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Mainstream Politics Long Has Traded On Fear Of A Non-White America

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US Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hold a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on July 15, 2019 to address remarks made by President Donald Trump. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens as President Trump speaks to reporters following a meeting at the White House in October 2017. Illustration by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo for NPR | Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'You May Need The Money More Than I Do': McConnell Once Returned Trump's Donation

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A three-judge panel ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that argued President Trump was violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution through his business empire. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump takes a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, right, before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Nov. 20, 2018. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont are putting forward very different visions in the Democratic presidential primary. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After the release of the Mueller report, 7 in 10 Democrats say the findings should lead to impeachment hearings in Congress against President Trump. In contrast, 91% of Republicans think it should not lead to such hearings. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Most Democrats Back Impeachment Hearings, A Move That's Unpopular Overall

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Children are carried on the shoulders of Central American migrants heading to the U.S. along the road between Metapa and Tapachula, Mexico, on April 12. President Trump has called for measures to close what he calls the asylum "loophole" amid a spike in border crossings. Pep Companys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters legislative conference in March. He got into the Democratic presidential nomination fight Thursday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump tweeted a video promoting his campaign that used music from the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises without permission. Trump and first lady Melania Trump are seen here at a premiere of the film in 2012. Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic hide caption

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Robert Mueller testifies during a Senate hearing in 2013. The former FBI director was appointed special counsel in the spring of 2017 after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at an organizing event in February. Warren says she wants to get rid of the Electoral College, and vote for president using a national popular vote. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Abolishing The Electoral College Would Be More Complicated Than It May Seem

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One on their way to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland on June 1, 2018. Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., is one of four high-ranking Democrats to sign a letter to the FBI requesting an investigation into the actions of Li "Cindy" Yang. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., sent out 81 document requests to individuals, business entities and agencies related to President Trump for a far-reaching investigation. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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House Judiciary Launches Probe Of Allegations Of Obstruction By President Trump

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Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is on display at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., in 2015. The Trump administration is planning to cancel a $929 million federal grant for the project. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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