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Yahoo NewsJun 25, 2019
Trump news - live: President imposes 'hard hitting' sanctions on Iran as White House put on lock down
Donald Trump is facing criticism on multiple fronts as the week begins, including escalating tensions with Iran and domestic outcry over the treatment of migrant children held in "filthy" border detention centres. Meanwhile, questions have been raised after documents were released showing the president's transition team "red flagged" the appointed of a senior general for a top administration post over his opposition to the use of torture.After postponing the mass deportation of immigrants at the request of Democrats over the weekend, the president gave an interview to NBC's Meet the Press in which he fielded questions about possible Russian election hacking in 2020, the state of the US economy, and the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.US secretary of state Mike Pompeo is meanwhile in Saudi Arabia this week to address tensions in the Middle East, threatening "significant" new sanctions against Tehran while expressing an interest in opening talks with the regime.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load


Yahoo NewsJun 25, 2019
2020 election: Bernie Sanders faces new challenge with rise of rival Elizabeth Warren
The Bernie Sanders campaign, facing a new challenge in the rise of Elizabeth Warren, has settled for now on a careful if sometimes awkward strategy: emphasising Mr Sanders' unique position in the liberal movement, while avoiding direct attacks on Ms Warren and rolling out plans that overlap with her attention-grabbing ideas.That approach was on display on Monday as Mr Sanders introduced a proposal to cancel all student debt across the country. His plan came less than two weeks after Ms Warren announced her own idea for scrapping student debt, one that would cover fewer people than Mr Sanders' would."Under the proposal we introduced today, all student debt would be cancelled in six months," Mr Sanders said.But doubling down on his ideological purity and socialist credentials carries risks for the senator from Vermont, other Democrats say.It has enabled Ms Warren to position herself as impassioned but reasonable, while Mr Sanders holds down the leftward flank of the Democratic Party and serves as the ideological outlier in the race."They both have a crusader mentality around correcting what is wrong," said representative Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash, who knows both and has not yet endorsed in the contest."They understand they are speaking to a similar vision of the country, and obviously they are trying to distinguish themselves from each other."For Mr Sanders, the threat from Ms Warren, D-Mass, is dif

LA Times National NewsJun 25, 2019
So many Democrats are running, how do they all fit on a debate stage?
With virtually the entire adult U.S. population seeking the Democratic presidential nomination — or so it seems — the party faces some knotty questions.

Is anyone left to vote for somebody besides him- or herself? Can all those people squeeze onto a single debate stage? How does that Buttigieg...



New York Times - Front PageJun 25, 2019
The Debate Stage Will Be Crowded. Ted Cruz Can Help.
Advice for the Democrats debating in Miami from Republican veterans of 2016.

New York Times - Front PageJun 25, 2019
House Adds New Policy Restrictions Ahead of Border Funding Vote
House Democrats pressed toward a vote on $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to address the plight of migrants at the southern border, as leaders moved to quell a revolt.

Yahoo NewsJun 25, 2019
Here's How 2020 Democrats' Student Loan Debt Proposals Compare
Student loan forgiveness has become a hot topic in the 2020 Democratic primary, with two of the top liberals putting forward competing plans

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