Senate approves war powers resolution requiring congressional approval for engaging in hostilities in Iran
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Senate approves war powers resolution requiring congressional approval for engaging in hostilities in Iran
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The Senate approved a war powers resolution blocking President Trump from engaging in hostilities with Iran without congressional approval, a measure which has bipartisan support but not enough to overturn an all but certain veto from the White House. The vote passed 55 to 45, with eight Republicans joining all Democrats to vote in favor […]

Trump cuts New Hampshire rally short to receive remains of 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
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Trump cuts New Hampshire rally short to receive remains of 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
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President Donald Trump traveled Monday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pay respects to two U.S. soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan when a soldier dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun. National security adviser Robert O’Brien told reporters traveling with Trump on Air Force One that the president […]

Sanders edges out Buttigieg to win New Hampshire, as Klobuchar surges to third
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Sanders edges out Buttigieg to win New Hampshire, as Klobuchar surges to third
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., narrowly won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, catapulting the 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist to the front of the still-crowded Democratic presidential primary field. Sanders had been leading top rival Pete Buttigieg and several other candidates as results came in throughout the evening, though only by a fraction of his 22-point […]

Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago
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Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago
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Actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself in downtown Chicago, renewing a divisive criminal case that drew worldwide attention last year. The indictment came from a special prosecutor who was appointed after Cook County prosecutors […]

Biden, in New Hampshire, jokingly calls student ‘a lying, dog-faced pony soldier’
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Biden, in New Hampshire, jokingly calls student ‘a lying, dog-faced pony soldier’
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Presidential contender Joe Biden jokingly called a college student in New Hampshire a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier” during a campaign event on Sunday, just two months after he unloaded on an Iowa voter whom he called a “damn liar” and days after he dryly instructed a climate activist to “go vote for someone else.” The […]

Sanders overtakes Biden in national poll for first time
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Sanders overtakes Biden in national poll for first time
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A new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday shows Bernie Sanders leading former Vice President Joe Biden nationally, giving the Vermont senator front-runner status in a national poll for the first time. Released in the wake of the botched Iowa caucuses and a day before the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, the poll shows Sanders overtaking […]

Emboldened Trump fires 2 officials who testified in impeachment inquiry
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Emboldened Trump fires 2 officials who testified in impeachment inquiry
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President Donald Trump on Friday fired a U.S. ambassador and a White House national security aide, both of whom testified in the House impeachment inquiry, as the newly emboldened president took retribution on officials he believed wronged him during the impeachment process. The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, said late Friday Trump […]

Pete Buttigieg pressured at New Hampshire debate over marijuana arrests of black people as mayor
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Pete Buttigieg pressured at New Hampshire debate over marijuana arrests of black people as mayor
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Pete Buttigieg faced intense questioning at the Democratic debate over his time as mayor in South Bend, Indiana, when arrests of black people for marijuana possession were four times higher than that of a white person. Buttigieg disputed the claim during Friday night’s debate saying, “the reality is, on my watch drug arrests were lower […]

Biden defends ‘politics of the past,’ as Sanders hit over ‘socialist’ label, Buttigieg’s experience questioned
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Biden defends ‘politics of the past,’ as Sanders hit over ‘socialist’ label, Buttigieg’s experience questioned
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg took incoming fire on electability issues from former Vice President Joe Biden and other rivals in the eighth presidential primary debate as Democrats search for a candidate capable of beating President Trump in November. The debate Friday night in Manchester, N.H., was […]

Sanders declares victory in Iowa, says he can ‘defeat the most dangerous president in modern American history’
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Sanders declares victory in Iowa, says he can ‘defeat the most dangerous president in modern American history’
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., says he does not consider himself the Democrat front-runner in the upcoming presidential elections, but he’s confident he is the one to beat President Trump in a 2020 face-off. “We are the strongest campaign to defeat the most dangerous president in modern American history,” Sanders said at a CNN town hall […]

NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns safely to Earth after 11 month journey
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NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns safely to Earth after 11 month journey
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NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who was part of the first-ever all-female spacewalk in October, has returned safely to Earth after spending nearly 11 months in orbit. Koch returned with International Space Station Commander Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. Her stay on the ISS set a spaceflight record for […]

Senate acquits Trump on impeachment charges, rejecting calls for his removal in historic trial
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Senate acquits Trump on impeachment charges, rejecting calls for his removal in historic trial
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The Senate voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing an end to a five-month saga that began with a whistleblower’s complaint and culminated in just the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. In the vote on the first article of impeachment, which came […]

