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Susan Collins is 'open' to calling witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Monday appeared to break with some of her GOP colleagues when she stated that she is "open" to calling witnesses as part of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

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Lindsey Graham is suspicious that Rudy Giuliani's 'information' is just 'Russian propaganda'

Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested in a recent interview that the information which Rudy Giuliani has claimed to have gathered on Ukraine and former Vice President Joe Biden could be Russian propaganda.

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Donald Trump's personal attorney engaged in back-channel talks with Venezuela: report

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani reportedly engaged in a shadow diplomatic effort aimed at ousting Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from power amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and the South American country.

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu vows US recognition of Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated a campaign pledge Thursday to annex all Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jourdan Valley if he is re-elected in March, noting that the Trump administration supports the move.

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Germans think Trump is bigger threat to world peace than dictators as he becomes a global laughing stock

Germans believe that President Donald Trump is a bigger threat to global peace than several world leaders accused of regularly violating the human rights of those within their own borders, according to the results of a new poll.

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Michael Bloomberg has spent $120 million on ads since jumping into 2020 race last month: report

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reportedly spent about $120 million on digital and television advertising since jumping into race for the Democratic presidential nomination late last month.

In the three weeks since he entered the content, Bloomberg has spent more than $120 million on television and digital advertising, according to Politico. The candidate has focused on Super Tuesday states like California and Texas instead of the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. He has also reportedly poured cash into Florida, which votes one week after Super Tuesday and has 219 delegates up for grabs.

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Judge throws out new charges against Paul Manafort

A judge in New York on Wednesday dismissed charges against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, dealing a blow to purported efforts by the Manhattan district attorney to ensure that Manafort faces prison time should his former boss pardon him for his federal crimes.

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Inside the bizarre crafting of Trump's 'ridiculous' letter to Pelosi — which left White House lawyers in the dark

White House lawyers were reportedly left out of the drafting of President Donald Trump's scorching, six-page letter delivered Tuesday to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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Rudy Giuliani suggests Trump blessed his fact-finding mission in Ukraine

Rudy Giuliani suggested Tuesday that President Donald Trump is "very supportive" of his continued efforts to procure information he hopes will undermine allegations that the commander-in-chief abused the powers of his office by pressuring a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 election.

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Obama: A world ruled by women would improve 'just about everything'

Former President Barack Obama surmised Monday that a world ruled by women would produce a more harmonious society.

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Fox News judge explains why he would 'certainly' impeach Pres. Trump

Fox News Judge Andrew Napolitano declared Wednesday that he would "certainly" vote to impeach President Donald Trump if he was a member of Congress.

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Trump loses appeal to keep his financial records out of Congress' hands

Two banks must turn over President Donald Trump's financial records to Congress, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, dealing another blow for an executive who has sought to shield his personal financial records.

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Trump's top border official reportedly broke FBI rules to fund happy hours

President Trump's top border official reportedly broke federal ethics rules in a previous job by seeking sponsors to purchase alcohol and expensive meals for FBI happy hours, The San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing a watchdog report it had obtained.

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Supreme Court temporarily blocks release of Trump tax records

The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked the enforcement of a subpoena for President Donald Trump's long-sought tax returns, allowing itself more time to decide whether to take up a case that would test the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.

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Sen. Graham whines about anti-Trump bias in defense of Biden probe: 'We're not going to live in a country where just one party gets investigated'

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., defended his request for documents related to former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter's work in Ukraine, part of the GOP's latest effort to counter the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

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Bill Barr says Jeffrey Epstein's death was a 'perfect storm of screw-ups'

Attorney General William Barr said that while he had suspicions about the death of financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on Aug. 10 — while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in the country — he has concluded that Epstein's death was the result of a "perfect storm of screw-ups."

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More than 100 Democrats in Congress demand Trump fire Stephen Miller

More than 100 Democrats in Congress on Thursday signed a letter calling on President Donald Trump to "immediately remove" senior White House adviser Stephen Miller, whom they described as an "avid white nationalist" and "conspiracy theorist."

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Biden continues to stumble on the topic of race — and his competitors called him out for it

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., criticized former Vice President Joe Biden's position on legalizing marijuana at the federal level during Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta.

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Republican lawmaker calls new details about Trump revealed in impeachment testimony 'alarming'

Although a Republican lawmaker described President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine as "alarming" and "not OK," he nonetheless defended the president against the impeachment inquiry moving forward in the House of Representatives.

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Trump has found 'new ways to compensate Putin for election interference': Former Obama official

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Monday sharply criticized President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, suggesting that the decision is the latest sign that Trump has a soft spot for Russia and its authoritarian leader, Vladimir Putin.

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Christine Blasey Ford accepts 'Courage' award a year after Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation

Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers, said in a rare public appearance Sunday night that she felt she had a responsibility to the nation to come forward.

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Former reality television star Donald Trump and Fox News: Impeachment hearings only a 'TV show'

The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday opened its historic impeachment hearing into allegations that President Donald Trump pressured a foreign country to investigate a political rival in an attempt to bolster his re-election chances.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg absent from Supreme Court due to illness

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments Wednesday due to illness.

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Rudy Giuliani met with former Ukrainian diplomat last week: report

Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of President Donald Trump, met last week with former Ukrainian diplomat Andriy Telizhenko, who claims that Ukraine conspired with the Democratic National Committee to procure dirt linking Trump's presidential campaign to Russia in 2016.

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Trump lawyer aims for the Supreme Court to keep the president's taxes hidden

A federal appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump's effort to block New York prosecutors from obtaining his tax returns amid a claim of “presidential immunity,” setting the stage for a showdown in the Supreme Court.

Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow vowed Monday to appeal the case to the nation’s highest court.

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Retiring GOP congressman: 'There won't be a Republican Party' if it doesn't diversify

Retiring Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, the only black Republican in the House of Representatives, warned in a new interview that "there won't be a Republican Party in this country" if the GOP does not diversify.

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Trump's Russia ambassador pick breaks with the president on Ukraine call

Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan appeared to break with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, telling lawmakers that it would not be "in accord with our values" for a president to ask a foreign government to investigate a domestic political rival.

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Jeff Sessions is considering making a political comeback: reports

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions may soon try to mount a political comeback.

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Trump ally Gordon Sondland confirmed there was a Ukraine quid pro quo: lawyer

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told lawmakers last week that efforts by President Donald Trump to press Ukraine to probe his political rivals amounted to a quid pro quo, his lawyer revealed.

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Justice Dept opens criminal inquiry into its own Russia probe: reports

The Department of Justice has upgraded its own probe into the origins of the Russian investigation to a criminal investigation, multiple news outlets have reported.

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'Get your freaking job done': Meghan McCain mocks 'wannabe TV star' Republican Matt Gaetz for his absurd stunt

Meghan McCain was not impressed by the band of House Republicans who stormed a closed-door impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump on Wednesday in opposition of an alleged lack of transparency in the investigation — and even ordered pizza to fuel their protest.

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