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Iowa caucuses entrance poll: Voters prioritize beating Trump

The voters that turned out Monday for the Iowa caucuses were more interested in nominating a candidate who can beat President Trump than they are in tapping someone who shares their views on the issues, according to an NBC News entrance poll. The survey found that 63% of respondents said their primary concern is nominating …

Kansas House cheers Donald Trump Chiefs tweet

TOPEKA, Kan. — A tweet from President Trump saying the Kansas City Chiefs had represented Kansas well by winning the Super Bowl was deleted quickly, but Sunflower State lawmakers didn’t let it pass unnoticed Monday. The Kansas House had a little fun with Trump’s geographical fumble in congratulating the Chiefs on their come-from-behind victory Sunday …

'Trump Interchange' or 'Obama Interchange'? S.C. lawmakers fight over name of 85-385 junction

GREENVILLE, S.C. — “President Donald J. Trump Interchange” or “President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama Interchange?” That is the soon-to-be fiercely debated question for state lawmakers in South Carolina whose preferences fall along clear partisan lines. Each of the resolutions looks to name the junction of Interstate 85 and Interstate 385 near Greenville, …

2 Iranian students challenge removal from country

BOSTON (AP) – Two Iranian students attending Boston-area universities have filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying federal officials at Boston’s Logan International Airport acted illegally in denying them entry to the U.S. to start classes. Shahab Dehghani, who attends Northeastern University, and Reihana Emami Arandi, who had been set to start …

House Democrats: Senators have 'duty' to convict Trump

House impeachment managers stressed Monday that senators have a duty to vote to convict President Trump, saying he jeopardized national security and threatens the fairness of the next election. “Your duty demands you convict President Trump,” said Rep. Jason Crow, Colorado Democrat and one of the managers. “In America, no one is above the law …

Donald Trump corrects tweet congratulating Kansas, not Missouri, for Chiefs' Super Bowl win

Social media called a personal foul on President Trump’s first congratulatory tweet for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. After the Chiefs’ 31-20 comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers, the president tweeted his congratulations to the winners and added, “You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so …

Trump campaign Super Bowl ad taps Alice Johnson to highlight criminal-justice reform

President Trump’s reelection campaign aired a surprise TV ad on criminal-justice reform during the Super Bowl Sunday night featuring the president’s grant of clemency for former inmate Alice Johnson. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale contrasted the president’s leadership on criminal-justice reform with NFL players who previously knelt during the Star-Spangled Banner to protest injustices in …

UK to announce new rules for militants after street stabbing

LONDON (AP) – The British government plans to announce new rules for the imprisonment of convicted terrorists after an Islamic militant who was recently released from prison stabbed two people in south London, the second such attack in less than three months. Home Secretary Priti Patel, who is in charge of the police, said the …

Super Bowl Ads: Buy a beer for ... a tiny organic farm?

Here’s the latest on what’s happening with ads during the Super Bowl. All times EST. 9:30 p.m. Another Super Bowl, another head-scratching ad about beer and agriculture. Last year, it was Bud Light insulting U.S. corn farmers when it made fun of rival brands that use corn syrup in their beers. One of those 2019 …

Trump administration imposes drastic measures to contain coronavirus

Global coronavirus infections exceeded 17,000 Sunday, as the Trump administration imposed drastic measures to contain the virus in the U.S. by ordering levels of quarantine for American citizens returning from China and denying entry to the U.S. among foreign nationals who recently have been to the Asian country. Americans who have been in Hubei province …