Politics

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead
October 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the photos from the contentious meeting this week between the president and congressional leaders don’t tell the whole story, and those who were there are telling dramatically different versions. In fact, the two sides don’t even agree on...
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(Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
October 17, 2019 - 5:15 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- After repeated White House denials – including from President Donald Trump himself -- that there was a quid pro quo in the Ukraine affair, White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday admitted there was one, saying Trump had ordered him to withhold military aid in...
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October 17, 2019 - 4:35 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly 1 million children could lose automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal, according to a new analysis. The rule, proposed by the Agriculture Department, aims to restrict broader access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (...
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October 17, 2019 - 3:58 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Energy Secretary Rick Perry, described by colleagues as one of the "three amigos" on U.S. policy on Ukraine, informed President Donald Trump on Thursday that he plans to resign, according to two senior administration officials with direct knowledge of the matter. A day of departure...
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ABC News (Hunter Biden talks with ABC's Amy Robach, October 2019)
October 17, 2019 - 2:30 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Hunter Biden was not alone when he stepped out of the shadows in his first broadcast interview since drawing the ire of President Donald Trump. By his side was his new 33-year-old bride, Melissa Cohen Biden, whom he married in Los Angeles in May -- just six days after they met. When...
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October 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department announced that it will require all American-based Chinese officials to notify the U.S. of any meetings with state and local governments and educational or research institutions. The move, the latest in a growing diplomatic tit-for-tat, is meant to "level the...
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October 17, 2019 - 11:51 am
(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday declined to place a timeline on the impeachment process, pushing back on questions about whether it would wrap up before the 2020 election. "I keep saying to people impeachment is about the truth and the Constitution and the United States. Any...
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October 17, 2019 - 11:47 am
(WASHINGTON) — The United States plans to host next year's Group of Seven, or G-7, summit at the president’s Trump National Doral Miami resort, White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced Thursday. The selection of a resort owned by the president's own company is certain to draw...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., encourages protesters to comply with the 10 p.m. curfew in Baltimore, after unrest over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, of complications from longstanding health issues. He was 68. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
The Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 8:53 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems...
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October 17, 2019 - 7:27 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. ambassador to the European Union is expected to testify Thursday that he believed that a Ukrainian government statement announcing investigations requested by President Donald Trump was a condition for a meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy,...
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