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Cory Booker: Amtrak crash shows US needs more infrastructure spending

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Booker: Amtrak crash shows need for more public works spending (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said last week’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, which killed at least eight people, showed the need for more government spending on public works. “We should not be scrimping on investments in public safety,” Booker said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “The lack of infrastructure spending is costing us…

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Why won’t the Democrats talk openly about impeachment?

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The ABC/Univision Democratic debate last week ran a bit more smoothly than the previous two, even managing to squeeze in a decent discussion on climate change and Afghanistan policy. These events are always more theater than substance, particularly with so many people on the stage. But early debates in the primary season are where engaged partisan voters outside the early states get a chance to see the larger field of candidates and develop a sense of where the party's center of gravity is in the current election cycle.

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Trump gets busted for shamelessly lying about wanting to meet with Iran without preconditions

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President Donald Trump this week denied that he wants to meet with Iranian government officials without any preconditions -- but a quick fact check has revealed this to be a shameless lie.

In a tweet sent out on Sunday night, the president wrote that "The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, 'No Conditions.' That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)."

The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, “No Conditions.” That is an incorrect statement (as usual!).

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019

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‘House Democrats must not delay’: Progressives, 2020 contenders demand Kavanaugh impeachment amid new sexual misconduct accusations

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Progressive advocacy groups and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates led the chorus of voices demanding that House Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the New York Times over the weekend published fresh details about sexual misconduct allegations against the judge and FBI failures to investigate complaints made against him prior to his confirmation.

"The evidence that Kavanaugh committed perjury in his Senate testimony is mounting," Demand Justice, Women's March, and Center for Popular Democracy said in a joint statement on Sunday. "Brett Kavanaugh is unfit to sit as a Supreme Court justice in the face of so many credible allegations that he sexually assaulted these women. House Democrats must not delay in launching an impeachment probe."

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