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Trump road-tests 'Squad' attacks at North Carolina rally

President Trump’s newly honed campaign strategy of portraying four liberal House lawmakers as the un-American “leading voices” of the Democratic Party was a hit Wednesday night, judging from the boos raining down every time he mentioned their names.

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p>The president’s campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, was the first since …

Trump: Quotes from Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley 'horrible'

The four far-left congresswomen known as “The Squad” have repeatedly raised eyebrows since bursting onto the political scene with descriptions of America as “garbage,” anti-Semitic tweets and odd musings on the “calming” effect of the Holocaust.

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p>For months, the freshmen have rattled fellow Democrats and clashed with party leaders by …

2020 hopeful Steve Bullock says he wouldn't give health care to undocumented immigrants

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p>Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana on Wednesday came out against providing government health care to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, breaking with top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and signaling that he doesn’t plan on pandering to liberal activists on thorny issues that could scare off …

Trump at North Carolina rally: 'Winning it by a lot' with attacks on 'squad'

Fresh from his condemnation by House Democrats, President Trump exulted Wednesday that he’s winning his feud against a “squad” of liberal lawmakers, pointing to an uptick in his polling and claiming victory with boisterous supporters at a campaign rally in North Carolina.

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p>He attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee …

US detains immigrant after he spends year in Seattle church

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - An immigrant who has spent the past year inside a Seattle church to avoid being deported to Mexico was detained Wednesday after presenting himself to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

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p>The arrest prompted protests from a crowd of supporters who had accompanied Jose Robles, 44, …

Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' on health insurance plans repealed by House

The House voted Wednesday to repeal Obamacare’s “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health insurance plans, doling out a win to labor unions and some employers while threatening to balloon deficits and remove a tool that economists favor as a way to control health spending.

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p>Included to help fund the Affordable Care …

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