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Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 at 06:09 PM EDT

Trump's Popularity Could Be Tested If Sanders Runs in 2022

Trump's Popularity Could Be Tested If Sanders Runs in 2022

Press secretary Sarah Sanders seems to be in an enviable position as she leaves the White House for a possible run for governor in her home state of Arkansas. She has the tacit endorsement of a president popular...

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 at 05:50 PM EDT

States' Push to Legalize Sports Betting Differs by Region

States' Push to Legalize Sports Betting Differs by Region

In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting, a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end,...

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 at 05:42 PM EDT

Census, Redistricting Top Remaining Supreme Court Cases

Census, Redistricting Top Remaining Supreme Court Cases

The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020...

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 at 01:53 PM EDT

Joe Sestak Becomes 25th Democratic Presidential Contender

Joe Sestak Becomes 25th Democratic Presidential Contender

Former Rep. Joe Sestak, a Navy veteran who twice ran unsuccessfully for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania, is now the 25th entrant into the Democratic presidential primary, NBC News reported. In a Saturday...

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 at 03:24 PM EDT

US Economic Plan for Mideast Peace Met by Harsh Criticism

US Economic Plan for Mideast Peace Met by Harsh Criticism

When the Trump administration cut hundreds of millions of dollars of aid for Palestinians last year, the Parents Circle, a coexistence group of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families, lost 30% of its...

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 at 09:55 AM EDT

North Korean Media Says Kim Receives 'Excellent' Letter From Trump

North Korean Media Says Kim Receives 'Excellent' Letter From Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an "excellent" letter, the North's state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would "seriously contemplate" the content. The...

Monday, Jun 24, 2019 at 01:19 AM EDT

Pompeo Sets Out to Build Global Coalition Against Iran

Pompeo Sets Out to Build Global Coalition Against Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the...

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 at 03:13 AM EDT

GOP Lawmakers Create Hurdles for Citizen Ballot Initiatives

GOP Lawmakers Create Hurdles for Citizen Ballot Initiatives

Arkansas' GOP-dominated Legislature has taken steps this year that will make it harder to put such proposals before voters, and they are not the only ones. Florida, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah also have...

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 07:43 PM EDT

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Limiting State Immigration Enforcement

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Limiting State Immigration Enforcement

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill that would ban privately operated immigrant detention centers. A center had been proposed for Dwight in Livingston County. Mayor Jared Anderson told radio...

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 05:38 PM EDT

2020 Democrats Strongly Defend Abortion Rights at Forum

2020 Democrats Strongly Defend Abortion Rights at Forum

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have...

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