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In this Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during an interview at his Statehouse office in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) ** FILE **

Former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick enters 2020 presidential race

- The Washington Times

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who jumped into the Democratic presidential race Thursday, was immediately fending off questions about his ties to Bain Capital, the same investment firm that was a major liability for Republican Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential bid.

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg delivers a Veterans Day address at a campaign event, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Justice Democrats turn knives on 'scared' Pete Buttigieg

- The Washington Times

Moving to stunt Pete Buttigieg's rise in the 2020 presidential race, the far-left of the Democratic Party is sharpening its attacks against the South Bend, Indiana, mayor -- casting him as a calculated, silver-tongued politician who has shown he will not be a warrior for their causes.

Evangelist Franklin Graham calls impeachment hearing 'a day of shame for America'

- The Washington Times

Evangelist Franklin Graham has repeatedly asked the public to pray for Mr. Trump before the 2016 election. The pastor again called for prayer earlier this month as the threat of impeachment loomed against the president. Mr. Graham now has issued both a judgment call and another plea for prayer. He remains straightforward about impeachment hearings that opened Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

In this May 21, 2019, file photo, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., arrives for a classified members-only briefing on Iran on Capitol Hill in Washington. King announced Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, he will not seek reelection in 2020. The 14-term Republican congressman said in a Facebook post that his commute was a main factor in his decision, saying he wants "flexibility to spend more time" with his children and grandchildren. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

N.Y. Rep. Peter King retiring, presenting Dems with new target

Associated Press

Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, presenting Democrats with a fresh suburban target as they defend their majority in 2020.