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53m Top Pentagon official for policy expected to depart administration
The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.
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Michael Bloomberg Surges in Polls and Qualifies for 2 Democratic Debates14h Michael Bloomberg Surges in Polls and Qualifies for 2 Democratic Debates
After garnering 19 percent support in a national poll, the billionaire will be on the debate stage, where he is certain to be a target of onstage criticism.
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Michael Bloomberg Surges in Poll and Qualifies for Democratic Debate in Las Vegas15h Updated Michael Bloomberg Surges in Poll and Qualifies for Democratic Debate in Las Vegas
After garnering 19 percent support in a national poll, the billionaire will be on the debate stage, where he is certain to be a target of onstage criticism.
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Reality Winner, Imprisoned for Leaking Russian Hacking Report, Seeks Clemency15h Reality Winner, Imprisoned for Leaking Russian Hacking Report, Seeks Clemency
The Air Force veteran is serving more than five years in prison for sending a classified report to a news website while she was working as a National Security Agency contractor.
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17h Updated Intel lawyer who initially blocked Ukraine whistleblower complaint from Congress set to resign
The top intelligence community lawyer whose initial decision to block the Ukraine whistleblower complaint from reaching Congress helped set off the House impeachment inquiry, will resign from his post, a spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirms to CNN.
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Trump Pardons Former 49ers Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.19h Trump Pardons Former 49ers Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.
Mr. DeBartolo pleaded guilty to a felony in 1998 for not reporting an extortion scheme by a Louisiana politician and later surrendered control of his National Football League team.
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24h Updated Bolton jabs Trump but avoids Ukraine as book battle rages on
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton on Monday needled his former boss over foreign policy but -- remarkably -- largely avoided the Ukraine scandal in favor of issuing a plea that the White House allows his book to be released as-is.
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Biden, Seeking Revival, Is Counting on at Least Second Place in Nevada 17 Feb 10:38pm Updated Biden, Seeking Revival, Is Counting on at Least Second Place in Nevada
Joe Biden’s first two finishes sent his national poll numbers plummeting and put his donors on edge. He wants Nevada to begin his comeback, not accelerate his plunge.
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Bolton Hints at Further Revelations if He Overcomes White House ‘Censorship’ 17 Feb 10:35pm Updated Bolton Hints at Further Revelations if He Overcomes White House ‘Censorship’
In his first public appearance since the impeachment trial, the president’s former national security adviser said he was fighting efforts to suppress his unpublished book.
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16 Feb 7:10pm Updated Trump Effort to Keep U.S. Tech Out of China Alarms American Firms
The administration wants to protect national security by restricting the flow of technology to China. But technology companies worry it could undermine them instead.
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15 Feb 10:05pm A struggling Warren spends 30 minutes on the press bus
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren hopped on her press bus in Las Vegas Saturday, the national reporters who had covered her for months were nowhere to be seen. Instead, there were just five network embeds -- a sign of how much her political stature has suddenly fallen after a disappointing showing in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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14 Feb 5:27pm Updated Contract for Iowa caucus app underscores DNC focus on security
The contract between the Iowa Democratic Party and the company tasked with designing the app that sits at the center of the caucus meltdown on the opening night of the presidential nominating process underscores how deeply involved the Democratic National Committee was in ensuring the online tool was secure.
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14 Feb 1:05pm Chinese national sentenced to 6 months in prison for resisting an officer at Mar-a-Lago
A Chinese woman who was acquitted of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort was sentenced to six months in prison for resisting an officer during the incident in December.
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13 Feb 9:26pm Updated Bolton defends ex-rival John Kelly after former chief of staff criticizes Trump
Former national security adviser John Bolton defended his ex-colleague, former White House chief of staff John Kelly, after President Donald Trump belittled Kelly for comments backing an impeachment witness.
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13 Feb 4:11pm Updated The Point: Some House Democrats are starting to get very nervous about Bernie Sanders
Following Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, some of the most vulnerable House Democrats are expressing significant unease at the prospect of sharing a national ticket with an avowed democratic socialist.
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13 Feb 2:21pm White House extends national emergency on the southern border
President Donald Trump will extend his national emergency on the US-Mexico border for another year, according to a notice submitted to the Federal Register on Thursday.
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13 Feb 12:32pm Updated RNC and Trump raised $60 million in January and have more than $200M cash on hand
President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee jointly raised more than $60 million in January, setting the groups up with more than $200 million in cash on hand heading into the general election.
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Do You Feel That You Don’t Fit in Politically? We Want to Hear From You 13 Feb 5:01am Do You Feel That You Don’t Fit in Politically? We Want to Hear From You
A national reporter is interested in doing more coverage of voters who feel they don’t fit in politically.
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12 Feb 8:17pm Updated Virginia House passes bill to give electoral votes to popular vote winner
Virginia's House of Delegates passed a bill on Tuesday that would award the state's electoral votes to the national winner of the presidential popular vote.
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Troy Price, Iowa Democratic Party Leader, Resigns Over Caucus Debacle 12 Feb 6:52pm Updated Troy Price, Iowa Democratic Party Leader, Resigns Over Caucus Debacle
Mr. Price announced he was stepping down after overseeing the chaotic Iowa caucuses that embarrassed the state and national party.
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12 Feb 2:27pm Updated Jury finds Chinese national not guilty of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago
A Florida jury found a Chinese woman not guilty of trespassing on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property after she was charged there in December, but the panel on Wednesday convicted her of resisting an officer during the incident.
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Trump Adviser Pushes Utah Congressman for Top Intelligence Post 11 Feb 7:48pm Trump Adviser Pushes Utah Congressman for Top Intelligence Post
The acting director of national intelligence is required by law to step down by next month, forcing the Trump administration to make a decision on the job.
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11 Feb 5:11pm White House budget office tried to hide concerns over withholding of Ukraine aid, national security site reports
The Office of Management and Budget was fully aware about concerns flagged by numerous officials at the Pentagon about President Donald Trump's decision to withhold aid from Ukraine and attempted to hide their concerns and mislead the Government Accountability Office about the circumstances surrounding the freeze, according to new emails obtained by Just Security.
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11 Feb 12:47pm White House budget office attempted to hide concerns over withholding of Ukraine aid, national security site reports
The Office of Management and Budget was fully aware about concerns flagged by numerous officials at the Pentagon about President Donald Trump's decision to withhold aid from Ukraine and attempted to hide their concerns and mislead the Government Accountability Office about the circumstances surrounding the freeze, according to new emails obtained by Just Security.
