2020 vision? Kamala Harris oversight role gives Democrats a new rising star

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The California senators competence and composure in the face of Republican criticism has stirred feelings that she could be a contender in three years time Kamala Harris, the Democratic junior senator from California, waited nearly two hours for her turn to question Jeff Sessions. The attorney general was appearing before the Senate intelligence committee to […]

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What Happens When an Eight-Justice Supreme Court Splits 4-4?

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Eight-member court is not that rare, experts say In the political battle over confirming Senate majority leader and other Republicans said they believed the next president, not Obama, should choose the justice who will determine the political balance of the court. The Republicans have made clear that they do not want to confirm anyone and […]

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Senate torture report to be kept from public for 12 years after Obama decision

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Obamas agreement to preserve investigation into CIAs use of torture after 9/11 means classified document will remain restricted under Presidential Records Act Barack Obama has agreed to preserve the Senates landmark investigation into the CIAs use of torture after 9/11, but his decision ensures that the document remains out of public view for at least […]

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Hillary Clinton warns fake news can have ‘real world consequences’

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In rare public appearance since losing the election, Clinton alluded to Pizzagate conspiracy in which a man opened fire after reading a false news story Hillary Clinton issued a call to action against the epidemic of fake news in a rare public appearance since her unexpected loss to Donald Trump. The Democratic presidential nominee warned […]

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Obama chastises Pennsylvania senator for lacking ‘courage’ against Trump

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President says Pat Toomey, a Republican facing a tough re-election bid, is trying to have it both ways on Trump by refusing to tell voters where he stands Barack Obama rebuked Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Saturday, criticising the Republican for using his words in a campaign ad and for lacking the political courage […]

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Republican senators vow to oppose any Clinton supreme court nominee

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Ted Cruz and John McCain voice support for indefinitely blocking Clinton from filling vacancy left by Antonin Scalia and leaving ninth seat vacant With the presidential election one week away, a handful of Republicans are already vowing to oppose any nominee to the supreme court proposed by Hillary Clinton should she be elected. At least […]

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Republicans struggle to explain Trump’s fondness for ‘murderer and thug’ Putin

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Many senators returning from the summer recess distanced themselves from Trumps comments praising the Russian president in a national security forum One day after Donald Trump reiterated his admiration for Vladimir Putin, saying the Russian president was a better leader than Barack Obama, Republicans on Capitol Hill struggled to explain why their partys presidential nominee […]

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