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U.S. State Department bars NPR reporter from Pompeo's upcoming trip after testy interview
Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:04 am

The U.S. State Department removed a National Public Radio reporter from the press pool for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's upcoming trip to Europe and Central Asia, the State Department Correspondents' Association said on Monday, days after Pompeo angrily responded to another NPR journalist's interview with him. […]

Republicans in Trump impeachment trial on the spot over Bolton book report
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:48 pm

President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate came under fresh pressure on Monday to allow witnesses in his impeachment trial, while his defense team took aim at Democrats' accusations that he mounted a pressure campaign against Ukraine for his own political ends. […]

Starr, lawyer who pursued Clinton and now defends Trump, rails against impeachment
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:48 pm

Kenneth Starr, the lawyer whose investigation led to the impeachment of former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1998, told the Senate on Monday that the process was happening all too often in what he called an "age of impeachment" as he spoke in defense of his client, President Donald Trump. […]

Trump impeachment: What happens next?
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:46 pm

Lawyers representing U.S. President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial launch a second day of defense arguments on Monday as the proceedings on whether to remove him from office enter a critical week. […]

There's something else at stake in Trump impeachment: control of U.S. Senate
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:46 pm

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial may not result in his removal from office, but it could help determine whether his Republicans retain control of the Senate in the November congressional elections. […]

Factbox: 'This is stunning' - Quotes from Capitol Hill on Day 6 of Trump impeachment trial
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:46 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial was overshadowed on Monday by an unpublished manuscript from former national security adviser John Bolton that said Trump wanted to freeze U.S. aid to Ukraine to pressure the country for politically beneficial investigations. […]

Factbox: Key U.S. senators in battle over Trump impeachment trial testimony
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:46 pm

The U.S. Senate is holding an impeachment trial on charges by the House of Representatives that President Donald Trump abused his powers and obstructed a congressional inquiry into his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden. […]

Factbox: The members of Trump's impeachment defense team
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:46 pm

Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, will be among those defending President Donald Trump when they make their case to the U.S. Senate on Monday. […]

U.S. Republican Senator Murkowski says almost 'time' to decide on additional impeachment information
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 5:59 pm

Moderate U.S. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Monday she is curious about what former White House national security adviser John Bolton has to say, following reports of his manuscript, and it is nearly time to consider whether senators weighing evidence in the impeachment trial need additional information. […]

Trump ally Graham says he'd back subpoena for Bolton manuscript: CNN reporter
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 5:01 pm

U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a vocal ally of President Donald Trump, said on Monday he would support a subpoena to obtain former White House national security adviser John Bolton's book manuscript, according to a CNN reporter. […]

Republican Collins says Bolton report strengthens case for impeachment trial witnesses
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Monday the case for calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial had been strengthened by a New York Times report on a book manuscript by former Trump adviser John Bolton. […]

'Increasingly likely' Republican senators to back call for Bolton to testify: Romney
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 3:21 pm

U.S. Republican Senator Mitt Romney said on Monday that it was "increasingly likely" at least four Republican senators would join Democrats in calling for John Bolton, the former White House national security adviser, to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump. […]

Explainer: Why Iowa? How one rural state picks presidential nominees
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Utilizing a complicated in-person caucus system, the first contest in the Democratic presidential primary will take place in Iowa on Feb. 3. […]

Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls seek contrast with Trump on immigration
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:49 am

Candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have been uniformly critical of the immigration policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was elected after promising to crack down on illegal immigration and bolster enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

Trump and 2020 Democrats brand themselves criminal justice reformers
Posted on January 27, 2020 at 11:34 am

Donald Trump and the Democrats hoping to unseat him as president all say they want to reform the criminal justice system in the United States, which held 2.3 million people behind bars in 2019 […]

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