San Diego Area House Seat a Toss-Up After Duncan Hunter Resignation

Congressman Duncan Hunter’s guilty plea to a single charge of campaign finance fraud late last year and his resignation this week has made the 50th Congressional District race one of the most-watched 2020 races in the nation, as a millennial Democratic candidate makes his second attempt to flip the Republican stronghold.

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Trump Ally May Have Broken Venezuela Sanctions

Erik Prince, a major Republican donor and founder of controversial security firm Blackwater, has been referred to the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions violations tied to his recent trip to Venezuela for a meeting with a top aide of President Nicolas Maduro, two senior U.S. officials said.

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Hacking Scheme

Diplomatic immunity precluded jurisdiction in a case brought by Elliot Broidy, the former deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee, against a UN official, the Second Circuit ruled. Broidy claimed his computer had been hacked and that the official had been paid by Qatar to participate in the hacking scheme.

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Orange County Democrats Ready Battle to Keep Districts Blue

Was the 2018 “Blue Wave” of Democrats taking control of congressional seats in Orange County, California, an aberration or a sign of a permanent demographic shift among voters? Experts say Republicans will have their work cut out for them in 2020.

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House GOP Defend Trump as Blameless in Impeachment Report

Ahead of the much-anticipated report on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump by House Democrats, House Republicans released a report of their own late Monday that ignores evidence from weeks of investigation and damning testimony by senior administration officials who undercut the White House’s claim of a “perfect” interaction with Ukraine President Volodomyr Zelensky.

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