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Texas congressman pulls endorsement from Castro to support Biden

Texas congressman pulls endorsement from Castro to support Biden

Texas Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez on Sunday flipped his support from Juli├ín Castro to Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, saying now is the time to narrow the 2020 field and unite as Democrats. The switch of support comes days after Castro sharply criticized Biden — with an apparent jab at the former vice…MORE

Yang wades into backlash over new ‘SNL’ cast member’s bigoted comments

Yang wades into backlash over new ‘SNL’ cast member’s bigoted comments

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang jumped into the controversy over the racist comments by a new Saturday Night Live hire, calling them “cheap shots.” Yang, a Taiwanese-American candidate, tweeted directly to comedian Shane Gillis, writing, “Shane — I prefer comedy that makes people think and doesn’t take cheap shots. But I’m happy to sit…MORE

Bernie Sanders teases $2.5 trillion housing plan

Bernie Sanders teases $2.5 trillion housing plan

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced highlights of his national housing plan during a speech Saturday, emphasizing renter protections and investments in affordable housing. The plan will cost approximately $2.5 trillion over the next 10 years, the Vermont independent said during a speech in Las Vegas, acknowledging that it is “expensive.” Sanders said he…MORE

Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks on Saudi oil field

Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks on Saudi oil field

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pinned the blame on Iran for an attack at a Saudi oil field in a pair of tweets Saturday. Drone strikes on crucial Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, CNN Business reported earlier Saturday. Yemen’s…MORE

Holder cautions against potentially prosecuting Trump post presidency

Holder cautions against potentially prosecuting Trump post presidency

Former Attorney General Eric Holder predicted President Donald Trump may be prosecuted after his presidency if he doesn’t first face impeachment proceedings while in office — but warned of the possible risks to the nation. The Obama-era attorney general’s comments come as impeachment advocates hailed Thursday’s Judiciary Committee’s vote to formalize the rules of its…MORE

Ben Carson to visit California next week to address homelessness

Ben Carson to visit California next week to address homelessness

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is planning a trip to California next week as the Trump administration tries to come up with solutions to the state’s homelessness problem, a source with knowledge of the trip confirms to CNN. Carson is expected to be in San Francisco on Tuesday. The Washington Post first reported…MORE