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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

Trump concludes India visit without major agreements

Trump concludes India visit without major agreements

President Donald Trump was concluding a showy state visit to India on Tuesday with plenty of impressive photos but without major announcements on trade or security. Trump departs having cemented his close friendship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, upon whom he lavished praise during public appearances over the course of his 36-hour visit. But…MORE

Sanders defends comments praising Castro’s Cuba: ‘The truth is the truth’

Sanders defends comments praising Castro’s Cuba: ‘The truth is the truth’

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday stood by his partial defense of Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution, stating bluntly: “The truth is the truth.” The senator from Vermont has faced a wave of bipartisan criticism since his interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” aired Sunday night in which he praised a “literacy program” the Cuban government launched…MORE

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