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The South Carolina Debate Finally Put Bernie Sanders in the Hot Seat

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The South Carolina Debate Finally Put Bernie Sanders in the Hot Seat

For the past month, Bernie Sanders has ascended to the position of clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. He claimed victory in Iowa, where the contested results leave a final tally still unknown, then won in New Hampshire and Iowa. Yet as the Vermont senator racked up delegates and gained momentum, the other candidates were tentative to take him on.  But on Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina, that finally changed. Sanders was in the hot seat. The big question is whether the attack was too late—or, given the fractured support among moderate voters, it will even matter.  Being in the...

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Trump Scoffs at “Phony Emoluments Clause” While Complaining About G-7 Scandal

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Trump Scoffs at “Phony Emoluments Clause” While Complaining About G-7 Scandal

While defending his now-reversed decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Doral resort, President Donald Trump scoffed at the section of the Constitution that prevents federal officeholders from receiving gifts from foreign governments. “You people with this phony emoluments clause,” he said, during an interview at the White House Monday, before continuing with a different thought. “And by the way, I would say that it’s cost me anywhere from $2-to-5 billion to be president, and that’s OK, between what I lose and what I could have made.” Last month, a federal appeals court dealt Trump a legal blow when...

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