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Bloomberg Once Linked 2008 Crisis to End of Redlining Bias in Home Loans 13 Feb 11:14pm Updated Bloomberg Once Linked 2008 Crisis to End of Redlining Bias in Home Loans
The billionaire drew condemnation for his newly surfaced comments on redlining, in which banks discriminated against people of color seeking to borrow money to afford homes.
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Administration to Divert Billions From Pentagon to Fund Border Wall 13 Feb 10:55pm Updated Administration to Divert Billions From Pentagon to Fund Border Wall
The formal notification to Congress prompted bipartisan outcry and accusations that the administration had again overstepped its constitutional authority.
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Warren Says Bloomberg Shouldn’t Be Nominee, Citing Redlining Remarks 13 Feb 9:47pm Warren Says Bloomberg Shouldn’t Be Nominee, Citing Redlining Remarks
Her comments about Michael Bloomberg, who has faced criticism over a statement he made 12 years ago about a discriminatory housing practice, came as she tries to reignite enthusiasm for her campaign.
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Justice Dept. Is Investigating C.I.A. Resistance to Sharing Russia Secrets 13 Feb 9:38pm Updated Justice Dept. Is Investigating C.I.A. Resistance to Sharing Russia Secrets
The prosecutor was assigned by the attorney general to scrutinize the agents and analysts who sought to understand Russia’s covert operation to help Donald J. Trump win the 2016 election.
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Former Clerk Alleges Sexual Harassment by Appellate Judge 13 Feb 8:45pm Former Clerk Alleges Sexual Harassment by Appellate Judge
The former clerk told a House committee that Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt, a prominent liberal judge who died in 2018, routinely sexually harassed her and other women who worked for him.
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Trump Places Loyalists in Key Jobs Inside the White House While Raging Against Enemies Outside 13 Feb 8:20pm Updated Trump Places Loyalists in Key Jobs Inside the White House While Raging Against Enemies Outside
President Trump had a busy morning on Twitter and the radio, in a tirade that rivaled his most grievance-filled moments since becoming president.
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Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Suddenly Drops Memes Everywhere 13 Feb 6:05pm Updated Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Suddenly Drops Memes Everywhere
A campaign of sponsored content for the candidate flourished suddenly on Instagram. A new outfit, called Meme 2020, is behind it.
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Veterans Affairs, a Trump Signature Issue, Is Facing Turmoil Again 13 Feb 5:52pm Updated Veterans Affairs, a Trump Signature Issue, Is Facing Turmoil Again
The mysterious firing of the department’s deputy secretary was the latest incident to shake the agency as it embarks on ambitious changes to health care.
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House Votes to Extend Deadline to Ratify Equal Rights Amendment 13 Feb 5:50pm Updated House Votes to Extend Deadline to Ratify Equal Rights Amendment
The House voted largely along party lines to extend a 1982 deadline for states to ratify the amendment, which mandates equality between the sexes. But the vote was largely symbolic.
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In Bipartisan Bid to Restrain Trump, Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution 13 Feb 5:46pm Updated In Bipartisan Bid to Restrain Trump, Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution
Some Republicans crossed party lines to join Democrats in voting to curtail President Trump’s ability to wage war with Iran, weeks after a drone strike killed a top Iranian general.
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How Months of Miscalculation Led the U.S. and Iran to the Brink of War 13 Feb 5:32pm How Months of Miscalculation Led the U.S. and Iran to the Brink of War
The Trump administration escalated pressure on Iran to try to negotiate over its nuclear aims. Instead, Iran fought back with violent attacks. At critical points, each country misjudged the other.
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Trump Fights Back After John Kelly Defends Vindman 13 Feb 4:56pm Updated Trump Fights Back After John Kelly Defends Vindman
President Trump had a busy morning on Twitter, also sharing accusations of bias against a juror in the case of his friend Roger Stone.
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North Dakota Tribes Score Key Voting Rights Victory 13 Feb 4:32pm North Dakota Tribes Score Key Voting Rights Victory
In a win for voting rights advocates, North Dakota agreed to a binding consent decree to ensure that Native Americans can vote without an ID that shows a residential addresses.
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After Trump’s Attacks on Justice Dept., Barr Says He Will Not ‘Be Bullied’ 13 Feb 4:27pm After Trump’s Attacks on Justice Dept., Barr Says He Will Not ‘Be Bullied’
The attorney general said that the president’s attacks on prosecutors’ handling of his friend Roger Stone’s sentencing undermine the legal system and the Justice Department.
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U.S. Faces Tough ‘Great Game’ Against China in Central Asia and Beyond 13 Feb 4:10pm U.S. Faces Tough ‘Great Game’ Against China in Central Asia and Beyond
The Trump administration sees former Soviet republics in the heart of Asia as critical battlegrounds in the struggle with China over global influence. But American policies could fall short.
