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Impeachment markup heats up as Dems invoke MLK, Nadler says 'we cannot rely on an election' to oust Trump

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 19:00
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday night began the "markup" process for the two articles of impeachment against President Trump that they have settled on, barreling toward a final floor vote even as moderate Democrats have floated the idea of backing down in favor of a censure resolution.

Watch: Virginia Dem faces shouts over Trump impeachment at fiery town hall with constituents

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 18:39
Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., was confronted with shouts about the Democrat-led Trump impeachment effort during a fiery town hall meeting over the weekend with constituents.

House passes farm bill that critics say grants 'large-scale amnesty' to illegal immigrants

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 18:34
The House on Wednesday passed a contentious agricultural bill that would likely put more than a million illegal immigrants on a pathway to legal status as part of what supporters say is a vital modernization of the industry’s workforce -- but that immigration hawks blasted as a “large-scale amnesty.”

Kelly Craft at UN: North Korea missile launches 'risk closing the door' on diplomatic progress

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 18:21
U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that North Korea’s ballistic missile tests are “deeply counterproductive” and closing prospects for negotiating peace.

ICE removes more than 267,000 individuals in fiscal year 2019

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 17:20
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released its annual report on Wednesday, showing a slight decline in arrests and roughly 10,000 more removals from the previous fiscal year.

Sen. Kennedy tells Horowitz: 'I thought I had dropped acid' while reading FISA report

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 16:51
Senate Judiciary Committee member John Kennedy, R-La., said Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on FISA abuse during the 2016 Trump presidential campaign made him want to vomit.

Trump secures 50th appellate court appointment, with another Ninth Circuit judge confirmed

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 16:50
The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday confirmed Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, marking President Trump's 50th successful appellate court appointment in just three years in office, and his second to the historically liberal Ninth Circuit in as many days.

Klobuchar goes on attack, grills Horowitz on Russian interference

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 16:20
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., went on the offensive during the Senate Judiciary Committee's questioning of Justice Department Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz on Wednesday, shifting the focus of the hearing from the failures of the FBI during its Russia investigation by grilling Horowitz on the ongoing threat of Russian election interference.

Cruz mocks FBI on Russia probe: 'This wasn’t Jason Bourne. This was Beavis and Butt-Head'

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 15:34
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, let it be known Wednesday that he isn't impressed with the FBI’s and the Department of Justice’s handling of the Trump-Russia investigation -- saying those involved were hardly the type of skillful agents found in an action thriller movie.

Biden denies planning for one-term presidency

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 15:20
Joe Biden’s shooting down a report that he’s signaled to top aides that he would only serve one term as president if he wins the 2020 election. “No, I never have. I don’t have any plans on one-term. I’m not even there yet,” the top-tier Democratic presidential candidate told Fox News during as stop Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Steve Forbes attacks Pelosi's 'socialist' drug pricing bill after she compromises with progressives

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:31
Add businessman Steve Forbes to the long list of people criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's drug prices legislation -- a prominent part of Democrats' agenda that was eventually altered amid intraparty backlash.

Trump administration’s new food stamp policy stirs debate over work requirements

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:04
The Trump administration's proposal to tighten work requirements for food stamp recipients has ignited a debate over food access for low-income people and cuts to government spending.

Trump targets anti-Semitism, boycotts against Israel on college campuses

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:50
President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that would cut federal funding to colleges and universities that don't curb anti-Semitism against Jewish students.

Biden rebound continues, Warren falls to third

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:19
Head-to-heads show Dems with steady, decisive advantage.

Who's Doing the Raping? Don't Ask 'Law & Order: SVU'

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 13:05
With the impeachment nonsense making TV news unwatchable, I've been catching up on "Law & Order: SVU" recently.

IG calls for ‘accountability’ over FBI failures in Russia probe

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:56
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found in his long-awaited report on the FBI's Russia investigation that there was no evidence of political bias in the probe's launch -- but he made clear during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that this does not let anyone off the hook. 

Impeachment needle not moving as majority of voters oppose removing Trump: polls

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:29
As the House of Representatives begins drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump, two new national polls indicate a slight majority of Americans still oppose impeaching and removing the Republican president from office.

Graham alleges ‘massive criminal conspiracy’ in FBI’s Russia probe in blistering hearing statement

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:32
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham accused the FBI officials who investigated the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia of a “massive criminal conspiracy,” in a fiery opening statement Wednesday for a hearing where the Justice Department's top watchdog testified.

Warren slips as Buttigieg, Biden, Sanders battle for lead in latest New Hampshire poll

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:51
A new poll in New Hampshire -- the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House -- indicates an airtight contest among South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

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