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U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aidWhile Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is refusing to allow in the food, medicine and other supplies, opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido has vowed to move hundreds of tonnes of the aid into the country on Feb 23. Guaido, who argues that Maduro’s 2018 re-election was a sham, invoked constitutional provisions to declare himself the country’s leader last month. Most Western countries and many of Venezuela’s neighbors have recognized Guaido as the legitimate head of state, but Maduro retains the backing of Russia and China and control of Venezuelan state institutions including the military.



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Senator Warren launches 2020 campaign, sounds note of economic equality

Senator Warren launches 2020 campaign, sounds note of economic equalityThe Massachusetts Democrat, a leader of the party’s progressive wing, made her announcement from a historic site in Lawrence – a city northwest of Boston that was once the hub of textile mills and which launched the U.S. organized labor movement. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone,” Warren said. “And that is why I stand here today: to declare that I am a candidate for president of the United States of America.” Warren is part of an increasingly crowded and diverse field of Democrats vying for the chance to challenge President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee.



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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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Government shutdown: Colorado Senator blasts Ted Cruz's 'crocodile tears' in impassioned floor speech

Government shutdown: Colorado Senator blasts Ted Cruz's 'crocodile tears' in impassioned floor speechFormer Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was accused of “crying crocodile tears” over the US government shutdown, during a blistering speech by Colorado senator Michael Bennet. Pointing out that first responders were going without pay, Mr Bennet reminded the Texan politician that he had previously supported a shutdown six years ago, when Colorado was hit with poor weather. “When the Senator from Texas shut this government down in 2013 my state was flooded,” the Democrat told the US Senate.



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Senator Kamala Harris immortalized in action figure

Senator Kamala Harris immortalized in action figureFCTRY unveils Senator Kamala Harris's very own plastic action figure as she enters the 2020 U.S. presidential race. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).



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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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U.S. Senator Graham: A rash U.S. pullout from Syria will create 'Iraq on steroids'

U.S. Senator Graham: A rash U.S. pullout from Syria will create 'Iraq on steroids'Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped President Trump would slow the U.S. withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed.



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Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan

Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM KhanThe comments, which add to growing signs of improved relations between Islamabad and Washington, come amid efforts to press on with talks between the Taliban and the United States aimed at an agreement to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan. “I’ve seen things change here and all in a positive direction,” Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who has generally been a staunch supporter of Trump, told a news conference in Islamabad. U.S. relations with Pakistan have long been dogged by suspicions that elements in the Pakistani establishment were aiding the Taliban, a charge Islamabad strongly denies.



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Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S. government temporarily

Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S. government temporarilyDemocrats in Congress rejected Trump’s request that legislation to fund the government include $ 5.7 billion of taxpayer money for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he urged the president on Sunday to reopen the government for a limited period to try to get talks going again. If no progress is made, he said, then Trump should declare a national emergency as a way to get money to build his wall, a plan not popular with some fellow Republicans.



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Senator Warren slams former Senator Lieberman for ZTE lobbying gig

Senator Warren slams former Senator Lieberman for ZTE lobbying gigDemocratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is eyeing a presidential run, blasted former Senator Joseph Lieberman for becoming a lobbyist for ZTE Corp, a Chinese telecommunications equipment maker accused of ties to China’s government. In a tweet posted on Wednesday night, Warren said Lieberman had “joined” lobbyists for ZTE, which she wrote had “violated serious U.S. sanctions” against Iran and North Korea. Lieberman, who ran unsuccessfully for vice president as a Democrat in 2000 and Kasowitz Benson Torres, the firm where he is a lobbyist, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.



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