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Democratic leadership again considers climate change debate -- and again says no

(SAN FRANCISCO) --  Democrats have shut the door to a presidential debate focused on climate change. The proposal dominated the party's convention this week in San Francisco and pitted party officials who oppose single-issue debates against activists, who see climate change as an existential threat that deserves special attention heading…... Read More

Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign wants the DNC to change debate qualifying poll requirements

(NEW YORK) -- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential campaign is calling on the Democratc National Committee to revise its list of debate qualifying polls in an effort to help the Hawaii Congresswoman qualify for the upcoming third DNC debate hosted by ABC News.According to the criteria that the DNC set forth,…... Read More

Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Seth Moulton drops out of 2020 race

(WASHINGTON) -- Combat veteran Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., who wanted to add “president” to his long list of accomplishments -- four tours of duty in Iraq, three Harvard degrees, four years in the U.S. Congress -- announced on Friday that he's dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.Struggling to meet…... Read More

Trump team defends 2020 campaign manager's compensation

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign team on Thursday angrily disputed a report in a British tabloid that campaign chairman Brad Parscale is profiting excessively from his work for Trump.Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh rejected as false anonymous allegations in The Daily Mail that Parscale was getting a…... Read More

Trump's claims and what experts say about mental illness and mass shootings

(WASHINGTON) -- "Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun," President Donald Trump said soon after the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead.Under pressure to take action, the president has repeatedly tried to shift the cause of mass shootings away from guns and…... Read More

John Hickenlooper joins crowded Senate race in Colorado

(DENVER) -- Onetime 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launched his campaign to unseat GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Thursday morning, entering a crowded Democratic primary to challenge the vulnerable Republican incumbent."I know changing Washington is hard but I want to give it a shot," Hickenlooper…... Read More

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces he's dropping out of the 2020 race

(WASHINGTON) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.He made his announcement on MSNBC Wednesday night."It's become clear that I'm not going to be carrying the ball, but we're going to make sure somebody is," he said on "The Rachel Maddow Show."Inslee was the first…... Read More

CBO projects higher deficits beginning in 2020 after bipartisan spending deal

(WASHINGTON) -- As the Trump administration dismisses concern from some economists that the U.S. economy is heading for a recession, the Congressional Budget Office estimates the federal deficit will grow to $960 billion this year before climbing above $1 trillion in 2020 -- two years earlier than a projection earlier…... Read More

'Nothing' to indicate Epstein death was not a suicide: Attorney General William Barr

(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that ongoing investigations into the death of Jeffrey Epstein have not produced information that contradict the medical examiner's determination that Epstein died by suicide."I have seen nothing that undercuts the finding of the medical examiner that this was a suicide," Barr told…... Read More

After Denmark's PM calls buying Greenland 'absurd,' Trump calls her comment 'nasty'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday hit back at Denmark's prime minister for calling his idea about the U.S. buying Greenland "absurd," blasting her comment as "nasty" and accusing her of "blowing off the United States."Trump spoke after abruptly cancelling his planned visit to Denmark via Twitter Tuesday night."I…... Read More

Jews 'disloyal' to their own people and Israel if they vote Democratic: Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump doubled down Wednesday on his controversial assertion that Jewish Americans who vote for a Democrat are "very, very disloyal to Israel and the Jewish people," continuing his effort to make support for Israel a political wedge issue ahead of the 2020 election.The day before, while…... Read More