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Probability the Rapper Bids to Change into a Chicago Kingmaker

The TV cameras were waiting for Amara Enyia to walk into Emporium, a nightclub/pinball arcade where the long-shot candidate for mayor of Chicago was holding a $20-a-head fundraiser earlier this month. Enyia, a 35-year-old community organizer and neighborhood activist whose name most Chicagoans still can’t pronounce (it’s uh-MAR-uh EN-ya), has never registered above 6 percent…

‘They’re all calling me’: 2020 hopefuls woo Dwelling inexperienced persons

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (left) speaks to freshman Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) at the state capitol for the third annual Women's March on Jan. 19 in Des Moines, Iowa. 2020 Elections Democratic presidential candidates are seeking help, and a little midterm magic, from House freshmen in Iowa and other early states. DES MOINES, Iowa…

Democratic presidential candidates disappear Northam to resign

“This behavior was racist and unconscionable. Governor Northam should resign," said Julian Castro, former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary. | Edward A. Ornelas/Getty Images A host of current and likely Democratic presidential candidates called on Ralph Northam to resign Friday following a report that showed the Virginia governor appearing in a racist…

Firm that handles cases for Russian interests is locked in Mueller immense jury war

At a closed-door meeting on February 15, the justices are scheduled to consider what additional portions, if any, of the Supreme Court’s file on the dispute can be opened up. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Attorneys from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office are the prosecutors locked in a mysterious grand jury subpoena fight that a state-owned…

Virginia governor apologizes for racist yearbook photo

Win McNamee/Getty Images Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday apologized after admitting he is one of two people in a decades-old yearbook photo wearing blackface and Ku Klux Klan robes during his time in medical school. "Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that…

Congress tunes out Trump’s border wall threats

“The things that the president says [are] not helpful to the process. It’s not respectful to our efforts,” said Rep. Henry Cuellar. | M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico Congress Several House GOP negotiators next week plan to visit the border in Texas as hopes for a deal fade. President Donald Trump is doing all he can to…

Could presumably presumably Booker’s ‘cherish’ for all change into a liability?

In today’s angry political climate, Booker’s warm remarks for his controversial New Jersey colleagues could provide plenty of fodder for his rivals to cut sharp-edged attack ads in the Democratic primary or general election. | AP Photo Cory Booker is all about love. He incessantly brings up the term “love” in his speeches. He has…

Roger Stone remember weighs gag uncover

Since his arrest and indictment last week, Roger Stone has been arguing that a gag order would impede his ability to make a living during his case. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Legal Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she would give each side a week to offer thoughts on a potential gag order. A federal…