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Democrats not alone in soliciting votes in Iowa; GOP is, too

Democrats not alone in soliciting votes in Iowa; GOP is, tooWith all eyes on Democrats as they prepare to cast their ballots in Iowa's highly anticipated kickoff caucuses, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is working to try to persuade Republican voters to turn out at their caucus sites, too — even if there's no real competition. While states such as South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska and Kansas chose to cancel their Republican primaries and caucuses outright to save cash and signal Trump's lock on the nomination, Iowa chose to press forward, in part to maintain its status as the first-in-the-nation nominating contest.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 12:14 AM

'What choice do I have?' Lock-down strands millions in China's Wuhan

'What choice do I have?' Lock-down strands millions in China's WuhanA trickle of passengers at the train station in the Chinese city of Wuhan put on a brave face on Friday as they arrived in the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 26 people, infected hundreds and raised fears of a pandemic. Authorities have all but shut down Wuhan, a city of 11 million and a major transport hub, at what is normally the busiest time of year - the Lunar New Year holiday - when millions of people travel home to visit their families. Millions of people in surrounding cities are virtually stranded after public transport networks were shut to stop the spread of the virus, believed to have originated at a Wuhan market illegally selling wildlife.




POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 6:07 AM

Fox News is covering Trump's impeachment trial — but with no audio of evidence from Democrats

Fox News is covering Trump's impeachment trial — but with no audio of evidence from DemocratsFox News host Sean Hannity assured viewers the impeachment trial wasn't worth watching, and summed it up as "babble" and "talking points."




POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 9:08 AM

Marianne Williamson Will Support Andrew Yang, Sort Of

Marianne Williamson Will Support Andrew Yang, Sort Of(Bloomberg) -- Self-help author and former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says she will be supporting a fellow unconventional contender, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, in the early Democratic primaries.In announcements on Instagram and Twitter, Williamson said she wasn’t endorsing Yang, but wants to help him continue in the race. She is expected to appear with him at a town hall event in Fairfield, Iowa, on Friday.View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marianne Williamson (@mariannewilliamson) on Jan 22, 2020 at 9:01pm PST“I am not endorsing any presidential candidate at this time; I support all the progressive candidates,” she tweeted. “I’m appearing with Andrew Yang in Fairfield because I know the institutional obstructions to his candidacy and I want to see him continue in the race past Iowa.”Williamson  dropped out of the presidential race Jan. 10 after months of polling at less than 1% and flagging fundraising.Disclaimer: Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.This post is part of Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.To contact the author of this story: Ryan Beckwith in Washington at rbeckwith3@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Max BerleyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 4:02 PM

Warren responds after angry dad confronts her on student loans

Warren responds after angry dad confronts her on student loansIn the exchange, a father asked Warren if he is getting "screwed" because he saved money for his daughter's education.




POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 10:53 AM

Smugglers tried to bring 3,700 invasive crabs through the Port of Cincinnati

Smugglers tried to bring 3,700 invasive crabs through the Port of CincinnatiMitten crabs are a delicacy in Asia and sell for about $50 each in the United States, officials say. They are considered an invasive species.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 5:21 PM

Mexico seeks US extradition of drug lord's son for reporter murder

Mexico seeks US extradition of drug lord's son for reporter murderCuliacán (Mexico) (AFP) - Mexico is seeking the extradition from the United States of the son of a Sinaloa cartel drug lord over the 2017 murder of acclaimed journalist Javier Valdez, the attorney general's office said Thursday. Damaso Lopez Serrano, the son of former top "El Chapo" lieutenant Damaso Lopez Nunez "El Licenciado", is accused of being the mastermind behind the killing of Valdez. An arrest warrant for Lopez Serrano was approved Thursday afternoon after prosecutors interviewed members of the Sinaloa cartel who testified against him, the attorney general's office said in a statement.




POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 4:05 AM

FULL INTERVIEW: Tom Steyer on 'Hot Mic With Brittany Shepherd'

FULL INTERVIEW: Tom Steyer on 'Hot Mic With Brittany Shepherd'In a live studio interview on Yahoo News’ “Hot Mic With Brittany Shepherd,” Democratic candidate Tom Steyer discusses Trump’s Twitter attacks, his own billionaire status, and takes questions from first-time voters in the audience.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 3:27 PM

Iran's Qaher 313 Stealth Fighter Is More Bluster Than Brawn

Iran's Qaher 313 Stealth Fighter Is More Bluster Than BrawnIt's not much of a threat.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 1:00 PM

Donald Trump shares image of Barack Obama scaling Trump Tower

Donald Trump shares image of Barack Obama scaling Trump TowerDonald Trump has tweeted a photoshopped image of Barack Obama scaling the walls of Trump Tower with suction cups and holding binoculars.The image, which was posted without a caption, appeared to be a reference to Mr Trump’s claims that Mr Obama and the FBI illegally spied on him.




POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 6:49 AM

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