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Andrew Yang joins CNN as a political commentator

Andrew Yang joins CNN as a political commentator

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday. “I’m excited to join @CNN to help shed light on the election and the candidates’ experiences,” Yang wrote in a tweet following the announcement. “Learned a lot these past months and am glad to contribute to the public…MORE

5 things to watch in tonight’s Democratic debate

5 things to watch in tonight’s Democratic debate

Michael Bloomberg, come on down. The former New York mayor qualified for Wednesday night’s debate on the eve of the critical contest, injecting a combustible new element into an already volatile primary fight. The other five candidates slated to be on stage with Bloomberg just days before the Nevada caucuses have shown an ability —…MORE

Nevada tests Bernie Sanders’ appeal to Latinos

Nevada tests Bernie Sanders’ appeal to Latinos

Jorge Trejo-Ibarra lit up when Bernie Sanders talked about health care at a Las Vegas rally over the weekend. The 17-year-old son of Mexican immigrants, who was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2018, is voting for the Vermont senator largely because of “Medicare for All.” Trejo-Ibarra, after going into remission, decided to get…MORE

Mexican national charged with acting as Russian agent in the US, DOJ says

Mexican national charged with acting as Russian agent in the US, DOJ says

A Mexican national has been arrested and charged with acting as a Russian agent within the United States, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, who lived in Singapore and worked as an occupational researcher, was recruited by a Russian government official last year and directed to rent an apartment in Miami-Dade County,…MORE

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

President Donald Trump on Tuesday picked a handful of corrupt former officials and corrupt wealthy influence peddlers and granted them clemency, just days after his administration’s latest controversy: accusations that he was tipping the scales of justice in favor of his friend Roger Stone (which he keeps saying he has every right to do, but…MORE

Trump’s pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

Trump’s pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Donald Trump just appointed himself America’s judge and jury, casting even deeper doubts on whether the nation’s impartial justice system can withstand his expanding political assault. “I’m actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country,” Trump said Tuesday, after setting off alarm bells with a flurry of pardons and commutations. Though…MORE

Fact check: How Trump’s economy compares to Obama’s

Fact check: How Trump’s economy compares to Obama’s

A commemorative tweet from former President Barack Obama Monday touting the “longest streak of job creation in American history” on the 11th anniversary of the Recovery Act was met by an angry tweet from President Donald Trump attacking Obama’s record on the economy. Trump tweeted: “Did you hear the latest con job? President Obama is…MORE

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