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Some in GOP want Trump inquiry but balk at impeachment talk

In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media at the White House in Washington. Kinzinger is slamming as “beyond repugnant” President Donald Trump’s tweet of a conservative pastor’s comment that removing Trump from office would provoke a “civil war.”

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...

‘Organic process’ of impeachment discussed at DePaul event

From left to right: Wayne Steger, Joe R. Tufoya, David Williams and Valerie C. Johnson took part in the impeachment discussion on Oct. 2.

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2019

Since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there has been a surge of questions about what may happen next.  To facilitate open conversation on the subject, DePaul’s political science department held a panel discussion event in t...

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...

Scrutiny mounts over Trump’s Ukraine phone call

President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

September 30, 2019

The fallout continued over the weekend from a phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymr Zelenskiy, which led Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry into the American president Wednesday. On Friday three different house committees subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike...

How Trump’s Ukraine call could violate campaign finance laws

President Donald Trump walks off following a news conference at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are left.

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press

September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's repeated prodding of the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden and his son could amount to an illegal request for a campaign contribution from a foreign citizen. Federal law states it is illegal to "knowingly solicit, accept, or receive from a foreign...

Pelosi orders impeachment probe: ‘No one is above the law’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The probe...

OPINION: Don’t pity the accused: sexual assault allegations don’t hurt men

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Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2019

It’s a familiar media narrative: A prominent, powerful man is accused of sexual misconduct. All the major news outlets chase the story, trying to pin down the accuracy of the claims made by the accuser. Then the skeptics come in. Social media users are suddenly decorated detectives, poking holes in per...

Trump says he discussed corruption with Ukraine’s president

President Donald Trump walks over to talk with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, as he prepares to board Marine One for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base. Trump is traveling to Texas and Ohio before heading to New York for the upcoming United Nations General assembly.

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...

Bolton Out: Diverged with Trump in substance, not style

In this May 22, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as national security adviser John Bolton, right, watches. Trump says he fired national security adviser John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’ on many issues.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

September 16, 2019

When John Bolton’s departure from the Trump administration was announced Tuesday, it came as an abrupt end to the tenure of the president’s third national security adviser in as many years. Hours before Bolton was scheduled to appear at a White House press conference with Secretary of State Mike Po...

Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes

President Donald Trump talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. From left, acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, first lady Melania Trump, Trump, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.

Matthew Peroni, Associated Press

September 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes to combat a recent surge in underage vaping . The Food and Drug Administration will develop guidelines to remove from the market all e-cigarette flavors except t...

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

In this July 15, 2019, file photo, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., speak at the Capitol in Washington. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. President Donald Trump told American congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from. He later vowed to revive a racial slur to tear down Elizabeth Warren, promoted a wild conspiracy theory linking a past political opponent to the death of a high-profile sex offender and blamed Friday’s stock market slide on a low-polling former presidential candidate.

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...

Mexican officials try to stave off tariffs at White House

Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, center, departs a news conference at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, as part of a Mexican delegation in Washington for talks following trade tariff threats from the Trump Administration.

Jill Colvin, Matthew Lee and Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press

June 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexican and U.S. officials met late into the day Tuesday at the White House trying to stave off President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all Mexican goods flowing into the United States. The first tariffs — 5% taxes on imports from Mexico — are to go into effect next...

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