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Obama Says Average American Doesn’t Want to ‘Tear Down System’25m Obama Says Average American Doesn’t Want to ‘Tear Down System’
Former President Barack Obama, in an address to liberal donors, warned candidates not to go too far left and sought to calm those who were concerned about the state of the Democratic primary.
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30m General election 2019: How popular are the party leaders?
What voters think of the candidates for PM can be important when deciding how to vote.
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36m Updated White House blames NSC aide for discrepancy between readout and new transcript of Trump-Zelensky April call
The White House placed the responsibility on the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council on Friday after being asked about the discrepancy between the April readout of President Donald Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian President and the transcript released Friday.
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Embassy Official Confirms Trump Asked About Ukraine Investigation44m Updated Embassy Official Confirms Trump Asked About Ukraine Investigation
The official in Kiev also said that he was told President Trump cared more about the investigations than about Ukraine.
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Marie Yovanovitch, Ex-Ukraine Envoy Ousted by Trump, Says She Feels Intimidated by Him52m Updated Marie Yovanovitch, Ex-Ukraine Envoy Ousted by Trump, Says She Feels Intimidated by Him
As Ms. Yovanovitch testified, President Trump tweeted insults at her, drawing charges of witness intimidation.
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55m General election 2019: Tories and Lib Dems in rival tree-planting pledges
Boris Johnson announces £640m for more forests while Jo Swinson aims for 60 million new trees.
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Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days57m Updated Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days
Ms. Warren laid out a blueprint to pass major health legislation at the start of her presidency. But she would wait as long as three years to seek passage of a full-scale “Medicare for all” plan.
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What Ads Are Political? Twitter Struggles With a Definition1h 3m Updated What Ads Are Political? Twitter Struggles With a Definition
Twitter has said it will ban all political ads. But what is or isn’t a political message is often in the eye of the beholder.
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Rough Transcript of Trump’s First Phone Call With Ukrainian Leader Released1h 8m Updated Rough Transcript of Trump’s First Phone Call With Ukrainian Leader Released
The White House’s release of a memo about the call does not mention “corruption,” which appeared in an earlier description of the conversation.
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Roger Stone Is Convicted of Impeding Investigators in a Bid to Protect Trump1h 9m Updated Roger Stone Is Convicted of Impeding Investigators in a Bid to Protect Trump
Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, obstructed one of Congress’s Russia investigations and lied to lawmakers.
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1h 19m Updated Trump ignores Pentagon advice and intervenes in military war crimes cases
President Donald Trump intervened Friday in three high profile military criminal cases involving war crimes, a decision that ignored the strong advice of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and many of his most senior commanders.
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1h 33m Justice Department watchdog moves to reassure witnesses on Russia investigation report
A forthcoming Justice Department inspector general's report into the FBI's handling of the Russia probe is already drawing criticism, weeks before its expected completion, amid concerns that witnesses wouldn't be given sufficient time to review the document before its release.
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1h 34m Updated Ex-Envoy’s Tale of Acid Attack Spotlights Ukraine’s Anticorruption Wars
Marie L. Yovanovitch learned she was being recalled from Kiev after hosting a ceremony honoring a murdered young activist.
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1h 58m House Ethics Committee extends investigations into Tlaib and 3 other lawmakers
The House Ethics Committee released updates on their investigations into four lawmakers on Thursday, including a high-profile freshman Democratic lawmaker and a Republican lawmaker who they revealed is under investigation by the Department of Justice.
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2h Updated Admit It: You Don’t Know How Impeachment Works. We Can Help.
Explosive testimony. News media frenzies. A trial in the Senate. Here is how impeachment works — and how it has played out in the past.
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To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care2h Updated To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care
A proposed federal rule would make hospitals list the prices they negotiate with insurers, allowing consumers to seek better deals for care.
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2h Updated Brexit Party: PM says claims senior figures offered peerages nonsense
Boris Johnson says there may have been election "conversations" but rivals were not offered seats in Lords.
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Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga2h Updated Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga
Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, obstructed one of Congress’s Russia investigations and lied to lawmakers.
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2h Updated Roger Stone found guilty of lies that protected Trump
Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone has been found guilty on at least one charge in a case that has shed new light on then-candidate Donald Trump's anticipation of the release of stolen Democratic emails in 2016.
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2h Updated State Department aide confirms Trump-Sondland call about Ukraine investigations
David Holmes, the state department aide who overheard President Donald Trump's conversation with the US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, said that Sondland told Trump that the Ukranian President would do "anything you ask him to," and that he confirmed the Ukrainians were going to "do the investigation."
