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Virginia Young Democrats host annual convention in Norfolk, April 5-7

250 Young Democrats, local, state and national political leaders to attend Norfolk, VA – The Virginia Young Democrats will host a historic annual convention, April 5-7, 2019 in Norfolk. Hampton Roads Young Democrats, Norfolk State University Young Democrats, and Old Dominion University Democrats are co-hosts for the convention that will attract 250 Young Democrats, between … Continue reading

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving
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Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting. “For the most part, we get to … Continue reading

First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe
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First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a black Monday for Donald Trump’s White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential campaign announced the first charges, indicting Trump’s former campaign chairman and revealing how an adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries. The formal charges against a total … Continue reading

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Trump administration sides with NFL in sports betting case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trump administration is siding with professional sports leagues in their opposition to allowing New Jersey to offer sports betting at its casinos and racetracks. The solicitor general’s office filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the leagues. The court is scheduled to hear the case in December. Republican … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe to donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions
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Gov. McAuliffe to donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he will donate funds given to his campaign by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to a nonprofit that aids victims of sexual and domestic violence. Crystal Carson, spokeswoman for McAuliffe’s Common Good VA political action committee, said in a statement Tuesday evening that the governor “is deeply … Continue reading

Trump pitches tax cut as ‘middle class miracle’
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Trump pitches tax cut as ‘middle class miracle’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Promising a “middle class miracle,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday was in full salesman mode as he tried to build momentum behind his plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code and revive his moribund legislative agenda. Hours after the White House and congressional Republicans released a framework for sweeping changes to the … Continue reading

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure
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Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together, and bring along an often unpredictable President Donald Trump, political conflict over health care … Continue reading

AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies
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AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” had a big debut. Clinton’s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book’s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest … Continue reading

Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert
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Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Kid Rock has again criticized NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while insulting white supremacists and teasing at some kind of political future. The entertainer spoke between songs Wednesday at a concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He used a podium with a faux-federal seal that read “United States of ‘Merica.” In his … Continue reading