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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch arriving on Capitol Hill to appear before lawmakers in closed-door questioning for the House Intelligence Committee, relating to the impeachment inquiry concerning President Donald Trump, in Washington, DC on Friday October 11, 2019. On Friday, November 15, Yovanovitch will appear before the House Intelligence Committee for Public Hearings. (Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Friday, November 15, 2019
WATCH LIVE: Day 2 of Trump Impeachment Hearings
Beginning at 9:00 am ET on Friday morning the House Intelligence Committee begins the second day of public hearings for the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump with testimony of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch is acknowledged to be a key witness and...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George P. Kent (L) and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr. are sworn in before testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. News
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
WATCH LIVE: Day 1 of Trump Impeachment Hearings
The public portion of the official impeachment inquiry by the U.S. House of Representatives into President Donald Trump begins Wednesday, with televised hearings by the House Intelligence Committe scheduled to start at 10:00am ET. The two witnesses set to testify—both of whom have already given...
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Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar Rally in Minneapolis News
Sunday, November 03, 2019
WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar Set to Rally Forces in Minneapolis
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are set to rally thousands of supporters at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus later today. Sanders's surging campaign was forced to move today's rally from the Northrup Arena, which only seats 2,700 to...
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Hundreds of Nurses Stage Die In in Front of Speaker Pelosi’s San Francisco Office News
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Hundreds of Nurses Stage Die-In in Front of Speaker Pelosi’s San Francisco Office
On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that she is "not a big fan of Medicare for All" despite strong support for the proposal among the majority of her caucus, three-quarters of Democratic voters, and two leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. On Saturday afternoon,...
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US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shake hands during a visit to Pratt Industries plant opening in Wapakoneta, Ohio on September 22, 2019 News
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Australian PM Morrison Pledges to Outlaw Climate Boycotts
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attacked environmental activists in a speech Friday, warning of a “new breed of radical activism” that was “apocalyptic in tone” and pledging to outlaw boycott campaigns that he argued could hurt the country’s mining industry. “We are working to identify...
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Rep. Jim McGovern, chair of the House Rules Committee, delivers remarks during Thursday's floor debate on the Trump impeachment inquiry resolution. (Photo: C-SPAN) News
Thursday, October 31, 2019
'Just the First Step': House Democrats Approve Trump Impeachment Inquiry Resolution
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve a resolution put forth by Democrats that sets the rules and processes of the official impeachment inquiry aimed at President Donald Trump. The final vote of 232 to 196 was along strict party lines, with just two...
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Friday, October 25, 2019
'The Problem Is We Need Some Money': Ridicule Follows After NBC Journalist Reports Rudy Giuliani Butt Dial
A pair of butt-dials by President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani set off a hilarious cascade of headlines and social media reactions on Friday after NBC News reporter Rich Schapiro recounted two voicemails discovered on his cell phone that included Giuliani apparently complaining...
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House Oversight and Reform chairman Elijah Cummings, speaks during a press conference following a House vote to authorize lawsuits to enforce subpoenas on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) News
Thursday, October 17, 2019
'Huge Loss for Baltimore, Maryland, and the Nation': Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
This is a developing story... Check back for possible updates... Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 68 Thursday from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges," his office said in a...
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former US Vice President Joe Biden participate during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
If Democrats 'Don't Have the Guts' To Battle For-Profit Healthcare Industry, Says Sanders, 'We Should Be Ashamed'
During a portion of Tuesday night's Democratic debate focused on healthcare, Sen. Bernie Sanders interjected to castigate some of his 2020 primary rivals—namely former vice president Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg—for again repeating right-wing talking points against...
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President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech as he attends Turkey-Serbia Business Forum, in Belgrade, Serbia on October 07, 2019. (Photo: Murat Kula/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Monday, October 07, 2019
Just Hours After Trump Bends to Erdoğan, Reports Indicate Turkey's Bombing of Kurdish Forces Has Begun
As President Donald Trump was being denounced from all political sides—both domestically and on the international stage—for his decision to rapidly withdraw troops from northeast Syria, reporting on Monday indicated Turkey has already launched bombing raids across the border in order to target the...
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