Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be loved when he stops “enabling Donald Trump,” singer Linda Ronstadt, a Kennedy Center honoree, said Saturday night. “Ronstadt rose to the microphone a few feet away from the host’s table and looked straight ahead,” Variety reported from Washington, D.C., where the State Department held a reception for the Kennedy
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After President Donald Trump told the Israeli American Council’s 2019 national summit they have “no choice” but to vote for him, the Jewish Democratic Council of America vowed to continue to work to do exactly the opposite. “American Jews do have a choice, and they’re not choosing President Trump or the Republican Party, which has been
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The Los Angeles Times editorial board has “seen enough,” calling for president Donald Trump’s impeachment in an editorial Saturday. “Trump flagrantly abused the power of his office,” the board argued, adding “Trump perverted U.S. foreign policy.” The Times did admit “a party-line vote would be divisive” and impeachment and removal in the Senate is “highly” unlikely and
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A day after Rudy Giuliani called for “a large-scale joint investigation” between Ukraine and the United States, President Donald Trump says Giuliani has “found plenty” and “wants to go before Congress” with a report. “I just know he came back from someplace and he’s going to make a report, I think to the attorney general and
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The House Judiciary Committee, tasked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., this week to draw up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, released its “constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment” report Saturday. “A president faithful only to himself — who will sell out democracy and national security for his own personal advantage — is a
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Joe Biden declined Friday to rule out appointing political donors to ambassadorships or other posts if he wins the 2020 presidential election. But he pledged that his nominees, regardless of their contributor status, would be the “best people” for their posts. Biden’s position diverges from fellow Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, who has sworn off
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In a hat tip to Newsmax TV, President Donald Trump tweeted out a report on his strong jobs numbers, and slams on impeachment and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday. “Trump economist Steve Moore tells Newsmax TV: Strong jobs data undercuts any impeachment argument http://ow.ly/WjuT50xu4N6,” he began in a series of three tweets. Appearing on
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister will visit Washington next week for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. officials said Friday. Pompeo will host Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday for talks that are expected to be followed by a joint news conference, two officials said. It was not immediately clear if Lavrov planned other
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President Donald Trump said Friday in a tweet that he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Trump said all the work had been completed and he was statutorily ready to issue a declaration but had decided to delay at the request of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The Mexican
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Congress struck a tentative bipartisan agreement to authorize 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all federal workers, the Wall Street Journal reported. The potentially historic deal, which will go into a must-pass annual defense policy bill, includes a provision that would allow 2.1 million civilians who work for the government across the country to
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Democrats have little proof against President Donald Trump and are running off “agitated passions” in the impeachment proceedings, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley writes in an opinion piece for The Hill. Turley, the sole Republican witness during the House Judiciary Committee’s first public impeachment hearing Wednesday, argued that Democrats do not have enough
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President Donald Trump has routinely talked with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and others on cellphones that could be monitored by foreign intelligence agencies, The Washington Post reported. Phone-call records disclosed in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry report showed extensive communications between Giuliani and others to pressure Ukraine, with no indication those calls were
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Ukraine still has not gotten $35 million in military aid Congress approved for its security defense, MSNBC reported Thursday. Citing information buried deep inside the House Intelligence Committee’s 300-page impeachment report, MSNBC host Ari Melber said the still-withheld aid refutes the administration’s assertion there was no quid pro quo with Ukraine tying aid to corruption
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The White House asked Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., to block an effort Thursday by Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to pass a resolution via unanimous consent formally recognizing Turkey’s genocide of the Armenian people, Axios reported. It is the third time the White House directed a GOP senator to block the resolution, a symbolic
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Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg criticized the disruption of a gathering of some African American supporters and blamed it on the political “climate that we’re in,” NBC News is reporting. The supporters for Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, had rallied in his city on Wednesday night when they were interrupted by a protester
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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s latest campaign ad showcases footage of world leaders apparently laughing at President Donald Trump during the recent NATO summit, The Independent reports. French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the UK’s Princess Anne were caught on
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Amid reports President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is in Ukraine to film a TV series, Giuliani refused to acknowledge his location during an interview, but potentially doing so anyway. “Are you in Ukraine also gathering evidence to support your own defense?” “America This Week” host Eric Bolling asked Giuliani. “I am not here
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meeting with members of her caucus in a closed-door huddle Wednesday to discuss impeachment, had a simple question for them: “Are you ready?” And, several lawmakers in the meeting told Politico, many in the caucus replied “Yes.” The meeting was called one day after House Intelligence Committee Democrats voted to release their
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The nation’s founding fathers never thought the power of impeachment should be used as a political tool, and the “pro-impeachment” scholars who will talk during Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee’s first hearing about impeachment will not present a history that is “accurate,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said before the hearings started.  “I think the scholars
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The Trump administration will announce a plan Wednesday to end food stamps benefits for about 750,000 Americans, issuing a new regulation that makes it harder for states to gain waivers from a requirement that beneficiaries work or participate in a vocational training program, according to people familiar with the matter. Conservatives have long sought cuts
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Americans could not care less about the Mueller report, the inspector general report, and the Democrats’ House impeachment hearings, according to Michael Reagan on Newsmax TV, they just want politicians to actually do something. “America is really tired of the reports,” Reagan, the son of the former president, told “Newsmax Now.” “They just want to get on with
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