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  • America Dec 2, 2019

    Buttigieg Turns to Black Pastor to Discuss Racism, Poverty

    As he labors to win over black voters whose support is vital to his Democratic presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg found a receptive host on Sunday in a civil rights activist who has sought to continue the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s push for a racially diverse national campaign against poverty. After attending services at the Rev. William Barber’s Greenleaf Christian...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Trump Condemns Religious Persecution Amid Refugee Squeeze

    President Donald Trump said at the United Nations this week that “protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities.” But his promise rings hollow to advocates for persecuted religious minorities seeking refuge in the United States. Trump’s administration already has slashed the nation’s refugee admissions ceiling to a historic low and on Thursday proposed a further cut for next...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Trump Administration Proposes Historically Low Refugee Limit

    The Trump administration wants to cap the number of refugees admitted into the United States to the lowest number since the resettlement program was created in 1980. A State Department proposal released Thursday would put a cap on the number of refugees at 18,000 for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Of those refugee admissions spots, 5,000 would be...

  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2019

    Native American Voters, Once Overlooked, Seek Role for 2020

    Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn’t happen enough: court their vote. At least seven White House hopefuls have said they’ll attend a forum in Sioux City on Monday and Tuesday named for longtime Native American activist Frank LaMere, who died in June. Tribal leaders and citizens will talk with...

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Democratic Candidates Blame Trump, NRA for Inaction on Guns

    Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of broad national support for some gun control measures. “If most Americans insist that something be done and it doesn’t happen, it means we need fundamental reform,” Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South...

  • Donald Trump Aug 5, 2019

    2020 Dems’ Health Care Battle Is Decades in the Making

    Seventy years ago, before Medicare existed to inspire “Medicare for All,” a Democratic president wrestled with a challenge strikingly similar to what the party’s White House hopefuls face today. Harry Truman, then in his fourth year of pressing for a national health insurance system, parried criticism of his approach in terms that a single-payer health care advocate might use in...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2019

    Myriad Election Systems Complicate Efforts to Stop Hackers

    A Senate report on Russian interference in U.S. elections highlights one of the biggest challenges to preventing foreign intrusions in American democracy: the limited powers and ability of the federal government to protect elections run by state and local officials. That has given fuel to those who argue for a larger federal role. The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday issued...

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2019

    2020 Dems Grapple With How to Pay for ‘Medicare for All’

    Democratic presidential candidates trying to appeal to progressive voters with a call for “Medicare for All” are wrestling with the thorny question of how to pay for such a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. health care system. Bernie Sanders, the chief proponent of Medicare for All, says such a remodel could cost up to $40 trillion over a decade. He’s...

  • New York Jul 14, 2019

    Magazine’s Climate Change Forum Loses Sponsors After Homophobic Buttigieg Story

    A planned forum on climate change for Democratic presidential candidates lost several major sponsors on Saturday in the wake of the left-leaning magazine The New Republic publishing — and later retracting — a vulgar and homophobic story related to gay presidential contender Pete Buttigieg. The New Republic was slated as a chief sponsor of a September event designed to spark...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to Declare Climate Emergency

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support from one of Sanders’ fellow Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation to be introduced Tuesday in the House is designed to highlight Democrats’ focus on global warming and push back on...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to Declare Climate Emergency

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support from one of Sanders’ fellow Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation to be introduced Tuesday in the House is designed to highlight Democrats’ focus on global warming and push back on...

  • Donald Trump Jul 8, 2019

    Warren Raises $19.1M, Tops Sanders During Second Quarter

    Elizabeth Warren raised $19.1 million in the second quarter, her campaign said Monday, cementing her status in the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders and surpassing Bernie Sanders, her main liberal rival. The strong showing leaves the Massachusetts senator behind only Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor who reported nearly $25 million, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who...

  • Donald Trump Jul 8, 2019

    Warren Raises $19.1M, Tops Sanders During Second Quarter

    Elizabeth Warren raised $19.1 million in the second quarter, her campaign said Monday, cementing her status in the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders and surpassing Bernie Sanders, her main liberal rival. The strong showing leaves the Massachusetts senator behind only Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor who reported nearly $25 million, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who...

  • Donald Trump Jul 2, 2019

    Booker Unveils Immigration Plan Relying on Executive Orders

    Cory Booker has rolled out an immigration agenda composed of changes he could make without relying on Congress, including a shift away from criminal prosecution of border crossings and a new mandate for migrant detention facilities to meet minimum standards. Booker’s immigration plan, unveiled Tuesday, is one of the most detailed among Democratic White House hopefuls. His proposal sets a...

  • New York Jun 28, 2019

    Buttigieg Calls Out Republican Religious ‘Hypocrisy’ For Putting Kids in Cages

    Mayor Pete Buttigieg says Republican Party members are hypocrites for saying they are Christian but still putting kids in cages at the border.

  • Donald Trump Jun 27, 2019

    Democrats Rail Against Economy-for-the-Rich in First Debate

    Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a second term in office. Health care and immigration, more than any other issues, led...

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