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This week in 9 headlines

This week in 9 headlines

Monday: Trump aims West Coast swing to raise cash and counterprogram Democrats Tuesday: Barr has said he’s considered resigning over Trump’s interference in Justice Department matters, source says Wednesday: Blagojevich thanks Trump for commuting sentence and declares himself a ‘Trump-ocrat’ CNN Poll of Polls: Bernie Sanders tops Democratic field Thursday: Russia is looking to help…MORE

The 5 most likely scenarios in the Nevada caucuses

The 5 most likely scenarios in the Nevada caucuses

The third vote of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is set for Saturday afternoon, when Nevadans head to caucus sites around the state. So who will win? And who, well, won’t? Below, the five most likely scenarios — with a big caveat: There is very limited quality polling in Nevada, raising the unpredictability quotient. 5.…MORE

Penn State and the Paterno family settle claims against each other

Penn State and the Paterno family settle claims against each other

Penn State announced Friday it has reached a “resolution of the outstanding issues” between the university and the family of the late football coach Joe Paterno, eight years after a university report blamed Paterno and others for allegedly taking part in a cover-up to avoid bad publicity related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The Paterno…MORE

Trump joined by ‘Miracle on Ice’ hockey team at Las Vegas rally

Trump joined by ‘Miracle on Ice’ hockey team at Las Vegas rally

President Donald Trump welcomed members of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team at a Las Vegas rally on Friday, who were celebrating the anniversary of their historic win against the Soviet Union. Introducing the team, Trump called the game “one of the greatest moments in the history of sports.” The team took the stage, some…MORE

Justice Department unease with Barr goes beyond Stone case

Justice Department unease with Barr goes beyond Stone case

In recent months, as Attorney General William Barr stood on the sidelines of President Donald Trump’s impeachment drama, he noted to associates how problematic the episode was for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. As details about the President’s dealing with Ukraine surfaced, Pompeo became engulfed in the drama, and Barr and associates remarked how damaging…MORE

Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker: Russia ‘trying to interfere in 2020’

Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker: Russia ‘trying to interfere in 2020’

Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker warned Russia is “trying to interfere in 2020” during remarks at the Oxford Union in the UK on Friday, remarks that came after it was revealed that a Capitol Hill briefing on Russia’s continued election interference had angered President Donald Trump. CNN has obtained a recording of Whitaker’s remarks.…MORE

Gulf between Democrats and Republicans on health care widens: Kaiser

Gulf between Democrats and Republicans on health care widens: Kaiser

Health care is a big issue for Democratic voters this year. But for Republicans, not so much. Most Democrats are focused on picking a candidate who can defeat President Donald Trump rather than one who comes closest to their views on issues, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Friday. But when it comes…MORE

‘Friends’ reunion special set for HBO Max

‘Friends’ reunion special set for HBO Max

Cue up The Rembrandts and get ready to argue about if Ross and Rachel were on a break. The cast of “Friends” is reuniting on HBO Max. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are starring in a reunion special for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, the company announced on…MORE

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