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For the Senators Who Will Judge Trump, an Incomplete Story to Consider 16 Jan 11:17pm Updated For the Senators Who Will Judge Trump, an Incomplete Story to Consider
Recent interviews by Lev Parnas, an associate of the president’s personal lawyer, as well as documents released by House investigators, reinforced that there is more still to be learned.
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16 Jan 11:16pm Evelyn Yang, Wife of Andrew Yang, Says She Was Assaulted by Her Gynecologist
In an interview with CNN, Ms. Yang said the doctor, Robert Hadden, sexually assaulted her in 2012, when she was seven months pregnant.
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Angry Trump Says Focus Should Be on a Trade Deal, Not a ‘Hoax’ 16 Jan 10:02pm Updated Angry Trump Says Focus Should Be on a Trade Deal, Not a ‘Hoax’
But the few times the president did anything in public on Thursday, it was clear he was unnerved by the prospect of a Senate trial.
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Two Days of History on Capitol Hill 16 Jan 8:34pm Updated Two Days of History on Capitol Hill
As the impeachment trial of President Trump begins, theatrical ritual — and gravity — are on display.
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Impeachment Briefing: The Opening Ceremony 16 Jan 8:19pm Impeachment Briefing: The Opening Ceremony
The Senate trial began with lots of pomp and little surprise, but there were some serious developments in Ukraine.
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Trump Impeachment Highlights: Key Moments After Senate Takes Oath 16 Jan 8:07pm Trump Impeachment Highlights: Key Moments After Senate Takes Oath
President Trump’s fate now rests with a Senate controlled by 53 Republicans, many of whom have already dismissed the charges against him out of hand.
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Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia and Hair Loss 16 Jan 7:37pm Updated Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia and Hair Loss
The congresswoman from Massachusetts said that she was making peace with the condition in a video released on Thursday.
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G.A.O. Report Says Trump Administration Broke Law in Withholding Ukraine Aid 16 Jan 7:26pm Updated G.A.O. Report Says Trump Administration Broke Law in Withholding Ukraine Aid
As the Senate prepared for the impeachment trial, the Government Accountability Office said the White House violated a law that limits a president’s power to withhold money allocated by Congress.
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The American Mustache Ruffling Feathers in South Korea 16 Jan 7:08pm Updated The American Mustache Ruffling Feathers in South Korea
The facial hair of Ambassador Harry B. Harris Jr., who is Japanese-American, reminds many South Koreans of Japan’s colonial rule.
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F.B.I. Vows to Notify State Officials of Any Election Systems Breaches 16 Jan 7:04pm Updated F.B.I. Vows to Notify State Officials of Any Election Systems Breaches
The change in policy came after an outcry about how federal law enforcement officials handled a Russian hack of two Florida counties’ voter rolls.
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16 Jan 7:01pm The Senate adjourns the trial for the long weekend.
The House managers and the president’s defense lawyers are expected to work around the clock, but the trial itself resumes on Tuesday.
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Bad Timing for Jury Duty 16 Jan 6:29pm Bad Timing for Jury Duty
Here’s how the four senators running for president are handling a civic obligation they can’t postpone.
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F.B.I. Arrests Suspected Members of Neo-Nazi Group Before Virginia Gun Rally 16 Jan 6:25pm Updated F.B.I. Arrests Suspected Members of Neo-Nazi Group Before Virginia Gun Rally
The three men had obtained guns and discussed traveling to Virginia for protests against new gun control measures, officials said.
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Justice Dept. Investigating Years-Old Leaks and Appears Focused on Comey 16 Jan 6:24pm Updated Justice Dept. Investigating Years-Old Leaks and Appears Focused on Comey
An inquiry into years-old disclosures of classified information is highly unusual and leaves law enforcement officials open to accusations of politicizing their work.
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16 Jan 6:11pm Susan Collins says she will ‘likely’ vote to call witnesses.
The senator of Maine released a statement on Thursday.
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Trump Impeachment Updates: Key Moments 16 Jan 6:09pm Updated Trump Impeachment Updates: Key Moments
President Trump’s fate now rests with a Senate controlled by 53 Republicans, many of whom have already dismissed the charges against him out of hand.
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Trump says he ‘just got impeached’ and wants a short trial. 16 Jan 5:59pm Updated Trump says he ‘just got impeached’ and wants a short trial.
“I think it should go very quickly,” he told reporters. “It’s a hoax, it’s a hoax. Everybody knows that.”
