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Elizabeth Warren calls on Pete Buttigieg to open up fundraisers

Elizabeth Warren calls on Pete Buttigieg to open up fundraisers

Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on Pete Buttigieg to open up his private fundraisers to reporters and reveal the clients he worked with during his time at McKinsey, the management consulting firm, after a speech on Thursday in Boston. Warren, who rarely goes after her rivals by name, has mostly steered clear of responding to Buttigieg’s…MORE

A clash between two giants, each carving their name in history

A clash between two giants, each carving their name in history

At the center of the US impeachment imbroglio is a clash between two giants, each carving their name in history. On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue is the highest-ranking woman in the history of American politics: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, standing as the guardian of the US Constitution. At the other is the world’s most…MORE

Asian stocks tick up following Trump’s upbeat signals on a trade deal

Asian stocks tick up following Trump’s upbeat signals on a trade deal

Asian markets were cautiously optimistic on Thursday, as President Donald Trump’s latest remarks on US-China trade talks sent a flicker of hope through the region. South Korea’s Kospi advanced around 1%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged up about 0.3%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained as much as 0.9%. China’s Shanghai Composite added around 0.2%. Markets…MORE

Pelosi: ‘I don’t think we’re headed for a shutdown’

Pelosi: ‘I don’t think we’re headed for a shutdown’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed the threat of a looming government shutdown later this month, positing that — even in a divided Washington — “I don’t think anybody wants that.” “I don’t think we’re headed for a shutdown. I don’t think anybody wants that,” Pelosi told CNN’s Jake Tapper during a CNN townhall.…MORE

A 5-year-old boy’s entire kindergarten class showed up for his adoption hearing

A 5-year-old boy’s entire kindergarten class showed up for his adoption hearing

A boy in Michigan showed up at the courthouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday for an adoption hearing with his foster parents, and he had a crowd of unusual supporters. Five-year-old Michael’s entire kindergarten class sat in the audience behind him waving big red hearts mounted on wooden sticks to show their support. Michael’s…MORE

Senate passes bill to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities

Senate passes bill to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities

The Senate passed a bill Thursday by unanimous consent to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions. Federal funding had expired on October 1. In early November, 38 senators had sent an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat,…MORE

New York City announces new cargo bike program to ease traffic congestion

New York City announces new cargo bike program to ease traffic congestion

UPS, Amazon and DHL will be allowed to make deliveries with cargo bikes in lower Manhattan, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, in a move that’s intended to alleviate traffic congestion. “New Yorkers are now getting 1.5 million packages a day, and traffic has been growing,” Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said. “We want to…MORE

Pelosi warns: ‘Civilization as we know it today is at stake’ in 2020 election

Pelosi warns: ‘Civilization as we know it today is at stake’ in 2020 election

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that “civilization as we know it today is at stake” in the 2020 presidential election, saying that she does not want to “contemplate” the possibility that President Donald Trump could be elected to serve as second term in office. “Let’s not even contemplate that,” Pelosi said at a…MORE

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