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Bernie Sanders Unveils Sweeping Policy Platform To Combat Racial Inequality

Bernie Sanders in PortlandA day after being interrupted by Black Lives Matters protesters at a campaign event in Seattle, Washington, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released a detailed platform on combating racial inequality.

Sanders' campaign posted the platform on his website on Sunday, and he addressed the issue of racial justice that evening in front of more than 20,000 supporters in Portland, drawing his largest crowd yet along the campaign trail. Nearly 12,000 people attended Saturday’s event in Seattle.


Sanders defends Iran nuclear deal, says alternative is 'war'

Bernie SandersA day after speaking by phone with President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday he favors the White House's nuclear agreement with Iran to the alternative -- war with Iran.

On CBS' Face the Nation Sunday, the independent Vermont senator described why the agreement with Tehran makes sense -- and why it would not have made sense to go on without one.


Trump barred from GOP gathering after barb about Fox News’ Kelly

Trump barred from Gop eventDonald Trump opened his mouth and now finds the door closed to him at a high-profile gathering of conservative activists.

His latest incendiary comment, about one of the Fox News moderators from Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, has led to a scolding by the party and condemnation by organizers of the RedState Gathering.


A Hater's Guide to the GOP Debate

GOP debateWell, that was kind of like watching a basketball game that had 10 teams. But hey—the questions were good. They were surprisingly tough. But were they evenly tough? That’s an interesting question. Let’s take a quick look at who was asked what, among the four top candidates. I kept track.

Donald Trump was asked eight questions, about: why he wouldn’t back the GOP nominee (which he of course brought on himself by volunteering that he might not); all the names he’s called women; what his evidence was for saying that Mexico is “sending” us its rapists; why he used to support single-payer; his four bankruptcies; why he was once pro-choice; whether his tone is appropriate in a president; the Iran deal.


Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadline

Paul Le PaigeDozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court sided with legislative leadership in their fierce dispute with LePage, saying that lawmakers' temporary adjournment in June didn't prevent the governor from returning the vetoed bills to the chambers.


Ron Paul's top 2012 campaign staff members indicted on felony charges

Ron PaulTop staff members from Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign have been indicted in the culmination of a long investigation into Paul campaign’s alleged payments to an Iowa state senator to endorse the former Texas congressman for president and the hiding of those payments.

Jesse Benton, who ran Paul’s 2012 campaign and is married to the former congressman’s granddaughter, was indicted on Wednesday on five felony charges in federal court in Des Moines, Iowa along with John Tate and Dimitri Kesari, both of whom were also were top staffers on the 2012 campaign.


Fox News announces GOP debate field

GOP debateJohn Kasich and Chris Christie are in — Rick Perry is out.

Kasich and Christie clinched the last two spots for this week's 10-candidate debate, Fox News announced Tuesday, joining Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul.  The debate will be 9 p.m. Thursday in Cleveland.

Perry finished 11th in the aggregate of polls Fox used to determine the field. That relegated the former Texas governor to a debate at 5 p.m. Thursday with other candidates outside the top 10: Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Jim Gilmore.


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