Politics

Bernie Sanders Draws 28,000 People in Portland

Bernie Sanders Draws 28,000 People in Portland

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who has been drawing eye-poppingly large crowds on the campaign trail, on Sunday night attracted his largest audience yet: about 28,000 people in Portland, Ore., according to staff at the venue. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who has emerged as the leading alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination, appeared at a Portland …

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Donald Trump Stirs GOP Presidential Debate

Donald Trump Stirs GOP Presidential Debate

Donald Trump’s latest reality show roared into Ohio on Thursday night. Within a few minutes of his first debate as a Republican presidential candidate, Trump ridiculed comedian Rosie O’Donnell and griped about his treatment by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. But it was his refusal to rule out a third-party presidential run — a move that could deny Republicans the …

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Attorney General Kathleen Kane Charged with Perjury, Official Oppression, Obstruction of Justice

Attorney General Kathleen Kane Charged with Perjury, Official Oppression, Obstruction of Justice

District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman of Montgomery County has criminally charged Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane with leaking confidential documents and then lying to a grand jury about it under oath. At a news conference this morning, Ms. Ferman unveiled an indictment including charges of perjury, official oppression, obstruction of justice and contempt of court. She said Ms. Kane would …

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Puerto Rico Defaults for the first time in History

Puerto Rico just defaulted for the first time

The commonwealth paid a mere $628,000 toward a $58 million debt bill due Monday to creditors of its Public Finance Corporation. This will hurt the island’s residents, not Wall Street. The debt is mostly owned by ordinary Puerto Ricans through credit unions. “This was a decision that reflects the serious concerns about the Commonwealth’s liquidity in combination with the balance …

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Senate Fails to strip Planned Parenthood of its $500 million-plus in Federal Funding

Sen. Richard Shelby

An effort to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of controversial videos showing officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue failed in the U.S. Senate this afternoon. Senate Democrats blocked the GOP-led effort to strip the organization of the roughly $528 million in federal funding it receives each year. The Senate vote on moving ahead with the measure failed on …

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