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Eisenhower Memorial Dedicated
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Eisenhower Memorial Dedicated
2020-09-17 20:13:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A long-awaited memorial honoring president and World War II commanding general Dwight D. Eisenhower was dedicated Thursday night and is open to the public as of Friday. The new garden memorial was originally slated to open on May... Read More

It’s Official: Kamala Harris Named Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential Running Mate
2020 Elections
It’s Official: Kamala Harris Named Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential Running Mate

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After weeks of growing speculation, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answered on Tuesday the most highly anticipated question of his campaign, naming California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate. “Back when Kamala was Attorney... Read More

‘It Is Historic’: Women of Color Dominate Joe Biden’s List for Vice President
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‘It Is Historic’: Women of Color Dominate Joe Biden’s List for Vice President

As Joe Biden weighs potential running mates, he has been asked repeatedly about the women he is considering. The Democrat has responded repeatedly that multiple women of color are on his list. The former vice president’s statement has all the... Read More

Joe Biden’s Ad Launch Signals New Strength in His Campaign to Unseat Trump
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Joe Biden’s Ad Launch Signals New Strength in His Campaign to Unseat Trump

Joe Biden has launched his first major advertising campaign of the general election race, spending $15 million in key states where President Donald Trump is running spots attacking the former vice president. The move by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee... Read More

Trump Continues to Claim Broad Powers He Doesn't Have
White House
Trump Continues to Claim Broad Powers He Doesn't Have

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can “override" governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the “absolute authority” to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it's... Read More

Majority of  Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
Immigration
Majority of Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
2019-09-05 20:49:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When it comes to opposition talking points, the myth that Democrats advocate for "open borders" is both the most preposterous -- and persistent -- assertion of the still-young 2020 campaign season. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described... Read More

Many Attending DNC Convention in Milwaukee Slated to Room in Illinois
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Many Attending DNC Convention in Milwaukee Slated to Room in Illinois
2019-08-23 18:35:51
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Twenty-six of the 57 delegations attending next summer's Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be staying in hotels in Illinois, the head of the convention planning efforts has confirmed. “Illinois has large hotels which lets us house delegations... Read More

Mulling Presidential Run, Mark Sanford Says Government’s Precarious Finances Are Nation’s Biggest Threat
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Mulling Presidential Run, Mark Sanford Says Government’s Precarious Finances Are Nation’s Biggest Threat
2019-08-16 22:33:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Back home in South Carolina after a mid-week trip to New Hampshire, former Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday he was pleased with how things went in the Granite State and his decision on whether to mount a primary... Read More

Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
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Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
2019-08-16 19:06:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With polls suggesting his disapproval rating is near an all-time high, President Donald Trump told attendees at a boisterous New Hampshire campaign rally Thursday night they had to vote for him "whether you love me or hate me."... Read More

Campaign Legal Center Accuses de Blasio Campaign of Finance Violations
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Campaign Legal Center Accuses de Blasio Campaign of Finance Violations
2019-08-09 23:25:31
by Dan McCue

The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday accusing the presidential campaign of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and two PACs of violating federal law by arranging for a small number of wealthy donors... Read More

With Iowa State Fair Ahead, 2020 Democrats Pitch to Rural America
2020 Elections
With Iowa State Fair Ahead, 2020 Democrats Pitch to Rural America

WASHINGTON — As Democratic presidential hopefuls get ready to visit the soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, they’re announcing big plans for investments in rural America. Three senators who are seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 became the... Read More

Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred'
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Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred'
2019-08-05 21:41:27
by Dan McCue

Former President Barack Obama didn’t mention anyone by name Monday, but in a lengthy statement posted in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that left 32 people dead, he urged Americans to soundly reject “language coming out of... Read More

George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform
Campaign Finance
George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform
2019-05-21 12:48:25
by Dan McCue

From the very beginning of the Republic, campaign finance has been a hard subject to discuss in polite company. In a capitalist society, things, including access to whatever serves as the public megaphone of the era, simply cost money. And... Read More

Unique Gathering at United Nations Asks, 'Are You A Responsible Leader?'
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Unique Gathering at United Nations Asks, 'Are You A Responsible Leader?'
2019-05-10 20:48:51
by Dan McCue

