Trump denies white nationalism is growing threat – live

President disagrees far-right threat is rising when asked about deadly New Zealand mosque attack. Follow the latest US politics news

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More from Donald Trump’s remarks before vetoing the congressional resolution to block his national emergency at the southern border, where he doubled down on his portrayal of immigrants as invaders and criminals:

He called it...

Pence attacks ‘hard-left’ Democrats in rant against socialism – live updates

Vice-president criticizes Green New Deal and Medicare for All and claims choice in next election is between ‘freedom and socialism’

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8.47pm GMT

The Democratic-led House oversight committee has issued a warning to Donald Trump’s counsel, demanding that the White House turn over documents related to security clearances for some of the president’s close advisers.

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Ivanka Trump and Donald Jr wanted for interviews by House committee – live

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9.46pm GMT

New polling out of the University of New Hampshire has neighboring senator Bernie Sanders in first place, trailed closely by Joe Biden, who still has no decided whether he will run for president.

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Medicare for All: House Democrats unveil bill to expand healthcare nationwide

Measure to be formally introduced Wednesday signals party’s growing backing for once-fringe idea

House Democrats have unveiled details of their ambitious plan to expand a popular, government-run healthcare program to all Americans. The measure marks a fresh sign of the party’s growing support for a once fringe idea that will play a defining role in the 2020 presidential campaign.

The Medicare for All Act of 2019, to be formally introduced on Wednesday with 107 co-sponsors, woul...

Sanders started a revolution in 2016. In 2020, he can finish it | Bhaskar Sunkara

Without Sanders’ campaign, we would never have had Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or mainstream support for Medicare-for-All

It’s official: Bernie Sanders announced today that he’s going to run for president and lay the groundwork for transforming the economic and political life of this country. His decision comes not a moment too soon.

After all, if you think things are bad now, imagine if Bernie Sanders hadn’t run for president in 2016. Imagine if Hillary Clinton had swept the prim...

Sorry, Howard Schultz – America doesn’t want another billionaire president | Luke Savage

Schultz opposes Medicare for All and raising the top tax rate – his middle-of-the-road vision is not what America needs

Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO, has a bold plan to rescue America, and it involves putting another billionaire in the White House to put a stop to dangerous ideas like universal healthcare and higher taxes on the wealthy.

Related: Howard Schultz heckled as 'egotistical asshole' who would aid Trump in 2020

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Number of uninsured Americans increases by 7m in four years

Survey results come after Republican attacks on government-backed health programs, including the Affordable Care Act

About 7 million fewer Americans have health insurance today than did four years ago, a new survey has found, the highest uninsured rate since 2014. The results come after sustained Republican attacks on government-backed health schemes, including the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

The survey’s findings come as the public is incre...

Democratic 2020 hopefuls pay lip service to the left. Don’t be fooled | Bhaskar Sunkara

Likely candidates are begging for Wall Street’s support – and reminding us who really owns American democracy

It’s a framing that’s been everywhere over the past two years: the Resistance v Donald Trump. By some definitions that “resistance” even includes people like Mitt Romney and George W Bush. By almost all definitions it encompasses mainstream Democrats, such as the likely presidential hopefuls Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand.

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US election meddling: Russia running ‘active and ongoing’ operations – live

  • Report on Russian interference prepared for the Senate accuses Facebook, Google and Twitter of impeding the investigation
  • Russian disinformation campaign used every social media platform to help Trump in 2016 election and after he took office
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Voting rights, marijuana and tampons: the night in ballot measures

State passes largest expansion of voting rights in decades as Massachusetts affirms transgender protections

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It’s not all about the red v blue. In dozens of states, voters cast ballots Tuesday on issues ranging from voting rights and climate change to gun control and taxing tech to fund homeless services. Four states will see voters weigh in on...