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Biden campaign redeploys staff to South Carolina, Nevada

Biden campaign redeploys staff to South Carolina, Nevada

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is redeploying resources ahead of the second phase of early voting states, moving nearly 50 staffers into Nevada and South Carolina in a critical stretch for the campaign.Staffing changes will also include moving some people to Nevada and South Carolina from Super Tuesday states — perhaps…

Mike Bloomberg’s philanthropy pays dividends with emerging political network

Mike Bloomberg’s philanthropy pays dividends with emerging political network

Brett Carlsen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mike Bloomberg may have been a late addition to the 2020 race for president, but the billionaire businessman and former New York City mayor has for years been quietly using his wealth to build what would become a national political network — with a massive scope that’s just now becoming visible.Bloomberg…

Judiciary employees want ‘sustained commitment’ against workplace sexual harassment

Judiciary employees want ‘sustained commitment’ against workplace sexual harassment

drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Less than a year after the federal judiciary revised its policies for judges and judicial employees to report sexual harassment in the workplace, former employees told a House Judiciary subcommittee that the changes aren’t enough.Olivia Warren, a graduate of Harvard Law School worked as a clerk for the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt from…

Nevada Democrats detail new reporting tool for caucus day after fiasco in Iowa

Nevada Democrats detail new reporting tool for caucus day after fiasco in Iowa

adamkaz/iStock(CARSON CITY, Nev.) — The Nevada Democratic caucuses, the third nominating contest of the cycle, are just over a week away and in an effort to avoid the same fate as Iowa, the state’s Democratic Party revamped their reporting strategy to ensure what they hope will be an infallible process on caucus day.Among the key…

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly levels harshest criticism yet at Trump

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly levels harshest criticism yet at Trump

JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has leveled some of his harshest criticism yet at President Donald Trump, taking issue with his actions on Ukraine, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, immigration and the press.Trump immediately fired back on Twitter.Speaking to students and guests at Drew University…

Trump’s State of the Union guest given scholarship already attends desirable school

Trump’s State of the Union guest given scholarship already attends desirable school

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks(WASHINGTON) — Among the guests at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was a fourth grader from Philadelphia, Janiyah Davis, sitting alongside her mother, Stephanie Davis, in the House gallery, watching from above.At one point, he talked about his campaign issue that there should be “choice” in…

Senate passes bipartisan resolution to curb Trump’s war authority on Iran

Senate passes bipartisan resolution to curb Trump’s war authority on Iran

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate passed a bipartisan war powers resolution on Thursday aimed at reining in President Donald Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran without prior Congressional approval.The final vote was 55-45.Eight Republican senators supported the resolution, despite pushback from Trump and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. All 47 Democrats also backed the…

Pelosi accuses Trump of abusing power by interfering in Roger Stone case

Pelosi accuses Trump of abusing power by interfering in Roger Stone case

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) — After the Department of Justice overruled a sentencing recommendation made by career prosecutors in the case of President Trump’s longtime associate Roger Stone, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted on Thursday that the reversal represented another “abuse of power” that must be investigated by Congress.“This is an abuse…

House passes resolution that would dissolve Equal Rights Amendment deadline

House passes resolution that would dissolve Equal Rights Amendment deadline

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday on a resolution that would clear the path for a new Constitutional amendment to codify equal rights for women.H.J. Resolution 79, which would remove the 1982 deadline imposed on Congress for the states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, passed with a vote of 232 to…

Trump administration to deploy specialized Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities

Trump administration to deploy specialized Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is redirecting agents from a specially trained Border Patrol unit to help ramp up arrests and removals of undocumented immigrants in “sanctuary cities,” multiple law enforcement officials confirmed Friday.Members of the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit, a rapid-response security force, are deploying to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers…

CNN, Univision to host March Democratic debate in Arizona, a 2020 battleground

CNN, Univision to host March Democratic debate in Arizona, a 2020 battleground

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic National Committee announced Friday afternoon the 11th Democratic debate will be held on March 15 in Phoenix, Arizona and will be hosted in tandem by CNN and Univision.The political counterpart to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, CHC BOLD, will also be a partner in the debate.The qualifications have yet to be…

Justice Department reviewing handling of Michael Flynn case: Source

Justice Department reviewing handling of Michael Flynn case: Source

robertcicchetti/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department is conducting a review of the handling of the case against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News Friday.The DOJ was not commenting further.Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.The New York Times first…

DOJ will not seek charges against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe

DOJ will not seek charges against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe

DNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department has informed former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe that it will not be seeking charges again him for allegedly lying to internal investigators several years ago.McCabe was fired from the FBI on March 16, 2018, after the Justice Department’s inspector general concluded that McCabe misled investigators looking into how Justice…