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The Math That Could Add Up to a Sanders Nomination 13 Feb 4:04pm Updated The Math That Could Add Up to a Sanders Nomination
Why 15 percent is so important to him, and how Bloomberg could scramble those calculations.
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The Bloomberg Campaign Is a Waterfall of Cash 13 Feb 4:00pm Updated The Bloomberg Campaign Is a Waterfall of Cash
The billionaire has deployed his corporation in service of his presidential bid, producing slick events and recruiting staff members with unusually high pay and other perks.
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‘Mass of Dead Energy’ vs. ‘Barking Clown’: Trump and Bloomberg Swap Insults 13 Feb 3:29pm Updated ‘Mass of Dead Energy’ vs. ‘Barking Clown’: Trump and Bloomberg Swap Insults
President Trump and the Democratic presidential hopeful Michael R. Bloomberg exchanged sharp words on Twitter.
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Bloomberg Once Linked End of Redlining, a Biased Housing Practice, to 2008 Crisis 13 Feb 3:15pm Updated Bloomberg Once Linked End of Redlining, a Biased Housing Practice, to 2008 Crisis
The billionaire drew condemnation for his newly surfaced comments on redlining, in which banks discriminated against people of color seeking to borrow money to afford homes.
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‘Mass of Dead Energy’ vs. ‘Carnival Barking Clown’: Trump and Bloomberg Ratchet Up the Name-Calling 13 Feb 1:49pm ‘Mass of Dead Energy’ vs. ‘Carnival Barking Clown’: Trump and Bloomberg Ratchet Up the Name-Calling
President Trump and the Democratic presidential hopeful Michael R. Bloomberg exchanged sharp words on Twitter.
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Biden Needs Black Voters to Lift His Campaign. But He Has Competition. 13 Feb 1:21pm Updated Biden Needs Black Voters to Lift His Campaign. But He Has Competition.
Joe Biden is looking ahead to South Carolina to resurrect his candidacy. There are signs that it may be a bigger challenge after defeats in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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Trump Claims Roger Stone’s Jury Was Tainted by Bias 13 Feb 12:09pm Updated Trump Claims Roger Stone’s Jury Was Tainted by Bias
President Trump took up a claim by his longtime friend Roger Stone, which was rejected by a judge.
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Hope Hicks to Return to the White House After a Nearly Two-Year Absence 13 Feb 10:17am Hope Hicks to Return to the White House After a Nearly Two-Year Absence
President Trump’s former communications director will return as an aide to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser.
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Voting on Your Phone: New Elections App Ignites Security Debate 13 Feb 8:51am Updated Voting on Your Phone: New Elections App Ignites Security Debate
A start-up says it has developed a smartphone tool through which voters can cast ballots anywhere. But researchers say the app is riddled with security flaws.
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13 Feb 7:00am On Politics: Your Turn, Nevada
The candidates take a breath, and a top Iowa Democrat resigns. This is your morning tip sheet.
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After Stone Case, Prosecutors Say They Fear Pressure From Trump 13 Feb 6:21am Updated After Stone Case, Prosecutors Say They Fear Pressure From Trump
The episode also brought to a head tensions in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington.
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13 Feb 5:18am Experiment Shows Conservatives More Willing to Share Wealth Than They Say
Across 60 nations, Trump supporters are outliers on their views on economic inequality. But their actions suggest it’s not a core philosophical difference.
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Do You Feel That You Don’t Fit in Politically? We Want to Hear From You 13 Feb 5:01am Do You Feel That You Don’t Fit in Politically? We Want to Hear From You
A national reporter is interested in doing more coverage of voters who feel they don’t fit in politically.
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This Lawmaker Wants to Remove the Words ‘Illegal Alien’ From the Law 13 Feb 5:00am This Lawmaker Wants to Remove the Words ‘Illegal Alien’ From the Law
She’s not the only one. Across the country, politicians and immigration activists are taking aim at the rhetoric etched into official documents.
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After New Hampshire, What Comes Next for Elizabeth Warren? 13 Feb 1:24am Updated After New Hampshire, What Comes Next for Elizabeth Warren?
She said she did not want to “burn down the rest of the party” in order to triumph. And then she lost in New Hampshire.
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Tom Steyer and Bernie Sanders Got Endorsements From Lawmakers on Their Campaigns’ Payrolls 13 Feb 1:12am Tom Steyer and Bernie Sanders Got Endorsements From Lawmakers on Their Campaigns’ Payrolls
As the 2020 candidates vie for support in South Carolina, Mr. Steyer has been criticized for hiring black lawmakers or their companies. Records show the Sanders campaign has done the same.
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