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impeachment inquiry 23 mins ago

Schiff Accuses NSA, CIA of Withholding Documents on Ukraine

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing U.S. intelligence agencies of withholding documents from Congress on Ukraine that could be significant to President Donald Trump’s im...

  • Decision 2020 Jan 18

    Facing Senate Trial Crunch, Dems Blitzing Iowa, Early States

    As a winter storm barreled down on Iowa, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign team struggled with whether to scrap a town hall scheduled at the old Maytag headquarters. There was more than weather at play as the Massachusetts senator’s campaign monitored the forecast and called expected attendees to gauge their willingness to brave the snow and whippi...
  • impeachment 13 hours ago

    House Outlines Impeachment Case, Trump Team Has Fiery Answer

    House Democrats are preparing to outline their case for removing President Donald Trump from office with the filing of a legal brief due by 5 p.m. Saturday. The submission follows new revelations in the case and Trump’s naming of nationally known lawyers Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to the team that will defend him.

  • Virginia Jan 18

    Gun-Rights Activists Gear Up for Show of Force in Virginia

    An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia. Thousands of gun activists are expected to turn out. Second Amendment groups have identified the state as a rallying point for the fight against what they see as a national erosion of gun rights. Authorities in Virginia are taking precautions since extremist g...
  • Decision 2020 Jan 18

    Democrats Announce New Criteria to Qualify for Feb. 7 Debate

    The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a new pathway to the stage based off delegate pledges. As they have before, qualifiers will need to meet polling and grassroots funding thresholds to participate in the Feb. 7 debate in ...
  • Mexico Jan 19

    Mexico Blocks Hundreds of Migrants From Crossing Border Span

    More than 200 mostly Honduran migrants rested on a bridge at the Guatemala-Mexico border waiting for the arrival of others and hoping sheer numbers will improve their chances of entering Mexico and continuing their journey north.......Across the river from Tecun Uman, in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo, National Guard troops with riot shi...
  • Decision 2020 Jan 18

    Amid Hacking Fears, Key Caucus States to Use App for Results

    Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites — technology intended to make counting easier but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches.

  • Ukraine Jan 18

    New Evidence Shows Nunes Aide Communicated With Parnas on Ukraine

    New evidence released Friday by House Democrats shows Derek Harvey, a former White House official and top aide to GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, communicated extensively with Lev Parnas about both Ukraine aid and setting up Skype interviews with former Ukrainian prosecutors, NBC News reports.

  • Trump administration Jan 18

    Rollback Proposed for Michelle Obama School Lunch Guidelines

    The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama’s school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who announced the rule changes on Obama’s birthday, said they...
  • Mexico Jan 18

    Mexico Readies for Central American Migrants at South Border

    Border security forces in southern Mexico were preparing Friday for the expected arrival of hundreds of Central Americans traveling through Guatemala and vowed to prevent a repeat of the headline-grabbing “caravans” of past years when massive flows of migrants and asylum seekers overwhelmed agents. National Guard and army troops stood watch as raft...
  • Iran Jan 18

    11 US Troops Flown to Medical Centers After Iran Strike

    Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no harm to American forces, officials said Friday. The Pentagon’s chief spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, said Defense Secretary Mark Esper did not know of the injuries unt...
  • Supreme Court Jan 18

    Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up the fate of a Trump administration rule, now on hold, that would grant employers an exemption on religious or moral grounds from Obamacare’s requirement to provide health insurance coverage for birth control, NBC News reported. Pennsylvania and New Jersey successfully challenged the rule that woul...
  • Supreme Court Jan 17

    ‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to Hear Case on How Presidents Are Chosen

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up an issue that could change a key element of the system America uses to elect its president, with a decision likely in the spring just as the campaign heats up, NBC News reported. The answer to the question could be a decisive one: are the electors who cast the actual...

  • Mike Pompeo Jan 18

    Pompeo Breaks Silence on Alleged Threats to Envoy in Ukraine

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has broken three days of silence over the alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. In interviews with conservative radio hosts on Friday, Pompeo said he had no knowledge of either until earlier this week when congressional Democrats released documents from an associate of President Do...
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