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Moderate Democratic candidates' strategy shifts from taking down Biden to attacking Warren

By Jarrett Renshaw and James Oliphant COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - For long-shot moderates trying to compete for the Democratic presidential nomination, this week’s debate in Ohio marked a significant

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One person is missing in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry: the whistleblower

By Mark Hosenball, Patricia Zengerle and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days of testimony from a

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Pelosi, Trump exchange 'meltdown' barbs over meeting on U.S. policy in Syria

By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic leaders cut short a meeting with Republican President Donald Trump after he had a "meltdown"

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Biden rips Warren's credibility after contentious Democratic debate

By Trevor Hunnicutt COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warren's credibility on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to be open with

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Parents of slain gay man chide Trump's attorney general over LGBT rights

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The parents of slain gay Wyoming man Matthew Shepard blasted U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for failing to stand up for LGBT civil rights in a

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Blood on his hands: 2020 Democrats slam Trump over Syria

By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio debate on Tuesday he

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Dems who praised Obama for troop withdrawal now highly critical of Trump

President Trump has met resistance from both parties after his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria, but some of the rhetoric coming from Democrats is almost the opposite of what came from party members when President Barack Obama pulled forces out of Iraq.

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What Elijah Cummings' death means for impeachment

The passing of House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings leaves a vacancy in the leadership of the congressional impeachment inquiry, as the powerful Democrat was spearheading the efforts alongside Adam Schiff and Eliot Engel.

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US envoy Sondland worked with Giuliani on Ukraine corruption statement, Volker testified: sources

As U.S. envoy to the European Union Gordon Sondland prepares to testify Thursday in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, sources with first-hand knowledge confirmed to Fox News that former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker testified that he consulted with Sondland on a draft statement that was to be issued by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

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RNC raises record-setting $27.3 million in September, amid impeachment push

The Republican National Committee raised a record-setting $27.3 million in September and had a $59.2 million cash on hand last month amid the impeachment push against President Trump -- which has fueled GOP campaign contributions heading into the 2020 election.

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Elijah Cummings remembered by politicians, activists, celebrities

As day broke Thursday, those involved in U.S. politics, and those who've interacted with rep. Elijah Cummings over the years started sharing their shock at the news that the longtime congressman from Baltimore had died overnight.

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Presidential pardons less of an obstacle for NY state prosecutors under new law: report

So you’ve committed a crime but received a pardon from the president of the United States. That might no longer help you in New York state.

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Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S.

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Veteran Democrat Maloney to take over Cummings panel for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran House Democrat from New York City will for now take over the House committee that the late Rep. Elijah Cummings chaired.

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The Latest: Pence, Pompeo arrive for Erdogan meetings

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. delegation's trip to Turkey (all times local): 3:56 p.m. A senior U.S. delegation arrived Thursday for meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn) on an improbable mission to push for a cease-fire in Northern Syria.

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Klobuchar raised $1.1M for presidential campaign post-debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she raised $1.1 million for her 2020 presidential campaign in the 24 hours following this week's Democratic debate.

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'See you at the polls': Trump and Pelosi have it out

WASHINGTON (AP) — He said she's a "third-grade" politician. She said he's having a meltdown. And with that President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chalked up the latest explosive meeting that ended abruptly with a walkout at the White House.

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Diplomat says politicization of foreign policy disturbed him

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top State Department aide testified in the impeachment inquiry that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment trial.

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'Don't Be a Fool,' Trump Said in Strange Letter to Erdogan

A letter from President Trump to his Turkish counterpart surfaced Wednesday—and it was so unusual that many commentators initially had trouble believing it was real. Trump begins the letter to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which was first obtained by Fox , by saying "Let's work out a good a deal!" He...

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Obama Gives Trudeau Unprecedented Endorsement

Barack Obama is urging Canadians to re-elect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, an apparently unprecedented endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president. Obama tweeted Wednesday that he was proud to work with Trudeau and described him as a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big...

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White House Adviser Thought US Envoy Was Clueless—and a Risk

Fiona Hill, a former high-ranking White House foreign affairs adviser, told House impeachment investigators that the US ambassador to the EU was so unprepared and inexperienced that she thought he was a security risk. Gordon Sondland told foreign officials they could drop by the White House any time, she said,...

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Pelosi: Trump Had 'Meltdown' During Syria Meeting

Shortly after the House on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn President Trump's withdrawal of US forces from Syria, Congressional leaders were at the White House for a meeting with Trump on the matter—a meeting that did not end well. Nancy Pelosi, who said she believed Trump was "very shaken...

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House Makes Its Thoughts on Troop Withdrawal Known

The House has overwhelmingly voted its bipartisan condemnation of President Trump's withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria. Despite stark divisions over Democrats' Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together Wednesday and approved a nonbinding resolution by 354-60 vote, reports the AP . The resolution states Congress' opposition to the...

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Trump: Kurds Are 'Not Angels,' Have a Lot of Sand to Play With

In what Politico calls "perhaps the president’s most dismissive defense of his widely condemned decision earlier this month to allow Turkey to invade Syria," the president on Wednesday cast the US-allied Kurds as "not angels" who are fighting a battle "that has nothing to do with us." In comments made...

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