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Senators brace for contentious Tuesday as impeachment trial begins in earnest
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 10:57 pm

Senate leaders are preparing for a contentious session Tuesday that could stretch several hours as well as send the chamber into a closed session as Democrats try to force the GOP into accepting witness testimony and documents to be produced during the impeachment trial, according to multiple senators and other sources familiar with the planning. […]

Lev Parnas: Trump would've traded an endorsement for political dirt from Ukraine's ex-president Poroshenko
Posted on January 18, 2020 at 12:24 am

President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government included an attempted quid-pro-quo with then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, according to Lev Parnas, the indicted businessman who is a central figure in the impeachment scandal. […]

New impeachment documents show more texts about possible surveillance of former US ambassador to Ukraine
Posted on January 18, 2020 at 1:58 am

House Democrats on Friday released new documents from indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas ahead of the Senate trial that includes new information about the apparent surveillance of former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. […]

Supreme Court to decide if states can force presidential electors to vote for the state's winner
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 8:55 pm

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to take up two cases related to the Electoral College concerning whether a state can bind a presidential elector to vote for the states' popular vote winner. […]

Evelyn Yang was assured justice. Here's how the doctor she says assaulted her went free
Posted on January 18, 2020 at 1:14 am

Evelyn Yang's revelation that she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN has renewed national focus on a sweetheart plea deal between Manhattan's district attorney and her former doctor. […]

Barr dropped into Giuliani meeting at Justice Department in previously undisclosed encounter
Posted on January 18, 2020 at 2:01 am

Attorney General William Barr briefly attended a meeting at the Justice Department last fall between top criminal prosecutors and President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, a department official said Friday. […]

House chairman threatens to subpoena Pompeo over Iran policy hearing
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 9:25 pm

The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday threatened to subpoena the nation's top diplomat to testify about the Trump administration's policy in Iran and Iraq. […]

Lewinsky offers colorful remark in apparent response to Starr joining Trump defense team
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 5:45 pm

The announcement that former independent counsel Ken Starr is joining President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team surprised many on Friday, but one person, apparently, had an especially notable reaction to the news. […]

Analysis: Why the Iowa caucuses could be a disaster
Posted on January 18, 2020 at 1:10 am

No one knows who is going to win the Iowa caucuses in 17 days' time. […]

Former Rep. Chris Collins sentenced to 26 months in prison in insider trading case
Posted on January 18, 2020 at 12:27 am

Former New York Rep. Chris Collins was sentenced to 26 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to federal charges in an insider trading case. […]

This Baltimore courthouse is set to be renamed for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings
Posted on January 18, 2020 at 12:05 am

Just a few months after the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, Baltimore is honoring the former lawyer and lawmaker in a fitting way: renaming a courthouse. […]

Pentagon announces foreign military trainees will face new restrictions following Pensacola attack
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 8:18 pm

The Pentagon announced Friday that it is introducing new restrictions on international military students undergoing training in the US that will ban them from possessing firearms. The new rules follow December's deadly attack at a naval air station in Florida, which was carried out by a Saudi Air Force officer. […]

USDA proposes allowing 'more flexibility' in school lunches
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 11:18 pm

The US Department of Agriculture on Friday announced two new proposals that would give school nutrition professionals "more flexibility" in what they serve to students. […]

It's Michelle Obama's birthday. And her husband wants you to know it
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 4:38 pm

Former first lady Michelle Obama turns 56 today. And her husband is here to make sure we all know it. […]

8 in 10 black voters say Trump is racist, new poll shows
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 8:05 pm

More than eight in 10 African Americans believe President Donald Trump is racist and that he has contributed to making racism a bigger problem in the United States, according to a new Washington Post-Ipsos poll. […]

She called CNN reporter 'liberal hack' over question ... then Fox host asked
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 11:38 pm

Fox News host Laura Ingraham asks Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) about wanting witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial. […]

McConnell tries to set trial rules as pressure building on vulnerable senators
Posted on January 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm

It had been weeks since the House of Representatives passed articles of impeachment, and back home senators were getting pushed on what they believed a fair impeachment trial would look like. […]

Nunes now says he talked to key Ukraine figure, after suggesting he hadn't
Posted on January 16, 2020 at 8:48 pm

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee admitted Wednesday to speaking on the phone with a key figure in the Ukraine scandal after previously saying such a conversation would have been "very unlikely." […]