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11 Feb 7:57am Updated Border wall construction blasts are threatening sacred burial grounds, this congressman says
Construction crews blowing up parts of a national monument to make way for the border wall could be on the verge of destroying sacred burial sites, an Arizona congressman who represents the area told CNN.
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10 Feb 4:59pm Updated Sanders leads national primary race, new poll shows
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tops the Democratic primary race, according to a new Quinnipiac national poll released on Monday.
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9 Feb 10:48pm Updated Buttigieg leads in delegate count after Iowa review
The Iowa Democratic Party has released updated vote numbers and a new national delegate estimate after completing their review of 95 precincts which campaigns had flagged as potentially inaccurate.
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8 Feb 10:02pm Trump says Pete Rose deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Pete Rose, major league baseball's all-time hits leader, should be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday.
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8 Feb 4:42pm Major cuts to National Security Council staff expected as soon as next week, sources say
National security adviser Robert O'Brien is expected to make major cuts to the National Security Council staff as early as next week, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Trump Defends Firing Alexander Vindman 8 Feb 3:26pm Trump Defends Firing Alexander Vindman
The president assailed Lt. Col. Vindman, the impeachment witness who was fired on Friday from the National Security Council staff and marched by security officers out of the White House.
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8 Feb 2:31pm Updated Trump defends firing of key impeachment witness Vindman
President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council.
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7 Feb 8:31pm Updated Two major impeachment witnesses — Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland — fired by Trump
Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, was pushed out of his role Friday months earlier than expected, according to a statement from his attorney. Vindman was not slated to leave until July, but had been telling colleagues in recent weeks he would likely leave soon. It was not his decision to leave, however, according to one person familiar with the situation.
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7 Feb 7:08pm Two major impeachment witnesses -- Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland -- fired by Trump
Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, was pushed out of his role Friday months earlier than expected, according to a statement from his attorney. Vindman was not slated to leave until July, but had been telling colleagues in recent weeks he would likely leave soon. It was not his decision to leave, however, according to one person familiar with the situation.
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7 Feb 6:53pm Updated Key impeachment witness Vindman fired from White House job
Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, was pushed out of his role Friday months earlier than expected, according to a statement from his attorney. Vindman was not slated to leave until July, but had been telling colleagues in recent weeks he would likely leave soon. It was not his decision to leave, however, according to one person familiar with the situation.
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House Approves Puerto Rico Aid Package, but a Path Forward Is Murky 7 Feb 4:35pm House Approves Puerto Rico Aid Package, but a Path Forward Is Murky
The commonwealth has been battered by national disasters and human error, but Republicans have resisted sending the island more money.
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7 Feb 3:50pm Key impeachment witnesVindman fired from White House job
Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, was pushed out of his role Friday months earlier than expected, according to a statement from his attorney. Vindman was not slated to leave until July, but had been telling colleagues in recent weeks he would likely leave soon. It was not his decision to leave, however, according to one person familiar with the situation.
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7 Feb 9:35am The Point: The best (and the worst) of the Iowa caucuses
The 2020 Democratic presidential race kicked off officially on Monday night, with voters in more than 1,700 caucus sites across Iowa choosing among a slew of candidates all vying for the chance to face President Donald Trump in November. And it still isn't over, with 100% of precincts reporting but no call in the race, and with Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez calling for a full recanvass of the vote.
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7 Feb 8:04am Updated Key impeachment witness Alexander Vindman expects to leave White House post in coming weeks, source says
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, has told colleagues he expects to leave the White House's National Security Council in the coming weeks to return to the Defense Department, a source tells CNN.
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6 Feb 8:31pm Updated DNC chair calls for a recanvass in Iowa as chaos ensues
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez called for a recanvass of all results in Iowa on Thursday, as the state's Democratic Party continues to struggle to verify the data from Monday night's caucuses.
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What Would a ‘Recanvass’ in Iowa Look Like? 6 Feb 3:26pm Updated What Would a ‘Recanvass’ in Iowa Look Like?
Here’s what would probably happen if the Iowa Democrats bowed to the demand by the Democratic National Committee’s chairman to double-check the results from the caucuses.
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Trump, at National Prayer Breakfast, Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes 6 Feb 2:52pm Updated Trump, at National Prayer Breakfast, Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes
The president denounced the “corrupt people” who pushed for his impeachment. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president seemed “a little sedated” during his State of the Union address.
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China’s Dominance of 5G Networks Puts U.S. Economic Future at Stake, Barr Warns 6 Feb 1:11pm China’s Dominance of 5G Networks Puts U.S. Economic Future at Stake, Barr Warns
The attorney general said Chinese companies were winning the fight for the next generation of telecom networks, posing both an economic and national security threat.
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6 Feb 11:49am Updated Trump slams Democrats and Romney at prayer breakfast as Pelosi looks on
President Donald Trump began his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast by taking veiled shots at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was on the stage with him as he spoke, and Sen. Mitt Romney, the morning after the GOP-controlled Senate acquitted him.
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At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes 6 Feb 10:45am Updated At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes
The president used a traditionally bipartisan affair to denounce the “very dishonest and corrupt people” who he said were trying to destroy him and the country.
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6 Feb 6:33am Updated RNC chairwoman disagrees with her uncle Mitt Romney on impeachment vote
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel disagreed with her uncle, Sen. Mitt Romney, following his decision on Wednesday to break ranks and vote to convict President Donald Trump on one of the articles of impeachment.
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5 Feb 6:01pm US to start negotiating with Russia on nuclear arms control soon
The Trump administration will soon start nuclear negotiations with Russia, US national security adviser Robert O'Brien said Wednesday, speaking exactly one year before the last remaining US nuclear arms pact with Moscow is set to expire.
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Iowans contemplate losing their spot at the front of the calendar. 5 Feb 8:53am Iowans contemplate losing their spot at the front of the calendar.
National Democrats are calling for a calendar change, and state party officials are grimly contemplating the end of a four-decade run in the spotlight.
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4 Feb 8:16pm Trump trashes Bolton and 2020 Democrats during off-the-record lunch
President Donald Trump trashed former national security adviser John Bolton and handicapped the 2020 Democratic primary race as part of a wide-ranging off-the-record lunch with anchors from major news networks on Tuesday ahead of his State of the Union address, multiple sources have told CNN.
