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Trump did not refer directly to that debate in his remarks Thursday, which were among his strongest on the subject of abortion generally. In his first appearance at the event in 2017, Trump promised to get rid of the Johnson Amendment, a cause popular among those Christians who resent the law's restriction of political speech by pastors.
  • Acting AG Whitaker testifies before House DOJ oversight hearing

    Acting AG Whitaker testifies before House DOJ oversight hearing

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    Whitaker said he'd "re-established a positive relationship between the Department of Justice and the White House " since becoming acting attorney general, leading Demings to ask if he agreed with Trump before taking that position. Democrats expressed dissatisfaction with Whitaker's testimony, with Nadler concluding the hearing by telling Whitaker he is planning to call him back for an interview, by subpoena if necessary.
  • Justin Fairfax, Virginia lieutenant governor, accused by second woman of sexual assault

    Justin Fairfax, Virginia lieutenant governor, accused by second woman of sexual assault

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    Fairfax called the allegation a political smear. What does she say and he say? Tyson explained that she chose to come forward to the public now after learning that Fairfax might become the new governor of Virginia. Watson's lawyer said the circumstances of the alleged assault in 2000 were similar to what Tyson had described happening four years later, but declined to provide further details.
  • SDF will attack IS Syria enclave once civilians out, says official

    SDF will attack IS Syria enclave once civilians out, says official

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    America's allies on the ground announced the start of what they're calling the final battle against remaining ISIS holdouts after allowing thousands of civilians to flee. The Observatory said 12 ISIS gunmen attacked the SDF and clashed with them for several hours until most of the attackers were killed early on Saturday.
  • U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren enters 2020 presidential race

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren enters 2020 presidential race

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    Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas. Kennedy was a student of Warren when she was a professor at Harvard University. Elizabeth Warren is expected to launch her presidential campaign in one of New England's poorest and most heavily Latino communities. Trump's campaign described Warren as a "fraud". "The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America's middle-class", Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale ...
  • Senate panel approves Trump attorney general nominee

    Senate panel approves Trump attorney general nominee

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    Whitaker has done, but I think the time has come for new leadership at the department". Democrats have been critical of Barr, claiming they have concerns over his potential handling of the special counsel investigation. "I believe the memo is disqualifying", said Senator Dianne Feinstein , the committee's top Democrat. Democrats also expressed concern about Barr's memo he sent to the Justice Department previous year, unsolicited, that detailed presidential power and said Mueller had a ...
  • Will Dems lose Virginia governorship? State's top three officials embroiled in scandal

    Will Dems lose Virginia governorship? State's top three officials embroiled in scandal

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    While Fairfax has asked for his family and Tyson's family to be respected and given privacy, he has continually stuck to his initial statement that he has nothing to hide. Gov. Justin Fairfax or Attorney General Mark Herring to step down. Trump, who has batted away a series of scandals involving himself and members of his administration, predicted the turmoil would help flip Virginia back to voting Republican in 2020.
  • Jerry Nadler Clashes With Whitaker At Tense Judiciary Hearing

    Jerry Nadler Clashes With Whitaker At Tense Judiciary Hearing

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    Congressman Doug Collins , the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee , blasted Democrats for their handling of the subpoena drama. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up, ' he said , prompting an uproar from the gallery and laughter from Chairman Jerrold Nadler , a New York Democrat.