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‘No Way Out’: Demographics Drive GOP Nosedive on West Coast

BEND, Ore. — In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. A lumber mill operated along the banks of the Deschutes River in Oregon's high-desert country. The transformation shows how demographic shifts and the GOP's tac...
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AP-NORC Poll: GOP More Fired up for 2020, Democrats Anxious

When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Democrats are nervous wrecks and Republican excitement has grown. “I'm anxious and not really in a good way. There's division across the board — there's too much on the Democratic side and too little on the R...
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House Approves Measure to Restrain Trump’s Actions on Iran

WASHINGTON — Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against ...