Never Mind Congress. These Democrats Want to Win State Legislatures

One day in March, a few months after she announced her bid for the Texas state legislature, Ana Maria Ramos was sitting in her ripped black leather chair in her living-room-slash-campaign-headquarters when she got a call from her friend Michelle Beckley. Beckley was also running for state representative in a neighboring Texas district: they had […]

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Zephyr Teachout Wants To Be New York’s Top Lawyer. She’s Also Pregnant. But Don’t Let That Overshadow Her Campaign

Zephyr Teachout never planned to run for Attorney General of New York while pregnant. The 46-year-old activist and professor isn’t new to politics — she mounted a remarkably effective, although ultimately unsuccessful, challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014 — but she expected to remain in her teaching position at Fordham University School of Law […]

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Trump Tower vs. the White House: Inside the president’s 2 offices, from Shaq’s sneaker to Ronald Reagan’s old rug

Donald Trump’s old Trump Tower office is a far cry from the Oval Office he now occupies. Most of Trump’s decor didn’t make the trip to D.C. with him. Business Insider looked into the differences between Trump’s two signature workspaces. Trump Tower and the Oval Office used to seem worlds apart. But now that Donald […]

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Prince William and Prince Harry are the most famous members of a family that goes back 100 years — see the British monarchy’s full family tree

The royal family tree of Britain’s monarchy is enormous and complicated. The more famous royals, like Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, and Prince Harry — who married American actress Meghan Markle — are easily recognizable to most people. But there’s a whole host of distant cousins that are part of the British royal family tree […]

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Poland really wants the US Army there permanently to ‘scare away’ Russia, and it’s willing to pay for it

Poland wants the US Army to set up permanent military bases on its soil. It’s not the first time Poland has made that request, even though the US and other NATO members already have rotational forces in the country. Poland and other NATO members in Eastern Europe are wary of Russia, who they see as […]

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Trump officials are using a bizarre new comparison to explain the US-China trade war

Two high-ranking Trump administration officials have recently compared Trump’s trade war with China to a weight-loss program. “I liken it a little bit to going on a diet,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said July 31. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Trump’s tariffs were “a little bit like weight loss.” The officials said the short-term economic […]

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President Trump’s Military Parade Would Cost About $92 Million, Official Says

(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million — more than three times the maximum initial estimate. The official — who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss plans that haven’t been released yet — says about $50 million would cover […]

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A Chinese Boeing 737 has reportedly crash landed at Manila International Airport

A Xiamen Airlines jet has crashed while landing at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, CGTN reported. According to the Chinese news agency, the Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 skidded off the runway during landing, causing one of the plane’s engines to detach from the wing. The flight reportedly involved in the incident is CXA8667. Neither Manila […]

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People are threatening to boycott a beloved hot-dog brand because its executive chairman — one of Trump’s best friends — is holding a fundraiser for the president

Nathan’s Hot Dogs is facing backlash in the wake of a report that its executive chairman is holding a fundraiser for President Donald Trump this week. Howard Lorber, the hot-dog chain’s executive chairman and one of Trump’s best friends, is holding a fundraiser for the president on Friday, Bloomberg reported. People are threatening to boycott […]

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The Senate unanimously passed a resolution rebuking Trump’s statement that the news media is ‘the enemy of the people’

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution affirming that the news media is not the enemy of the people. President Donald Trump regularly refers to the press as enemies of the country, expressing his anger with critical or unfavorable coverage. WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate passed a resolution affirming its commitment to protecting freedom of speech […]

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