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White House supports health care plan

December 9, 2019, 6:14pm Politics

The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients… Read story

Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

December 9, 2019, 12:00pm Politics

The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, despite “serious performance failures” up the… Read story

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Barr: FBI’s Russia investigation based on ‘bogus narrative’

December 10, 2019, 1:19pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr leveled blistering criticism at how the Russia investigation was conducted, saying Tuesday that it was based on a “bogus narrative” that the Trump campaign might have conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Read story

Arms control on tap for Trump, Pompeo’s meeting with Lavrov

December 10, 2019, 10:01am Politics

WASHINGTON — Arms control, Ukraine and Syria are headlining President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s meetings Tuesday with Russia’s foreign minister, who is making his first trip to Washington since May 2017. Read story

Democrats, White House reach agreement on revised NAFTA trade pact

December 10, 2019, 9:59am Latest News

WASHINGTON — After months of negotiations and a last-minute hitch involving Mexico, the White House and House Democrats have reached a deal that clears the way for passage of a revised North American free-trade pact. Read story

Trump sharply criticizes FBI head after Russia probe report

December 10, 2019, 9:59am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday at FBI Director Christopher Wray, expressing dissatisfaction that Wray didn’t cast a watchdog report on the origins of the Russia investigation as devastating for the bureau. Read story

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Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump

December 10, 2019, 7:00am Latest News

WASHINGTON — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -- pushing toward historic votes over charges he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security. Read story

Afghanistan report slams leaders

December 9, 2019, 6:44pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan War, often suggesting success where it didn’t exist, according to thousands of pages of documents obtained by The Washington Post. Read story

Grandson of late President Bush runs for Congress in Texas

December 9, 2019, 10:43am Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Pierce Bush, the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, announced his candidacy Monday for a congressional seat in Texas, becoming the latest member of his famous Republican family to enter politics. Read story

Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

December 9, 2019, 7:07am Latest News

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his actions in the Ukraine matter, with an announcement expected early Tuesday. Read story