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Black and Latino Voters Are Looking for ‘More Than Just Some Token Words’ 21 Feb 9:23pm Updated Black and Latino Voters Are Looking for ‘More Than Just Some Token Words’
Voters in Nevada and South Carolina face an all-white top tier of 2020 candidates that was winnowed down by a largely white electorate.
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Trump Dismisses Warning of Russian 2020 Meddling as a Democratic ‘Hoax’ 21 Feb 9:19pm Updated Trump Dismisses Warning of Russian 2020 Meddling as a Democratic ‘Hoax’
The president described the intelligence finding that Russia was meddling in the 2020 election, delivered last week to House lawmakers, as a partisan “misinformation campaign.”
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Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship 21 Feb 8:07pm Updated Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship
The new acting director of national intelligence also asked to see the facts underlying the finding that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election and favors President Trump’s re-election.
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As Trump Seizes Wall Money, Congress’s Spending Power Weakens 21 Feb 7:20pm As Trump Seizes Wall Money, Congress’s Spending Power Weakens
The administration’s plan to divert more military funds to building a border wall is the latest example of the long-running erosion of Congress’s power of the purse.
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How Bloomberg Bungled a Debate That He Had Been Prepped For 21 Feb 6:02pm Updated How Bloomberg Bungled a Debate That He Had Been Prepped For
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign advisers had anticipated tough debate questions on stop-and-frisk and nondisclosure agreements. The former mayor’s performance left his team rattled.
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India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star 21 Feb 5:44pm India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star
Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have enticed Mr. Trump to fly 8,000 miles with the promise of a two-day spectacle. But serious issues remain.
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Trump Calls Warning of Russian 2020 Meddling a Democratic ‘Hoax’ 21 Feb 5:27pm Updated Trump Calls Warning of Russian 2020 Meddling a Democratic ‘Hoax’
The president said the intelligence finding that Russia was again meddling in a coming presidential election in his favor was a partisan “misinformation campaign.”
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Nevada Democrats Demand Caucus Site Leaders to Sign Nondisclosure Agreements 21 Feb 5:10pm Nevada Democrats Demand Caucus Site Leaders to Sign Nondisclosure Agreements
A day before the caucuses, the state party, says volunteer and staff members at caucus sites are forbidden from talking to the news media.
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Bloomberg Says He’s Willing to Release 3 Women From Nondisclosure Agreements 21 Feb 4:55pm Updated Bloomberg Says He’s Willing to Release 3 Women From Nondisclosure Agreements
Michael R. Bloomberg, who was challenged at this week’s Democratic debate over the agreements, said the three women had made complaints “about comments they said I had made.”
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National Archives’ Emails Show Little Debate Over Altering Photo of Women’s March 21 Feb 3:58pm Updated National Archives’ Emails Show Little Debate Over Altering Photo of Women’s March
The museum has released emails about its decision to blur some signs in a photo of the 2017 Women’s March that were critical of President Trump.
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Bloomberg Campaign Blames Sanders Supporters Over Insults in Vandalism 21 Feb 3:52pm Bloomberg Campaign Blames Sanders Supporters Over Insults in Vandalism
Handmade posters, reading “Authoritarian,” “Classist” and “Oligarch,” were plastered on the windows of a Bloomberg field office in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Biden Adds a Claim to His Biography: An Arrest in South Africa 21 Feb 3:20pm Biden Adds a Claim to His Biography: An Arrest in South Africa
Joe Biden has recounted a story — three times in two weeks — about being arrested on his way to see Nelson Mandela. He did not mention it in his memoir or speak prominently of it before.
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Bloomberg Campaign Blames Sanders Supporters Over Slurs in Vandalism 21 Feb 2:24pm Bloomberg Campaign Blames Sanders Supporters Over Slurs in Vandalism
Handmade posters, reading “Authoritarian,” “Classist” and “Oligarch,” were plastered on the windows of a Bloomberg field office in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Nevada Democrats Now Say They’ll Rely on a Phone Hotline for Caucus Results 21 Feb 1:49pm Nevada Democrats Now Say They’ll Rely on a Phone Hotline for Caucus Results
The state party, in an effort to bolster its caucuses on Saturday and avoid a repeat of Iowa’s mess, said it would not have precinct leaders report results through Google Forms.
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Ocasio-Cortez Builds Progressive Campaign Arm to Challenge Democrats 21 Feb 11:12am Updated Ocasio-Cortez Builds Progressive Campaign Arm to Challenge Democrats
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez endorsed a slate of progressive challengers to Democratic candidates and incumbents, working to create a liberal counterweight to the party’s official campaign arm.
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Why a New Jersey Political Ritual Got a #MeToo Makeover 21 Feb 11:06am Updated Why a New Jersey Political Ritual Got a #MeToo Makeover
The state Chamber of Commerce banned hard alcohol on an annual train trip to Washington as the state wrestles with claims of a culture of sexual harassment.
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Presidential Pardons Through History: Who’s Received Them? 21 Feb 11:00am Updated Presidential Pardons Through History: Who’s Received Them?
The owner of the New York Yankees, pirates, Deep Throat and a former president share the distinction.
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Elizabeth Warren ‘Crushed’ the Debate. But Is It Too Late? 21 Feb 10:50am Updated Elizabeth Warren ‘Crushed’ the Debate. But Is It Too Late?
She laced into Michael Bloomberg in a bid to invigorate her campaign, and then had her biggest 24 hours of fund-raising yet.
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Uniting Trumpers, Never Trumpers and Democrats With a New Deputy at the State Dept. 21 Feb 10:17am Updated Uniting Trumpers, Never Trumpers and Democrats With a New Deputy at the State Dept.
Can Stephen E. Biegun calm a simmering revolt at the department?
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21 Feb 7:00am On Politics: Is Warren Back in It?
Speculation on a comeback and debate fallout: This is your morning tip sheet.
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Could Nevada Caucus First in 2024? Harry Reid Wants It 21 Feb 5:01am Could Nevada Caucus First in 2024? Harry Reid Wants It
The retired senator, still deeply involved in Nevada politics, is convinced that Saturday’s caucuses will run smoothly and strengthen his state’s case for leapfrogging Iowa in the next election.
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The Liberal Economists Behind the Wealth Tax Debate 21 Feb 5:00am The Liberal Economists Behind the Wealth Tax Debate
Gabriel Zucman and Emmanuel Saez have crashed the Democratic primary with their idea — and angered some economists.
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Presidential Pardons: Who’s Received Them? 21 Feb 5:00am Presidential Pardons: Who’s Received Them?
The owner of the New York Yankees, pirates, Deep Throat and a former president share the distinction.
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Is It Too Soon to Write Off Michael Bloomberg? 21 Feb 5:00am Is It Too Soon to Write Off Michael Bloomberg?
His debate performance was abysmal. But it seems that Americans are eager to give billionaires a second chance.
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Has History Finally Caught Up With Roger Stone? It May Be Up to Trump 21 Feb 2:03am Has History Finally Caught Up With Roger Stone? It May Be Up to Trump
He embraced the “dark arts” of political sabotage and trickery for decades. Now he will serve more than three years in prison, unless his friend the president bails him out.
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