Iowa caucus breakdown renews scrutiny of state’s cherished political status
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Iowa caucus breakdown renews scrutiny of state’s cherished political status
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The breakdown of Monday’s Iowa caucuses has renewed scrutiny of the state’s coveted political status at the start of the presidential nominating calendar — and of the caucus system itself — as some longtime observers openly question whether the mess could endanger the state’s cherished role. A technical meltdown delayed the reporting of the Iowa […]

Trump impeachment trial: Closing arguments ahead of acquittal vote Wednesday
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Trump impeachment trial: Closing arguments ahead of acquittal vote Wednesday
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President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial resumed Monday with closing arguments — even though the outcome appears all but certain ahead of a final vote on acquittal set for Wednesday. Even though the trial continues, Trump has said he will go to the Capitol Tuesday to deliver his State of the Union address, as President Bill […]

Trump and Michael Bloomberg square off in Super Bowl commercials
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Trump and Michael Bloomberg square off in Super Bowl commercials
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President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg ran dueling commercials on Super Bowl Sunday, spending roughly $10 million for 60 seconds of airtime. Trump’s response on Sunday comes as Bloomberg, a billionaire, has spent roughly $300 million on ads, running twice as many than Trump’s entire 2016 campaign, according to the Los Angeles Times. […]

Senate rejects new witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, paving the way for acquittal
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Senate rejects new witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, paving the way for acquittal
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The Senate rejected a motion to allow consideration of additional witnesses and documents in President Trump’s impeachment trial, rebuffing Democrats and virtually ensuring the president’s ultimate acquittal on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate will hold the final vote Wednesday on the two articles of impeachment. The motion failed by […]

Trump impeachment trial: Senate votes no to witnesses, acquittal vote Wednesday
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Trump impeachment trial: Senate votes no to witnesses, acquittal vote Wednesday
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Before Friday’s session of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial began, the spotlight was on four moderate GOP senators Democrats hoped would vote with them on allowing new witnesses, but by evening, after days of arguments meant to persuade the Republicans, Democrats had lost the crucial issue by a vote of 51-49. A member of the […]

Trump impeachment trial: Question period ends as GOP swing votes emerge
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Trump impeachment trial: Question period ends as GOP swing votes emerge
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Senators returned Thursday for a second day of questions to House managers and President Donald Trump’s legal team in his impeachment trial as attempts by Democrats to rally votes for new witnesses appeared to have stalled. Multiple Republicans tell ABC News they hope to move quickly to a vote to acquit the president as early […]

Steyer, Sanders spending big to carpet-bomb Iowa airwaves in final caucus stretch
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Steyer, Sanders spending big to carpet-bomb Iowa airwaves in final caucus stretch
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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and billionaire environmental advocate Tom Steyer are carpeting Iowa airwaves with TV ads in the final week leading up Monday’s caucuses, the first contest in the presidential nomination calendar. The two are the biggest spenders on that front in the final stretch, according to figures provided by ad-tracking firm Advertising […]

3 things to know after Tuesday’s Trump impeachment trial session
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3 things to know after Tuesday’s Trump impeachment trial session
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President Donald Trump’s defense team wrapped up opening arguments Tuesday, setting the stage for two days of senators asking written questions before voting as early as Friday on whether to consider having witnesses. Democrats had new hope of getting the witnesses they’ve fought for with word Tuesday evening that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had told […]

Senate impeachment trial: Trump legal team dismisses Bolton allegations
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Senate impeachment trial: Trump legal team dismisses Bolton allegations
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President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team on Tuesday wrapped up three days of opening arguments at his Senate trial but questions remained over whether senators will hear new witnesses, especially former national security adviser John Bolton. Trump’s lawyers addressed and dismissed reported allegations by Bolton that Trump told him he was withholding military aid to […]

3 things you should know after Monday’s impeachment trial proceedings
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3 things you should know after Monday’s impeachment trial proceedings
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The impeachment trial spilled into its second week on Monday, as President Donald Trump’s counsel presented more opening arguments on the Senate floor. It was the first day back following The New York Times’ bombshell report on Sunday that Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, had detailed in an unpublished manuscript a conversation where […]

32 hours in Iowa: Sanders packs schedule during mid-impeachment dash
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32 hours in Iowa: Sanders packs schedule during mid-impeachment dash
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The months-long speculation about how the U.S. senators-tuned-Democratic presidential candidates would juggle their dueling impeachment trial and campaign responsibilities came to a head this weekend, with Sens. Michael Bennet, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren each returning to the trail as proceedings at the Capitol broke Saturday afternoon. For Sanders, I-Vt., the trial and […]

Trump legal team goes on offense in impeachment trial, accuse Democrats of ‘massive’ election interference
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Trump legal team goes on offense in impeachment trial, accuse Democrats of ‘massive’ election interference
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Donald Trump’s lawyers defended the president against articles of impeachment Saturday morning arguing it’s the Democrats trying to interfere in elections by seeking to remove Trump from the 2020 ballot for doing “absolutely nothing wrong.” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said Democrats have no case and are doing damage to democracy by trying to undermine […]

