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Adam Schiff piles pressure on Republicans under fire

Adam Schiff piles pressure on Republicans under fire

Senators are soon going to start seeing Adam Schiff in their sleep. The lead House impeachment manager is relentlessly pressuring the handful of Republican jurors who are considering a vote to call witness and delay the acquittal that President Donald Trump craves from his impeachment trial. Heading into the final day of his effort to…MORE

Takeaways from Day 3 of Trump’s impeachment trial

Takeaways from Day 3 of Trump’s impeachment trial

President Donald Trump has said, repeatedly, that people should “read the transcript” of his fateful July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. So, Rep. Adam Schiff ended the third day of Trump’s impeachment trial by following the President’s advice. Trump has lambasted Schiff for previous inaccurately paraphrasing the call last year. But on Thursday…MORE

US declines UK request to extradite American accused in teen’s death

US declines UK request to extradite American accused in teen’s death

The United States has declined the United Kingdom’s request to extradite American citizen Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat, who was charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of a British teenager last August. A State Department spokesperson cited Sacoolas’ diplomatic status at the time of the accident and said granting such…MORE

Republican senator attacks National Security Council aide who testified in impeachment probe

Republican senator attacks National Security Council aide who testified in impeachment probe

Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn spent hours attacking Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal, on Twitter Thursday, including questioning the Purple Heart recipient’s patriotism. Over a series of tweets, Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, made the unfounded claim that Vindman had leaked knowledge of President…MORE

Dissatisfaction with abortion laws rises on both sides of the debate

Dissatisfaction with abortion laws rises on both sides of the debate

Nearly a half century after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the United States, new polls show a majority of Americans continue to support legal abortion but that there’s rising dissatisfaction with the status quo, on both sides. The surveys, released by Gallup and the Kaiser Family Foundation on Wednesday, come in the wake of…MORE

GOP senators call House case against Trump repetitive and nothing ‘new’

GOP senators call House case against Trump repetitive and nothing ‘new’

House Democrats haven’t yet finished outlining their case to remove President Donald Trump from office, but many Senate Republicans are dismissing the arguments as nothing “new,” while others are saying the impeachment managers have become repetitive in their presentation or that they don’t believe their arguments have changed any minds so far. “So far as…MORE

Two of four FISA warrants against Carter Page declared invalid

Two of four FISA warrants against Carter Page declared invalid

The Justice Department has declared invalid two of the four surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign associate Carter Page, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court said Thursday. The acknowledgment to the surveillance court is the latest fallout from December’s scathing inspector general report, which faulted the FBI for a series of misstatements and omissions in the…MORE

Senate GOP uses Trump’s executive privilege threat as rallying cry against subpoenas

Senate GOP uses Trump’s executive privilege threat as rallying cry against subpoenas

A growing number of Republicans are pointing to President Donald Trump’s threat to invoke executive privilege in order to make their case against subpoenas sought by Democrats for key witnesses and documents, a development that could bolster Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s goal of a swift end to the impeachment trial. GOP senators are privately…MORE

1 in 3 GOPers think Trump did something illegal. But…

1 in 3 GOPers think Trump did something illegal. But…

One in three Republican voters (32%) in a new Pew national poll say that Donald Trump “probably” or “definitely” did something illegal either while running for president or during his first three years in office. Which, well, wow. Right? That’s a big number — especially when you consider how Republicans have, almost unanimously, fallen into…MORE