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WASHINGTON | Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

WASHINGTON — Senators are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate may also consider a separate resolution condemning the journalist’s killing as senators have … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

WASHINGTON | Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

WASHINGTON— Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

BURLINGTON, Vt | Sanders eyes ‘bigger’ 2020 bid despite some warning signs

BURLINGTON, Vt. — An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not been made, but those closest to the 77-year-old self-described … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Sanders eyes ‘bigger’ 2020 bid despite some warning signs

BURLINGTON, Vt | Sanders: Dems must ‘do the opposite’ of Trump

BURLINGTON, Vt.  — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling on Democrats to work harder to convince people of all races, regions and income levels that liberal policies will help them. He said: “Our job is to do exactly the opposite of what Trump is trying to do. He’s trying to divide us.” The 77-year-old senator, … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Sanders: Dems must ‘do the opposite’ of Trump

WASHINGTON | Write then run: Dems pen books while weighing 2020 campaigns

WASHINGTON — Speaking to a packed auditorium of enthusiastic young people Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders already seemed to be campaigning for the White House again. But the Vermont senator was appearing at George Washington University as an author — not a presidential candidate. Sanders’ new book, “Where We Go From Here,” went on sale Tuesday, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Write then run: Dems pen books while weighing 2020 campaigns

WASHINGTON | Trump officials face frustrated senators on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are set to grill top administration officials Wednesday at a closed-door briefing that could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime Middle East ally. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says “some … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump officials face frustrated senators on Khashoggi

MONTPELIER, Vt | Sanders Institute set to host first big meeting

MONTPELIER, Vt— A think tank founded by the wife and son of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to be hosting its first big meeting where academics, artists and policy makers from across the world will gather on the shores of Lake Champlain to look for solutions to what they consider to be the most … Continue reading MONTPELIER, Vt | Sanders Institute set to host first big meeting

WASHINGTON | A look at some of the winners in House races around the US

WASHINGTON — The vote to determine control of the House featured significant milestones. The candidates included 237 women, more than ever before. Among the winners were the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and several who broke racial or other barriers. A look at some of the victorious candidates: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (New York Democrat) At … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A look at some of the winners in House races around the US