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KAMALA HARRIS Dec 3

Kamala Harris Drops Out of Presidential Race

After dropping in the polls, Sen. Kamala Harris has exited the 2020 race for president.

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  • impeachment 20 hours ago

    Trump Impeachment Vote Underscores a Harshly Partisan Era

    This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House approved two impeachment articles against Democrat Clinton. While that battle was bitterly partisan, it was blurrier than the near party-line votes expected this week

  • Afghanistan 15 hours ago

    Trump Admin Intends to Announce Withdrawal of More Than 4,000 Troops From Afghanistan

    The Trump administration intends to announce the drawdown of more than 4,000 troops from Afghanistan as early next week, according to three current and former U.S. officials. The withdrawal will leave between 8,000 and 9,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the officials said.

  • Fact Check 22 hours ago

    Fact Check: Trump’s Impeachment Rage, Bloomberg on Coal

    As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown. Trump also branded Democrats crazy for wanting to impeach him after all the…

  • Iowa 22 hours ago

    Iowa Democrats Worry ‘Medicare for All’ Hurts Key Industry

    Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system. “What about the little guys that work in the insurance business,

  • climate change 23 hours ago

    Climate Talks Stall as Chile Mediates a Compromise

    Chilean officials presiding over this year’s U.N. climate talks said Saturday they plan to propose a compromise to bridge yawning differences among countries that have been deadlocked on key issues for the past two weeks. With the meeting already into extra time, draft documents presented overnight failed to achieve consensus. Observers and environmental groups warned that they risked undoing

  • Brexit 22 hours ago

    Johnson’s Win May Deliver Brexit But Could Risk UK’s Breakup

    Leaving the European Union is not the only split British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to worry about. Johnson’s commanding election victory this week may let him fulfil his campaign promise to “get Brexit done,” but it could also imperil the future of the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland and Northern Ireland didn’t vote

  • Sudan Dec 14

    Ex-Sudan Strongman al-Bashir Gets 2 Years for Corruption

    A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup.

    That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict in the

  • China Dec 14

    AP Exclusive: China Tightens Up on Info After Xinjiang Leaks

    The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-level meetings in response to leaks of classified papers on its mass detention camps for Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities, according to four people in contact with government employees there.

  • North Korea Dec 14

    North Korea Conducts Another Test at Long-Range Rocket Site

    North Korea said Saturday it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its nuclear deterrent.

    The test possibly involved technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially reach the continental United States.

  • impeachment Dec 14

    Icy Silence, Frayed Connections: Impeachment Takes a Toll on Congress

    The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking. One by one, the members around the Judiciary Committee dais voted on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Then they bolted for the doors and the airports, in more than one case without a word. The all-business iciness during those eight gavel-to-gavel minutes reflected the gravity of advancing…

  • Greta Thunberg Dec 14

    First Lady Appears to Condone Trump’s Criticism of Greta Thunberg

    Melania Trump on Friday appeared to condone her husband’s criticism of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, saying through a spokeswoman that her 13-year-old son, Barron, is in a different category than the teenage climate activist “who travels the globe giving speeches.” “He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in an emailed statement the day after President

  • Donald Trump Dec 14

    Supreme Court to Take Up Dispute Over Subpoenas for Trump Records

    The Supreme Court says it will hear President Donald Trump’s pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private. The justices’ decision Friday to hear cases involving demands for records from Trump’s banks and accounting firm means the court is likely to issue final rulings in June, amid Trump’s campaign for re-election.

  • Donald Trump Dec 13

    President Trump Reacts After House Judiciary Passes Impeachment Articles

    President Donald Trump addressed the media after the House Judiciary Committee sent two articles of impeachment to the full House of Representatives for consideration next week.

  • Trump Impeachment Dec 13

    Nadler Announces Articles of Impeachment Moving to Full House

    Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., announces the articles of impeachment debated in the House Judiciary Committee will now move to the full House of Representatives

  • trade Dec 14

    China and US Reach Phase One Trade Deal

    President Donald Trump said Friday that as part of the U.S.-China trade deal Washington will not charge China with any new tariffs and slightly reduce existing tariffs.

  • spending plan Dec 13

    Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Long-Delayed Spending Plan

    Massachusetts lawmakers approved a spending plan Thursday for more than $1 billion in surplus tax revenue from the last fiscal year. House and Senate lawmakers sent the budget to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk in the early morning. Lawmakers approved $541 million in spending. The remaining money was deposited in the state’s rainy day fund, bringing that fund’s total

  • impeachment Dec 13

    Panel Vote Sends Trump Impeachment Charges to Full House

    Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a vote by the full U.S. House on Friday, as the Judiciary Committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in the constitutional and political storm that has divided Congress and the nation.

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