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20h Lib Dems suspend leadership contest until 2021
The party delays race to succeed Jo Swinson in the "national interest" due to the pandemic.
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26 Mar 8:31pm Trump administration to federal prisons: Increase home confinement for inmates to slow coronavirus spread
The Trump administration on Thursday joined the national push to release at-risk inmates as the number of cases of coronavirus continues to multiply in the country's corrections system, with Attorney General William Barr directing leaders of the federal prison system to increase the use of home confinement for some inmates.
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25 Mar 6:35pm The Point: The next 5 governors to watch on coronavirus
By now, governors like Andrew Cuomo and Mike DeWine have become household names for many Americans thanks to their decisive leadership during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic -- and the attention their performance has drawn from both state and national media.
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25 Mar 4:52pm National Cathedral finds 5,000 masks that had been stashed away by its crypt for over 10 years
As head stone mason at the National Cathedral in Washington, Joe Alonso knows the ins and outs of the church better than anyone.
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24 Mar 6:33pm Updated First ICE detainee tests positive for coronavirus
A 31-year-old Mexican national is the first detainee in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody to test positive for the novel coronavirus, the agency announced Tuesday.
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23 Mar 6:36pm The Point: The scariest thing Anthony Fauci said about Trump
In a matter of just weeks, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci has become something of a comfort blanket for many Americans.
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23 Mar 10:34am Updated Trump outlines national guard activations for New York, California and Washington
President Donald Trump said Sunday that the federal government has activated US National Guard units for three of the states hardest hit by the novel coronavirus -- New York, California and Washington state.
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Top U.S. Intelligence Official Taps New Counterterrorism Chief 21 Mar 5:00pm Updated Top U.S. Intelligence Official Taps New Counterterrorism Chief
Lora Shiao will be the new acting director for the National Counterterrorism Center amid a broader reshuffling of top intelligences aides and expected personnel cutbacks
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‘I’m So Sorry I Worked for This Guy’: Ex-Staffers React to Bloomberg Reversal on Field Organizers 20 Mar 9:30pm Updated ‘I’m So Sorry I Worked for This Guy’: Ex-Staffers React to Bloomberg Reversal on Field Organizers
The former New York mayor, announcing he would donate $18 million to the Democratic National Committee, abandoned a plan to employ his campaign organizers through November.
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20 Mar 3:26pm Updated Bloomberg campaign transfers $18 million to DNC
Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign transferred $18 million to the Democratic National Committee on Friday, turning to the committee to fund and manage the effort to take down President Donald Trump instead of creating a Bloomberg-backed independent expenditure.
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20 Mar 1:51pm New York Times: Trump administration asking states to delay release of unemployment numbers
The Trump administration is asking state labor officials amid the coronavirus pandemic to keep the exact number of unemployment claims under embargo until the total national number is published in a weekly government report, according to The New York Times.
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Trump Urges Limits Amid Pandemic, but Stops Short of National Mandates 16 Mar 9:28pm Updated Trump Urges Limits Amid Pandemic, but Stops Short of National Mandates
President Trump issued national guidelines that included closing schools and avoiding bars, restaurants and groups of more than 10 as he prepared for months of upheaval.
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16 Mar 7:02pm Senate strikes its own deal for short-term extension of surveillance powers
The Senate approved a short-term reauthorization of three expired national security surveillance provisions Monday after a deal was struck between Senate leaders and critics of the surveillance law.
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PM urges Britons to avoid pubs, restaurants and theatres 16 Mar 12:03pm PM urges Britons to avoid pubs, restaurants and theatres
Boris Johnson has told Britons to avoid pubs, clubs, restaurants and theatres and to only make essential journeys in the "national fightback" against coronavirus.
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Trump Says He’s ‘Strongly Considering’ Pardoning Flynn 16 Mar 5:04am Updated Trump Says He’s ‘Strongly Considering’ Pardoning Flynn
Amid increasing anxiety over the coronavirus, the president said he expected to pardon Michael T. Flynn, his former national security adviser who had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I.
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15 Mar 5:37pm Updated Melania Trump remains largely out of sight as country faces coronavirus crisis
The first lady continues to be a relative national no-show amid the country's growing coronavirus crisis.
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15 Mar 12:16pm Poll: Majority of Americans believe the worst is yet to come from the coronavirus outbreak
A new national poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal released Sunday finds that concern about coronavirus is widespread and, as seen in other recent polling on the virus, views about it are sharply divided by partisanship.
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14 Mar 4:26pm Updated RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is self-quarantining while awaiting coronavirus test results
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was tested for coronavirus Friday night after experiencing a fever and flu-like symptoms, a committee spokesman said in a statement Saturday.
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Throw Out the Debate Playbook: Biden and Sanders to Clash Amid Crisis 14 Mar 6:55am Updated Throw Out the Debate Playbook: Biden and Sanders to Clash Amid Crisis
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Bernie Sanders will be auditioning for the presidency, trying to convey leadership, against the backdrop of an unfolding national emergency.
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13 Mar 10:58pm Updated Trump declares national emergency — and denies responsibility for coronavirus testing failures
President Donald Trump is likely to make an emergency declaration on Friday afternoon, a move that would free up more federal resources to combat coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the decision.
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13 Mar 10:57pm Updated Trump sends signed chart showing stock market gains to supporters after he declared coronavirus a national emergency
President Donald Trump on Friday sent a note to supporters that included a chart showing the Dow Jones Industrial Average dramatically rising roughly at the time he began a news conference declaring a national emergency over coronavirus. The President signed the chart.
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13 Mar 9:43pm Nursing home visits restricted under national emergency
Visits to nursing homes nationwide will be temporarily restricted under the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared Friday to battle the novel coronavirus.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Declares National Emergency 13 Mar 4:41pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Declares National Emergency
President Trump said he was making $50 billion in emergency funding available, lifting restrictions on doctors and hospitals and waiving interest on student loans. But prospects for a congressional bill to aid affected people remain unclear.
