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Impeachment inquiry week in review: Oct. 28 thru Nov. 3

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 5, 2019

It all started with a phone call between President Donald Trump and the newly elected president of Ukraine, Volodomyr Zekenskiy in July. That call, Democrats allege, shows the U.S. president engaging in quid pro quo with his Ukrainian counterpart — holding up planned military aid the Eastern Europe...

1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

President Donald Trump waves after speaking to reporters upon arrival at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Julie Pace, Associated Press

November 3, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year from Sunday, voters will decide whether to grant President Donald Trump a second term in office, an election that will be a referendum on Trump's vision for America's culture and role in the world. Much is unknown about how the United States and its politics will look...

Report: Trump surveyed donors on freeing Blagojevich

President Donald Trump departs O'Hare International Airport after speaking at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago.

Associated Press

October 31, 2019

President Donald Trump has again broached the idea of freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from a Colorado federal prison, where he is in his seventh year of a 14-year prison term for political corruption. Trump asked for a show of hands at...

Thousands protest during Trump’s visit to Chicago

Thousands protest during Trump's visit to Chicago

Keira Wingate and Bianca Cseke

October 29, 2019

President Donald Trump came to Chicago on Monday for the first time since he became president. As he called the city an “embarrassment to the country” during this speech at the annual gathering of the International Association of Chiefs of Police at McCormick Place, thousands protested his visit i...

In age of fake news, lying more part of ‘fundamental human condition’ than ever

President Donald Trump is dominating the media’s attention for the Republican primary.

Jenna Ranieri, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

With lies being spoken and tweeted by our president, lying has become the forefront of our culture. When the president of a country, someone who is supposed to lead by example, makes it normal to lie, others follow suit. Between the internet and politicians, sometimes it seems like there are more li...

Impeachment Inquiry week in review: Oct. 21 thru Oct. 25

Ambassador William Taylor arrives at the Capitol in Washington to testify before House committees as part of the Democrats’ impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 28, 2019

MONDAY, Oct. 21 — Mick Mulvaney said he would not resign over comments he made saying that the Trump administration held up military aid to Ukraine over an investigation into Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the Democrats; President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “f...

Chaotic scene as Republicans disrupt impeachment deposition

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., speaks at a news conference in front of House Republicans after Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper arrived for a closed door meeting to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Michael Balsamo and Mary Clare Jalonick

October 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans briefly brought the Democrat-led impeachment investigation to a halt when around two dozen GOP House members stormed into a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department official. Democrats said the move compromised national security because some of the Republicans took e...

Police chief skipping Trump’s 1st Chicago visit as president

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, Johnson said he has asked the department to conduct an internal investigation on himself after he was found lying down in a car. A passerby found Johnson early Thursday, and called 911. Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers checked on Johnson's well-being and didn't observe any signs of impairment. Johnson drove himself home.

Don Babwin, Associated Press

October 23, 2019

Donald Trump's appearance next week at a police chiefs conference will be his first visit as president to Chicago, a city he has ridiculed for years. The city's top cop plans to skip the speech, even though he's hosting the event. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's apparent snub of Trump's speech...

OPINION: Opposing 2020 Republican candidates noticeably missing from media narrative

President Donald Trump is dominating the media’s attention for the Republican primary.

Rebecca Meluch, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

As I tuned in last Tuesday night into the Democratic debate, I saw 12 different faces on the stage; this means 12 different voices and 12 different arguments to pay attention to. These 12 represent the largest number of candidates to ever appear in a primary debate.   With the amount of faces on the Democratic stag...

Impeachment inquiry week in review: Oct. 14 thru Oct. 20

US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives for an interview with three House committees leading the impeachment inquiry on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 21, 2019

Current and former Trump administration witnesses testified behind closed doors as the impeachment inquiry President Donald Trump entered its fourth week. The inquiry was spurred by a whistleblower’s complaint regarding a July phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine, Volodomyr Zelenskiy. In that call, Democrats allege, the president asked the government of Ukraine to inve...

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

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Washington.

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

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Washington.

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...

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