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  • Nancy Pelosi allies ready to battle Democrats opposing her bid to become Speaker

    Ms Pelosi believes she has the votes needed to take the role

    www.independent.co.uk
  • Journalist's 'creep shot' photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sparks major backlash online

    Journalist says he meant she looked 'elegant' as he deletes message

    www.independent.co.uk
  • John Kerry: ‘People are going to die because of the decision Trump made’

    The former US secretary of state has looked on as Donald Trump has dismantled the Paris climate agreement. Now, 14 years after losing his presidential bid, he is considering another To look back at the moment John Kerry entered US public life, addressing the Senate foreign relations committee on 22 April 1971, is to be struck by many things. There are the famous words, of course: “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a...

    the Guardian
  • Melania Trump's ousting of aide ramps up White House reality TV feel

    The first lady’s public call for Mira Ricardel’s dismissal was an unprecedented move a president’s wife It was a remarkable moment even for a White House that has drawn repeated comparisons to a reality television show. Melania Trump, who as first lady has kept a relatively low profile, issued a stunning rebuke of one of Donald Trump’s top national security officials this week, calling publicly for her firing. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Blow to Trump as judge restores White House access for CNN's Jim Acosta

    Acosta’s hard pass must be restored immediately – judgeBut Timothy Kelly says legal battle for CNN is not overFollow the latest US politics newsA federal judge has ruled in favor of CNN and restored the White House press access of reporter Jim Acosta, in a blow to the Trump administration. Acosta’s White House “hard pass” must be immediately restored, according to Judge Timothy Kelly. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Voter suppression is an all-American problem we can fight – and win

    It has been part of US history since its foundation. But the midterms have proven that vital progress against it can be achieved Voter suppression is as American as apple pie. It has been part of the country’s history since its foundation. For instance, in the wake of the civil war many southern states (and some northern states too) introduced literacy tests and “good character” tests to prevent African Americans from exercising their newly won right to vote. Related: Why is no one talking...

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