Pressley seeks to oust Capuano as Massachusetts heads to polls

Massachusetts has traditionally favored incumbents like late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), but a Democratic challenger in the 7th District is looking to become the latest candidate in the country to upend the norm. On Tuesday, Ayanna Pressley, a Boston City councilor, will be seeking to oust Rep. Mike Capuano, a 10-term congressman, in one of…

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GOP warns crime, immigration will spike if Dems win

TUCSON, Ariz. — For a quarter century, crime rates around the country have fallen precipitously. The number of immigrants detained at the border with Mexico has risen from last year’s lows, but it remains below historical averages. Click Here: New Zealand rugby store But Republican candidates across the country, from this city 60 miles north…

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As Trump Broadens Scope of Kavanaugh Probe, Calls for FBI to Follow Leads That Have Been Ignored

Supporters of the women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault hoped on Monday that President Donald Trump’s latest directive regarding an FBI probe into the allegations would result in a more effective investigation than had been expected earlier, following a press conference in which the president said the FBI should…

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As Khashoggi Case Highlights Saudi Crimes, UN Warns Famine Driven by US-Backed War in Yemen Could Kill 13 Million People

With heightened attention on Saudi Arabia’s crimes in the wake of the alleged murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in Turkey, the United Nations is warning that if current conditions continue, the U.S.-backed war in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could cause “the worst famine…

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In 'Loud and Clear' Rebuke of Factory Farming, California Passes World's 'Strongest Animal Welfare Law'

In a clear rebuke of factory farming, California voters on Election Day passed the “ground-breaking” Proposition 12, which is being celebrated by some advocates as the world’s “strongest animal welfare law for farmed animals in history.” Backed by 61 percent of voters, Proposition 12 establishes “minimum space requirements based on square feet for calves raised…

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Receiving "Inspiration of the Year" Award From Christine Blasey Ford, First Nassar Accuser Says, "Be Willing to Hear the Truth"

Christine Blasey Ford,  the college professor who accused now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, presented Sports Illustrated‘s Inspiration of the Year Award on Tuesday night to Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual assault, saying the former gymnast’s courage “galvanized future generations to come forward, event when…

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Von der Leyen challenges EU capitals to step up

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by Amazon Polly Brussels is stepping up to tackle the big crises, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen declared Wednesday in her first State of the European Union speech, and she pointedly challenged EU capitals and international powers to do the same. In the wide-ranging, plain-spoken…

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Cook Political Report moves 5 GOP-held seats towards Dems

Five more Republican-held House seats are moving closer to the Democrats’ reach.  The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, shifted its ratings for five House races Wednesday, lifting Democrats’ chances in GOP-held districts in Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas. In Colorado, Rep. Mike CoffmanMichael (Mike) Howard CoffmanBottom Line Koch political arm endorses…

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Trump attacks Dems as 'too dangerous' to govern in plea for GOP midterm support

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE late Saturday escalated his rhetoric in urging supporters to support Republicans in the midterm elections, warning that Democrats have become…

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