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Bernie Sanders Calls for Eliminating Americans’ Medical Debt 2019-09-21 14:03:12On top of his “Medicare for all” proposal, Mr. Sanders’s new plan would wipe out an estimated $81 billion in existing medical debt a

For Biden, Whistle-Blower Complaint Could Cut 2 Ways 2019-09-21 14:03:10Reports that President Trump sought help from the Ukranian government could offer former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. both opportunities and ris

Bill de Blasio Bows Out, Elizabeth Warren’s Big 2019-09-21 14:03:10Here are six things that happened on the presidential campaign trail this week.

Elizabeth Warren Lost Her Dream Job but Gained 2019-09-21 14:03:09She had a plan to take on big banks. In the fight to get it done, she honed the approach to politics that defines her presidential campaign.

Standoffs With Iran Test Trump’s Resolve to Use 2019-09-21 13:50:13President Trump’s decision to call off an airstrike on Iran in June looms large now as he weighs how to respond to attacks on oil facilities in

Trump Calls Reports That He Pressured Ukraine’s President 2019-09-21 11:54:17Mr. Trump, intensifying a line of attack his allies have stoked for months, accused the media of covering up the former vice president’s dealing

Climate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different 2019-09-21 11:48:35Friday’s global climate protests put the gap between activists and many of the world leaders preparing to meet in New York City next week into s

Behind the Whistle-Blower Case, a Long-Held Trump Grudge 2019-09-21 09:28:00The president and his allies have been pressing Ukraine for months to investigate Joseph R. Biden Jr., complicating relations between the two countrie

Melania Trump’s Say-Nothing State Dinner Dress 2019-09-21 05:52:22Her dress at the Australian state dinner wasn’t just understated, it was an absence of statement.

Joe Biden Has Tense Exchange Over L.G.B.T.Q. Record 2019-09-21 02:03:12Pressed about his decades-old opposition to same-sex marriage, Mr. Biden pushed back, saying he didn’t “have to evolve.”

Lawmakers Court Trump on Gun Safety, With Some 2019-09-21 01:59:50President Trump is expected to decide next week whether to defy the N.R.A. and embrace a bill expanding background checks for gun buyers.

In Shadow of Ukraine Scandal, White House Hosts 2019-09-20 23:32:11Scrutiny over President Trump’s behavior with world leaders was a hard-to-avoid theme of the day for the Australian prime minister.

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Brett Kavanaugh, Susan Collins, and what Maine women 2019-09-16 17:32:00Sen. Susan Collins’ vote to put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court remains controversial in Maine, particularly with women

Hardball partisan lawmaking: Is it a threat to 2019-09-16 16:27:00North Carolina is locked in a battle over democracy. Says a political scientist: “It’s bigger than party labels. It’s about the rule

Privacy, accuracy, and the looming 2020 census 2019-09-16 11:19:00Census Bureau decision to adopt a more rigorous system to ensure privacy for survey participants has some concerned about the accuracy of data.

Democratic candidates call for impeachment ... of Kavanaugh 2019-09-16 06:06:10A new book claims that another, un-investigated allegation of sexual misconduct occurred while Brett Kavanaugh was at Yale University as an undergrad.

Democratic debate: The biggest winner was clear from 2019-09-13 12:05:00The biggest winner from Thursday night’s Democratic presidential candidate debate in Houston may have been the diversity on the stage.

Could a woman beat Trump? Democrats worry – 2019-09-12 17:22:00Could Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, or another woman beat President Trump? Many liberals support female candidates but worry men might fare better.

‘Texodus’: Why the Lone Star State might turn 2019-09-12 16:34:46At the Monitor Breakfast, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz predicted Texas will be “hotly contested,” thanks to the growing clout of suburban voters.

Ted Cruz eyes the White House: ‘I hope 2019-09-12 15:29:00When the Texas Republican ran in 2016, it was ‘the most fun I’ve ever had in my life,’ he said. At Thursday’s Monitor Breakfas

Dozens of CEOs call on US Senate to 2019-09-12 11:37:42More than 100 CEOs signed a letter to call for expanded background checks and strengthened "red flag" laws.

California redefines gig economy. Will rest of country 2019-09-11 17:21:00A bill passed Tuesday by California Senate could remake the gig economy – one of several measures that reinforce the state’s image as a tr

US expands hunting and fishing at 77 national 2019-09-11 14:46:16Will more lenient regulations disrupt critical ecosystems or draw would-be conservationists outdoors?

