Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, has risen to third in the latest CNN poll of prospective Democratic 2020 nominees, just behind Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. The poll, conducted by SSRS, found that former Vice President Joe Biden leads a crowded field of potential nominees, as selected by Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, with 33 percent. Sanders
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President Donald Trump has his picks for chief of staff narrowed down to about five people, but he also could choose to extend current Chief of Staff John Kelly’s past the first of the year, White House Assistant Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said. “The president said yesterday, with the newly elected governors in the cabinet
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This week, on the “Heritage Explains” podcast, we discuss the intersection of the free market and Chinese censorship in Hollywood, and what that means for our culture. TIM DOESCHER: From The Heritage Foundation, I’m Tim Doescher, and this is Heritage Explains.   DOESCHER: Is there anything more American than grabbing a date, grabbing some candy and
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Orrin Hatch has been the senior senator from Utah for 26 of his 42 years in the Senate. He is retiring from that extraordinary period of service and, on Dec. 12, made what he called his “final request” from the Senate floor. Some descriptors begin with “longest-serving” because Hatch has been a senator for a
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National security adviser John Bolton presented the Trump administration’s new Africa strategy Thursday at The Heritage Foundation. The strategy focused on three priorities: Enhancing U.S. trade and commercial ties with African nations through arrangements that benefit both the United States and Africa. According to Bolton, “We want our economic partners in the region to thrive, prosper, and
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President Donald Trump has hired Republican National Committee co-chairman Bob Paduchik to oversee its efforts in Ohio, the Washington Examiner reports. Paduchik, who hails from Ohio, was hired after GOP operatives expressed concern about the Trump campaign’s preparations in key states ahead of the 2020 election, having ran Trump’s Ohio campaign in 2016. He also
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The Occupy Democrats Facebook page shared a photo Tuesday that it said showed alleged Russian spy Maria Butina with President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. “Whatever you do, DON’T share this embarrassing newly-obtained photo of Donald Trump Jr. with Russian spy Maria Butina,” the meme said. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Verdict: True Butina took
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talked — but did not come to an agreement — about coordinating their possible presidential bids, The New York Times reported. Citing two unnamed sources, the Times reported only the two senators were present at the sitdown Wednesday night at Warren’s condominium in Washington. But what was clear, accordion
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The Senate’s Armed Services Committee chairman reportedly does not think America needs a Space Force, and is leaving President Donald Trump’s proposal out of his top priorities for next year’s defense policy bill. The decision by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. — along with the opposition of Inhofe’s expected counterpart in the majority-Democratic House — might doom
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One of the storied elements of World War I is the Christmas truce of 1914. Along the Western Front from Switzerland to the English Channel, forces from the two sides called informal truces, bringing a temporary halt to the fighting. In many places, the two sides exchanged mementoes and rations. In a few cases, there
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. – aiming to energize Democrats and raise money for the party – vowed to fight back “with a vengeance” after a contentious public meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, The Hill reported. In a fundraising email blast sent Thursday, Pelosi, who with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,
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Critics of American health care often ask why ours is the only highly developed country without a taxpayer-funded universal health-care system. It is a question meant to answer itself: There is no good reason, so the U.S. should fall in line with European financing methods. That is the view of advocates of “Medicare For All,”
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President Donald Trump, pointing to his approval ratings, said Thursday he hopes Republicans like Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake do mount presidential campaigns against him in 2020. “I hope so,” he told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner Thursday. “I think I have the greatest base in the history of politics. I have
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On November 13, the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly voted on the Report of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)REF that included language affirming the Global Compact on Refugees.REF Historically, the resolution adopting the report is generally non-controversial. However, this year the U.S. called for a vote and opposed the resolution,
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