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A married gay man is running for president. That’s a big deal.

A married gay man is running for president. That’s a big deal.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg entered the 2020 race for president on Wednesday, announcing his intentions with a video featuring scenes of him and his husband, Chasten, cooking and playing with their dog, Buddy. Should Buttigieg win his long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination, he will become the first nominee of a major political party…MORE

How to pronounce Pete Buttigieg

How to pronounce Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced on Wednesday that he is launching an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid. But while Buttigieg will struggle with building national name recognition, voters will likely struggle with pronouncing his name. Last year, his husband, Chasten, tweeted a list of possible pronunciations: “boot-edge-edge,”…MORE

URGENT – Trump vows to deliver State of the Union from House chamber

URGENT – Trump vows to deliver State of the Union from House chamber

(CNN) — President Donald Trump insisted in a letter Wednesday he would deliver his annual State of the Union address from the chamber of the US House next week as planned, telling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi her concerns about security during a partial government shutdown were unfounded.”I will be honoring your invitation, and fulfilling my…MORE

Pelosi denies Trump use of House chamber for State of the Union

Pelosi denies Trump use of House chamber for State of the Union

President Donald Trump declared his annual State of the Union address “canceled” on Wednesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent word she would bar him from delivering the speech in the House chamber while parts of the government remain shut down. The back-and-forth escalated one of the rancorous subplots of the extended standoff over border…MORE

NTSB: 87 accidents haven’t been investigated due to shutdown

NTSB: 87 accidents haven’t been investigated due to shutdown

The partial government shutdown has stalled accident investigations, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Eighty-seven accidents have not been investigated since the government shutdown more than 30 days ago, NTSB said in a fact sheet provided to CNN. The incidents include aircraft, automotive, marine and rail accidents, according to a breakdown of data from…MORE

Trump recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as nation’s president

Trump recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as nation’s president

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he is recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela. “In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency…MORE