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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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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The best-laid plans of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders were upended this week – and his campaign is struggling to get back on track. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as billionaire activist Tom Steyer listens after the seventh Democratic
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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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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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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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FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits a ” Bridge Home” transitional housing project for the homeless in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 10, 2020. REUTERS/ Mike Blake DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was endorsed by veteran Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack on Sunday, a high-profile boost for
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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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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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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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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg would seek to standardize federal elections across the United States and prevent states from blocking felons from voting under a plan aimed at expanding access to elections rolled out on Friday. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks at an organizing event in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
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BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned the U.S.-Iranian military confrontation taking place on Iraqi soil, saying it risked plunging the war-ravaged country and the wider Middle East into deeper conflict. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said attacks by both sides inside Iraq this month showed blatant disregard for its sovereignty and
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WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to stop President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran as the Middle East remained tense after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian commander and Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes. The resolution passed 224-194 along party lines in the Democratic-controlled House with nearly
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FILE PHOTO: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Elizabeth Warren debate campaign contributions from wealthy donors during the sixth 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates campaign debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – Grassroots donors gave about $1 billion to Democratic candidates and progressive
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump administration officials failed to convince Democratic U.S. lawmakers, and some Republicans, on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander, and congressional Democrats scheduled a vote on legislation to rein in the president’s ability to wage war. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday there would be no haggling with the Democratic-led House of Representatives over the rules for U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi answers questions from reporters after leaving a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.,
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