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Women have already made history in the 2020 Democratic primary

Women have already made history in the 2020 Democratic primary

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s entry into the 2020 presidential race makes history. With Gillibrand and her fellow Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren forming exploratory committees, 2020 is the first cycle in which two women senators are running for a party’s presidential nomination at the same time. Sen. Kamala Harris’ probable entry will make three, with Sen. Amy…MORE

Sherrod Brown launches early state tour as he considers presidential bid

Sherrod Brown launches early state tour as he considers presidential bid

Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat weighing a run for president, announced Tuesday he will launch a listening tour of early primary states starting later on this month based on his “dignity of work” message that he used to win his third straight statewide election in a political battleground state. “I want to hear from…MORE

Stock markets brush off UK government’s Brexit defeat

Stock markets brush off UK government’s Brexit defeat

The British government’s Brexit plans are in tatters, but stock markets don’t seem to care all that much. London’s FTSE 100 was down slightly in early trading on Wednesday, while benchmark indexes in Germany and France were flat. In Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite were little changed. Japan’s Nikkei closed down…MORE

Tomic takes aim at Hewitt in yet another Australian men’s tennis controversy

Tomic takes aim at Hewitt in yet another Australian men’s tennis controversy

It’s all kicking off in Australian men’s tennis. Again. And no, it isn’t Nick Kyrgios the center of the brouhaha. Rather, it’s another player who has made headlines for the wrong reasons — Bernard Tomic. The once can’t-miss prospect heavily criticized the country’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt following a first-round defeat at the Australian…MORE

Kamala Harris opens up as she eyes a 2020 bid

Kamala Harris opens up as she eyes a 2020 bid

As Kamala Harris gamely sidestepped questions about her all-but-certain presidential run over the past week, she regaled her audiences with tales of how she — a woman who was underestimated — rebuffed the bullying from the big banks after the foreclosure crisis, reminding their legal teams she was “the top lawyer in the biggest state…MORE

Andrew Wheeler returns to the Senate for EPA administrator confirmation hearing

Andrew Wheeler returns to the Senate for EPA administrator confirmation hearing

Two very different views of the Environmental Protection Agency are set to clash on Wednesday, when acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies at his confirmation hearing. Wheeler, a former Republican Senate aide on environmental issues and coal industry lobbyist, will “highlight the progress EPA has made under President Trump,” an EPA spokesman said, including cleaning up…MORE

Another good day for Putin as turmoil grips US and UK

Another good day for Putin as turmoil grips US and UK

The news just keeps on getting better for Vladimir Putin. On either side of the Atlantic, the United States and Britain, the two great English-speaking democracies that orchestrated Moscow’s defeat in the Cold War, are undergoing simultaneous political breakdowns. And the Russian leader may have had a hand in triggering the turmoil. In London, Theresa…MORE

Barr pledges ‘transparency’ on Mueller report, but questions and loopholes remain

Barr pledges ‘transparency’ on Mueller report, but questions and loopholes remain

Attorney General nominee William Barr promised Tuesday that he would “provide as much transparency as I can” regarding final reports about the Russia investigation. But during hours of questions at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barr afforded himself some escape hatches and refused to give in to Democratic demands for total transparency.…MORE