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9 Sep 10:59pm New York Times: Trump entered partnership with Scottish airport in 2014 that sent flight crews to his hotel
Donald Trump entered a partnership with a Scottish airport in 2014, before launching his White House bid, that routinely sent flight crews to his Turnberry resort, The New York Times reported Monday.
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Trump Had Deal With Scotland Airport That Sent Flight Crews to His Resort 9 Sep 10:25pm Trump Had Deal With Scotland Airport That Sent Flight Crews to His Resort
The president’s business worked with the Scottish airport to promote tourism. The Pentagon had a separate deal for the airport to find lodging for service members stopping to refuel.
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9 Sep 10:09pm Brexit: Boris Johnson shifting power to wealthy, Corbyn to say
He will tell the TUC conference that a no-deal Brexit would drive down protections for workers.
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Trump Chides ‘America-Hating Left’ in Rally for House Candidate 9 Sep 9:46pm Trump Chides ‘America-Hating Left’ in Rally for House Candidate
Dan Bishop, a conservative well known for sponsoring a bill requiring transgender people to use restrooms based on the gender listed on their birth certificates, faces a tough race in North Carolina.
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9 Sep 9:40pm Updated Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017
In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.
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9 Sep 9:22pm Amid Diplomatic Strain, House Opens Inquiry Into Trump’s Dealings With Ukraine
President Trump has signaled displeasure with the American ally. His lawyer has been pressing the government in Kiev to investigate his political foes.
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Trump Insults Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and They Fire Back 9 Sep 9:14pm Updated Trump Insults Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and They Fire Back
The president appeared to be responding to Mr. Legend’s appearance at a criminal justice town hall.
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Staring Down a 3-Week Deadline, Congress Braces for Another Brutal Funding Fight 9 Sep 8:55pm Updated Staring Down a 3-Week Deadline, Congress Braces for Another Brutal Funding Fight
With senators convening Tuesday to hash out 2020 spending, the race to reconcile must-pass bills to avert a shutdown is particularly tense.
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9 Sep 8:07pm Updated House panel to hold vote on defining parameters of impeachment investigation
The House Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday on a resolution to define the parameters of its impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, the panel announced Monday.
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Trump Campaigns for House Candidate in Closely Watched North Carolina Race 9 Sep 8:02pm Trump Campaigns for House Candidate in Closely Watched North Carolina Race
Dan Bishop, a staunch conservative well known for sponsoring a bill requiring transgender people to use restrooms based on the gender listed on their birth certificates, faces a tough race.
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Trump Declares Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban ‘Dead’ 9 Sep 8:02pm Updated Trump Declares Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban ‘Dead’
The president also signaled he would withdraw United States troops from America’s longest war, following the collapse of a monthslong effort to ease violence in Afghanistan.
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Trump Had Arrangement With Airport That Sent Flight Crews to His Resort in Scotland 9 Sep 7:54pm Trump Had Arrangement With Airport That Sent Flight Crews to His Resort in Scotland
The president’s business worked with the Scottish airport to promote tourism. The Pentagon had a separate deal for the airport to find lodging for service members stopping to refuel.
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9 Sep 7:22pm Updated Brexit: Parliament suspension to go ahead later
MPs are voting on a second call from the PM for a snap election.
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Republicans Want Stricter Gun Laws. Republican Voters, That Is. 9 Sep 7:05pm Republicans Want Stricter Gun Laws. Republican Voters, That Is.
Two polls released Monday show that vast majorities of Americans support new gun safety measures. But the picture in Washington is more complicated.
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9 Sep 6:24pm Updated Trump administration touts big drop in border crossings
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan, speaking at the White House on Monday, touted a drop in border arrests and highlighted the construction of new sections of the border wall.
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9 Sep 5:43pm Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale remains on defense after scrutiny over financial ties
The Trump campaign is fending off questions about recent actions and comments from campaign manager Brad Parscale amid a torrent of criticism over the last few weeks from advisers inside the President's expansive cutthroat network of confidants and aides.
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Boris Johnson may be forced to submit to the surrender bill 9 Sep 5:31pm Boris Johnson may be forced to submit to the surrender bill
He called it the "surrender bill" - but it’s Boris Johnson who may have to submit to it.
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9 Sep 4:59pm Updated As trial starts, alleged Mar-a-Lago intruder insists she thinks the trial has been canceled
The trial of a Chinese woman accused of lying her way through a Secret Service checkpoint at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort earlier this year got off to an unusual start Monday, when the defendant said repeatedly that she thought the trial had been canceled.
