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White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran
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The relationship between Washington and Tehran has become increasingly strained in recent weeks, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict. Trump and hawkish foreign policy advisers like national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo want Tehran to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Trump has tightened economic sanctions against […]

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RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says she personally opposes portions of Alabama abortion law
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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she believes there should have been exceptions for rape or incest in Alabama’s new law.  

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If The Full Mueller Report Were Ever Released, What Might It Reveal?
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The House is waging a political war with the Justice Department over the full results of the Russia investigation. If Congress wins, here’s what more lawmakers — and maybe, Americans — could learn. (Image credit: Justice Department/Screenshot by NPR)

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Barr to Pelosi: ‘Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’
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Attorney General Bill Barr reportedly made a sardonic quip Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi referencing his differences with House Democrats, asking her if she had “brought her handcuffs.””Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?” Barr asked Pelosi at the 38th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service Wednesday morning.Several rank-and-file Democratic lawmakers have called for the […]

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American Muslims In Public Life Say They Face Outsized Scrutiny
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Many say the storm of criticism around Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the first black Muslim woman in Congress, is more about who she is than what she says. Her experience is familiar to other Muslim leaders. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

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Opinion: Congress should put country ahead of party on Trump’s claim of ‘executive privilege’
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For members of Congress, there are some principles that should take precedence over others. The first of those is to uphold and defend the Constitution, which includes the systems of separation of powers and checks and balances. Another is to preserve the integrity of the institution of Congress as a coequal branch of government by […]

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