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  House committee expected to take historic vote on Trump impeachment

Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler abruptly delayed action on the historic vote late Thursday night. Committee members clashed all day Thursday.

Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911

Trump criticizes teen climate activist Greta Thunberg after magazine honor

Trump signs order targeting college anti-Semitism

  Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote

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  US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue

US considers leaving smaller number of troops in Afghanistan

Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

  Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

  Greta Thunberg is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

DeVos: Defrauded students may only get partial loan relief

  Doctors with flu shots for migrant children turned away from Calif. facility; 6 arrested

Protesters say they were spreading the message that basic healthcare and hygiene is a human right.

Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges

President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order Wednesday targeting anti-Semitism on college campuses.

  Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

Just before Pelosi announced her support, Trump said the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will “be great" for the U.S.

  Trump sharply criticizes FBI head after Russia probe report

Wray told The Associated Press the problems identified by the inspector general are “unacceptable” and is promising changes in how the FBI handles investigation.

  ‘We must act;’ Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

  Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

Russia, Ukraine to revive peace process amid little progress

  Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

  Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

The report from the Justice Department’s inspector general revealed for the first time that the FBI had also sent an informant to record a conversation with a “high-level Trump campaign official,” who was not considered a subject in the Russia probe.

  Nativity scene shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph in cages

Separating Jesus, Mary and Joseph is certainly getting the desired reaction among those drawn to the display by social media posts.

  Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

The report, as described by people familiar with its findings, is expected to conclude there was an adequate basis for opening one of the most politically sensitive investigations in FBI history and one that Trump has denounced as a witch hunt.

  House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine.

  Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do.

As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

The courts are proving to be an obstacle to the Trump administration in its fight against an impeachment inquiry from House Democrats and other congressional probes.

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break.

Supreme Court temporarily shields Trump bank records

In an order signed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the House cannot enforce subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One at least until Dec. 13.

White House won’t participate in next impeachment hearing

A senior Trump administration official said the White House will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s next impeachment hearing.

  Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Video of the U.S. Border Patrol cell where a 16-year-old from Guatemala died of the flu shows the teen writhing and collapsing on the floor for hours before he was found dead.

  Kerry endorses Biden as ad cites NATO leaders mocking Trump

The Biden campaign rolled out Kerry’s endorsement as it continued to portray Trump as a dangerous and erratic commander in chief and head of state.

  Giuliani in Ukraine as Congress moves closer to impeachment

Giuliani met in Kyiv with Andrii Derkach, a member of Ukraine’s parliament who has promoted unsubstantiated claims against the Bidens.

  Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver an unusual public statement Thursday morning on the status of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Trump asks Supreme Court to void financial records subpoena

President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president’s financial records from his accounting firm.

  Impeachment takeaways: History lessons, partisan feuds

Three of the lawyers were chosen by Democrats, one by Republicans, and the experts split much like the committee, along partisan lines, over whether Trump committed an impeachable offense when he asked the president of Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden.

  Profs make impeachment case; Democrats say they’re all in

Lawmakers accuse Trump of “openly and indiscriminately” defying the House’s constitutional authority to conduct the impeachment proceedings by instructing officials not to comply with subpoenas for documents and testimony.

  668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules

Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.

  Trump aims for role of NATO statesman but mars unity message

The gathering of NATO leaders follows Trump’s frequent criticism of alliance members as falling well short in doing their financial part through the first three years of his presidency.

  Abortion bill in Ohio suggests doctors reimplant ectopic pregnancies

Such a pregnancy involves a fertilized egg implanted outside the uterus, which can lead to life-threatening complications for the woman.

  Trump calls Trudeau ‘2-faced’ after palace chat goes viral

Trudeau was seen standing in a huddle with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain’s Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II at Tuesday evening’s Buckingham Palace reception for NATO leaders.

Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as nuke deadline nears

Official photos show Kim riding a white horse to snow-covered Mount Paektu, which he has previously visited before making major decisions.

  House report: Trump misused power, obstructed Congress

The House released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday outlining evidence of what it calls President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office.

  House report: Trump misused power, obstructed Congress

The House released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday outlining evidence of what it calls President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office.

Powerful union to host Biden, Warren, Sanders in Nevada

The union said Tuesday that the town halls in Las Vegas on Dec. 9-11 would give candidates a chance to pitch themselves to the bartenders, housekeepers and other workers in the city’s famed casinos.

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

On Black Friday alone, the FBI ran 202,465 checks.

Sen. Rand Paul offering bill to combat student loan debt with retirement savings

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load engulfing college students by allowing families to use their retirement savings to pay off their loans.

  Kamala Harris ends Democratic presidential campaign

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

Court sides with Congress in battle for Trump’s bank records

A federal appeals court in New York has handed President Donald Trump another legal defeat. It ruled that Congress can see his banking records for investigations into possible foreign influence in U.S. politics or other misdeeds.

