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Former presidential contender decries Democrats' 'huge missed opportunity' to hammer Trump on foreign policy

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:50:55 -0500

Amid an impeachment scandal that focuses in large part on President Trump’s foreign policy, the subject was relegated to a bit player in the Wednesday night debate.....
Exclusive: Acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf makes unannounced visit to privately funded border wall

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:38:03 -0500

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf made an unpublicized visit Wednesday to the site of a privately constructed border wall during his first official trip to the southern border, Yahoo News h....
Trump impeachment hearings: 5 takeaways from Day 5 of public testimony

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:12:44 -0500

The White House’s former top expert on Russia, Fiona Hill, and a U.S. Embassy staffer in Ukraine, David Holmes, testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee.....
Republican decries Trump's 'misguided foreign policy' on Ukraine

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:49:24 -0500

Rep. Will Hurd offered the strongest rebuke of the president of any member of his party, but stopped short of supporting impeachment.....
Booker and Harris warn Dems: Electability doesn't just mean appealing to white voters

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:18:20 -0500

Electability is the biggest buzzword of the 2020 cycle. It’s what Democrats say they prize above all else: a nominee who can defeat Donald Trump. But it's also a code word. It tends to mask a raci....
After Sondland bombshell, Democrats look to expand Trump probe to Pompeo, others

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:12:24 -0500

House Democrats, emboldened after Ambassador Gordon Sondland provided stunning testimony Wednesday, are debating whether to expand the investigation to other Trump administration officials.....
Fiona Hill: Trump assigned diplomats in Ukraine for a 'domestic political errand'

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:56:49 -0500

Fiona Hill told the House impeachment hearing that President Trump assigned numerous diplomats to carry out a “political errand” in Ukraine that diverged from national security concerns.....
Why won’t Jeffrey Epstein death conspiracies go away?

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:56:18 -0500

A broad swath of the public has refused to accept the official explanation that wealthy financier Jeffery Epstein died by suicide. Why have theories that he was murdered persisted?....
While you weren't sleeping: In face of impeachment, Trump pursues agenda on courts, environment, Israel and more

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:00:59 -0500

The work of the Trump administration continues on a variety of fronts, largely overshadowed by the high drama of a president accused of high crimes and misdemeanors.....
State Department official gives 'firsthand' account of Trump pushing for investigating Biden

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:32:50 -0500

David Holmes told Congress on Thursday that he overheard President Trump discussing the need for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in July, and that he came forward to testify bec....
Former Trump adviser blasts 'false narrative' of Ukraine election interference

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:54:16 -0500

Fiona Hill, a former top national security adviser to President Trump, told Republicans in the House impeachment inquiry Thursday morning to stop advancing a “fictional narrative” that Ukraine interfe....
Full coverage: Trump impeachment hearings — Day 5

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:24:55 -0500

Public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry continued on Capitol Hill Thursday, with Fiona Hill and David Holmes testifying in an open session.....
Agencies sue Trump administration over executive order on refugee resettlement

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:00:40 -0500

Three refugee resettlement agencies are suing the Trump administration over an executive order that seeks to give state and local officials unprecedented power to block refugees from resettling in the....
4 key takeaways from the 5th Democratic debate

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:33:53 -0500

Booker hits Biden over legalization, the former vice president brags about his support from black voters, Buttigieg escapes relatively unscathed and more highlights from Wednesday's debate in Atla....
Gabbard and Harris clash over visions for the Democratic Party

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:19:39 -0500

At the Democratic debate in Atlanta on Wednesday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Sen. Kamala Harris of California clashed over their differing visions for the party, particularly when it comes to fo....
Impeachment Explained: Key takeaways from Day 4 of public hearings

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:18:50 -0500

Nov. 20 was the fourth day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. What were the big takeaways? Yahoo News explains.....
House Democrats ponder expanding impeachment probe after Sondland 'game changer' testimony

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:54:24 -0500

Gordon Sondland’s explosive testimony Wednesday that “everyone was in the loop” on President Trump’s efforts to secure an investigation of a political rival prompted rank-and-file Democrats to discuss....
GOP claim that Trump cares about corruption takes a hit at impeachment hearing

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:26:09 -0500

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., took issue with a defense of President Trump floated by Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas.....
Trump impeachment: 4 takeaways from Sondland's testimony and Day 4 hearings

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:58:26 -0500

The fourth day of public hearings in the . Trump impeachment inquiry included testimony from Gordon Sondland, Laura Cooper and David Hale.....
Pentagon official says Ukrainians asked about aid the same day Trump spoke to Zelensky

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:51:27 -0500

Laura Cooper testified that a Ukrainian official asked the Pentagon on July 25 “what is going on” with nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine.....
What's behind the Buttigieg bounce?