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13 Mar 4:38pm Updated Trump declares a national emergency to combat coronavirus
President Donald Trump is likely to make an emergency declaration on Friday afternoon, a move that would free up more federal resources to combat coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the decision.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Declares National Emergency and Louisiana Will Delay Primary 13 Mar 3:37pm Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Declares National Emergency and Louisiana Will Delay Primary
An Australian official who recently met with Attorney General William Barr and Ivanka Trump has tested positive. In the U.S., the Boston Marathon and the Masters were postponed, and in Paris, the Louvre is closing until further notice.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump to Declare National Emergency and Louisiana Will Delay Primary 13 Mar 3:07pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump to Declare National Emergency and Louisiana Will Delay Primary
An Australian official who recently met with Attorney General William Barr and Ivanka Trump has tested positive. In the U.S., the Boston Marathon and the Masters were postponed, and in Paris, the Louvre is closing until further notice.
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Afraid of Coronavirus? That Might Say Something About Your Politics 13 Mar 11:02am Updated Afraid of Coronavirus? That Might Say Something About Your Politics
Polls show that how much voters worry about the outbreak depends on their political views, to a degree that’s unusual for a national crisis.
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How the Coronavirus Changed the 2020 Campaign 13 Mar 9:59am Updated How the Coronavirus Changed the 2020 Campaign
The three major presidential candidates have quickly pivoted to try to shape a new political discourse, as they face a real-time test of leadership in a national crisis.
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12 Mar 8:53pm Updated Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell initiates hiring freeze
Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has initiated a temporary hiring freeze at the agency he was recently appointed to oversee, according to spokesperson Amanda Schoch, who emphasized that the move was "not an effort to purge" officials for political reasons.
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How the Coronavirus Changed the 2020 Political Campaign 12 Mar 7:39pm How the Coronavirus Changed the 2020 Political Campaign
The three major presidential candidates have quickly pivoted to try to shape a new political discourse, as they face a real-time test of leadership in a national crisis.
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Surveillance Tools Will Lapse as Trump Signals Possible Veto 12 Mar 5:08pm Updated Surveillance Tools Will Lapse as Trump Signals Possible Veto
The president’s comments could derail a bipartisan deal to extend three F.B.I. tools for national security investigations. They expire Sunday.
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12 Mar 4:47pm Updated National security surveillance authorities to expire after Senate negotiations collapse
Senators are expected to leave Washington on Thursday without striking an agreement on a crucial surveillance law, setting the stage for various national security provisions to expire on Sunday.
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Trump Throws Surveillance Bill Into Chaos With Implicit Veto Threat 12 Mar 3:15pm Trump Throws Surveillance Bill Into Chaos With Implicit Veto Threat
The president’s comments could derail a bipartisan deal to extend three F.B.I. tools for national-security investigations set to expire Sunday.
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12 Mar 12:39pm Democratic debate moved from Arizona to Washington, DC, over coronavirus concerns, DNC announces
The Democratic debate scheduled for Sunday will be moved from Arizona to Washington, DC, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday.
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11 Mar 7:21pm Updated 2 Americans and 1 British citizen killed in rocket attack on base in Iraq
Two Americans and a British national were killed in a rocket attack on the Taji military base in Iraq, a US Defense official tells CNN.
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11 Mar 7:06pm Updated House passes surveillance bill after rare bipartisan deal
The House is set to vote Wednesday to reauthorize three national security surveillance authorities following a rare bipartisan agreement struck ahead of a Sunday deadline when the provisions are set to expire.
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11 Mar 4:53pm 2 Americans and 1 British citizen killed in rocket attack on base in Iraq
Two Americans and a British national were killed in a rocket attack on the Taji military base in Iraq, a US Defense official tells CNN.
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11 Mar 3:40pm Updated Schumer, other senators to ask Trump to issue national emergency declaration for coronavirus
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other senators are preparing a letter that will ask President Donald Trump to issue an emergency declaration for the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sanders’s Big Problem Isn’t the Delegate Math. It’s the Voters. 11 Mar 10:03am Updated Sanders’s Big Problem Isn’t the Delegate Math. It’s the Voters.
Tuesday’s victories for Biden are consistent with national polls showing him with a 20-point lead.
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10 Mar 8:37pm Updated House lawmakers reach apparent agreement to renew surveillance law
Congress is on the cusp of striking a bipartisan deal on changes to a national security surveillance law ahead of a Sunday deadline when three of the law's authorities will lapse, according to lawmakers and aides.
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Trump Dismisses His Administration’s Briefing on Russian Interference 10 Mar 5:19pm Updated Trump Dismisses His Administration’s Briefing on Russian Interference
The president mocked classified briefings about election threats as a political exercise by his opponents, but his own national security advisers have long warned of foreign interference.
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10 Mar 11:11am Updated Acting intelligence chief will not brief lawmakers on election security despite expectation he was coming
Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said late Monday he will not be briefing lawmakers on Tuesday about election security despite being expected on Capitol Hill by members of Congress to be on the panel of the country's most senior national security officials.
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9 Mar 1:08pm Updated Fissures widen between White House and health agencies over coronavirus
Fissures between the White House and national health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have begun to expand as coronavirus spreads to more American states, creating dissonance between President Donald Trump and the professionals tasked with containing the virus further.
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8 Mar 10:47am Updated CPAC attendee tested positive for coronavirus
The American Conservative Union announced on Saturday that one of the attendees at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, has tested positive for coronavirus.
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6 Mar 4:10pm Updated DNC announces criteria to qualify for Arizona Democratic debate
The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced the criteria to qualify for the next Democratic primary debate, which will be hosted by CNN and Univision.
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Facebook Removes Misleading Trump Census Ads 5 Mar 6:53pm Facebook Removes Misleading Trump Census Ads
The social media company has had a permissive policy about truthfulness in political content. But it drew the line on interfering with the national census.
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5 Mar 6:24pm Updated Tulsi Gabbard is still running for president
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is still running for president, despite low national polling numbers and winning only two pledged delegates in the nominating contests so far.
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5 Mar 4:57pm Government delays Budget infrastructure plan
The chancellor will refocus the National Infrastructure Strategy in line with "net zero" climate ambitions.
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4 Mar 5:04pm New intel chief attempts to allay fears over his inexperience and loyalty to Trump
Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has written to his workforce promising to adopt a "non-partisan approach" in an apparent attempt to allay fears he'd been installed to do the bidding of President Donald Trump, who has long been at odds with his own intelligence community, according to excerpts of the letter obtained by CNN.
