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Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts drops out of presidential race, then draws a surprise tweet from President Trump

August 24, 2019
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Rep. Seth Moulton (Mass.), a Harvard-educated Marine veteran who struggled to gain traction in a crowded Democratic presidential field, announced Friday that he would close his campaign, making him the third candidate to depart the race in the past eight days.

Trade war with China rages on, what's next for the gun debate

August 23, 2019
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Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

August 23, 2019
Julie Pace | Associated Press
Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans’ financial security at risk. But he was quick to add that he was not hoping for the worst.
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Keating Calls For Trump Impeachment Probe, Joining Majority Of House Dems

August 23, 2019
Kimberly Atkins | WBUR
U.S. Rep. Bill Keating is the ninth member of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation to call for impeachment proceedings against President Trump... Keating joins a majority of House Democrats in calling for an impeachment probe.
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Omar & Tlaib address Israel controversy

August 20, 2019
Paula Reid, Adriana Diaz | CBS News
Standing side by side, Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar forcefully denounced the controversial decision by the Israeli government to deny them entry into the country, casting the travel restrictions as part of a broader effort to suppress voices of dissent critical of the treatment of Palestinians in occupied and disputed territories.
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Democratic contenders stump in Iowa

August 19, 2019
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
Democratic presidential candidates are in Iowa talking about issues on the minds of the state's voters.
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Who Won the Iowa State Fair?

August 13, 2019
Lisa Lerer | The New York Times
It is one of the most arduous — and fattening — assignments in national politics: the Iowa State Fair. Our intrepid team of five reporters tracked 20 candidates through the wilds of pork chop grilling stations, Ferris wheels, cattle barns and so, so much fried food on a stick.
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Are Democrats' gun control promises realistic?

August 12, 2019
Margaret Brennan, Ed O'Keefe, Shawna Thomas, Jerry Seib | CBS News
Jerry Seib, Shawna Thomas and Ed O'Keefe join Margaret Brennan to discuss the week in politics, including whether promises from Democratic candidates about gun control have any chance of getting passed.
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Why Is the Iowa State Fair So Important?

August 9, 2019
Lisa Lerer | The New York Times
The smell of fried Twinkies hangs in the air. Pork chops sizzle on the grill. The butter cow is cold, and the prizewinning pigs are snoozing. Yes, it’s that very special time of year, again: the Iowa State Fair.
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