Biden says he won’t legalize marijuana because it may be a ‘gateway drug’ : politics

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Too Far Left? Some Candidates Don’t Buy the Argument

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The crowded Democratic field of presidential candidates grappled with President Barack Obama’s advice and legacy on Saturday, the day after the former president sounded an unusual public warning about moving too far left in the primary race. While none were willing to directly rebuff Mr. Obama, a few candidates offered implicit

Live coverage: Louisiana statewide and legislative runoff elections

Polls closed at 9 PM ET (8 PM local time) in Louisiana, where runoff elections for governor, secretary of state, and state legislative races are being held. To better understand the returns as they come in, check out our parish-by-parish benchmark guide here. These benchmarks show the targets Democrat John Bel Edwards likely needs to hit in each parish

General election 2019: Police ‘assessing’ call for peerage claim probe

Image caption Lord Falconer of Thoroton served as Lord Chancellor in 2007 Police say they are assessing two allegations of electoral fraud, after claims the Tories offered peerages to Brexit Party election candidates to persuade them to stand down. Labour peer Lord Falconer has urged the Metropolitan Police and prosecution service to launch an investigation.

General election 2019: Labour figures set for crunch manifesto meeting

Image copyright EPA Senior Labour Party figures will meet later to finalise the party’s manifesto for next month’s general election. The party has already announced a number of policies, including a part-nationalisation of BT and extra spending on infrastructure. But it still has to decide whether to include some policies from its party conference, including

MSNBC’s Katy Tur Invites Analyst to Find GOP ‘Responsible’ for School Shooting Deaths

On Thursday afternoon, within a couple of hours of covering the school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, MSNBC journalists were predictably suggesting Republicans were to blame for the deaths as analysts and several Democratic guests pined for more gun control. At one point, host Katy Tur invited MSNBC law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh to blame

Fox News Poll Shows Trump Is Crumbling In Two Key Swing States

A pair of new polls from Donald Trump’s favorite cable news network shows that he’s trailing the top Democratic contenders in two key swing states. According to the Fox News survey, Trump would lose the battleground state of Nevada if he faces any of the top three Democrats – Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth

Court Rejects Trump’s Appeal in Fight to Keep Financial Records From Congress

WASHINGTON — A full federal appeals court on Wednesday let stand an earlier ruling that President Trump’s accounting firm must turn over eight years of his financial records to Congress, bringing the case to the threshold of a likely Supreme Court battle. In the latest of a string of court losses for Mr. Trump over

The problem with the Republican strategy to blame Giuliani for Ukraine extortion? Trump’s own words

With the official impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s extortion of Ukraine beginning on Wednesday morning, the Republican strategy to defend Trump’s words and actions is to never, ever mention Trump’s words and actions. Which leaves nonsensical claims of “coup,” and “deep state,” and “subverting the will of the voters.” And if that doesn’t work, Plan