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Backlash grows over use of tear gas against protesters prior to Trump’s walk to DC church

Democratic leaders on Monday criticized the use of tear gas against protesters in Washington D.C.'s Lafayette Square before President Trump walked through the area to visit St. John's Church, which had caught on fire during last nig...

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf on George Floyd protests: Rallies ‘absolutely called for,’ violence is not

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf reacted Monday to the violent and nonviolent protests that have unfolded across the Commonwealth in the wake of George Floyd's death, saying, "We need to deescalate the violence."Wolf appeared with Rep. Dwight Evans, a fellow...

Bernie Sanders says ‘ultra-rich’ have been ‘looting’ America for 40 years

Bernie Sanders wrote on Twitter Monday that the “ultra-rich” have been “looting” America for 40 years.“The richest 400 Americans sit on $3 trillion—the size of the entire UK economy,” Sanders said. “The billionaire class now pays a lower tax rate than ...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

Biden camp denies ex-VP confused D-Day with Pearl Harbor Day during fundraiser

Joe Biden's campaign on Wednesday denied that the former vice president had confused the date of the D-Day invasion of northern Europe in World War II with the date of Pearl Harbor Day during a fundraiser.During a livestreamed discussion with Pennsylva...

Nancy Pelosi to attend Texas Democratic Convention

Texas Democrats announced Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be attending the state party’s virtual convention next month as a special guest.The week-long convention is scheduled t...

White House press secretary pushes back on calls for Trump to address nation amid riots, protests

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday pushed back on calls for President Trump to address the nation amid the riots and protests that broke out across the country in response to Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death in police custo...

Minnesota AG Ellison says he has evidence of outsiders contributing to riots while calling out ‘endemic problem’ with Minneapolis police

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison supported protesters in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and said black people have reason to fear Minneapolis police, while also calling out people from outside the state who he claimed contributed to “neg...

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Weekend wrapup: Police crackdown on Dallas protests, George Floyd’s body to be returned to Houston

Dallas curfew continues following two days of demonstrations against the killing of Black people by police. The unrest was sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, an African...

White House press secretary pushes back on calls for Trump to address nation amid riots, protests

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday pushed back on calls for President Trump to address the nation amid the riots and protests that broke out across the country in response to Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death in police custo...

Supreme Court upholds Obama appointment of oversight board dealing with Puerto Rico’s financial crisis

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the authority of a special government board with oversight to deal with Puerto Rico’s debt restructuring, which came after a devastating financial crisis.The court unanimously ruled that the board members were not fed...

Anti-Trump GOP group slams president over race relations in new TV ad

A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election is running a scathing new TV commercial on Monday that targets the president over his comments and record on race relations.The spot from the Lincoln Project – which comes amid a wave of rac...

Famed DC monuments defaced after night of protests

As protests swept the nation following the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department last week, some of the most iconic monuments in Washington, D.C. were vandalized Saturday night.The affected monuments, photos of ...

Rep. Demings calls actions by police officers in Floyd’s death ‘stupid, heartless and reckless’

Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Florida – who served nearly three decades in law enforcement and who’s under consideration as the running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden -- is taking aim at the police officers in Minn...

White House press secretary pushes back on calls for Trump to address nation amid riots, protests

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday pushed back on calls for President Trump to address the nation amid the riots and protests that broke out across the country in response to Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death in police custo...

Biden’s support among College Democrats slips amid Tara Reade claims

Several chapters of the College Democrats are refusing to support Joe Biden in his bid for the White House following sexual assault allegations brought forth by Tara Reade, who was a young staffer in his office nearly 30 years ago when Biden was a...

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Pompeo officially declares Hong Kong ‘no longer autonomous,’ slams China intervention

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday officially declared that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, days after Beijing moved to impose new national security legislation on the territory.“Beijing’s disastrous decision is only the latest i...

Famed DC monuments defaced after night of protests

As protests swept the nation following the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department last week, some of the most iconic monuments in Washington, D.C. were vandalized Saturday night.The affected monuments, photos of ...

How Bernie changed Texas

Stories of struggleBelieving in Bernie Sanders in Texas was once — and still can sometimes feel like — a lonely pursuit. Republicans called him radical — too extreme. Democrats argued that h...

Nancy Pelosi to attend Texas Democratic Convention

Texas Democrats announced Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be attending the state party’s virtual convention next month as a special guest.The week-long convention is scheduled t...

Dems reportedly warning preelection economic surge could boost Trump

As President Trump and the rest of the country grapple with an economic downturn and sky-high unemployment rates amid the coronavirus crisis, some Democrats reportedly worry that an explosive economic recovery in the fall could revi...

Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: ‘I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA’

The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted on Sunday that he is declaring his support for Antifa after President Trump said that his administration would be declaring it a "Terrorist Organization."Jeremiah Ellison, who is a m...

Trump warns White House protesters would have been met by ‘vicious dogs’, ‘ominous weapons’ if they breached fence

President Trump on Saturday praised the Secret Service for its protection of the White House during protests in Washington D.C. on Friday night, calling them “very cool & very professional” -- and warned that any protesters who breached the fence&n...

