Midterm Elections

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Donald Trump cancels Christmas holiday party after skipping correspondents' dinner; US president continues 'war on tradition'
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Donald Trump cancels Christmas holiday party after skipping correspondents' dinner; US president continues 'war on tradition'

Since taking office in January 2016, US president Donald has not only continued — and in some ways expanded — the wars of his predecessors, but even opened up a new front: A war on tradition

US briefly shuts San Ysidro border as migrants try to cross over from Mexico; tear gas used to disperse crowd
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US briefly shuts San Ysidro border as migrants try to cross over from Mexico; tear gas used to disperse crowd

US officials briefly closed a border crossing in southern California on Sunday after hundreds of migrants, part of the "caravan" condemned by President Donald Trump, tried to breach a fence from the Mexican city of Tijuana, authorities announced.

Democrats to investigate Ivanka Trump's private email use in White House in next Congress
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Democrats to investigate Ivanka Trump's private email use in White House in next Congress

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the likely incoming chairman of the Oversight panel, said Tuesday that he will resume that bipartisan investigation, which was dropped by Republicans. And he will pressure President Donald Trump's administration to turn over records about the use of private email for public business by Ivanka Trump, Kushner, and other senior officials.

Donald Trump defends Ivanka Trump personal email use but nobody's buying the story; the irony is just too much
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Donald Trump defends Ivanka Trump personal email use but nobody's buying the story; the irony is just too much

‘Crooked Hillary’ - a moniker widely regarded by political strategists as being the most effective one Donald Trump came up with to attack Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US elections has come back to haunt an embattled White House which is into full-on damage control mode after Washington Post broke a bombshell story about Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a top White House adviser, sending “hundreds of emails” about government business from a personal email account last year.

Migrant caravan groups, which were Donald Trump's midterm election drumbeat, begin arriving at hardened US border
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Migrant caravan groups, which were Donald Trump's midterm election drumbeat, begin arriving at hardened US border

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana.

Donald Trump likely to oust US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen; wants 'John Wayne' brand hardliner as replacement
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Donald Trump likely to oust US Homeland Security boss Kirstjen Nielsen; wants 'John Wayne' brand hardliner as replacement

Kirstjen Nielsen, the top immigration official in the Trump administration, is likely being booted out. “It’s no longer ‘if’, it’s ‘when’”, is the buzz at the White House which offered no comment on “personnel issues”. Trump has long understood to have had problems with Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - a protege of Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly who has been the DHS Secretary’s champion from well before her appointment.

Donald Trump denies asylum for immigrants at US border who enter outside ports of entry: All you need to know
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Donald Trump denies asylum for immigrants at US border who enter outside ports of entry: All you need to know

US president Donald Trump ordered Friday that anyone who enters the U.S. illegally from Mexico by going around official border crossings is ineligible for asylum.

Donald Trump invokes extraordinary national security powers to limit asylum; says people must 'come in legally'
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Donald Trump invokes extraordinary national security powers to limit asylum; says people must 'come in legally'

Stung by midterm results, Donald Trump invokes extraordinary national security powers to limit asylum; says people must 'come in legally'

US midterm elections: Facebook blocks 115 accounts engaged in 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour' from foreign entities
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US midterm elections: Facebook blocks 115 accounts engaged in 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour' from foreign entities

Facebook has blocked 30 accounts on its platform and 85 accounts on Instagram that may be engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" from foreign entities into the US midterm elections.

Caravan migrants arrive in Mexico City on way to US border as Donald Trump makes their journey central campaign issue
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Caravan migrants arrive in Mexico City on way to US border as Donald Trump makes their journey central campaign issue

Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan arrived in the Mexican capital Monday and began to fill up a sports stadium, still hundreds of miles from their goal of reaching the US a day before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made their journey a central campaign issue.

As migrant caravan endures 'route of death' en route US, trekkers condemn organisers for broken promises of bus transport
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As migrant caravan endures 'route of death' en route US, trekkers condemn organisers for broken promises of bus transport

The caravan's 'strength in numbers' strategy has enabled them to mobilise support as they move through Mexico to the US and has inspired subsequent migrants to try their luck via caravan. Mexico now faces the unprecedented situation of having three caravans stretched over 500 kilometres of highway in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz, with a total of more than 6,000 migrants.

Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stones
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Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stones

Currently, an estimated 5,000-7,000 people from three Latin American countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — are marching towards the US through Mexico. Trump has deployed more than 5,000 military personnel on the southwestern border to stop them from entering.

Donald Trump says executive order on asylum seekers coming next week; suggests US troops could open fire if migrants fling stones
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Donald Trump says executive order on asylum seekers coming next week; suggests US troops could open fire if migrants fling stones

Trump announced that a "comprehensive" executive order (EO) is coming as early as next week that covers asylum seekers too. He did not mention what else may be included in the EO, although in interviews this week, he has threatened to bring an EO to end birthright citizenship for children of non-citizens.

Be very afraid: Donald Trump's closing message ahead of midterm election stokes fears of immigrant ‘invasion’ as White House hawks plan more skewering
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Be very afraid: Donald Trump's closing message ahead of midterm election stokes fears of immigrant ‘invasion’ as White House hawks plan more skewering

With five days to go before America’s midterm elections, US president Donald Trump’s closing message is clear: Be very afraid, because illegal immigrants, according to Trump, are “invading” America, having babies on “this side of the border” and freeloading on the country’s bounties. The messaging is so loaded with violent imagery that even the booming economy or last week’s massacre at a synagogue come a far second. As far as Trump’s White House and his campaign is concerned, the midterms and the 2020 elections are a culture war whose time has come. If it was vicious in 2016, it’s not getting better.

US midterm elections: Donald Trump hardens stance against migrant caravan, says 15,000 troops will be sent to Mexico border
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US midterm elections: Donald Trump hardens stance against migrant caravan, says 15,000 troops will be sent to Mexico border

The numbers cited by Trump are significantly higher than defence officials have disclosed. The Pentagon said on Monday it was deploying more than 5,200 troops to the border but that the number would rise. On Wednesday, it said more than 7,000 troops would support the Department of Homeland Security along the border.

US midterm elections: America's racial divide on vivid display as Donald Trump amplifies hardline political strategy
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US midterm elections: America's racial divide on vivid display as Donald Trump amplifies hardline political strategy

After Tuesday's election, it's likely that 87 percent of Republicans in the House will be white men, compared to just 37 percent for Democrats, said David Wasserman, who analyzes races for the Cook Political Report.

US midterm elections: Donald Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan; tweets 'this is an invasion of our country' as 5,200 US troops head to border
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US midterm elections: Donald Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan; tweets 'this is an invasion of our country' as 5,200 US troops head to border

Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. border as the Pentagon prepared to deploy thousands of U.S. troops to support the border patrol.

Florida native Cesar Sayoc charged with five federal crimes for sending pipe bombs to US politicians, faces 58 years in jail
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Florida native Cesar Sayoc charged with five federal crimes for sending pipe bombs to US politicians, faces 58 years in jail

Cesar Sayoc, 56, was arrested Friday on charges of sending package bombs, which officials described as IEDs, to at least 10 present and former high-level government officials including former president Barack Obama, former vice president Joe Biden and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Mail bombs versus migrant caravan: Donald Trump goes all in on 2 powerful optics dominating US politics before 6 November midterm elections
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Mail bombs versus migrant caravan: Donald Trump goes all in on 2 powerful optics dominating US politics before 6 November midterm elections


Out with the bombs and back to the migrant caravan. Donald Trump is mighty relived that Page One headlines will be cleared of the mail bomb story for the next 10 days before midterm elections 2018 which will decide political control over US Congress.

Florida native Cesar Sayoc arrested in connection with 12 mail bombs; Donald Trump says 'bomb stuff' is distracting
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Florida native Cesar Sayoc arrested in connection with 12 mail bombs; Donald Trump says 'bomb stuff' is distracting

Federal authorities arrested a man in Florida on Friday in connection with the mail-bomb scare that widened to 12 suspicious packages sent to prominent Donald Trump critics, the US Justice Department said.