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Is 2020 the Last Year That Iowa Will Go First? 4 Feb 7:51pm Updated Is 2020 the Last Year That Iowa Will Go First?
National Democrats call for a calendar change, and state party officials grimly are contemplating the end of a four-decade run in the spotlight.
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Democrats Turn to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan for Trump State of the Union Response 4 Feb 7:35pm Democrats Turn to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan for Trump State of the Union Response
Ms. Whitmer won in a state the president carried by focusing on roads, schools and political pragmatism. She will face a national audience in her response to the State of the Union.
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Who Is Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, the Democrats’ Answer to Trump? 4 Feb 6:49pm Who Is Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, the Democrats’ Answer to Trump?
Ms. Whitmer won in a state the president carried by focusing on roads, schools and political pragmatism. She will face a national audience in her response to the State of the Union.
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Everyone Kept Saying Politics Was Broken. Well? 4 Feb 6:17pm Everyone Kept Saying Politics Was Broken. Well?
“It’s hard to look at Washington or look at Iowa and think that our national politics is working.”
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Trump Revels in Democratic Dysfunction 4 Feb 9:57am Trump Revels in Democratic Dysfunction
The president mocked a breakdown during the Iowa caucuses, but he came under criticism himself for not showing full respect during the national anthem before the Super Bowl.
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3 Feb 5:17pm Trial date is set for Lev Parnas.
Mr. Parnas has spent recent weeks trying to be heard in the national impeachment debate.
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PM drafts in David Attenborough to promote petrol and diesel car ban 3 Feb 4:37pm PM drafts in David Attenborough to promote petrol and diesel car ban
Boris Johnson is being joined by "national treasure" Sir David Attenborough as he attempts to boost his green credentials by speeding up a ban on petrol and diesel cars.
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Can Democrats Beat Trump in Iowa in November? 3 Feb 7:00am Updated Can Democrats Beat Trump in Iowa in November?
Iowa voted strongly for Barack Obama twice and for Donald Trump by nine points in 2016. It could be a national barometer again in November.
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1 Feb 4:01pm Democrats criticize D.N.C. change to debate rules.
Several candidates accused the Democratic National Committee of changing its qualification criteria to benefit Michael Bloomberg, who is not competing in the first four states.
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31 Jan 6:33pm Updated Democrats drop donor threshold for Nevada debate, opening door to Bloomberg
The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that there will be no donor threshold for its upcoming Nevada debate, opening the door for former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to qualify for his first contest.
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D.N.C. Rules Change for Nevada Debate Could Open Door for Bloomberg 31 Jan 6:17pm Updated D.N.C. Rules Change for Nevada Debate Could Open Door for Bloomberg
In a major shift, the Democratic National Committee will eliminate the requirement that candidates to show evidence of grass-roots support.
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Trump Told Bolton to Help His Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Book Says 31 Jan 5:36pm Updated Trump Told Bolton to Help His Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Book Says
The president asked his national security adviser last spring in front of other senior advisers to pave the way for a meeting between Rudolph Giuliani and Ukraine’s new leader.
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D.N.C. Rules Change for Nevada Debate May Enable Bloomberg to Participate 31 Jan 4:00pm Updated D.N.C. Rules Change for Nevada Debate May Enable Bloomberg to Participate
The Democratic National Committee will eliminate the requirement that candidates to show evidence of grass-roots support.
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31 Jan 2:17pm Updated NYT: Bolton book maunscript says Trump directed him to help with Ukraine pressure campaign in early May
President Donald Trump directed his former national security adviser John Bolton to help with his pressure campaign in Ukraine to dig up dirt on Democrats in early May last year, according to a draft manuscript by Bolton reported on by The New York Times.
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31 Jan 9:21am Updated Analysis: Impeachment trial to end but its aftershocks will rock America
America's latest "national nightmare" will not end when Republicans vote to acquit President Donald Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors, possibly as early as Friday.
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31 Jan 9:00am Analysis: Republicans prove they refuse to defy Trump under almost any circumstance
Republican hopes of blocking former national security adviser John Bolton's impeachment testimony highlight the Trump-era GOP's defining characteristic: its refusal to defy the President under almost any circumstances.
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30 Jan 11:30pm Updated Senate impeachment trial: Lamar Alexander is a no on witness vote
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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30 Jan 10:38pm Updated Impeachment trial: Key senator speaks up and Schiff pitches one-week deposition schedule
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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30 Jan 7:28pm Updated Senate impeachment trial: Senators asking final questions ahead of key witness vote
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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30 Jan 4:23pm Carter Page sues Democratic National Committee and law firm for defamation
The former Trump campaign adviser whose ties to Russia were at the heart of the investigation into that country's interference in the 2016 US election is suing the Democratic National Committee and a prominent law firm that had dug up some of the allegations against him.
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30 Jan 1:54pm Updated Senate impeachment trial: Question session to wrap ahead of key witness vote
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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Bloomberg’s $11 Million Super Bowl Ad: Gun Violence and a Grieving Mother 30 Jan 12:33pm Updated Bloomberg’s $11 Million Super Bowl Ad: Gun Violence and a Grieving Mother
Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is airing a 60-second ad during the game that will promote his record on gun control to a huge national audience.
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30 Jan 12:32pm Senate impeachment trial: Question session to wrap Thursday ahead of key witness vote
Senators have one more chance to shape the views of their undecided colleagues before they vote to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and whether witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton will testify.
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30 Jan 10:54am Updated They grew up miles from the White House but went to Iowa to be heard
The students were bubbling with energy when they gathered at Ronald Reagan National Airport on their way to Des Moines, Iowa.
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29 Jan 9:06pm Updated Alan Dershowitz argues presidential quid pro quos aimed at reelection are not impeachable
A member of President Donald Trump's legal team argued on the Senate floor Wednesday that a politician trying to win reelection is acting in the national interest, and therefore a quid pro quo aimed at boosting reelection chances cannot be impeachable.
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29 Jan 8:34pm Updated White House has issued formal threat to Bolton to keep him from publishing book
The White House has issued a formal threat to former national security adviser John Bolton to keep him from publishing his book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir," sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
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29 Jan 3:12pm House Foreign Affairs chairman reveals he spoke with Bolton about Yovanovitch ouster
House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel revealed publicly for the first time on Wednesday that he spoke with former national security adviser John Bolton in September about the ouster of former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
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29 Jan 3:01pm Anything a president does to stay in power is in the national interest, Dershowitz argues.
