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'Do not take the bait': Democratic lawmakers respond to Trump's 'go back' remarks

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump extended his online attacks of progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday, asking when they will apologize to the U.S., adding a host of new and unsubstantiated charges as the four progressive lawmakers at the center of the storm urged Americans to "not take the bait." "When…... Read More

Meghan McCain slams 'cowardice' GOP response to Trump's Democrat congresswomen tweets

(NEW YORK) -- Conservative co-host of The View Meghan McCain spoke out against Sen. Lindsey Graham's support of President Donald Trump's attacks against progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday."This is what people think all conservatives are now, and we are not," McCain said, adding that "the cowardice" she's seeing from Republicans…... Read More

Beto O'Rourke reveals he and his wife are descended from slave owners

(NEW YORK) -- Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has revealed that he and his wife Amy are descended from slave owners.In a Medium post published on Sunday titled "Rose and Eliza," O'Rourke released old documents showing the names of two female slaves listed as property owned by his distant relatives…... Read More

Trump administration issues new rule on asylum seekers from Central America

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration announced on Monday it would limit who could apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that would almost certainly be challenged in court. The changes were aimed at enabling the U.S. to more quickly reject people's asylum claims, allowing for quicker deportations. Administration…... Read More

Former VP Joe Biden rolls out expanded Affordable Care Act health plan

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has released a plan his campaign said would make the Affordable Care Act easier to navigate with more choices for Americans.The plan would expand upon the Affordable Care Act passed under the Obama-Biden administration and provide a public option for patients to buy…... Read More

Pelosi slams 'xenophobic' Trump tweets telling Democrat congresswomen to go back where they 'came from'

(WASHINGTON) -- After President Trump tweeted that "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen" should stop criticizing the government and “go back” to where they came from, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the tweets as “xenophobic.”   I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation. Rather than attack Members of Congress, he…... Read More

Democrats shift leftward on immigration to court progressive wing at candidate forum

(PHILADELPHIA) -- In the nearly two and half years of President Donald Trump's administration, immigration has been both a cornerstone of his administration and election efforts. It's also been a unifying force for Democrats, with the 24 candidates seeking to oust him showing near-universal alignment as they condemn the president's…... Read More

Acting USCIS director: Border conditions are 'because Congress has let it happen'

(WASHINGTON) -- Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said that conditions at border detention facilities are "because Congress has let it happen.""When Congress provides the professionals at the border what they need, success happens. Success being measured as avoiding overcrowding," he told ABC News Chief White House…... Read More

Pelosi slams Trump for 'xenophobic' tweets about Democratic congresswomen

(WASHINGTON) -- After President Trump tweeted that "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen" should stop criticizing the government and “go back” to where they came from, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the tweets as “xenophobic.”"I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation," Pelosi tweeted on Sunday morning.The president did not explicitly…... Read More

Amy Klobuchar: Deportation raids are about distracting from issues

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said the Trump Administration announced Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation raids in order to "make news" and scare the public.The presidential candidate and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned the government's latest illegal immigration crackdown in an interview with Chief White House Correspondent…... Read More

Tom Steyer: 'Let the American people see the facts' on impeachment

(NEW YORK) -- Billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer, who announced earlier this week that he is running for president, joined ABC's This Week to discuss the early stages of a campaign that he has pledged to spend over $100 million of his own money on to capture his party's nomination.Steyer…... Read More

Democratic presidential candidates knock Donald Trump on ICE raids

(WASHINGTON) -- The issue of planned raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents rallied a number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to the same cause on Saturday, one day ahead of the purported actions.President Donald Trump has pushed for the enforcement actions against undocumented immigrants for weeks. He first tweeted…... Read More

Tennessee governor signs bill honoring Confederate general, early KKK member

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill declaring Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in honor of the Confederate general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan leader.The governor of Tennessee has been required by law to annually declare July 13 in honor of the general. And…... Read More

Progressives to test 2020 Democrats' leftward pull at activists conference

(PHILADELPHIA) -- In the early stages of a 2020 Democratic primary brimming with presidential candidates seeking to outflank each other from the left, some in the field jockeying for the progressive mantle will test their bold ideas before an eager left-leaning base at the NetRoots Nation annual conference this weekend.Along…... Read More