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5 BIG 2020 stories of the week, ranked

5 BIG 2020 stories of the week, ranked

With 134 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I will outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1 story is the most important of the…MORE

GOP shows some signs of movement on background checks bill

GOP shows some signs of movement on background checks bill

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. GOP’s intraparty gun debate The debate over gun safety has gone virtually nowhere in Congress since two mass shootings in August again galvanized public opinion on the issue. Republicans say they’re waiting for President…MORE

Trump heads to the UN focused on Iran and his political base

Trump heads to the UN focused on Iran and his political base

President Donald Trump and his senior officials head to the United Nations’ annual gathering of world leaders this week focused on a narrow agenda that reflects domestic political concerns, the foreign policy challenge posed by Iran and — by design or default — a continued disconnect with many traditional US allies on the issue of…MORE

Trump-Modi bromance reignited at Texas rally

Trump-Modi bromance reignited at Texas rally

Donald Trump heads to Houston, Texas, on Sunday to join a major rally of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans, but the US President won’t be headlining. Instead, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the star. “Howdy, Modi!” is billed to be the largest gathering for any foreign leader visiting the US, “other than the…MORE

Elizabeth Warren surges and Joe Biden fades in close Iowa race, new poll shows

Elizabeth Warren surges and Joe Biden fades in close Iowa race, new poll shows

A surging Sen. Elizabeth Warren is challenging Joe Biden’s dominance in the race for the Democratic nomination, standing at 22% to the former vice president’s 20% in a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers. Although neither candidate holds a clear lead at this point, the new poll finds Warren and Biden well…MORE

Pelosi: US arms sales, troop deployments to Saudi Arabia and UAE ‘outrageous’

Pelosi: US arms sales, troop deployments to Saudi Arabia and UAE ‘outrageous’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the Trump Administration’s plans to accelerate arms sales and send additional forces to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as bypassing Congress’ intent. Pelosi called the response “the latest outrageous attempt by the Trump Administration to circumvent the bipartisan, bicameral will of Congress,” adding in a statement Saturday: “These…MORE