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Trump Claims Ex-Lawyer's Phone-Taping is 'Perhaps Illegal'

Trump Claims Ex-Lawyer's Phone-Taping is 'Perhaps Illegal'

By Zeke Miller | Jul 21
President Donald Trump said Saturday that his personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal."

Democratic Socialism Surging in the Age of Trump

Democratic Socialism Surging in the Age of Trump

By Steve Peoples | Jul 21
There are 42 men and women running for offices at the federal, state and local levels this year with the formal endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America, the organization says.

The Problem of Kavanaugh's Lengthy Paper Trail

The Problem of Kavanaugh's Lengthy Paper Trail

By Lisa Mascaro | Jul 21
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service to recommend him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And that's part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate.

Flake: GOP Needs to Stand Up to 'Untruths'

Flake: GOP Needs to Stand Up to 'Untruths'

Jul 20
Senator Jeff Flake says the GOP "needs to stand up more" to what he calls "untruths." His comments come after a member of his own party blocked a resolution he introduced that would have voiced support for the intelligence community.

Michelle Obama Joins Nationwide Voter Registration Effort

Michelle Obama Joins Nationwide Voter Registration Effort

By Darlene Superville | Jul 20
Michelle Obama is lending her star power to a new nationwide effort to register voters for the November midterm elections.

McConnell Withdraws Trump Judicial Pick Minutes Before Vote

McConnell Withdraws Trump Judicial Pick Minutes Before Vote

By Kevin Freking and Mary Clare Jalonick | Jul 20
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday abruptly withdrew one of President Donald Trump's appellate court nominees when it became apparent he did not have enough support to pass.

Openly Gay Marine Wins Primary Runoff Election for State House Seat in Ala.

Openly Gay Marine Wins Primary Runoff Election for State House Seat in Ala.

Jul 19
American politics just got slightly better - and slightly more gay.

Ga. Democrat Shows the Way for Other Black Women in Politics

Ga. Democrat Shows the Way for Other Black Women in Politics

By Bill Barrow and Errin Haines Whack | Jul 19
Democrats have long pointed to a Georgia electorate that is increasingly urban and less white as a sign they may be able to break the Republican hold on statewide offices.

By a 1-Vote Margin, City Leaders OK Bid for GOP Convention

By a 1-Vote Margin, City Leaders OK Bid for GOP Convention

By Tom Foreman Jr. | Jul 18
A divided North Carolina city council narrowly approved a bid Monday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, a decision that followed nearly two hours of comments pro and con from local residents and council members.

Ala. Congresswoman Wins Runoff Turning on Loyalty to Trump

Ala. Congresswoman Wins Runoff Turning on Loyalty to Trump

By Kim Chandler and Steve Peoples | Jul 18
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

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