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4 Mar 10:47am Updated US conducted airstrike on Taliban fighters following attack on Afghan checkpoint
The United States conducted an airstrike Wednesday against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan who are accused of attacking an Afghan National Defense and Security Forces checkpoint, according to the US military.
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How the Democratic Candidates Would Tackle the Housing Crisis 3 Mar 5:27pm Updated How the Democratic Candidates Would Tackle the Housing Crisis
The New York Times asked the candidates about their plans for housing and homelessness. They back many of the same programs, but are split on national rent control and a renter’s tax credit.
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3 Mar 4:54pm DNC and RNC officials monitoring how coronavirus could impact summer conventions
Top officials from the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee are monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and gauging how it could impact their respective conventions this summer, officials from both committees tell CNN.
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3 Mar 12:26pm Trump installs loyalist in key White House intelligence post
White House lawyer Michael Ellis has been named senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council, three sources familiar with the move confirm to CNN.
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2 Mar 12:45pm Democrats weigh holding Trump officials in contempt and are torn over Bolton subpoena
House Democrats are quietly discussing moving ahead with punishments for individuals who defied subpoenas in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry -- even as some are growing skeptical about issuing a subpoena for the testimony of former national security adviser John Bolton.
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Government Eyes War Powers to Speed Medical Manufacturing Ahead of Virus 28 Feb 11:49pm Updated Government Eyes War Powers to Speed Medical Manufacturing Ahead of Virus
Alex M. Azar II, the health secretary, raised the prospect of invoking a Korean War-era law to expand production of materials for national security purposes in a potential coronavirus outbreak.
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Trump Taps John Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence 28 Feb 9:56pm Updated Trump Taps John Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence
It is not clear if the Republican congressman from Texas, whose name was floated for the post last year, can win Senate confirmation.
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28 Feb 8:07pm Updated Trump says he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence
President Donald Trump said on Friday that he intends to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Republican from Texas, as his permanent director of national intelligence.
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27 Feb 2:00pm New York Times: Superdelegates open to brokered convention to block Sanders from nomination
Some national and state Democratic party leaders concerned about Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy are willing to risk a messy, brokered national convention this summer, which could be potentially damaging to the party, to prevent the self-described Democratic socialist from becoming the nominee, The New York Times reported.
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Trump Has a Problem as the Coronavirus Threatens the U.S.: His Credibility 27 Feb 2:32am Updated Trump Has a Problem as the Coronavirus Threatens the U.S.: His Credibility
Even his allies worry that President Trump has undermined his ability to appear presidential in a moment of national emergency.
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N.S.A. Phone Program Cost $100 Million, but Produced Only Two Unique Leads 26 Feb 12:19pm Updated N.S.A. Phone Program Cost $100 Million, but Produced Only Two Unique Leads
A disputed program that allowed the National Security Agency to gain access to logs of Americans’ domestic calls and texts yielded only one significant investigation, according to a newly declassified study.
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Javid explains shock resignation as Johnson watches on 26 Feb 8:34am Javid explains shock resignation as Johnson watches on
Sajid Javid has said his shock resignation as chancellor happened because Boris Johnson attached conditions to him remaining in the role that "would not have been in the national interest".
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Franchise Workers Lose Some Power to Challenge Labor Practices 25 Feb 8:51pm Franchise Workers Lose Some Power to Challenge Labor Practices
A new National Labor Relations Board rule scales back the responsibility of parent companies for violations by franchisees or contractors.
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New Rule Makes It Harder to Challenge Labor Practices 25 Feb 4:23pm Updated New Rule Makes It Harder to Challenge Labor Practices
The National Labor Relations Board regulation scales back the responsibility of parent companies for violations by franchisees or contractors.
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25 Feb 3:05pm Updated House Democrats to get 2020 delegate allocation process briefing Thursday
Just days before the South Carolina presidential primary and Super Tuesday, officials from the Democratic National Committee will give House Democrats a briefing on the delegate allocation process, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's spokesman Drew Hammill told CNN on Tuesday.
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25 Feb 2:21pm Updated Trump again considering Texas congressman to be intel chief after his candidacy floundered last year
President Donald Trump is revisiting the idea of nominating Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe to be the next Director of National Intelligence, two sources told CNN.
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25 Feb 12:43pm Burr says he supports Grenell for acting director of national intelligence
Republican Sen. Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, broke days of silence about President Donald Trump's pick for the acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, indicating Burr backs the selection even as others have voiced concerns about his lack of experience in the area.
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Dueling Narratives Emerge From Muddied Account of Russia’s 2020 Interference 23 Feb 11:38pm Updated Dueling Narratives Emerge From Muddied Account of Russia’s 2020 Interference
President Trump’s national security adviser intimated that the Russians were backing Bernie Sanders, as Joe Biden blamed Mr. Trump and other Republicans for the continued interference.
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National Security Wiretap System Was Long Plagued by Risk of Errors and Omissions 23 Feb 8:14pm Updated National Security Wiretap System Was Long Plagued by Risk of Errors and Omissions
The F.B.I.’s intelligence wiretap powers are at a crossroads after a damning report about the surveillance of a former Trump adviser. And the flaws may be systemic.
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23 Feb 5:52pm Updated US intelligence briefer appears to have overstated assessment of 2020 Russian interference
The US intelligence community's top election security official appears to have overstated the intelligence community's formal assessment of Russian interference in the 2020 election, omitting important nuance during a briefing with lawmakers earlier this month, three national security officials told CNN.
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23 Feb 4:19pm Sanders leads Democratic field in new national poll
A new national poll finds Sen. Bernie Sanders is well ahead of the field of Democratic presidential candidates as the party's nominating process nears the fourth contest of this cycle.
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23 Feb 1:08pm Trump says no decision has been made on next intelligence chief
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he has not yet decided who to nominate to be the next director of national intelligence.
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Under O’Brien, N.S.C. Carries Out Trump’s Policy, but Doesn’t Develop It 23 Feb 12:03pm Updated Under O’Brien, N.S.C. Carries Out Trump’s Policy, but Doesn’t Develop It
President Trump’s fourth national security adviser says he is restoring a neutral “process,” but the president’s tweets come first.
