Politics

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Hangs Onto Her Seat In Florida Primary

MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r)  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) Chair, Democratic National Committee, appears on "Meet the Press" in Washington, D.C., Sunday Dec. 27, 2015.  (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) won her primary Tuesday, a positive development for the congresswoman after a tumultuous past few months. Wasserman Schultz beat progressive law professor Tim Canova, who drew on the same anti-corporate momentum that fueled the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), earning him national attention and significant contributions from Sanders supporters. The political novice was even raising more money than ...

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Obama Just Gave 111 Federal Prisoners Back Their Freedom

U.S. President Barack Obama is shown the inside of a cell as he visits the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma July 16, 2015. With Obama is Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels (R).  Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.      REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on Tuesday as part of an initiative aimed at shortening the prison stays of individuals incarcerated under the nation’s harsh drug laws. The White House said the commutations brought Obama’s total for the month of August to 325, the most commutations granted in a single month in United States history. ...

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HUFFPOST HILL – Anthony Weiner Joins Snapchat

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Hillary Clinton will launch a millennial outreach program on college campuses while Donald Trump will continue delivering millennial speeches to retirees. Anthony Weiner came one step closer to realizing his destiny of hosting a struggling a political talk show on NY1. And a guy is using a lookalike website to siphon tens of thousands of dollars in donations from unwitting ...

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Would The Military Obey Commander In Chief Trump? Probably.

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Donald J. Trump is causing some high anxiety inside the military. He has suggested carpet-bombing Syrian cities, assassinating the families of Islamic State fighters and torturing detainees, all illegal under international or U.S. law. He has proposed withdrawing troops from South Korea (a similar troop withdrawal helped ignite the 1950 Korean War), advocated disengaging from NATO, and declared that Japan ...

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Obama Administration Hits Goal Of Welcoming 10,000 Syrian Refugees

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WASHINGTON — The 10,000th Syrian refugee to resettle in the U.S. this fiscal year arrived on Monday, the White House announced, following through on an ambitious plan by President Barack Obama to welcome more people from the country. The administration also is set to meet its goal of welcoming 85,000 refugees from around the world by the end of the ...

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Mike Pence Won’t Explain Donald Trump’s Stance On Deportations

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump muddied his position on immigration this week, making it unclear whether he stands by his previously articulated plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. The equivocation has made hard work for his closest allies, including his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. On Sunday, Pence dealt with the issue by dodging it. In an interview with CNN’s ...

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Donald Trump Is Down In The Polls, But Not Out Of The Race Yet

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With about 10 weeks left until the election, the race is nowhere near over. Hillary Clinton seems to have a strong lead in the polls for now, but Donald Trump could rise by a few points in the coming weeks. Even in his worst weeks Trump has averaged 38 percent to 40 percent support in national polls. That probably means his ...

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Democrats Step Up Pursuit of House Republicans Left Limping by Donald Trump

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LEESBURG, Va. — Emboldened by Donald J. Trump’s struggles in the presidential race, Democrats in Congress are laying the groundwork to expand the list of House Republicans they will target for defeat as part of an effort to slash the Republicans’ 30-seat majority and even reclaim control if Mr. Trump falls further. Mr. Trump’s unpopularity, which has already undermined the ...

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Trump Goes Back To Original Immigration Position With Second 180 Flip

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump’s experiment with “softening” his immigration policy came to a dramatic end Saturday in a fairgrounds livestock pavilion, with the Republican presidential nominee promising deportations within an hour of his inauguration. “We are going to rid of the criminals, and it’s going to happen within one hour after I take office,” he said. “We will ...

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