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'No political bias' in FBI probe of Trump campaign 'No political bias' in FBI probe of Trump campaign
A US watchdog has found no evidence of political bias when the FBI launched an inquiry into the 2016 Trump campaign, despite "serious performance failures". The US Department of Justice inspector general's report concluded the law enforcement bureau had "authorised purpose" to initiate the investigation. But it also found applications to wiretap a Trump aide had "significant inaccuracies and...
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White House says Trump's team will consider participating in impeachment hearing White House says Trump's team will consider participating in impeachment hearing
WASHINGTON – White House officials said Wednesday they will consider an offer from the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to participate in an impeachment hearing next week, even as they denounced the entire process as a "sham." White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said attorneys are reviewing the offer from Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., but added that "what is obvious to every Am...
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President Trump to attend criminal justice forum at HBCU along with Democrats President Trump to attend criminal justice forum at HBCU along with Democrats
GREENVILLE, S.C. – President Donald Trump will attend a criminal justice reform forum at the historically black Benedict College in Columbia on Friday, Oct. 25. The event is the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum. Hosted by the 20/20 Bipartisan Criminal Justice Center, the event is set to host numerous presidential candidates in South Carolina's capital. A number of Democratic pre...
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Trump to meet with Pakistani leader Imran Khan in effort to ease volatile relations Trump to meet with Pakistani leader Imran Khan in effort to ease volatile relations
President Trump has tweeted, as recently as this year, that the U.S. “foolishly” gave Pakistan tens of billions of dollars in aid over the decades, only to receive “lies & deceit” and failure to help fight terrorists in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan has called Mr. Trump’s criticisms of his country “ignorant and ungrateful” and complained repeatedly that Washington doesn’t appreciate Is...
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won’t test Trump in GOP primary Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won’t test Trump in GOP primary
WASHINGTON – Maryland’s Larry Hogan, the popular Republican governor in a liberal-leaning state, says he won’t challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, said in a statement posted Saturday on Twitter that while he appreciates “all of the encouragement” he received to run for president, “I will not be a candidate.” Ho...
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Liberals' failure to win majority support for marquee legislation reveals Democrats' divisions. Liberals' failure to win majority support for marquee legislation reveals Democrats' divisions.
They are getting all the attention, but liberal lawmakers’ bills aren’t getting much love from fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill, where marquee liberal legislation is struggling to gain co-sponsors. Indeed, if the Green New Deal and “Medicare for All” are liberal litmus tests, then Democrats are failing badly. Neither bill has won even half of the House Democratic Caucus’ support, based on sp...
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bills limiting Tony Evers' powers. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bills limiting Tony Evers' powers.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed a package of lame-duck bills designed to limit his Democratic successor’s powers, including his ability to fulfill core campaign vows around health care. Mr. Walker, a Republican who lost to Gov.-elect Tony Evers last month, said the impact of GOP bills, which Democrats and pundits decried as an unseemly “power grab,” has been overblown. He focuse...
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Governor wants judge he nominated removed amid federal immigration probe. Governor wants judge he nominated removed amid federal immigration probe.
BOSTON — Massachusetts’s governor wants a judge he nominated pulled off the bench amid a federal investigation into whether she helped a man in the country illegally evade immigration officials. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that District Court Judge Shelley Joseph shouldn’t hear criminal cases until the investigation is resolved. He said judges shouldn’t be in the “business of o...
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'Parking lot': Gas leak forces closure of Delaware Memorial Bridge on busy travel day. 'Parking lot': Gas leak forces closure of Delaware Memorial Bridge on busy travel day.
PENNSVILLE, N.J. — A chemical leak shut down the Delaware Memorial Bridge in both directions Sunday evening, bringing traffic on a major East Coast artery to a standstill on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The leak stems from a chemical production facility in Delaware, near the twin suspension bridges on a major route between Washington and New York City, the Delaware River and Bay ...
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Pelosi: Democrats to be 'strategic' with subpoenas. Pelosi: Democrats to be 'strategic' with subpoenas.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said Democrats will be “strategic” when it comes to congressional oversight issues with their new majority and that they won’t conduct investigations in a “scattershot” or political manner. “We are responsible. We are not scattershot,” Mrs. Pelosi said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We are not doing any investigation for a political purpose, but to s...
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