Ukraine imbroglio confirms Giuliani's as Trump's most off-kilter advocate | US news

Ukraine imbroglio confirms Giuliani’s as Trump’s most off-kilter advocate | US news

On Thursday night Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and troubleshooter-in-chief, went on CNN to defend his boss against the latest scandal swirling round him. Hours before Giuliani went on air, it had been reported that Trump had provoked a whistleblower complaint within the US intelligence services by pressuring the government of Ukraine to provide […]

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Trump denies Hillary Clinton claim he sought foreign help for 2020 election | US news

Trump denies Hillary Clinton claim he sought foreign help for 2020 election | US news

Donald Trump on Friday denied an accusation from his political rival Hillary Clinton that he sought help from a foreign government to help his bid for re-election – a potential replay of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The White House was rocked this week by a whistleblower’s complaint that included a private conversation […]

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Trump defends himself as whistleblower controversy focuses on Ukraine – live | US news

Trump defends himself as whistleblower controversy focuses on Ukraine – live | US news

2.55pm BST14:55 In a boost for the president, but a blow to anyone who is opposed to a president (allegedly) using the office to enrich himself, a US Marine Corps unit in South Florida is planning to hold its annual ball at … Mar-a-Lago. The Miami Herald reports that a Marine reserve unit stationed in […]

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Bill de Blasio ends his 2020 presidential campaign | US news

Bill de Blasio ends his 2020 presidential campaign | US news

New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, is ending his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. De Blasio struggled to gain traction in a sprawling field of Democrats seeking the presidency. He announced his decision in an MSNBC interview on Friday. De Blasio launched his bid in May, but his campaign largely failed to […]

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Iowa: progressives to the fore as Sanders and Warren attend 'people's forum' | US news

Iowa: progressives to the fore as Sanders and Warren attend ‘people’s forum’ | US news

A collective of grassroots organizers in Iowa will hold their first “people’s forum” on Saturday, hosting prominent Democratic presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, in a bid to push progressive issues further into the 2020 race. The event, organized by with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement [CCI] in partnership with the Guardian, will […]

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Trump's 'troubling' promise to foreign leader prompts House panel briefing – live | US news

Trump’s ‘troubling’ promise to foreign leader prompts House panel briefing – live | US news

2.25pm BST14:25 Trump on Fox: POTUS not ready to make decision on gun control Donald Trump said the White House is not ready to propose gun control legislation after a series of mass shootings in August that revived efforts to push for action in Congress. “We’re not moving on anything,” Trump told Fox News’ Ed […]

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Ex-Trump aide Corey Lewandowski to testify before House committee – live | US news

Ex-Trump aide Corey Lewandowski to testify before House committee – live | US news

2.25pm BST14:25 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is unveiling a community-focused approach to disaster relief in a South Carolina city that was hit hard by Hurricane Florence last year, AP reports: During a speech Tuesday in Conway, Buttigieg is expected to call for a disaster commission to help coordinate efforts between federal agencies and the […]

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Elizabeth Warren: Donald Trump is 'corruption in the flesh' – video | US news

Elizabeth Warren: Donald Trump is ‘corruption in the flesh’ – video | US news

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren targets the president while outlining her plan to end corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. Speaking in Washington Square Park, New York, Warren tells a crowd of around 20,000: ‘Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy’ Source link

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US briefing: Democratic debate, Trump's wall and California boat fire | US news

Sanders to attend latest climate forum while Biden and Warren pass | US news

Former vice-president Joe Biden and the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, will miss an MSNBC forum on the climate crisis to be held in Washington later this week. The livestreamed event at Georgetown University, which will include hourlong interviews with presidential contenders on Thursday and Friday, is aimed at […]

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'He was a bad dude': the strange tale of Biden and the gang leader 'Corn Pop' | US news

‘He was a bad dude’: the strange tale of Biden and the gang leader ‘Corn Pop’ | US news

The year was 1962, and Joe Biden, a swimming pool security guard in his early 20s, had a problem. A tough guy by the name of CornPop, leader of a Delaware gang called “the Romans”, was waiting for him outside the pool. In Biden’s telling, CornPop was a “bad dude” who “ran a bunch of […]

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