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Trump celebrates acquittal

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/06/20, 01:32 pm

UPDATE: In a speech on Thursday, President Donald Trump celebrated his Senate acquittal by thanking his attorneys and members of Congress who supported him: “Today is the day we celebrate these great warriors.” Trump called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, both California Democrats who spearheaded the impeachment effort, and former FBI Director James Comey “vicious and mean.” He also accused former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden of corruption for the lucrative job the younger Biden landed with a Ukrainian n

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Associated Press/Photos by Andrew Harnik (Buttigieg) and John Locher (Sanders)

DNC chair tells Iowa to recheck caucus results

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/06/20, 01:30 pm

After Iowa Democratic Party officials spent days trying to reconcile confusing and inconsistent caucus results from Monday, the head of the Democratic National Committee wants them to do it all over again. DNC Chairman Tom Perez on Thursday called for a “recanvass,” or review of the results worksheets from each caucus site. An analysis by The New York Times found more than 100 precincts reported internally inconsistent or incomplete totals.

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Brooks urges reconciliation at prayer breakfast

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/06/20, 12:39 pm

WASHINGTON—Harvard business professor Arthur Brooks reminded attendees of Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast of the Biblical admonition to love your enemies, as President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sat to his right and left, respectively.

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