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:46:41 -0500

In the life of a presidential campaign, there are polling blips, bumps and bounces. Only some of them signal a real shift in the race. ....
Guide to the Trump impeachment inquiry: The key players

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:23:30 -0500

As the drama in Washington unfolds, and a large cast of characters makes its way to the impeachment inquiry stage, keeping track of who is testifying during the public hearings and whom they are talki....
Pompeo pulled into spotlight by Sondland

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:05:42 -0500

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came under heightened scrutiny in the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday when a key witness implicated him in what he said was a quid pro quo scheme directed by President ....
Sondland pressed on why Trump has blocked witnesses: 'I wish I could answer'

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:57:18 -0500

Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., took aim at the members of the Trump administration who have refused to testify in the impeachment inquiry.....
Sondland testimony reveals no smoking gun, but no vindication of Trump in impeachment hearing

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:26:56 -0500

Even if Gordon Sondland’s damning opening statement set the tone on cable news and social media, much of the rest of his testimony was ambiguous.....
Maloney hammers Sondland on changing testimony — and extracts key concession

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:52:21 -0500

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney chastised Gordon Sondland during the U.S. ambassador to the European Union’s testimony Wednesday.....
Bolivia in crisis after ‘coup’ against president

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:34:47 -0500

Evo Morales, who had been president of Bolivia for 14 years, resigned last week amid allegations he fixed an election. In his absence, the country is teetering on the brink of violence and authoritari....
Trump's memo to self on Sondland testimony: 'I want nothing'

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:08:21 -0500

The president’s notes when addressing the media after Ambassador Gordon Sondland's impeachment testimony included, “I want nothing I want nothing.”....
Sondland testifies Trump team sought announcement of Biden investigation, not its findings

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:29:16 -0500

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified that he never heard anyone in the Trump administration "say that the [Ukraine] investigations had to start or be completed."....
Sondland throws Giuliani under a caravan of buses

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:37:25 -0500

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union — who has been widely seen as the impeachment inquiry’s most consequential witness — put Rudy Giuliani at the center of the effort to pressur....
Read Gordon Sondland's opening statement from impeachment hearing

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:25:21 -0500

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union stated he worked at President Trump's direction to push a quid pro quo with Ukraine.....
Full coverage: Trump impeachment hearings — Day 4

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:21:53 -0500

Public hearings continued on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with witness, including U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, delivering testimony House Democrats say is damning for President Tr....
FBI seeks interview with CIA whistleblower

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:16:37 -0500

The FBI recently sought to question the CIA whistleblower who filed a complaint over President Trump’s July 25 Ukraine call — a move that came after a vigorous internal debate within the bureau over h....
Rashida Tlaib: Trump impeachment hearings 'very liberating'

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:00:36 -0500

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is among the Democrats most associated with impeachment. She says she's happy to see that the House hearings looking into President Trump's attempts to procure a ....
Impeachment Explained: Key takeaways from day 3 of public hearings

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:51:15 -0500

Nov. 19 was the third day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. What were the big takeaways? Yahoo News explains.....
Impeachment witnesses cast doubt on Trump's motives for requesting Ukrainian investigations

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:05:21 -0500

Two theories cited by President Trump came under fire Tuesday by witnesses at his impeachment hearing.....
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for ousting White House adviser Stephen Miller as a 'white supremacist'

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:01:02 -0500

Ocasio-Cortez described Miller’s presence as one of the more “disturbing” aspects of the Trump administration. She is among many Democrats who have called for Miller’s removal.....
Schiff gives fiery closing on Day 3 of public hearings

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:56:32 -0500

After nearly 12 hours of testimony, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff concluded Day 3 of public impeachment inquiry hearings with impassioned remarks.....
Impeachment testimony by Volker and Morrison doesn't totally contradict White House narrative, a partial victory for Trump

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:52:08 -0500

On Tuesday afternoon, former National Security Council staffer Tim Morrison and former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker testified before the House Intelligence Committee in the impeachment inquiry....
Trump impeachment hearings: 4 takeaways from Day 3 of public testimony

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:30:09 -0500

The inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine continued with testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Jennifer Williams, Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison.....
Dem lawmaker says it's his 'mission' to have Trump removed from office

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:12:56 -0500

“It’s about what he’s doing to our country and how he is corrupting our society,” said Rep. Al Green.....
Warren tries to escape shadow of Medicare for All as crucial debate looms

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:57:54 -0500

Is Elizabeth Warren past her peak? Reading all the hot takes online, you’d almost think so. And so with Wednesday’s Washington Post/MSNBC debate looming, and with the Iowa caucuses a mere two and a ha....
Trump turns 'very routine' physical into attack on media

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:55:52 -0500

President Trump lashed out at the media Tuesday over reporting about his sudden trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend.....
FBI investigating role of 'criminal enterprise' in death of Jeffrey Epstein

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:21:32 -0500

Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said Tuesday that the FBI is looking into whether a “criminal enterprise” played a role in Jeffrey Epstein’s death.....
Impeachment Explained: Who is Gordon Sondland?

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:48:43 -0500

All eyes will be on the U.S. ambassador to the European Union when he testifies on Day 4 of public impeachment hearings on Nov. 20. So who is Gordon Sondland? Yahoo News explains.....
Ocasio-Cortez: Trump was 'clearly engaged in extortion and bribery'

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:26:36 -0500

Ocasio-Cortez discussed the issue with Yahoo News on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as the third day of public hearings was being conducted in the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry.....
Obama aides deny they left behind nasty notes when they departed White House — in 2017

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:50:33 -0500

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said that Obama officials left Trump personnel messages after the presidential transition.....
Army officer on Trump phone call said it was his 'duty' to report president

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:16:36 -0500

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman told Congress Tuesday that he listened to President Trump’s July phone call with the president of Ukraine and immediately knew it was his “duty” to report Trump’s “improper”....
GOP Rep. King's parting advice to Trump: 'Don't punch down'

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:55:04 -0500

“Tone down the tweets, don't punch down, you're the president of the United States,” said King in an interview on the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” when asked if he had any advice for the ....
Full coverage: Trump impeachment hearings — Day 3

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:07:49 -0500

Public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry continued on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as four more witnesses from the White House and State Department testified in an open session.....