Politics

In this June 24, 2019, photo, a billboard advertises the Democratic Presidential Debates across from the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, in Miami.
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June 25, 2019 - 9:03 am
By David Bauder, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's likely, one tweeting president. While the event is obviously...
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Milano Hamill Dreyfus
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June 25, 2019 - 8:10 am
By Kate Sullivan and Paul LeBlanc, CNN (CNN) -- A collection of stars participated in the telling of a political drama filled with intrigue, foreign adversaries and dreams of power. But it wasn't Shakespeare: It was the Mueller report, adapted for the stage. Stars such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking during a forum on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Miami.
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June 24, 2019 - 12:43 pm
By Laurie Kellman and Elana Schor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two...
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President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question after signing an executive order to increase sanctions on Iran, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Washington.
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June 24, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump
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June 19, 2019 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million in the less-than 24 hours after kicking off his re-election campaign. The staggering sum was announced in a tweet on Wednesday morning by Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. It dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders in the...
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In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, then-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
June 19, 2019 - 8:30 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The closed-door interview that House lawmakers have with Hope Hicks, a former communications director for President Donald Trump, marks the first time they are hearing from someone linked to his inner circle since the release of special...
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Patrick Shanahan
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June 18, 2019 - 1:38 pm
By Zachary Cohen (CNN) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has "decided not to go forward with his confirmation process." "Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation...
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Gay Hell, Michigan
Courtesy Elijah Daniel
June 18, 2019 - 1:36 pm
By Hollie Silverman, CNN (CNN) -- Youtuber Elijah Daniel has pulled a lot of stunts since he started creating content, but his latest act as Mayor of Hell has a lot of people talking. Daniel purchased Hell, Michigan, for Pride Month and used the opportunity to rename the town Gay Hell. Gay Hell,...
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In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
June 13, 2019 - 9:30 am
By Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the...
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Donald Trump Jr., left, and Eric Trump attend a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Thursday, June 6, 2019.
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June 12, 2019 - 8:54 am
UPDATED: 10:30 a.m. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. told reporters he has "nothing to correct" as he arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a second closed-door interview with the Senate intelligence committee. Trump Jr. made the brief...
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