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Politics

Warren ends 2020 presidential bid after Super Tuesday rout

March 5, 2020

By WILL WEISSERT WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, according to a person familiar with her plans. The exit came days after the onetime front-runner couldn’t win a single Super Tuesday state, not…

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Bloomberg quits the 2020 presidential race, endorses Biden

March 4, 2020

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ALEXANDRA JAFFE NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and pumped more…

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Kerner Report set standard for what a serious presidential candidate should champion

February 28, 2020

By Jesse Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com As the Democratic presidential primaries move onto Nevada, South Carolina and the many Super Tuesday states, candidates turn their attention to people of color, and particularly African Americans. Many candidates find their rhetoric contradicted by their record; their promises conflicting with their performances. Donald Trump now seeks to woo Black voters…

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Lightfoot, begins life as Chicago’s mayor-elect, first Black woman mayor in city’s history

April 3, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago’s mayoral election (all times local): Chicago’s new mayor-elect plans to start her day greeting voters downtown before attending a unity news conference with her opponent in Tuesday’s election. Lori Lightfoot will meet with commuters Wednesday morning at a Chicago Transit Authority train station. The former federal prosecutor will…

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Senate vote on Kavanaugh delayed for FBI investigation into sexual misconduct

October 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford (background.) By Frederick H. Lowe Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com Voting along party lines, the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Oct. 28 sent Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate, but committee members agreed not to hold a final…

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McCain upset about pardon of Joe Arpaio

August 26, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is voicing his displeasure at President Donald Trump’s pardon of the former Phoenix metro area sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of a misdemeanor contempt-of-court charge for defying a judge’s orders that he stop conducting immigration patrols. Arapio was facing the prospect of jail time at…

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Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions

July 28, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia on Friday and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia. The U.S. Senate approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions Friday against Russia, Iran and North Korea and…

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The Election 2016 Deserves

August 5, 2016

ABOVE CARTOON:  Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch In a year where the bizarre has been commonplace, the Presidential Contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump makes it’s own absurd sense. By Denise Clay You’ve gotta admit, 2016 has been a pretty strange year. From the appearance of some sort of mass shooting or terrorist attack…

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Holder Holds Court

August 5, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Former Attorney General Eric Holder takes the stage during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) At the Wednesday meeting of the Democratic Party’s Black Caucus, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talked police reform, Hillary Clinton, and how the only thing that…

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