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Senate to vote on two abortion restriction bills

Senate to vote on two abortion restriction bills

The battle over abortion rights will make its way to the Senate floor on Tuesday when Republicans bring two longstanding bills with little chance of passage up for votes before the chamber. The bills, which have been introduced annually over the past few years, will pin down senators’ stances on a key 2020 issue and…MORE

Richard Grenell once touted his foreign clients. Now he’s the top US intelligence official

Richard Grenell once touted his foreign clients. Now he’s the top US intelligence official

Years before becoming the nation’s top intelligence official, Richard Grenell touted his consulting work for clients in Iran, China and other countries, which included projects that could violate foreign lobbying laws or jeopardize his security clearance. Last week, President Donald Trump appointed Grenell as the acting director of national intelligence, elevating him to an influential…MORE

7 things to watch in tonight’s Democratic debate in South Carolina

7 things to watch in tonight’s Democratic debate in South Carolina

Bernie Sanders is the Democratic Party’s front-runner headed into Tuesday’s Democratic debate. And tonight will test how well he wears that crown. This is the final time that the primary field will appear together onstage before “Super Tuesday” on March 3, when Sanders could, with victories in California and Texas, claim a runaway lead in…MORE

Top takeaways from CNN’s South Carolina town halls with Sanders, Buttigieg and Steyer

Top takeaways from CNN’s South Carolina town halls with Sanders, Buttigieg and Steyer

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the Democratic front-runner — and now, he’s feeling the heat. Sanders faced pointed questions from CNN town hall attendees in Charleston on Monday night, as well as attacks from former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and businessman Tom Steyer. Buttigieg’s and Steyer’s eagerness to attack Sanders showed that the…MORE

Klobuchar releases medical records; doctor says she is in ‘very good health’

Klobuchar releases medical records; doctor says she is in ‘very good health’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign released the Minnesota Democrat’s most recent medical report and lab documentation late Monday and a letter from her obstetrician-gynecologist describing her as in “very good health.” “She does not have any health conditions that would impair her ability to perform the duties of the Presidency,” wrote Dr. Jennifer McKeand of…MORE

US wants new nuclear weapons to counter Russia but says there is no arms race

US wants new nuclear weapons to counter Russia but says there is no arms race

During a visit to US Strategic Command last week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper oversaw a “table top” war game exercise where Russian military forces used a “tactical” nuclear weapon against NATO territory during a conflict in Europe, prompting the US to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike. “The scenario included a European contingency where you…MORE

The Sanders effect will touch every race on the 2020 ballot

The Sanders effect will touch every race on the 2020 ballot

The Democratic establishment is dealing with the rise of Bernie Sanders in a variety of ways. On Monday, multiple strategists expressed concern that Sanders as a nominee would all but guarantee defeat for Democrats against President Donald Trump, as well as in tough congressional races. But as CNN’s Michael Warren, Lauren Fox and Fredreka Schouten…MORE

Virus concern grips Washington as Trump dispenses optimism

Virus concern grips Washington as Trump dispenses optimism

Growing fears that the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic and reach the United States are challenging President Donald Trump’s sunny assurances that everything is under control. After weeks of telling Americans that China has a lid on the situation, the President is returning from a trip to India amid growing concern in Washington…MORE

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