Tom Beaumont

Associated Press

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National political reporter for the Associated Press, based in Des Moines, Iowa; former chief political reporter for the Des Moines Register

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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are outraged that the presidential nominating process turns out not to be an exercise in direct democracy, and many voters agree.

It's Not Democracy, It's the Rules

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are outraged that the presidential nominating process turns out not to be an exercise in direct democracy, and many voters agree.

from To the Point

Last night was  episode thirteen  for the Republican presidential candidates. Has it been serious politics or reality TV?

Does Iowa Still Matter in the Age of TV?

Last night was episode thirteen for the Republican presidential candidates. Has it been serious politics or reality TV?

from To the Point

Virginia's former Governor  Mark Warner  won't be challenging  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton  for the Democratic presidential nomination.

National Policy, the Presidency and State Governors

Virginia's former Governor Mark Warner won't be challenging Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Did President Trump abuse his power? That’s now up to the Senate. But is that even a crime? Democrats and Republicans agree on the facts, but not on the Constitution.

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The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.

It’s not just Sanders that the Democratic establishment is frightened of, it’s the powerful working class movement he’s helped build.

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It’s been only days since the president was acquitted in the impeachment trial.

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President Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, which comes under the shadow of his impeachment trial.

While Trump cuts environmental protections, Democrats debate climate change -- when reporters give them a chance. CNN didn’t ask until the second half of the latest debate.

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House prosecutors marched to the Senate today, where Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Chairman and the trial’s lead prosecutor, read aloud the two charges against Trump.

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From impeachment acquittal to taking revenge.

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The president calls himself a “very stable genius,” and stories from a new book by that name are already part of Trump lore. He was confused about Pearl Harbor.

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