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Key Takeaways from Marie Yovanovitch’s Hearing in the Impeachment Inquiry2h Updated Key Takeaways from Marie Yovanovitch’s Hearing in the Impeachment Inquiry
Even as Ms. Yovanovitch was testifying about “the smear campaign against me,” President Trump hurled insults at her on Twitter.
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Who Is Marie Yovanovitch? Former Ambassador Testifies in Impeachment Hearing2h Updated Who Is Marie Yovanovitch? Former Ambassador Testifies in Impeachment Hearing
The ousted ambassador to Ukraine recounted how she became the target of a smear campaign by President Trump’s personal lawyer and the right-wing media.
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Jordan Brings Pugnacious Style to Impeachment Defense of Trump3h Jordan Brings Pugnacious Style to Impeachment Defense of Trump
For Representative Jim Jordan, acting as President Trump’s chief defender in the impeachment inquiry is a chance to redeem himself with Republican leaders.
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Trump Attack on Envoy During Testimony Raises Charges of Witness Intimidation3h Trump Attack on Envoy During Testimony Raises Charges of Witness Intimidation
The president publicly targeted Marie L. Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, even as she was testifying about how she felt threatened by an earlier smear campaign.
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3h New York GOP congresswoman in the spotlight at impeachment hearings
Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, has played a key role in this week's public impeachment hearings, ardently defending President Donald Trump, sparring with Democrats on the committee and earning praise from the White House.
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3h ‘The Report’ and the Untold Story of a Senate-C.I.A. Conflict
The Adam Driver film dramatizes a contentious investigation into post-911 torture. But it leaves out a tense episode that could have buried the results altogether.
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3h General election 2019: Record number of women set to stand
Female candidates are likely to comprise about a third of those contesting the 12 December poll.
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The Supreme Court May Let Trump End DACA. Here’s What the Public Thinks About It.4h The Supreme Court May Let Trump End DACA. Here’s What the Public Thinks About It.
Polls show the program to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation is broadly popular. Democratic organizers see an opportunity to mobilize voters if it is ended.
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Trump Denigrates Ex-Envoy Yovanovitch on Twitter During Impeachment Testimony4h Updated Trump Denigrates Ex-Envoy Yovanovitch on Twitter During Impeachment Testimony
The insults came as Marie L. Yovanovitch testified about how she felt threatened by him, prompting Democrats to accuse the president of real-time witness intimidation.
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5h Newly released transcript of first Trump-Zelensky call raises additional questions
The White House hopes to show that there was nothing untoward in the US-Ukraine relationship by releasing a rough transcript of President Donald Trump's first call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Read Marie Yovanovitch’s Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing5h Updated Read Marie Yovanovitch’s Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing
The former American ambassador to Ukraine appeared in front of the House Intelligence Committee during the second day of public impeachment hearings.
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5h Supreme Court to take up military rape cases
The US Supreme Court on Friday accepted a Justice Department appeal to review the cases of three men in the Air Force whose rape convictions were overturned last year -- including one whose confession the Air Force recorded -- when the top military appeals court found a five-year statute of limitations existed for military sexual assault before 2006.
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5h Trump announces rule requiring hospitals to reveal rates
In a historic move, President Donald Trump announced Friday that hospitals will be required to disclose the rates they privately negotiate with insurers.
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Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Yovanovitch ‘Devastated’ by Trump’s Attack6h Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Yovanovitch ‘Devastated’ by Trump’s Attack
Even as Ms. Yovanovitch was testifying about “the smear campaign against me,” President Trump hurled insults at her on Twitter. She called his tweets “very intimidating” while Democrats accused the president of real-time witness intimidation and suggested it could form the basis for an article of impeachment.
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6h Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for financial records in a major separation of powers dispute
President Donald Trump's personal lawyers asked the Supreme Court on Friday to step into an escalating clash between the legislative and the executive branches and block a House subpoena for Trump's personal financial documents.
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6h A complete list of every Trump associate convicted in Mueller-related investigations
Six associates of President Donald Trump have been convicted of crimes since he took office, all stemming from former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Some of the defendants pleaded guilty, and others were convicted after jury trials.
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Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Yovanovitch‘Devastated’ by Trump’s Attack6h Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Yovanovitch‘Devastated’ by Trump’s Attack
Even as Ms. Yovanovitch was testifying about “the smear campaign against me,” President Trump hurled insults at her on Twitter. She called his tweets “very intimidating” while Democrats accused the president of real-time witness intimidation and suggested it could form the basis for an article of impeachment.
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Marie Yovanovitch ‘Devastated’ by Trump’s Attack: Live Updates6h Updated Marie Yovanovitch ‘Devastated’ by Trump’s Attack: Live Updates
Even as Ms. Yovanovitch was testifying about “the smear campaign against me,” President Trump hurled insults at her on Twitter. She called his tweets “very intimidating” while Democrats accused the president of real-time witness intimidation and suggested it could form the basis for an article of impeachment.
