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New York Times ed board endorses Warren, Klobuchar

The New York Times’ opinion page published the endorsement online at 11 p.m. Sunday, and it will appear in the newspaper Monday. The editorial board’s backing of Warren and Klobuchar comes two weeks ahead of the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. The board interviewed Warren for 80 minutes on Dec. 4 and Klobuchar for 90 minutes…

Warren signs up with Bernie in jabbing Biden on Social Security

The campaigns have been trying to move on from the conflict — which climaxed Tuesday night when each accused the other of calling them a “liar” on the stage immediately following the debate —and are largely not responding to media questions about the rift. The Social Security issue provides a potential opportunity for a liberal…

Alan Dershowitz: Constitution dictates acquittal for Trump

Attorney Alan Dershowitz. | Frank Franklin II, File/AP Photo Alan Dershowitz, the high-profile attorney and law professor who just joined President Donald Trump’s defense team, made the case against impeachment on Sunday by focusing only on constitutional criteria. On ABC’s “This Week,” Dershowitz said the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction…

Battle over impeachment witnesses intensifies

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (left), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (center) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries. | Julio Cortez/AP Photo With President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial just two days away, the battle over whether to call witnesses during the proceedings, including former national security adviser John Bolton, continues to heat…

Durbin grumbles Senate Democrats in the dark about impeachment guidelines

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo There has not been “the most basic negotiation or exchange of information” between Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate as it gears up for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday. “I checked, and as of late…

‘Pretty nervy of you!’: Trump’s Palm Beach billionaire spat

“Pretty nervy of you to come to this club,” Trump snapped. His ire was aimed at Jeff Greene, a real estate tycoon from Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago member who ran for Florida governor in the Democratic primary last year. Greene said he wasn’t surprised by the reception. A year earlier, he and the president had…

How a more powerful anti-war motion rallied to stop a march to war with Iran

Within hours, via press releases, media hits and coordination with other groups, they had made their point: President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Qassem Soleimani was a mistake, and the U.S. needed to de-escalate the tensions. “It was a heavy and anxiety-filled moment but also an exhilarating one,” said Jessica Rosenblum, the institute’s communications director.…

Sanders encounters resistance as he looks beyond Warren disagreement

“In the context of the last week's events, it was especially ironic it was Sen. Sanders speaking,” said former state Sen. Iris Estabrook, who has endorsed Sen. Amy Klobuchar. She was at the event with a sign reading, “When women vote, women win.” “That was the spirit of this thing, and it was unfortunate that…

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DeRozan, Spurs escape Warriors in overtime, 117-113

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 117-113 overtime victory over the short-handed Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. Dejounte Murray scored seven of his 15 points in overtime, and San Antonio won its eighth in 13 games. LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points and 12…

Bozak-Steen-Thomas line integrates for 9 points as Blues defeat Sabres 5-1

ST. LOUIS — Robert Thomas is proving to be a fast learner. Thomas and Tyler Bozak each had a goal and two assists, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Thursday night. Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist and David Perron also scored for the Blues, who won their eighth…

Baker, Carey help No. 4 Duke top Wofford 86-57 without Jones

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — It was only a few months ago that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t sure how much playing time Joey Baker could earn this season on a deep roster. If he keeps shooting like this, he won’t have any problems finding that time on the court. Baker had career highs of 22…

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UTEP, Ball State fulfill in Diamond Head Classic

Ball State (6-5) vs. UTEP (8-3) Diamond Head Classic , Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu; Monday, 1:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Ball State and UTEP are set to clash in the Diamond Head Classic. UTEP lost 67-63 to Hawaii in its most recent game, while Ball State fell 85-64 against Washington in its last outing. TEAM…

Virginia governor bans firearms at Capitol before pro-gun rally

A Virginia residents speaks at a hearing on gun control in Virginia's state Capitol [File: Steve Helber/The Associated Press] The governor of the US state of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has declared a state of emergency and temporarily banned all guns and weapons from the area around the Capitol in Richmond before a major gun-rights demonstration…

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

The US state of Virginia on Wednesday moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in what was seen as a momentous victory by women's rights advocates even though it is far from certain the measure will ever be added to the US Constitution. The state…