Trump impeachment trial: Democrats make case for ‘obstruction of Congress’
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Trump impeachment trial: Democrats make case for ‘obstruction of Congress’
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House managers, who continue to argue the Senate should subpoena additional witnesses and documents from an uncooperative White House, on Friday detailed President Donald Trump’s resistance in making their case for the second article of impeachment — “obstruction of Congress” — in their final day of arguments. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that Saturday’s […]

Chris Wallace says Senate impeachment trial reminds him of ‘Groundhog Day’
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Chris Wallace says Senate impeachment trial reminds him of ‘Groundhog Day’
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“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace said the Democrats’ repetitive arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump do not make for “riveting TV” and will result in a loss of public interest as they continue to make their case. “I’m a little surprised because — let’s face it, it has not generally been […]

Senate impeachment trial: Democrats make their case against Trump
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Senate impeachment trial: Democrats make their case against Trump
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After about eight hours of presentation, the first day of arguments by the House managers in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump concluded just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. Looking ahead, Rep. Adam Schiff said that on Thursday the managers “will go through the law, the Constitution and the facts as they apply to Article […]

Trump impeachment: GOP-led Senate rejects amendments, approves rules of trial
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Trump impeachment: GOP-led Senate rejects amendments, approves rules of trial
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In a marathon session that began at 1 p.m. Tuesday and lasted nearly 13 hours into the early morning, the Republican-led Senate rejected all 11 Democratic-proposed amendments en route to approving the rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The only changes to the rules proposed Monday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell […]

The Senate impeachment trial so far: 3 things to know
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The Senate impeachment trial so far: 3 things to know
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Partisanship gripped Congress on Tuesday as Senate Republicans and Democrats clashed on the rules governing the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Here are three things to know: McConnell proposed a twist to the rules, then backed down Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised he would put forward rules “very similar” to […]

Hillary Clinton on Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Nobody likes him’
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Hillary Clinton on Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Nobody likes him’
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton levied scathing attacks on Sen. Bernie Sanders in a new Hulu documentary and in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Clinton, who competed for the 2016 Democratic nomination against Sanders and won, claimed that Sanders is unlikable and has been relatively unaccomplished during his congressional tenure. “He was in […]

Alan Dershowitz won’t say if the president did anything wrong
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Alan Dershowitz won’t say if the president did anything wrong
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Alan Dershowitz, who recently joined President Donald Trump’s defense team, refused in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” to endorse the formal declaration the president’s lead counsels submitted on Saturday. In a seven-page response to the articles of impeachment, Trump’s team called the charges “a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the […]

James Comey focus of FBI leak investigation, report says
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James Comey focus of FBI leak investigation, report says
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The Justice Department is investigating whether then-FBI Director James Comey illegally leaked secret information concerning a Russian document to The New York Times and The Washington Post, the Times reported late Thursday. The new review, which the Times downplayed as a possibly politically motivated probe, reportedly concerned a Russian intelligence document “claiming a tacit understanding […]

New Jeffrey Epstein autopsy info provides more evidence pointing to homicide, Dr. Baden says
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New Jeffrey Epstein autopsy info provides more evidence pointing to homicide, Dr. Baden says
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The investigation into the death of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein should not have been closed within five days, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said Friday, explaining new evidence pointing to a homicide. Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with host Steve Doocy, Baden said Epstein’s eyes had burst capillaries, which he said could suggest that he […]

Senate passes USMCA trade deal amid impeachment proceedings
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Senate passes USMCA trade deal amid impeachment proceedings
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A revised trilateral trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) was passed by the Senate on Thursday, marking the second victory this week for the Trump administration’s trade agenda. The largely bipartisan vote — 89-10 in favor of the legislation — comes only a day after President Donald Trump celebrated the signing […]

Warren and Sanders accuse each other of being liars after debate: Audio
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Warren and Sanders accuse each other of being liars after debate: Audio
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A day after a tense, muted exchange between presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the hosts of the debate released sound from the confrontation. Sen. Warren approached Sen. Sanders on stage after the Democratic debate in Iowa Tuesday night and told him she thought he called her “a liar on national TV,” according to […]

Articles of impeachment delivered to Senate, triggering historic trial of President Trump
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Articles of impeachment delivered to Senate, triggering historic trial of President Trump
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday formally set in motion the process of sending the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, triggering a historic trial set to begin on Thursday. At an “engrossment” signing ceremony for the House resolution naming the seven impeachment managers — the lawmakers who will present the […]

