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Federal budget statement reveals $700m deficit – politics live - The Guardian
Federal budget statement reveals $700m deficit – politics live  The GuardianGovernment defends jump in debt as Scott Morrison heads to Washington for state dinner with Trump. All the days events, live.[read more]

The racial politics of gun control - CNN
The racial politics of gun control  CNNWashington (CNN) When Americans talk about guns, what's arguably most interesting isn't what we say about the devices themselves. It's what we betray about ...[read more]

Bolton offers scathing criticism of Trump at closed-door event, attendee says - CNN
Bolton offers scathing criticism of Trump at closed-door event, attendee says  CNNWashington (CNN) Former national security adviser John Bolton didn't offer any praise of President Donald Trump in remarks at a private event Wednesday, but ...[read more]

Trump Weighs Retaliation Against Iran and Names National Security Adviser - The New York Times
Trump Weighs Retaliation Against Iran and Names National Security Adviser  The New York TimesTo help sort through the options — including sanctions and the deployment of more American forces — the president chose Robert C. O'Brien, the State ...[read more]

Kal Penn Isn’t Making a Political Point with His Immigration Sitcom - The New York Times
Kal Penn Isn’t Making a Political Point with His Immigration Sitcom  The New York TimesSunnyside” is about trying to navigate the United States citizenship process, but its aims are more comic than didactic.[read more]

New voter privacy law hurts Utah political parties, so they want it changed - Salt Lake Tribune
New voter privacy law hurts Utah political parties, so they want it changed  Salt Lake TribuneThe chairmen of the Utah Democratic and Republican parties don't often testify together for the same bill. But they joined Wednesday to ask the Legislature to ...[read more]

David Cameron sought intervention from Queen on Scottish independence - The Guardian
David Cameron sought intervention from Queen on Scottish independence  The GuardianDavid Cameron has revealed that he suggested to the Queen's private secretary how the monarch could influence the outcome of the 2014 Scottish ...[read more]

Illinois Gaming Board chair who resigned in June engaged in prohibited political activity while in charge of b - Chicago Tribune
Illinois Gaming Board chair who resigned in June engaged in prohibited political activity while in charge of b  Chicago TribuneA Springfield attorney who resigned as chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board shortly before his term was up this summer engaged in prohibited political activity ......[read more]

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned to Play by Washington’s Rules - The New York Times
How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned to Play by Washington’s Rules  The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Less than two weeks after being sworn in last year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young progressive star *fresh* off an upset of ...[read more]

Why is Bernie Sanders stuck in neutral? - CNN
Why is Bernie Sanders stuck in neutral?  CNNSomething has happened to Bernie Sanders over the last few months in the 2020 presidential race. Or, more accurately, not happened.[read more]