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For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line.

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Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, citing favorable DNA evidence, lashed back at U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday over his ridicule of her claim of Native American heritage, in a preview of what might be a bare-knuckles presidential showdown in 2020.

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Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

Sen. Ben Sasse walks to the Senate chamber for a series of roll call votes regarding the 2018 buget on Capitol Hill on Oct. 18, 2017.

Them doesn’t read like a campaign book — there’s no humble-bragging about accomplishments. Sasse instead focuses on building relationships, but doesn’t go deep enough or propose tangible solutions.(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) […]

Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., released a DNA analysis to clarify questions about her Native American heritage, something President Trump commonly mocks. Warren is considering a 2020 presidential bid.

With a possible 2020 presidential run looming, Sen. Elizabeth Warren released results of a DNA test that found she is primarily of European descent, but likely had a Native American ancestor. (Image credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) […]

Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that shows “strong evidence” she has Native-American heritage, rebutting President Donald Trump’s ridicule of her as “fake Pocahontas” while she signals a possible 2020 presidential run.

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Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

President Trump in the Oval Office of the White House earlier this month.

The president sat down with CBS’ 60 Minutes for the first time since entering the White House. In the wide-ranging interview, he also discussed his views on NATO and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) […]

Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line.

[…]

Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

Now that he’s officially taken his seat on the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh has no obvious reason to care what you think. Neither does Sonia Sotomayor, or Samuel Alito, or Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They and their colleagues are justices for life,1 which should in theory give them the freedom to write unpopular opinions.
But Supreme Court history shows that’s not always how it works. In the past, the justices have appeared to bend to popular opinion, in addition to being reined in by other branches of government when they deviate dramatically from the mainstream. That history has a lot to tell […]

Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: Five Thirty Eight – Politics

As the days drag on with no word from Jamal Khashoggi, the missing Saudi journalist allegedly killed by a Saudi assassination squad, the question shifts from “What happened to Khashoggi?” to “What will America do about it?”On Sunday, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the number three Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, appeared on three separate news programs to argue for accountability if it proves true that Saudi operatives “went medieval on him.”“I believe the Trump administration will do something. The president has said that,” Rubio said on CNN’s State of the Union. “But, if he doesn’t, Congress […]

Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

Nikki Haley came to the Oval Office last week to announce she’s leaving her post as U.N. ambassador by year’s end. White House counsel Don McGahn is on his way out. Everyone’s guessing how long the beleaguered Jeff Sessions will last after the midterms, with speculation rampant about who would replace him as attorney general. Some theorized that Haley resigned so she could fill South Carolina’s Senate seat once Lindsey Graham replaced Sessions, leading Graham to proclaim “zero interest” in a cabinet position.Now there’s another top job in question: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. In a contentious 60 Minutes interview that […]

Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics