US Politics

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Word of potential nominee to take over as country's director of national intelligence comes just days after president cast aside acting director
Jeff Seldin
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 13:35
Protesters stand outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis.
The proposals have stirred political debates over abortion at the state level, with some opponents claiming it's a government endorsement of abortion and an inappropriate use of taxpayer money
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:03
From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen…
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U.S. voters from across the political spectrum have mixed confidence in the fairness of either party's system for picking a candidate, but Democrats are especially likely to have doubts about their own party's process
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:22
Presidential Candidates Eagerly Court the Hispanic Vote in Nevada
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As Nevada Democrats flock to their presidential caucuses Saturday afternoon, this Western state's growing Latino vote could play an important factor in the outcome. According to Pew Research, more than 1 in 4 Nevadans is of Latin American descent, and roughly 328,000 of them are eligible to vote. As VOA’s Carolyn Presutti found, while all candidates hope to attract the Hispanic vote, some are more successful than others.
Carolyn Presutti
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 04:27
Voter Nelly Tobon and her family support Senator Elizabeth Warren because “she thinks like me.” (Carolyn Presutti/VOA)
State holds 'First Caucus in the West' and is also first test of candidates' appeal to minority voters
Carolyn Presutti
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:37
In a Week of Clemencies, Trump Hints About Stone’s Exoneration
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President Donald Trump granted 11 clemencies this week but would not say whether he would extend one to his former adviser Roger Stone, who was sentenced Thursday. 
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:58
Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone departs following his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S.,…
President says Stone, convicted of lying under oath and of witness tampering, was treated unfairly
Steve Herman
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:20
Bloomberg Roughed Up in First Democratic Debate
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Bernie Sanders surging as moderates battle
Jim Malone
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:53
Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg arrives for a Democratic presidential primary…
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Former NY mayor faced attacks from rivals Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Biden after skipping first two contests of election season
Jim Malone
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:48
FILE - A Secret Service police officer walks past the White House, in Washington, March 22, 2019.
The move comes amid renewed speculation about the author of the book, ‘A Warning,’ and a New York Times essay that were deeply critical of President Donald Trump, both written under the pen name 'Anonymous'
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Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:51
U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci and Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic attend the…
Richard Grenell, known for his loyalty to President Donald Trump, says an announcement for a new, permanent intelligence chief is coming
Jeff Seldin
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:28
Roger Stone, center, departs federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally,…
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Sentence was about half as long as federal prosecutors had initially recommended before Attorney General William Barr overturned the recommendation, setting off a firestorm over political meddling in the justice system
Masood Farivar
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:11
FILE - Then-National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Feb. 2, 2018.
Book by President Donald Trump's second national security adviser will focus on national security and foreign policy, including his contentious time with the US president
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Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:19
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his partner Diana Taylor greet the crowd after the conclusion of the ninth…
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Bloomberg has built extensive political ties to members of both parties on Capitol Hill after years of hefty political contributions to candidates and causes
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Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:30
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg talks with Senator Elizabeth Warren during a break at the ninth Democratic 2020 debate
Opponents accuse billionaire of trying to buy party nomination, while attacking his record as New York mayor and treatment of women at his company
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Thu, 02/20/2020 - 03:00