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Pompeo has no comment on possibility of U.S.-Iran prisoner swap

Pompeo has no comment on possibility of U.S.-Iran prisoner swapU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined on Thursday to discuss the possibility of a U.S.-Iranian prisoner swap after the United States deported an Iranian woman who pleaded guilty to exporting restricted U.S. technology to Iran. “So, I never talk about sensitive issues as you described there,” Pompeo told reporters in New York when asked about Negar Ghodskani, whose lawyer said she was deported on Tuesday, and whether he expected Iran to soon release a detained U.S. doctoral student.



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Beto O'Rourke says Texas lawmaker made 'death threat' against him after AR-15 comment at Democratic debate

Beto O'Rourke says Texas lawmaker made 'death threat' against him after AR-15 comment at Democratic debateBeto O'Rourke's call for the buyback of military-style assault weapons was met with what O'Rourke called a "death threat" from one Texas lawmaker.



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Beto O'Rourke says Texas lawmaker made 'death threat' against him after AR-15 comment at Democratic debate

Beto O'Rourke says Texas lawmaker made 'death threat' against him after AR-15 comment at Democratic debateBeto O'Rourke's call for the buyback of military-style assault weapons was met with what O'Rourke called a "death threat" from one Texas lawmaker.



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Trump doubles down on Cummings attacks, shares vulgar comment about Baltimore on Twitter

Trump doubles down on Cummings attacks, shares vulgar comment about Baltimore on TwitterPresident Trump doubled down on his attacks against House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, whose district he called a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” by retweeting a comment from a British columnist who referred to Baltimore as a “proper sh*thole.”



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Meghan McCain challenges O'Rourke on comment comparing Trump rally to Nazi Nuremberg rally

Meghan McCain challenges O'Rourke on comment comparing Trump rally to Nazi Nuremberg rallyTwice in two days, Beto O'Rourke has compared a recent Trump rally to Nuremberg rallies in Nazi Germany. But the 2020 Democrat said he also believes that not everyone at Trump's recent North Carolina rally is a racist.



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Pence's chief of staff defends Trump's racist tweets, becoming the first White House official to comment on them

Pence's chief of staff defends Trump's racist tweets, becoming the first White House official to comment on themThe VP's chief of staff is the first White House official to speak publicly about the president's racist tweets directed at congresswomen of color.



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Debate over Biden's segregationist comment continues

Debate over Biden's segregationist comment continuesBiden courts voters in South Carolina amid controversy; Peter Doocy reports.



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AOC fires back at Liz Cheney over 'dead people' comment: 'I see you get your news from Facebook memes'

AOC fires back at Liz Cheney over 'dead people' comment: 'I see you get your news from Facebook memes'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at Liz Cheney after the Republican congresswoman accused her Democratic colleague of misunderstanding the history of the US constitution. Ms Cheney, daughter of former president Dick Cheney, on Monday shared a video of Ms Ocasio-Cortez in which she claimed the Democratic party used to be so popular politicians in the 1940s had to amend the Constitution in order to stop Franklin D Roosevelt being re-elected. The comment was mocked by critics who pointed out Roosevelt died two years before Congress ratified the 22 Amendment, which prevented presidents from serving more than two terms.“We knew the Democrats let dead people vote. According to @AOC, they can run for President, too,” Ms Cheney tweeted in reference to a conspiracy theory espoused by Donald Trump.“I see from your dead people comment that you get your news from Facebook memes,” responded Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who linked to a Newsweek article she said would “clarify your misunderstanding” of the 22nd Amendment.Despite the crticism, Ms Ocasio-Cortez was at least partially justified in her claim Roosevelt's popularity forced a constitutional change.Lawmakers were already pushing for the 22nd Amendment when Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in 1944. He died less than three months after his inauguration the following year, before a Republican-controlled Congress ratified the amendment in 1947.



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Democratic presidential candidates line up to target Mike Pence after Biden’s ‘decent guy’ comment

Democratic presidential candidates line up to target Mike Pence after Biden’s ‘decent guy’ commentSenator Kamala Harris, D-Calif, said it was “ridiculous” and “outrageous” he is unwilling to meet privately with female staff – prompting a flurry of Twitter refutations from top female administration officials. Mr Pence has found himself thrust unwittingly into the centre of the 2020 presidential debate, becoming a square-jawed punching bag for Democrats and, at times, even some in his own party.



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Ex-West Virginia staffer disputes making anti-Muslim comment

Ex-West Virginia staffer disputes making anti-Muslim commentCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Capitol staffer is disputing anti-Muslim comments a lawmaker said she made in response to an Islamophobic display outside the House of Delegates chamber.



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