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Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: ‘Hoax’

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: ‘Hoax’

Associated Press

December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has...

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Associated Press

December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next year's...

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,...

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 ...

Who was mysterious Islamic State group leader al-Baghdadi?

Who was mysterious Islamic State group leader al-Baghdadi?

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Before he declared himself caliph of the Islamic State militant group’s territory across much of Iraq and parts of Syria on June 29, 2014, and before he reportedly detonated a suicide vest — killing himself and several children as U.S. Special Forces raided a compound in the village of Barisha in Syria...

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...

OPINION: Fake news needs to retire

OPINION: Fake news needs to retire

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

It’s time for us to stop using the term fake news. We should eliminate the phrase altogether from our vocabulary because it’s lazy, problematic and does a disservice to hardworking journalists who are trying to provide truth, facts and transparency in today’s alternative facts society. The term fake news i...

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 ...

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