Alan Dershowitz told the Senate a “quid pro quo” to help the president’s re-election is by definition in the national interest.
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29 Jan 10:56am Updated Trump says Bolton ‘begged’ him for a job.
The president wrote on Twitter that his former national security adviser was fired was fired because “frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now.”
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29 Jan 9:54am Trump slams Bolton as Senate considers calling him as a witness
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tore into his former national security adviser John Bolton, whose explosive allegation in the Ukraine scandal has opened the door for GOP support of potential witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial.
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Bolton Book Puts New Focus on Trump’s Actions in Turkey and China Cases 28 Jan 7:47pm Updated Bolton Book Puts New Focus on Trump’s Actions in Turkey and China Cases
Interventions in Justice Department proceedings draw scrutiny after the former national security adviser raised concerns about the president’s embrace of authoritarian leaders.
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Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says 28 Jan 6:47pm Updated Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says
The former national security adviser shared his unease with the attorney general, who cited his own worries about the president’s conversations with the leaders of Turkey and China.
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28 Jan 6:02pm Poll: 75% voters want witnesses for Senate impeachment trial
Three-quarters of registered voters think witnesses should be allowed to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, which has reached a crucial inflection point, a new national poll from Quinnipiac University finds.
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28 Jan 11:38am Trump sees witnesses as increasingly likely.
After the assertions from his national security adviser, the president appeared resigned to the possibility of witnesses, peopel close to him said.
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Bolton Revelations Anger Republicans, Fueling Push for Impeachment Witnesses 28 Jan 11:16am Updated Bolton Revelations Anger Republicans, Fueling Push for Impeachment Witnesses
The former national security adviser’s account threatened to derail Republican hopes of bringing President Trump’s impeachment trial to a quick close with his acquittal.
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28 Jan 7:33am 8 things you might have missed in the final days before the Iowa caucuses
Nine days from the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates are fighting bad winter weather and the headwinds of an impeachment trial that's dominating national headlines and latching the senators in the race to Washington instead of the campaign trail.
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28 Jan 5:20am Updated New York Times: Bolton wrote he was concerned Trump was granting favors to autocratic leaders
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton claims to have privately told Attorney General William Barr last year that he was concerned the President was granting favors to the autocratic leaders of China and Turkey, The New York Times reported Monday, citing multiple people's descriptions of an unpublished draft manuscript by Bolton.
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27 Jan 10:29pm Updated What would happen if the Senate subpoenas John Bolton?
That scenario, of course, is far from a reality. Republicans have yet to agree to call the former national security adviser — or any other witness — and the trial may end without them doing so.
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Alan Dershowitz makes his case in prime time. 27 Jan 8:44pm Updated Alan Dershowitz makes his case in prime time.
After a day of somewhat monotonous legal arguments, it is no surprise that President Trump’s legal team saved its star consultant for national television.
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Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says 27 Jan 6:14pm Updated Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says
Drafts of the book outline the potential testimony of the former national security adviser if he were called as a witness in the president’s impeachment trial.
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27 Jan 5:49pm Bolton manuscript revelations thrust little-known White House office into spotlight
A little known part of the National Security Council has been thrust into the spotlight after details of an unpublished manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton became public late Sunday, upending the Senate impeachment trial.
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Trump Denies Telling Bolton That Ukraine’s Aid Depended on Biden Investigations 27 Jan 3:30pm Updated Trump Denies Telling Bolton That Ukraine’s Aid Depended on Biden Investigations
Hours after an article described an unpublished manuscript by his former national security adviser, President Trump rejected John Bolton’s account.
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27 Jan 12:53pm Updated Bolton revelations upend Senate impeachment trial
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser has upended the Senate impeachment trial, and new revelations from John Bolton's draft book manuscript could turn the tide on whether senators call for witnesses.
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27 Jan 12:22pm Republicans turn on Bolton as his account scrambles the impeachment trial.
Republican senators and officials attacked the former national security adviser after his manuscript leaked.
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27 Jan 11:08am Updated Fact check: Trump falsely claims House Democrats never asked John Bolton to testify
An explosive allegation concerning John Bolton has given new ammunition to Democrats' demands for the Republican-controlled Senate to call the former national security adviser to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
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27 Jan 10:18am Updated Republican senators privately complain they were blindsided by Bolton.
The revelations by the former national security adviser, which the White House has had for weeks, angered some Republicans.
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27 Jan 10:05am Updated Schiff says GOP senators must agree to Bolton testifying
Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff argued Monday that Republican senators cannot say they want "a search for the truth" in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial if they don't vote to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton.
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27 Jan 9:36am Updated Bolton bombshell undercuts Trump impeachment defense
Democrats demanding new witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial are seizing on a report that the President ordered former national security adviser John Bolton to keep military aid to Ukraine frozen in a bid to coerce political favors.
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27 Jan 9:24am The Point: It just got *a lot* harder for Republicans to vote against witnesses in the impeachment trial
The news, first reported by The New York Times Sunday night, that President Donald Trump had told national security adviser John Bolton directly to continue to withhold approved military aid to Ukraine until that country agreed to announce investigations into Democrats, and specifically former Vice President Joe Biden, is an absolute bombshell with the very real possibility of fundamentally altering the calculus for Republican senators in the ongoing impeachment trial.
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27 Jan 8:04am Updated New York Times: Bolton draft book manuscript says Trump tied Ukraine aid freeze to political investigations
President Donald Trump in August told his then-national security adviser John Bolton that he wanted to continue holding military aid to Ukraine until the country helped with investigations into Democrats -- including former Vice President Joe Biden -- the New York Times reported Sunday, citing multiple people's descriptions of an unpublished draft manuscript by Bolton.
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5 Takeaways on Trump and Ukraine From John Bolton’s Book 27 Jan 7:37am Updated 5 Takeaways on Trump and Ukraine From John Bolton’s Book
New revelations from the former White House national security adviser could complicate President Trump’s impeachment trial.
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27 Jan 6:46am Democrats pounce on Bolton report to demand testimony in Senate impeachment trial
Democrats demanding new witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial are seizing on a report that the President ordered former national security adviser John Bolton to keep military aid to Ukraine frozen in a bid to coerce political favors.
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27 Jan 12:54am Updated GOP prospects of defeating witness vote uncertain after New York Times Bolton report
An explosive New York Times report detailing an unpublished draft manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton has added new uncertainty to this week's crucial vote to determine whether the Senate should subpoena witnesses and documents in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, several GOP sources said.
