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Pete Buttigieg dismisses claim that Tulsi Gabbard is a ‘Russian asset’

Pete Buttigieg dismisses claim that Tulsi Gabbard is a ‘Russian asset’

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday dismissed the claim that fellow 2020 hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a “Russian asset,” saying “there is no basis for that.” The South Bend, Indiana, mayor told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that he considers Gabbard, who represents Hawaii’s 2nd District, a “competitor” and “statements…MORE

Mulvaney faced White House ouster threat before impeachment crisis took over

Mulvaney faced White House ouster threat before impeachment crisis took over

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney faced internal efforts to oust him before House Democrats moved ahead with their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, multiple sources tell CNN. Top aides including Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner were in the process of reaching out to at least two potential replacements for the…MORE

Three key Trump challenges to transgender and abortion rights

Three key Trump challenges to transgender and abortion rights

The debate on transgender and abortion protections has percolated in recent months as a challenge to the Affordable Healthcare Act awaits a ruling, a workplace discrimination case focused on transgender rights sits before the Supreme Court and multiple state abortion restrictions make their way through the courts. The Trump administration is also working to explicitly…MORE

Defense Secretary Mark Esper makes unannounced stop in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Mark Esper makes unannounced stop in Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper landed in Afghanistan Sunday on an unannounced stop, marking his first visit in this role to service members stationed in the region. He touched down at Kabul International Airport at 3:45 p.m. local time, according to the TV pool accompanying him. He will meet with some troops at Camp Resolute…MORE

Trump reverses course and says his Florida resort won’t be used for G7 summit

Trump reverses course and says his Florida resort won’t be used for G7 summit

President Donald Trump on Saturday night abruptly reversed course and announced next year’s G7 economic summit of world powers would not be held at Trump National in Doral, Florida, in a rare departure after facing bipartisan backlash. The President tweeted the major change just over 48 hours after the initial announcement: “We will no longer…MORE

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Bernie Sanders

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Bernie Sanders

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez never hid from the fact that choosing between Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren would be a difficult one as she weighed her 2020 presidential endorsement. She was open, when asked, about her affection and appreciation for both Democratic candidates. A decision, if it was going to come at all, wasn’t expected…MORE

The Biden campaign intensifies its criticism of Facebook

The Biden campaign intensifies its criticism of Facebook

The Biden campaign ramped up its criticism of Facebook in a second letter to the social media giant, calling for the platform to reject another false anti-Joe Biden ad. In Thursday’s letter, Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz blasted Facebook for what he called a “deeply flawed” policy, saying it gives “blanket permission” for candidates to…MORE

Republican congressman open to impeaching Trump announces retirement

Republican congressman open to impeaching Trump announces retirement

Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney said Saturday he would not run for reelection, after suggesting he could be open to impeaching President Donald Trump. “I’ve done what I came to do,” Rooney told Fox News. He said he ran for Congress to “get the money for the Everglades projects that had been languishing for many…MORE

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