  Trump barrels into NATO summit, clashes with France’s Macron

As prime ministers and presidents of the 29-member alliance converged on London for a summit marking NATO’s 70th birthday, Trump told reporters Tuesday that Macron’s comments were “very nasty” when he lamented the “brain death” of the organization.

Health program offers free HIV prevention drug to uninsured

Taking certain anti-HIV drugs every day dramatically reduces the chances that someone who is still healthy becomes infected through sex or injection drug use.

Congress pushes ahead on Trump impeachment with nation split

Democrats are focused on whether Trump abused his office by withholding military aid approved by Congress and a White House meeting as he pressed the Ukrainian president to launch investigations into Trump's political rivals.

Joe Biden sees fundraising improvement after rough summer

Joe Biden has already surpassing the $15.6 million he raised across July, August and September within the past two months.

Trump campaign to stop giving credentials to Bloomberg News

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said Bloomberg reporters would no longer be credentialed to cover campaign events.

Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week’s impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO leaders’ meeting playing out at a crucial moment for the 70-year-old military alliance.

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

Over $100 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday after months of unexplained delay, leading some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

California Rep. Hunter to plead guilty to corruption charge

The California Republican is facing federal corruption charges he looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses.

Kemp expected to pick Loeffler to succeed Isakson in Senate

Loeffler, perhaps best known as co-owner of the Atlanta Dream professional woman's basketball franchise, will have to defend the seat next November as Republicans battle to maintain control of the Senate and the White House.

Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

Lightfoot said she decided to fire Johnson after reviewing an inspector general's report on its investigation into a recent incident in which he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV.

Trump to tariff steel and aluminum from Argentina and Brazil

President Donald Trump on Monday accused Argentina and Brazil of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he’ll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate.

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

While the nature of the sanctions remained unclear, the move followed Chinese warnings that the U.S. would bear the costs if the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was approved.

Democrat Steve Bullock ends struggling presidential campaign

The two-term governor and former state attorney general tried to make the case that he was the best bet to beat President Donald Trump because he was the only Democratic candidate to win in a state that Trump won in 2016.

UN chief warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change

Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week international climate conference in Madrid, the U.N. chief said the impact of rising temperatures — including more extreme weather — is already being felt around the world, with dramatic consequences for humans and other species.

House panel to vote on Ukraine report as Trump mulls defense

Investigators are planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office.

Malta leader to resign amid protests over reporter’s death

Muscat said he had informed Malta’s president that he will quit as leader of the governing Labor Party on Jan. 12 and that "in the days after I will resign as prime minister."

Trump to decide if he wants lawyers at impeachment hearings

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee asked President Donald Trump on Friday to say whether he’ll send his attorneys to participate in impeachment proceedings before the panel.

  Trump visits troops in Afghanistan, reveals US-Taliban talks

President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire.

Ads assail conservative legal group over Trump’s court picks

A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign assailing major law firms that sponsored the Federalist Society’s recent annual dinner, where Brett Kavanaugh addressed more than 2,000 people in tuxedos and gowns at Washington’s Union Station.

US to pay less into NATO budget as Macron urges deep talks

Macron's call for intensive talks on how to shore up security in Europe, cope with volatile member Turkey and restore U.S. leadership came as NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Washington will pay less into the alliance's budget from next year, with Germany filling the spending gap.

Fired Navy leader highly critical of Trump in SEAL case

Richard Spencer wrote an opinion piece published on The Washington Post’s website Wednesday evening in which he slammed President Trump, three days after he was fired.

Seoul says North Korea has fired 2 short-range projectiles

The reported launches were the 13th major public weapons test by North Korea this year and the first since it conducted what it called a test-firing of a new "super-large" multiple rocket launcher late last month.

Michigan, Illinois set to usher in recreational pot sales

Both Michigan and Illinois, which allows sales starting on Jan. 1, are officially joining nine other states that broadly allow marijuana sales.

China furious, Hong Kong celebrates after US move on bills

Thousands of pro-democracy activists crowded a public square in downtown Hong Kong on Thursday night for a “Thanksgiving Day” rally to thank the United States for passing the laws and vowed to “march on” in their fight.

Appeals court issues stay for former White House counsel

The House Judiciary Committee sought Donald McGahn’s testimony about efforts by the president to obstruct the investigation into Russian election interference.

  How to survive the tense Thanksgiving table talk

Pass the turkey, hold the arguments. How do you survive talking politics at the dinner table?

Report: US lacked technology to track separated families

The U.S. government separated thousands of families despite knowing it lacked the technology to document and track their whereabouts, according to a report released Wednesday by an internal government watchdog.

Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon in Watergate firing, dies

William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the U.S. Justice Department rather than carry out President Richard Nixon’s order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 87.

Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed

The Carters "look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains, where he will continue to recover," Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said Wednesday in a statement.

US economy looking durable despite risks from trade conflict

The Commerce Department says the July-September growth rate in the gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services slightly exceeded its initial estimate of a 1.9% rate.