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China furious, Hong Kong celebrates after U.S. move on bills

November 28, 2019, 9:26am Politics

BEIJING China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and warning the move would undermine cooperation with Washington. Read story

Trump knew of whistleblower before releasing Ukraine aid

November 28, 2019, 9:25am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Read story

Request denied to block New Hampshire’s voter residency law

November 28, 2019, 9:25am Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — A federal judge in New Hampshire denied a request Wednesday that would have blocked a new state law requiring voters to be full-fledged residents from being enforced for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary in February. Read story

Report: Seattle hotelier Ambassador Gordon Sondland accused of sexual misconduct by three women

November 28, 2019, 9:23am Politics

Gordon Sondland, the Northwest hotelier who has provided key testimony in impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, is facing accusations of sexual misconduct and professional retaliation from three women, according to a report published Friday by ProPublica and Portland Monthly. Read story

Opponents attack Johnson’s character as UK election looms

November 28, 2019, 9:00am Politics

LONDON — Britain’s opposition parties intensified attacks on Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday with two weeks to go until election day, with polls suggesting the U.K. leader’s Conservatives have a substantial lead. Read story

On the Thanksgiving menu: Turkey, with a side of impeachment

November 27, 2019, 4:30pm Politics

CINCINNATI — Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted. Read story

Impeachment fight leaves voters cold in contested Wisconsin

November 27, 2019, 2:45pm Politics

RACINE, Wis. — There’s not a lot that Republicans and Democrats in this political battlefield agree on, but the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump may have surfaced one: The public hearings aren’t moving the needle. Read story

Judge puts temporary hold on McGahn subpoena ruling

November 27, 2019, 10:19am Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal judge who ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress is temporarily delaying the effect of her ruling. Read story

King County judge blocks Tim Eyman’s $30 car tab measure

November 27, 2019, 10:18am Election

SEATTLE — A judge on Wednesday blocked Tim Eyman’s $30 car tab measure from taking effect in Washington state while cities and counties challenge its legality, citing “substantial concerns” that the initiative’s description on the ballot was misleading. Read story

Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe

November 27, 2019, 10:12am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Read story