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Together yesterday -- divided today: House Democrats are unanimous in condemning President Trump's racist attacks on four minority women. But there is a big split in the Democratic Caucus today as one Liberal member forces a vote on an impeachment resolution. Plus, the President's constant efforts to stoke resentment over race and immigration was a big reason Republicans got crushed in the 2018 midterms, especially among... Read more

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The House will vote this evening on a resolution condemning President Trump's racist tweets and words attacking four Democratic women of color. The President is showing the very opposite of remorse or pause -- insisting today he is not racist and tweeting that if you don't like it here, you can leave. Plus, a new CNN poll shows more warning signs for Joe Biden. The former Vice President narrowly leads a tight race in the... Read more

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President Trump speaks for the first time since he launched a racist twitter attack on four congresswomen. Instead of debating their liberal policy ideas, the president says these women of color should go home. Three of the four were born in America. More Republicans are condemning the president's reprehensible words, and as the president yet again flexes his race-baiting instincts -- several conservative voices lament he is ... Read more

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A coast-to-coast deportation blitz, as President Trump's new crackdown on illegal immigration starts today. Plus -- an ugly intra-party feud. Can Speaker Pelosi and four liberal firebrands forgive and forget? And Joe Biden under attack from top rivals - but still not returning fire. Phil Mattingly in the anchor chair. Today's panel: Seung Min Kim of the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal's Michael Bender, Li... Read more

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Labor secretary Alex Acosta resigns -- deciding his role in a sweetheart deal for accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago is too much of a political headache for President Trump heading into his re-election campaign. Plus, Mueller delayed -- the special counsel's long-awaited congressional testimony is being pushed back a week -- to July 24th now -- as lawmakers try to negotiate a deal for Robert Mueller t... Read more

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And the speaker versus the squad. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says speaker Pelosi is disrespecting the new liberal women of color in the democratic house. Just moments ago, the speaker defended her leadership -- but did not respond directly. President Trump's Rose Garden re-election strategy is on overdrive today. A news conference later to highlight his plan to force a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Befo... Read more

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The British ambassador to the United States resigns -- in leaked cables he called President Trump incompetent and inept, and the White House had made clear he was not welcome. Plus, signs the president will get another big wish: The Fed chairman, citing trade turmoil and a global slowdown, suggests a cut in interest rates is coming soon. And the US women's soccer team gets a heroine's welcome in New York -- a ticker ta... Read more

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Joe Biden says he is sorry for talking favorably about his past Senate work with segregationists. The apology comes as Kamala Harris and others in the 2020 field see an opening to make inroads with African Americans critical in Democratic primaries. Plus, the President says he wants to open border detention centers for more media visits as the White House and immigration officials acknowledge chronic overcrowding but deny reports ... Read more

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Top Democrats in Congress demand that President Trump's labor secretary resign -- a new sex trafficking indictment against a prominent New York businessman is stirring new questions about the deal Alex Acosta cut with Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago when Acosta was a prosecutor in Florida. Plus, the special relationship takes a sour twist. President Trump attacks the British Prime Minister and the UK Ambassador to the United Sta... Read more

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Joe Biden forcefully defends his record - and offers a belated apology for his comments on working with segregationist senators in the past. Will it be enough - or is his frontrunner status threatened by Kamala Harris' rise in the polls? Plus, President Trump seizes the spotlight on Independence Day, as a new poll shows a bump in his overall approval rating - but with his numbers on key issues underwater as he heads into reel... Read more

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In an exclusive CNN interview, Former Vice President Joe Biden defends his record on race and says he's been taking on 'bullies' like President Trump his whole life. Senator Kamala Harris is expected to announce a fresh fund-aising haul as her presidential campaign catches fire. And a red-hot rebound for the economy as the job market roars back to life from a mediocre May. Today's panel: CNN's Abby Phill... Read more

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Joe Biden talks with reporters about his primary opponent, California Senator Kamala Harris, and his own standing in the 2020 race. Congressman Justin Amash announces he's leaving the Republican Party, writing in the Washington Post that "modern politics is trapped in a partisan death spiral." And will the citizenship question make it onto the 2020 census? Today's panel: CNN's Phil Mattingly, Catherin... Read more

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The acting Homeland Security Secretary orders an investigation into what he calls "disturbing and inexcusable" online activity by border patrol personnel as more Americans call the situation at the border a "crisis." Seven Democratic presidential candidates are in Iowa today as a new national poll reinforces the top tier of contenders. And the President will speak in front of the Lincoln Memorial at his own ... Read more

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Bernie Sanders releases his fundraising haul as a new poll out of Iowa reinforces the narrative that his campaign is struggling to maintain the buzz of his 2016 run. Plus, the President is touting his quote "Big" 4th of July event in Washington, complete with military flyovers, two fireworks displays, and a lot of controversy. And Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition in Chicago, addressing whether... Read more

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The day after the president returned from a historic trip to the Korean Peninsula, The Trump administration is pushing back against reports that it's considering a possible deal that would accept North Korea as a nuclear power. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus so far are split on who they've endorsed for president: Senator Kamala Harris or Former Vice President Joe Biden. And Mayor Pete Buttigieg is first out o... Read more

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History in the DMZ, as President Trump becomes the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea. The question now - what comes next? Plus - Harris vs. Biden. The Democratic frontrunner stumbles over his civil rights record. Can Kamala Harris capitalize on her viral moment and turn it into real momentum? And a heartbreaking image shocks Washington - and galvanizes both sides of the border fight. Manu Raju in the anchor... Read more

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President Trump is in Japan, preparing for his meeting with the Chinese president, but causing controversy with a finger wagging exchange with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And the first Democratic presidential debates are done, 20 candidates made their pitch to American voters. Senator Kamala Harris had a breakout moment taking on the early frontrunner Joe Biden. Plus, two 30-something-year-old candidates running to become ... Read more

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The Supreme Court ends its term with two big rulings: The Trump Administration is blocked, for now, from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. And the court's five Conservatives unite to say the high court should not get involved in fights over extreme political gerrymandering. Plus, debate night, take one: The 2020 contenders spar over just how far left their party should go -- on questions ranging from abolishin... Read more

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Democrats get their star witness -- Robert Mueller is scheduled to testify next month. Those pushing for impeachment predict the Special Counsel will help their case. Plus, it is debate night for the 2020 Democrats. Elizabeth Warren is center stage for this first group of ten; President Trump predicts it will be boring but says he will tune in. And a sad and shocking image from the U.S.- Mexico border, a father and his young daug... Read more

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New shake-ups in the Trump Administration, the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is out, and a new White House Press Secretary is in. A Democratic family feud erupts over emergency spending for the border. Some liberals argue giving the President billions for detention centers will institutionalize a system they see as inhumane. Plus, President Trump again warns Iran that any further attacks on American assets would be m... Read more

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