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Nuclear power finds odd bedfellow in 2020 Dems as voters look for climate change solutions Nuclear power finds odd bedfellow in 2020 Dems as voters look for climate change solutions
WASHINGTON – Nuclear energy could be making a comeback thanks to ... Democrats? Several candidates vying for the party's presidential nomination in 2020 are promoting or have shown openness to expanding "next-generation" nuclear power as part of the arsenal of options to aggressively address the effects of climate change. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., and Sen. Amy Klobu...
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Trump has made over 10,000 false or misleading claims, according to report Trump has made over 10,000 false or misleading claims, according to report
WASHINGTON — According to the Washington Post's Fact Checker, President Trump has hit the dubious milestone of 10,000 false or misleading claims since he started his presidency. That comes out to an average of 12.2 claims per day, or 10,111 total claims in the 828 days of the Trump presidency covered by the Fact Checker so far. "The President continues to say false or misleading statements at ...
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Former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, a foreign policy giant, dies Former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, a foreign policy giant, dies
WASHINGTON – Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a foreign policy leader in the Senate who received the nation's highest civilian awards for his efforts to secure and destroy weapons of mass destruction after the collapse of the Soviet Union, died Sunday, according to his family. The cause of death was complications from chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. “The world weeps alo...
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Joe Biden said he asked Barack Obama not to endorse him in 2020 presidential campaign Joe Biden said he asked Barack Obama not to endorse him in 2020 presidential campaign
Shortly after Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign bid on Thursday, a spokeswoman for his former boss, Barack Obama, said adding Biden to the ticket is "one of the best decisions" the former president ever made. But Obama didn't offer a formal endorsement of his vice president in a statement issued by spokeswoman Katie Hill. “President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Bide...
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President Trump says if Democrats try to impeach him, he'll take it to the Supreme Court President Trump says if Democrats try to impeach him, he'll take it to the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON – Basically declaring war on congressional investigations of himself, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to somehow fight impeachment in the Supreme Court, though he did not explain how he might do that. In a series of morning tweets, Trump criticized the Democratic-run House for pursuing aspects of last week's report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian interference in t...
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President Trump and his businesses ask a court to block Congress from obtaining accounting records President Trump and his businesses ask a court to block Congress from obtaining accounting records
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and his private business filed a federal lawsuit Monday to block the House from obtaining financial records from the company’s longtime accountant. The 14-page complaint, which reads like a cross between a campaign ad and a traditional lawsuit, accuses House Democrats of having “declared all-out political war” with “subpoenas are their weapon on choice.” It a...
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Supreme Court agrees to decide if sexual orientation, gender identity should get federal job protection Supreme Court agrees to decide if sexual orientation, gender identity should get federal job protection
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide the next major legal dispute over gay rights: whether the nation's job discrimination laws apply to sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices will hear three challenges from: A New York skydiving instructor, Donald Zarda, who alleged he was fired because he was gay. He later died, but his sister and life partner are conti...
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Donald Trump, Melania Trump to meet Japan's new emperor on a trip there next month Donald Trump, Melania Trump to meet Japan's new emperor on a trip there next month
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will visit Japan in late May in order to become the first world leader to meet with the new emperor, the two governments announced. The president and first lady Melania Trump "will make a State Call on Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan," said a statement Friday from Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress w...
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Top Democrat Jerrold Nadler says Mueller report shows why Congress needs to hear from him Top Democrat Jerrold Nadler says Mueller report shows why Congress needs to hear from him
WASHINGTON – A top Democrat Thursday said special counsel Robert Mueller's report offered "disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice and other misconduct." House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., called on Mueller to come before Congress and explain his findings from the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. “There are dozens...
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Cory Booker 'sings' 'Bohemian Rhapsody' with teen Queen fan while campaigning in Iowa Cory Booker 'sings' 'Bohemian Rhapsody' with teen Queen fan while campaigning in Iowa
SIOUX CITY, Ia. — Brylie Ruden didn’t figure on getting a pop-culture history lesson from a presidential candidate Monday when she wore a T-shirt bearing the logo of one of her favorite rock bands. She just loves Queen. But Sen. Cory Booker's face lit up when he saw the 15-year-old’s T-shirt as she waited to get a selfie photo with him after his campaign appearance. Booker asked Ruden for her c...
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