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Pelosi announces deal to win votes of Democratic critics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a deal Wednesday that could likely deliver her the votes to become speaker again -- but only for another two terms, laying out a timeline she had been reluctant to articulate until now.

Pelosi reaches term limits deal with Democratic rebels to secure votes to be House speaker

"I made it clear that I see myself as a bridge to the next generation of leaders," the California Democrat said.

Republican power grabs in Michigan, Wisconsin energize Midwest Democrats

Republican efforts to strip power away from the incoming Democratic governors of Michigan and Wisconsin are energizing liberal activists in the ...

Billionaire George Soros may not back a candidate during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary

Liberal Democratic megadonor George Soros could be on the verge of sitting out the 2020 primary as the field continues to grow with progressive ...

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Tom Steyer Seeks Aides for Possible 2020 Run — in Anonymous LinkedIn Ad

The Democratic billionaire who has led a campaign for the impeachment of President Trump takes a novel approach to finding potential staff members.

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U.S. lawmaker worried over Trump Huawei comments

A Democratic U.S. senator said on Wednesday he found "very disturbing" a comment by President Donald Trump that he might get involved in the case of ...

Pelosi nears deal with Democratic rebels to secure votes to be House speaker

An agreement could impose term limits on those members serving in top leadership positions.

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Pelosi clears major hurdle in bid to be House Speaker, reaching a deal with Democratic rebels that includes stepping aside by 2022

In a concession, the California congresswoman will support a three-term limit for the top three House Democratic leaders. That means she would step aside no later than 2022 as party leader. Insurgent Democrats have been seeking a generational change in leadership. Their expected backing could give Pelosi enough votes when the House elects a new […]

Why it makes perfect sense that Julian Castro is getting into the 2020 race this early

Mark it down: On December 12, 2018, a mere 629 days before the 2020 general election, the Democratic race to unseat President Donald Trump began.

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Tallahassee city commissioner, political consultant indicted in FBI probe

Scott Charles Maddox and Janice Paige Carter-Smith were indicted on racketeering, bank fraud, bribery and other charges. The indictment did not ...

Julian Castro announces he's exploring presidential bid in video

The former Obama Housing secretary is among the first to officially declare his intentions in what is expected to be a crowded 2020 Democratic field.

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Senate Democrats introduce bill to protect your online data

A group of 15 Democratic senators have unveiled a bill that aims to protect your online data. They noted that banks, doctors and lawyers are all required to protect your personal information, and argue websites, apps and other online ...

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Julián Castro calls Latinos to action as he moves toward 2020 run

Democrat says the community needs people who will ‘produce good policies’ as he announces an exploratory committeeJulián Castro may have the worst poker face in American politics as the Democratic party prepares for an intense contest to pick someone to try to defeat Donald Trump. Is he leaning one way on whether to announce a presidential bid in ...

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Mike Pence Gets Spoofed by Late Night for His Oval Office Meeting Silence

Vice President Mike Pence has become a meme again, this time after meeting with President Donald Trump and Pence and Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office to discuss Trump’s promise of a wall along the southern border of the U.S. on Tuesday. In the presence of reporters at the…

Trump seizes on attack to push border wall

President Donald Trump on Wednesday seized on an apparent terrorist attack in France to promote his border wall, the latest example of the US President using fear to push his political agenda.

WATCH: President Trump spars with Democratic leaders over border wall

Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he is "proud to shut down the government for border security."

WATCH: President Trump spars with Democratic leaders over border wall

Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he is "proud to shut down the government for border security."

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Fact check: The Trump-Pelosi-Schumer scuffle in the Oval Office

President Trump and the Democratic congressional leaders — Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — disagreed over border wall funding. What are the facts?        

Trump and Democratic leaders bicker publicly in Oval Office

President Trump invited the two top Democrats in Congress to the Oval Office and told them he would shut down the government if he doesn't get funding for his promised border wall. The president allowed cameras to capture a 17-minute argument with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Weijia Jiang reports.

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Sports, Deaths Among 2018's Top Google Searches

Sports, disaster and death were among the top searches on Google last year. Each December, the technology company releases it's top trending searches of the year. Topics that drew the interest of Americans included the World Cup, Hurricane Florence and three people who died in 2018 — rapper Mac Miller, designer Kate Spade and TV host and author ...

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Macron to plead deficit slippage essential for reforms plan

French President Emmanuel Macron will plead to euro zone peers this week that the costly emergency measures he announced to quell anti-tax protests ...

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Pakistan Hosts Regional Meeting on Countering Afghan Opiates

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have pledged to increase cooperation and information-sharing for effectively combating the trafficking of Afghan ...

Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert look to take out frustrations on Miami Heat

When Utah faces Miami for the second time in 11 days on Wednesday night, avenging a loss may not be the only thing on the agenda for the Jazz.

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Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke edges out Joe Biden to lead 2020 democratic field in MoveOn poll

Since his failed bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, O'Rourke has continued to be discussed as a potential 2020 presidential ...

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Best of Late Night: Kimmel Says Trump’s Meeting With Democratic Leaders Felt Like ‘Real Housewives’

Jimmy Kimmel compared President Trump’s demanding a border wall to “a toddler threatening to keep screaming on the floor of Toys ‘R’ Us until Congress buys him a Hatchimal.”

What's real, what's fake this week in hoops

In case you're still skeptical: Tennessee hoops is very, very real. The NCAA doling out any punishment for the corruption trials right now is very, very not real.

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The Energy 202: Why climate activists stormed Nancy Pelosi's office again

The 'Green New Deal' is on their agenda.

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