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9 Sep 4:40pm Updated Trump overruled advisers, VP on Taliban Camp David meeting
The pine-shaded cabins at Camp David have hosted secret peace summits between Middle Eastern leaders and high-stakes gatherings of major heads of state. For President Donald Trump, the mountainside retreat offered visions of another diplomatic coup: clandestine talks between US, Afghan and Taliban officials that could end America's longest war.
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9 Sep 4:26pm Updated The Point: The GOP is canceling primaries to help Donald Trump
Not sure if you heard the breaking news but, well, the 2020 Republican primaries are canceled!
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Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say 9 Sep 4:24pm Updated Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say
Wilbur L. Ross Jr. made the threat after the agency’s Alabama office contradicted the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit the state.
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John Bercow is perhaps the most important post-war Speaker 9 Sep 4:15pm John Bercow is perhaps the most important post-war Speaker
The Speaker is actually supposed to speak seldom.
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9 Sep 4:01pm Trump hopes to boost Bishop in North Carolina rally ahead of special election
President Donald Trump is set to hold a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Monday night, about a dozen miles from Fort Bragg, the country's largest military installation and home to approximately 53,700 troops.
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Mnuchin Dismisses Data Showing Trade War Pain 9 Sep 3:57pm Mnuchin Dismisses Data Showing Trade War Pain
Economists say the Treasury secretary, whose comments dovetail with those of President Trump, is turning a blind eye to signs of a slowdown.
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How Elizabeth Warren Raised Big Money Before She Denounced Big Money 9 Sep 3:37pm Updated How Elizabeth Warren Raised Big Money Before She Denounced Big Money
Ms. Warren wooed wealthy donors for years, stockpiling money from fund-raisers, and has used $10.4 million from her 2018 Senate race to underwrite her 2020 bid.
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9 Sep 3:22pm The Point: The rise and fall and rise and fall and rise(?) of Mark Sanford
On Sunday, Mark Sanford announced that he is going to write another chapter in what has been one of the wackiest political narratives of the past 25 years.
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9 Sep 2:46pm Updated Democrats have a chance in a heavily Trump district in North Carolina
The seemingly never-ending election to represent North Carolina's 9th Congressional District will (probably) come to a close on Tuesday.
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9 Sep 2:28pm Updated Elizabeth Warren endorses progressive challenger to Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday endorsed Jessica Cisneros, the 26-year-old primary challenger to Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, in Texas' 28th congressional district -- a move that could boost Warren's standing with progressives around the country.
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Trump Campaign Manager Sees President’s Family as Political ‘Dynasty’ 9 Sep 2:10pm Updated Trump Campaign Manager Sees President’s Family as Political ‘Dynasty’
The comments by Brad Parscale were scrutinized for clues as to whether Mr. Trump’s children are indeed planning their own political futures.
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Mark Sanford Will Challenge Trump in Republican Primary 9 Sep 1:53pm Updated Mark Sanford Will Challenge Trump in Republican Primary
Mr. Sanford, the former governor and representative from South Carolina who has become a fierce critic of the president, said he would focus his campaign on fiscal issues.
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Kamala Harris Apologizes for Her Reaction to ‘Mentally Retarded’ Remark About Trump 9 Sep 1:53pm Updated Kamala Harris Apologizes for Her Reaction to ‘Mentally Retarded’ Remark About Trump
The California senator, who was holding a town hall in New Hampshire on Friday, had laughed and told a supporter, “Well said.”
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Trump Honors Police Officers and Civilians in El Paso and Dayton Shootings 9 Sep 1:49pm Trump Honors Police Officers and Civilians in El Paso and Dayton Shootings
President Trump said officers and civilians who faced the mass shootings responded with “the best of American courage, character and strength.”
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9 Sep 1:31pm Updated Could a no-deal Brexit still happen on 31 October?
A new law to avoid a no-deal exit has passed - but is no deal still possible?
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9 Sep 12:54pm Updated Judge restores nationwide injunction on asylum limits aimed at Central Americans
A federal judge in California restored his decision to block a Trump administration rule that dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum, after the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed the injunction last month.
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Democrats Plan Vote to Formalize Procedures for Impeachment Investigation 9 Sep 12:50pm Updated Democrats Plan Vote to Formalize Procedures for Impeachment Investigation
The procedures could elicit more information about instances of possible obstruction of justice and abuses of power by President Trump.
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9 Sep 12:48pm Updated Commons Speaker John Bercow to stand down
He says he will quit as Speaker and MP at the next election or on 31 October, whichever comes first.
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9 Sep 12:46pm Updated Who is Commons Speaker John Bercow?
The Commons Speaker has signalled his imminent departure after a decade of novelty and controversy.