Bawa Jain sounded as if he had still not quite come back down to Earth. A week removed from co-hosting the inaugural Responsible Leaders Summit at the United Nations in New York, the indefatigable secretary general of the World Council... Read More

Cory Booker Launches an Unconventional White House Bid Built on ‘Universal Love’
2020 Elections
Cory Booker Launches an Unconventional White House Bid Built on ‘Universal Love’

WASHINGTON — Cory Booker’s unremitting optimism, wonkish attraction to big ideas and, of course, his background as a community organizer have long drawn comparisons to another pioneering African American lawmaker who went on to bigger things: Barack Obama. Read More

Running While Female: 2020 Presidential Hopefuls Test Differing Strategies
2020 Elections
Running While Female: 2020 Presidential Hopefuls Test Differing Strategies

When Elizabeth Warren launched her 2012 Senate bid in Massachusetts, some Democrats there worried. Another woman had run two years earlier and failed miserably. But Warren ignored warnings that she would be “another Martha Coakley.” Read More

He Speaks to Democratic Hearts. But Is Beto O’Rourke a Serious White House Contender?
2020 Elections
He Speaks to Democratic Hearts. But Is Beto O’Rourke a Serious White House Contender?

He’s a failed U.S. Senate candidate with an undistinguished congressional record who, for the moment, is a blazing-hot 2020 presidential prospect — despite the fact that he may not run and faces long odds if he does. Read More

A California Democrat Hasn’t Run for President in 25 Years, But That Could Change Soon
2020 Elections
A California Democrat Hasn’t Run for President in 25 Years, But That Could Change Soon

No California Democrat has ever been elected president, and none has even run in the last 25 years. But now, facing a wide-open field and the chance to take on President Donald Trump, at least four California Democrats... Read More

Michael Bloomberg to Decide About 2020 Presidential Run Early Next Year
2020 Elections
Michael Bloomberg to Decide About 2020 Presidential Run Early Next Year

Michael Bloomberg is ready to spend big bucks. The billionaire ex-New York mayor plans to bring out the cash cannon if he runs for president in 2020 and will make a final decision on whether to launch a campaign by... Read More

Sherrod Brown Hopes to Meet With Obama as He Mulls Possible 2020 Presidential Run
2020 Elections
Sherrod Brown Hopes to Meet With Obama as He Mulls Possible 2020 Presidential Run

Although Sen. Sherrod Brown has talked about possibly running for president, the senator from Ohio hasn’t yet checked off the box that is becoming essential for prospective Democratic candidates: meeting with former President Barack Obama. Read More

South Carolina Republicans Could Forgo 2020 Primary to Protect Trump
2020 Elections
South Carolina Republicans Could Forgo 2020 Primary to Protect Trump

The South Carolina Republican Party could decide next summer to pass on holding the party’s 2020 primary election — a move that is not unprecedented — to help President Donald Trump’s re-election bid. Canceling... Read More

Biden Leads Sanders, O’Rourke in Iowa Democratic Caucus Poll
2020 Elections
Biden Leads Sanders, O’Rourke in Iowa Democratic Caucus Poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the pack among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa, according to a CNN/Des Moines Register poll released Saturday. Read More

Note to Democrats Pondering a Presidential Run: The Clock is Already Ticking
Presidential
Note to Democrats Pondering a Presidential Run: The Clock is Already Ticking

The presidential campaign clock may be ticking, but Bernie Sanders insists it doesn’t rattle him. “I am here in northern Vermont, and people just went through six months of an election, and they are not all that happy to ... Read More

West Virginia’s Richard Ojeda Forms Presidential Committee
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West Virginia’s Richard Ojeda Forms Presidential Committee

On the heels of his losing congressional bid, West Virginia state Sen. Richard Ojeda has filed to run for the Democratic nomination for president. Ojeda filed paperwork Sunday night with the Federal Election Commission creating a principal campaign committee with ... Read More

The Potential 2020 Democratic Presidential Contenders to Watch
2020 Elections
The Potential 2020 Democratic Presidential Contenders to Watch

The 2020 race is on. Without a clear front-runner, Democrats are bracing for the possibility of their largest presidential field in recent memory. As many as 30 contenders, ranging from former candidates to current officeholders... Read More

Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
Opinions
Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
2018-08-27 00:57:50
by Robert B. Reich

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election -- in which case impeachment isn't an adequate remedy. Read More

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