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Joe Biden’s son Hunter stepping down from Chinese board

Joe Biden’s son Hunter stepping down from Chinese board

Steve Peoples, Associated Press

October 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should...

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

Julie Pace, Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press

October 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that had been largely static through the summer has tumbled into a chaotic fall, shaped by unpredictable events and the deepening impeachment crisis surrounding President Donald Trump. Less than four months before voting begins, front-running candidates...

Impeachment inquiry week in review: Sept. 29 thru Oct. 6

Impeachment inquiry week in review: Sept. 29 thru Oct. 6

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 7, 2019

The Democratically-controlled House of Representatives continued the impeachment inquiry this week into a whistleblower’s allegation that President Donald Trump asked the President of Ukraine to investigate Trump’s political rivals. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened. SUNDAY, Sept. 29 ...

2nd whistleblower adds to impeachment peril at White House

2nd whistleblower adds to impeachment peril at White House

Eric Tucker and Richard Lardner and Jill Colvin

October 6, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, adding to the impeachment peril engulfing the White House and potentially providing new leads to Democrats in their unfurling investigation of Trump's conduct. Attorney...

Abortion, immigrants, LGBT rights top Supreme Court’s new term

Abortion, immigrants, LGBT rights top Supreme Court’s new term

Mark Sherman, Associated Press

October 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights as well as protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts' attempts to keep the court clear of Washington...

Some in GOP want Trump inquiry but balk at impeachment talk

Some in GOP want Trump inquiry but balk at impeachment talk

Sara Burnett, Associated Press

October 3, 2019

They don’t like the talk of impeachment, but there’s a small and growing number of Republicans who want the Democratic-run House investigation of President Donald Trump to proceed. Several House Republicans have said in recent days that they want answers to questions about Trump’s dealings with...

Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

Nicholas Riccardi and Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press

October 2, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances "until further notice." The 78-year-old Sanders was in Las Vegas when, according to a campaign statement, he experienced...

Giuliani subpoenaed as impeachment inquiry accelerates

Giuliani subpoenaed as impeachment inquiry accelerates

Associated Press

October 1, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the president raged about treason. At the other, the methodical march toward impeachment proceeded apace. Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate...

Trump says he discussed corruption with Ukraine’s president

Trump says he discussed corruption with Ukraine’s president

Darlene Superville, Associated Press

September 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he spoke to Ukraine's new president about his summer election and the fact that "we don't want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son" contributing to corruption already happening in the Eastern European nation. Trump appeared...

GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times

GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times

Associated Press

September 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate committee that hosted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings is ripping The New York Times for publishing "unsubstantiated" allegations. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday said the paper's publication of a new, uninvestigated...

OPINION: Don’t count out the progressives

OPINION: Don’t count out the progressives

Tristen Wilbers, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

The 2020 Democratic primary elections hold incredible importance regarding the future of the American presidency, more so than in most, if not all, presidential elections in recent memory. Should the Democrats lose: another four years to the populist demagogue who they believe threatens the sanctity ...

Nancy who? GOP targets House Dem ‘squad’ in campaign attacks

Nancy who? GOP targets House Dem ‘squad’ in campaign attacks

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press

August 30, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress. The tone is being set from the top as President Donald Trump bashes the four squad members with...

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