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To This Group, Labor Is More Than a ‘White Man Who Works in a Factory’ 22 Feb 6:16pm Updated To This Group, Labor Is More Than a ‘White Man Who Works in a Factory’
The National Domestic Workers Alliance is putting nannies, housekeepers and home care workers at the center of the labor and progressive political movement.
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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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21 Feb 7:57pm Mexican man charged with acting as a Russian agent ordered to remain behind bars
The Mexican national accused of being a Russian agent in the United States was ordered to remain in custody by a federal judge during a hearing Friday in Miami.
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21 Feb 4:41pm Updated Ousted acting spy chief Maguire formally resigns from US government
Former acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has formally resigned from US government service, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.
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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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21 Feb 12:00pm Perez under pressure: the DNC chairman is in the hot seat as Nevada caucuses loom
As Iowa Democratic Party officials struggled with an epic meltdown on the night of February 3, unable to tally the results of their first in the nation caucuses with their new app, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez was a thousand miles away at his Washington headquarters on Capitol Hill.
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Trump’s New Intelligence Director Faces a Legal Countdown Clock on His Tenure 20 Feb 11:31pm Updated Trump’s New Intelligence Director Faces a Legal Countdown Clock on His Tenure
Under federal law, Richard Grenell, the new acting director of national intelligence, may be able to serve only a few weeks unless the president nominates someone to take on the job permanently.
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20 Feb 11:10am Updated Trump names staunch loyalist and current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief
President Donald Trump is expected to name US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as the next acting director of national intelligence, according to two sources familiar with the decision.
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19 Feb 7:58pm Updated Trump expected to name current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief
President Donald Trump is expected to name US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as the next acting director of national intelligence, according to two sources familiar with the decision.
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19 Feb 6:09pm Trump expected to name current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grennell as acting intelligence chief
President Donald Trump is expected to name US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as the next acting director of national intelligence, according to two sources familiar with the decision.
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19 Feb 11:25am CNN Poll of Polls: Bernie Sanders tops Democratic field
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is well ahead of the rest of the field for the Democratic national primary after strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to a new CNN Poll of Polls on the race.
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19 Feb 11:14am Updated Top Pentagon official for policy expected to depart administration
The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.
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Michael Bloomberg Surges in Polls and Qualifies for 2 Democratic Debates 18 Feb 5:56pm Michael Bloomberg Surges in Polls and Qualifies for 2 Democratic Debates
After garnering 19 percent support in a national poll, the billionaire will be on the debate stage, where he is certain to be a target of onstage criticism.
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Michael Bloomberg Surges in Poll and Qualifies for Democratic Debate in Las Vegas 18 Feb 4:54pm Updated Michael Bloomberg Surges in Poll and Qualifies for Democratic Debate in Las Vegas
After garnering 19 percent support in a national poll, the billionaire will be on the debate stage, where he is certain to be a target of onstage criticism.
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Reality Winner, Imprisoned for Leaking Russian Hacking Report, Seeks Clemency 18 Feb 4:40pm Reality Winner, Imprisoned for Leaking Russian Hacking Report, Seeks Clemency
The Air Force veteran is serving more than five years in prison for sending a classified report to a news website while she was working as a National Security Agency contractor.
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18 Feb 2:40pm Updated Intel lawyer who initially blocked Ukraine whistleblower complaint from Congress set to resign
The top intelligence community lawyer whose initial decision to block the Ukraine whistleblower complaint from reaching Congress helped set off the House impeachment inquiry, will resign from his post, a spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirms to CNN.
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Trump Pardons Former 49ers Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. 18 Feb 1:11pm Trump Pardons Former 49ers Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.
Mr. DeBartolo pleaded guilty to a felony in 1998 for not reporting an extortion scheme by a Louisiana politician and later surrendered control of his National Football League team.
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18 Feb 7:35am Updated Bolton jabs Trump but avoids Ukraine as book battle rages on
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton on Monday needled his former boss over foreign policy but -- remarkably -- largely avoided the Ukraine scandal in favor of issuing a plea that the White House allows his book to be released as-is.
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Biden, Seeking Revival, Is Counting on at Least Second Place in Nevada 17 Feb 10:38pm Updated Biden, Seeking Revival, Is Counting on at Least Second Place in Nevada
Joe Biden’s first two finishes sent his national poll numbers plummeting and put his donors on edge. He wants Nevada to begin his comeback, not accelerate his plunge.
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Bolton Hints at Further Revelations if He Overcomes White House ‘Censorship’ 17 Feb 10:35pm Updated Bolton Hints at Further Revelations if He Overcomes White House ‘Censorship’
In his first public appearance since the impeachment trial, the president’s former national security adviser said he was fighting efforts to suppress his unpublished book.
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16 Feb 7:10pm Updated Trump Effort to Keep U.S. Tech Out of China Alarms American Firms
The administration wants to protect national security by restricting the flow of technology to China. But technology companies worry it could undermine them instead.
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15 Feb 10:05pm A struggling Warren spends 30 minutes on the press bus
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren hopped on her press bus in Las Vegas Saturday, the national reporters who had covered her for months were nowhere to be seen. Instead, there were just five network embeds -- a sign of how much her political stature has suddenly fallen after a disappointing showing in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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14 Feb 5:27pm Updated Contract for Iowa caucus app underscores DNC focus on security
The contract between the Iowa Democratic Party and the company tasked with designing the app that sits at the center of the caucus meltdown on the opening night of the presidential nominating process underscores how deeply involved the Democratic National Committee was in ensuring the online tool was secure.
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14 Feb 1:05pm Chinese national sentenced to 6 months in prison for resisting an officer at Mar-a-Lago
A Chinese woman who was acquitted of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort was sentenced to six months in prison for resisting an officer during the incident in December.
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13 Feb 9:26pm Updated Bolton defends ex-rival John Kelly after former chief of staff criticizes Trump
Former national security adviser John Bolton defended his ex-colleague, former White House chief of staff John Kelly, after President Donald Trump belittled Kelly for comments backing an impeachment witness.
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13 Feb 4:11pm Updated The Point: Some House Democrats are starting to get very nervous about Bernie Sanders
Following Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, some of the most vulnerable House Democrats are expressing significant unease at the prospect of sharing a national ticket with an avowed democratic socialist.
