Politics

Hillary Clinton wins Nevada caucuses over Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton scored a victory in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses Saturday — holding off an unexpectedly strong challenge from rival Bernie Sanders. The win gives Clinton a much-needed boost against the surging socialist as the race moves to South Carolina next weekend. The former secretary of state sought to further separate herself from Sanders in her victory speech. LIVE MAP: SEE ...

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Activist claims Sanders caucus crowd chanted 'English-only'

[embedded content] Latina civil rights activist Dolores Huerta claims Bernie Sanders supporters chanted “English-only” when she offered to translate at a Nevada caucus site. Huerta said the chant took place inside the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, although video of the alleged moment does not corroborate her statement repeated by “Ugly Betty” actress America Ferrera. Both Ferrera and Huerta have ...

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Donald Trump clarifies Iraq War position on 'Meet the Press'

Two-faced tycoon Donald Trump struggled to explain his contradicting positions on the Iraq war the day after his big win in South Carolina. On the campaign trail, the blustery businessman has called the Iraq war the worst decision, “any President has made, in the history of this country.” But in a 13-year-old interview with shock jock Howard Stern, the real ...

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Officials rip proposed anti-terror funding cuts for NYC

A chorus of city leaders on Wednesday blasted a proposed $ 90 million cut in federal anti-terror funding for New York — the nation’s top target since 9/11. Providing money to protect the city’s 8.4 million residents “is no place to cut corners,” Mayor de Blasio declared at a 1 Police Plaza news conference with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and ...

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Officials rip proposed anti-terror funding cuts for NYC

A chorus of city leaders on Wednesday blasted a proposed $ 90 million cut in federal anti-terror funding for New York — the nation’s top target since 9/11. Providing money to protect the city’s 8.4 million residents “is no place to cut corners,” Mayor de Blasio declared at a 1 Police Plaza news conference with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and ...

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Planned Parenthood hit with subpoena for federal probe

Alex Brandon/ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said the subpoenas are necessary to collect information that “is critical to providing us with answers to questions the American people are asking.” A special House panel investigating Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers has issued its first three subpoenas, the Republican chairman of the committee said Tuesday. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said ...

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Manhattan DA wants Eliot Spitzer investigation to be moved

CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Eliot Spitzer has close ties to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance wants the investigation into allegations Eliot Spitzer assaulted a 26-year-old woman at the Plaza Hotel last weekend moved to another borough due to the former governor’s ties to his office, a spokeswoman told the Daily ...

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Ted Cruz promises no gluten-free meals for military

Alex Wong/Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz bashed gluten-free military rations in a Tuesday speech. Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz took a hard line against the military’s top enemy: Gluten-free food. At a Tuesday rally in South Carolina, the Texas Senator vowed to fight against the Pentagon’s culture of “political correctness” — which apparently means nixing special meals for ...

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Sanders supporters produce song and video: 'Bernie Bae'

[embedded content] “Your hair’s messy and white, but you fight for civil rights.” The woman who produced the 2007 viral video “Crush on Obama,” is back with another political pop tune just in time to support Bernie Sanders for his presidential run — and it’s pretty catchy. KING: OLD VIDEO APPEARS TO SHOW BERNIE SANDERS ARREST Creator Leah Kauffman, 29, ...

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Cuomo admits to state's poor oversight of homeless shelters

Eric Jenks/for New York Daily News Gov. Cuomo says the state must do a better job of running homeless shelters. ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo Tuesday admitted the state previously had not been aggressive enough in tackling poor conditions at homeless shelters, but nonetheless still laid a large share of the blame on the city. Responding to a Tuesday audit by ...

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