WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears to be having second thoughts about his choice of Patrick Shanahan as his next secretary of defense and asked several confidants last week in Normandy about alternative candidates, according to four people ...

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When it comes to immigration, Ken Cuccinelli's favorite word might just be "invaded." Cuccinelli, President Donald Trump's acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been waging a war against undocumented immigrants, at least with his ...

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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are in Georgia making election appeals to thousands of black millennial Christians. The senators are competing to be the leading progressive alternative in ...

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, advocates, survivors of gun violence and other officials called on the U.S. Senate Saturday afternoon requesting to pass a bill to expand background checks when it comes to owning a gun. Brown, who called on Senate ...

Former vice president Dick Cheney to appear at fundraiser for Trump and RNC
Former vice president Richard B. Cheney and his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), are to appear at a lunch fundraiser Monday in support of President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee, according to an invitation to ...   Washington Post  
Native American voters, once overlooked, seek role for 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote. At least seven White House hopefuls have said they'll attend a forum in Sioux City on ...   SFGate  
Economic angst rises at bad time for Trump
After more than two years of touting a strong economy under his watch, Trump and his top economic aides are now on the defensive after signals hinting at an impending recession flashed across the ...   The Hill  
Judge asked to stop Georgia’s new touchscreen-and-paper voting system
Voters who want paper ballots filled out by hand asked a federal judge late Friday to prevent Georgia from using the $107 million voting system the state just bought. The request comes a day after the judge ruled that voters must use some type of paper ...   Atlanta Journal-Constitution  
Ken Cuccinelli has talked about undocumented immigrants as 'invaders' since at least 2007
(CNN)Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, was a founding member of a group more than a decade ago that described undocumented immigrants as "foreign invaders" responsible for "serious infectious diseases, drug ...   CNN  
Letter: ‘Compassionate’ in Fremont rabidly oppose homeless plan
While steadfastly declaring their compassion for homeless residents, many Fremont residents nevertheless vehemently oppose having a planned Housing Navigation Center (HNC) placed anywhere near where they live. What should Mayor Lily Mei, Vice Mayor Raj ...   Mercury News  
Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties
Trying to figure out the state of the Democratic presidential race? Get in line. Public opinion surveys have varied by the day, particularly in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire ...   The Hill  
Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad'
Trump has repeatedly gone after the four outspoken Democratic freshmen — Reps. Rashida Tlaib Rashida Harbi Tlaib Tlaib says she won't visit Israel after being treated like 'a criminal' The Hill ...   The Hill  
De Blasio defends claim city has divested from fossil fuels while admitting it hasn’t yet
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday defended his oft-repeated claim that New York City has divested $5 billion from fossil fuels, while admitting the city has yet to actually drop the holdings — and likely won't for years. De Blasio was asked on WNYC's The ...   Politico  
Sugar Land City Council approves $90.7 million bond election for Nov. 5 election
More than $47 million in drainage projects are included in a $90.7 million bond referendum to come before voters at the Nov. 5. election. Approved by the Sugar Land City Council at the Aug. 14 meeting, the bond Caption Close More than $47 million in ...   Houston Chronicle