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Shutdown standoff: Pelosi renews call to delay State of the Union, Trump says Dems 'hijacked' by 'fringe'

By Brooke Singman

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed her call Thursday to delay the State of the Union address, saying the date is not “sacred” and President Trump should wait to deliver his message to the nation until the partial government shutdown ends. 

Shutdown standoff: Pelosi renews call to delay State of the Union, Trump says Dems 'hijacked' by 'fringe'

By Brooke Singman

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed her call Thursday to delay the State of the Union address, saying the date is not “sacred” and President Trump should wait to deliver his message to the nation until the partial government shutdown ends. 

Freshmen Dems stumble in quest to confront McConnell on shutdown

By Lukas Mikelionis

Freshmen Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempted to confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in-person over government shutdown and hand-deliver a letter urging him to cave and vote to reopen the government without securing the funding to the border wall.

Freshmen Dems stumble in quest to confront McConnell on shutdown

By Lukas Mikelionis

Freshmen Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempted to confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in-person over government shutdown and hand-deliver a letter urging him to cave and vote to reopen the government without securing the funding to the border wall.

Michael Cohen levels new allegation, claims he worked to rig online polls at Trump’s direction

By Alex Pappas

Michael Cohen, the president’s former fixer who was recently sentenced to three years in prison, leveled a new allegation Thursday at President Trump by claiming his former boss directed him to rig online polls ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

Freshman GOP Sen. Hawley demands answers from FBI after bombshell Russia probe report

By Brooke Singman

Freshman Republican Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday demanded answers from the FBI over a new report that the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump to probe whether he was threat to national security after the ouster of former FBI Director James Comey.

Kamala Harris’ career, from California district attorney to the Senate

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Kamala Harris’ rise to political power started in California, where she served as a district attorney and attorney general for the state. And it might culminate in a 2020 presidential run.

Freshman GOP Sen. Hawley demands answers from FBI after bombshell Russia probe report

By Brooke Singman

Freshman Republican Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday demanded answers from the FBI over a new report that the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump to probe whether he was threat to national security after the ouster of former FBI Director James Comey.

Michael Cohen levels new allegation, claims he worked to rig online polls at Trump’s direction

By Alex Pappas

Michael Cohen, the president’s former fixer who was recently sentenced to three years in prison, leveled a new allegation Thursday at President Trump by claiming his former boss directed him to rig online polls ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

Kamala Harris’ career, from California district attorney to the Senate

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Kamala Harris’ rise to political power started in California, where she served as a district attorney and attorney general for the state. And it might culminate in a 2020 presidential run.

Dem Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee accused of retaliating against staffer who said Black Caucus Foundation official raped her

By Samuel Chamberlain

A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year in retaliation for legal action the staffer planned to bring against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) related to an alleged rape in 2015. 

Dem Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee accused of retaliating against staffer who accused Black Caucus Foundation official of rape

By Samuel Chamberlain

A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year in retaliation for legal action the staffer planned to bring against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) related to an alleged rape in 2015. 

From Gillibrand to Beto, one-time moderates shift left in preparation for 2020

By Gregg Re

The 2020 presidential race is just beginning, and already several declared or possible Democratic contenders once seen as moderates have shifted markedly to the left, in apparent appeals to the party's powerful progressive wing that have at the same time exposed them to charges of political opportunism.

From Gillibrand to Beto, one-time moderates shift left in preparation for 2020

By Gregg Re

The 2020 presidential race is just beginning, and already several declared or possible 2020 Democratic presidential contenders once seen as moderates have shifted markedly to the left, in apparent appeals to the party's powerful progressive wing that have at the same time exposed them to charges of political opportunism.

Beto O’Rourke pens epic, rambling blog from road trip: β€˜In and out of a funk’

By Adam Shaw

Media darling and former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is blogging his way through a classic American road trip, with a rambling essay telling readers he has “been stuck lately” as he hits the road to meet people and break the funk (and maybe decide on a 2020 run). 

Beto O’Rourke pens epic, rambling blog from road trip: β€˜In and out of a funk’

By Adam Shaw

Media darling and former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is blogging his way through a classic American road trip, with a rambling essay telling readers he has “been stuck lately” as he hits the road to meet people and break the funk (and maybe decide on a 2020 run). 

Angela Davis, former fugitive wanted by FBI, to offer MLK Day lecture

By Louis Casiano

Angela Davis, an activist who gained notoriety in the 1960s and 70s while working with the Communist Party USA and the Black Panther Party and whose involvement in the armed takeover of a California courtroom resulted in four deaths, will be a featured speaker next week at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.

Angela Davis, former fugitive wanted by FBI, to offer MLK Day lecture

By Louis Casiano

Angela Davis, an activist who gained notoriety in the 1960s and 70s while working with the Communist Party USA and the Black Panther Party and whose involvement in the armed takeover of a California courtroom resulted in four deaths, will be a featured speaker next week at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.

Hard-left Dem accused of 'breathtaking bigotry' after claim that Lindsey Graham is 'compromised'

By Lukas Mikelionis

A hard-left Democrat from Michigan is facing backlash and accusations of homophobia after repeating baseless allegations pushed by MSNBC and liberal activists that Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is somehow being blackmailed into supporting President Trump.

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