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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers presented dueling narratives on Wednesday as a U.S. congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency entered a crucial new phase with the first televised public hearing. The drama unfolded in a hearing of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in which two career U.S. diplomats
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court’s conservative majority signaled support on Tuesday for President Donald Trump’s bid to kill a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants – dubbed “Dreamers” – who entered the United States illegally as children, even as liberal justices complained that the move would destroy lives. The court’s ideological divisions
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will not be allowed to become a venue for “sham investigations” into Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, the head of a congressional committee leading the probe said on Tuesday. Representative Adam Schiff, the Democratic head of the House of Representatives Intelligence
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FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during an event promoting “The Book of Gutsy Women” at the Southbank Centre in London, Britain, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s failure to publish a parliamentary report on alleged Russian meddling is “inexplicable and shameful”, former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Monday released a transcript of a Pentagon official’s testimony as Trump continued to seethe over the investigation. The release of the testimony given by Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense, in an earlier closed-door session
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Militias and conservative activists rallied in Washington on Saturday to demand protection of gun ownership rights, term limits for lawmakers in Congress, and tighter U.S. borders against immigrants, among other things. Militia members and pro-gun rights activists participating in the “Declaration of Restoration” rally march pass the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.,
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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon arrives to testify in the criminal trial of Roger Stone, former campaign advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign CEO Steve Bannon delivered potentially damaging testimony on Friday against Roger Stone, describing communicating with Trump’s longtime adviser about WikiLeaks despite Stone’s denials and saying he believed Stone “had a relationship” with the website’s founder. Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A leading economist who vouched for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s healthcare reform plan told Reuters on Thursday he doubts its staggering cost can be fully covered in the way Warren has proposed. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner, the
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will retire from the department after handling three years of high-profile crimes and a federal probe into police shootings, while also lowering the city’s homicide rate from a two-decade high, a police spokesman said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks at a news
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday in introducing a bill to secure the pensions for nearly 90,000 retired coal miners as a recent wave of coal company bankruptcies threatens the solvency of the federal pension fund. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) departs after
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(Reuters) – U.S. Democrats claimed an upset win in Kentucky on Tuesday over a Republican governor backed by President Donald Trump and seized control of the state legislature in Virginia, where anti-Trump sentiment in the suburbs remained a potent force. The outcomes of Tuesday’s elections in four states, including Mississippi and New Jersey, could offer
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the head of its aviation subcommittee said on Monday that it will continue its investigation into two fatal 737 MAX crashes after Boeing’s testimony prompted new questions. FILE PHOTO: Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg testifies before the House Transportation and Infrastructure
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