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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said labeling the Saturday mass shooting a hate crime would stem from directly attributing to the accused gunman the so-called "manifesto," in which the author says a planned massacre was a response to an "invasion" of Hispanics into Texas. (Associated Press)

Man accused in El Paso massacre linked to anti-immigrant screed

Authorities on Sunday said they were investigating the weekend shooting at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, as a possible hate crime and that they were in the early stages of linking the accused gunman to an anti-immigrant screed that surfaced online shortly before the massacre. Published August 4, 2019

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, spoke to the media Sunday before boarding Air Force One about two mass shootings this weekend. (Associated Press)

Trump promises action on gun violence after two mass shootings

President Trump said Sunday he will announce steps to stop gun violence, as top Democrats raced to blame him for fomenting two mass shootings this weekend in Texas and Ohio with a toxic stew of violence and white nationalism, and pressed him for quick action on gun control. Published August 4, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden participates in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Biden holds double-digit lead among 2020 Dems in post-debate poll

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden holds a 14-point advantage over his nearest 2020 Democratic rival, according to polling released Friday that did not indicate a major shake-up of support immediately after this week's Democratic presidential primary debates. Published August 2, 2019

Andrew Yang participates in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Andrew Yang: 'I was just telling it like it is' on climate change

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Thursday said he was just "telling it like it is" when he suggested at Wednesday's debate that it was way too late to solve the climate crisis and that people should start looking for higher ground. Published August 2, 2019

"Make them pay workers more. Let their workers unionize. Raise their environmental standards before they come to us and say they want to be able to sell their products," Sen. Elizabeth Warren said about her plan to reconfigure trade agreements. (Associated Press)

Warren plan would revamp standards for U.S. trade deals

Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week proposed a new approach to trade deals, saying countries wanting to enter into new agreements with the U.S. must be willing to meet strict standards tied to human rights, collective bargaining, child labor, religious freedom and climate change. Published August 1, 2019

Then-President Barack Obama walks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the tarmac upon his arrival at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on May 29, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Rahm Emanuel on 2020 Dems and Obamacare: 'I don't know what the Democrats are doing'

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he didn't understand why some of the 2020 Democratic contenders are failing to defend Obamacare, notably its protections for people with pre-existing conditions, amid calls to move to a more far-reaching "Medicare for All" single-payer system. Published August 1, 2019

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro answers questions after the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Julian Castro picks up endorsement of Latino Victory Fund

Former Obama administration official Julian Castro on Thursday picked up the presidential endorsement of the Latino Victory Fund, an advocacy group that works to increase the political influence of Hispanics. Published August 1, 2019

President Barack Obama speaks during Rutgers University's 250th Anniversary commencement ceremony, on Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Cory Booker: Obama is 'our statesman,' but 'he ain't perfect'

Sen. Cory A. Booker on Thursday praised former President Barack Obama but said taking a close look at Mr. Obama's record is healthy, after candidates at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate had confronted former Vice President Joseph R. Biden about his former boss's record on immigration. Published August 1, 2019