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Wisconsin Sen. Johnson Denied Visa to Visit Russia as Part of Congressional Delegation

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said that he was denied a visa to visit Russia as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation, according to a statement on Aug. 26. Johnson, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, said in the statement that he was visiting Russia with […] …

Poll: Biden Drops Significantly, Sanders and Warren Tied in First With Former VP

A new poll shows the three Democratic 2020 frontrunners—former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)—tied for first, with a significant drop for Biden. Monmouth University conducted the survey by telephone from Aug. 16 to Aug. 20. Eight hundred adults answered the call, but the Democratic results reflect only 298 […] …

Calls to Label Mexican Cartels as Terror Groups as They Grow Stronger, More Violent

WASHINGTON—The homicide rate in Mexico is rising at record-setting pace this year, with more than 30,000 murders in the first seven months. It’s on target to hit almost 51,500 deaths by year’s end—about 1,000 more than in 2018 and 6,000 more than in 2017. That’s not accounting for the huge number of disappearances. Cartel wars […] …