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Raise Billions From Billionaires? Tax Experts Say It’s Not That Simple6h Raise Billions From Billionaires? Tax Experts Say It’s Not That Simple
Name a tax and there’s a way to reduce it, delay it or not pay it. Financial advisers say a wealth tax would be no different.
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6h Trump tweets condolences but otherwise moves on after another school shooting
President Donald Trump stood before a crowd of supporters in Bossier City, Louisiana, Thursday night and delivered a wide-ranging speech for more than an hour.
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6h Updated New Trump-Zelensky call transcript raises new questions
The White House hopes to show that there was nothing untoward in the US-Ukraine relationship by releasing a rough transcript of President Donald Trump's first call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Impeachment Hearings Schedule: What’s Coming Up7h Impeachment Hearings Schedule: What’s Coming Up
The House’s impeachment inquiry, which burst into public view this week, will only pick up speed in the coming days.
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7h 6 Trump associates have been convicted in Mueller-related investigations
Six associates of President Donald Trump have been convicted of crimes since he took office, all stemming from former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Some of the defendants pleaded guilty, and others were convicted after jury trials.
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Marie Yovanovitch Describes Feeling Threatened by Trump: Live Updates8h Updated Marie Yovanovitch Describes Feeling Threatened by Trump: Live Updates
Even as Ms. Yovanovitch was testifying about “the smear campaign against me,” President Trump hurled new insults at her on Twitter. She called his tweets “very intimidating” while Democrats accused the president of real-time “witness intimidation” and suggested it could form the basis for an article of impeachment.
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8h Updated Elizabeth Warren releases plan to implement Medicare for All during first term in office
Elizabeth Warren on Friday rolled out her plan for transitioning the country's health insurance system to "Medicare for All" during her first term as president.
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How Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Could Alter the 2020 Race8h Updated How Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Could Alter the 2020 Race
They want to lead the Democratic Party’s moderate wing. But it will not be easy to displace Joseph R. Biden Jr., and then battle Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
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8h This Matters: Are politicians playing you?
Are politicians offering different deals depending on your postcode?
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8h Updated Trump associate Roger Stone has been found guilty
Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone has been found guilty on at least one charge in a case that has shed new light on then-candidate Donald Trump's anticipation of the release of stolen Democratic emails in 2016.
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9h General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?
The major parties in England have pledged billions more for the NHS over the next five years.
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9h Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work after stomach bug
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to work Friday morning after missing a day of oral arguments this week due to a stomach bug.
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9h Updated General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all
Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn cost.
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9h Updated General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge £100bn climate fund over five years
Sir Ed Davey says plan to "decarbonise capitalism" would be funded by extra borrowing and tax changes.
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9h Green Party unveils plan for universal basic income by 2025
Sian Berry says there were "no strings attached" and higher earners would pay more in tax than they receive.
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Trump’s Embrace of Sanctions Irks Allies and Prompts Efforts to Evade Measures9h Trump’s Embrace of Sanctions Irks Allies and Prompts Efforts to Evade Measures
Allies and adversaries are seeking ways to avoid President Trump’s sanctions, which critics say have become a substitute for foreign policy.
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9h Sir Rod Stewart on indyref, Celtic... and model trains
The singer speaks about the love for his football team and his impressive model train city.
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Impeachment Hearings: Live Updates of Marie Yovanovitch’s Testimony10h Updated Impeachment Hearings: Live Updates of Marie Yovanovitch’s Testimony
As the former ambassador to Ukraine testified about her shock and disgust at discovering President Trump had denigrated her in a July call with the president of Ukraine, he insulted her on Twitter. She said the president’s words “sounded like a threat,” and that the tweets were “very intimidating.”
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10h Updated General election 2019: Boris Johnson quizzed on Russia, flooding and his children
Boris Johnson answered questions from the public in a special BBC programme.
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Trump, Again, Links His Clout to Outcome in State Race10h Trump, Again, Links His Clout to Outcome in State Race
President Trump is in Louisiana two days before the election hoping to break open a deadlocked race between the Democratic incumbent and the Republican nominee.
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Bloomberg Will Spend $100 Million on Anti-Trump Online Ad Blitz10h Updated Bloomberg Will Spend $100 Million on Anti-Trump Online Ad Blitz
Ahead of a possible 2020 bid of his own, the billionaire and former mayor of New York City is dipping into his fortune to target President Trump with digital ads.
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10h Bloomberg plans to spend $100 million on anti-Trump ads in key states
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $100 million on an anti-Donald Trump ad blitz in key 2020 battleground states.
