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WASHINGTON | Warren struggles to move past Native American heritage flap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on the verge of launching a presidential campaign that should be all about her vision for the future. But first she has to explain her past. For the second time in two weeks, the Massachusetts Democrat apologized Wednesday for claiming Native American identity on multiple occasions early in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Warren struggles to move past Native American heritage flap

Oprah offers big stage for Beto O’Rourke’s re-emergence

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)— Beto O’Rourke‘s weeks of near-silence end on a massive stage when he sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The appearance Tuesday on “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square” comes ahead of a possible presidential campaign and puts O’Rourke’s charisma put to the test. O’Rourke dazzled Democrats last year by nearly … Continue reading Oprah offers big stage for Beto O’Rourke’s re-emergence

COLUMBIA, S.C. | King holiday draws out Democratic presidential hopefuls

COLUMBIA, S.C.— Jan 21, 2019— As Americans commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to the nation, Democratic presidential hopefuls are fanning out across the country to honor the civil rights leader. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if successful, would make her the first woman and the second … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | King holiday draws out Democratic presidential hopefuls

NEW YORK | Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

NEW YORK —Jan 17, 2019—President Donald Trump‘s estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump’s standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign. Michael Cohen tweeted that “what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. “I truly regret my blind loyalty to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems — ‘Bye-bye’

WASHINGTON —Jan 09, 2019— President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted soon after — as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems — ‘Bye-bye’

WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘I can’t tell you when’ government will reopen

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump said Tuesday that parts of the federal government will stay closed until Democrats agree to put up more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall. In a Christmas Day … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘I can’t tell you when’ government will reopen

WASHINGTON | Struggle in House on bill to avoid looming federal shutdown

WASHINGTON— House Republicans are struggling to pass legislation that would avoid a partial government shutdown threatened at week’s end, with members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus urging President Donald Trump to insist on money for the border wall with Mexico. But with a partial federal stoppage looming Saturday and lawmakers eager to return home … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Struggle in House on bill to avoid looming federal shutdown

LONDON  | UK opposition leader denies calling PM May ‘stupid woman’

LONDON  — Britain’s main opposition leader is facing calls to apologize after he was accused of calling Prime Minister Theresa May a “stupid woman” in the House of Commons. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was caught on camera appearing to mutter the insult Wednesday during the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session. Corbyn’s spokesman insisted the … Continue reading LONDON  | UK opposition leader denies calling PM May ‘stupid woman’