2020 Dems fight to win big-money purity test

2020 Dems fight to win big-money purity test

Two candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are planning to lean heavily on online donors during the primary, while others are cultivating a mix of digital and big-ticket contributors. | Corey Sipkin/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections Presidential candidates are trying to prove their distance from big donors while keeping close enough to finance their campaigns.…
Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

Police attempt to clear people from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15. | Mark Baker/AP Photo CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — At least 49 people were shot to death at two mosques during midday prayers Friday — most if not all of them gunned down by an immigrant-hating white supremacist who…
Trump denounces ‘horrible massacre’ in New Zealand

Trump denounces ‘horrible massacre’ in New Zealand

In a tweet, President Donald Trump mourned the shootings in New Zealand, which killed 49 and injured 48, as a senseless loss of life and offered support to the country. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Friday offered his "warmest sympathies" to the people of New Zealand after a gunman killed at least…
New Jersey’s high stakes battle to legalize marijuana

New Jersey’s high stakes battle to legalize marijuana

“I don’t know that we’re there yet,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday, referring to whether there is enough support in the Legislature to pass the pot legalization bill. “I don’t know that we’ll be there on Monday.” | Seth Wenig/AP Photo New Jersey Intraparty skirmishes among Democrats could jeopardize Gov. Phil Murphy’s push…
‘A major player’: Sanders gets props from the Democratic establishment

‘A major player’: Sanders gets props from the Democratic establishment

It’s clear there’s been a sea change over the past three years in how Democratic senators view their independent colleague from Vermont, Bernie Sanders. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images 2020 Elections Democratic senators are surprisingly open to the Vermont independent as the nominee if he manages to emerge from the crowded primary. By BURGESS EVERETT and…
How Beto got to yes

How Beto got to yes

On Thursday, Beto O’Rourke urged supporters to join him in the “greatest campaign this country has ever seen.” | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW 2020 elections A hometown showdown with Donald Trump over immigration was the confirmation O'Rourke needed. By DAVID SIDERS 03/14/2019 08:39 AM EDT Beto O’Rourke was fading. Weary from a bruising Senate…
Trump’s Bad Deal with the Taliban

Trump’s Bad Deal with the Taliban

Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio are senior fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and the editors of FDD’s Long War Journal. Last week, Afghanistan’s national security adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, launched into a broadside against Zalmay Khalilzad, the chief American diplomat responsible for negotiating with the Taliban. Addressing reporters in Washington, Mohib insinuated…
GOP could face emergency vote every 6 months

GOP could face emergency vote every 6 months

Trump made clear that he’s upset his party is threatening to fracture, with most senators opposing the emergency because they fear a future Democratic president will use Trump’s move to institute their own priorities. | Win McNamee/Getty Images National Emergency Under the National Emergencies Act, Democrats could force constant Trump loyalty tests to make Republicans…
Congress won’t get Mueller findings today

Congress won’t get Mueller findings today

Attorney General William Barr departs his home on Saturday in McLean, Virginia. Special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report to Barr on Friday, and Barr is expected to brief members of Congress on the report this weekend. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Congress The Justice Dept. said it would not transmit a summary of the special counsel's…
Federal Reserve, rejecting Trump’s growth forecast, confirms rate-hike pause

Federal Reserve, rejecting Trump’s growth forecast, confirms rate-hike pause

The indication from the Federal Reserve to likely pause interest rate increases is sure to please President Donald Trump, who railed against the central bank for its campaign of rate hikes last year. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Finance By VICTORIA GUIDA 03/20/2019 02:31 PM EDT Updated 03/20/2019 04:43 PM EDT Wed Mar 20 16:43:30 EDT…

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Miami Open: Simona Halep sets up meeting with Venus Williams in last 16

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