very different reasons, the Homeland Security Department under both the Obama and Trump administrations has struggled to elevate concerns about white nationalism and extremism.
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How Bernie Sanders Was the Exception to the Rules of the Iowa State Fair 12 Aug 2019, 4:18pm Updated How Bernie Sanders Was the Exception to the Rules of the Iowa State Fair
Most candidates go to the fair to establish human connections with voters. Mr. Sanders’s approach underscored how his campaign is focused primarily on championing ideas.
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Trump Rule Targets Legal Immigrants Who Rely on Food Stamps and Other Aid 12 Aug 2019, 2:25pm Updated Trump Rule Targets Legal Immigrants Who Rely on Food Stamps and Other Aid
Under the new rule, the financial well-being of immigrants who are in the United States legally on temporary visas will be more heavily scrutinized when they seek a green card.
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Is Bernie Sanders ‘a 2016 Candidate’ Campaigning for 2020? 12 Aug 2019, 1:49pm Is Bernie Sanders ‘a 2016 Candidate’ Campaigning for 2020?
Most candidates go to the Iowa State Fair to establish human connections with voters, yet, Mr. Sanders’s approach underscored how his campaign is focused primarily on championing ideas.
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Trump Administration Weakens Protections for Endangered Species 12 Aug 2019, 12:55pm Updated Trump Administration Weakens Protections for Endangered Species
The Trump administration announced far-reaching revisions to the Endangered Species Act, which was first enacted in 1973.
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12 Aug 2019, 12:27am On Politics: A Busy Weekend in Iowa
The Democratic field descended on the state, unofficially kicking off the fall campaign season.
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