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Giuliani walks back statements of Trump's involvement in Moscow project
ABCNews.com (NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is walking back comments he has made about the timeline of the Trump Organization's "Moscow Project."In an interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in December, Giuliani said Trump was having conversations with his former personal attorney Michael Cohen about the project up until and around Nov. 2016. He has repeated those claims in recent interviews."According to the answers that he gave, it would have covered all the way up to -- covered up to November 2016. Said he had conversations with him but the president didn't hide...
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Voters in Iowa, curious about presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, take advantage of her whirlwind weekend trip
ABCNews.com (DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited coffee shops, gift stores and even a brewing company to meet with voters during a whirlwind weekend trip in a push to make headway 13 months before the Iowa caucuses in what will be a crowded Democratic field.The residents who gathered to hear her speak, came for a variety of reasons.Sandi O’Brien, vice chair for the Woodbury County Democrats, went to a gathering in Sioux City on Friday during her lunch break and brought a copy of the senator’s book and a permanent marker for her to sign it.“Today I’m not...
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Kamala Harris, the latest Democrat to run for president: Everything you need to know
ABCNews.com (NEW YORK) -- California Sen. Kamala Harris announced Monday on "Good Morning America" that she will be running for president in 2020, a move that could make her the first woman and woman of color to serve as U.S. president if elected.Before Harris was elected in 2016 as the junior senator representing California, she was the state's attorney general for six years and San Francisco's district attorney for seven years. Born to an Indian mother and Jamaican father in Oakland, Harris "had a stroller-eye view of the Civil Rights movement," according to her official Senate bio.Harris has been compared...
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Humanitarian volunteers convicted on charges related to leaving food, water for migrants at Arizona-Mexico border
Rex_Wholster/iStock (PHOENIX) -- Four humanitarian aid volunteers have been found guilty in federal court on charges related to them leaving food and water in a protected wilderness for migrants crossing the border near Arizona.Each of the women convicted are part of Tucson and Phoenix-based advocacy group No More Deaths, which seeks to end the deaths of undocumented immigrants crossing the desert regions near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the group's website.The charges stem from an incident on Aug. 14, 2017, when the helpers encountered a U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona...
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Joe Biden: White America 'has to admit there's still a systemic racism'
Al Drago/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a breakfast Monday morning in Washington honoring Martin Luther King Jr., said that white Americans need to acknowledge and admit the fact that systemic racism still exists and must be rooted out."The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don't like to acknowledge even exists," Biden said at an event hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network. "We don't even consciously acknowledge it. But it's been built into every...
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Cardi B and Tomi Lahren feud over politics and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez steps in
Rich Fury/Getty Images for Fashion Nova (WASHINGTON) -- Tomi Lahren insulted Cardi B's intelligence on Twitter and it went about as well as you might expect, with ripple effects prompting a subsequent feud between Lahren and a member of Congress over the weekend."Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys! #MAGA2020," the outspoken conservative commentator tweeted on Wednesday. Lahren, who is a supporter of President Donald Trump, appeared to be referencing an expletive-laden video Cardi B shared on social media last week wherein the rapper criticizes Trump and expresses fear...
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2020 hopefuls honor Martin Luther King Jr. as campaign pace intensifies
Marilyn Nieves/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- As the nation honors civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, a host of Democrats believed to be eyeing a presidential bid in 2020 will be delivering high-profile speeches across the country on what is shaping up to be a precursor to a long and crowded campaign to unseat President Donald Trump.At least six major contenders for the Democratic nomination are slated to give speeches or are attending events honoring King, a major opportunity for them to speak to an issue that promises to be front and center during the 2020 campaign: race.Amid speculation...
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Trump, Pence commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with brief visit to national monument
MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence made a brief visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. national monument in Washington, where they placed a wreath and then participated in a moment of silence for the civil rights leader.The visit lasted a little more than 90 seconds and Trump briefly spoke to reporters who had gathered with them. It was windy and temperatures registered at 18 degrees."Good morning everybody. Great day, it's a beautiful day," Trump said. "Thank you everybody for being here. Appreciate it."Trump faced criticism in 2018 for marking the holiday with...
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Sen. Kamala Harris announces she will run for president in 2020
ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua (NEW YORK) -- California Sen. Kamala Harris announced Monday that she will run for president in 2020, joining an increasingly crowded field of Democrats seeking to challenge President Donald Trump.Harris' announcement, made on ABC News' Good Morning America, comes following months of speculation surrounding the Democrat, a rising star in the party who was elected California's junior senator in 2016 after two terms as the state's attorney general."I love my country. I love my country," she said. "This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best...
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Trump lashes out at Pelosi over rejected government shutdown proposal
Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- In a Sunday morning tweetstorm, President Donald Trump lashed out at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democrats for rejecting his proposal offering temporary protections to some undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border security funding. The president accused Pelosi of behaving "irrationally” for turning down his offer. “Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat. She is so petrified of the ‘lefties’ in her party that she has lost control.” He added in another tweet, “Nancy...
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2020 hopefuls set to honor Martin Luther King Jr. as campaign pace intensifies
iStock (WASHINGTON) -- As the nation is set to honor civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, a host of Democrats thought to be eyeing a presidential bid in 2020 will be delivering high-profile speeches across the country on what is shaping up to be a precursor to a long and crowded campaign to unseat President Donald Trump.At least six major contenders for the Democratic nomination will be giving speeches or attending events honoring King, a major opportunity for them to speak to an issue that promises to be front and center during the 2020 campaign: race.Former...
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Top House Homeland Security Dem: 'I would not rule out a wall in certain instances'
Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said he “would not rule out a wall in certain instances” after President Donald Trump proposed a new immigration and border security plan Saturday in an attempt to end the partial government shutdown.Asked if he would “rule out a wall,” Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi said, “I would not rule out a wall in certain instances."“The notion that we can't have barriers is just something that's not true," he said, adding, "You have to have a plan, and the plan that the president initially started with...
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