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Democratic debate: Here are the winners and losers from the November stage Democratic debate: Here are the winners and losers from the November stage
WASHINGTON — The first votes will be cast in the 2020 Democratic primary in less than three months, and the 10 candidates on the debate stage Wednesday night were all looking for a breakout moment. While the field has grown and shrunk repeatedly in the past few weeks, with candidates dropping out and jumping in, the candidates on stage in Atlanta have all been in this race for months. Her...
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Is Georgia a swing state? Democrats think so, and some trends are on their side Is Georgia a swing state? Democrats think so, and some trends are on their side
ATLANTA — When political pundits talk about swing states in the 2020 election, they generally mention Florida, several states in the Midwest, and maybe a couple states in the West or on the Atlantic coast. Georgia isn’t often on that list. But a changing population, strong performances from Democrats in U.S. House, statehouse and statewide races, and increased attention from national voter g...
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Donald Trump's doctor says president was not evaluated for 'urgent or acute' illness Donald Trump's doctor says president was not evaluated for 'urgent or acute' illness
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's physician dismissed speculation late Monday about his unexpected trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center over the weekend, calling the visit "routine" and "preventative." Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, dismissed speculation that the president had been brought to the hospital for chest pain and specifically said Trump was not evalua...
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Pete Buttigieg rockets to the top of the 2020 field as a clear front-runner Pete Buttigieg rockets to the top of the 2020 field as a clear front-runner
DES MOINES, Iowa – Pete Buttigieg has rocketed to the top of the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll in the latest reshuffling of the top tier of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register...
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Roger Stone found guilty of lying to Congress to protect Trump and his campaign Roger Stone found guilty of lying to Congress to protect Trump and his campaign
WASHINGTON – Roger Stone, an ally of President Donald Trump, was found guilty Friday of lying to Congress and obstructing an investigation into Russia to protect Trump and his presidential campaign. The jury's verdict came after about eight hours of deliberation. Stone, a fixture in GOP politics who worked on campaigns stretching back to Richard Nixon's, now faces the possibility of prison. ...
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President Trump asks Supreme Court to block access to his tax returns, setting up separation of powers battle President Trump asks Supreme Court to block access to his tax returns, setting up separation of powers battle
WASHINGTON – President Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to block New York prosecutors from obtaining eight years of his tax returns, setting up a landmark separation of powers battle. The request followed a federal appeals court's rejection last week of Trump's claim of absolute immunity from criminal investigation and prosecution – a claim his lawyer illustrated by saying the president c...
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On the campaign bus, Pete Buttigieg talks stress dreams, misconceptions, ‘just in case’ letter to parents On the campaign bus, Pete Buttigieg talks stress dreams, misconceptions, ‘just in case’ letter to parents
FRANKLIN, N.H. – Pete Buttigieg was talking about climate change to about a dozen reporters on his campaign bus Saturday when the presidential candidate leaped out of his captain’s chair to look out the picture window at a burning building. “Oh!” he exclaimed. “That is a very large fire.” Then his attention was drawn to a boy who had been watching the Franklin firefighters’ controlled burn t...
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'A particularly inappropriate time': Trump to welcome Erdogan despite Syria attack 'A particularly inappropriate time': Trump to welcome Erdogan despite Syria attack
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will welcome Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Wednesday just weeks after the authoritarian leader invaded Syria and attacked U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, unleashing fresh violence and chaos in the Middle East. The Trump-Erdogan meeting could prove to be a political hornet's nest, provoking fresh bipartisan anger over Trump's decis...
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President Jimmy Carter enters hospital before surgery to relieve pressure on his brain President Jimmy Carter enters hospital before surgery to relieve pressure on his brain
WASHINGTON – Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital Monday night prior to a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. Carter, 95, is expected to receive the operation Tuesday morning, the Carter Center announced ahead of the procedure. The statement says that the pressure on his brain was caused by bleeding from some recent falls. Carter, the oldest liv...
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Trump attends Alabama-LSU game during Louisiana election. How he, other presidents, use sports for politics Trump attends Alabama-LSU game during Louisiana election. How he, other presidents, use sports for politics
WASHINGTON – A prominent politician shows up at a major sports event. Many in the crowd hoot and boo, some delivering shouted insults about his character. The politician just smiles and waves to the fans who are cheering. That's right: Bill Clinton at the Southern 500 stock car race in 1992. And Donald Trump at the World Series just two weeks ago, not to mention a long line of other presiden...
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