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President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the U.S. mission in Syria is focused solely on protecting oil fields, which appears to contradict the Pentagon's contention that fighting ISIS is the priority. "We're keeping the oil, we have the oil, the oil is secure, we left troops behind
The student body president of the University of Florida is facing an impeachment threat for spending $50,000 in student fees to bring Trump's eldest son and his girlfriend to campus. Members of the university's student senate filed a resolution on Tuesday to impeach Student Body President Michael Murphy
Closing arguments began Wednesday in Roger Stone's federal trial on charges he lied to Congress. A veteran Republican political operative and longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, Stone was indicted in January as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian electoral
During the first recess in Wednesday's public impeachment hearing, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace noted that top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor was a "very impressive witness" and that his testimony was "very damaging" to President Donald Trump.In his lengthy opening statement on Wednesday, Taylor revealed
A lawyer for President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to require Democrats to alert him if they intend to take advantage of a New York law designed to give them access to the president's state tax filings. William Consovoy wants Judge Carl Nichols to order either House Ways and Means Chairman
Alex Brandon-Pool/GettyLongtime U.S. diplomats outlined their discomfort and disapproval with what they described as a campaign by President Donald Trump's allies to hijack Ukraine relations for Trump's re-election campaign, the central issue in Trump's potential impeachment. George Kent, the deputy
President Donald Trump may find himself in a political box of his own making when the Supreme Court rules on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.If the court decides that the administration has the right to end the program, known as DACA, Trump will face a consequence he has
Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that DACA
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors - an American and an Australian - they abducted three years ago. At a press event broadcast live on state television
The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset. Inspector General Michael
A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump's border wall as the pace of construction raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration's critics. The administration has begun work on 129
Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi and
The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern. Josh Mahony announced on Twitter that he was ending his campaign, hours after the filing deadline for Arkansas expired. Mahony did not immediately
President Donald Trump credited his tough trade policies with helping boost U.S. economic growth, even as businesses lament that his trade war is weighing on business investment and confidence. In response to a pointed question from John Hess, CEO of the global energy firm Hess Corporation, Trump denied
Sanford, a Trump critic, failed to catch traction in the Republican primary.
SAN ANTONIO -- Republican activists who gathered over Texas barbecue here last week said they were stunned when Rep. Will Hurd, the rare Republican in Congress who is willing to publicly criticize President Donald Trump, joined every other member of his party in voting against holding public impeachment
A federal judge on Monday issued another blow to President Donald Trump and his ongoing effort to avoid having his tax records turned over to Congress. U.S. Judge Carl Nichols granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that Trump filed in July over the TRUST Act in New York, which gave Congress the authority to retrieve tax information from New York residents.
"Yes, billionaires will have to pay a little more," Sen. Elizabeth Warren said of the revised tax package she introduced recently, "six cents on each dollar."This modest-sounding proposal, though, would have a far-reaching impact on the wealthiest Americans when combined with her
For President Donald Trump, leaks are maddening and anonymity infuriating. So the release of "A Warning," the new book by "Anonymous," an unidentified senior official in the Trump administration who first wrote about the current White House in an opinion article in The New York Times
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he's been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s. "The people in Alabama will figure this out," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told
President Donald Trump has been ordered by a New York State judge to pay $2 million to a group of nonprofit organizations as part of a settlement in a civil lawsuit stemming from persistent violations of state charities laws. The order stems from a New York attorney general complaint that alleged the Trump Foundation conflated charity with politics.
Former national security adviser John Bolton failed to show up for an interview with impeachment investigators Thursday, making it unlikely that he will provide any testimony to the House about President Donald Trump's handling of Ukraine. An attorney for Bolton, Charles Cooper, said his client had
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to advance President Donald Trump's court pick to the powerful 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - setting up a contentious vote when he reaches the full chamber. Steven Menashi, an associate counsel to the president, faced backlash from Democrats and
If he shows up Thursday, Bolton would be the highest-ranking Trump administration official to testify in the impeachment inquiry.
President Donald Trump on Thursday denied a report that he wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to declare he broke no laws during a July phone call in which Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democrats. The Post reported that Barr rebuffed the request,
Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence since April, is testifying on Capitol Hill Thursday about her role in the Ukraine controversy fueling the House's impeachment inquiry. Williams, a longtime foreign service officer based in London, joined Pence's team to advise on Europe
MONROE, La. -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued his attack on a CIA whistleblower whose complaint prompted the Democratic impeachment inquiry, accusing the official's lawyer of plotting a coup attempt and denigrating the process as "deranged" and a hoax.Democrats, Trump said
The Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. Such a scenario, they fear, could slice off just enough support from the ultimate Democratic nominee that President Donald Trump could win reelection.
