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Bernie Sanders announces he is running for US president

Sanders called Trump a national embarrassment and a pathological liar

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February 19, 2019


Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border. Just hours after doubling down on his administration’s much-derided policy that triggers separations of migrant children from their parents, Trump braved frustrated and in some…

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June 20, 2018


Republicans join Democrats’ stand against Trump’s ‘treasonous’ claims

WASHINGTON: Some U.S. Republican lawmakers joined their Democratic colleagues on Tuesday in criticizing President Donald Trump for labeling them as “treasonous” and “un-American” in response to the cold reception they gave him during his State of the Union address last week, reported Reuters. “Well, that borders on divisive,” the second-most powerful Democrat in the Senate…

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February 7, 2018


Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

WASHINGTON: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party’s Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago, reported Reuters. Beverly Young Nelson said Moore sexually assaulted her…

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November 14, 2017


Republican Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

NEWS DESK: A woman has accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, prompting top Republicans to say he should step aside if the allegations prove true. According…

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November 10, 2017


Trump launches wide-ranging attack on Twitter day before charges expected in Russian collusion investigation

NEWS DESK: President Donald Trump once again took to Twitter to express his displeasure with opposition Democrats, this time just one day before the first charges are expected to be filed as a result of the investigation into whether his campaign team colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 US election, reported The Independent. Mr…

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October 30, 2017


Fellow Republicans rebuke Trump over government shutdown threat

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans rebuked him on Wednesday after his threat to shut down the US government over funding for a border wall rattled markets and cast a shadow over congressional efforts to raise the country’s debt ceiling and pass spending bills, reported Reuters. “I don’t think anyone’s interested in having a…

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August 24, 2017


Trump begins 17-day vacation as troubles brew in Washington

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump, who once asked “what’s the point” of vacations and often admonished his presidential predecessor for taking them while in office, embarked Friday on a 17-day holiday to one of his golf resorts. Arriving in Bedminster, New Jersey for an extended break, the president left behind a capital grappling with a Russia scandal…

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August 5, 2017


Trump rips into Republicans after health care defeat

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump lashed out at fellow Republicans in Congress on Saturday after suffering a major setback when the Senate failed to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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July 30, 2017


Trump blames ‘both Democrats and Republicans’ for allegations

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday accused his political opponents, “both Democrats and Republicans,” for putting together a dossier of unverified claims linking him to Russia and said the document was probably released by intelligence agencies. “Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans – FAKE NEWS! Russia says nothing exists,”…

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January 13, 2017


Republicans reject reports Russia helped Trump win election

Republicans on Saturday rejected reports about a secret CIA assessment finding that Russia sought to tip the US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, as a Democratic Senate leader called for an investigation. “The intelligence is wrong,” Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told CNN. “It didn’t happen.” He was referring to a New York…

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December 10, 2016


Trump ‘misfortune-telling’ Zoltar doll proves there is little love in New York

NEW YORK: There’s little love for Donald Trump in his hometown these days, so New York has been both tickled and repelled by a fortune-telling, Trump-in-a-box mocking his offense-dishing campaign for president. “Look into my crystal ball and see America’s future,” intones the animatronic mannequin in the Republican nominee’s voice, wearing his trademark red tie,…

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October 13, 2016


Trump lashes out at ‘disloyal’ Republicans

WASHINGTON: Embattled presidential hopeful Donald Trump lashed out against “disloyal” Republicans in a ranting tweetstorm Tuesday, deepening a split that threatens the future of the 162-year-old party. Declaring himself unchained from party strictures, the White House nominee berated Republican leaders for offering “zero support” and promised a bareknuckle 28-day campaign against Hillary Clinton. Trump called…

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October 12, 2016


Republicans urged not to support Trump as presidential candidate

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has urged senior Republicans to withdraw their endorsement of Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. At a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, he said it did not make sense to denounce Trump’s controversial remarks while still backing him for the White House. Obama mocked Trump for his loss of nearly…

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October 12, 2016


Trump loses ground after tape scandal, debate: poll

NEW YORK: Donald Trump has fallen further behind Hillary Clinton and now trails her by 8 points among likely voters, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, with 1 in 5 Republicans saying his vulgar comments about groping women disqualify him from the presidency.

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October 12, 2016


Trump’s repeated blunders on women

WASHINGTON: Republican White House contender Donald Trump says “nobody respects women more than I do,” but that claim has been called into question by his repeated blunders on that half of the population, including many sexist, salacious and misogynistic comments. Here are some of them: – ‘I moved on her like a bitch, but I…

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October 9, 2016


Republicans formally nominate Trump for U.S. presidency

CLEVELAND: After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention, Donald Trump on Tuesday secured the party’s 2016 nomination for the White House.

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July 20, 2016


Trump announces Indiana Governor Mike Pence as VP pick

WASHINGTON: Republican White House candidate Donald Trump on Friday announced Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, as his choice for vice president, ending weeks of intense speculation and putting a conservative stalwart on the ticket. “I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate,” Trump posted…

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July 15, 2016


Trump wins Washington primary, rolls toward nomination

LOS ANGELES: Donald Trump, the last Republican standing in the 2016 US presidential race, took a major step toward clinching the party’s nomination with a victory Tuesday in the Washington state primary. US networks called the race for the New York billionaire shortly after polls closed at 8:00 p.m. (0300 GMT Wednesday). Early results showed…

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May 25, 2016


Republicans Cruz, Kasich reach ‘stop-Trump’ deal

WASHINGTON: Republican White House rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced a deal on Sunday to stay out of each other’s way in some upcoming state primaries in hopes of blocking front-runner Donald Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination. Cruz’s campaign said in a statement he would focus on the Indiana and give Kasich…

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April 25, 2016


‘Dump Trump’ effort struggles to gain traction

NATIONAL HARBOR: A plan to block Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump struggled to gain traction on Friday as rival candidates rejected it, while Democrats reveled in the chaos they hoped would boost their chances of keeping the White House. The country’s top elected Republican, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, said he was not interested…

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March 5, 2016