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Warren's DNA Test: 'Pocahontas' Pushback, Possible 2020 Prep

Warren's DNA Test: 'Pocahontas' Pushback, Possible 2020 Prep

By Laurie Kellman | Oct 15
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's release Monday of a DNA analysis that she does indeed have Native American ancestry is a pointed pushback to Donald Trump's derisive nickname for her.

The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

By Lisa Rathke | Oct 15
Voters in this very liberal, very white state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first black female legislator. Not long after, another Vermont surfaced: racist threats that eventually forced her to leave office.

Abrams Makes Historic Appearance at Atlanta LGBT Parade

Abrams Makes Historic Appearance at Atlanta LGBT Parade

Oct 15
Stacey Abrams has become the first major-party nominee for the Georgia governorship to participate in the Atlanta Pride Parade, one of the largest LGBT parades in the Southeast.

Democrats Go All-In on Health Care in Midterms

Democrats Go All-In on Health Care in Midterms

By Nicholas Riccardi | Oct 15
While Democratic enthusiasm this year has largely been fueled by anger toward President Donald Trump, candidates have targeted their messaging to focus more on health care.

Baldwin Urges 'Overthrow' of Trump Government Via Voting

Baldwin Urges 'Overthrow' of Trump Government Via Voting

By Holly Ramer | Oct 15
Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully "overthrow" the government.

Georgia Senator Accused of Briefly Snatching Student's Phone

Georgia Senator Accused of Briefly Snatching Student's Phone

Oct 15
A Georgia Tech political group said Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia's governor's race.

Congress Heads Toward Postelection Fight over Border Wall

Congress Heads Toward Postelection Fight over Border Wall

By Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly | Oct 15
Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown.

GOP Pins Hopes for Keeping Ryan's Wisconsin Seat on Ryan 2.0

GOP Pins Hopes for Keeping Ryan's Wisconsin Seat on Ryan 2.0

By Todd Richmond | Oct 14
Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November's election, cleverly cultivating an "Iron Stache" persona for a candidacy that was as colorful as it was unlikely.

Trump on Rally Blitz as He Tries to Stave Off Dem Gains
Indianapolis, IN

Trump on Rally Blitz as He Tries to Stave Off Dem Gains

By Jill Colvin | Oct 14
President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and looses a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden.

In Kentucky, Trump Rallies Voters While Praising McConnell

In Kentucky, Trump Rallies Voters While Praising McConnell

By Darlene Superville | Oct 14
President Donald Trump heaped praise on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker's political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice.

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