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VEEP? Elizabeth Warren to meet with Hillary Clinton Friday morning : "The sit-down, coming just hours after the Massachusetts senator formally endorsed the presumptive Democratic nominee , will fuel speculation about her prospects as a potential vice presidential pick. The women have had several conversations over the past month, including one that lasted around half an hour, sources told The Washington Post.

Trapping weasels

As South Dakota Democrats go into the election year, some continue to work diligently to insure they will lose and continue their fine tradition of whining, carping, and maligning candidates. And losing.

Soap Box: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Cover story, Aug. 31, "Triggered" Seems like the new Trump VA Accountability Office is giving people hope at the Salt Lake VA. That opposing wrongdoing will actually result in something other than retaliation.

Trump demeans women, says Clinton

NK US , Washington, Nov 2 : Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally accused her Republican rival Donald Trump, of "demeaning, degrading, insulting and assaulting women" for decades. "Look at what he does.

Judge splits former Sheriff Lee Bacaa s upcoming trial into two parts

A federal court judge ruled Friday to split former Sheriff Lee Baca's upcoming trial into two parts, so that testimony from a mental health expert could be heard by one jury, but not another. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson agreed with federal prosecutors that testimony from a defense expert who is expected to say Baca was in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease while being investigated in a jail corruption scandal, is irrelevant to two of the three allegations against him: conspiracy and obstruction.

House on track to vote Thursday on impeaching IRS chief

Conservatives are pushing to force an election-season House vote on impeaching IRS chief John Koskinen, despite misgivings by many Republicans and solid Democratic opposition that means Congress lacks the votes to ultimately remove him from office. Some Republicans argue that an impeachment vote two months before elections risked irritating voters, while others said Koskinen deserved a full House Judiciary Committee probe before embarking on the seldom-used impeachment process.

Democratic Prospects for TN Governor. Dog-and-Pony at County Commission

In this week's Viewpoint , Tom Humphrey, retired from the Knoxville News Sentinel , where he earned a reputation as the dean of Tennessee political writers, and now my colleague as a contributing editor of The Tennessee Journal , contributes some informed - and likely definitive - thoughts on the Republican candidates who will be vying in a 2018 gubernatorial contest which is about to get started in earnest. As Humphrey points out, Tennessee is now about as deep-dyed red in its political sentiments as can be, and the GOP has a built-in advantage.

US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief said Wednesday. Government officials are working with the campaigns to tighten security as the race for the White House intensifies.

Pence defends military mom’s right to criticize Trump

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence defended a military mom's right to criticize Donald Trump's comments about the Muslim parents of a slain US Army veteran during a campaign stop in Nevada, and then lashed out at the media's coverage of the controversy at the next. Pence quieted a crowd that was booing a woman who asked Pence at a town hall meeting in Carson City Monday how he could tolerate Trump's disrespect for American servicemen.