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26 Jan 7:56pm NTSB sending investigative team to helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant
A team of 18 people from the National Transportation Safety Board is making its way to the scene of a helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people in California.
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26 Jan 10:11am Updated Reporter says Mike Pompeo cursed and demanded she find Ukraine on a map after interview
A reporter for National Public Radio alleged Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo screamed obscenities and demanded she prove she could find Ukraine on an unmarked map after she asked -- and Pompeo refused to answer -- whether he owed former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch an apology.
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24 Jan 2:50pm Democrats focus on the role of the lead lawyer at N.S.C.
Three National Security Council staff members reported to the lawyer, John Eisenberg, about the pressure campaign on Ukraine.
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24 Jan 9:12am Updated Republican senator attacks National Security Council aide who testified in impeachment probe
Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn spent hours attacking Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal, on Twitter Thursday, including questioning the Purple Heart recipient's patriotism.
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23 Jan 10:08pm Updated The Point: 1 in 3 GOPers think Trump did something illegal. But...
One in three Republican voters (32%) in a new Pew national poll say that Donald Trump "probably" or "definitely" did something illegal either while running for president or during his first three years in office.
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23 Jan 4:37pm The Point: Donald Trump was asked about Elon Musk. His answer was incoherent.
For the entirety of Donald Trump's presidency, I have gone through the transcript of a good number of the speeches and interviews he has given. In doing that, one thing has become crystal clear to me: He is one of the least articulate -- if not the least articulate -- politicians ever to make it onto the national stage.
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23 Jan 2:28pm Donald Trump was asked about Elon Musk. His answer was incoherent.
For the entirety of Donald Trump's presidency, I have gone through the transcript of a good number of the speeches and interviews he has given. In doing that, one thing has become crystal clear to me: He is one of the least articulate -- if not the least articulate -- politicians ever to make it onto the national stage.
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Bernie Sanders Has Narrow Lead in New National Poll 22 Jan 2:47pm Updated Bernie Sanders Has Narrow Lead in New National Poll
The survey, conducted for CNN, is the first national debate-qualifying poll showing Mr. Sanders in the lead. Joe Biden was close behind in the poll and led another.
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22 Jan 9:17am Updated CNN poll: Bernie Sanders surges to join Biden atop Democratic presidential pack
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has improved his standing in the national Democratic race for president, joining former Vice President Joe Biden in a two-person top tier above the rest of the field, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
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Senate rejects bid to subpoena Bolton for testimony. 22 Jan 1:03am Senate rejects bid to subpoena Bolton for testimony.
The former national security adviser said this month that he would comply with a Senate subpoena if he received one.
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21 Jan 10:58pm NSC official who was abruptly placed on administrative leave is temporarily replaced
Andrew Peek, the senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council, was placed on administrative leave in recent days and is being replaced, at least temporarily, after only a few months on the job due to an ongoing investigation that's been described as "security related," according to two people familiar with the situation.
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21 Jan 6:43pm Senate blocks Democrats’ bid to subpoena White House documents
The administration refused to provide the documents — including correspondence among the president and his top national security aides — during the House impeachment inquiry.
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21 Jan 5:01pm Senate blocks Democrats’ bid to subpoena documents
The administration refused to provide the documents — including correspondence among the president and his top national security aides — during the House impeachment inquiry.
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Schumer calls Republican rules for the trial ‘a national disgrace.’ 21 Jan 12:17pm Updated Schumer calls Republican rules for the trial ‘a national disgrace.’
He said he would move to mirror the rules used for President Bill Clinton as soon as the trial begins at 1 p.m.
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21 Jan 9:22am Updated The Point: How Donald Trump wins
Buried in the new CNN national poll is a single data point that may well be the key to how someone as unpopular as President Donald Trump can win a second term in November.
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20 Jan 6:23pm Updated Trump commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with memorial visit
President Donald Trump on Monday made an unscheduled, unannounced trip to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in recognition of the holiday honoring the civil rights icon.
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19 Jan 6:28pm NSC Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs placed on administrative leave
Andrew Peek, the senior director for European and Russian Affairs at the National Security Council, is now on administrative leave, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.
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19 Jan 4:47pm Updated Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a leading liberal, endorses Bernie Sanders
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president and will become his national health policy chair, the Sanders campaign confirmed Sunday.
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19 Jan 2:54pm Updated Schiff says intelligence agency is withholding Ukraine documents from Congress
Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff said Sunday that the National Security Agency is withholding from Congress documents pertaining to the "issue of Ukraine" ahead of the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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National Archives Apologizes for Altering Image of 2017 Women’s March 18 Jan 5:24pm Updated National Archives Apologizes for Altering Image of 2017 Women’s March
A photo from the march displayed at the National Archives was altered to blur signs that were critical of President Trump or might be offensive, officials said.
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17 Jan 12:56pm Updated Trump gives LSU football team a championship welcome
President Donald Trump held a ceremony on Friday at the White House for the Louisiana State University football team to celebrate their recent national championship game win.
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16 Jan 5:42pm Trump administration updates public school prayer guidance on National Religious Freedom Day
The Trump administration on Thursday announced it is updating federal guidance for prayer in public schools and other initiatives aimed at protecting religious freedom, which administration officials said are aimed at reducing discrimination against people and groups of faith.
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16 Jan 2:22pm The Point: Ranking the Top 5 Democrats in the 2020 race
You can pore over every national and early state poll. You can interview dozens of voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. You can talk to all the campaigns about their detailed voter ID and turnout efforts.
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Warren Told Sanders After Debate, ‘I Think You Called Me a Liar on National TV’ 16 Jan 11:05am Updated Warren Told Sanders After Debate, ‘I Think You Called Me a Liar on National TV’
“You called me a liar,” Bernie Sanders responded, as the candidates’ sudden clash injected new uncertainty into the Democratic presidential race.
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15 Jan 6:35pm Analysis: Exhibit 9,172 that global warming is an urgent threat
Not only did 2019 barely miss out on being the hottest year ever recorded on planet Earth, but it brought to a close the hottest decade ever, according to statistics provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday.
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15 Jan 12:38pm Updated White House accused Pelosi of lying for describing the impeachment inquiry as ‘vital to national security.’
Stephanie Grisham, the president’s press secretary, echoed past statements from President Trump and the White House.
