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Who made the new drapes? It’s among high court’s mysteries

November 29, 2019, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The lack of transparency at the Supreme Court begins with the heavy red drapes that frame the courtroom on all sides. The court replaced the drapes this summer, but would not reveal the name of the company that did the work. Read story

Dems ask Trump if he wants lawyers at impeachment hearings

November 29, 2019, 1:23pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is asking President Donald Trump to say whether he’ll send his attorneys to participate in impeachment proceedings before the panel. Read story

Trump to meet Macron, Merkel at NATO summit

November 29, 2019, 1:23pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of next week’s NATO summit in London. Read story

Trump impeachment drive has similarities to Wisconsin recall

November 29, 2019, 8:44am Politics

MADISON, Wis. — A divisive leader drove the opposition to extreme measures. The political climate was toxic — with little civil debate or middle ground. The clash ended in a high-risk political showdown that captured the nation’s attention and shaped the next election. Read story

Far-right Washington state lawmaker faces backlash against white nationalism

November 29, 2019, 8:43am Northwest

SPOKANE VALLEY — The mayor of this Spokane suburb recently told an audience of fellow conservatives that police should have shot Rodney King. He heard no objections. Read story

Sticky impeachment trial questions: How long? Who testifies?

November 28, 2019, 4:30pm Politics

WASHINGTON — What will the impeachment trial look like? Read story

Activists target conservative legal group over Kavanaugh

November 28, 2019, 2:45pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, such as Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Read story

Trump in Afghanistan for surprise Thanksgiving visit

November 28, 2019, 12:41pm Latest News

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to spend time with U.S. troops on Thanksgiving. Read story

Fired Navy Secretary Spencer criticizes Trump in SEAL case

November 28, 2019, 11:30am Politics

WASHINGTON — Richard Spencer, who was fired as Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. Read story

Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups

November 28, 2019, 9:35am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump put the Mexican government on the defensive when he said he “absolutely” will move ahead with plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Read story