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Will an increasingly progressive Democratic Party become steadily more anti-Semitic?

Will an increasingly progressive Democratic Party become steadily more anti-Semitic?Progressives see Israel as an occupying power, an apartheid state, illegitimate. You don’t have to be anti-Semite to be anti-Zionist — but it helps.



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Democratic lawmakers say U.S. military action in Venezuela 'not an option'

Democratic lawmakers say U.S. military action in Venezuela 'not an option'The Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, expressed concern about Trump’s hints that military action was an option in Venezuela, where President Nicolas Maduro is under intense international pressure to step aside and the country’s economy is in chaos. “I do worry about the president’s saber rattling, his hints that U.S. military intervention remains an option. The head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, Juan Guaido, invoked a constitutional provision to assume the presidency three weeks ago, arguing that Maduro’s re-election last year was a sham.



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Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile merger

Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile mergerThe signatories included potential or confirmed presidential candidates Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker. Also signing the letters were Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tom Udall. The senators noted the four largest wireless carriers including AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc control 98 percent of the market.



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Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governor

Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governorThe two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax of sexual assault said they would be willing to testify at possible impeachment proceedings against the Democrat; Garrett Tenney reports from Richmond, Virginia.



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Amy Klobuchar: Democratic senator announces bid to run for president against Trump in 2020

Amy Klobuchar: Democratic senator announces bid to run for president against Trump in 2020Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced she is running for president in 2020. Ms Klobuchar made the announcement from her home state of Minnesota, with heavy snow swirling as she spoke to supporters. “As your president, I will look you in the eye, I will tell you what I think, I will focus on getting things done … and no matter what, I’ll lead from the heart”, Ms Klobuchar said in Minneapolis, where she became the fifth Democratic senator to join a historically diverse field of candidates seeking to defeat Donald Trump next year.



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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker goes head to head with Democratic lawmakers on

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker goes head to head with Democratic lawmakers onDemocrats go after acting Attorney General Whitaker over his treatment of the Mueller probe.



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Texas councilman in crossfire for calling Democratic star a 'bimbo'

Texas councilman in crossfire for calling Democratic star a 'bimbo'A councilman who called new Democratic US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “bimbo” on Twitter has unleashed a firestorm of criticism. Scott Dunn of Richardson, Texas also slammed Ocasio-Cortez, a social media savvy star of the Democratic Party’s left wing, saying she had “nothing between her ear (sic)” for criticizing President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.



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Democratic women clapped for Trump. Really.

Democratic women clapped for Trump. Really.Plus: MLB rule changes could be coming, and a first look at 'Game of Thrones' Season 8.



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Trump to female Democratic lawmakers: 'You weren't supposed to do that'

Trump to female Democratic lawmakers: 'You weren't supposed to do that'“No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the newly created jobs last year,” the president said.



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Democratic Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House raceHarris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential advantage of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party’s increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters. “This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are,” Harris said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in announcing her candidacy. Harris, who made history in 2016 as the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate from California, timed her announcement for the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.



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