In its 400-year history, Virginia's House of Delegates has never been led by a woman. Two women are among the contenders for the powerful role of House speaker after Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Donald Trump on Tuesday, seizing control of both the House and Senate
President Donald Trump worked up a sweat in a steamy Louisiana arena Wednesday night as he attempted to boost Republican businessman Eddie Rispone's effort to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the nation's last governor's race of the year. "It may be 120 degrees in
Justin Sullivan/GettySenate Democrats issued stark warnings on Wednesday that Republicans would severely damage the institution of Congress if they acquiesced to a push from Trump allies to haul former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter for testimony about their actions in Ukraine.A top Biden
The anonymous author of "A Warning," reportedly a current or former White House official, said talk of removing Trump escalated after Comey was fired.
Annual defense policy legislation would be in jeopardy if House Democrats move forward with the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee warned on Wednesday. In a floor speech, Sen. Jim Inhofe reiterated that time is running short for negotiators to
Trump's Wednesday night rally is his third in a solidly Republican Southern state in less than a week.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam promised Wednesday to ride a wave of voter dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to turn the Old Dominion into a state where gun laws are stricter, the environment is cleaner and cities have greater leeway to take down Confederate statues. The Democratic governor pledged
(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday became the latest billionaire to criticize Elizabeth Warren for her signature wealth tax.In an appearance at the New York Times DealBook Conference, Gates said he's paid $10 billion in taxes and wouldn't have minded paying twice that,
California Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Wednesday of a state law requiring President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns if he wants to be a candidate in the state's primary election next year. How about requiring that they disclose five years of their school report cards, added
The Republican Party of Kentucky has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against a radio host who is considering a run to unseat U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The complaint, filed Tuesday, seeks an investigation of Matt Jones, who has announced an exploratory committee
A State Department envoy told lawmakers it was his "clear understanding" the U.S. government intended to withhold military aid from Ukraine until the country committed to investigations sought by President Donald Trump, including into a political rival, according to a transcript of the closed-door
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of Kentucky election results that showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear, who discounted the challenge and began preparing to take office. Beshear, the state's attorney general, said he's confident in the election
"It's offensive to me as a soldier, as an American, as a member of congress, as a veteran, and frankly as a woman, to be so demeaned in this way," Gabbard told the hosts. Last month, Gabbard engaged in a tussle with former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary
(Bloomberg) -- House committees investigating President Donald Trump heard Wednesday from Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale. But State Department counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl won't be testifying in response to a subpoena: He was on a plane bound for Germany with Secretary of State
Joe Biden unfurled sharply personal new lines of attack against Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday, questioning her contributions to the Democratic Party and seeking to cast her as an elitist who believes people lack courage or wisdom unless they agree with her."Some call it the 'my way or the
Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow lead
With less than a year to go before the 2020 election, a majority of registered voters say they think it's at least somewhat likely that President Donald Trump will secure a second term in the White House, a new poll has found, with more than two-fifths of voters saying the president will be top of mind
With the Democratic gubernatorial candidate holding the lead in ruby red Kentucky late on Tuesday night, presidential scion Donald Trump Jr. and Fox News host Laura Ingraham absolved President Trump of any blame for incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's potential loss.Noting that only a few thousand
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettyPresident Donald Trump promised "unwavering" support to Ukraine in a May 29 letter congratulating its new president on his election victory. He also invited President Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House, saying the invitation was a sign of the
Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Trump on Tuesday and took full control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades. Suburban voters turned out in big numbers to back Democratic candidates, continuing a trend of once GOP-friendly suburbs turning blue
Juli Briskman will now be on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
Devin Nunes used his opening line of questioning to demonstrate the instances of Ukrainian meddling and mentioned Obama's "hot mic" moment.
House Oversight Chairman Adam Schiff interrupted House Republican questions of Ambassador Bill Taylor on Wednesday.
Bill Taylor testified that Zelensky told him the day after the call with Trump that it had been "fine" and that he was "happy" with it.
During Wednesday's impeachment inquiry coverage on Fox News, network anchor Chris Wallace called former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor's testimony "very damaging to the president." | Clips
Democrats driving the partisan impeachment inquiry have scheduled two more closed-door depositions this week.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was too busy to watch the first public impeachment hearing, as he hosted the Turkish president.
Stefanik called out Schiff on his history of trying to block questions about the "whistleblower" during the closed-door depositions.