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13 Feb 2:21pm White House extends national emergency on the southern border
President Donald Trump will extend his national emergency on the US-Mexico border for another year, according to a notice submitted to the Federal Register on Thursday.
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13 Feb 12:32pm Updated RNC and Trump raised $60 million in January and have more than $200M cash on hand
President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee jointly raised more than $60 million in January, setting the groups up with more than $200 million in cash on hand heading into the general election.
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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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12 Feb 8:17pm Updated Virginia House passes bill to give electoral votes to popular vote winner
Virginia's House of Delegates passed a bill on Tuesday that would award the state's electoral votes to the national winner of the presidential popular vote.
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Troy Price, Iowa Democratic Party Leader, Resigns Over Caucus Debacle 12 Feb 6:52pm Updated Troy Price, Iowa Democratic Party Leader, Resigns Over Caucus Debacle
Mr. Price announced he was stepping down after overseeing the chaotic Iowa caucuses that embarrassed the state and national party.
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12 Feb 2:27pm Updated Jury finds Chinese national not guilty of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago
A Florida jury found a Chinese woman not guilty of trespassing on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property after she was charged there in December, but the panel on Wednesday convicted her of resisting an officer during the incident.
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Trump Adviser Pushes Utah Congressman for Top Intelligence Post 11 Feb 7:48pm Trump Adviser Pushes Utah Congressman for Top Intelligence Post
The acting director of national intelligence is required by law to step down by next month, forcing the Trump administration to make a decision on the job.
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11 Feb 5:11pm White House budget office tried to hide concerns over withholding of Ukraine aid, national security site reports
The Office of Management and Budget was fully aware about concerns flagged by numerous officials at the Pentagon about President Donald Trump's decision to withhold aid from Ukraine and attempted to hide their concerns and mislead the Government Accountability Office about the circumstances surrounding the freeze, according to new emails obtained by Just Security.
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11 Feb 12:47pm White House budget office attempted to hide concerns over withholding of Ukraine aid, national security site reports
The Office of Management and Budget was fully aware about concerns flagged by numerous officials at the Pentagon about President Donald Trump's decision to withhold aid from Ukraine and attempted to hide their concerns and mislead the Government Accountability Office about the circumstances surrounding the freeze, according to new emails obtained by Just Security.
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11 Feb 7:57am Updated Border wall construction blasts are threatening sacred burial grounds, this congressman says
Construction crews blowing up parts of a national monument to make way for the border wall could be on the verge of destroying sacred burial sites, an Arizona congressman who represents the area told CNN.
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10 Feb 4:59pm Updated Sanders leads national primary race, new poll shows
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tops the Democratic primary race, according to a new Quinnipiac national poll released on Monday.
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9 Feb 10:48pm Updated Buttigieg leads in delegate count after Iowa review
The Iowa Democratic Party has released updated vote numbers and a new national delegate estimate after completing their review of 95 precincts which campaigns had flagged as potentially inaccurate.
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8 Feb 10:02pm Trump says Pete Rose deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Pete Rose, major league baseball's all-time hits leader, should be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday.
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8 Feb 4:42pm Major cuts to National Security Council staff expected as soon as next week, sources say
National security adviser Robert O'Brien is expected to make major cuts to the National Security Council staff as early as next week, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Trump Defends Firing Alexander Vindman 8 Feb 3:26pm Trump Defends Firing Alexander Vindman
The president assailed Lt. Col. Vindman, the impeachment witness who was fired on Friday from the National Security Council staff and marched by security officers out of the White House.
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8 Feb 2:31pm Updated Trump defends firing of key impeachment witness Vindman
President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council.
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7 Feb 8:31pm Updated Two major impeachment witnesses — Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland — fired by Trump
Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, was pushed out of his role Friday months earlier than expected, according to a statement from his attorney. Vindman was not slated to leave until July, but had been telling colleagues in recent weeks he would likely leave soon. It was not his decision to leave, however, according to one person familiar with the situation.
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7 Feb 7:08pm Two major impeachment witnesses -- Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland -- fired by Trump
Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, was pushed out of his role Friday months earlier than expected, according to a statement from his attorney. Vindman was not slated to leave until July, but had been telling colleagues in recent weeks he would likely leave soon. It was not his decision to leave, however, according to one person familiar with the situation.
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7 Feb 6:53pm Updated Key impeachment witness Vindman fired from White House job
Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, was pushed out of his role Friday months earlier than expected, according to a statement from his attorney. Vindman was not slated to leave until July, but had been telling colleagues in recent weeks he would likely leave soon. It was not his decision to leave, however, according to one person familiar with the situation.
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House Approves Puerto Rico Aid Package, but a Path Forward Is Murky 7 Feb 4:35pm House Approves Puerto Rico Aid Package, but a Path Forward Is Murky
The commonwealth has been battered by national disasters and human error, but Republicans have resisted sending the island more money.
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7 Feb 3:50pm Key impeachment witnesVindman fired from White House job
Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, was pushed out of his role Friday months earlier than expected, according to a statement from his attorney. Vindman was not slated to leave until July, but had been telling colleagues in recent weeks he would likely leave soon. It was not his decision to leave, however, according to one person familiar with the situation.
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7 Feb 9:35am The Point: The best (and the worst) of the Iowa caucuses
The 2020 Democratic presidential race kicked off officially on Monday night, with voters in more than 1,700 caucus sites across Iowa choosing among a slew of candidates all vying for the chance to face President Donald Trump in November. And it still isn't over, with 100% of precincts reporting but no call in the race, and with Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez calling for a full recanvass of the vote.
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7 Feb 8:04am Updated Key impeachment witness Alexander Vindman expects to leave White House post in coming weeks, source says
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, has told colleagues he expects to leave the White House's National Security Council in the coming weeks to return to the Defense Department, a source tells CNN.
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6 Feb 8:31pm Updated DNC chair calls for a recanvass in Iowa as chaos ensues
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez called for a recanvass of all results in Iowa on Thursday, as the state's Democratic Party continues to struggle to verify the data from Monday night's caucuses.
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What Would a ‘Recanvass’ in Iowa Look Like? 6 Feb 3:26pm Updated What Would a ‘Recanvass’ in Iowa Look Like?
Here’s what would probably happen if the Iowa Democrats bowed to the demand by the Democratic National Committee’s chairman to double-check the results from the caucuses.
