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Pompeo claims Iran is willing to talk missiles. Iran says that’s not true

Pompeo claims Iran is willing to talk missiles. Iran says that’s not true

President Donald Trump painted an optimistic view of the prospects for diplomacy with Iran on Tuesday after his top diplomat suggested Tehran was willing to discuss their ballistic missile program but it remains unclear how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to that conclusion. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus couldn’t clarify what Pompeo’s comments were…MORE

Threats against members of Congress increasing, Capitol Police chief says

Threats against members of Congress increasing, Capitol Police chief says

Threats against members of Congress continue to climb, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said Tuesday, projecting the number of threats this year will “break last year’s record.” “We continue to see the threat assessment cases that we’re opening continue to grow, for FY 2018, we had approximately 4,894 cases. So far for this year, we…MORE

Planned Parenthood ousts president after less than a year on the job

Planned Parenthood ousts president after less than a year on the job

Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday afternoon that the group’s president is leaving her position after less than a year on the job, at a time when Republicans across the US are moving to restrict access to abortion. The leadership shakeup comes as the reproductive rights organization leads multiple court fights against various state laws restricting abortion,…MORE

Joe Biden releases plan aimed at helping rural America

Joe Biden releases plan aimed at helping rural America

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released a plan Tuesday focusing on helping rural America through economic initiatives, investments in broadband infrastructure and expanding access to health care. “It shouldn’t matter whether you live in a skyscraper in Manhattan or you live here in Manning. Your children deserve the exact same opportunities every other child in…MORE

Protesters converge on ICE headquarters in DC

Protesters converge on ICE headquarters in DC

Dozens of protesters congregated outside US Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, DC, Tuesday, as tensions remain high over the scope of any ICE raids on migrants this week. Over the course of the day, protestors clad in T-shirts that read, “Never Again, Para Nadie” chanted outside of the building in an attempt to…MORE

Oregon state GOP chair begins effort to recall Democratic governor

Oregon state GOP chair begins effort to recall Democratic governor

The chairman of the Oregon Republican Party has launched an effort to recall the state’s Democratic governor following an acrimonious legislative session. Chairman Bill Currier filed recall documents on Monday with the state in hopes of removing Gov. Kate Brown from office. Currier needs to collect 280,050 signatures from “active registered voter(s)” by 5:00 p.m.…MORE

Kamala Harris says Russian bots are targeting her. It’s more complicated than that.

Kamala Harris says Russian bots are targeting her. It’s more complicated than that.

Sen. Kamala Harris has claimed her presidential campaign is being targeted on social media by Russian bots. But while US intelligence officials say Russian disinformation campaigns targeting Americans continue, verified evidence of attacks on specific candidates has yet to publicly emerge. Harris’ claims come as “Russian bots” have become a catchall description, for some, of…MORE

Here’s what fueled Elizabeth Warren’s giant 2nd quarter fundraising haul

Here’s what fueled Elizabeth Warren’s giant 2nd quarter fundraising haul

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s second quarter fundraising was massive: The presidential candidate raised $19.1 million in a three-month period, a stark contrast from the first quarter of the year when she raised just over $6 million. The details in the report Warren’s campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday offer something of a roadmap…MORE

House votes to condemn Trump’s racist tweets

House votes to condemn Trump’s racist tweets

The House voted on Tuesday night to condemn racist language from President Donald Trump, capping off a tumultuous couple of hours on Capitol Hill including a brief time in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was barred from speaking in the chamber. The vote was 240-187. Four Republicans and one independent — Rep. Justin Amash of…MORE