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15 Jan 11:55am John Bolton will speak in his book, if not at the Senate trial.
The former national security adviser plans to describe what he saw regarding the Ukraine matter.
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15 Jan 11:05am White House accuses Pelosi of lying for describing the impeachment inquiry as ‘vital to national security.’
Stephanie Grisham, the president’s press secretary, echoed past statements from President Trump and the White House.
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14 Jan 10:50pm Updated Michael Flynn asks to withdraw his guilty plea
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who federal prosecutors recently said should go to jail for lying to the FBI in the early days of the Trump administration, has asked a judge to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea.
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14 Jan 3:42pm Updated Trump cheered at college football championship game
President Donald Trump was met by the resounding cheers of college football fans during Monday night's College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans, a sign of red state enthusiasm for a President facing down an impending Senate impeachment trial.
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Local New Hampshire Union Backs Bernie Sanders, Bucking National Affiliate 12 Jan 11:55pm Updated Local New Hampshire Union Backs Bernie Sanders, Bucking National Affiliate
The move by SEA/SEIU Local 1984 stood in contrast to its national affiliate’s decision so far to stay neutral in the presidential race.
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12 Jan 7:08pm White House tells North Korea they want to resume negotiations, national security adviser says
The Trump administration has reached out to North Korea to resume diplomatic negotiations after the two countries broke off talks in October, White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien told Axios.
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12 Jan 3:40pm Top Trump administration officials decline to provide evidence that Soleimani would attack 4 US embassies
Days after President Donald Trump claimed the US killed Iran's top military general because he was targeting four American embassies, two of the President's top national security officials are declining to provide evidence of the intelligence used to justify the US drone strike.
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9 Jan 4:49pm Trump stays publicly silent on Puerto Rican earthquakes but has signed emergency declaration
Puerto Rico experienced a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday and endured hundreds of subsequent tremors. And while President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the island to deal with the aftermath, he hasn't spoken or tweeted about the disaster that took place on the US territory.
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9 Jan 4:29pm Schiff throws cold water on bringing Bolton to House committee before Senate trial
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff told CNN on Thursday that his committee has no plans to hear testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton before President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, arguing there's "little to be gained" by going that route at this moment.
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9 Jan 4:02pm Updated How Pompeo convinced Trump to kill Soleimani and fulfilled a decade-long goal
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a driving force behind President Donald Trump's decision to kill a top Iranian general, sources inside and around the administration tell CNN, a high-stakes move that demonstrates Pompeo's status as the most influential national security official in the Trump administration.
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Bolton Is Willing to Testify in Trump Impeachment Trial, Raising Pressure for Witnesses 8 Jan 7:53am Updated Bolton Is Willing to Testify in Trump Impeachment Trial, Raising Pressure for Witnesses
The former national security adviser, who has complied with a White House directive not to cooperate in the inquiry, said he would testify if the Senate subpoenaed him.
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Prosecutors Ask That Michael Flynn Get Prison Time 7 Jan 5:23pm Updated Prosecutors Ask That Michael Flynn Get Prison Time
Prosecutors said Mr. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, had “chosen to reverse course” on cooperating and accepting guilt after they had previously argued for a lenient sentence.
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7 Jan 4:14pm Updated Bolton testimony announcement sent White House scrambling, sources say
Ex-national security adviser John Bolton's announcement Monday that he would be willing to testify if the Senate subpoenaed him as part of its impeachment trial sent top White House aides scrambling, multiple people familiar with the reaction told CNN.
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7 Jan 1:36pm Updated Michael Flynn should get up to 6 months in jail for lying to FBI, prosecutors say
President Donald Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn should serve up to six months in jail, prosecutors told a federal judge on Tuesday, saying Flynn has failed to accept responsibility for his actions and undermined a separate criminal case.
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6 Jan 9:23pm Senate GOP swing votes sidestep questions about Bolton testimony
A handful of key Republican senators dodged questions Monday on whether they'd support a subpoena for former White House national security adviser John Bolton to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, even as most of their GOP colleagues expressed strong resistance to calling him to come before the body.
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6 Jan 7:19pm Impeachment Briefing: What John Bolton Could Tell Us
The former national security adviser said he would be willing to testify in the Senate’s impeachment trial.
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6 Jan 6:18pm Updated John Bolton says he is prepared to testify in Senate trial if subpoenaed
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Monday he is willing to testify in the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump if Bolton is subpoenaed.
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Bolton Is Willing to Testify in Trump’s Impeachment Trial 6 Jan 3:14pm Updated Bolton Is Willing to Testify in Trump’s Impeachment Trial
The former national security adviser, who has complied with a White House directive not to cooperate in the inquiry, said he was willing to testify in the Senate trial if subpoenaed.
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6 Jan 1:05pm The Point: How John Bolton just put the squeeze on Mitch McConnell over impeachment
Former national security adviser John Bolton's surprise announcement Monday that he is willing to testify in the Senate's impeachment trial significantly raises the already massive stakes of the pending votes in the chamber as to how the trial of President Donald Trump will be conducted. And it puts even more pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he seeks to keep his 52 GOP colleagues in line as both sides prepare for the historic proceeding.
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Bolton Says He Is Willing to Testify in Impeachment Trial 6 Jan 12:25pm Bolton Says He Is Willing to Testify in Impeachment Trial
The former national security adviser, who has complied with a White House directive not to cooperate in the inquiry, said he was willing to testify in the Senate trial if subpoenaed.
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Airstrike Pushes National Security to Forefront of 2020 Race 3 Jan 11:27pm Updated Airstrike Pushes National Security to Forefront of 2020 Race
Foreign affairs have played a strictly limited role so far in the Democratic primary, but the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani could reshape the contest.
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2 Jan 5:38pm Updated White House budget official told Pentagon that order to hold Ukraine aid came from Trump, national security site reports
In the face of warnings from the Pentagon that the hold on military aid to Ukraine could be illegal, an official from the Office of Management and Budget made it clear that the order to keep the freeze in place came directly from President Donald Trump, according to unredacted documents reviewed by Just Security.
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Trump Bet He Could Isolate Iran and Charm North Korea. It’s Not That Easy. 1 Jan 7:16pm Updated Trump Bet He Could Isolate Iran and Charm North Korea. It’s Not That Easy.
The president assumed economic levers would guide the countries’ national interests. Now, he confronts twin challenges in an election year.
