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Source: NBC News

How Democrats use dark money — and win elections

Today 09:56 GMT

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.. WASHINGTON — Democrats love decrying "dark money" — political contributions for which the source of funds is a mystery. But that isn't stopping them from accepting "dark money" themselves or making it difficult to determine the original underwriter of a political donation, as a recent Southern contest vividly illustrates.

Source: DW

EU prepares response to possible US tariffs

Today 08:06 GMT

Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reported Tuesday European Union officials were preparing a swift response to possible US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. But according to the report, tariffs might also be slapped on motorcycle imports. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said EU officials had mentioned the possibility of imposing a tariff on Harley-Davidson imports from Wisconsin, the home of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Source: Common Domain

Elizabeth Warren on Her Journey From Low-Information Voter

Today 06:05 GMT

Elizabeth Warren’s first political memory is from around the time she was 6 years old, listening to stories about the Great Depression from her grandmother, Hannie Crawford Reed.

Warren, by contrast, was for decades what a political consultant might refer to as an infrequent voter, often missing midterms and primaries. He kept an arms-length relationship with the Democratic Party, willing to engage in electoral politics, but not on the party’s terms — caucusing with it while in the House and Senate, but never formally joining.

Source: NBC News

Trump tweets support for Romney's Senate bid in Utah

Today 05:11 GMT

President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship.

However, Romney did not mention Trump or his scandal-plagued administration in his campaign announcement on Friday, focusing instead on how his adopted state of Utah could be a model for better government in Washington. Asked Friday if he would seek or accept Trump's endorsement, Romney demurred but said they had talked on the phone two or three times in recent months and had a cordial and respectful relationship.

Source: New York Times

Trump Edges Toward a Conventional Republican Approach, at Least on Policy

Today 01:32 GMT

Their concern could indicate trouble for Mr. Trump if his more conventional approach on some policy issues alienates his base and depresses Republican turnout in the midterm elections in November.

There are many ways, however, in which Mr. Trump has actually gone much further than his Republican predecessors in pursuing conservative policy goals — especially in the environmental and regulatory realm.

Source: Fox News

Trump endorses recent GOP foe Mitt Romney for Utah Senate

Today 03:23 GMT

President Trump gave his full backing to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday, saying Romney's bid for a Senate seat from Utah "has my full support and endorsement!" The president's tweet suggested he may have buried the hatchet, at least temporarily, with the GOP foe who called Trump a "phony" and a "fraud" in 2016.

Asked Friday if he would seek or accept Trump's endorsement, Romney demurred but said they had talked on the phone two or three times in recent months and had a cordial and respectful relationship.

Source: Washington Post

Trump endorses Romney for U.S. Senate seat from Utah

Today 02:29 GMT

President Trump on Monday night threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be the next U.S. senator from Utah, writing on Twitter that he would be a “worthy successor” to retiring Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah). The endorsement is significant because Trump had previously encouraged Hatch to seek another term, and Romney had been among the most vocal Republican critics of Trump’s presidential aspirations, once calling him “a phony” and “a fraud.”

Source: Global News

Patrick Brown warns PCs against keeping him from leadership race

Today 01:33 GMT

WATCH: Patrick Brown says removal from leadership race would be unconstitutional. Just a couple of hours after Brown spoke to Global News, an unconfirmed report surfaced that the PCs were set to announce Tuesday that Christine Elliott, Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen will be eligible to run for leader, while Brown won’t.

Patrick Brown enters Ontario PC leadership race amid sexual misconduct allegations. “I believe this was initiated for political purposes,” Brown said. “I have a number of political adversaries and so there’s a number of people who would benefit from what happened and I hope that in the course of the investigation we’ll be able to expose who was involved in this.”

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