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In Kansas in April, in Montana last month and in Georgia and SC on Tuesday, Democratic candidates outperformed their party's past showings, but still fell short where it counts: Republicans won. "Personally I think it's time for a new generation of leadership in the party". "The rationale for getting new leadership is that we're losing", Rice said.
  • Senator Kamala Harris interrupted (again) by male colleagues while questioning attorney general

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    Kamala Harris " hysterical ", implying that the comment was sexist. We all know us some Kamala Harrises. Harris [to Sessions]: Please do. Harris has a younger sister, Maya, who is a lawyer and a public policy advocate. "I don't understand that". As you'd expect from a former federal prosecutor, Harris drilled down. Already, there is buzz that Harris has her eye on the presidential race in 2020.
  • Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

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    Trump tweeted while en route with his daughter and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump . "We have regulations on top of regulations, and in history no one has never gotten rid of so many regulations as the Trump administration". A White House spokesperson said the president wants to tackle this issue by expanding apprenticeships and deploying federal funds more efficiently.
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller meets with Senate leaders

    Special counsel Robert Mueller meets with Senate leaders

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    Former FBI director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. (That doesn't mean they won't do exactly that, of course.) We are now talking about the President of the United States being investigated for possibly obstructing justice in relation to a criminal probe about a foreign government meddling in our elections for the objective of defeating his Democratic opponent.
  • USA military unfunded requirement list at $33 billion: Mattis

    USA military unfunded requirement list at $33 billion: Mattis

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    He said that is the floor to preserve the competitive advantage the military enjoys today. Since 9/11, war has accelerated wear and tear on equipment and troops, Dunford explained. "Both countries are making their objections known by challenging established global norms, such as freedom of the seas and the sovereignty of nations on their periphery", he said.
  • Weather suspends practice round at US Open at Erin Hills

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    No one gave me a spot. "Put a lot of extra effort in playing some extra tournaments ". Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has lambasted US Open competitors complaining about long rough at host venue Erin Hills . Rahm believes that the intimidating layout at Erin Hills in Wisconsin is perfectly suited to his game this week. He says he can swing and has full power.
  • Comey Confessions: The Russia Hysteria Fails to Deliver

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    Here's an excerpt of an exchange between Comey and Trump ally Sen. Trump may face questions from the media for the first time when he holds a White House news conference Friday after meeting with the president of Romania. "Trump asking him to stop the investigation, then Trump firing him, then Trump admitting in a TV interview that he fired him because of the Russian Federation investigation - all of that together is, I think, very significant".
  • Trump offers to host summit on Qatar crisis

    Trump offers to host summit on Qatar crisis

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    Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar had not yet been presented with a list of demands by countries that cut off diplomatic and transport links with it, but insisted the matter be solved peacefully. "I can indeed see differences in some 140 character comments by the American president", Schaefer said. In many cases around the world, because of the incompetence of the president of the United States, for better or worse, the leash is off.
  • Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee

    Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee

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    A West Branch student took an early exit in the preliminary section of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in the nation's capital. "I'm sure you can imagine, but he's going to make the best of the week". "I think it would be great to work with foreign dignitaries to help with relations between the USA and foreign nations", he said, "and just a great way to travel, and to make a difference".
  • Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4

    Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4

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    Harper is hitting.331/.443/.663 with 11 doubles, 15 homers and 41 RBI, so him missing any time definitely hurts. "But, come playoff time, talent can take you a long ways, but what do you have between your legs?" "You either go to first base or you go after him, and I chose to go after him", Harper said of his decision to charge the mound.
  • Has Memorial Day lost its meaning?

    Has Memorial Day lost its meaning?

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    An article excerpted and linked after the jump laments how Americans have tended to forget what Memorial Day means. While the true reason for the holiday may have been pushed into the background, it is not totally out of sight. Decoration Day first was marked in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Ill., established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers.
  • To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

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    Hats from each branch of the military were displayed at the fallen comrade table. "No veteran who serves his country should go unrecognized in life, illness or in death", Tony Catalano, who fought in World War II with the U.S. The Associated Press has a story this morning of how many Americans don't see this holiday weekend as a time to honor the fallen. "One of the things that disturbs me is (when) people walk up and say, 'Happy Memorial Day, '" Walker said.