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INDIANOLA, Iowa (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused rival Bernie Sanders’s campaign on Saturday of disseminating a “doctored” video edited to falsely appear to show the former vice president supporting cutting Social Security, and called on the Sanders campaign to disown it. In response, Sanders’ campaign refused to back down and continued to
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(Reuters) – Virginia’s House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread “hate, violence, or civil unrest” were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital on Monday, which is expected to draw thousands. The House Republican leader’s statement came a day after the state’s top
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INDIANOLA, Iowa (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused rival Bernie Sanders’s campaign on Saturday of disseminating a “doctored” video which falsely shows Biden supporting the privatization of Social Security, and called on the Sanders campaign to disown it. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, talks with her attorney and supporters after concluding her testimony before a House Intelligence Committee hearing
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Weeks before the Iowa caucuses, members of Congress delivered endorsements to Democratic presidential hopefuls hoping to parlay the support into momentum ahead of the first votes. The endorsements not only provide helpful surrogates on the campaign trail, they also draw attention to the strengths of the candidates, who continue to vie
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has been steadily climbing in popularity this year and is now tied with former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) former Vice President Joe Biden greeets
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DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – The mystery of what presidential rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders said to each other in a heated exchange after Tuesday night’s Democratic debate has been solved, with debate host CNN revealing that Warren accused Sanders of calling her a liar on national television. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates (L-R)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday said he regretted telling off-color jokes and defended his company’s record on the treatment of female employees, saying he tried to make the company a good place to work. FILE PHOTO: U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg sits next to Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calvino and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – John Bolton meet Monica Lewinsky. FILE PHOTO: White House former national security advisor John Bolton delivers remarks on North Korea at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank in Washington, U.S. September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Twenty-one years ago former White House intern Lewinsky was at the center
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday that he would raise the threshold needed to open counterintelligence investigations of presidential campaigns, a move that follows complaints by President Donald Trump about government surveillance of his 2016 election campaign. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during the Wall Street Journal
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DES MOINES, Iowa/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Cory Booker, whose relentlessly optimistic message of love and unity failed to sway Democratic voters, ended his White House campaign on Monday, saying he lacked the money to extend his bid. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) addresses abortion rights activists during a rally
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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a campaign town hall meeting at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., January 12, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was endorsed by veteran Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack on Sunday, a
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MASON CITY, Iowa/DAVENPORT, Iowa (Reuters) – Kristen Marttila braved sub-freezing temperatures on Saturday to knock on doors in Mason City, Iowa, trying to convince voters to cast their lot with Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in the state’s nominating contest on Feb. 3. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reacts
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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday legislation banning political contributions by companies with at least 5% foreign ownership. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo looking south shows Gas Works Park and Lake Union with downtown Seattle in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Marianne Williamson, the self-help guru who warned of the “dark psychic force” unleashed by Republican President Donald Trump, suspended her quixotic outsider campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday. Williamson won admirers if not voters with a spirituality-focused campaign that promoted a politics of love and of conscience. She advocated
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SPARKS, Nev. (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, who wears the nickname “working class Joe” with pride and courts a multi-racial voter base, faces a stern test of his ability to win nationally in Nevada’s mining towns and unionized gambling parlors. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden
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BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad, and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATO’s presence there. Seeking to tighten pressure on its foe, the United States meanwhile imposed
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