CNN blasted for ‘siding’ with Warren after Sanders denied sexism charge
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CNN blasted for ‘siding’ with Warren after Sanders denied sexism charge
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CNN is being accused of “media malpractice” over its handling of the disputed claim that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told Sen. Elizabeth Warren., D-Mass., that a woman couldn’t win the presidency during a December 2018 meeting. The liberal news network broke the story on Monday. The network cited unnamed sources close to Warren who claimed […]

5 takeaways from the last Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses
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5 takeaways from the last Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses
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Six Democrats clashed on the smallest debate stage yet in Iowa, only 20 days before caucusgoers across the Hawkeye state are set to cast the first votes of the primary, bringing a heightened sense of urgency to the matchup Tuesday night. Amid visible fissures within the Democratic ranks, particularly among the top-tier, the seventh debate […]

Trump sides with Sanders amid dustup with Warren: ‘I don’t believe Bernie said that’
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Trump sides with Sanders amid dustup with Warren: ‘I don’t believe Bernie said that’
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During his rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, President Trump weighed in on the political dustup between Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and appeared to be taking Sanders’ side over a sexism-charged claim affirmed by his Senate colleague. Trump, who earlier this week relished the rivalry between the progressive candidates, expressed his support […]

Sen. Cory Booker suspends presidential campaign
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Sen. Cory Booker suspends presidential campaign
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Sen. Cory Booker suspended his presidential campaign Monday, the final act of a bid for the Democratic nomination defined by a persistent struggle to catch fire with voters and donors despite his relatively high profile and long-standing presidential ambitions. The news of the senator’s decision came weeks before the Iowa caucuses, where, despite a large […]

Warren says Sanders disagreed about woman being able to win presidency in private meeting
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Warren says Sanders disagreed about woman being able to win presidency in private meeting
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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren confirmed earlier reports Monday evening that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders disagreed with her that a woman could win in 2020 against President Donald Trump. “Bernie and I met for more than two hours in December 2018 to discuss the 2020 election, our past work together and our shared goals,” Warren […]

Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake
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Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake
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In the face of mounting evidence, Iran on Saturday acknowledged that it shot down the Ukrainian jetliner by accident, killing all 176 people aboard. The admission by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard undermined the credibility of information provided by senior officials, who for three days had adamantly dismissed allegations of a missile strike as Western propaganda. It […]

After Steyer surges in two early state polls, Democratic debate to feature 6 candidates: DNC
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After Steyer surges in two early state polls, Democratic debate to feature 6 candidates: DNC
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After two early state polls propelled businessman Tom Steyer from the sidelines to the stage, six Democratic candidates — all of whom are white — are set to face off in Tuesday’s primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa., the Democratic National Committee announced Saturday. The first debate of the year — hosted by CNN and […]

Trump touts Soleimani killing at 1st 2020 campaign rally
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Trump touts Soleimani killing at 1st 2020 campaign rally
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President Donald Trump kicked off the 2020 election year at his first campaign rally by touting and defending his order to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and slamming his political opponents who questioned the move. “He was a bloodthirsty terror, and he’s no longer a terror. He’s dead,” Trump told the crowd gathered at the […]

Trudeau: Evidence shows Iranian missile took down Ukrainian jetliner, may have been unintentional
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Trudeau: Evidence shows Iranian missile took down Ukrainian jetliner, may have been unintentional
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday evidence indicates that it was an Iranian missile took down a Ukrainian jetliner Tuesday, killing 176, and the strike may have been accidental. Trudeau cited Canadian and allied intelligence on the matter. His announcement backs up what Pentagon officials told Fox News, which was that the passenger plane […]

Ukrainian airplane shot down by mistake by Iranian anti-aircraft missile, Pentagon officials believe
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Ukrainian airplane shot down by mistake by Iranian anti-aircraft missile, Pentagon officials believe
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The Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran’s international airport Wednesday was shot down by mistake by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile, Pentagon officials told Fox News. Officials said U.S. intelligence increasingly points at the airliner being accidentally struck by a Russian-made missile, killing all 176 people on board the flight, just […]

GOP Sen. Mike Lee blasts officials for ‘insulting and demeaning’ Iran briefing
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GOP Sen. Mike Lee blasts officials for ‘insulting and demeaning’ Iran briefing
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President Donald Trump’s close, conservative ally Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was livid following a classified briefing that members of Congress received Wednesday by top officials on the decision to order an airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, which brought tensions with Iran to a boiling point. While most Republicans came out of the briefing […]

CNN settles Nick Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy
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CNN settles Nick Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy
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CNN has settled a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann over its botched coverage of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder that had portrayed the Kentucky teen as the aggressor. Fox 19 first reported that CNN settled with Sandmann on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount. The $250 […]