Taylor revealed that a staffer, David Holmes, overheard a phone call between Trump and the ambassador to the EU mentioning "investigations."
Adam Schiff (D-CA) said during the first public impeachment hearing that he does not know the identity of the "whistleblower."
CNN analyst Josh Campbell on Wednesday's "New Day" weighed in on President Donald Trump and former FBI special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia | Clips
The House Intelligence Committee is holding its inaugural public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
Democrats want a "coup" against a president acting on his constitutional duty who has not committed crimes that are grounds for impeachment.
While speaking on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that she is "sad" that President Trump "doesn't understand that Article II does not | Clips
Democrats are moving into the public phase of their impeachment inquiry, beginning with the testimonies Bill Taylor and George Kent.
Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "The Ingraham Angle," House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said he detected "buyer's remorse" from his House Democrat colleagues across the aisle on the issue of impeachment. | Clips
Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told host Sean Hannity he was not going to watch Wednesday's impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives. | Clips
The second witness in the impeachment inquiry will be the State Department's George Kent, who has already testified in closed-door session.
During a "Noticias Telemundo" exclusive released on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that "We don't know" that the Senate won't move on | Clips
(AP) — Adam Schiff has announced the witness schedule for next week’s open hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
On Tuesday's broadcast of Fox News Channel's "Your World," network senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano dismissed the Republican argument that if | Clips
ABC News is scrambling to snuff out the staffer behind leaking footage of an anchor lamenting the squashing of her report on Jeffrey Epstein.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is all but certain to win reelection now, as he is running unopposed and the filing deadline has passed in Arkansas.
Amb. William Taylor, Chargé d'affairs at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, will testify in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry.
During oral arguments on Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor suggested that ending DACA amnesty would destroy lives.
An in-depth analysis of Obama-era White House visitor logs reveals the people Eric Ciaramella met with while assigned to the White House.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) is surging in Iowa, taking the lead from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Joe Biden (D).
Lawmakers may face ethics violations if they talk about the "whistleblower" whose complaint spurred the impeachment inquiry, Schiff warned.
GOPs have outlined in a memo ahead of public impeachment hearings four key pieces of evidence they believe undermine Democrats' assertion.
State Department official Catherine Croft said during her deposition at least one unnamed official was "annoyed" about Hunter Biden's ties to Burisma.
A report shows Trump is surging among suburban women and receiving the most in large-dollar donatons from them than any Democrat candidate.
A complaint recently filed with the Intelligence Community Inspector General reportedly alleges that the "whistleblower" may have broken federal law.
The Club for Growth launched ads attacking some of the Democrats' most vulnerable members for backing the impeachment inquiry into Trump.
Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) publicly named the alleged "whistleblower," whose second-hand complaint sparked the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
In a speech to a busines group in New York, Trump touted rising wages as "great for our country." | Economy
On Tuesday's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) said Republicans should leave the so-called whistleblower alone. | Clips
Schiff on Monday hailed the State Department officials who will testify this week in the impeachment inquiry as courageous and patriotic.
NBC says John Bolton cites Trump’s so-called "financial interests" as the reason for decisions that differ from the establishment.
MSNBC has pulled legal analyst Mimi Rocah out of a scheduled debate on impeachment against Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak, Breitbart | Media
On Tuesday, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told BBC Radio 5 Live she was under "enormous pressure" to consider a 2020 White House run. | Clips
Silicon Valley, true to form, is following the lead of the mainstream media — it's prohibiting users from talking about the alleged Ukraine whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella.
New Hampshire Democrats are trolling Republicans for bringing in Jason Chaffetz to kick off the state GOP’s 2020 campaign efforts.
Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) reacted to President Donald Trump's tweet from the morning in which he criticized Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals | Clips
Former Republican Congressman and Gov. Mark Sanford (SC) is ending his longshot bid for president, according to emerging reports.
The Supreme Court of the United States cleared the way for Sandy Hook families' lawsuit against gun maker Remington to continue.
Democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has denounced all mandatory gun buybacks as "unconstitutional."
Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Louis Gurvich told Breitbart News Democrat incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards "is really a leftist."
Pete Buttigieg wants to dismiss the "old normal" of politics and run as a change candidate, but the 37-year-old mayor is struggling,
Sean Spicer performed his last dance on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday evening after judges booted him off after he found himself in the bottom two for the first time ever in the competition.
Plans for capital spending, inventory investment, and higher wages all rose in October. | Economy
President Donald Trump floated the option Tuesday to let some children brought to the country illegally stay in the country.