Trump public impeachment hearings: What you can expect

The first public hearings in the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump begin Wednesday, when Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent are scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in an open session. Marie Yovanovitch, the ousted former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, will testify Friday. (There are no hearings Thursday.) […]

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A year out from the 2020 election, nearly half of Americans want Trump impeached and removed, new NBC/WSJ poll says

About half of Americans now want Congress to impeach President Donald Trump and remove him from office, up slightly from a month ago, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows. In the Democratic primary race the poll showed former Vice President Joe Biden leading Sen. Elizabeth Warren by 27% to 23%, with Sen. Bernie Sanders in third place with […]

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California Rep. Katie Hill gives final speech in Congress: ‘I’m leaving now because of a double standard’

WASHINGTON – California Rep. Katie Hill gave her last speech on the House floor Thursday after announcing her resignation would be effective Friday. Hill, a freshman Democrat representing California’s 25th district, resigned following allegations she had an inappropriate sexual relationship with staffers. Speaking to a near-empty chamber, Hill apologized to her supporters for mistakes she said will haunt her. “To those […]

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Facebook, Google, Amazon face another House inquiry: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google will face a congressional inquiry on how the big technology companies may be damaging the competitive landscape for small businesses, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez plans to invite the companies to face questions from the committee in late October or early November, Bloomberg said. […]

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GOP Lawmaker Resigns, Will Plead Guilty in Insider-Trading Case

U.S. Representative Christopher Collins, a Republican from New York who was an early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential run, is resigning from Congress and pleading guilty in an insider-trading case. Collins was charged last year with passing non-public information about Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd., an Australian biotechnology company, to his son. The lawmaker was arrested in August 2018 along with the […]

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If impeachment inquiry drags on, Democrats risk sparking sympathy for Trump

The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump could turn into a big risk for House Democrats, especially if it gets drawn out, experts told CNBC. "Because the longer this is stretched out … you're going to generate some sympathy for Donald Trump in the long run," Larry Sabato, founder and director at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, […]

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Comey says he hopes Congress doesn't impeach Trump: It lets the American people 'off the hook'

Nancy Pelosi to address the media on impeachment Speaker Pelosi to hold meeting of full caucus to consider steps to advance impeachment; Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill. Former FBI Director James Comey said he hopes Congress will not ultimately impeach President Trump, saying it would too easily let the American people "off the hook." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., […]

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FAA misled Congress on inspector training for Boeing 737 Max, investigators say

Pilots physical strength a concern or Boeing Max 8 jets? Retired airline pilot Mark Weiss on the fallout from the crashes of two Boeing Max 8 jets. A whistleblower has brought to light concerns about the training requirements for Boeing 737 Max pilots. Continue Reading Below Investigators examining the complaint have concluded that safety inspectors were themselves “underqualified” — and […]

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Democrats press for stricter U.S. gun-sale checks, Trump non-committal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress pledged on Monday to intensify pressure for stricter gun-sale background check legislation, citing strong public backing for the measure, but received no sign of support yet from President Donald Trump. With Congress returning from a long summer recess, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi again urged […]

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Liberal U.S. House Democrat urges Trump impeachment decision by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leading progressive voice in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Thursday for intensifying the probe into President Donald Trump’s behavior in office with the goal of determining whether to impeach him by year’s end. Democratic Representative Ro Khanna, vice chair of the 98-member Congressional Progressive Caucus, told reporters he thought former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s […]

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