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Let them speak: Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Chris Kahn (Reuters) - A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and the public appears to be largely following the

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Joe Biden wins backing of national iron workers union in White House race

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the first votes in the 2020 Democratic nominating contest less than two weeks away, former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday received a welcome

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Democratic White House contender Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for 'Russian asset' comment

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard sued Hillary Clinton for defamation on Wednesday, seeking at least $50 million in damages for harming her

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Trump says impeachment trial witnesses would be national security risk

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would prefer a longer impeachment trial so that current and former top administration officials could testify, but that

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Exclusive: Giuliani told U.S. his client deserves leniency for financing Venezuela's opposition -...

By Aram Roston, Matt Spetalnick and Brian Ellsworth WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a lavish August gathering at a private estate in Spain, a wealthy Venezuelan businessman under criminal investigation in

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'Nobody likes him': Hillary Clinton bashes Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton criticized the campaign of her former Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders in a new documentary in which she says he was an ineffective U.S.

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At Senate impeachment trial, restless lawmakers struggle to sit through Schiff’s opening argument

As Rep. Adam Schiff concluded his lengthy impeachment opening argument Wednesday afternoon, the California Democrat was speaking to plenty of empty chairs in the Senate chamber.

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Got milk: GOP pols drink dairy on Senate floor, following strict impeachment rules

Several Republican senators watching the ongoing impeachment trial of President Trump over the past two days have apparently been taking their mother’s advice to drink their milk.

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Jim Inhofe says wife is 'progressing nicely' after minor stroke

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., said Tuesday that his wife, Kay, had suffered a "minor stroke" last week but is "progressing nicely." 

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Warren promises at least half of her Cabinet will be 'women and nonbinary people' if elected president

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., vowed in a new campaign policy paper that if she is elected president in November, she will fill out at least half of her Cabinet with "women and nonbinary people."

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Democracy 2020 Digest: New shots fired in Biden-Sanders Social Security feud

There’s no letup in the brawl between Democratic presidential front-runners Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden over the former’s repeated claims that Biden years ago pushed to make cuts in Social Security.

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Schiff hammered after apparently confusing 'Zelensky' for 'Zlochevsky' in Parnas docs

House Intelligence Commitee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is again under fire Wednesday for mischaracterizing evidence in Democrats' impeachment inquiry -- this time after he apparently confused Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky with Burisma Holdings founder Mykola Zlochevsky.

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24 hours in, senators flout quaint impeachment rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for the Senate's quaint rules and tradition. Almost immediately after Chief Justice John Roberts gaveled in Wednesday's session of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, bored and weary senators started openly flouting some basic guidelines in a chamber that prizes decorum.

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ACLU demands answers on censored Women’s March photo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding answers from the National Archives in the wake of a scandal over politically motivated edits to a photo of the 2017 Women's March.

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Trial highlights: Democrats roll out case as senators fidget

WASHINGTON (AP) — House prosecutors faced fidgeting senators as they rolled out their case against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the trial's previous session having lasted a fatigue-inducing 13 hours.

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Crime required for impeachment? Not so, say legal experts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense relies in part on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime.

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US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is coming out Thursday with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false account of Ukraine episode

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave a false account Wednesday of some of the circumstances that got him impeached. As the Senate impeachment trial wrestled with the fate of his presidency, Trump offered distorted statements about how the episode developed.

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At Davos, Trump Talks Up America's 'Blue-Collar Boom'

On the first day of President Trump's impeachment trial, Republican senators stymied Democrats' attempts to bring additional evidence and witnesses, but on the witness topic, Trump says he actually wants to see those like chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton brought in to testify....

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Impeachment Day 1 Includes Scolding From Roberts

The Senate approved the rules for President Trump's impeachment trial along party lines early Wednesday, setting the stage for oral arguments that could begin later in the day. After a long, tense hearing, the resolution to approve Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's trial plan passed by 53 votes to 47....

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Senate Rejects Demands for More Witnesses

The Senate plunged into President Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democrats' demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s "trifecta” of offenses. The daylong session started Tuesday with the setback for Republican Senate leader Mitch...

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Clinton Walks Back Remarks on Sanders

Hillary Clinton has walked back her explosive remarks on former rival Bernie Sanders, clarifying that if the choice is between him and President Trump in November, she will support the Democratic nominee. Clinton faced a backlash Tuesday after she confirmed she had said "nobody likes" Sanders and wouldn't commit to...

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McConnell Loosens Rules as Impeachment Trial Starts

The impeachment trial of President Trump has begun. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts gaveled the historic proceedings into session shortly after 1pm. First up: Senate Republicans and Democrats are haggling over the rules before opening arguments begin. Developments: McConnell eases up: Mitch McConnell has loosened up on his short timeline...

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Supreme Court Declines to Fast-Track ObamaCare Review

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, making it highly unlikely that the justices would decide the case before the 2020 election, the AP reports. The court denied a request by 20 mainly Democratic states and the...

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