Republicans go two-for-two in North Carolina elections 2019-09-11 12:25:39In a race that attracted national attention, Republican Dan Bishop won his Congressional seat in North Carolina. But the GOP is still on high alert.

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The Venezuelan Disinformation Campaign 2019-09-07 09:03:41In August 2018, the international press reported on a massive exodus of Venezuelans fleeing the famine and chavist dictatorship of Nicolás Madu

U.S. Treasury Issues Changes to Strengthen Cuba Sanctions 2019-09-07 09:03:41Today, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implem

Reward offer for information on the financial mechanisms 2019-09-07 09:03:41The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice (RFJ) is offering a reward of up to $15 million for information leading to the disruption of the f

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response 2019-09-07 09:03:41U.S. Department of State Deputy Secretary John Sullivan and United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green announced Sept

Amazon, the Arsonists Shout “Fire” 2019-09-07 09:03:41Allies of yesterday, enemies of today: it is the countries that have invested in Brazil and pushed its industry to exploit its wealth without safeguar

U.S Treasury Designates Vast Iranian Petroleum Shipping Network 2019-09-07 09:03:41Network of vessels and facilitators has moved hundreds of millions of dollars to Assad regime, Hizballah, and illicit actors The Department of the Tre

15th anniversary of the Beslan school attack 2019-09-07 09:03:41On September 3, Russia marks the Day of Solidarity in the Fight Against Terrorism. People around the country commemorate the victims of terrorist atta

Will Donald Trump Bring Peace?, by Thierry Meyssan 2019-09-07 09:03:41After two and a half years in power, President Donald Trump is about to impose his views on the Pentagon. The one who put an end to Daesh's "Sunnist

Russian comment regarding US air strike in the 2019-09-07 09:03:41According to reports, at 15.00 on August 31, two USAF aircraft carried out a raid on the command centre of the Hurras al-Deen armed group located 7 km

Justin Trudeau Needs a History Lesson , by 2019-09-07 09:03:41On August 23rd the Canadian Prime Minister's office issued a statement to remember the so-called “black ribbon day,” a bogus holiday esta

Communication - the only issue of the G-7 2019-08-28 09:03:42The G7,which was originally a meeting-place for the Western leaders to better understand their respective points of view, has now become a communicati

Russian comment on the US administration's attempts to 2019-08-28 09:03:42The 61st annual Damascus International Fair is scheduled to open in the Syrian capital on August 28. Its importance could hardly be overestimated for

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Pelosi lashes out at reporters on impeachment confusion, 2019-09-12 15:32:43House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., lashed out at reporters Thursday when they asked her repeatedly about her stance on impeaching the president --

Liz Cheney accuses Rand Paul of putting terrorists 2019-09-12 15:32:20Former national security adviser John Bolton's resignation has resurfaced tensions between perceived isolationists and war hawks in the Republican Pa

U.S. House panel votes to ramp up Trump 2019-09-12 15:32:12The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to intensify its investigation of Republican President Donald Trump on Thur

Liberal super PAC launches $50 million effort to 2019-09-12 15:32:08HOUSTON - The liberal super PAC American Bridge is launching a $50 million effort in four swing states to flip rural working class voters who voted fo

Bipartisan senators seek decision from Trump by Thursday 2019-09-11 15:08:26A bipartisan group of three U.S. senators on Wednesday said they were attempting to revive legislation that failed in 2013 to close loopholes on the l

'We'll see what happens,' Trump says about possible 2019-09-11 15:05:54U.S. President Donald Trump left open on Wednesday the possibility that the United States could ease sanctions on Iran, adding he believes Iran wants

Protesters Disrupt Trump Court Nominee Hearing 2019-09-11 15:05:26Protesters disrupted a Senate hearing on Trump judicial nominee Steven Menashi on Wednesday.

Trump says looking at five 'highly qualified' people 2019-09-11 15:04:54U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering five "very highly qualified" people to replace John Bolton as his national security

Trump takes swipes at Bolton, says former national 2019-09-11 15:04:47President Trump blasted John Bolton Wednesday for making "some big mistakes" during his tenure as national security adviser, extendin

Oil magnate T. Boone Pickens dies at 91 2019-09-11 15:04:42T. Boone Pickens, the former oil executive and philanthropist, has died at age 91...

Oil spills into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump 2019-08-23 16:27:02China on Friday said it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escal

Trump jokingly blames Dow plunge on Seth Moulton’s 2019-08-23 16:26:35President Trump joked on Twitter that “perhaps” the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 500 points on Friday because Rep. Seth Mou