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9 Sep 12:28pm Trump honors El Paso and Dayton heroes at White House ceremony
President Donald Trump on Monday awarded commendations to first responders and civilians involved in last month's back-to-back deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
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Trump Calls Chrissy Teigen ‘Filthy Mouthed’ and John Legend ‘Boring,’ and They Fire Back 9 Sep 12:20pm Updated Trump Calls Chrissy Teigen ‘Filthy Mouthed’ and John Legend ‘Boring,’ and They Fire Back
The president appeared to be responding to Mr. Legend’s appearance at a criminal justice town hall.
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9 Sep 12:17pm Capitol Hill has a very long to-do list this month
Congress is returning to work Monday after a long August recess and must grapple with several unresolved and pressing issues, including legislation to quell mass shootings, passing a trade pact with Canada and Mexico, and finding compromise on government funding before a fast-approaching deadline at the end of the month.
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Kamala Harris, Confronting Critics, Releases a Criminal Justice Plan 9 Sep 11:56am Updated Kamala Harris, Confronting Critics, Releases a Criminal Justice Plan
In an interview, Ms. Harris sought to paint her prosecutorial career as a reason voters should trust her to deliver a criminal justice overhaul. But her critics say she has been part of the problem.
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Trump Says He Did Not Know About Service Members Staying at His Resort in Scotland 9 Sep 11:54am Updated Trump Says He Did Not Know About Service Members Staying at His Resort in Scotland
The president also said he had nothing to do with Vice President Mike Pence staying at another Trump property in Ireland.
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Trump Spars With Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Over Criminal Justice 9 Sep 11:49am Trump Spars With Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Over Criminal Justice
After highlighting his work in criminal justice reform, Mr. Trump wrote that Mr. Legend was “boring” and had a “filthy mouthed wife.”
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9 Sep 11:38am Washington Post: NOAA official to investigate if agency violated ethics after response to Trump tweets over Dorian
An official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is going to investigate if the agency violated its own ethics when it backed President Donald Trump's tweets about Hurricane Dorian over its experts, according to a report by the Washington Post.
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9 Sep 11:22am Of course the Trumps are planning to be a political dynasty
Donald Trump spent most of the 2016 campaign railing against the Clinton dynasty, casting the idea of a husband and wife both serving as president as exactly what was wrong with America's politics.
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9 Sep 11:19am In full: John Bercow announces resignation as Speaker
John Bercow announces to MPs that he will stand down as Speaker of the House of Commons.
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9 Sep 10:51am The Point: How British politics broke
By the end of Monday, the British government will suspend the country's Parliament for five weeks -- at the request of newly installed Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It's part of a broader feud between Johnson and Parliament as the two sides try to figure out how Britain can leave the European Union by October 31.
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9 Sep 10:50am Commons Speaker Bercow to stand down
He says he will stand down at the next election or on 31 October, whichever comes first.
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9 Sep 10:35am Updated UK growth rebound eases recession fears
The economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 0.3% in July, official figures show.
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Bercow to resign as Commons speaker on Brexit day 9 Sep 10:26am Bercow to resign as Commons speaker on Brexit day
John Bercow has announced he will stand down as Commons speaker on 31 October at the latest.
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9 Sep 9:44am Trump GOP primary challenger Mark Sanford says growing field strengthens anti-Trump message
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who announced this weekend that he will launch a longshot primary bid for the 2020 Republican nomination, argued Monday that the growing field of Republicans challenging President Donald Trump strengthens their anti-Trump message.
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9 Sep 8:58am Top Democratic candidates come together for an ad on gun violence
Several top Democratic presidential candidates came together ahead of Thursday's presidential debate to support former Rep. Gabby Giffords' political organization and deliver a message on guns: Our children deserve better.
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How Trump’s Plan to Secretly Meet With the Taliban Came Together, and Fell Apart 9 Sep 8:35am Updated How Trump’s Plan to Secretly Meet With the Taliban Came Together, and Fell Apart
What would have been one of the biggest headline-grabbing moments of President Trump’s tenure was put together on the spur of the moment and then canceled on the spur of the moment.
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9 Sep 8:24am Newbury MP Richard Benyon will not fight next election
Richard Benyon is one of 21 Conservative MPs who had the whip withdrawn last week.
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9 Sep 8:04am Updated Congress returns to a gun debate and fight over funding the government
Congress returns Monday from a month-long recess struggling to resolve the difficult politics of gun control while trying to avoid yet another government shutdown in the Trump era.
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9 Sep 7:22am Brexit: MPs to reject fresh call for early election
The vote will come shortly before the five-week suspension - or prorogation - of Parliament begins.
