Neil Young faces US citizenship delay over marijuana use | Music

Neil Young is facing a delay in his application for US citizenship after honestly answering a question about his marijuana use. In a letter to fans posted on his website, the Canadian songwriter said that he passed the test for citizenship, but that he has been called to take another test “due to my use […]

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The Guardian view on voter suppression: the battle for democracy | Editorial | Opinion

Democracy is, by definition, people power. But even now the question of who constitutes “the people” remains. The answer may determine whether Donald Trump remains president after 2020. Democracy in America faces many perils, from dark money to foreign interference, but one goes directly to its central promise of one person, one vote. Attempts to […]

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Klobuchar attacks Bloomberg and Buttigieg as Democrat infighting grows | US news

On a weekend of sharp infighting among Democratic presidential candidates, Senator Amy Klobuchar hit out at Michael Bloomberg. “When people look at the White House and see this multi-millionaire messing up so many things,” the Minnesota senator told CNN’s State of the Union, “I don’t think they think, ‘Oh, we need someone richer.’ I think […]

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Can Pete Buttigieg’s moderate message win over purple Iowa? | US news

As Pete Buttigieg took the stage to Panic at the Disco’s High Hopes, the South Bend mayor and surprise hit of the 2020 Democratic presidential race marveled at the turnout in Waverly, an Iowa town of just 10,000 people. The cafetorium at the local high school was filled with more than 500 people wanting to […]

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Billionaires fear Warren and Sanders – but they should fear us all | Robert Reich | Opinion

Billionaires are wailing that wealth tax proposals by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are attacks on free-market capitalism. Warren “vilifies successful people”, says Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase. Rubbish. There are basically only five ways to accumulate a billion dollars, and none of them has to do with being successful in a genuinely […]

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Elizabeth Warren hits back at Biden ‘angry’ criticism: ‘I am angry and I own it’ | US news

Hitting back at criticism from Joe Biden that many people said was sexist, Elizabeth Warren told supporters: “I am angry and I own it.” Warren also sought to put the Biden controversy to good use: her response came in a fundraising email she sent to supporters on Friday. “Over and over,” the email said, “we […]

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Warren and Booker lead candidates at environmental justice forum | Environment

Only six candidates turned out for the first ever presidential forum on environmental justice, at South Carolina State University on Friday night. Issues such as lead-contaminated water, food deserts, childhood asthma and proximity to polluting chemical plants and industrial pig farms disproportionately affect low income communities, tribal nations and people of colour. The Democratic candidates […]

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Michael Bloomberg: billionaire eyes centre lane in Democratic presidential race | US news

It’s a familiar story: a billionaire decides to cap a high-profile career with a bid for the the ultimate trophy position. The presidency. But as Michael Bloomberg prepares to jump into the race for the Democratic nomination at a time when the party is energized by progressive politics, the shake-up he intends to perform on […]

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President launches ‘Black Voices for Trump’ campaign in Atlanta | US news

Donald Trump launched his “Black Voices for Trump” campaign to win votes for his re-election, on Friday in Atlanta, Georgia, addressing a few hundred supporters in the city considered the cradle of the US civil rights movement. Atlanta is also the home of the civil rights era activist and Democratic congressman John Lewis, whom Trump […]

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I saw Roger Stone as ‘access point’ to WikiLeaks in 2016, Bannon tells court | US news

Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, believed that political operative Roger Stone was the “access point” to WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election, he told a federal court in Washington on Friday. The ex-chief executive of Donald Trump’s campaign testified for less than an hour at the trial of Stone, accused of witness […]

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