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Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, a 2016 Democrat presidential candidate and likely 2020 contender, met with a group of former campaign staffers and volunteers urging him to address a culture of sexual harassment and violence on his 2016 campaign should he decide to make another White House run. About 30 people attended the meeting with Sanders and his wife Jane. It followed the delivery of a letter staffers used to request the meeting to “discuss the issue of sexual violence...

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The government shutdown continues with no end in sight and the impasse is taking a toll on President Trump’s approval rating, people’s pocketbooks, and our nation’s economy. The White House admitted that the economic fallout from the ongoing shutdown is significant worse than it had originally projected. A White House official not only doubled the estimated economic cost of the shutdown but said that if the shutdown lasts the rest of this month, it could subtract a...

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As the government shutdown drags on, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are feeling increasingly desperate, turning to pawnshops to sell off jewelry or heirlooms to pay their bills and trying to line up second jobs to make ends meet. School districts are reporting record applications for substitute teachers and many are turning to Uber and Lyft to make some money driving. In even more desperate circumstances, people are tapping into their retirement savings or...

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To commemorate the annual March for Life demonstration in Washington this month, Senate Republicans tried to pass the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” but ultimately fell short of the 60 votes needed and were unable to approve a permanent ban on federal funding of abortion. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), said that it was, “well past time Congress passed a comprehensive solution to the patchwork of regulations prohibiting federal funding for abortion...

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Lately, Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland has been quietly (and not-so-quietly) taking the steps one might take to run for president. He’s been meeting with big Republican donors who have made clear their disdain for the current president. He’s been attacking the president’s brand of governing in speeches. And, yes, he’s even got a trip to Iowa on the docket. But does he have the guts to take a stab at 2020? The White House...

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In an eyebrow-raising interview on Chris Cuomo’s CNN show, President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, backtracked on his previous denials that the president had worked with Russians to gain an edge in the 2016 campaign. “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign… I have not. I said the President of the United States,” Giuliani said. "I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between...

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Two recent reports from the Washington Post and the New York Times about the president’s ties with Russia are causing headaches for the administration. First, the New York Times on Friday broke the news that the FBI opened an investigation to determine if President Trump is working on behalf of Russian after the president fired the former head of the FBI, James Comey: In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law...

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President Trump publicly admonished his acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, at a meeting with congressional leaders over the partial government shutdown, Axios has reported. Reportedly, the tense moment came when Mulvaney was seeking middle ground on a funding level for President Trump’s border wall. “Trump cut him off … ‘You just fucked it all up, Mick,'” the president said, according to Axios’ source. A second source in the room confirmed the account. A White House...

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California was ravaged by wildfires late last year. In addition to the 86 people killed in the fires, thousands are still homeless and in need of support to rebuild their lives, homes, and communities. Now, President Trump is facing criticism for his recent tweet threatening to yank FEMA funding from the recovery and rebuilding efforts in California. Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management,...

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California’s new Democrat governor, Gavin Newsom, came out swinging against President Trump in his inauguration speech, calling the administration “incompetent.” “We will offer an alternative to the corruption and incompetence in the White House,” Newsom said in his inaugural address. “Our government will be progressive, principled, and always on the side of the people.” “There is an administration in Washington that is clearly hostile to California and California’s interests,” Newsom said. “People’s lives, freedom, security, the...