Senate Dems raise alarm on ‘captured’ federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president's first term as Republicans are working ...

White House press secretary pushes back on calls for Trump to address nation amid riots, protests

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday pushed back on calls for President Trump to address the nation amid the riots and protests that broke out across the country in response to Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death in police custo...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

DOJ urges Trump veto on FISA legislation, vote in limbo

The Justice Department on Wednesday urged President Trump to veto legislation to reauthorize surveillance authorities used by the FBI just hours before a scheduled vote in the House, marking the latest curveball that puts the legislation in l...

Backlash grows over use of tear gas against protesters prior to Trump’s walk to DC church

Democratic leaders on Monday criticized the use of tear gas against protesters in Washington D.C.'s Lafayette Square before President Trump walked through the area to visit St. John's Church, which had caught on fire during last nig...

Biden camp denies ex-VP confused D-Day with Pearl Harbor Day during fundraiser

Joe Biden's campaign on Wednesday denied that the former vice president had confused the date of the D-Day invasion of northern Europe in World War II with the date of Pearl Harbor Day during a fundraiser.During a livestreamed discussion with Pennsylva...

Senate Dems raise alarm on ‘captured’ federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president's first term as Republicans are working ...

Supreme Court upholds Obama appointment of oversight board dealing with Puerto Rico’s financial crisis

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the authority of a special government board with oversight to deal with Puerto Rico’s debt restructuring, which came after a devastating financial crisis.The court unanimously ruled that the board members were not fed...

Trump still wants July 4th celebration in DC with ‘different look’ despite Dem concerns, White House says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. President Trump still wants a Fourth of July celebration to take place in the nation's capital, despite pleas from Democratic lawmakers to cancel it ...

Secret Service agents wounded outside White House, car bombs feared; official says Trump was taken to bunker

A senior official in the direct chain of command for defending Washington D.C. told Fox News that more than 50 Secret Service officers have been injured Sunday night so far, and that some rioters are throwing bottles and Molotov cocktails.As ...

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Trump warns White House protesters would have been met by ‘vicious dogs’, ‘ominous weapons’ if they breached fence

President Trump on Saturday praised the Secret Service for its protection of the White House during protests in Washington D.C. on Friday night, calling them “very cool & very professional” -- and warned that any protesters who breached the fence&n...

Trump charges voting by mail will result in ‘rigged election’

President Trump is taking aim again at the push by states to expand voting by mail due to health concerns over in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that it will spur voter fraud and result in a “rigged election.”“There is...

Ratcliffe sworn in as director of national intelligence

John Ratcliffe was sworn in Tuesday morning as the next director of national intelligence, taking the reins from Richard Grenell, who served in an acting capacity at the post for the last three months.Grenell swore in Ratcliffe at his new office.G...

Jerry Nadler in 2004: ‘Paper ballots are extremely susceptible to fraud’

If President Trump is seeking a high-ranking Democrat to side with him against mail-in election ballots – in a bid to build bipartisan opposition to the idea in Congress -- he could try contacting U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler.Although Nadler, as chairman of ...

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Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter for violating US sanctions on Iran

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Friday, urging them to open a criminal investigation into Twitter for violating sanctions on Iran.Twitter’s platform enables Ayatollah Ali Khamene...

Georgia, Texas join several other states in mobilizing National Guard amid unrest over George Floyd death

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday night joined several other states in mobilizing the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out across the country in response to George Floyd’s death in Minn...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: ‘I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA’

The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted on Sunday that he is declaring his support for Antifa after President Trump said that his administration would be declaring it a "Terrorist Organization."Jeremiah Ellison, who is a m...

Jerry Nadler in 2004: ‘Paper ballots are extremely susceptible to fraud’

If President Trump is seeking a high-ranking Democrat to side with him against mail-in election ballots – in a bid to build bipartisan opposition to the idea in Congress -- he could try contacting U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler.Although Nadler, as chairman of ...

Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter for violating US sanctions on Iran

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Friday, urging them to open a criminal investigation into Twitter for violating sanctions on Iran.Twitter’s platform enables Ayatollah Ali Khamene...

NYC bans the word ‘alien’ in laws, documents, opts for ‘noncitizen’

New York City became the first major city in the U.S. on Thursday to remove the terms “alien,” “illegal immigrant” and “illegal migrant” from local laws, rules and documents and instead the NYC Council will be replacing them with the term “no...

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Senate Dems raise alarm on ‘captured’ federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president's first term as Republicans are working ...

Trump, Pence float moving Republican National Convention to Texas

In a series of tweets Monday morning, President Trump threatened to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina.Trump attacked North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, f...

DOJ urges Trump veto on FISA legislation, vote in limbo

The Justice Department on Wednesday urged President Trump to veto legislation to reauthorize surveillance authorities used by the FBI just hours before a scheduled vote in the House, marking the latest curveball that puts the legislation in l...

Trump warns White House protesters would have been met by ‘vicious dogs’, ‘ominous weapons’ if they breached fence

President Trump on Saturday praised the Secret Service for its protection of the White House during protests in Washington D.C. on Friday night, calling them “very cool & very professional” -- and warned that any protesters who breached the fence&n...