South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds a clear lead among Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa, the state that will hold the first nominating contest in February, a new Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom opinion poll showed on Saturday. Buttigieg’s support climbed to 25%, a 16-point increase since the previous survey in September, CNN reported. It said there
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Transcripts released Saturday in the impeachment inquiry show Ambassador Gordon Sondland playing a central role in President Donald Trump’s effort to push Ukraine to conduct political investigations as a condition for receiving needed military aid. The fresh details come from hundreds of pages of testimony from Tim Morrison, a former top official at the National
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More transcripts are being released in the Trump impeachment inquiry. House investigators on Saturday released hundreds of pages from closed-door interviews with two key government witnesses in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump. The transcripts are of testimony by Jennifer Williams, a special adviser for Europe and Russia to Vice President Mike Pence, and
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is introducing himself to thousands of Democratic activists in California with the message that he’s running to be the president for everyone, not just the party faithful. Patrick says that doesn’t mean he’s running on a moderate agenda, but he didn’t delve into his own policy goals. “This is no
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Former President Barack Obama’s warning against a “complete tear down” of the American “system” has drawn a rebuke from progressives on Twitter, taking “#TooFarLeft” viral on Twitter. “Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality,” Obama told Democratic donors amid the slide of
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George Conway, conservative commentator and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, traded Twitter taunts with Donald Trump Jr. Friday against the backdrop of former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s impeachment hearing testimony on Capitol Hill. The eldest son of President Donald Trump lobbed the first online bombshell. “America hired @realDonaldTrump to fire people like the
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Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said Friday that she resisted pressure from top White House staffers to oppose President Donald Trump because going along would have run afoul of the U.S. Constitution and the American people. “We had a disagreement,” Haley told the Liberty University Convocation in Lynchburg, Va., which was broadcast on Newsmax
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President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani should have been named special envoy to Ukraine, according to former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Giuliani has faced criticism from Republicans and Democrats for acting as a “shadow” diplomat in Ukraine on behalf of the White House, and multiple witnesses have testified in the
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President Donald Trump wants the Supreme Court to keep House Democrats from getting his financial records at least until the justices resolve a broader fight over efforts to subpoena a sitting president’s records. Trump filed an emergency appeal with the court Friday in a case from Washington, D.C., over a subpoena from a House committee
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is steadily garnering more support from black Democratic voters as she vies for her party’s 2020 presidential nomination with more than a dozen other candidates. According to an Axios analysis of several polls dating back to March, Warren’s support among this demographic has risen from less than 0.5% to 20%. She
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Democrats want Stephen Miller to resign following the release of a report that exposed emails he sent promoting white nationalism, reports Business Insider. The emails, which Miller sent to the conservative website Breitbart News in 2015 and 2016, were published by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The House Progressive Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic
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President Donald Trump’s promise to build a new wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is still just a promise. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan on Thursday told reporters the 78 miles that have been built along the wall have replaced former barriers and he anticipates having more than 450 new miles of wall constructed
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It was clear from the testimony offered in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing into President Donald Trump that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and his investigation has a problem, according to Rep. Mike Turner: It’s all built on “hearsay.” “Not only is all the investigation built on hearsay, his star witnesses, the first two out front
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After attending the meeting between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., blocked a resolution to recognize the Ottoman Empire’s killing of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide. Graham told senators they should not “sugarcoat history or try to rewrite it,” according to The Hill. “I just met with President Erdoğan and President Trump about the
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Fox News’ senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano on Wednesday said House Republicans were attempting to undermine witnesses who testified against President Donald Trump during his impeachment proceedings as a way to avoid addressing evidence that Trump committed a crime by pressuring Ukraine’s leader to investigate Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in
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Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker warned that with the public hearings portion of the impeachment inquiry the U.S. is “entering an incredibly divisive moment” in history. Whitaker made his comments in a column posted on the Fox News website on Wednesday. “Democrats will continue to move the factual ‘goalposts’ and deny the president fundamental due process
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House Democrats have made sure the rules of the impeachment inquiry hearings for President Donald Trump are “twisted to their favor,” Rep. Mark Meadows insisted on Wednesday just before the public proceedings opened.  “We are going to see their two star witnesses today,” the North Carolina Republican told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “Neither one of
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Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney for President Donald Trump, says Trump’s phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was completely “innocent” and “proper.” Giuliani made his claims in a column posted by The Wall Street Journal Tuesday evening. The House Intelligence Committee, as part of the impeachment inquiry, is set to hear public testimony regarding
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A document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump’s administration from the outset, the Justice Department’s watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI’s Russia investigation. The inspector general in recent days has invited witnesses and their lawyers who were interviewed for
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Pete Buttigieg has pulled to the top of the pack of Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa for the first time after drawing increased support from nearly every demographic group, according to a Monmouth University poll released on Tuesday. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, leapfrogged past former Vice President Joe Biden since Monmouth’s Iowa
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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump’s directions and decline to cooperate. It’s the latest reversal in position by Mulvaney, who last week asked to join the lawsuit of another Trump adviser before
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