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Iowa's King Blocked From House Committees After Remarks About Race

Iowa's King Blocked From House Committees After Remarks About Race(WASHINGTON) — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white…



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New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race

New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential RaceGillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. “I’ll fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which is why I believe health care should be a right and not a privilege,” Gillibrand said, listing her reasons for running.



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McConnell Condemns King's Comments on Race as ‘Unworthy’

McConnell Condemns King's Comments on Race as ‘Unworthy’The Kentucky Republican is the highest ranking Republican to condemn King’s rhetoric amid the latest controversy surrounding his racist or anti-immigrant comments. Senators Tim Scott of South Carolina and King’s fellow Iowans Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley also have denounced King’s rhetoric.



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Democrat Warren enters 2020 White House race

Democrat Warren enters 2020 White House raceDemocratic Senator Elizabeth Warren — an outspoken critic of Wall Street and nemesis of Donald Trump — entered the 2020 race for the White House on Monday. The 69-year-old progressive announced she was launching an exploratory committee for president, becoming the first major candidate in what is set to be an extraordinarily crowded Democratic primary, united by a singular focus on unseating the Republican Trump. “America’s middle class is under attack,” said a video message from Warren, who has represented Massachusetts in the Senate since 2013, crafting a reputation as an economic populist.



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Maine governor certifies contentious congressional race with ‘stolen election’ note

Maine governor certifies contentious congressional race with ‘stolen election’ noteThe Republican governor of Maine has certified Democrat Jared Golden as the winner in the state’s 2nd Congressional District, but in one last jab he wrote “stolen election” next to his signature on the form. Governor Paul LePage’s signature officially caps off a contentious race for the district in the state in the November elections, which switched in favour of Mr Golden from the Republican after successive rounds of voting during the state’s historic foray into ranked choice voting. “I’ve signed off on the CD2 election result as it’s no longer in federal court.



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Israeli ex-general, polling closest to Netanyahu, joins 2019 election race

Israeli ex-general, polling closest to Netanyahu, joins 2019 election raceA former Israeli armed forces chief who opinion polls show poses the toughest challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bid for reelection next year formally established a political party on Thursday. Details about Benny Gantz’s Israel Resilience Party, leaked to local media after it was registered, gave little indication of its ideological tilt. Along with preserving Israel as “a Jewish and democratic country”, the party pledged unspecified changes to priorities in national security and the economy.



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Billionaire LinkedIn co-founder apologises for funding 'Russian-style' disinformation group in Alabama Senate race

Billionaire LinkedIn co-founder apologises for funding 'Russian-style' disinformation group in Alabama Senate raceBillionaire Reid Hoffman apologised on Wednesday for funding a group linked to a “highly disturbing” effort that spread disinformation during last year’s Alabama special election for US Senate, but he said he was not aware that his money was being used for this purpose. Mr Hoffman’s statement is his first acknowledgement of his ties to a campaign that adopted tactics similar to those deployed by Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election. In Alabama, the Hoffman-funded group allegedly used Facebook and Twitter to undermine support for Republican Roy Moore and boost Democrat Doug Jones, who narrowly won the race.



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Martha McSally to fill McCain Senate seat after losing race

Martha McSally to fill McCain Senate seat after losing racePHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state's other spot in the Senate.



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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, narrowly defeated in race for governor, says she will 'certainly' run again

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, narrowly defeated in race for governor, says she will 'certainly' run againStacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat who came up short in her bid to become the nation's first black woman governor, plans to run for office again.



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More Evidence Of Illegal Activity Emerges In North Carolina Congressional Race

More Evidence Of Illegal Activity Emerges In North Carolina Congressional RaceST. PAULS, N.C. — The day after their absentee ballot arrived in the mail in



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