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New York Times editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for president

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:07
The New York Times announced late Sunday that its editorial board was breaking "from convention" and will endorse two candidates for president in 2020: Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

GOP senators considering 'kill switch' option should impeachment trial spiral out of control

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 22:21
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly is close to finalizing a rule that would allow President Trump's team to move to dismiss the articles of impeachment in the Senate quickly after some evidence has been presented, as a sort of safety valve in case Democrats try to drag out the trial for weeks.

Reporter's Notebook: How Trump's impeachment trial could play out in the Senate

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 22:12
Here’s what to expect in the coming days of President Trump's impeachment trial.

Schumer: Dems will 'force votes on witnesses and documents' in Trump impeachment trial

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 21:53
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., vowed Sunday evening to "force votes on witnesses and documents" in the impeachment trial against President Trump starting this week, and suggested that Republicans were engaged in a cover-up to block Democrats from doing so.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 20:59
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., officially endorsed presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Sunday, announcing that she would campaign alongside him in Des Moines, Iowa, before the crucial state caucuses just over two weeks away.

Trump cheers benefits of China, USMCA trade deals at farmers' convention in Texas

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 20:33
President Trump cheered the landmark United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and China trade deals and their potential benefits to American farmers during a speech Sunday evening in Austin, Texas.

Bloomberg, in Oklahoma, pushes plan to fight racial income inequality

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 20:00
Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Sunday, the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against racial income inequality in America, as the billionaire Democrat outlined an economic proposal aimed at increasing the financial opportunities for black communities across the nation.

Cory Booker not ready to make endorsement in Dems' presidential primary

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:48
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said Sunday he’s not quite ready to make an endorsement in the Democrats’ heated presidential primary.

Trump, climate activist Greta Thunberg set to cross paths at World Economic Forum conference in Davos

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 15:57
The World Economic Forum meeting this upcoming week in Switzerland is scheduled to play host to round two of the public fight between President Trump and teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Impeachment manager claims Trump attempted bribery, dodges when asked why it was not charge

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 13:19
Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., one of the seven Democratic impeachment managers prosecuting President Trump before the Senate, accused Trump of attempting to commit bribery in his dealings with Ukraine, but when asked why this was not one of the articles of impeachment, he did not appear to have an explanation.

Cornyn rips GAO report that found White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 13:04
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, criticized the findings by a government watchdog report that found that the Trump administration had violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine.

Nadler says Dems unwilling to negotiate Hunter Biden testimony in exchange for other witnesses

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 11:43
Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., one of the House impeachment managers, dismissed on Sunday any notion that Democrats would be willing to negotiate on witnesses called during the Senate trial – adding that Republicans who want to block or negotiate what witnesses testify are “part of the cover-up.”

Rep. Jeffries cites Clinton impeachment in push for Bolton testimony

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 11:19
House impeachment manager Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., claimed that if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. truly wants to follow the model set by the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, he should allow for additional witnesses to testify during the proceedings, which get underway Tuesday.

Schiff and Dershowitz spar over whether abuse of power is impeachable offense

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 10:57
Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the lead impeachment manager, and Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Trump’s legal team, clashed in opposing interviews on Sunday over whether the president can be impeached for abuse of power.

Graham calls for swift end to impeachment trial, warns Dems against calling witnesses

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 10:07
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced that his initial plan of a pre-trial dismissal of the impeachment case against President Trump is now unlikely to happen, but he is pushing for trial to now begin and end as quickly as possible.

Biden, Sanders trade fire over Social Security

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 20:39
A simmering feud between 2020 rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice President Joe Biden over Sanders accusations that Biden had long advocated cutting Social Security broke out into a verbal fist fight on Saturday, as Biden called a Sanders campaign video “a lie” and “a doctored tape” and the Sanders campaign accusing Biden of “trying to doctor his own public record.”

Rod Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts: DOJ

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 18:29
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said it was his call to release hundreds of politically charged text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to the media, according to a Friday court filing by the Department of Justice. 

House Democrats urge Senate to 'eliminate the threat' of Trump, in opening impeachment trial salvo

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 18:04
House impeachment managers file their opening briefings in their case against President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Trump lawyers respond to articles of impeachment: 'Constitutionally invalid'

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 17:29
President Trump's legal team on Saturday issued a full-throttled defense to the articles of impeachment, refuting the substance and process of the charges while accusing House Democrats of engaging in a "dangerous attack" on the right of the American people to freely choose their president. 

National Archives apologizes for blurring anti-Trump signs in Women's March photo: 'We made a mistake'

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 17:07
The National Archives on Saturday apologized for having blurred out signs in a photograph of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C. showcased at the museum -- saying it would review policies and replace the image.

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