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Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is seen during is testimony before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Three months after releasing the final report on his probe into the 2016 election, much of the American public remains unclear about the former special counsel's findings on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice and whether his campaign colluded with Russians. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP) News
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Rep. Ted Lieu's Recap During Mueller Testimony Makes Obstruction of Justice Case Against Trump
Amid congressional testimony on Wednesday in which former special counsel Robert Mueller reiterated publicly that President Donald Trump "was not exculpated" of wrongdoing in his report, Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California also provided a succinct recap of why the only reason Mueller did...
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US Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) speaks as, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar (D-MN)(L), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) (2R), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hold a press conference, to address remarks made by US President Donald Trump earlier in the day, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on July 15, 2019. - President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen, saying if they're not happy in the United States "they can leave." (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP) News
Monday, July 15, 2019
WATCH: Omar, Pressley, Tlaib, and Ocasio-Cortez Hold Press Conference on Racist 'Vile Garbage' Spewed by Trump
Four members of the U.S. House of Representatives—Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib—delivered a series of scathing and thoughtful rebukes of President Donald Trump at a Monday press conference as they collectively denounced, in Omar's words, the...
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The candidates who will be on the stage for Wednesday's debate are:  Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Sen. Cory Booker; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; former Rep. John Delaney; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; former Housing Secretary Julián Castro; Rep. Tim Ryan; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. (Image: NBC News) News
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
WATCH LIVE: First 2020 Democratic Primary Debate Tonight in Miami
The first in a pair of kick-off round Democratic debates taking place in Miami, Florida will air Wednesday at 9:00pm E.T. and feature 10 of the party's top candidates vying for the 2020 presidential nomination. Hosted by NBC News , MSNBC , and Telemundo , the debate at the city's Adrienne Arsht...
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) poses for a picture with volunteers following a campaign stop at the Capital City Pride Fest on June 08, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. News
Sunday, June 16, 2019
FOX News Poll: Bernie Sanders Would Beat Trump By 9 Points
A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing Senator Bernie Sanders, 49 percent to 40 percent among all registered voters nationwide. The Fox poll also showed Biden leading Trump by 49 percent to 39 percent. Also beating Trump in the poll were Senators Elizabeth...
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U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid. Officials described the move into Russia’s grid and other targets as a classified companion to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow’s disinformation and hacking units around the 2018 midterm elections. News
Sunday, June 16, 2019
US Attacks Russia’s Power Grid; Trump Kept in Dark
The New York Times is reporting that the United States is cyber attacking Russia's electric power grid and other targets—and that President Donald Trump is being kept out of the loop. "The American strategy has shifted more toward offense, officials say, with the placement of potentially crippling...
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform June 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. News
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez: "We’re Going to Fight to Repeal the Hyde Amendment"
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) started a petition Saturday seeking to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds for abortions, arguing the restriction overwhelmingly harms low-income Americans and women of color. AOC emailed her supporters: “Since 1976, our government...
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Monday, June 03, 2019
A Polar Bear, a Giant Penis, and This Message Greet Trump in UK: 'Climate Change Is Real'
Outlines of a giant human penis and a large polar bear were the iconographic symbols that accompanied the words, 'Oi, Trump — Climate Change Is Real,' in a message that was mowed into large fields near the Stansted airport in the United Kingdom with the hopes that the U.S. president would see it...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, then the director of the FBI, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in this file photo. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Mueller: "If We Had Confidence That the President Clearly Did Not Commit a Crime, We Would Have Said So'
This is a developing story which may be updated... Check back for further developments... Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his first public statement since the conclusion of his investigation on Wednesday, announcing his official resignation from the U.S. Department of Justice and...
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Monday, May 20, 2019
'This Is the Cover-Up': Trump DOJ Instructs McGahn to Disregard Subpoena by House Judiciary
The Trump administration on Monday, via a legal opinion issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, has directed former White House counsel Don McGahn to disregard a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee meant to compel testimony about the president's alleged efforts to obstruct justice by...
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Sunday, May 05, 2019
Trump Says It Directly: "Mueller Should Not Testify"
Amid efforts by the House Judiciary Committee to nail down a "tentative date" for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify under oath about his two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and accusations about President Donald Trump's possible obstruction of...
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