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Rough Transcript of Trump’s First Call With Ukrainian Leader Released10h Rough Transcript of Trump’s First Call With Ukrainian Leader Released
The White House released a memo about Mr. Trump’s first call with President Volodymyr Zelensky, but it does not mention “corruption,” which appeared in an earlier description of the call.
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100 years since first woman was elected and took seat in Commons10h 100 years since first woman was elected and took seat in Commons
Exactly a century ago, the first woman who took her seat in the Commons was elected as an MP.
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11h Updated Donald Trump confirms pre-election UK visit
The US president will arrive in London for a Nato summit 10 days before polling day.
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Who Is Marie Yovanovitch? Former Ambassador Testifies Today11h Who Is Marie Yovanovitch? Former Ambassador Testifies Today
The ousted ambassador to Ukraine is expected to recount how she became the target of a smear campaign by President Trump’s personal lawyer and the right-wing media.
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11h Updated Trump talks Russia probe audit with attorney general and White House counsel in Oval Office meeting
President Donald Trump met with Attorney General William Barr and White House counsel Pat Cipollone in an Oval Office meeting Thursday afternoon in which the so-called Horowitz report came up in conversation, two sources told CNN.
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How Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick Could Alter the 2020 Race11h Updated How Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick Could Alter the 2020 Race
They want to lead the Democratic Party’s moderate wing. But it will not be easy to displace Joseph R. Biden Jr., and then battle Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
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Message From Pro-Booker Super PAC: We Don’t Need More Candidates. We Have Cory.11h Message From Pro-Booker Super PAC: We Don’t Need More Candidates. We Have Cory.
With Cory Booker’s campaign still struggling to break through, a new super PAC has emerged from the swamps of Jersey to support him.
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Why Voters Don’t Seem Interested in Barrier-Breaking Candidates11h Updated Why Voters Don’t Seem Interested in Barrier-Breaking Candidates
Julián Castro and Kamala Harris are pitching themselves partially on being a ‘first,’ but neither is gaining traction.
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Impeachment Hearing Updates: What to Expect From Yovanovitch’s Testimony12h Updated Impeachment Hearing Updates: What to Expect From Yovanovitch’s Testimony
The former ambassador to Ukraine will testify publicly about the smear campaign by Rudolph Giuliani that led to her ouster as Democrats continue to build their case for impeaching President Trump.
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12h General election 2019: The candidates who fell at the first hurdle
Dredging up dirt on rivals has never been easier - leaving some wannabe MPs rueing online indiscretions.
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12h Boris Johnson quizzed on Russia, flooding and his children
The PM says there is "no evidence" of Russian interference and there will be investment in flood defences.
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Impeachment Inquiry Proceedings: What’s Coming Up12h Updated Impeachment Inquiry Proceedings: What’s Coming Up
The House’s impeachment inquiry, which burst into public view this week, will only pick up speed in the coming days.
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Who is standing to be an MP in your area?12h Who is standing to be an MP in your area?
Nominations for the general election on 12 December have closed and the names are in.
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12h Church minister who heckled Corbyn suspended over tweets
It emerged that Rev Richard Cameron had made Islamophobic and homophobic comments on Twitter.
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14h Boris Johnson: No evidence for Russian interference in UK politics
The PM says there is "no reason" to publish a report on political tampering claims before the election.
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14h General election 2019: Len McCluskey on Labour, Brexit and the election
The BBC's Iain Watson interviews the leader of the UK's biggest union, a key figure in Labour circles.
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15h General election 2019: Greens offer basic income by 2025
Under the plan every adult would get at least £89 per week with extra payments for disabled people.
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15h General Election 2019: Johnson insists no Russian interference
PM insists there is "no reason" to change the normal procedure for publishing intelligence reports.
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Marie Yovanovitch Hearing: What to Expect From Her Impeachment Inquiry Testimony19h Marie Yovanovitch Hearing: What to Expect From Her Impeachment Inquiry Testimony
The former ambassador to Ukraine will testify publicly about the campaign by Rudy Giuliani that led to her ouster and her shock and anger about the effort to get her fired.
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Behind the Scenes, Erdogan’s Friendly White House Visit Had Tense Moments20h Updated Behind the Scenes, Erdogan’s Friendly White House Visit Had Tense Moments
The Turkish leader clashed with a Republican senator and returned President Trump’s pointed letter warning against a military incursion into Syria.
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Trump, Again, Links His National Clout to Outcome in State-Level Race20h Updated Trump, Again, Links His National Clout to Outcome in State-Level Race
President Trump is in Louisiana two days before the election hoping to break open a deadlocked race between the Democratic incumbent and the Republican nominee.
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Trump’s Choice: National Security or Political Obsession20h Updated Trump’s Choice: National Security or Political Obsession
The impeachment inquiry is the first to involve an issue of geopolitical gravity: Whether the president was undercutting American national interests — containing Russia — to bolster his campaign.
