US Politics

U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (l) and Elizabeth Warren speak on the first night of the second 2020 Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan, July 30, 2019.
Sanders and Warren are looking for ways to narrow the gap with Biden, who remains atop primary polls partly because of his standing with older black voters
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August 18, 2019
Sens. Bernie Sanders, left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren embrace after the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN in Detroit, July 30, 2019.
They will speak to a forum that opens Monday in Sioux City, Iowa
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August 17, 2019
FILE - Retired Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire appears at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 25, 2018. President Donald Trump has named Maguire acting national intelligence director.
New, acting director of national intelligence promises US intelligence agencies will continue to provide policymakers with factual, unbiased assessments — amid fears of politicization
Jeff Seldin
August 17, 2019
U.S. Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both Democrats, are seen during a news conference at the Capitol, in Washington, July 15, 2019.
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib reversed her decision to travel to the West Bank just hours after Israel agreed to allow her to see her Palestinian grandmother
Katherine Gypson
August 17, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate, former Congressman Beto ORourke greets supporters during a campaign re-launch, Aug. 15, 2019, in El Paso, Texas.
The Texas Democrat is the first presidential candidate to visit Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken plants and arrested nearly 700 people
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August 17, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 26, 2019.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says longstanding US-Israel relations can withstand the "weakness" of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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August 16, 2019
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks on the phone as he rides the escalator on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, as he heads to a briefing on election security. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Two of President Donald Trump's strongest allies in Congress are pushing back on his administration's plans to slash some $4 billion dollars in foreign aid
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August 16, 2019