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Trump, at National Prayer Breakfast, Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes 6 Feb 2:52pm Updated Trump, at National Prayer Breakfast, Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes
The president denounced the “corrupt people” who pushed for his impeachment. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president seemed “a little sedated” during his State of the Union address.
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China’s Dominance of 5G Networks Puts U.S. Economic Future at Stake, Barr Warns 6 Feb 1:11pm China’s Dominance of 5G Networks Puts U.S. Economic Future at Stake, Barr Warns
The attorney general said Chinese companies were winning the fight for the next generation of telecom networks, posing both an economic and national security threat.
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6 Feb 11:49am Updated Trump slams Democrats and Romney at prayer breakfast as Pelosi looks on
President Donald Trump began his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast by taking veiled shots at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was on the stage with him as he spoke, and Sen. Mitt Romney, the morning after the GOP-controlled Senate acquitted him.
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At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes 6 Feb 10:45am Updated At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes
The president used a traditionally bipartisan affair to denounce the “very dishonest and corrupt people” who he said were trying to destroy him and the country.
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6 Feb 6:33am Updated RNC chairwoman disagrees with her uncle Mitt Romney on impeachment vote
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel disagreed with her uncle, Sen. Mitt Romney, following his decision on Wednesday to break ranks and vote to convict President Donald Trump on one of the articles of impeachment.
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5 Feb 6:01pm US to start negotiating with Russia on nuclear arms control soon
The Trump administration will soon start nuclear negotiations with Russia, US national security adviser Robert O'Brien said Wednesday, speaking exactly one year before the last remaining US nuclear arms pact with Moscow is set to expire.
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Iowans contemplate losing their spot at the front of the calendar. 5 Feb 8:53am Iowans contemplate losing their spot at the front of the calendar.
National Democrats are calling for a calendar change, and state party officials are grimly contemplating the end of a four-decade run in the spotlight.
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4 Feb 8:16pm Trump trashes Bolton and 2020 Democrats during off-the-record lunch
President Donald Trump trashed former national security adviser John Bolton and handicapped the 2020 Democratic primary race as part of a wide-ranging off-the-record lunch with anchors from major news networks on Tuesday ahead of his State of the Union address, multiple sources have told CNN.
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Is 2020 the Last Year That Iowa Will Go First? 4 Feb 7:51pm Updated Is 2020 the Last Year That Iowa Will Go First?
National Democrats call for a calendar change, and state party officials grimly are contemplating the end of a four-decade run in the spotlight.
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Democrats Turn to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan for Trump State of the Union Response 4 Feb 7:35pm Democrats Turn to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan for Trump State of the Union Response
Ms. Whitmer won in a state the president carried by focusing on roads, schools and political pragmatism. She will face a national audience in her response to the State of the Union.
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Who Is Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, the Democrats’ Answer to Trump? 4 Feb 6:49pm Who Is Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, the Democrats’ Answer to Trump?
Ms. Whitmer won in a state the president carried by focusing on roads, schools and political pragmatism. She will face a national audience in her response to the State of the Union.
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Everyone Kept Saying Politics Was Broken. Well? 4 Feb 6:17pm Everyone Kept Saying Politics Was Broken. Well?
“It’s hard to look at Washington or look at Iowa and think that our national politics is working.”
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Trump Revels in Democratic Dysfunction 4 Feb 9:57am Trump Revels in Democratic Dysfunction
The president mocked a breakdown during the Iowa caucuses, but he came under criticism himself for not showing full respect during the national anthem before the Super Bowl.
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3 Feb 5:17pm Trial date is set for Lev Parnas.
Mr. Parnas has spent recent weeks trying to be heard in the national impeachment debate.
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PM drafts in David Attenborough to promote petrol and diesel car ban 3 Feb 4:37pm PM drafts in David Attenborough to promote petrol and diesel car ban
Boris Johnson is being joined by "national treasure" Sir David Attenborough as he attempts to boost his green credentials by speeding up a ban on petrol and diesel cars.
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Can Democrats Beat Trump in Iowa in November? 3 Feb 7:00am Updated Can Democrats Beat Trump in Iowa in November?
Iowa voted strongly for Barack Obama twice and for Donald Trump by nine points in 2016. It could be a national barometer again in November.
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1 Feb 4:01pm Democrats criticize D.N.C. change to debate rules.
Several candidates accused the Democratic National Committee of changing its qualification criteria to benefit Michael Bloomberg, who is not competing in the first four states.
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31 Jan 6:33pm Updated Democrats drop donor threshold for Nevada debate, opening door to Bloomberg
The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that there will be no donor threshold for its upcoming Nevada debate, opening the door for former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to qualify for his first contest.
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D.N.C. Rules Change for Nevada Debate Could Open Door for Bloomberg 31 Jan 6:17pm Updated D.N.C. Rules Change for Nevada Debate Could Open Door for Bloomberg
In a major shift, the Democratic National Committee will eliminate the requirement that candidates to show evidence of grass-roots support.
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Trump Told Bolton to Help His Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Book Says 31 Jan 5:36pm Updated Trump Told Bolton to Help His Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Book Says
The president asked his national security adviser last spring in front of other senior advisers to pave the way for a meeting between Rudolph Giuliani and Ukraine’s new leader.
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D.N.C. Rules Change for Nevada Debate May Enable Bloomberg to Participate 31 Jan 4:00pm Updated D.N.C. Rules Change for Nevada Debate May Enable Bloomberg to Participate
The Democratic National Committee will eliminate the requirement that candidates to show evidence of grass-roots support.
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31 Jan 2:17pm Updated NYT: Bolton book maunscript says Trump directed him to help with Ukraine pressure campaign in early May
President Donald Trump directed his former national security adviser John Bolton to help with his pressure campaign in Ukraine to dig up dirt on Democrats in early May last year, according to a draft manuscript by Bolton reported on by The New York Times.
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31 Jan 9:21am Updated Analysis: Impeachment trial to end but its aftershocks will rock America
America's latest "national nightmare" will not end when Republicans vote to acquit President Donald Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors, possibly as early as Friday.
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31 Jan 9:00am Analysis: Republicans prove they refuse to defy Trump under almost any circumstance
Republican hopes of blocking former national security adviser John Bolton's impeachment testimony highlight the Trump-era GOP's defining characteristic: its refusal to defy the President under almost any circumstances.