Trump announces ‘powerful’ sanctions but not military retaliation after Iran missile strikes
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Trump announces ‘powerful’ sanctions but not military retaliation after Iran missile strikes
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President Donald Trump addressed the nation Wednesday morning from the White House, de-escalating a crisis with Iran following its missile strikes overnight on two bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. “I’m pleased to inform you the American people should be extremely grateful and happy,” Trump said. “No Americans were harmed in last night’s […]

Iran launches missiles at US military facilities in Iraq, Pentagon confirms
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Iran launches missiles at US military facilities in Iraq, Pentagon confirms
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Iran fired multiple missiles into Iraq on Tuesday evening, targeting U.S. military sites in what appeared to be retaliation for the recent American drone strike that killed one of its top generals. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps swiftly took credit, and one Iranian politician tweeted his nation’s flag — an apparent swipe at President Donald […]

Harvey Weinstein’s long-anticipated criminal trial begins today in New York City
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Harvey Weinstein’s long-anticipated criminal trial begins today in New York City
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Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial, which begins Monday in New York City, has already seen more backstage drama, intrigue, infighting and cast changes than the Hollywood legal thriller that it could very well become one day. It’s been more than two years since bombshell reports from the New York Times and The New […]

Dr. Baden says Jeffrey Epstein autopsy ‘more indicative of homicide’ after graphic photos surface
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Dr. Baden says Jeffrey Epstein autopsy ‘more indicative of homicide’ after graphic photos surface
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Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said on “America’s Newsroom” on Monday that graphic images showing injuries to Jeffrey Epstein’s neck reaffirm his belief that the “findings are more indicative of homicide” than a suicide. “I think there’s a lot of information that still hasn’t been revealed yet that is essential in order to arrive at […]

Tucker Carlson on Soleimani killing: ‘There are an awful lot of bad people in this world. We can’t kill them all’
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Tucker Carlson on Soleimani killing: ‘There are an awful lot of bad people in this world. We can’t kill them all’
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Tucker Carlson blasted Iran hawks in the Washington establishment Friday, saying they have wanted a war with Iran for decades and that they may have finally gotten it thanks to President Trump ordering a drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani Thursday. “What happened yesterday wasn’t just another symbolic bombing,” Carlson warned on “Tucker […]

Trump defends killing of Iranian general, accuses him of ‘plotting imminent and sinister attacks’ on Americans
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Trump defends killing of Iranian general, accuses him of ‘plotting imminent and sinister attacks’ on Americans
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President Donald Trump on Friday defended his order to kill a top Iranian general about 24 hours earlier, accusing him of “plotting imminent and sinister attacks” on American diplomats and military personnel. Making a short statement at Mar-a-Lago, using a teleprompter, Trump said, “We took action last night to stop a war. We did not […]

Julian Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race
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Julian Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race
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Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro announced the end to his campaign on Thursday. “It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today,” Castro tweeted. “I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. I’m going to keep fighting for an America where everyone counts—I hope you’ll join me […]

Protesters outside Baghdad embassy disperse, US citizens still warned to avoid area
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Protesters outside Baghdad embassy disperse, US citizens still warned to avoid area
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Protesters who attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday and camped outside the compound overnight dispersed on Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, U.S. Marines guarding the embassy fired tear gas after the protesters lit a fire on the roof of the reception area, the Associated Press reported. Smoke could be seen rising from […]

Trump vows Iraq ‘will not be a Benghazi’ after Iran-backed embassy raid
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Trump vows Iraq ‘will not be a Benghazi’ after Iran-backed embassy raid
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Speaking to reporters just hours after dozens of Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, President Trump on Tuesday night vowed that the situation “will not be a Benghazi” — a pointed reference to the deadly 2012 embassy attack in Libya on the Obama administration’s watch, after officials […]

Joe Biden says he’d be willing to name a Republican as his 2020 VP nominee – but there’s a catch
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Joe Biden says he’d be willing to name a Republican as his 2020 VP nominee – but there’s a catch
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Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he would be willing to name a Republican running mate in his bid for president. However, the top-tier Democrat added, “I can’t think of one right now.” Nearing the end of a town hall in Exeter, New Hampshire, a member of the audience remarked that “our 21-year-old son […]

Andrew Yang, pressed on health care, says he would ‘expand’ universal health care ‘over time’
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Andrew Yang, pressed on health care, says he would ‘expand’ universal health care ‘over time’
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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang defended his recently released health care plan, saying that he would work toward a “vision” of “universal health care for all Americans,” despite his plan not directly supporting “Medicare for All” or a public option. “We need to move towards universal health care that’s high quality and nearly cost free for […]

