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(Reuters) – An ugly war of words broke out among Democrats on Friday, as Representative Tulsi Gabbard responded angrily to broad hints by Hillary Clinton, the party’s 2016 presidential nominee, that Gabbard was being “groomed” to disrupt the 2020 election as a third-party candidate. FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard speaks during the
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry speak during an event touting the administration’s environmental policy in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will not turn over documents to congressional Democrats
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, Ukraine, January 16, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich – LR1ED1G0Q8AZH/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks during a news conference after the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation conference in Vilnius, Lithuania October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Friday the controversy over the Trump administration’s handling of Ukraine had nothing to do with his resignation,
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U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives to testify behind closed-doors as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to the European Union plans to tell the House of Representatives’ impeachment
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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) – The Democratic presidential contenders head back to the campaign trail on Wednesday after a debate that featured repeated attacks on surging progressive U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and exposed the party’s divisions on issues like healthcare and taxes. FILE PHOTO: Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator
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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) – Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday, as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she would pay for ambitious proposals including her Medicare for All plan. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani will not cooperate with a U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry that is scrutinizing his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate a Trump political rival, Giuliani’s lawyer said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Rudy Giuliani is seen ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump introducing his Supreme
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg talks to the media outside Downing Street after a meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London, Britain October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – NATO is concerned about the consequences of Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria on the fight against Islamic State, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a rally to support a leadership change
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses conservative activists at the Family Research Council’s annual gala in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday said he would authorize sanctions against Turkish officials, stop negotiating with Turkey on a $100 billion trade deal, and boost tariffs on the
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LONDON (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday defended his stance on Turkey’s attack on Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria as he came under pressure from some members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to be tougher with Ankara. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg attends a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., October
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(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Democratic presidential campaign this week challenged Facebook’s policy that exempts politicians’ ads from fact-checking, by running ads on the social media platform containing the false claim that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election bid. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gestures
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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to withdraw troops from northeastern Syria, telling conservative Christian activists that the United States should prioritize protecting its own borders. U.S. President Donald Trump prays between Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, and Pastor Andrew Brunson (R) at the Family Research Council’s
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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) arrives for a closed-door deposition by former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight and Reform Committees, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of one of the Democratic-led U.S. House
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who Donald Trump has called “bad news” told a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president on Friday that Trump removed her from her post based on “unfounded and false claims,” according to U.S. media reports. Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly recalled from Ukraine in
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who have helped President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigate political rival Joe Biden were arrested in a scheme to illegally funnel money to a pro-Trump election committee and other U.S. political candidates, prosecutors said on Thursday. The arrest of Ukraine-born Lev Parnas and Belarus-born Igor
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