Trump encourages North Carolina Republican at center of possible election fraud to ‘stand and fight’

Trump encourages North Carolina Republican at center of possible election fraud to ‘stand and fight’

Despite making numerous baseless claims about voter fraud over the years, President Donald Trump has remained silent on the contested congressional race in North Carolina’s 9th district, where allegations of election fraud centering around a Republican operative have prevented the...
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Manafort accidentally reveals an important contact between Russia and Trump campaign

Manafort accidentally reveals an important contact between Russia and Trump campaign

A court filing Tuesday in a case against former Trump campaign chair Paul J. Manafort Jr. accidentally revealed previously unknown contacts between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. The revelation came in a filing by Manafort’s legal team in response ...
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Trump’s televised address will only further his big lie — and everybody knows it

Trump’s televised address will only further his big lie — and everybody knows it

In the run-up to President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night prime-time address, the White House argued that the president had to make a public case for federal funding to be allocated for the purpose of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. As...
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Legislators across the country mount bipartisan effort opposing offshore drilling

Legislators across the country mount bipartisan effort opposing offshore drilling

State legislators across the country are mounting a bipartisan effort to block President Donald Trump’s controversial offshore drilling efforts, introducing a series of bills intended to challenge the federal government’s embrace of expanding fossi...
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North Dakota lawmakers want to require Bible study in public schools

North Dakota lawmakers want to require Bible study in public schools

A group of North Dakota lawmakers — all Republicans — have introduced legislation that would require the state’s public schools to teach a unit on the Bible. The unit could be on the Old Testament, the New Testament, or a mix...
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Lizzette Martinez never imagined ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ would be this big

Lizzette Martinez never imagined ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ would be this big

The premiere of Surviving R. Kelly, a six-part Lifetime docuseries on the R&B superstar’s decades of reported sexual abuse and exploitation, was only hours away. But Lizzette Martinez still didn’t know if she wanted to watch it or not. Last...
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The shutdown is already hurting real people in 7 key states

The shutdown is already hurting real people in 7 key states

President Donald Trump’s partial government shutdown, currently in its 18th day, is harming more than tens of thousands federal employees and their families — as well as the millions of Americans they serve throughout the country. The Center for Am...
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The biggest thing standing between Donald Trump and his wall is Ayn Rand

The biggest thing standing between Donald Trump and his wall is Ayn Rand

If Donald Trump declares a national emergency to build his wall and orders the military to build it — as Trump is reportedly considering — he can lean on a broad set of federal laws authorizing military action. Read together,...
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California, New York City to give health care to more immigrants without legal status

California, New York City to give health care to more immigrants without legal status

California and New York City are looking to give health care to more people, regardless of immigration status — a stark contrast to rhetoric coming out of Washington, D.C., where the president has shut down the government over funding disputes...
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Amendment 4 has officially been implemented in Florida, re-enfranchising 1.4 million people

Amendment 4 has officially been implemented in Florida, re-enfranchising 1.4 million people

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — Erica Racz lost her right to vote ten years ago when she was convicted of a felony. On Tuesday morning, she was the first person at the Lee County Supervisor’s Office to register to vote. Her...
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