Amazon, Ring face $5 million proposed class action lawsuit that alleges camera ‘vulnerable’ to cyber-attacks
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Amazon, Ring face $5 million proposed class action lawsuit that alleges camera ‘vulnerable’ to cyber-attacks
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Amazon and Ring were slapped with a $5 million proposed class action federal lawsuit Thursday that alleges their camera systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Earlier this month, at least four families in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas reported that their Ring camera systems were compromised. In those cases, the customers say hackers tormented them with […]

Trump keeps up attacks on Speaker Pelosi as she holds up articles of impeachment
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Trump keeps up attacks on Speaker Pelosi as she holds up articles of impeachment
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday kept up his attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she hates Republicans and accusing her of acting unreasonably. He criticized Pelosi for not quickly transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate, telling reporters shortly after holding a Christmas Eve video teleconference call with members of the military, that Pelosi […]

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for Jamal Khashoggi killing
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Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for Jamal Khashoggi killing
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — A court in Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year by a team of Saudi agents. Saudi Arabia’s state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported that three others were sentenced to […]

Trump administration raises legal age to buy tobacco in US to 21
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Trump administration raises legal age to buy tobacco in US to 21
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President Donald Trump gave his stamp of approval on Friday to raising the federal age requirement of who can legally purchase tobacco products to 21 when he signed spending bills approved by Congress this week. This change means that in less than a year it will become illegal for anyone under 21 in the United […]

Actor Kevin Costner returns to Iowa to support Buttigieg
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Actor Kevin Costner returns to Iowa to support Buttigieg
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“Field of Dreams” actor Kevin Costner returned to Iowa on Sunday to go to bat for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, pitching the small-town mayor as someone worth listening to in the crowded lineup of White House hopefuls. “Whether your road leads you to Pete, like mine has, that’s for you to judge,” Costner, a […]

Pelosi: Not sending impeachment articles to Senate until she sees details of trial process
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Pelosi: Not sending impeachment articles to Senate until she sees details of trial process
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday stood by her position that the House will not send the Senate the just-passed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump until she sees “the process that is set forth in the Senate” — how a trial would be structured. When asked at her weekly news conference if there’s […]

Halting 737 Max production will hit suppliers, airlines
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Halting 737 Max production will hit suppliers, airlines
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As Boeing prepares to shutter much of a huge factory near Seattle that builds the grounded 737 Max jet, the economic hit is reverberating across the United States in places such as Wichita, Kansas, Stamford, Connecticut, and Cincinnati. Those cities are home to some of 900 companies worldwide that supply parts for the troubled plane, […]

Donald Trump becomes 3rd president in US history to be impeached
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Donald Trump becomes 3rd president in US history to be impeached
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Donald Trump became only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached when the House on Wednesday approved an article accusing him of abuse of power. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the historic and mostly party-line vote, 230-197, making it official and setting up a Senate trial in January. Democrats then led the House […]

House inches closer to historic impeachment vote; Rules Committee decides on 6 hours of debate
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House inches closer to historic impeachment vote; Rules Committee decides on 6 hours of debate
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The House Rules Committee on Tuesday began the next procedural step before a full House vote Wednesday on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The small panel is tasked with preparing legislation and setting the terms for debate on the House floor. In one big decision, the committee decided late Tuesday to debate […]

7 candidates invited to face off in final Democratic primary debate of 2019: DNC
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7 candidates invited to face off in final Democratic primary debate of 2019: DNC
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Only seven of the 15 Democratic candidates still running for president qualified for the final primary debate of 2019, the Democratic National Committee announced Friday, but all of those candidates have indicated they won’t attend the debate if they have to cross a local union’s picket line to do so. In tweets Friday ahead of […]

Michelle Obama tweets support for Greta Thunberg after Trump tells teen activist to ‘chill’
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Michelle Obama tweets support for Greta Thunberg after Trump tells teen activist to ‘chill’
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Former first lady Michelle Obama has a message of support for Greta Thunberg after President Donald Trump tweeted at the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist to “chill.” “Don’t let anyone dim your light. Like the girls I’ve met in Vietnam and all over the world, you have so much to offer us all,” Obama tweeted early […]

House Judiciary Committee passes articles of impeachment against President Trump
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House Judiciary Committee passes articles of impeachment against President Trump
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The House Judiciary Committee on Friday morning voted along party lines to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, sending them to the full House for historic final votes expected next Wednesday. The committee favorably recommended charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to the full House. Trump is now the […]

Michelle Obama promotes girls education in Vietnam school
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Michelle Obama promotes girls education in Vietnam school
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Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama spoke to students at a school in southern Vietnam while promoting education for girls to help reach their full potential. Obama, accompanied by actresses Julia Roberts and Lana Condor and “Today Show” co-host Jenna Bush Hager, met on Monday with girls at a high school in Long An province […]

Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump: Abuse of power, obstruction of Congress
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Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump: Abuse of power, obstruction of Congress
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Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a historic step that could lead to a full House vote as early as next week. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler announced that Democrats were going forward with charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Late Tuesday morning, Democrats released […]

Trump blasts impeachment at Pennsylvania rally hours after Democrats unveil charges
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Trump blasts impeachment at Pennsylvania rally hours after Democrats unveil charges
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Hours after House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, he blasted the charges at a packed campaign rally in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania. The president specifically lashed out at House Democrats for announcing articles of impeachment just before also announcing they had struck a deal with the White House […]

Andrew Yang qualifies for last Democratic debate of 2019 as lone candidate of color
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Andrew Yang qualifies for last Democratic debate of 2019 as lone candidate of color
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Only two days before the deadline to qualify for the last Democratic presidential primary debate of 2019, entrepreneur Andrew Yang secured his last qualifying poll to join six of his competitors in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, marking the only candidate of color who will appear on the stage so far. Yang cleared the polling […]

Putin, Zelensky, in first sitdown, agree to exchange all prisoners, revive peace process
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Putin, Zelensky, in first sitdown, agree to exchange all prisoners, revive peace process
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, agreed Monday to revive peace talks in order to de-escalate tensions between the two nations amid the five-year separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine that has reshaped geopolitics in the region. Both leaders agreed to exchange all prisoners and implement a cease-fire by the end of […]

3 key takeaways on final House impeachment hearing
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3 key takeaways on final House impeachment hearing
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Congressional lawyers made their case to lawmakers Monday on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, presenting the final testimony in a weeks-long effort that has divided the nation. The next step will be consideration of articles of impeachment by the House Judiciary Committee as early as Wednesday. Here’s what to know: No new evidence, but […]

Russia, Ukraine to hold 1st major peace summit in years next week
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Russia, Ukraine to hold 1st major peace summit in years next week
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Russia and Ukraine will hold peace talks at a summit in Paris on Monday, the first time in three years there have been high-level talks between the two countries focused on ending the war in eastern Ukraine. The talks are taking place in the so-called “Normandy Format,” with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor […]

Democrats plot week ahead for impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump
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Democrats plot week ahead for impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump
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Roughly two dozen Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, dressed casually for the weekend, gathered in the grand hearing room in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill Saturday for the first of two days of preparation ahead of a crucial week in impeachment proceedings against the president. Working over pizza with Democratic lawyers […]

Elon Musk cleared of defamation in ‘pedo guy’ tweet trial
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Elon Musk cleared of defamation in ‘pedo guy’ tweet trial
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Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for weeks in a Thailand cave last year, had sought […]

Pelosi: “I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment”
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Pelosi: “I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment”
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Democratic committee chairs to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,” Pelosi said. Pelosi’s announcement is a […]

Key takeaways on the House Judiciary Committee’s 1st hearing on Trump’s impeachment
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Key takeaways on the House Judiciary Committee’s 1st hearing on Trump’s impeachment
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The impeachment inquiry moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with a panel of constitutional scholars tackling the million dollar question in the debate: Do President Donald Trump’s actions warrant impeachment under the Constitution? Three of the witnesses were lawyers handpicked by the Democratic majority: Pamela Khan, a professor at Stanford Law School; Michael […]

Trump calls Trudeau “two-faced,” cancels NATO press conference
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Trump calls Trudeau “two-faced,” cancels NATO press conference
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President Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced” on Wednesday after Trudeau appeared to mock the president during a reception at Buckingham Palace. The president also canceled a news conference that was scheduled to take place at the conclusion of the NATO summit. “When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to […]

Trump rips French leader Emmanuel Macron for “nasty” remark as NATO summit starts
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Trump rips French leader Emmanuel Macron for “nasty” remark as NATO summit starts
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President Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from NATO and once called it “obsolete,” surprised many by kicking off a two-day visit to London on Tuesday for the transatlantic alliance’s annual summit by defending it against criticism from France. After French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggested that NATO had suffered “brain death,” Mr. Trump called […]

Harris’ aides believe Gabbard attacks accelerated 2020 woes: report
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Harris’ aides believe Gabbard attacks accelerated 2020 woes: report
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Advisers to Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., believe that her plunge in the polls over the summer was accelerated by a withering attack in a primary debate in July by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that left the then-front-runner reeling and donors “alarmed,” according to a new report about her struggling presidential bid. In a lengthy deep-dive […]

Trump says peace talks with Taliban have resumed during surprise visit to Afghanistan
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Trump says peace talks with Taliban have resumed during surprise visit to Afghanistan
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On a surprise trip to Afghanistan on Thursday, President Trump said that the United States has reopened peace talks with the Taliban – just three months after the president scuttled negotiations between Washington and the Afghan insurgents following a terror attack that killed 11 people, including one U.S. soldier. Trump, who made his first trip […]