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Deval Patrick Makes a Late Bid in the 2020 Presidential Campaign22h Updated Deval Patrick Makes a Late Bid in the 2020 Presidential Campaign
Mr. Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, entered the Democratic primary with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses.
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22h Election 2019: Tories talk immigration and Labour offer free broadband
The BBC's Helen Catt looks at the main events of Thursday's election campaign.
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22h Updated Analysis: Pelosi adds a new element -- bribery -- plus more impeachment inquiry news of the day
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued on Thursday that President Donald Trump's actions in the Ukraine scandal constitute "bribery" and that Trump has admitted to it himself. She's the latest and most high-profile Democrat to use that word when describing Trump's conduct on the July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which Trump has called "perfect."
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Pelosi Points to Possible Bribery Charge Against Trump22h Updated Pelosi Points to Possible Bribery Charge Against Trump
The day after the first public impeachment hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi used the word “bribery,” mentioned in the Constitution’s impeachment clause, to describe President Trump’s conduct.
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Impeachment Briefing: What Happened Today23h Impeachment Briefing: What Happened Today
With no public hearings today, we’re looking at how the politics of impeachment are complicating races around the nation.
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Two Days Before Louisiana Governor’s Election, Trump Hosts Rally for Republican23h Updated Two Days Before Louisiana Governor’s Election, Trump Hosts Rally for Republican
President Trump is in Louisiana two days before the election hoping to break open a deadlocked race between the Democratic incumbent and the Republican nominee.
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Emails Outline Anti-Immigration Group’s Connection to Stephen Miller23h Emails Outline Anti-Immigration Group’s Connection to Stephen Miller
A new batch of leaked emails illustrates the degree to which Mr. Miller used a think tank’s work to shape coverage at Breitbart News and policy at the White House.
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Deval Patrick Makes a Late Bid in 2020 Presidential Campaign23h Deval Patrick Makes a Late Bid in 2020 Presidential Campaign
Mr. Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, entered the Democratic primary with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses.
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Multiple Lawmakers Under Investigation Over Ethical Misconduct23h Multiple Lawmakers Under Investigation Over Ethical Misconduct
The Justice Department is now reviewing one case, over whether Representative Ross Spano had violated campaign finance laws.
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With Bare-Bones Campaign, Deval Patrick Makes a Bid for 202023h Updated With Bare-Bones Campaign, Deval Patrick Makes a Bid for 2020
Mr. Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, entered the Democratic primary with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses.
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Republican National Committee to Hold Meeting at Trump Doral Resort24h Updated Republican National Committee to Hold Meeting at Trump Doral Resort
The party confirmed that its winter gathering would take place at the Florida hotel, continuing a pattern of its giving business to the president’s company.
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24h Updated Lawyer says Trump budget official will testify in impeachment inquiry if subpoenaed
A career attorney for the Office of Management and Budget plans to testify behidn closed doors for the impeachment inquiry should he receive a subpoena, his attorney told CNN on Thursday.
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Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters. Experts Aren’t Impressed.24h Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters. Experts Aren’t Impressed.
Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are not.
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With Bare-Bones Campaign, Deval Patrick Makes a ‘Hail Mary’ Bid for 202024h With Bare-Bones Campaign, Deval Patrick Makes a ‘Hail Mary’ Bid for 2020
Mr. Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, entered the Democratic primary with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses.
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Trump, in 3rd Visit in a Month, Tries to Boost Republican in Louisiana Governor’s Race24h Trump, in 3rd Visit in a Month, Tries to Boost Republican in Louisiana Governor’s Race
President Trump is in Louisiana two days before the election hoping to break open a deadlocked race between the Democratic incumbent and the Republican nominee.
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24h Ethics panel announces Florida Democrat faces investigation over allegations of relationship with a staffer
The House Ethics Committee announced on Thursday that Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida is facing an investigation over allegations of a relationship with one of his staffers.
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Deval Patrick Joins 2020 Presidential Race: ‘We Will Build as We Climb’25h Updated Deval Patrick Joins 2020 Presidential Race: ‘We Will Build as We Climb’
Mr. Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, entered the Democratic primary with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses.
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25h 4 things to know as former US ambassador to Ukraine steps into the impeachment spotlight
The next round of public impeachment hearings is scheduled for Friday, with former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch preparing to take center stage.
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25h Updated Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for tax returns
President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to block a Manhattan grand jury subpoena for copies of his financial records and tax returns, teeing up a test of Trump's expansive claims of immunity.
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Whistle-Blower’s Purported Name Keeps Evading Facebook and YouTube Defenses25h Updated Whistle-Blower’s Purported Name Keeps Evading Facebook and YouTube Defenses
The sites said they would delete posts that include the purported name of the Ukraine whistle-blower. But the name keeps reappearing.