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30 Jan 11:30pm Updated Senate impeachment trial: Lamar Alexander is a no on witness vote
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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30 Jan 10:38pm Updated Impeachment trial: Key senator speaks up and Schiff pitches one-week deposition schedule
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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30 Jan 7:28pm Updated Senate impeachment trial: Senators asking final questions ahead of key witness vote
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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30 Jan 4:23pm Carter Page sues Democratic National Committee and law firm for defamation
The former Trump campaign adviser whose ties to Russia were at the heart of the investigation into that country's interference in the 2016 US election is suing the Democratic National Committee and a prominent law firm that had dug up some of the allegations against him.
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30 Jan 1:54pm Updated Senate impeachment trial: Question session to wrap ahead of key witness vote
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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Bloomberg’s $11 Million Super Bowl Ad: Gun Violence and a Grieving Mother 30 Jan 12:33pm Updated Bloomberg’s $11 Million Super Bowl Ad: Gun Violence and a Grieving Mother
Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is airing a 60-second ad during the game that will promote his record on gun control to a huge national audience.
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30 Jan 12:32pm Senate impeachment trial: Question session to wrap Thursday ahead of key witness vote
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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30 Jan 10:54am Updated They grew up miles from the White House but went to Iowa to be heard
The students were bubbling with energy when they gathered at Ronald Reagan National Airport on their way to Des Moines, Iowa.
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29 Jan 9:06pm Updated Alan Dershowitz argues presidential quid pro quos aimed at reelection are not impeachable
A member of President Donald Trump's legal team argued on the Senate floor Wednesday that a politician trying to win reelection is acting in the national interest, and therefore a quid pro quo aimed at boosting reelection chances cannot be impeachable.
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29 Jan 8:34pm Updated White House has issued formal threat to Bolton to keep him from publishing book
The White House has issued a formal threat to former national security adviser John Bolton to keep him from publishing his book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir," sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
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29 Jan 3:12pm House Foreign Affairs chairman reveals he spoke with Bolton about Yovanovitch ouster
House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel revealed publicly for the first time on Wednesday that he spoke with former national security adviser John Bolton in September about the ouster of former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
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29 Jan 3:01pm Anything a president does to stay in power is in the national interest, Dershowitz argues.
Alan Dershowitz told the Senate a “quid pro quo” to help the president’s re-election is by definition in the national interest.
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29 Jan 10:56am Updated Trump says Bolton ‘begged’ him for a job.
The president wrote on Twitter that his former national security adviser was fired was fired because “frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now.”
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29 Jan 9:54am Trump slams Bolton as Senate considers calling him as a witness
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tore into his former national security adviser John Bolton, whose explosive allegation in the Ukraine scandal has opened the door for GOP support of potential witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial.
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Bolton Book Puts New Focus on Trump’s Actions in Turkey and China Cases 28 Jan 7:47pm Updated Bolton Book Puts New Focus on Trump’s Actions in Turkey and China Cases
Interventions in Justice Department proceedings draw scrutiny after the former national security adviser raised concerns about the president’s embrace of authoritarian leaders.
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Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says 28 Jan 6:47pm Updated Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says
The former national security adviser shared his unease with the attorney general, who cited his own worries about the president’s conversations with the leaders of Turkey and China.
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28 Jan 6:02pm Poll: 75% voters want witnesses for Senate impeachment trial
Three-quarters of registered voters think witnesses should be allowed to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, which has reached a crucial inflection point, a new national poll from Quinnipiac University finds.
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28 Jan 11:38am Trump sees witnesses as increasingly likely.
After the assertions from his national security adviser, the president appeared resigned to the possibility of witnesses, peopel close to him said.
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Bolton Revelations Anger Republicans, Fueling Push for Impeachment Witnesses 28 Jan 11:16am Updated Bolton Revelations Anger Republicans, Fueling Push for Impeachment Witnesses
The former national security adviser’s account threatened to derail Republican hopes of bringing President Trump’s impeachment trial to a quick close with his acquittal.
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28 Jan 7:33am 8 things you might have missed in the final days before the Iowa caucuses
Nine days from the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates are fighting bad winter weather and the headwinds of an impeachment trial that's dominating national headlines and latching the senators in the race to Washington instead of the campaign trail.
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28 Jan 5:20am Updated New York Times: Bolton wrote he was concerned Trump was granting favors to autocratic leaders
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton claims to have privately told Attorney General William Barr last year that he was concerned the President was granting favors to the autocratic leaders of China and Turkey, The New York Times reported Monday, citing multiple people's descriptions of an unpublished draft manuscript by Bolton.
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27 Jan 10:29pm Updated What would happen if the Senate subpoenas John Bolton?
That scenario, of course, is far from a reality. Republicans have yet to agree to call the former national security adviser — or any other witness — and the trial may end without them doing so.
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Alan Dershowitz makes his case in prime time. 27 Jan 8:44pm Updated Alan Dershowitz makes his case in prime time.
After a day of somewhat monotonous legal arguments, it is no surprise that President Trump’s legal team saved its star consultant for national television.
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Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says 27 Jan 6:14pm Updated Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says
Drafts of the book outline the potential testimony of the former national security adviser if he were called as a witness in the president’s impeachment trial.
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27 Jan 5:49pm Bolton manuscript revelations thrust little-known White House office into spotlight
A little known part of the National Security Council has been thrust into the spotlight after details of an unpublished manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton became public late Sunday, upending the Senate impeachment trial.
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Trump Denies Telling Bolton That Ukraine’s Aid Depended on Biden Investigations 27 Jan 3:30pm Updated Trump Denies Telling Bolton That Ukraine’s Aid Depended on Biden Investigations
Hours after an article described an unpublished manuscript by his former national security adviser, President Trump rejected John Bolton’s account.
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27 Jan 12:53pm Updated Bolton revelations upend Senate impeachment trial
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser has upended the Senate impeachment trial, and new revelations from John Bolton's draft book manuscript could turn the tide on whether senators call for witnesses.
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27 Jan 12:22pm Republicans turn on Bolton as his account scrambles the impeachment trial.
Republican senators and officials attacked the former national security adviser after his manuscript leaked.
