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Groups push for ‘Medicare for All’ support as primaries near

January 15, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — “Medicare for All” has played a role in nearly every stage of the Democratic presidential campaign, but there’s been some quibbling over how that phrase is defined. With just weeks until the first 2020 contests, several groups are organizing grassroots efforts aimed at convincing voters they should back candidates who fully support the legislation from which the phrase is derived. Read story

U.S. firm offers free cybersecurity help to federal campaigns

January 15, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

WASHINGTON — A major U.S. web infrastructure and security company will provide free support to federal election campaigns to help thwart any repeats of the 2016 effort by Russian agents to steal and leak sensitive campaign emails and documents. Read story

The Crossing: What to watch as impeachment heads to Senate

January 15, 2020, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump don't move to the Senate by themselves. Read story

Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

January 15, 2020, 12:17pm Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, a momentous victory for many women's rights advocates even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the U.S. Constitution. Read story

Putin engineers shakeup that could keep him in power longer

January 15, 2020, 11:07am Politics

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shakeup of Russia’s leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024. Read story

House votes to send Trump impeachment to Senate for trial

January 15, 2020, 10:42am Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate and approve House prosecutors for only the third impeachment trial in American history. Read story

Judge agrees to block Trump order on refugee resettlement

January 15, 2020, 9:30am Nation & World

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A federal judge on Wednesday halted President Donald Trump’s executive order that gave state and local officials the ability to shut the door on refugees, and ignited a fierce debate in communities about how welcoming the United States should be. Read story

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

January 15, 2020, 9:20am Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Some key takeaways from Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: Read story

Billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker endorses Joe Biden

January 15, 2020, 9:10am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker, a major Democratic fundraiser and former commerce secretary under President Barack Obama, has endorsed Joe Biden for president. Read story

Democrats disclose new documents ahead of impeachment trial

January 15, 2020, 9:08am Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman said his panel will investigate what he says are “profoundly alarming” text messages that have raised questions about the possible surveillance of former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before she was ousted by the Trump administration last spring. Read story