Trump national security team expected to discuss sending more US military force to Middle East in wake of tanker attacks

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    President Donald Trump's national security team is expected to discuss in detail this week whether to send additional US military force to the Middle East in the wake of last week's attack on two oil tankers, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the discussions.

    The Point: 5 storylines to watch in 2020's biggest week yet!

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    With 232 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I will round up the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week.

    Ocasio-Cortez says pressure to impeach Trump grows every day

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    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that the pressure to impeach President Donald Trump is growing with each passing day.

    Why New Balance turned on Trump over China tariffs

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    American sneaker company New Balance welcomed President Donald Trump's tough trade stance in 2016 -- but now the athletic footwear manufacturer is strongly opposing the President's latest threat to expand tariffs on China.

    Trump campaign fires multiple pollsters after unflattering numbers leak

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    President Donald Trump's campaign says it will fire several pollsters after internal polling numbers that showed the President lagging behind Democratic presidential candidates in key states were made public, according to two campaign officials.

    Tory leadership race: Moments from the TV debate

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    The five MPs discussed Brexit, addressed challenges and talked possible weaknesses.

    Tory leadership race: Contenders clash over Brexit

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    The five MPs argued over whether a new deal can be reached in a TV debate without frontrunner Boris Johnson.

    Tory leadership race: EU will renegotiate Brexit package, says Hunt

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    Mr Hunt said if there is no prospect of a deal by 31 October he would accept a no-deal Brexit.

    Tory leadership: Boris Johnson wins backing from Esther McVey

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    Former contender Esther McVey pledges support to Boris Johnson ahead of the first TV debate later.

    Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan over London violence

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    The US president's comments come after three men die in five attacks within 24 hours in London.

    House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes

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    A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry.

    U.S. House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes

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    A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry.

    Four Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters

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    Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state.

    Trump administration owes D.C. government $7 million for inauguration: Washington Post

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    The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Washington Post reported on Friday, raising questions about who will foot the bill for the president's planned July 4 speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

    Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters

    Summary
    Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for the party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination will appear at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state.

    Trump Wants to Neutralize Democrats on Health Care. Republicans Say Let It Go.

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    If the president follows through on issuing a plan, it could help shape a presidential race that Democrats would like to focus largely on health care.

    Progressives Vowed Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented. Then the Suburbs Spoke Up.

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    The topic is one of the most divisive issues before the State Legislature this year, and Democrats worry it could endanger them politically.

    Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here Are the Latest Proposals to Lower Costs.

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    After years of public outrage, some bipartisan solutions are emerging. But whether they will make it through a divided Washington is still unclear.

    Trump Campaign to Purge Pollsters After Leak of Dismal Results

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    Just two days before President Trump is set to kick off his re-election campaign, his team was cutting ties with three pollsters as part of an effort to prevent further leaks.

    Visa Delays at Backlogged Immigration Service Strand International Students

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    The Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has increased processing times for applications from international students seeking summer jobs, leaving hundreds stranded.

    ‘There’s no accountability’: Trump, White House aides signal a willingness to act with impunity in drive for reelection

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    Legal analysts warned that the president and his advisers emerged from the battle over the Mueller report with a conviction they not feel constrained by safeguards built into the nation’s political system.

    Push to impeach Trump stalls amid Democrats’ deference to — and fear of — Pelosi

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    The House speaker has demonstrated the firm grip she wields over her caucus — quashing impeachment efforts, at least for now.

    The Trailer: How to run for president without losing your job

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    In this edition: The 2020 contenders with trouble at home, the Biden/Bernie poll paradox, and a big pre-debate week ahead of us.

    Trump campaign cutting ties with three members of polling team after grim numbers leaked

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    The move comes just days ahead of Trump’s official launch of his reelection campaign.

    How Jennifer Wexton became the ‘patron saint of the transgender community’

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    And why some Republicans in Northern Virginia are irked by the congresswoman’s focus on the issue.

    Texas governor approves budget with gun storage safety effort opposed by NRA

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    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott enacted a two-year spending bill this weekend that included a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun rights activists.

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls for strikes against Iran

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    "I think it needs to be clear, and hopefully it is clear to Iran, that basically, this is it," Kinzinger said.

    Trump claims 'Obama had to know about' efforts to undermine presidency

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    President Trump, in remarks broadcast Sunday, said former President Obama "certainly must have known about" what he characterized as high-level efforts by "FBI low-lifes" and other intelligence operatives to undermine his presidency.

    Beto O'Rourke unveils small business plan to address racial wealth disparities

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    Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, unveiled another plan geared toward ending racial inequality on Saturday, pledging that as president he would vastly expand the federal government's investment in women- and minority-owned businesses.

    Andrew McCabe says Mueller report should prompt impeachment

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    Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said he wanted to see an "immediate" impeachment inquiry based on what came out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

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