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Pete Buttigieg, openly gay Indiana mayor, joins the Democratic race for the 2020 presidential nomination

By Cathleen Decker | The Washington Post South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has signaled for months that he would try to leap from local to presidential politics, announced Wednesday that he will join the burgeoning cast of Democratic candidates in the 2020 race. Buttigieg made his plans official in a video and email […]

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Will helping fix the teachers strike help LA Mayor Eric Garcetti become president?

In some potentially important ways, Eric Garcetti’s presidential hopes got a lift Tuesday morning when the Los Angeles mayor helped end the teachers strike in the nation’s second-largest school district. But Garcetti’s role in the settlement between officials of Los Angeles Unified and the teachers union is hardly a springboard to the White House — […]

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Hundreds of IRS workers stay home during shutdown

By Danielle Paquette, Lisa Rein, Jeff Stein and Kimberly Kindy | Washington Post Hundreds of Internal Revenue Service employees have received permission to skip work during the partial government shutdown due to financial hardship, and union leaders said Tuesday they expect that number to surge as part of a coordinated protest that could hamper the […]

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Letter: Infrastructure needed by Homeland Security to halt unchecked migration

Infrastructure needed to halt unchecked migration The standoff over a $5.7-billion request by the president and Homeland Security for improved southern border infrastructure continues. Democrats have offered $1.6 billion. The disputed $4.1 billion difference is less than 0.1 percent of our federal budget. Contrary to some Democrat claims, this money does not fund some harebrained […]