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On the Thanksgiving menu: Turkey, with a side of impeachment

On the Thanksgiving menu: Turkey, with a side of impeachment

Dan Sewall, Associated Press

November 28, 2019

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted. Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment. Many families reflect the nation’s divisions,...

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

Associated Press

November 24, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign...

Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Associated Press

November 21, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) – In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor called for federal leadership on voting rights, Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar pointed...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 18, 2019

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continued this week, with plenty of rancor and partisan rhetoric. Democrats say there is evidence that Trump held up military aid to Ukraine over a sought-after corruption investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the Democratic Party, and the o...

Sessions swears loyalty to Trump with Senate

Sessions swears loyalty to Trump with Senate

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Jeff Sessions, former attorney general and an early supporter of President Donald Trump, is gunning once again for the former Senate seat that he held for 20 years. Sessions, an Alabama native, previously held the position from 1997 until 2017. He left to serve as Trump’s attorney general, a position he ...

Trump pardons soldiers accused of war crimes

Trump pardons soldiers accused of war crimes

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 18, 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday issued two pardons for soldiers convicted of war crimes and issued an order reversing the demotion of acquitted Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher. Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance was convicted in August 2013 of killing three unarmed Afghan civilians in Helmand Province in 2012....

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

Associated Press

November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday released the summary transcript of his April congratulatory call with Ukraine’s president-elect, the latest salvo in the White House effort to blunt Democratic allegations that Trump abused his power by pressuring a foreign leader to get involved in U.S...

As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

Associated Press

November 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Professing disinterest, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was “too busy” doing the people’s business to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency. But even as Trump tried to suggest he was above the fray, the president tweeted two dozen times before ...

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Mark Sherman, Associated Press

November 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would "destroy lives,"...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review: Nov. 4 thru Nov. 8

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review: Nov. 4 thru Nov. 8

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 11, 2019

Mon, Nov. 4 — President Donald Trump declined the whistleblower’s offer to answer written questions from House Republicans, saying on Twitter the whistleblower must testify in person; a federal appeals court in New York said Trump’s tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators; several o...

Watergate redux? Trump impeachment inquiry heads for live TV

Watergate redux? Trump impeachment inquiry heads for live TV

David Crary, Associated Press

November 10, 2019

Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called "the hottest daytime soap opera" — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. It was a communal experience, and by some estimates, more than 80% of Americans tuned in to at ...

Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

Associated Press

November 10, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration's plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation. It's a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign. All eyes will be on Chief Justice John Roberts when...

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