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House to Vote on Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico After Earthquakes 16 Jan 5:59pm House to Vote on Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico After Earthquakes
Lawmakers challenged President Trump’s reluctance to send more aid to Puerto Rico, unveiling $3.35 billion in funding.
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Democratic Attorneys General Sue to Block Trump Food Stamp Cuts 16 Jan 5:45pm Democratic Attorneys General Sue to Block Trump Food Stamp Cuts
Fourteen states, New York City and the District of Columbia asked the courts to block the Trump administration from imposing tougher work requirements on food stamp recipients.
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16 Jan 5:19pm Updated Senator Bernie Sanders ‘would rather be in Iowa.’
Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent who is a leading Democratic candidate for president, has not been around the Senate much lately.
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McConnell drafts rules for the trial. 16 Jan 5:18pm Updated McConnell drafts rules for the trial.
There are tensions over how to proceed among Republicans, too.
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16 Jan 5:12pm Pence weighs in on Trump’s mood.
The president was more focused on the passage of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, the vice president said.
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F.B.I. Vows to Notify State Officials of Any Elections Systems Breaches 16 Jan 5:02pm F.B.I. Vows to Notify State Officials of Any Elections Systems Breaches
The change in policy came after an outcry about how federal law enforcement officials handled a Russian hack of two Florida counties’ voter rolls.
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Schumer vows to immediately push to hear from witnesses. 16 Jan 4:22pm Updated Schumer vows to immediately push to hear from witnesses.
The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday.
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Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia 16 Jan 4:07pm Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia
The United States representative from Massachusetts said that she was making peace with the skin disease in a video released on Thursday.
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16 Jan 3:58pm When Art Begins at the Scene of a Crime
The Mexican artist Teresa Margolles makes unflinching art about violent death and its aftermath. Her newest photographs and installations are now in New York City.
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No Charges in Assault Complaint at V.A. Hospital, and a Public Fight Erupts 16 Jan 3:43pm No Charges in Assault Complaint at V.A. Hospital, and a Public Fight Erupts
A cabinet secretary, a House committee chairman and an inspector general are at odds after a congressional staff member said she was sexually assaulted.
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Intelligence Officials Invited to Testify to House Amid Uncertainty 16 Jan 3:22pm Intelligence Officials Invited to Testify to House Amid Uncertainty
The officials appear reluctant to attend an annual hearing after last year’s testimony revealed splits with the White House on key issues and angered President Trump.
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In Iowa and Florida, cheers for Trump. 16 Jan 3:10pm Updated In Iowa and Florida, cheers for Trump.
Pam Bondi, the White House’s in-house impeachment messenger, was a notable administration official Aboard Air Force Two, but when asked, she said she was just tagging along for a ride to her hometown.
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Chief Justice Roberts has arrived in the Capitol. 16 Jan 3:01pm Updated Chief Justice Roberts has arrived in the Capitol.
Chief Justice Roberts entered the building to a burst of camera flashes dressed in a suit tie, without his judicial robes on.
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Senate Opens Trump Impeachment Trial as Fresh Ukraine Revelations Emerge 16 Jan 3:01pm Updated Senate Opens Trump Impeachment Trial as Fresh Ukraine Revelations Emerge
The chief justice was sworn in as the presiding officer and senators swore to do “impartial justice,” as the Senate opened only the third presidential impeachment trial in history.
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Silence in the Senate as managers present the articles. 16 Jan 3:00pm Updated Silence in the Senate as managers present the articles.
It was a grave moment, freighted with history, in the ordinarily bustling chamber.
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Ukraine Investigates Reports of Surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch 16 Jan 2:52pm Updated Ukraine Investigates Reports of Surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch
Newly released documents suggest that Ms. Yovanovitch was being watched in Kyiv while she was the American ambassador there.
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Senators take oath to ‘do impartial justice’ in Trump’s impeachment trial. 16 Jan 2:28pm Updated Senators take oath to ‘do impartial justice’ in Trump’s impeachment trial.
In a ceremony that has happened only twice before in the nation’s history, Chief Justice Roberts took and then delivered an oath that dates to 1798.
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Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Are Skeptical. 16 Jan 2:16pm Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Are Skeptical.
Trump administration officials say the “Phase 1” deal signed Wednesday will promote growth. Many economic forecasters are less optimistic.
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Key Moments as Trump’s Impeachment Trial Formally Begins 16 Jan 2:14pm Updated Key Moments as Trump’s Impeachment Trial Formally Begins
President Trump’s fate now rests with a Senate controlled by 53 Republicans, many of whom have already dismissed the charges against him out of hand.
