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Ten candidates set to face off Nov. 20 in fifth Democratic primary debate: DNC

3dfoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Ten candidates will face off in the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta on Nov. 20, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday. The MSNBC/Washington Post co-hosted debate is being held from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Tyler Perry Studios, and will feature the following candidates, in alphabetical order: Former Vice President Joe…read more »

Trump officials penalized State Dept employee over perceived nationality: IG

Kiyoshi Tanno/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Senior State Department officials appointed by President Donald Trump retaliated against a career employee because of her perceived national origin and political views based off allegations in a conservative media article, according to a report by the department’s Office of Inspector General.It’s a pattern of behavior that echoes what happened to Marie…read more »

2020 candidates and more react to Santa Clarita school shooting

adamkaz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — As the nation is left reeling with news of yet another act of gun violence at a school on Thursday, a handful of lawmakers and 2020 presidential candidates reacted to the heartbreak and renewed their calls for action on social media. Multiple students were wounded at a shooting at Saugus High School, in…read more »

Pelosi says impeachment testimony shows ‘bribery’ case against Trump

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that testimony from two U.S. diplomats in the Democrats’ first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday uncovered “evidence of bribery” against President Donald Trump.”The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That’s bribery,”…read more »

Democrats urging gun control on Senate floor as news of school shooting broke

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — News of the Santa Clarita, California, school shooting broke Thursday just as Connecticut’s two Democratic senators were making an emotional case for gun control on the Senate floor. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have been especially forceful advocates against gun violence since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut,…read more »

Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts governor, joins 2020 presidential race

Office of the Governor of Massachusetts(NEW YORK) — Deval Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts and the state’s first black chief executive, formally announced a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in a sharp reversal from his 2018 decision to not pursue a run — injecting more uncertainty into an unsettled primary less than…read more »

Voters in Iowa, NH, SC react to impeachment hearing: ‘starting to second guess my original opinion’

Judd Penny is an Iowa resident, businessman and Army veteran who is concerned about the impeachment hearings. (ABC News)(WASHINGTON) — Two key witnesses in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump dominated headlines across America on Wednesday when they testified in the House’s first public hearings.But what did voters really think of the historic proceedings?…read more »

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