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Boris Johnson Finds His Party Loyalists Aren’t as Loyal as Trump’s 9 Sep 7:19am Updated Boris Johnson Finds His Party Loyalists Aren’t as Loyal as Trump’s
However distasteful Republicans may find President Trump, they largely back his agenda. In Britain, rebels in the Conservative Party have staged a dramatic insurrection.
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9 Sep 7:11am MPs call for pavement parking ban across England
The Transport Committee says blocking paths has a big impact, including on people with disabilities.
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9 Sep 6:58am Why is the Irish border blocking Brexit?
Boris Johnson says he can solve the Irish border Brexit problem
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No 10 has seen polls that suggest PM would not win election outright 9 Sep 6:54am No 10 has seen polls that suggest PM would not win election outright
Downing Street has seen polling which suggests Boris Johnson would not win an election outright, according to a senior Tory adviser who lost his job at the weekend.
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9 Sep 6:49am Updated Brexit: MPs set to reject fresh call for early election
No 10 is calling on Labour to go to the polls, but opposition MPs want to rule out no-deal Brexit first.
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9 Sep 6:49am Updated Air Force orders review of all international layover stays following bookings at Trump Scotland resort
The crew of a US Air Force C-17 stayed at President Donald Trump's golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland, during a March refueling stop en route to Kuwait, the Air Force acknowledged, again raising ethics questions about government use of the President's private entities.
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9 Sep 6:08am Trial of alleged Mar-a-Lago intruder, beginning Monday, to shed light on security at Trump resort
The trial of a Chinese woman accused of lying her way through a Secret Service checkpoint at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort earlier this year is set to begin Monday, bringing with it windows into sensitive security operations at the so-called Winter White House and ongoing Beijing espionage efforts.
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9 Sep 6:07am Harris draws upon background in unveiling criminal justice plan
Drawing on her experience as a prosecutor, as California's attorney general and as a black woman, Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled a comprehensive criminal justice plan on Monday that pledges to shift away from mass incarceration and work toward a more equitable system, while promoting public safety and law enforcement accountability.
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9 Sep 4:48am Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar meet in Dublin
As the political deadlock continues, Boris Johnson is having his first meeting with Leo Varadkar.
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Trophy Hunter Seeks to Import Parts of Rare Rhino He Paid $400,000 to Kill 9 Sep 4:42am Updated Trophy Hunter Seeks to Import Parts of Rare Rhino He Paid $400,000 to Kill
The federal government is considered likely to approve a Michigan man’s application for the animal’s skin, skull and horns to come into the United States.
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9 Sep 4:41am Updated Republican reps cite 9/11 anniversary in criticizing Trump decision to invite Taliban to US for peace talks
A Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee on Sunday assailed President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David for secret peace talks around the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, stating, "I do not ever want to see these terrorists" on US soil.
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9 Sep 3:59am Updated Brexit: MPs to hold second vote on early election
No 10 is calling on Labour to go to the polls, but opposition MPs want to rule out no-deal Brexit first.
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9 Sep 3:58am Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar to meet in Dublin
As the political deadlock continues, Boris Johnson will have his first meeting with Leo Varadkar.
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9 Sep 2:22am On Politics: Trump Cancels Peace Talks With Taliban
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left open the possibility that American troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan anyway.
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Tom Steyer Qualifies for October Debates, Bringing Field to 11 9 Sep 12:06am Updated Tom Steyer Qualifies for October Debates, Bringing Field to 11
Mr. Steyer has made the cut for the Democratic presidential debates in October, though he will not be onstage this week. Tulsi Gabbard is also close to securing a spot.
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Harris Apologizes for Her Reaction to ‘Mentally Retarded’ Remark About Trump 9 Sep 12:06am Updated Harris Apologizes for Her Reaction to ‘Mentally Retarded’ Remark About Trump
The California senator, who was holding a town hall in New Hampshire on Friday, had laughed and told a supporter, “Well said.”
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The One-Two Punch That Second-Tier Democrats Are Counting On 9 Sep 12:06am Updated The One-Two Punch That Second-Tier Democrats Are Counting On
The shrinking calendar has those who are lagging the front-runners looking for new life in their campaigns. The rationale for staying in the race is that Joseph R. Biden Jr. will fade.
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Pelosi and Schumer, in Push for Gun Safety Legislation, Urge Trump to Defy N.R.A. 9 Sep 12:01am Pelosi and Schumer, in Push for Gun Safety Legislation, Urge Trump to Defy N.R.A.
In a letter, the top two Democrats in Congress called on the president to expand background checks to nearly all gun buyers.
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