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25h Democratic leaders eye US-Mexico-Canada trade vote before the year ends
House Democrats look increasingly likely to approve President Donald Trump's revised North American Free Trade Agreement before the end of the year, even as Capitol Hill is consumed with contentious impeachment proceedings.
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Trump Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Tax Returns25h Updated Trump Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Tax Returns
A fight over a Manhattan grand jury subpoena could yield a major decision on presidential power.
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25h Updated Trump hikes price tag for US forces in Korea almost 500% as Seoul questions alliance
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper landed in South Korea on Thursday to navigate renewed threats from an "enraged" North Korea and newly heightened strain in the alliance with Seoul that congressional aides, lawmakers and Korea experts say has been caused by President Donald Trump.
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Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters, but Experts Have Doubts26h Updated Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters, but Experts Have Doubts
Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are not.
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26h Updated Trump asked the Pentagon to explore trench on the border, Pentagon advised against it
The Pentagon pushed back against President Donald Trump's request to construct a trench along the US-Mexico border to stop illegal border crossings, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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27h Updated How to Build a 2020 Campaign in Less Than 90 Days: Deval Patrick Edition
Mr. Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, announced on Thursday his intention to run for president a mere three months before the Iowa caucuses. Here’s what he needs to do next.
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27h Updated General election 2019: Farage says Brexit Party candidates offered jobs to quit
The Conservative Party has denied offering Brexit Party candidates jobs or peerages to stand down.
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27h Diplomat who overheard bombshell call between Trump and Sondland set to testify
A US diplomat who overheard President Donald Trump ask the US Ambassador to the EU about the status of "investigations" during a cellphone conversation in a Kiev restaurant is set to appear before the House impeachment inquiry behind closed doors on Friday.
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27h Updated RNC to host annual meeting at Trump National Doral
The Republican National Committee will hold their annual winter meeting at President Donald Trump's National Doral Miami resort in Florida, CNN has learned.
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27h The Point: The thing you have to remember about the April Trump-Zelensky call
At some point in the next 24(ish) hours, President Donald Trump is expected to release a rough transcript of an April telephone conversation he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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28h Top Democrats privately concede major shift in public opinion on impeachment is unlikely
House Democrats are publicly holding out hope that historic impeachment hearings will persuade a vast majority of the American public that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors — but privately many acknowledge that it's unlikely to happen.
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28h Updated Bill Clinton says Trump can work with Democrats during impeachment probe -- especially on guns
Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday said the House Democrats' impeachment probe should not prevent President Donald Trump from working with Democrats on issues such as gun control.
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28h Updated Trump appears poised to release transcripts after lengthy internal debate
President Donald Trump appears poised to make good on his vow to release a transcript of his first phone call with the Ukrainian President after a month-and-a-half-long debate among aides over the wisdom of making another conversation public.
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Bloomberg’s Team Calls His Crude Remarks on Women ‘Wrong’28h Updated Bloomberg’s Team Calls His Crude Remarks on Women ‘Wrong’
As Michael Bloomberg prepares a presidential run, his history of crude remarks is likely to draw scrutiny. His team said some were “disrespectful.”
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29h Jon Huntsman announces bid for Utah governor
Jon Huntsman on Thursday announced his bid for a third term as Utah's governor, saying it was "time to give back to our home state again."
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Labour promises free broadband if party wins election29h Labour promises free broadband if party wins election
Every household will be offered free broadband if Labour win the election, they have said.
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29h Neither party has unified behind a Senate impeachment trial strategy
The US Senate does not currently have a timeline set for a potential impeachment trial should the House send one their way, senators and aides have made clear to CNN in recent days, making apparent that neither party -- from the leadership level all the way down -- has coalesced around a specific strategy.
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State Dept. Career Employee Was Targeted as ‘Loyalist’ to Democrats, Inquiry Shows29h Updated State Dept. Career Employee Was Targeted as ‘Loyalist’ to Democrats, Inquiry Shows
An internal investigation detailed a smear campaign against a career employee after an article in conservative media questioned why she was working on Iran policy.
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29h General election 2019: Johnson will seek to reduce unskilled migration
The party says it will not set "arbitrary" targets but will aim to reduce immigration if it wins the election.
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29h Updated Apprehensions at the US-Mexico border continue to decline
Customs and Border Protection apprehended more than 42,000 migrants at the southern border in October, continuing a downward trend in arrests after record highs earlier this year, acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan announced Thursday.
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30h Controversial Trump judicial pick Steven Menashi confirmed 51-41
The Senate has confirmed controversial judicial nominee Steven Menashi, a lawyer in the White House counsel's office, to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 51-41.
