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Bernie Sanders rolls out comprehensive education plan

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled his education policy plan on Saturday — a comprehensive 10-point agenda that calls for the end of for-profit charter schools, creates a salary floor for public school teachers, guarantees free school meals for all students and expands after school and summer school programs. The 2020 hopeful’s policy proposal adds to…MORE

Steve Bullock stakes his 2020 claim on Iowa or bust strategy

Steve Bullock knows he’s late to the 2020 dance, but nothing he’s seen so far has scared him away from joining the party. “Voters in Iowa and everywhere else don’t want to make a fast decision, they want to make the right decision,” Bullock said as he set off across the state to introduce himself…MORE

Why it won’t be easy for Elizabeth Warren to take Bernie Sanders’ base

First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Poll of the week: A new national Fox News poll finds former vice president Joe Biden leading the Democratic primary 35% to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 17% and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 9%. The poll is the…MORE

Abortion bills push women’s reproductive rights into political spotlight

Eight months after the contentious hearings over Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, progressives fear that the most dire warnings of abortion rights groups are now coming to fruition. This week, Alabama passed the country’s most restrictive abortion ban, soon followed by Missouri passing its own strict anti-abortion legislation. Other bills elsewhere have either been signed…MORE

Standoff over venue threatens to derail Trump visit to Ireland

A standoff is heating up between advance teams from the Irish and US governments over a potential presidential visit next month to the Emerald Isle. President Donald Trump is expected to travel to Ireland for two nights during his visit to Great Britain and France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. An Irish government…MORE

Flynn contacted GOP Mueller critic while cooperating with special counsel

While he was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn contacted at least one member of Congress who was publicly criticizing the special counsel probe, according to messages obtained by CNN. Flynn sent Twitter direct messages to Rep. Matt Gaetz, encouraging the Florida Republican to “keep the pressure…MORE

Trump admin is denying citizenship to some children of same-sex couples

Roee and Adiel Kiviti have been married almost six years and live in the United States. They are both American citizens, as is their 2-year-old son, Lev. However, they say their infant daughter, Kessem, has been denied birthright citizenship under a State Department policy that considers her “born out of wedlock” — and they’re not…MORE

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