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Trump heads to the UN focused on Iran and his political base

Trump heads to the UN focused on Iran and his political base

President Donald Trump and his senior officials head to the United Nations’ annual gathering of world leaders this week focused on a narrow agenda that reflects domestic political concerns, the foreign policy challenge posed by Iran and — by design or default — a continued disconnect with many traditional US allies on the issue of…MORE

Trump-Modi bromance reignited at Texas rally

Trump-Modi bromance reignited at Texas rally

Donald Trump heads to Houston, Texas, on Sunday to join a major rally of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans, but the US President won’t be headlining. Instead, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the star. “Howdy, Modi!” is billed to be the largest gathering for any foreign leader visiting the US, “other than the…MORE

Elizabeth Warren surges and Joe Biden fades in close Iowa race, new poll shows

Elizabeth Warren surges and Joe Biden fades in close Iowa race, new poll shows

A surging Sen. Elizabeth Warren is challenging Joe Biden’s dominance in the race for the Democratic nomination, standing at 22% to the former vice president’s 20% in a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers. Although neither candidate holds a clear lead at this point, the new poll finds Warren and Biden well…MORE

Pelosi: US arms sales, troop deployments to Saudi Arabia and UAE ‘outrageous’

Pelosi: US arms sales, troop deployments to Saudi Arabia and UAE ‘outrageous’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the Trump Administration’s plans to accelerate arms sales and send additional forces to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as bypassing Congress’ intent. Pelosi called the response “the latest outrageous attempt by the Trump Administration to circumvent the bipartisan, bicameral will of Congress,” adding in a statement Saturday: “These…MORE

2020 Democratic hopefuls dance their way into Iowa Steak Fry

2020 Democratic hopefuls dance their way into Iowa Steak Fry

2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls on Saturday sought to galvanize their Iowa support at the Polk County Steak Fry with a strategy that’s not frequented in the campaign playbook: dance. The Steak Fry marks just the latest event in the first-in-the-nation caucus state where candidates will pitch themselves as the best contender to take on President…MORE

Andrew Yang still says SNL should not have fired comedian for racist comments

Andrew Yang still says SNL should not have fired comedian for racist comments

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang still believes comedian Shane Gillis should not have lost his job on “Saturday Night Live,” telling CNN’s Van Jones, “We’re all human and we can forgive.” Gillis was recently fired from SNL due to racist comments he made in the past about Asians. But Yang, who’s Taiwanese-American, has consistently said he…MORE

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