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Dems struggling to flip key California House seats amid candidate overload

Washington Democrats have since the start of the midterm cycle worked tirelessly to flip a handful of California congressional seats seen as key to a House takeover in November. But that effort is faltering. Continue reading

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Backed by Trump, Republican John Cox is a force in California governor race

Republican businessman John Cox is shaking up the gubernatorial contest in liberal California, as he enjoys a strong position in the polls and the full-throated endorsment of President Trump ahead of next week’s primary. Continue reading

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Trump assails ‘many crimes’ of ‘Crooked Hillary,’ again suggests second special counsel

President Trump on Sunday lashed out at the Mueller probe — suggesting the investigation is “rigged” with partisan bias and questioning why it didn’t investigate the rival 2016 presidential campaign of “Crooked Hillary Clinton.” Continue reading

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Giuliani says Mueller probe ‘rigged,’ focusing on things that didn’t happen

President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday again that the president is eager for Robert Mueller to conclude the Russia investigation and that Trump firing Mueller before he ends the probe would be “foolish.” Continue reading

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Trump: Russia probe has ruined ‘young and beautiful lives’

President Trump argued Sunday that the 1-plus-year federal Russia collusion investigation has ruined the lives of the young people who came to Washington to work in his administration. Continue reading

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Conservative groups, congressional Republicans appear poised for another try at ObamaCare repeal

Congressional Republicans appear poised to take another shot at repealing and replacing ObamaCare — in an critical, election year in which Democrats are blaming the GOP for escalating health insurance costs. Continue reading

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As Dems focus on big state-level wins, GOP’s Hogan mounts impressive reelection bid in Maryland

Maryland Democrats were shocked in 2014 that Republican Larry Hogan had won the governorship in their deep-blue state and have since been determined to deny him a second term.. Continue reading

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Paul Ryan facing internal pressure to step aside early as speaker

Paul Ryan is facing renewed Republican pressure to promptly step down as House speaker after last week’s failure to pass a massive farm bill amid disagreements on immigration. Continue reading

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Disgraced Dem Conyers endorsed son for his own seat – but he didn’t qualify

Democrat John Conyers’ bedside wish for his son to take his Michigan House seat, after being forced from Congress over a sexual misconduct scandal, likely won’t come true — now that the younger Conyers reportedly has failed to qualify for the ballot. Continue reading

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Blankenship launches third-party bid in West Virginia Senate race

West Virginia coal baron Don Blankenship on Monday announced a third-party Senate bid, vowing to keep fighting despite losing in the recent GOP primary — and posing another obstacle in Republicans’ bid to take the Democrat-held seat. Continue reading

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DOJ asks watchdog to look into possible ‘impropriety’ after Trump demands probe on alleged campaign ‘infiltration’

The Justice Department asked its watchdog to look into any alleged “impropriety or political motivation” in the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, the DOJ said Sunday night — hours after President Trump ordered a review … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton to get Harvard medal for ‘transformative impact on society’

Hillary Clinton will receive Harvard’s prestigious Radcliffe Medal for her “transformative impact on society,” according to the Ivy League university. Continue reading

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Trump to ‘demand’ Justice probe whether feds spied on campaign for political purposes

President Trump said Sunday that he will officially demand that the Justice Department investigate whether federal agents infiltrated or surveilled his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes and whether the preceding Obama administration was… Continue reading

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Mnuchin says US has deal with China to cut trade deficit, will hold off on tariffs

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday that the U.S. and China — the world’s two biggest economies — have reached a tentative deal to cut trade deficits that includes the U.S. putting China tariffs on hold, an agreement that potentially averts … Continue reading

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New NRA leader Oliver North on school shootings: ‘Disease isn’t the Second Amendment’

New NRA President Oliver North said Sunday, in the aftermath another school shooting, that students “shouldn’t be afraid” to attend class but made clear that his gun-rights advocacy group still doesn’t think the solution is limiting Second Amendment ri… Continue reading

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Trump warns extended Russia probe will ‘put some hurt’ on Republicans during midterms

President Trump on Sunday expressed his frustration with the ongoing and wide-ranging Russia collusion investigation, suggesting that federal investigators could “easily” extend the “witch hunt” through the critical mid-term elections to “put some hurt… Continue reading

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US, China tentatively agree on ending American trade deficit: White House

American and Chinese officials have agreed this weekend to take steps to reduce the U.S. trade deficit, the White House said Saturday. Continue reading

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Freedom Caucus leader Meadows says farm bill not dead

Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, who led House conservatives’ successful effort Friday to nix the GOP-controlled chamber’s farm bill, thinks detractors will eventually come around to supporting the measure. Continue reading

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GOP pours cash into bid to repeal California gas tax hike – and save House majority

A campaign to repeal California’s controversial gas tax hike could be Republicans’ golden ticket to save the Golden State – and possibly the House itself – from a Democratic wave. Continue reading

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Socialist-backed candidates score primary victories across Pennsylvania

Four candidates backed by the Democratic Socialists of America won primary races Tuesday night for Pennsylvania’s legislature, sparking supporters to declare the movement is on the rise. Continue reading

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