Sanders on bills with Hyde Amendment: 'Sometimes … you have to vote for things you don't like'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday defended his past votes for legislation containing a provision prohibiting federal funding for most abortions, while reiterating his support for abortion rights. Sanders was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” about his support for bills containing the Hyde Amendment, which bans using Medicaid funds for abortions…

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New Trump campaign hires to focus on convention delegates, party organization

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign continues to grow, adding a handful of aides devoted to ensuring the 2020 GOP convention is free of any anti-Trump mayhem. The new hires will help run the campaign’s delegate and party organization arm, which is waging an elaborate nationwide campaign to ensure the delegates selected to attend the nominating…

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GOP congressman jumps into critical Alabama Senate race

Republicans landed a top-tier recruit Wednesday in a race critical to their hopes of holding the Senate in 2020, when GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne jumped into the campaign against the most vulnerable Democrat up for reelection, Alabama’s Doug Jones. The Senate is clearly in play in two years: At least a half-dozen Republican incumbents are…

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Trump campaign refuses to say whether it has a policy on foreign agents

FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday that if any 2020 presidential campaign is contacted by a foreign agent, it’s “something the FBI would want to know about.” But would President Donald Trump’s campaign alert the feds if approached by a potential election meddler? It won’t say. The Trump campaign did not respond to numerous…

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Bullock: 'We’re expecting more from preschoolers' than Trump

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Wednesday that Donald Trump is not a good role model, telling "CBS This Morning" that "we’re expecting more from preschoolers" than the behavior the president has exhibited in office. Bullock, the two-term governor of a state Trump won by more than 20 percentage points, announced his bid for the Democratic…

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Cedric Richmond eyed for role on Biden campaign

Rep. Cedric Richmond is looking to play a formal role in Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, possibly even as a campaign co-chair, according to Democratic sources. The 45-year-old Louisiana Democrat is already acting as an unofficial liaison to the Biden campaign for lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He urged Biden to run as far back as 2016,…

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Edward Snowden Tells NPR: The Executive Branch ‘Sort Of Hacked The Constitution’

Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by the ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu on Feb. 14, 2015. Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed some of the agency’s top surveillance programs, has a memoir slated to hit shelves Tuesday. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden Hardcover,…

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Sanders wants to cancel all student loan debt, even for the wealthy

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday proposed eliminating all of the nearly $1.6 trillion in outstanding student loan debt owed by Americans, raising the stakes on an issue that has increasingly animated the progressive base of the Democratic party. Sanders is the latest 2020 presidential contender to propose a one-time cancellation program that would forgive large…

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Three Chords And The Truth

1 of 4 When Lil Nas X released his viral hit “Old Town Road” last year, he sparked a conversation about what country music is and who is welcome in the genre. To better understand the deep and often misunderstood history of country music, we sat down with renowned filmmaker Ken Burns to talk about…

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Marianne Williamson hires Sanders alum accused of forcibly kissing staffer

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Marianne Williamson has hired a former adviser to Bernie Sanders who was accused of committing sexual assault during 2016 to run her campaign in Iowa, she told POLITICO on Friday. Sanders and his campaign in waiting ousted Robert Becker — who was Sanders’ Iowa caucus director during the 2016 campaign and…

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