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As Talks With Putin Loom, Ukraine Looks in Vain for U.S. Help30h Updated As Talks With Putin Loom, Ukraine Looks in Vain for U.S. Help
Kiev wants Western support as it seeks to end its conflict with Russia. But amid the impeachment drama, Washington, its staunchest backer, is increasingly out of the picture.
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30h EU starts proceedings against the UK for not nominating Commissioner
The EU Commission argues the UK is breaching its rules by not putting forward a name for its new team.
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31h Updated Deval Patrick announces presidential campaign
Deval Patrick officially announced a late-entry 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday, thrusting the former Massachusetts governor into an already crowded field of Democratic candidates less than three months before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.
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31h Updated State Department watchdog finds Trump appointees smeared career employee
High-ranking Trump administration political appointees within the State Department improperly retaliated against a career civil servant, according to a long-anticipated report by the department's watchdog released Thursday.
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31h Voters debate what impeachment hearing means for Trump
CNN's Evan McMorris-Santoro watched the first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump with voters in the swing-state Wisconsin.
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Invoking the Constitution, Pelosi Points to Possible Bribery Charge31h Invoking the Constitution, Pelosi Points to Possible Bribery Charge
The day after the first public impeachment hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi used the word “bribery,” mentioned in the Constitution’s impeachment clause, to describe President Trump’s conduct.
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Erdogan Hands ‘Tough Guy’ Letter Back to Trump31h Updated Erdogan Hands ‘Tough Guy’ Letter Back to Trump
The Turkish leader, who is visiting Washington, said he had returned the president’s message over a military incursion into Syria.
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Farage: No 10 offered Brexit Party candidates jobs to stand down32h Farage: No 10 offered Brexit Party candidates jobs to stand down
Downing Street rang Brexit Party candidates and offered them jobs in a bid to get them to stand down, Nigel Farage has claimed.
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ISIS Suspect Trapped at Turkish-Greek Border Is to Be Deported to U.S.32h Updated ISIS Suspect Trapped at Turkish-Greek Border Is to Be Deported to U.S.
Turkey said it had received assurances from Washington that the American would not be refused entry.
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Deval Patrick Joins the 2020 Race: ‘This Won’t Be Easy, and It Shouldn’t Be’32h Updated Deval Patrick Joins the 2020 Race: ‘This Won’t Be Easy, and It Shouldn’t Be’
Mr. Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, entered the Democratic primary with less than three months to go before the Iowa caucuses.
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Wait, How Do You Pronounce Kiev?32h Updated Wait, How Do You Pronounce Kiev?
The pronunciations heard during Wednesday’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee left some spectators scratching their heads. We asked two experts.
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32h In full: Corbyn challenged over Labour immigration policy
Laura Kuenssberg's full interview with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn focusing on Labour's immigration policy.
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EU legal case against UK over failure to name commissioner32h EU legal case against UK over failure to name commissioner
EU officials have launched a legal case against the UK for failing to name a new commissioner.
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33h CNN and The Des Moines Register to release 2020 Iowa caucus poll Saturday
CNN and The Des Moines Register will release their fifth Iowa poll on Saturday, providing a look as to where 2020 presidential candidates stand in the crucial early voting state less than three months ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
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33h With a focus on Ukraine, Trump made 67 false claims last week
President Donald Trump made 67 false claims last week, 27 of them related to Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
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North Korea Says U.S. Sought More Talks, but Calls It a ‘Trick’33h North Korea Says U.S. Sought More Talks, but Calls It a ‘Trick’
The top North Korean envoy to the negotiations with Washington said he was not interested unless the United States was ready to make substantial concessions.
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Elizabeth Warren Hits Back at Billionaires in New Ad for Wealth Tax33h Updated Elizabeth Warren Hits Back at Billionaires in New Ad for Wealth Tax
The ad is the latest volley in a back-and-forth with billionaires unhappy about her candidacy. Her campaign is embracing the fight.
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33h The Point: The Democratic field is a mess with Iowa just 81 days away
There are two races happening at the moment in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest.
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33h Michael Bloomberg to skip New Hampshire primary
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not file for the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, a senior Bloomberg adviser confirmed to CNN on Thursday, following a plan to skip contests in early states should he decide to officially launch a 2020 bid.
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33h General election 2019: Sturgeon ridicules Corbyn over indyref2 stance
Nicola Sturgeon has joked Jeremy Corbyn will end up demanding another indyref after further timing confusion.
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34h General Election 2019: Corbyn confronted over Scottish independence
Labour leader interrupted in Dundee by former SNP activist asking about the "will of the Scottish people".
