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Source: ABC News

Cruz, O'Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics: Texas Senate showdown

Today 11:45 GMT

In the midst of a fiery and critical U.S. Senate race in Texas, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke each sat down with ABC News’ Paula Faris ahead of the November midterm election, opening up about presidential ambitions, the politics of immigration and President Donald Trump.

Our opportunities, our needs -- behind," O'Rourke said, in a veiled reference to the unsuccessful presidential campaign that Cruz -- Texas's junior senator -- ran in 2016. "I want to make sure that I'm there -- every single day, for every single one of us.”

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Source: Fox News

2 convicted Democrats seek political office while behind bars

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Two Democrats are running for a political office despite being behind bars, with one of them expected to win in Texas and celebrate in jail.

He’s a disbarred Missouri City personal injury lawyer convicted in 2015 on multiple misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting people to his law practice, KPRC-TV reported.

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Source: Fox News

Trump rallies in Clinton-won districts ahead of midterms

Today 08:59 GMT

With the crucial midterm elections just over two weeks away, he’s headlining up to four rallies a week – and staging many of them in toss-up districts that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Trump was in remote Elko, a town of less than 20,000 in northeast Nevada, on the first day of early voting in the state to push the re-election bid of Sen. Dean Heller, the GOP’s most endangered senator.

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Source: Common Domain

Mitch McConnell harassed at restaurant as fellow diners come to his defense

Today 04:14 GMT

This incident is just another in a long line of encounters in which protesters have confronted Trump administration officials such as Department of Homeland Security Chief Kristjen Nielson, Senator Ted Cruz, former EPA head Scott Pruitt and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, to name a few.

It all started when the two were out at popular Cuban restaurant Havana Rumba on Friday and some angry diners decided to approach their table, including the man in this video snippet from TMZ:. “Oh yeh, why don’t you get out of here?” the protester says. “Why don’t you leave our entire country.”

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Source: CBS News

Elizabeth Warren debates GOP challenger days after DNA test reveal

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Republican challenger Geoff Diehl slammed her in the first question in a contentious debate about her recent reveal that she did have Native American heritage.

He said that while he didn't care about the results, "it's about integrity," and he didn't approve of her previous employer, Harvard University,  listing her as a minority because it meant "taking a minority hire away from somebody else.". Warren said that her DNA results did not show that was a member of a tribe, and that she never benefited from her background.

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Source: Fox News

Hillary Clinton aide says there’s a ‘Powerball range’ chance she'd run for president again

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Philippe Reines, a longtime Hillary Clinton adviser, reiterated earlier comments Friday evening by saying that there is a possibility - albeit a slim one - that the former secretary of state would launch another campaign for president.

NEW YORK TIMES BOARD MEMBER TELLING HILLARY CLINTON TO STAY QUIET PROVES SHE IS ‘POLITICALLY RADIOACTIVE,’ EXPERTS SAY. Reines also reacted to a recent op-ed for The New York Times, which said that Clinton's comments are distracting Democrats at a time when they should be focused on voters.

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Source: Fox News

Katy Perry praises Taylor Swift for 'setting a great example' with political stance

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Swift’s remarks caught the eye of friend-turned-foe Katy Perry, who was one of the first people to “like” the post, spurring rumors that the bad blood between Swift and Perry had finally subsided. “She’s setting a great example,” Perry told Variety on Thursday night at amfAR Gala Beverly Hills, California, where the “Roar” singer was honored with a Courage Award.

The pop star who notably has strayed from politics — shocked many fans and critics alike when she broke her silence earlier in the month, writing on Instagram that she'll be voting for Tennessee Democrats in the midterm elections.

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Source: Fox News

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

Saturday 15:25 GMT

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said.

A witness said the train didn't even sound its whistle as it sped past the site, where hundreds were watching the burning of an effigy of demon Ravana during the Hindu festival of Dussehra. As the effigy was lit and the fireworks started, a section of the crowd started retreating toward railroad tracks while observing the event.

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Source: Washington Post

Khashoggi outcry galvanizes critics against Saudi arms sales

Saturday 15:25 GMT

International outrage over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and Washington Post contributor, has galvanized lawmakers and critics who are seeking to curb arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has repeatedly urged his colleagues to end sales to Saudi Arabia, said he will fight the next Saudi arms deal that comes before Congress. The kingdom is the largest importer of U.S.-made weapons and for years has come under fire from human rights group for jailing dissidents and journalists and killing civilians in a military campaign in Yemen.

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Source: Reuters

Black 'lynching' ad illustrates race overtones, anger in U.S....

Saturday 15:25 GMT

A radio ad that aired this week in Arkansas in support of Republican U.S. Representative French Hill featured women with exaggerated and stereotyped African-American accents saying black voters should support Hill and Republicans because Democrats will lynch black men when “a white girl screams rape.” Hill’s campaign did not run the ad and condemned it as “outrageous.”

“We can’t afford to let white Democrats take us back to bad old days of race verdicts, life sentences and lynchings when a white girl screams rape.”. Bruce Bartlett, a senior policy adviser in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, called it “the most racist ad by a Republican I have ever come across.”

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Source: CBS News

Americans feel positive about the economy, but worried about U.S. direction - CBS News poll

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Americans are feeling the most positive about the state of the nation's economy heading into a midterm election than they have since 1998.

Seven in 10 of Americans say the economy is in good shape; the public's most positive evaluation heading into a midterm election in decades. More than half continue to disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president.

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Source: Fox News

Khashoggi death account not ‘credible,’ lawmakers across aisle say

Sunday 20:54 GMT

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were fired up by Friday’s report that Jamal Khashoggi, the activist and writer who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Turkey earlier this month, had been killed in a fight, as reported by Saudi state media.

“Saudi Arabia has had 2 weeks to get its story straight about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and ‘a fistfight that led to his death’ was the best they could do?” Warren tweeted. “@realDonaldTrump should be holding the Saudis accountable – not pushing their propaganda.”

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Source: The Guradian

John James: ‘Battle-tested, ready to lead’ … and a black American for Trump

Sunday 09:00 GMT

James, no far-right demagogue, is African American and bidding to become the first black person from Michigan elected to the US Senate.

“The contention by James and other conservative black people that the Democrats exploit black people and give little back is a bogus, self-serving argument,” he added. “Black people are overwhelmingly Democrats precisely because there are tangible benefits the Democrats provide when it comes to fighting for civil rights, jobs, defence of pubic education and union and labour protections: the very things that the GOP has steadfastly opposed and eroded.

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Source: CBS News

Dean Heller, Jacky Rosen meet for debate in critical Nevada Senate race

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Republican Sen. Dean Heller and his Democratic opponent, Rep. Jacky Rosen, are meeting for their first debate Friday evening.

"She's going to do whatever Pelosi and Schumer tell her to do," he said, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Source: Washington Post

At charity dinner, Nikki Haley takes playful jabs at Trump and other political elites

Saturday 10:50 GMT

During an address to an annual charity dinner in New York on Thursday night, outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, the daughter of immigrants from India, recalled the first time President Trump learned of her heritage.

Haley recounted that as she prepared for the dinner — hosted by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and attended by the state’s political elites — Trump gave her some advice. She not only poked fun at her boss and Warren — a potential 2020 rival — but also took playful jabs at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and convicted Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.


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