U.S. House panel announces contempt proceedings against Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee announced contempt proceedings against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, citing his refusal to comply with a subpoena for records into his “transparently political misuse” of department resources. The Democratic chairman of the committee, Eliot Engel, also cited Pompeo’s speech from Jerusalem before the Republican National Convention and said “he […]

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Warren says she would accept an offer to be Biden's running mate

(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday that she would accept an offer to be Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate if the position were offered. “Yes,” said Warren when she was asked on MSNBC how she would respond if Biden asked her to serve as his vice president. Biden, who was Barack Obama’s vice president, has […]

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U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state’s popular vote, an act that could upend an election. The Supreme Court will take […]

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US Capitol Christmas tree lights up Washington

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and representatives from New Mexico lit the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree Wednesday, heralding the holiday season in a traditional evening ceremony that dates back more than 50 years. Asher Dean, a fourth grader from Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, who won an essay contest to participate in the ceremony, flipped the switch. He was joined by the […]

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