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Joe Biden: ‘Do I regret not being president? Yes.’ – video

Joe Biden, former US vice-president, says he regrets not being president stating that he believes he was the best candidate for the job. Biden, who was speaking at Colgate University in central New York state on Friday, said he made the decision not to run in 2016 due to family circumstances

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Joe Biden: I regret not running for president – because I could have won

Former vice-president tells college students in New York ‘I don’t have a lot of hope right now’ about Donald Trump’s administration

Joe Biden believes he could have won the presidency in 2016, had he made it through a tough Democratic primary.

Related: Ashley Biden on athleisure and why her father would make a fantastic president

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Original Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/26/joe-biden-2016-presidential-election

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Lawmaker’s ‘peculiar midnight run’ endangers Trump-Russia inquiry

House intelligence chair Devin Nunes reportedly disappeared from Uber ride, fueling further questions over his role in committee’s investigation

The House intelligence committee investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged links with Moscow looks in danger of unravelling as a result of the unexplained behaviour of its chairman, Devin Nunes, a former Trump adviser.

Related: James Comey: Democrat by birth, Republican by trade, thorn in the side of both

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Trump blames everyone but himself for failure of GOP healthcare legislation

President’s targets include conservatives, Democrats and a possible veiled jab at Paul Ryan as Republican hand-wringing over repeal-and-replace failure continues

Donald Trump sought on Sunday to spread blame for the failure of his first attempt at passing major legislation, the replacement of Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

Related: ‘Move fast and break things’: Trump’s Obamacare failure and the backlash ahead

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Cincinnati assistant police chief: ‘we’re lucky to have only one deceased’ – video

Cincinnati’s assistant police chief, Paul Neudigate, says it is very lucky that there is only one fatality following the Cameo Nightlife club shooting on Sunday morning. Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, after at least two shooters stormed the building. At present, the motive remains unclear

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Joe Biden: I regret not being president – because I could have won

Former vice-president tells college students in New York ‘I don’t have a lot of hope right now’ about Donald Trump’s administration

Joe Biden believes he could have won the presidency in 2016, had he made it through a tough Democratic primary.

Related: Ashley Biden on athleisure and why her father would make a fantastic president

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Original Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/26/joe-biden-2016-presidential-election

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David Rockefeller obituary

Chairman of Chase Manhattan bank and one of the US’s leading philanthropists

David Rockefeller, who has died aged 101, was the patriarch of the Rockefeller family and the last of the grandchildren of John D Rocke- feller, who founded Standard Oil and as the US’s first billionaire was at one point considered the world’s richest man.

Unlike his brothers Nelson, vice-president of the US and governor of New York, or Winthrop, governor of Arkansas, David never sought public office; indeed he even turned down Nelson’s offer to appoint him to fill Robert Kennedy’s Senate seat after Kennedy was assassinated.

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‘People aren’t spending’: stores close doors in ‘oversaturated’ US retail market

Boarded-up shops are a common sight in cities across the country as Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney struggle and Credit Suisse downgrades the retail sector

Canal Street was never a high-end retail experience. But, like many streets in New York City and in cities across the US, it is becoming increasingly desolate.

Boarded-up stores line the thoroughfare that bisects much of lower Manhattan. Many stores that are still open for business also display signs that read “for lease” or “for rent.

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Original Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/26/us-retail-stores-market-macys-sears

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Transgender protections hang in the balance with healthcare’s future cloudy

Obama’s gender nondiscrimination efforts remain at risk, leaving people such as Elijah Fischer to face paying huge sums for surgery: ‘I look down, and it’s not me’

In the spring of 2016, Elijah Fischer called his insurance company to ask if his plan would cover a double mastectomy. A 27year old Floridian and trans man, Elijah had mostly completed his gender transition, except he still had feminine breasts.

Related: ‘Move fast and break things’: Trump’s healthcare failure and the backlash ahead

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Original Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/26/transgender-protections-trump-healthcare-discrimination

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Fights break out at pro-Trump rally in California – video

President Trump supporters clash with counter-protestors dressed in all black at a Make America Great Again rally on Bolsa Chica state beach in California. Fights broke out between the two groups on Saturday which saw four counter-protesters being arrested – three for illegal use of pepper spray and one for assault and battery

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Trump-Russia inquiry endangered after lawmaker’s ‘peculiar midnight run’

House intelligence chair Devin Nunes reportedly disappeared from Uber ride, fueling further questions over his role in committee’s investigation

The House intelligence committee investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged links with Moscow looks in danger of unravelling as a result of the unexplained behaviour of its chairman, Devin Nunes, a former Trump adviser.

Related: James Comey: Democrat by birth, Republican by trade, thorn in the side of both

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Cincinnati nightclub shooting: one person killed, say police

At least 14 people were injured at Cameo Night Club in early hours of Sunday, according to Cincinnati police department

One person has been killed and at least 14 people wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, police have said.

The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday at Cameo Night Club, Cincinnati police department tweeted.

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Wall Street’s love affair with Trump cools as healthcare bill sows welcome doubts

US president’s failure to win backing for his repeal of Obamacare has delivered a dose of reality to the markets

Wall Street’s uncritical love affair with Donald Trump is over. For five months, traders have swallowed whole the idea that the president would swiftly get a package of tax cuts through a Republican-dominated Congress, giving a boost to growth and corporate profits in the process.

Yet the first real test of Trump’s ability to get lawmakers to do his bidding – the repeal of Obamacare – has been a disaster. The resistance on Capitol Hill has left the financial markets wondering when – and indeed whether – Trump will be able to deliver on his fiscal boost.

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Original Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/26/wall-street-love-affair-trump-healthcare-sows-doubts

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Fights erupt at pro-Donald Trump rally on California beach

At least one demonstrator is doused with pepper spray as anti-Trump protesters clash with the president’s supporters

Donald Trump supporters holding a rally on a popular southern Californian beach have clashed with counter-protesters, leading to the arrest of four people, law enforcement said.

Multiple fights broke out and at least one Trump supporter was doused with pepper spray on Saturday when pro-Trump demonstrators marching along Bolsa Chica state beach encountered a small group opposed to the Republican president who had gathered to denounce the rally.

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The showdown that exposed the rift between Republican ideology and reality

Republicans calling for a return to the pro-business government of the 1920s never reflected political reality – and now the party can never be the same

On Friday, not with a final stand but with an ignominious retreat, the modern Republican party died. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had to pull the Republicans’ repeal of America’s Affordable Care Act before members of his own party killed it. That legislative defeat was the moment Republican ideology engaged in its first real battle with reality, and reality won. The Republican party can never again be the same.

Since 1980, Republican leadership has embraced the draconian goal of dismantling the New Deal state. When Democrats under Franklin D Roosevelt put in place policies to regulate business and finance, protect workers, and provide a basic social safety net in the hope of preventing another Great Depression, a reactionary rump of pro-business Republicans howled.

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