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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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The final chapter: Judge's ruling that Donald Trump must pay $2 million to charities ends troubled foundation's saga The final chapter: Judge's ruling that Donald Trump must pay $2 million to charities ends troubled foundation's saga
WASHINGTON – A New York judge’s ruling that President Donald Trump must pay $2 million to charity appears to be the final chapter in the saga of Trump’s troubled charitable foundation. State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla of Manhattan ruled on Thursday that Trump pay $2 million in damages to various nonprofit groups to settle allegations that he and his family used the Trump Foundation...
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Trump denies asking attorney general to clear him on Ukraine Trump denies asking attorney general to clear him on Ukraine
US President Donald Trump has denied asking the justice department to clear him of wrongdoing over a phone call with Ukraine's president that is at the heart of an impeachment inquiry. US media say Attorney General William Barr declined Mr Trump's request to hold a press conference to declare no laws were broken. Mr Trump called the story a "con job". The Democratic-led inquiry hinges on ...
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Fed ban on flavored vape products expected soon, menthol and vape stores may be spared Fed ban on flavored vape products expected soon, menthol and vape stores may be spared
Federal regulators are expected to announce a ban on electronic cigarette flavors other than tobacco and menthol within days, although it's unclear if mint flavors will be allowed or reformulated as menthol. Another possible exemption could be vaping products sold in vape stores rather than convenience stores, which is where the under-aged youth who are the focus of the ban often shop. In M...
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