White House snubbed watchdog agency seeking info on Ukraine aid

The correspondence is part of what led GAO to accuse the Trump administration of blocking its inquiry and conclude last week that Trump’s decision to withhold military aid violated federal law. Democrats have cited that decision as they press their case that Trump should be removed from office for pressuring Ukraine’s president to investigate Democrats, […]

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Trump tries to shore up evangelical support at March for Life rally

The support also comes despite the fact that less than 20 years ago, Trump described himself as “very pro-choice,” and on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he elaborated by saying, “I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it…But still, I just believe in choice.” But since his January 2017 inauguration, Trump has worked to regulate […]

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Trump’s legal team to launch unbridled attack on Biden

Trump’s Senate trial revolves around an abuse of power charge from the Democrat-controlled House that he pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and other political adversaries, in part by withholding $391 million dollars in military aid. The House also impeached Trump for obstructing their investigation into the alleged scheme. Over three days this week, […]

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Pro-Trump groups have a new impeachment enemy: Republicans

“This trial is about protecting the presidency from the tyranny of the House majority — these are bogus charges, they are not impeachable offenses, and we expect that the Senate will acquit,” said Jenny Beth Martin, honorary chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action, who has worked to bring the groups together. “Senators of both parties […]

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Trump touts promises after painful year for farmers

“We’re used to adversity,” said Chadd Strew, a rancher in Comanche, Texas. “Renegotiating trade to try to get more out of our products here is going to be a benefit even if in the short term there is a little bit of a decline.” Trump addressed the convention on Sunday for the third year in […]

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How the economy could make or break Trump in 2020

As year four unfolds, several key numbers and trends will determine just how much the economy will help Trump overcome impeachment, low approval ratings and serious shortcomings with women and minority voters. “The stock market he’s got. Wages he’s got. The consumer side of the economy is working really well,” said Gary Cohn, Trump’s first […]

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Schiff says NSA, CIA withholding Ukraine info due to White House pressure

“And I’ll say something even more concerning to me, and that is the intelligence community is beginning to withhold documents from Congress on the issue of Ukraine,” Schiff said. “The NSA, in particular, is withholding what are potentially relevant documents to our oversight responsibilities on Ukraine, but also withholding documents potentially relevant that the senators […]

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Why Trump’s fight with Iran isn’t over – POLITICO

David Patrikarakos is a freelance journalist and author of several books, including “War in 140 Characters: How Social Media is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (Basic Books, 2017).  Iran is “standing down,” declared U.S. President Donald Trump with evident satisfaction as he gave a press conference at the White House Wednesday. His comments came […]

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Trump tries scripting a made-for-TV drama out of his impeachment trial

But some visual aspects of the Senate trial do not give the White House much room for input, particularly details that typically matter to the president. The trial must take place in the Senate chamber with the lighting just as it’s always been. The TV cameras will shoot downward in the same position they held […]

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Cory Booker drops out of presidential race

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