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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Former U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, who pleaded guilty to a charge of campaign finance fraud, was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 months in federal prison in a corruption case that ended the California Republican’s once-promising political career. U.S. ex-congressman Duncan Hunter leaves a federal court after being sentenced to 11 months
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ohio will postpone its presidential nominating election planned for Tuesday, despite a judge’s refusal to endorse a postponement, because the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus makes it too dangerous, Governor Mike DeWine said. DeWine had asked a state court for permission to postpone the election, but after a judge denied
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off on Sunday in what was possibly the final debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contest, with their ideological differences laid bare amidst the national crisis over the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic U.S. presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders do an
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the Senate Finance Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday the cost of the stimulus bill responding to the coronavirus crisis will likely be “significant but not
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly a quarter of Ohio’s counties are deploying fewer poll workers for the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday than they have in previous presidential election years, raising concerns from voting-rights advocates who say the reductions could lengthen lines at the polls.  FILE PHOTO: Robert Harrison, 96, arrives to vote while wearing a
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Michigan voter Monique Dooley believed in Bernie Sanders’ forceful message of support for America’s working class. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders takes part in a FOX News Town Hall with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson So she cast a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden was quickly declared the winner in nominating contests in Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi on Tuesday, giving him perhaps unstoppable momentum toward winning the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump in November. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden smiles as he speaks with
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he will be taking “major” steps to gird the economy against the impact of a spreading coronavirus outbreak and will discuss a payroll tax cut with congressional Republicans on Tuesday. “We’ll be discussing a possible payroll tax cut or relief, substantial relief, very substantial relief,
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