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27 Jan 11:08am Updated Fact check: Trump falsely claims House Democrats never asked John Bolton to testify
An explosive allegation concerning John Bolton has given new ammunition to Democrats' demands for the Republican-controlled Senate to call the former national security adviser to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
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27 Jan 10:18am Updated Republican senators privately complain they were blindsided by Bolton.
The revelations by the former national security adviser, which the White House has had for weeks, angered some Republicans.
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27 Jan 10:05am Updated Schiff says GOP senators must agree to Bolton testifying
Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff argued Monday that Republican senators cannot say they want "a search for the truth" in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial if they don't vote to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton.
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27 Jan 9:36am Updated Bolton bombshell undercuts Trump impeachment defense
Democrats demanding new witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial are seizing on a report that the President ordered former national security adviser John Bolton to keep military aid to Ukraine frozen in a bid to coerce political favors.
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27 Jan 9:24am The Point: It just got *a lot* harder for Republicans to vote against witnesses in the impeachment trial
The news, first reported by The New York Times Sunday night, that President Donald Trump had told national security adviser John Bolton directly to continue to withhold approved military aid to Ukraine until that country agreed to announce investigations into Democrats, and specifically former Vice President Joe Biden, is an absolute bombshell with the very real possibility of fundamentally altering the calculus for Republican senators in the ongoing impeachment trial.
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27 Jan 8:04am Updated New York Times: Bolton draft book manuscript says Trump tied Ukraine aid freeze to political investigations
President Donald Trump in August told his then-national security adviser John Bolton that he wanted to continue holding military aid to Ukraine until the country helped with investigations into Democrats -- including former Vice President Joe Biden -- the New York Times reported Sunday, citing multiple people's descriptions of an unpublished draft manuscript by Bolton.
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5 Takeaways on Trump and Ukraine From John Bolton’s Book 27 Jan 7:37am Updated 5 Takeaways on Trump and Ukraine From John Bolton’s Book
New revelations from the former White House national security adviser could complicate President Trump’s impeachment trial.
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27 Jan 6:46am Democrats pounce on Bolton report to demand testimony in Senate impeachment trial
Democrats demanding new witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial are seizing on a report that the President ordered former national security adviser John Bolton to keep military aid to Ukraine frozen in a bid to coerce political favors.
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27 Jan 12:54am Updated GOP prospects of defeating witness vote uncertain after New York Times Bolton report
An explosive New York Times report detailing an unpublished draft manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton has added new uncertainty to this week's crucial vote to determine whether the Senate should subpoena witnesses and documents in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, several GOP sources said.
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26 Jan 7:56pm NTSB sending investigative team to helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant
A team of 18 people from the National Transportation Safety Board is making its way to the scene of a helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people in California.
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26 Jan 10:11am Updated Reporter says Mike Pompeo cursed and demanded she find Ukraine on a map after interview
A reporter for National Public Radio alleged Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo screamed obscenities and demanded she prove she could find Ukraine on an unmarked map after she asked -- and Pompeo refused to answer -- whether he owed former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch an apology.
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24 Jan 2:50pm Democrats focus on the role of the lead lawyer at N.S.C.
Three National Security Council staff members reported to the lawyer, John Eisenberg, about the pressure campaign on Ukraine.
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24 Jan 9:12am Updated Republican senator attacks National Security Council aide who testified in impeachment probe
Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn spent hours attacking Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal, on Twitter Thursday, including questioning the Purple Heart recipient's patriotism.
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23 Jan 10:08pm Updated The Point: 1 in 3 GOPers think Trump did something illegal. But...
One in three Republican voters (32%) in a new Pew national poll say that Donald Trump "probably" or "definitely" did something illegal either while running for president or during his first three years in office.
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23 Jan 4:37pm The Point: Donald Trump was asked about Elon Musk. His answer was incoherent.
For the entirety of Donald Trump's presidency, I have gone through the transcript of a good number of the speeches and interviews he has given. In doing that, one thing has become crystal clear to me: He is one of the least articulate -- if not the least articulate -- politicians ever to make it onto the national stage.
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23 Jan 2:28pm Donald Trump was asked about Elon Musk. His answer was incoherent.
For the entirety of Donald Trump's presidency, I have gone through the transcript of a good number of the speeches and interviews he has given. In doing that, one thing has become crystal clear to me: He is one of the least articulate -- if not the least articulate -- politicians ever to make it onto the national stage.
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Bernie Sanders Has Narrow Lead in New National Poll 22 Jan 2:47pm Updated Bernie Sanders Has Narrow Lead in New National Poll
The survey, conducted for CNN, is the first national debate-qualifying poll showing Mr. Sanders in the lead. Joe Biden was close behind in the poll and led another.
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22 Jan 9:17am Updated CNN poll: Bernie Sanders surges to join Biden atop Democratic presidential pack
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has improved his standing in the national Democratic race for president, joining former Vice President Joe Biden in a two-person top tier above the rest of the field, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
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Senate rejects bid to subpoena Bolton for testimony. 22 Jan 1:03am Senate rejects bid to subpoena Bolton for testimony.
The former national security adviser said this month that he would comply with a Senate subpoena if he received one.
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21 Jan 10:58pm NSC official who was abruptly placed on administrative leave is temporarily replaced
Andrew Peek, the senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council, was placed on administrative leave in recent days and is being replaced, at least temporarily, after only a few months on the job due to an ongoing investigation that's been described as "security related," according to two people familiar with the situation.
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21 Jan 6:43pm Senate blocks Democrats’ bid to subpoena White House documents
The administration refused to provide the documents — including correspondence among the president and his top national security aides — during the House impeachment inquiry.
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21 Jan 5:01pm Senate blocks Democrats’ bid to subpoena documents
The administration refused to provide the documents — including correspondence among the president and his top national security aides — during the House impeachment inquiry.
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Schumer calls Republican rules for the trial ‘a national disgrace.’ 21 Jan 12:17pm Updated Schumer calls Republican rules for the trial ‘a national disgrace.’
He said he would move to mirror the rules used for President Bill Clinton as soon as the trial begins at 1 p.m.
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21 Jan 9:22am Updated The Point: How Donald Trump wins
Buried in the new CNN national poll is a single data point that may well be the key to how someone as unpopular as President Donald Trump can win a second term in November.
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