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2020 Census: Supreme Court rules Wilbur Ross does not have to reveal motives for adding citizenship question 2020 Census: Supreme Court rules Wilbur Ross does not have to reveal motives for adding citizenship question
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court stepped into a political minefield Monday night by ruling that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross does not have to reveal his motives for adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census. Despite their desire to keep a low, nonpartisan profile following the three-month Senate battle to confirm Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the justices were forced to enter a d...
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Sen. Ben Sasse: Trump was being 'playful' in praising congressman's assault of reporter Sen. Ben Sasse: Trump was being 'playful' in praising congressman's assault of reporter
President Donald Trump was being "playful" when he celebrated a congressman's 2017 assault of a reporter, Sen. Ben Sasse said Sunday – but he added that he did not think the rhetoric was "OK." The Nebraska Republican, who calls for an end to America's partisan divide in his new book, "Them: Why We Hate Each Other – And How to Heal," was asked by CNN's Jake Tapper about Trump's praise of Rep. G...
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Bernie Sanders hits back at Trump's 'socialist' taunts before campaign swing Bernie Sanders hits back at Trump's 'socialist' taunts before campaign swing
WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders hit back at President Donald Trump, who taunted him for what he called a failed “socialist” agenda. Sanders said the president and his Republican allies want to shred Medicare and Social Security to provide tax cuts for the privileged few. The Vermont independent, who ran for president as a Democrat in 2016, said Trump is a “pathological liar” who makes false st...
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Read the full interview between Trump and the AP on Russia, midterms and Saudi Arabia Read the full interview between Trump and the AP on Russia, midterms and Saudi Arabia
The Associated Press sat down with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview that touched on the Russia investigation, midterm elections, Saudi Arabia and the possibility of him serving only one term. Here's a full transcript of the interview as provided by the AP. "OFF THE RECORD" indicates where portions of the interview occurred that were not for publica...
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Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments as election day nears Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments as election day nears
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned Tuesday over unspecified inappropriate comments, complicating what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker. Mallott, in his resignation letter, said his decision was "compelled by inappropriate comments I made that placed a person whom I respect and revere in a position of vulnerability." He apologized and ac...
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Midterms: Health care is a key national issue but the real action may happen at state level Midterms: Health care is a key national issue but the real action may happen at state level
WASHINGTON – Health care has been a top issue in federal races this year as Republicans and Democrats fight over repealing or replacing Obamacare. But the real action this election might come at the state level. No one knows that better than Amy 'A'lana' Marmel, an Idaho Falls single mom who was shocked when she went to sign up for insurance after the 2010 Affordable Care Act passed and found o...
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In the Arizona mountains, a store dedicated to all things Donald J. Trump draws crowds In the Arizona mountains, a store dedicated to all things Donald J. Trump draws crowds
SHOW LOW — Herbert Clark came to the Trumped Store here looking for a green Veterans For Trump hat. But more than the cap, Clark really wanted some Trump-style political conversation. "Are we on the McSally bandwagon?" he asked, sounding if he was not fully ready to support Martha McSally for the open Arizona U.S. Senate seat. Clark, standing near the cardboard cutouts of Donald Trump and...
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'Voting is an act of resilience': Women's March activists try to turn up heat on GOP before midterms 'Voting is an act of resilience': Women's March activists try to turn up heat on GOP before midterms
CHICAGO – Massive balloons depicting the president as a baby hovered over thousands holding up signs and who descended upon downtown Chicago Saturday to send a defiant message of anger and frustration to Republicans ahead of next month's midterm elections. The demonstration, dubbed “March to the Polls,” was the first of more than a dozen planned across the nation ahead of next month's elections...
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Alyssa Milano: An Equal Rights Amendment would have helped Christine Blasey Ford Alyssa Milano: An Equal Rights Amendment would have helped Christine Blasey Ford
WASHINGTON – To Alyssa Milano, the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing underscores a point many women have been arguing for nearly 100 years: The country needs an Equal Rights Amendment. The actress and activist, who helped launch the #MeToo movement with a tweet this time last year, told USA TODAY that an ERA would have helped Christine Blasey Ford, who testified in an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee ...
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Complaints filed against Brett Kavanaugh are transferred to Colorado court for handling Complaints filed against Brett Kavanaugh are transferred to Colorado court for handling
WASHINGTON – More than a dozen complaints filed against new Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh were transferred to a federal appeals court in Colorado on Wednesday. The judicial misconduct grievances were originally filed at the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served previously. Chief Justice John Roberts transferred the complaints to a court in Denver so they...
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