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House will draft Trump impeachment articles, Pelosi says

December 5, 2019, 8:05am Latest News

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Read story

3 legal scholars called by Dems say Trump’s actions rise to level of impeachment

December 4, 2019, 8:34pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Three constitutional scholars summoned by Democrats testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine rises to the level of impeachment, as the inquiry moves to a new phase with the first hearing by the House Judiciary Committee. Read story

Barr’s prosecutor: No evidence Russia probe a setup

December 4, 2019, 6:26pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The prosecutor handpicked by Attorney General William Barr to scrutinize how U.S. agencies investigated President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign said he could not offer evidence to the Justice Department’s inspector general to support the suspicions of some conservatives that the case was a setup by American intelligence, people familiar with the matter said. Read story

Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ as palace gossip goes viral

December 4, 2019, 12:06pm Politics

WATFORD, England — NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London — but a spat over off-the-cuff chit chat at a royal reception rattled their show of solidarity. Read story

Impeachment reality: Pelosi asks Democrats: ‘Are you ready?’

December 4, 2019, 11:56am Latest News

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi posed a simple question to House Democrats behind closed doors Wednesday as the Judiciary Committee considered articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in an initial hearing that erupted in sharp partisan exchanges. Read story

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Washington’s 10th District says he’s retiring

December 4, 2019, 10:51am Latest News

SEATTLE — Democratic Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state announced Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, saying his work on the investigation into Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump have “rendered my soul weary.” Read story

Trump dismisses Giuliani calls with White House, OMB

December 4, 2019, 9:57am Politics

WATFORD, England — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed the significance of repeated contacts between his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and phone numbers linked to the White House and its budget office — contacts that were revealed in the House intelligence committee’s impeachment report. Read story

Bloomberg spending tens of millions more on new ad campaign

December 4, 2019, 9:57am Politics

NEW YORK — Billionaire Democrat Michael Bloomberg is putting tens of millions of more dollars behind a new television ad casting himself as uniquely qualified to defeat President Donald Trump. Read story

Trump administration tightens food stamp work requirements

December 4, 2019, 9:38am Health

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for the federal food stamp program in a move that will slash benefits for hundreds of thousands of people. Read story

House report: Trump misused power, obstructed Congress

December 3, 2019, 9:52pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump seriously misused the power of his office for personal political gain by seeking foreign intervention in the American election process and obstructed Congress by stonewalling efforts to investigate, a House report released Tuesday concluded in findings that form the basis for possible impeachment. Read story