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MoveOn urges Bernie Sanders to apologize for embracing support of podcast host Joe Rogan

Sen. Bernie Sanders faced pressure Saturday from progressive group MoveOn to apologize for his Democratic presidential campaign embracing the support of podcast host Joe Rogan.


p>MoveOn issued a statement urging Mr. Sanders, Vermont independent, to distance his 2020 campaign from Mr. Rogan, a comedian and host of the popular “Joe …

Lebanese protesters rally downtown despite enhanced security

BEIRUT (AP) - Hundreds of Lebanese gathered outside Beirut’s central government building Saturday to reject the newly formed Cabinet. Protesters breached tight security around the building, removing a metal gate and barbed wire and prompting security forces to respond with water cannon and tear gas.


p>The protesters say the …

Trump's lawyers make Adam Schiff's credibility part of defense strategy

President Trump’s defense team hit lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff over his contacts with the alleged whistleblower Saturday, suggesting Mr. Schiff’s conduct at the start of the impeachment inquiry in the House will be a sticking point in the defense’s strategy.


p>Patrick Philbin, deputy counsel to the president, referenced a …

Pompeo defends himself against NPR reporter's claim he yelled at her

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended himself Saturday against accusations from a National Public Radio (NPR) anchor who claims he shouted at her in an obscenity-laced tirade after a contentious interview she conducted with him at department headquarters on Friday.


p>In a statement circulated Saturday morning, Mr. Pompeo asserted that …

Key GOP Senate jurors pass note at Trump impeachment trial

Two of the most closely watched moderate Republican senators during President Trump’s impeachment trial were seen passing a note during the president’s counsel’s arguments Saturday.


p>When Jay Sekulow, the president’s personal attorney who is serving on the defense team, referenced a report issued in December from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance …

Andrew Yang, 2020 candidate, calls out DNC for excluding Fox News from Democratic primary debates

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang criticized party leadership on Friday for blocking Fox News from hosting a televised primary debate during the 2020 election season.


p>Mr. Yang took issue with the Democratic National Committee’s decision to exclude Fox News from the party’s debates while campaigning in Dubuque, Iowa, CBS first …

Trump team opens defense blasting Dems for 'massive election interference' with impeachment

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on Saturday opened the defense case at President Trump’s impeachment trial by accusing the Democratic prosecutors of attempting the biggest election meddling scheme in U.S. history.


p>Mr. Cipollone, addressing the Senate a day after House impeachment managers completed nearly 24 hours of presenting their case, …

Marker will honor civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) - A historical marker in Mississippi will commemorate the legacy of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

Research for the project was led by a Mississippi Valley State University student and a professor who taught him, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported.


p>C. Sade Turnipseed is an associate professor …