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Bernie Sanders is climbing everywhere

Bernie Sanders is climbing everywhere

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ campaign may be surging at just the right time. With only 10 days until Iowans caucus, Sanders is seeing his poll numbers climb nationally and in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Nationally, Sanders is at his highest point since his post-announcement bump. Our CNN poll has him at…

CNN announces Democratic presidential town halls in New Hampshire

CNN announces Democratic presidential town halls in New Hampshire

CNN will host eight Democratic presidential town halls across two nights in New Hampshire, just days before voters head to the polls for the primary on February 11, the network announced Friday. The town halls will air in primetime from the campus of Saint Anselm College on February 5 and 6 and provide the candidates…

Pompeo reschedules trip to Ukraine as impeachment trial wages on

Pompeo reschedules trip to Ukraine as impeachment trial wages on

As impeachment drama plays out in Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Ukraine — the country at the heart of the matter. The top US diplomat will be in Kiev next Thursday and Friday. He is the first administration official to travel there since the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Pompeo was…

Democrats accuse Trump of improperly hiding classified testimony from Pence aide

Democrats accuse Trump of improperly hiding classified testimony from Pence aide

There’s a new fight about evidence brewing on the sidelines of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Shortly before impeachment proceedings wrapped up Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts disclosed that the House managers submitted a “one-page classified document” that senators could review in a classified setting, but not release to the public. The chief justice was…

House impeachment managers wrap up their case with Trump’s obstruction

House impeachment managers wrap up their case with Trump’s obstruction

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and the impeachment managers are finishing their opening arguments Friday in what’s their final chance to make an uninterrupted pitch to senators on the fence that they should hear from more witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The House managers plan to wrap up their case for…

This 1 chart explains how bad Fox News is for our politics

This 1 chart explains how bad Fox News is for our politics

If you turned on Fox News on Thursday night to catch the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump — only the third time in American history a president has faced such a proceeding — you were sorely disappointed. Fox wasn’t showing the trial — as CNN and MSNBC were. Instead, Fox ran its usual…

34 US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike

34 US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike

Thirty-four US service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday. Seventeen service members who were injured have since returned to duty in Iraq, sixteen of whom were treated locally in the country. Nine service members…

Rodney Scott named Border Patrol chief as Provost leaves her post

Rodney Scott named Border Patrol chief as Provost leaves her post

Rodney Scott, a 27-year veteran of the US Border Patrol, has been tapped as the next leader for the border security agency, a decision that was widely rumored prior to Friday’s announcement. Scott comes to the role after time in the spotlight as chief in San Diego — a region that housed President Donald Trump’s…

Michigan governor and Texas congresswoman to give Democrats’ State of the Union response

Michigan governor and Texas congresswoman to give Democrats’ State of the Union response

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar will deliver Democrats’ response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next month. Whitmer, a first-term governor, will give the response in English, and Escobar will deliver it in Spanish, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced. The response to…

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign downplays early state expectations in new pre-Iowa memo

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign downplays early state expectations in new pre-Iowa memo

With the Iowa caucuses a week from Monday, Elizabeth Warren‘s campaign is zooming out — playing down the importance of the early states and projecting a long primary that could stretch deep into the spring. In a memo released Friday, Warren campaign manager Roger Lau touts the organization’s robust nationwide staff and charts a path…

Joe Biden goes to his secret weapon to close the deal in Iowa

Joe Biden goes to his secret weapon to close the deal in Iowa

With 10 days left before Iowa voters, uh, vote, former Vice President Joe Biden is trying to close the deal with this message: I’m the safe pick. In a new ad entitled “Threat” running across Iowa starting Friday, a female narrator makes the stakes of the Democratic primary plain: “Every day he’s president, Donald Trump…

California banned official travel to Oklahoma, so the Sooner State did the same

California banned official travel to Oklahoma, so the Sooner State did the same

In a tit-for-tat feud between states, a 2018 move by California to ban some official travel to Oklahoma over what officials there say are discriminatory LGBTQ policies has led the Sooner State’s Republican governor to issue a similar ban against the Golden State. Oklahoma’s Republican governor, Kevin Stitt, issued an executive order Thursday that prohibits…

House Democrats say Trump’s impeachment defense undercut DOJ’s case against McGahn subpoena

House Democrats say Trump’s impeachment defense undercut DOJ’s case against McGahn subpoena

House Democrats asked a federal appeals court on Thursday to swiftly order former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify in the House, saying arguments made by President Donald Trump’s legal team during the impeachment trial have undercut the Justice Department’s position in the long-simmering legal battle over McGahn’s testimony. The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed…

Stuck in Washington: Democratic senators trade campaign trail for impeachment trial

Stuck in Washington: Democratic senators trade campaign trail for impeachment trial

As the clock above the entrance to the Senate chamber inched toward 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar looked antsy. It was nearly time for her “tele-town hall” virtual meeting with potential Iowa caucus-goers, and while the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump appeared to be winding down for the night,…

Trump vows support for anti-abortion movement at March for Life rally

Trump vows support for anti-abortion movement at March for Life rally

President Donald Trump on Friday reiterated his support for tighter abortion restrictions, pledging at the annual March for Life rally in Washington that “unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.” Trump, making history as the first President to attend the event since it began nearly a half-century ago, looked to…

Democrats zero in on winnable Republicans in Trump trial

Democrats zero in on winnable Republicans in Trump trial

Senators are soon going to start seeing Adam Schiff in their sleep. The lead House impeachment manager is relentlessly pressuring the handful of Republican jurors who are considering a vote to call witness and delay the acquittal that President Donald Trump craves from his impeachment trial. Heading into the final day of his effort to…

Takeaways from Day 3 of Trump’s impeachment trial

Takeaways from Day 3 of Trump’s impeachment trial

President Donald Trump has said, repeatedly, that people should “read the transcript” of his fateful July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. So, Rep. Adam Schiff ended the third day of Trump’s impeachment trial by following the President’s advice. Trump has lambasted Schiff for inaccurately paraphrasing the call last year. But on Thursday Schiff…

Letter shows White House wouldn’t provide documents to agency investigating Ukraine aid

Letter shows White House wouldn’t provide documents to agency investigating Ukraine aid

The White House refused to provide documents to a nonpartisan congressional watchdog investigating President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold US security aid to Ukraine, according to documents released by Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland on Thursday. Included in the release is a December 20 letter from the White House responding to an inquiry…