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'His trial balloon went over like the Hindenburg': Democrats are skeptical of Michael Bloomberg's potential 2020 run

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Michael Bloomberg, the former Republican mayor of New York, is considering a run for the presidency in 2020 as a centrist Democrat, despite an energized left wing and a crowded field.
Many Democratic strategists say Bloomberg has no path to victory.
"It's hard to imagine someone more out of touch with the Democratic base," said one operative.
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former New York mayor, is seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2020 as a centrist Democrat, despite an energized left wing and a crowded field.
The former Republican, who's spending $80...
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Republican challenger accuses Democratic comptroller Susana Mendoza of 'hedging' on Chicago mayor question

Republican challenger accuses Democratic comptroller Susana Mendoza of 'hedging' on Chicago mayor question

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Democratic Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza stuck to her script Wednesday that she's focusing on her re-election and not a run for Chicago mayor as Republican challenger Darlene Senger pressured her to commit to a four-year term with the state. “I would like to see a commitment that on Nov...
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Trump's Interior Department head Ryan Zinke is out. Here are the ethics...

Trump's Interior Department head Ryan Zinke is out. Here are the ethics probes that plagued the controversial secretary

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is stepping down, President Donald Trump announced Saturday. Trump said Zinke would be leaving at the end of the year and his replacement would be... Read more ...

Here are the top contenders to replace Ryan Zinke as interior secretary

Here are the top contenders to replace Ryan Zinke as interior secretary

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to leave the Trump administration at the end of 2018. David Bernhardt, who currently serves as Zinke's deputy, is reportedly expected to... Read more ...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act As Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act As Unconstitutional

President Trump praised the ruling by a court in Texas as supporters of the ACA said they will appeal. Read more ...

The 'Trump Dossier' Is Out

The 'Trump Dossier' Is Out

Talk about redacted: The FBI released Friday a limited version of a contentious memo about President Trump's possible Russia connections, Politico reports. Former FBI Director... Read more ...

The Russia Investigations: A Case Still Unproven

The Russia Investigations: A Case Still Unproven

This week in the Russia investigations: Headlines and courtroom action are coming thick and fast in the final weeks of the year, but a core "collusion" case also looks weaker... Read more ...

Federal Judge's Ruling on ACA an 'Assault' on Americans

Federal Judge's Ruling on ACA an 'Assault' on Americans

The Supreme Court has twice voted to keep the Affordable Care Act in place; it may soon see its third big case related to the health care law. That's because US District Court... Read more ...

Exclusive: Zinke linked to real estate deal with Halliburton chairman

Exclusive: Zinke linked to real estate deal with Halliburton chairman

WHITEFISH, Mont. - A foundation established by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and headed by his wife is playing a key role in a real-estate deal backed by the chairman of... Read more ...

The Russia Investigations: An Unfinished Case Looks Weaker Than Ever

The Russia Investigations: An Unfinished Case Looks Weaker Than Ever

This week in the Russia investigations: Headlines and courtroom action are coming thick and fast in the final weeks of the year, but a core "collusion" case also looks weaker... Read more ...

2 prominent Conservative MPs want Theresa May to work with Jeremy Corbyn to...

2 prominent Conservative MPs want Theresa May to work with Jeremy Corbyn to deliver Brexit

Theresa May should seek cross-party discussions and work with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to deliver Brexit, senior Tories say. Labour won't reportedly be keen to hold... Read more ...

A federal judge just ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional, threatening...

A federal judge just ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional, threatening healthcare chaos

In a ruling released Friday evening, a federal judge in Texas sided with 19 states arguing that key provisions of the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare" are... Read more ...