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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump impeachment: 'The president is not a lawyer' Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump impeachment: 'The president is not a lawyer'
WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said President Donald Trump "is not a lawyer" after the president asked via Twitter whether the current articles of impeachment proceedings against him could be stopped by the Supreme Court. During an interview with BBC, Ginsburg also noted that Trump is "not law-trained." “But the truth is, the judiciary is a reactive institution. We do...
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Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin defends controversial pardons, blames outrage on 'political opportunism' Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin defends controversial pardons, blames outrage on 'political opportunism'
A defiant Matt Bevin says he would welcome a federal investigation into the controversial last-minute pardons and commutations he issued before leaving the governor’s office last week, adding he is convinced that some he pardoned of crimes, including brutal murder, rape and child abuse, are innocent. “This is going to be very cathartic," Bevin told The Courier Journal, a member of the USA TODAY...
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U.S. women's soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe endorses Elizabeth Warren for 2020 U.S. women's soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe endorses Elizabeth Warren for 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. women's soccer superstar and World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe endorsed Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for President on Friday. "Consider me Team Warren" Rapinoe declared into the camera while on the phone with the Senator, holding a fist into the air. Rapinoe, who was recently named Sports Illustrated 2019 Sportsperson of the Year, is an outspoken social activist...
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Donald Trump prepares to cancel new China tariffs amid signs trade agreement is closer Donald Trump prepares to cancel new China tariffs amid signs trade agreement is closer
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is preparing to cancel tariffs scheduled to take effect Sunday on $160 billion worth of Chinese goods and roll back existing duties on billions of dollars of other imports as officials said the two countries are moving closer to a “Phase One” trade deal. The tariff relief appears to signal an easing of tensions between the world’s two largest economies, which...
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Debate on articles of impeachment against President Trump to begin Wednesday Debate on articles of impeachment against President Trump to begin Wednesday
WASHINGTON – House Democrats plan to begin debating Wednesday two articles of impeachment accusing President Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, setting up a constitutional clash between the two branches of government that has only happened three times before. Hours after Democrats announced the articles of impeachment Tuesday, they scheduled a Wednesday evening meeting ...
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Tulsi Gabbard says she will skip the December Democratic debate Tulsi Gabbard says she will skip the December Democratic debate
WASHINGTON – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, stated Monday that she won't be attending the December Democratic debate, even if she qualifies. To qualify for the match-up on December 19, which is the final debate of the year, candidates must receive 4% or more support in at least four polls, which include national polls or polls in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or...
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Congress reaches tentative agreement giving federal workers paid family leave, creating Space Force Congress reaches tentative agreement giving federal workers paid family leave, creating Space Force
WASHINGTON – Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress have come to a tentative bipartisan agreement that would give federal employees 12 weeks of paid family leave and establish the "Space Force" as a new addition to the U.S. military, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The deal was made as part of negotiations for the defense authorization bill, which could come up for ...
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Rep. Duncan Hunter: 'Shortly after the holidays I will resign from Congress' Rep. Duncan Hunter: 'Shortly after the holidays I will resign from Congress'
WASHINGTON – California Rep. Duncan Hunter announced he would be resigning from Congress "shortly after the holidays" after pleading guilty in federal court earlier this week to misusing campaign funds. "It has been an honor to serve the people of California's 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years," the Republican lawmaker said in a state...
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'Why are you parroting Russian propaganda?': Hillary Clinton slams Sen. Kennedy for Ukraine claim 'Why are you parroting Russian propaganda?': Hillary Clinton slams Sen. Kennedy for Ukraine claim
WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned Sen. John Kennedy on Monday for "parroting Russian propaganda" after the Louisiana Republican said he believed "both Russia and Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election." "Sen. Kennedy, why are you parroting Russian propaganda that U.S. intelligence officials tell us are designed to divide our country?" Clinton asked in a tweet. "Di...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead Democratic delegation to UN climate conference House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead Democratic delegation to UN climate conference
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Saturday that she will lead a delegation of Democratic lawmakers to the United Nations conference on climate change this upcoming month. The UN’s COP25 environmental summit will be held in Madrid from December 2-13. In a statement, Pelosi stated that "It is a privilege to accompany a high-level Congressional delegation to Spain to combat the...
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