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34h Updated Appeals court hands Trump another loss, saying Congress can seek his tax returns
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has denied for the second time President Donald Trump's attempt to stop an accounting firm from turning over his financial documents to the House.
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34h Updated General election 2019: How political parties choose election candidates
More than 70 current MPs will not stand in the elections, so who replaces them?
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34h Updated New revelations from first public hearings paint damning portrait of Trump
Dramatic new disclosures on Day 1 of the House impeachment hearings painted an incriminating picture of Donald Trump as a President instinctively willing to sacrifice America's interests for his own.
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34h Updated Trump DC hotel sales pitch boasts of millions to be made from foreign governments
In its effort to sell off the lease to the Trump International Hotel in Washington the Trump Organization has put together a glossy investor brochure complete with pictures showcasing the hotel's grandiose architecture, its central location and its spa's Himalayan salt chamber.
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Michael Bloomberg Has a History of Demeaning Comments About Women35h Updated Michael Bloomberg Has a History of Demeaning Comments About Women
As he prepares a presidential run, Mr. Bloomberg’s crude remarks are likely to draw scrutiny. His team issued a statement saying that some of them were “disrespectful and wrong.”
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Before Joining White House, Stephen Miller Pushed White Nationalist Theories35h Before Joining White House, Stephen Miller Pushed White Nationalist Theories
A report by the Southern Poverty Law Center seeks to illustrate how Mr. Miller brought anti-immigrant beliefs to the White House and turned them into policy.
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Deval Patrick Will Enter 2020 Presidential Race on Thursday36h Updated Deval Patrick Will Enter 2020 Presidential Race on Thursday
Mr. Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts, called several leading Democrats and allies to say that he would announce his bid for the White House.
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Where Does Deval Patrick Stand on the Issues?36h Updated Where Does Deval Patrick Stand on the Issues?
Mr. Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts is considering entering the 2020 Democratic primary. Here’s a look at his life and his record.
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It May Be a Good Idea for Democratic Front-Runners Not to Look Back36h Updated It May Be a Good Idea for Democratic Front-Runners Not to Look Back
Buttigieg and Sanders seem well positioned to gain by exploiting the vulnerabilities of Biden and Warren.
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36h Updated Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level
Record numbers in England are on hospital waiting lists, while A&E delays highest since target introduced.
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36h Updated Public impeachment hearing paints damning portrait of Trump
Dramatic new disclosures on Day 1 of the House impeachment hearings painted an incriminating picture of Donald Trump as a President instinctively willing to sacrifice America's interests for his own.
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36h General election 2019: Stourbridge resignation over Islamophobia claims
A Conservative association deputy chairman resigns over what he believes are Islamophobia issues within the party.
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What We Learned From the First Day of Public Impeachment Hearings38h Updated What We Learned From the First Day of Public Impeachment Hearings
Two witnesses testified about President Trump’s involvement in a pressure campaign to have Ukraine investigate the president’s political rivals.
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Key Moments From the First Public Impeachment Hearing38h Updated Key Moments From the First Public Impeachment Hearing
Witnesses testified that President Trump pressured a foreign power to help him win re-election during historic hearings that previewed an intensely partisan battle.
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Impeachment Hearings Open With Revelation on Trump’s Ukraine Pressure38h Updated Impeachment Hearings Open With Revelation on Trump’s Ukraine Pressure
As public hearings began, William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, said he was told President Trump cared more about investigating Joe Biden than he did about Ukraine.
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Behind a Star Witness, Democrats Take Their Impeachment Case to the Public38h Updated Behind a Star Witness, Democrats Take Their Impeachment Case to the Public
Their goal is to transform what might seem like an abstract debate over foreign policy into high crimes and misdemeanors in the public mind as Republicans argue there is no case for impeachment.
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On Capitol Hill, Old-School Washington Keeps Circus at Bay38h Updated On Capitol Hill, Old-School Washington Keeps Circus at Bay
Seriousness itself stood trial as two diplomats, in defiance of the White House, testified on the first day of an impeachment spectacle.
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39h After one day of TV hearings, the impeachment battle lines remain the same
Thirty-eight minutes into his opening statement during Wednesday's impeachment hearing, Amb. Bill Taylor, the career foreign service officer and top US diplomat to Ukraine, paused, took a drink of water, and delivered the day's biggest bombshell.
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Corbyn heckled over second Scottish independence vote39h Corbyn heckled over second Scottish independence vote
Jeremy Corbyn has been heckled on the campaign trail in Scotland by a supporter of a second independence referendum.
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40h A&E waiting times hit worst-ever level
One in six patients spent longer than four hours in A&E during October.
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44h What the first public impeachment hearing tells us about the path forward
The first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday lived up to the hype, and the daylong affair gave both parties plenty to chew on as the inquiry moves forward.
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