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Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politicsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused of playing politics with Christmas after drawing comparison between Jesus and refugees

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused of playing politics with Christmas after drawing comparison between Jesus and refugeesThe incoming Democratic congresswoman tweets out a series of jabs at what she calls 'anti-immigrant pundits'; reaction from Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas.



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Canada to Trump administration: Don’t play politics with Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou extradition case

Canada to Trump administration: Don’t play politics with Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou extradition caseCanada's foreign minister warned the Trump administration not to politicize the pending extradition of Chinese technology executive Meng Wanzhou.



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Paul Ryan’s bittersweet exit shows the limits of ideas in politics

Paul Ryan’s bittersweet exit shows the limits of ideas in politicsIt’s a bittersweet farewell for retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, who failed to reduce the budget deficit or to stand up to President Trump when it counted. But he still has his admirers — including some Democrats.



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Upended by frat boys: Lawmakers slam Facebook's effect on politics

Upended by frat boys: Lawmakers slam Facebook's effect on politicsFacebook came under fire on Tuesday from lawmakers from several countries who accused the firm of undermining democratic institutions and left out an empty chair for chief executive Mark Zuckerberg after he declined to be questioned. Facebook is being investigated by lawmakers in Britain after consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, obtained the personal data of 87 million Facebook users from a researcher, drawing attention to the use of data analytics in politics. “We’ve never seen anything quite like Facebook, where, while we were playing on our phones and apps, our democratic institutions … seem to have been upended by frat-boy billionaires from California,” Canadian lawmaker Charlie Angus said at a special international hearing at Britain’s parliament.



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Mitch McConnell’s Spectacularly Tone-Deaf ‘Partisan Politics’ Rant Backfires

Mitch McConnell’s Spectacularly Tone-Deaf ‘Partisan Politics’ Rant BackfiresSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) published an op-ed on Tuesday



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Pence accuses China of interfering in US policies, politics

Pence accuses China of interfering in US policies, politicsVice President Mike Pence accused China of trying to undermine President Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies.



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Man Who Pushed To Ask Bill Clinton Sexually Explicit Questions Bemoans Dirty Politics

Man Who Pushed To Ask Bill Clinton Sexually Explicit Questions Bemoans Dirty PoliticsSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came out swinging on Thursday, telling



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Ten years ago, Washington put politics aside to save the economy. Could that happen today?

Ten years ago, Washington put politics aside to save the economy. Could that happen today?How the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 put leadership to the test.



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Politics, pride in leaders trip to 'sacred' N. Korea volcano

Politics, pride in leaders trip to 'sacred' N. Korea volcanoPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There is no more sacred place in North Korea than Mount Paektu — and getting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to such a spot is a propaganda coup unlike any other.



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