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Community organizations, unions, and lawmakers—including Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)—gather on the grounds of the Capitol in May of 2017 to voice concerns about President Donald Trump's proposed budget. (Photo: AFGE/Flickr/cc) News
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Because 'I Can Feel Bernie Beating Trump,' Pramila Jayapal Endorses Sanders for President
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president on Sunday—the latest high-profile endorsement for 2020 Democratic candidate. I'm all in for @BernieSanders for President! Bernie has the bold passion, authenticity &...
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Impeachment managers House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and other mangers are seen arriving to the Senate before Schiff read the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the Senate floor on Thursday, January 16, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Sunday, January 19, 2020
'Naked, Unapologetic and Insidious' Corruption: Democrats Respond to Trump's Official Statement on Impeachment Charges
Responding to President Donald Trump's official answer to the impeachment charges against him now facing trial in the U.S. Senate, the Democratic House Managers assigned to prosecute the case rejected Sunday morning the president's claim his conduct was "perfect" by saying there is "a different...
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Friday, January 17, 2020
'Are You F*cking Kidding Me:?' Monica Lewinsky Reacts to Ken Starr Joining Trump's Impeachment Defense Team
Monica Lewinksy was among those expressing shock Friday morning after it was announced that Ken Starr and Robert Ray—both of whom served as special prosecutors in the investigation that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s—were appointed by President Donald Trump to be part...
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Hundreds of thousands of people attended the final stage of funeral processions for slain top general Qasem Soleimani, in his hometown Kerman on January 7, 2020. Tragedy struck, however, when more than 30 people were crushed to death and hundreds of others injured when a stampede resulted from the large crowd. Soleimani was killed outside Baghdad airport on January 3 in a drone strike ordered by US President Donald Trump, ratcheting up tensions with arch-enemy Iran which has vowed "severe revenge". The assa News
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
'The People of This Region Want US Out': More Than 40 Iranian Mourners Killed at Soleimani Funeral Procession
The ire aimed at President Donald Trump and the United States only grew on Tuesday after dozens of mourners were killed and more than 200 more injured when a stampede broke out at the massive funeral procession for Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who the U.S. assassinated with a bombing last week in...
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Digging for water in the Ewaso Ngiro river basin in central Kenya on April 4, 2017. News
Sunday, December 29, 2019
A Call to Action as Planet's Essential Groundwater is Being Rapidly Depleted
Nearly 1,100 scientists, practitioners and experts in groundwater and related fields from 92 countries have called on the governments and non-governmental organizations to "act now" to ensure global groundwater sustainability. In their ' Call To Action ', the group said: "Groundwater, the invisible...
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Female koala Anwen recovering from burns at The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia News
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Thousands of Koalas Feared Dead in Australia Wildfires
Australia is still on fire. And now thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney. "Up to 30 percent of their habitat has been destroyed," Environment Minister Sussan Ley told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Friday. "We'll know more when the fires...
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Residents walk past a house damaged during Typhoon Phanfone in Tacloban, Leyte province in the central Philippines on December 25, 2019. - Typhoon Phanfone pummelled the central Philippines on Christmas Day, bringing a wet and miserable holiday season to millions in the mainly Catholic nation. (Photo: Bobbie Alota/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Typhoon Devastates Philippines With at Least 20 Dead on Christmas Day
Just over six years after Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines with devastating impacts, a less powerful but still deadly Typhoon Phanfone plowed across the central Philippines on Christmas Day leaving destruction in its wake. According to the Associated Press , the storm (also called...
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House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (L), Democrat of New York, speaks alongside Ranking Member Doug Collins (R), Republican of Georgia, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 4, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, December 09, 2019
WATCH LIVE: House Democrats Lay Out Their Case for Impeachment of President Donald Trump
Members and legal staff of the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committees on Monday will lay out their case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in a hearing scheduled to begin at 9:00am EST. According to the New York Times : After hearing from constitutional scholars last week , the...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday will preside over the committee's first hearing  as part of the wider impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Photo: Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
WATCH LIVE: Day 6 of Trump Impeachment Hearings
The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NJ), will kick off its first public hearing of the official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning. The hearing will begin at 10:00am EST and feature testimony by four distinguished scholars of U.S...
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White House Counsel Don McGahn listens to Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Monday, November 25, 2019
Noting That 'Presidents Are Not Kings,' Federal Judge Rules Don McGahn Must Submit to Congressional Subpoena
A federal judge ruled Monday afternoon that Don McGahn, former White House Counsel for President Donald Trump, must submit to a congressional subpoena and testify before members of the U.S. House of Representatives—a legal defeat for Trump who has tried to prevent the testimony. In the ruling (pdf...
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