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Watchdog Says Trump Administration Broke Law in Withholding Ukraine Aid 16 Jan 2:09pm Updated Watchdog Says Trump Administration Broke Law in Withholding Ukraine Aid
The Government Accountability Office said blocking the military assistance violated a law that limits a president’s power to withhold money allocated by Congress.
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What to Watch For Today in the Trump Impeachment Trial 16 Jan 2:06pm What to Watch For Today in the Trump Impeachment Trial
The House impeachment managers will read the charges against President Trump in the Senate, and the chief justice of the Supreme Court and every senator will swear to do “impartial justice.”
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16 Jan 1:37pm The impeachment oath sworn by senators and the chief justice dates to the 1700s.
The senators pledge to do “impartial justice.”
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Senate Passes Revised NAFTA, Sending Pact to Trump’s Desk 16 Jan 1:28pm Updated Senate Passes Revised NAFTA, Sending Pact to Trump’s Desk
The Senate gave bipartisan approval to the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement as House lawmakers prepared to read aloud charges of high crimes and misdemeanors.
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16 Jan 1:03pm Chief Justice Roberts will hold two jobs during the trial.
He and his law clerks will work on the court’s cases there during lulls in the trial proceedings.
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Pelosi addresses the idea of testimony from Lev Parnas. 16 Jan 1:02pm Updated Pelosi addresses the idea of testimony from Lev Parnas.
She said she would leave it to the House impeachment managers to determine whether they want to seek his testimony.
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16 Jan 12:48pm Updated Trump was not watching as the articles were read on the Senate floor.
He was working in the Oval Office.
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Schiff says managers will consider calling Parnas for testimony at trial. 16 Jan 12:26pm Updated Schiff says managers will consider calling Parnas for testimony at trial.
It will ultimately be up to the Senate to determine which witnesses are called.
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Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Don’t Agree. 16 Jan 12:25pm Updated Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Don’t Agree.
Trump administration officials say the “Phase 1” deal signed Wednesday will promote growth. Many economic forecasters are less optimistic.
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16 Jan 12:25pm Updated Republican Senator Martha McSally lashes out at a CNN reporter.
“You’re a liberal hack,” she said. “I’m not talking to you. You’re a liberal hack.”
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16 Jan 12:03pm Senate passes revised North American trade deal just before hearing the articles of impeachment.
It marked the end of a strange track for the overwhelmingly bipartisan trade pact.
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Liz Cheney Says She Won’t Run for Senate in Wyoming 16 Jan 11:51am Liz Cheney Says She Won’t Run for Senate in Wyoming
Ms. Cheney, the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House, said she would seek re-election to that chamber rather than pursue a vacant Senate seat.
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U.S. Envoy’s Mustache Finds Few Fans in South Korea 16 Jan 11:13am Updated U.S. Envoy’s Mustache Finds Few Fans in South Korea
The facial hair of Ambassador Harry B. Harris Jr., who is Japanese-American, reminds many South Koreans of Japan’s colonial rule.
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Lev Parnas, Key Player in Ukraine Affair, Completes Break With Trump and Giuliani 16 Jan 11:13am Updated Lev Parnas, Key Player in Ukraine Affair, Completes Break With Trump and Giuliani
In an interview, he said the president knew everything about the effort to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and the 2016 election.
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Security beefs up around the Capitol — with more formal attire. 16 Jan 11:07am Security beefs up around the Capitol — with more formal attire.
And the attire gets more formal with it.
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What We Learned After The House Vote on Impeachment Articles 16 Jan 11:06am Updated What We Learned After The House Vote on Impeachment Articles
House Democrats spent the day preparing to cede control of the impeachment process to the Republican-led Senate for a trial.
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Warren Told Sanders After Debate, ‘I Think You Called Me a Liar on National TV’ 16 Jan 11:05am Updated Warren Told Sanders After Debate, ‘I Think You Called Me a Liar on National TV’
“You called me a liar,” Bernie Sanders responded, as the candidates’ sudden clash injected new uncertainty into the Democratic presidential race.
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Trump Attaches Severe Restrictions to Puerto Rico’s Long-Delayed Disaster Aid 16 Jan 11:03am Updated Trump Attaches Severe Restrictions to Puerto Rico’s Long-Delayed Disaster Aid
Days after the island was hit by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake, the White House released billions in aid but placed limits on how it can be spent.