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31 Dec 2019, 5:09am Updated National living wage to rise by 6.2% in April
The government says it will boost pay by more than four times the rate of inflation.
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30 Dec 2019, 9:25pm National archives: Sir John Major snubbed separate Scottish time zone
Sir John wrote that having two time zones in the UK would '"feed the separatist debate".
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30 Dec 2019, 6:35pm Updated Judge dismisses impeachment witness lawsuit after House rescinds subpoena
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that former Trump national security official Charles Kupperman had filed challenging a House subpoena for him to testify in the impeachment inquiry after the chamber withdrew their subpoena.
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30 Dec 2019, 12:21pm Chinese national arrested for taking photos at Florida naval base
Military authorities in Florida arrested a Chinese national for allegedly entering a restricted area at a naval base in Key West to take photos, according to court documents filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
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Elizabeth Warren Returns to Oklahoma, Stressing Working-Class Roots 23 Dec 2019, 11:24am Updated Elizabeth Warren Returns to Oklahoma, Stressing Working-Class Roots
It was a personal and political homecoming at a key moment in Ms. Warren’s candidacy. Her monthslong rise in national polling has stalled in recent weeks.
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Elizabeth Warren Returns to Oklahoma, Stressing Working Class Roots 23 Dec 2019, 9:39am Updated Elizabeth Warren Returns to Oklahoma, Stressing Working Class Roots
It was a personal and political homecoming at a key moment in Ms. Warren’s candidacy. Her monthslong rise in national polling has stalled in recent weeks.
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21 Dec 2019, 1:34pm Updated Cobham takeover: Boris Johnson defends £4bn sale to US equity firm
Critics say there are still national security questions over the sale of Cobham to a US equity firm.
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20 Dec 2019, 10:40pm Updated Trump set to sign spending bills, avoiding another holiday shutdown
President Donald Trump will leave Washington on Friday without the dramatics of a shutdown crisis, approving sweeping spending bills that allow the government to operate even as they do little to address the national debt.
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20 Dec 2019, 8:38pm Updated With a signature, Trump brings Space Force into being
When President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law Friday, he also created the newest military service and the first new service since the US Air Force came into being in 1947.
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Surveillance Court Orders Review of Actions by Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer 20 Dec 2019, 7:01pm Surveillance Court Orders Review of Actions by Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer
Amid fallout from a scathing inspector general report, the court that oversees national security surveillance is also getting a new presiding judge.
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U.S. Accuses Venezuela’s President of Rigging Coming Vote 20 Dec 2019, 6:12pm Updated U.S. Accuses Venezuela’s President of Rigging Coming Vote
At stake is control of the country’s National Assembly, which is controlled by the opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has accused President Nicolás Maduro of corruption.
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20 Dec 2019, 10:45am Updated DNC raises bar for 2020 candidates to make January debate
The Democratic National Committee on Friday raised the bar for presidential candidates to qualify for the January primary debate in Iowa.
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Bash Putin? The Senate Is Willing. The Trick Is Not Impugning Trump. 18 Dec 2019, 7:19pm Updated Bash Putin? The Senate Is Willing. The Trick Is Not Impugning Trump.
A bill to defend U.S. national security against Russia looks like an artifact from a different age — 10 months ago — when both parties agreed on the threat from Moscow.
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Court Orders F.B.I. to Fix National Security Wiretaps After Damning Report 17 Dec 2019, 7:13pm Updated Court Orders F.B.I. to Fix National Security Wiretaps After Damning Report
In a rare public order, the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court responded to problems with the eavesdropping on a former Trump campaign aide uncovered by an inspector general.
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17 Dec 2019, 12:43pm RNC sends fundraising mailers resembling census forms to Alabama residents
The Republican National Committee recently sent mailers to voters in Alabama that resembled Census forms, a RNC official confirmed to CNN.
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15 Dec 2019, 7:47pm Updated READ LETTER: Schumer requests witnesses in Senate impeachment trial
In the letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Sunday evening, Schumer called for at least four witnesses -- including acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, former national security adviser John Bolton, senior adviser to the acting White House chief of staff Robert Blair and Office of Management and Budget official Michael Duffey to testify.
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14 Dec 2019, 8:48am Updated Analysis: Labour disaster may have omens for Democrats in 2020
The Labour Party's wipeout in Britain's election spelled out an undeniable warning to Democrats over the potential dangers of tracking too far to the left of more moderate national electorates.
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McDonald’s Notches Big Victory in Labor Board Ruling 12 Dec 2019, 6:52pm McDonald’s Notches Big Victory in Labor Board Ruling
The National Labor Relations Board ordered a judge to approve a settlement that doesn’t consider the fast-food giant liable for labor law violations by its franchisees.
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Expect Four More Democratic Debates in January and February 2020 12 Dec 2019, 6:40pm Updated Expect Four More Democratic Debates in January and February 2020
The Democratic National Committee announced the next set of primary debates. One will be held in each of the early-voting states.
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12 Dec 2019, 5:03pm National Security Agency inspector general says some data not being deleted quickly enough
The National Security Agency hasn't been deleting some of the material it collects as often as it should, according to an unclassified report summary from the agency's inspector general.
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12 Dec 2019, 3:35pm FCC unanimously approves proposal for new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Federal Communications Commission is moving ahead with plans to designate a three-digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988.
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Democrats Will Debate Four More Times in January and February 12 Dec 2019, 2:30pm Updated Democrats Will Debate Four More Times in January and February
The Democratic National Committee announced the next set of primary debates. One will be held in each of the early-voting states.
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We Just Got a Rare Look at National Security Surveillance. It Was Ugly. 11 Dec 2019, 5:29pm Updated We Just Got a Rare Look at National Security Surveillance. It Was Ugly.
A high-profile inspector general report has served as fodder for arguments about President Trump. But its findings about surveillance are important beyond partisan politics.
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Trump ‘Ignored and Injured’ the National Interest, Democrats Charge in Impeachment Articles 11 Dec 2019, 6:51am Updated Trump ‘Ignored and Injured’ the National Interest, Democrats Charge in Impeachment Articles
Democratic leaders unveiled articles of impeachment charging President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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10 Dec 2019, 4:30pm Andrew Yang qualifies for December debate stage with latest poll
Businessman Andrew Yang on Tuesday qualified for the December primary debate stage by earning 4% in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll.
