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  • Associated Press Nov 16, 2019

    Rebuffed by US, Migrants Forced to Dwell in Lawless Mexican State

    The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from hurting themselves. And then they were thrust into danger, sent back to the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2019

    Jeff Sessions Exploring Possible Alabama Senate Run, Sources Say

    Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of a run for his old Senate seat in Alabama, according to three Republicans with knowledge of the situation. They say Sessions has made telephone calls discussing a potential bid to return to the Senate. The Republicans spoke on condition of anonymity so they could speak more freely about closely...

  • 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 15, 2019

    President Trump Holds Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Drawing Thousands of Supporters and Protesters

    President Donald Trump is holding a rally in front of thousands of supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, looking to once again demonstrate his popularity with New Hampshire’s Republican voters. The “Keep America Great” rally started with a minutes-long ovation when Trump took the stage at Southern New Hampshire University Arena.

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2019

    Booker Campaign Gets 2020 Jolt With Pushback Against Biden

    Cory Booker’s supporters have spent months waiting for a moment when the charismatic senator could break through a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates. That opening came when Joe Biden clumsily talked about segregationists, prompting Booker to push back at his 2020 rival to great effect. The New Jersey senator called on Biden to apologize Wednesday after the former vice...

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2019

    Testing Strength, Harris and Sanders Take 2020 to Rival Turf

    Charging onto the home turf of their Democratic rivals, Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned in Texas for the first time Saturday while Sen. Bernie Sanders swung through California — both a test of early strength in a crowded presidential race and a peek at the country’s two biggest states carrying big stakes in 2020. The timing of Harris’ visit to Houston...

  • NBC Jan 3, 2019

    Sexism Claims From Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign Resurface

    Concerns from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign have resurfaced, including claims of sexual harassment from inside his camp. Sanders responded Wednesday on CNN to a New York Times article, with content that some political observers say could haunt Sanders if he seeks the White House in 2020.

  • Attorney Dec 5, 2018

    Ballot Fraud Investigation Muddies North Carolina Election

    Allegations of flagrant absentee ballot fraud in a North Carolina district have thrown the Election Day results of one of the nation’s last unresolved midterm congressional races into question. Unofficial ballot totals showed Republican Mark Harris ahead of Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in the 9th Congressional District. But the state elections board refused to certify the results last...

  • JUDGE Oct 8, 2018

    Kavanaugh Impartiality to Be Tested in Blue State Lawsuits

    Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. He lashed out against “left-wing opposition groups” and others during the recent Senate hearing over a high school-era sexual assault allegation, raising questions about...

  • Donald Trump Aug 22, 2018

    US Rep. Duncan Hunter of California ‘Excited’ to Go to Trial

    U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California said Wednesday that he’s not worried about a federal indictment alleging he used campaign money on vacations and other personal expenses and is “excited” to go to trial. The Republican referred to the U.S. Justice Department as “the Democrats’ arm of law enforcement” and said the FBI and the department are “a politically motivated...

  • NBC Aug 13, 2018

    Gun Rights Are Focal Point in GOP Gubernatorial Primary in Vt.

    Tuesday, voters in Vermont go to the polls for the state’s primary elections. On the Republican side, the race for governor has featured extensive discussions of gun rights during the primary campaigns. “It accomplishes nothing to make anyone safer,” argued Keith Stern, a Republican running for Vermont governor, describing the recently-enacted package of gun restrictions in his small state....

  • Arizona Aug 7, 2018

    Could Hard-Right Supreme Court Haunt GOP? History Says Maybe

    Be careful what you wish for. That’s the history lesson for Republicans eagerly anticipating Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court, which could cement conservative control of the court for a generation. The GOP may ultimately pay a political price. When and how steep? That depends on how momentous the issues and how jolting the decisions, according to legal scholars...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2016

    ‘Told You So’: Some College Professors Correctly Predicted Trump’s Win

    Donald Trump is not the only one who can say, “I told you so.” A few college professors stood up to a tidal wave of prevailing thought to separately predict for months that the New York billionaire and reality TV star would pull off one of the biggest shockers in American political history.

  • Reporter May 8, 2018

    George Deukmejian, Former California Governor, Dies

    Two-term California governor George Deukmejian, whose anti-spending credo earned him the nickname “The Iron Duke,” died Tuesday of natural causes, a former chief of staff said. He was 89.

  • Donald Trump Apr 27, 2018

    It’s Trump vs. Tester in Big Sky Country

    With a flat-top haircut, three missing fingers and an impressive girth, Sen. Jon Tester has somehow kept a low profile in Congress. That’s until he caught the attention of Americans — and President Donald Trump — by airing startling allegations that toppled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson. It’s not necessarily the kind of high-stakes debut political strategists would dream up...

  • Mexico Mar 29, 2018

    US, Mexico, Colombia Opening New Maritime Front in Drug War

    The U.S. and Mexican governments are sparring over immigration and trade, but the two countries are joining forces on the high seas like never before to go after drug smugglers. The United States, Mexico and Colombia will target drug smugglers off South America’s Pacific coast in an operation that is scheduled to begin Sunday and last for the foreseeable future,...

  • Canada Feb 26, 2018

    China Removes Online Criticism of Plan to Extend Xi’s Rule

    Chinese censors acted quickly Monday to remove satirical commentary online about the ruling Communist Party’s move to enable President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, while political observers weighed the possibility that China will return to an era of one-man rule. A day after the party announced a proposed constitutional change to be approved next month, Chinese internet users...

  • President Oct 27, 2017

    Professor Injured in Protest Wants Apology

    A college professor from Vermont who was injured when a campus protest went too far is breaking her public silence, discussing the ugly chapter with C-SPAN in an interview to air this weekend.

  • Oct 27, 2017

    Professor Injured in Protest Breaks Silence

    A Middlebury College professor who was injured in heated on-campus protests last March speaks out about the incident.

  • Vermont Sep 6, 2017

    Scholar Who Sees Race, Intelligence Ties Speaks at Harvard

    Students gathered at Harvard University on Wednesday to denounce a speech by an author who co-wrote a book discussing racial differences in intelligence and touched off a boisterous protest earlier this year in Vermont.

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