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Elizabeth Warren Confronts the Skeptics Who Fear Her Plans Go Too Far 16 Jan 10:59am Elizabeth Warren Confronts the Skeptics Who Fear Her Plans Go Too Far
In the early fall, Ms. Warren seemed to be the Democratic candidate to beat in Iowa. But many voters have had second thoughts over how her sweeping agenda would sell against President Trump.
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The White House press secretary dismisses new evidence tying a Giuliani associate to the Ukraine affair. 16 Jan 10:57am The White House press secretary dismisses new evidence tying a Giuliani associate to the Ukraine affair.
Stephanie Grisham played down new information from Lev Parnas.
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16 Jan 10:43am A federal watchdog weighs in on the Ukraine matter, saying the Trump administration broke the law.
The White House budget office rejected the report’s conclusions.
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Impeachment proceedings move to the Senate. Here’s a rundown of the day. 16 Jan 10:34am Impeachment proceedings move to the Senate. Here’s a rundown of the day.
The events kick off at noon, and senators may be on airplanes out of town before business hours are over.
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Impeachment proceedings moved to the Senate. Here’s a rundown of the day. 16 Jan 10:26am Impeachment proceedings moved to the Senate. Here’s a rundown of the day.
The events kick off at noon, and senators may be on airplanes out of town before business hours are over.
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The Big Risk Warren Took on the Question of a Female President 16 Jan 10:14am The Big Risk Warren Took on the Question of a Female President
Tackling gender can often perpetuate gender biases.
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Ukraine Investigates Reports of Illegal Surveillance of U.S. Ambassador 16 Jan 9:40am Updated Ukraine Investigates Reports of Illegal Surveillance of U.S. Ambassador
A text message exchange including a businessman involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden suggested that Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was being watched in Kyiv.
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Impeachment Managers Deliver Charges to Senate, Paving the Way for Trial 16 Jan 9:38am Updated Impeachment Managers Deliver Charges to Senate, Paving the Way for Trial
The House impeachment managers walked the articles of impeachment across the Capitol after a long-anticipated vote to start what promises to be a partisan impeachment trial of President Trump.
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Trump Basks in Trade Victory With Corporate Friends 16 Jan 7:34am Updated Trump Basks in Trade Victory With Corporate Friends
A White House signing ceremony turned into a love fest for the mega-rich.
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Trump Impeachment: What to Watch For Today 16 Jan 6:33am Updated Trump Impeachment: What to Watch For Today
The House impeachment managers will read the charges against President Trump in the Senate, and the chief justice of the Supreme Court and every senator will swear to do “impartial justice.”
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Pelosi Taps Diverse Team of Impeachment Managers With Legal Credentials 16 Jan 3:23am Updated Pelosi Taps Diverse Team of Impeachment Managers With Legal Credentials
The group of Democratic lawmakers preparing to press the case against President Trump is about half as large as and far more diverse than the team that prosecuted President Bill Clinton.
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Trump Impeachment: What to Watch Today 16 Jan 1:00am Trump Impeachment: What to Watch Today
The House impeachment managers will read the charges against President Trump in the well of the Senate, and the chief justice of the Supreme Court and every senator will swear to do “impartial justice.”
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Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause 16 Jan 12:57am Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause
An initial pact, cooling tensions in an election year, follows months of escalating tariffs and a trade war that seemed as if it would never end.
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As Lead Impeachment Manager, Adam Schiff Brings Experience and Controversy 16 Jan 12:20am Updated As Lead Impeachment Manager, Adam Schiff Brings Experience and Controversy
In Representative Adam B. Schiff, Speaker Pelosi has chosen a lead impeachment manager who knows the case against President Trump but has become a lightning rod for Republican critics.
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Who is Jerry Nadler? Co-Lead Impeachment Manager Will Tie Case to Constitution 16 Jan 12:18am Who is Jerry Nadler? Co-Lead Impeachment Manager Will Tie Case to Constitution
Mr. Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will be the constitutional expert of the team of impeachment managers.
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Sylvia Garcia: Impeachment Manager Is a Lawyer and Former Judge 16 Jan 12:17am Updated Sylvia Garcia: Impeachment Manager Is a Lawyer and Former Judge
The freshman Democrat is one of the first two Latina congresswomen from Texas.
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Elizabeth Warren Confronts the Issue Dragging Her Down 16 Jan 12:00am Updated Elizabeth Warren Confronts the Issue Dragging Her Down
In the early fall, Ms. Warren seemed to be the Democratic candidate to beat in Iowa. But voters have had second thoughts over how her sweeping agenda would sell against President Trump.
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