Why exuberant Hong Kong protesters are waving American flags
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Why exuberant Hong Kong protesters are waving American flags
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters waving American flags filled the streets Thursday to celebrate President Donald Trump’s signing of a law that supports their months-long movement. Images and video footage from the semi-autonomous city showed thousands of protesters out to praise the action, with many waving or adorning red, white and blue flags. President Trump on […]

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
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Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
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President Trump showed up in Afghanistan on Thursday for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with troops engaged in America’s longest-ever military conflict. Mr. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time and spent more than two-and-a-half hours on the ground, speaking to troops and meeting with Afghanistan’s president. Reporters were under strict […]

Trump slams Democrats during ‘homecoming’ rally in Florida
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Trump slams Democrats during ‘homecoming’ rally in Florida
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Now a Florida resident, President Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming rally” near Miami on Tuesday. During the rally, Mr. Trump continued to lash out at the ongoing impeachment inquiry in a state that will be crucial to his 2020 reelection bid. The rally was Mr. Trump’s first in the state since he […]

Trump welcomes Conan, hero dog from al-Baghdadi raid, to White House
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Trump welcomes Conan, hero dog from al-Baghdadi raid, to White House
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At the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump welcomed Conan — the hero dog from the raid that led to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. After emerging from the Oval Office with the dog and a handler, Vice President Mike Pence, and first lady Melania Trump, Trump spoke to reporters […]

Bloomberg officially joins presidential campaign with multimillion-dollar ad blitz
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Bloomberg officially joins presidential campaign with multimillion-dollar ad blitz
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Washington — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign that frames his candidacy as the best hope for defeating President Trump. Bloomberg’s first minute-long advertisement will debut nationally on “60 Minutes” on Sunday evening, and appear again on NBC Sunday […]

Former Trump adviser John Bolton returns to Twitter with cryptic message
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Former Trump adviser John Bolton returns to Twitter with cryptic message
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After a more than two-month hiatus from Twitter, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton is back on the platform with a cryptic message amid the impeachment probe. “Glad to be back on Twitter after more than two months. For the backstory, stay tuned……..” he Tweeted on Friday. He later tweeted, “since resigning […]

Michigan halts sale of marijuana e-cigs unless re-tested
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Michigan halts sale of marijuana e-cigs unless re-tested
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Michigan on Friday halted the sale of marijuana vaping products until they are tested for a compound that has been identified as a culprit in e-cigarette-related lung illnesses. The state Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s emergency rules, which prohibit vitamin E acetate, apply to existing medical marijuana businesses and those in the process of being licensed to […]

Key takeaways from day 5 of the public impeachment hearings
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Key takeaways from day 5 of the public impeachment hearings
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It’s day No. 5 of the House impeachment hearings and the last day of testimony scheduled by Democrats so far. Testifying on Thursday were Fiona Hill, former senior director for Europe and Russia on the White House’s National Security Council and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine. Lt. Col. Alexander […]

MSNBC’s Dem debate ratings suffer after marathon impeachment hearings
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MSNBC’s Dem debate ratings suffer after marathon impeachment hearings
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MSNBC’s presidential primary debate featuring the top 10 Democrats seeking the White House drew only 6.5 million viewers on Wednesday, making it the lowest-watched debate among total viewers of the 2020 election cycle, according to early Nielsen data. “Having 6.5 million viewers tune into your broadcast is never anything to sneeze at, but it’s still […]

5 takeaways from the 5th Democratic debate
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5 takeaways from the 5th Democratic debate
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The Democratic primary’s top 10 polling candidates appeared in Atlanta and the debate matchup featured a night of mostly civil exchanges over the party’s policy rifts and plenty of tailored pitches as the candidates continued to court a still unsettled electorate less than three months before the first primaries. In one of the last primary […]

Key takeaways from the impeachment hearings on day 4 of public testimony
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Key takeaways from the impeachment hearings on day 4 of public testimony
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Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was President Donald Trump’s handpicked dealmaker on Ukraine, according to his fellow impeachment witnesses. On Wednesday, he testified publicly for the first time under subpoena. Sondland is considered a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry into Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine. Trump wanted Ukraine President Volodymyr […]

Democratic debate: Top tier clash in one of the last primary matchups of 2019
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Democratic debate: Top tier clash in one of the last primary matchups of 2019
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The fifth Democratic primary debate convened 10 candidates on stage Wednesday night in Georgia, a state trending more purple due in part to shifting demographics, as the splintered field struggles to confront the party’s mounting concerns over defeating President Donald Trump and more Democrats both formally and potentially join the fold. The showdown, one of […]