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Impeachment inquiry polling has stabilized. A majority of Americans are for it.

Impeachment inquiry polling has stabilized. A majority of Americans are for it.

First things first: The theme song of the week is the closing credits to “Hercules.” Poll of the week: A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that 51% of voters nationwide approve of the House’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. That compares with 45% who disapprove of it. The Quinnipiac poll is the latest that…MORE

Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

The Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia election interference probe keeps getting unwanted assists from the White House, raising questions of how the department will be able to defend the legitimacy of any of its eventual findings. From the start, the probe has been driven by Attorney General William Barr’s suspicions —…MORE

Fact check: Cutting through the misinformation on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Fact check: Cutting through the misinformation on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Since the White House announced the withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria on October 6, President Donald Trump’s attempts to control the narrative have been rife with misinformation and political spin. He insinuated the Kurds would be fine without continued US support because the US had already given them “massive” amounts of money and…MORE

McConnell slams Trump administration for Syria withdrawal

McConnell slams Trump administration for Syria withdrawal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday strongly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, calling it a “grave strategic mistake” in a blistering op-ed. McConnell’s public criticism of the Trump administration is rare, but he has been vocally opposed to the President’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria…MORE

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

The body of Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol next week, the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. A formal memorial service for the Maryland Democrat is scheduled for Thursday morning, also in Statuary Hall, for all members of Congress, Cummings’ family and…MORE

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

In a letter to the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry, Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison wrote Friday that the Energy Department is “unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time.” Read the letter below: cnn.com/2019/10/18/politics/energy-department-democrats-letter/index.htmlMORE