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Democrats Signal Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress Charges Against Trump 10 Dec 2019, 9:06am Updated Democrats Signal Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress Charges Against Trump
Democrats have narrowed their focus to two articles of impeachment against President Trump, expected to be unveiled on Tuesday, after lawyers labeled his conduct a “clear and present danger” to fair elections and national security.
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9 Dec 2019, 10:07pm Updated Trump stresses Saudi Arabia response to Navy base attack as Florida Republicans take harsher tone
President Donald Trump's support for Saudi Arabia in the wake of a deadly shooting by a Saudi national at a Florida naval base is underscoring the latitude Trump gives the Kingdom's rulers, even as Congress has pushed to limit the ties between Washington and Riyadh.
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Leaders clash but stick to key campaign messages in final debate 6 Dec 2019, 4:39pm Leaders clash but stick to key campaign messages in final debate
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed on Brexit, Northern Ireland, the NHS and national security in the final TV leadership debate ahead of next week's general election.
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5 Dec 2019, 6:28pm Trump lights National Christmas Tree to mark holiday season
For the third time in his presidency, President Donald Trump counted down the crowd on the Ellipse outside the White House to the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree.
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3 Dec 2019, 11:57am SEAL at center of war crimes case retires from Navy as planned
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher has retired from the Navy, capping off a career that gained national attention when President Donald Trump controversially intervened in a war crimes case on his behalf.
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Corbyn pledges to plant two billion trees to tackle climate crisis 28 Nov 2019, 8:03am Corbyn pledges to plant two billion trees to tackle climate crisis
Jeremy Corbyn has promised a Labour government would plant two billion trees and create 10 national parks.
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28 Nov 2019, 7:04am General election 2019: Labour promises to plant two billion trees by 2040
The party sets out its £3.7bn "plan for nature", which includes creating 10 new national parks.
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27 Nov 2019, 7:58pm Updated General election 2019: Labour vow to plant two billion trees by 2040
The party will set out its £3.7bn "plan for nature" on Thursday, including creating 10 new national parks.
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27 Nov 2019, 6:06pm Updated Possible impeachment witness Kupperman tries to keep lawsuit afloat
Attorneys for Charles Kupperman, the former deputy national security adviser who hasn't testified about President Donald Trump and Ukraine after he tied up his House subpoena in court, are doing what they can to keep his lawsuit alive.
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26 Nov 2019, 3:20pm Updated National Thanksgiving turkeys set for White House pardon
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will participate in the annual turkey pardon in the White House Rose Garden Monday. Justice will be served, along with stuffing and cranberry sauce, as Trump makes his decision: Bread, or Butter?
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25 Nov 2019, 4:22pm Updated National Enquirer company chief David Pecker talking with New York prosecutors
David Pecker, the head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, has spoken with prosecutors with the New York district attorney's office as part of its investigation into the Trump Organization's handling of hush money payments to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump, sources with knowledge of the meeting tell CNN.
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25 Nov 2019, 11:38am Updated The Point: A Republican senator just completely denied the reality of 2016 election meddling
Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was asked a simple question by Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday: "Who do you believe was responsible for hacking the [Democratic National Committee] and Clinton campaign computers, their emails. Was it Russia or Ukraine?"
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24 Nov 2019, 9:37am Updated National Grid and SSE move offshore over Labour plans
National Grid and SSE have opened offshore holding companies citing fears about nationalisation.
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PM pledges Brexit bill vote before Christmas in Conservative manifesto 23 Nov 2019, 3:15pm PM pledges Brexit bill vote before Christmas in Conservative manifesto
Boris Johnson is promising to bring the Brexit bill back to parliament before Christmas - and introduce a "triple tax lock" to ensure rates of income tax, national insurance and VAT do not rise under a Conservative government.
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Bolton Teases a City Eager to Hear His Story 22 Nov 2019, 11:47pm Updated Bolton Teases a City Eager to Hear His Story
John R. Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, said he was breaking his silence — on Twitter. But what he meant was that he was taking back control of his Twitter account. He kept quiet on Ukraine and impeachment.
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22 Nov 2019, 9:49pm Updated Bolton reemerges after public hiatus charging White House froze his Twitter account
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton, a constant if unseen presence during the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, reappeared on Twitter Friday after a months-long public hiatus.
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R.N.C. Spent Nearly $100,000 on Copies of Donald Trump Jr.’s Book 21 Nov 2019, 8:45pm Updated R.N.C. Spent Nearly $100,000 on Copies of Donald Trump Jr.’s Book
“Triggered,” published Nov. 5, topped the best-seller list thanks in part to a big order from the Republican National Committee.
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Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Denounces ‘Fictional’ Claim of Ukraine Meddling in 2016 21 Nov 2019, 1:06pm Updated Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Denounces ‘Fictional’ Claim of Ukraine Meddling in 2016
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council denounced the “false narrative” promoted by President Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia that plays into Moscow’s hands. A senior embassy official in Kyiv testified that his “clear impression” was that Mr. Trump froze security aid to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
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Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Denounces ‘Fictional’ Claim of Ukraine Meddling in 201 21 Nov 2019, 11:41am Updated Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Denounces ‘Fictional’ Claim of Ukraine Meddling in 201
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council denounced the “false narrative” promoted by President Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia that plays into Moscow’s hands. A senior embassy official in Kyiv testified that his “clear impression” was that Mr. Trump froze security aid to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
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Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes Begin to Testify 21 Nov 2019, 10:40am Updated Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes Begin to Testify
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council denounced the “false narrative” promoted by President Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia that plays into Moscow’s hands. Witnesses have testified that Mr. Trump was preoccupied with getting Ukraine to announce it was investigating the claim.
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Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify 21 Nov 2019, 10:10am Updated Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council will denounce the “false narrative” promoted by President Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia that plays into Moscow’s hands. Witnesses have testified that Mr. Trump was preoccupied with getting Ukraine to announce it was investigating the claim.
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Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify 21 Nov 2019, 8:31am Updated Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council is expected to testify about grave concerns inside the White House about the Ukraine pressure campaign.
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20 Nov 2019, 1:17pm Updated General election 2019: Boris Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance
The PM says he will raise the threshold next year so people do not have to pay until they earn £9,500.
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20 Nov 2019, 12:32pm Boris Johnson on pledge to cut National Insurance
Boris Johnson says workers won't pay contributions until they earn £12,500 if the Tories are elected.
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20 Nov 2019, 10:07am Boris Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance
Boris Johnson says workers won't pay contributions until they earn £12,000, if the Tories are elected.
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