Anne K. Walters
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Fearsome fundamentals

Politics | Democrats are drawing a pro-abortion line in the sand
by Anne K. Walters & Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/21/19, 05:39 pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a top candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, declared that her party stands for abortion in Wednesday’s primary debate. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow asked Warren about Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a fellow Democrat who signed a bill protecting unborn babies from abortion in his state after they have a detectable heartbeat, and whether there was room in the party for a someone like him.

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Census controversy

Politics | The U.S. census is moving forward with a citizenship question as Congress pushes back
by Anne K. Walters
Posted 6/13/19, 05:43 pm

WASHINGTON—The controversy over a decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census has dominated the news coming out of the nation’s capital this week. Critics say the change was designed to provide an electoral advantage to white Republicans, while the Trump administration claims it is just trying to enforce voting laws.

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The trouble with tariffs

Politics | Some of the president’s supporters push back on his trade policy
by Anne K. Walters
Posted 5/16/19, 03:45 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. business leaders and some of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies are warning that increased tariffs on Chinese goods will bring economic pain to agricultural and manufacturing regions in the country where the president has enjoyed strong support.

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