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Public impeachment hearing paints damning portrait of Trump

Public impeachment hearing paints damning portrait of Trump

Dramatic new disclosures on Day 1 of the House impeachment hearings painted an incriminating picture of Donald Trump as a President instinctively willing to sacrifice America’s interests for his own. In the most critical step so far in the investigation into Trump’s alleged scheme to coerce Ukraine’s help for his reelection campaign, Democrats posed a…MORE

Barr blames impeachment inquiry for derailing gun legislation efforts

Barr blames impeachment inquiry for derailing gun legislation efforts

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that efforts in Washington to pass gun legislation in the wake of a spate of deadly mass shootings have been derailed because of the impeachment proceedings in Congress. “Right now it does not appear that things in Washington are amenable to those kinds of negotiations and compromises,” Barr said…MORE

GOP senators take tough line with Erdogan on Syria and Russia in White House meeting

GOP senators take tough line with Erdogan on Syria and Russia in White House meeting

A handful of Republican senators on Wednesday warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a candid and at times tense meeting that Turkey will face US sanctions unless it reverses course on the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, according to a senior administration official and two sources familiar with the matter. President Donald…MORE

US Defense Department Inspector General declines to open probe into Ukraine aid delay

US Defense Department Inspector General declines to open probe into Ukraine aid delay

The US Defense Department Inspector General’s Office is declining to open an investigation into why military assistance to Ukraine was delayed by the Trump administration. The decision was made out of concern that such a probe could duplicate or interfere with the impeachment inquiry taking place in the House of Representatives, according to a letter…MORE

Sign-ups slip in initial days of Obamacare open enrollment

Sign-ups slip in initial days of Obamacare open enrollment

Lower premiums and additional choices have yet to draw more people to Obamacare for 2020 as open enrollment begins. Sign-ups have slid, with only 932,000 people selecting 2020 plans on the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, in the first nine days of open enrollment, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.…MORE

Donald Trump *definitely* didn’t pay attention to the impeachment hearing

Donald Trump *definitely* didn’t pay attention to the impeachment hearing

Even as the public debate over his presidential future opened on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump wasn’t paying it any mind. None. Like, not at all. Super not interested. “He’s in the Oval in meetings,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Wednesday morning. “Not watching. He’s working.” Trump said much the same at a…MORE

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