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Supreme Court to take up all 3 Trump subpoena challenges this term

iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals from President Donald Trump in three separate cases seeking access to his personal financial records, including tax returns, personal checks and credit card transactions.Three congressional committees and a New York prosecutor each issued subpoenas for the records, after which Trump challenged those requests in…read more »

Trump accuses Democrats of ‘trivializing impeachment’ after vote on articles

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Just about an hour after the House Judiciary Committee Friday approved two articles of impeachment against him, President Donald Trump accused them of “trivializing” the constitutional process for political gain.Before a meeting with Paraguay’s president at the White House, Trump told reporters he had been working on a China trade deal…read more »

Presidential contenders might skip December debate over labor dispute, throwing matchup into turmoil

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) —  Less than a week before the last Democratic primary debate of 2019, all seven of the presidential candidates, including polling front-runners, former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who are qualified and are anticipated to appear on the stage in Los Angeles, announced…read more »

House Judiciary Committee set to vote on Trump impeachment articles

drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House Judiciary Committee on Friday morning was set to vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, before sending them to the full House for historic final votes next week.The committee is meeting after some 14 hours of bitter debate over the wording of the charges of “abuse of power”…read more »

Heavily redacted communications on withholding of Ukraine aid released

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration released heavily redacted documents Thursday evening that, without the redactions, would have been the first communications revealed between government agencies regarding aid money to Ukraine being held up.The Freedom of Information Act request, filed by the Center for Public Integrity, a D.C.-based nonprofit group that specializes in investigative reporting,…read more »

First four primary debates of 2020 announced

Heidi Gutman/Walt Disney Television(WASHINGTON) — Democrats will kick off 2020 with four Democratic primary debates in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday. The debates will take place in January and February.ABC News, in partnership with ABC’s New Hampshire affiliate WMUR-TV and Apple News, will hold the first debate…read more »

After day-long debate, House Judiciary postpones vote on impeachment articles until Friday

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday contentiously debated the wording of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for 14 hours before Democrats postponed a final vote on the charges until Friday.Chairman Jerry Nadler suddenly recessed the panel shortly before midnight, angering Republicans who were preparing to drop their amendments and vote…read more »