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McConnell’s blockade of House legislation is about to face its toughest test

In the struggle between Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Democratic-controlled House, the immovable object may finally have met an irresistible force. McConnell has been the immovable object: He’s frustrated House Democrats by systematically blocking Senate votes so far on the lengthening list of bills they have passed, from gun control to additional…MORE

Los Angeles’ homeless crisis: too many tents, too few beds

In Los Angeles’ Skid Row, tents line entire city blocks. These makeshift shelters for the city’s homeless are now an almost permanent fixture of the city’s landscape, with barbecue grills and clusters of bikes standing alongside them. Some residents have tethered their tents to nearby fences and industrial buildings. Others run long power cords from…MORE

Klobuchar lists actions she would take in first 100 days as president

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has outlined actions she will take to address climate change and health care atop a long list of wide-ranging priorities for her first 100 days in office if she’s elected president in 2020. According to an 18-page list obtained by CNN, on day one the Minnesota Democrat would have the US reenter…MORE

Poll shows Medicare for All is confusing to most Americans

“Medicare for All” is in the spotlight in the 2020 presidential campaign, but many Americans don’t understand what it is. A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Tuesday found that majorities of those polled have mistaken views about the government-run program backed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who is a leading candidate for…MORE

Trump launches immigration rant in bid to rekindle 2016 campaign rage

President Donald Trump is flinging scalding rhetoric on immigration and staging a raucous rally with his true believers in a bid to recreate his magic 2016 formula on the day he formally launches his quest for a second term. Trump issued a vague threat to start deporting millions of undocumented migrants next week that may…MORE

Joe Biden is talking *really* big about the 2020 map

Joe Biden isn’t the Democratic presidential nominee just yet, but that fact didn’t stop him from making a very bold prediction on Monday. “If I’m your nominee, I’m winning Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, believe it or not, and I believe we can win Texas and Florida,” Biden said at the Poor People’s Moral Action…MORE

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