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5 storylines to watch in 2020’s biggest week yet!

With 232 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I will round up the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1 story is the most important of the…MORE

Ocasio-Cortez says pressure to impeach Trump grows every day

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that the pressure to impeach President Donald Trump is growing with each passing day. “And I think that it’s justifiable,” the freshman New York Democrat told ABC News. “I think the evidence continues to come in, and I believe that with the President now saying that he is willing to…MORE

Trump campaign says it will fire multiple pollsters after unflattering numbers leak

President Donald Trump’s campaign says it will fire several pollsters after internal polling numbers that showed the President lagging behind Democratic presidential candidates in key states were made public, according to two campaign officials. CNN and other outlets first reported the numbers — which showed Trump lagging behind Joe Biden in states like Michigan and…MORE

Trump’s border czar pick says he hasn’t agreed to job

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead, in today’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. Trump’s premature personnel announcement President Trump told Fox News last week that he’s hiring former ICE director and immigration hardliner Tom Homan as his “border czar.” The only problem? No one…MORE

Pompeo on Iran: US considering range of options including military

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is “considering a full range of options” regarding rising tensions with Iran, including military options, but emphasized that President Donald Trump has said that he does not want to go to war. “The United States is considering a full range of options. We have…MORE

Buttigieg: Iran tensions ‘disturbingly reminiscent’ of run up to Iraq War

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday expressed concern about the Trump administration’s Iran saber-rattling, drawing a comparison to the rising tensions during the Bush administration that led to the Iraq War. “Well, I think we need a measured assessment of information as it continues to come in. There’s no question that Iran has a…MORE

Beto O’Rourke says illegal border crossings should not be decriminalized

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Sunday that a Bush-era law criminalizing border crossings should remain in place, pointing to the importance of a “legal mechanism” to hold smugglers accountable. “In the vast majority of cases, there is no need to incarcerate or to detain migrant families and especially children,” O’Rourke said on CNN’s…MORE