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Trump’s aides eye moving impeachment witnesses out of White House jobs

Trump’s aides eye moving impeachment witnesses out of White House jobs

President Donald Trump’s aides have explored moving some impeachment witnesses on loan to the White House from other agencies, such as Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, back to their home departments ahead of schedule, according to people familiar with the conversations. As public hearings bring the officials’ allegations to his television screen, Trump is asking anew…MORE

Senior State Department official accused of padding resume resigns

Senior State Department official accused of padding resume resigns

A senior State Department official who appeared to have extravagantly padded her resume and to have touted a fake TIME magazine cover to bolster her standing has resigned, according to a letter obtained by CNN. Mina Chang, deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, announced her decision on Monday, blaming a…MORE

Michael Bloomberg and the tradition of expecting black forgiveness

Michael Bloomberg and the tradition of expecting black forgiveness

It’s a prevailing assumption: Black Americans will reliably forgive. On Sunday, Michael Bloomberg apologized for the New York Police Department’s promotion of “stop and frisk,” a controversial policing strategy that disproportionately affected black and Latino men and was a pillar of the former mayor’s approach to crime control for more than a decade. “Over time,…MORE

Trump campaign blitzes Facebook with ads attacking impeachment inquiry

Trump campaign blitzes Facebook with ads attacking impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign ran more than 6,000 Facebook ads mentioning impeachment during the first week of public hearings in the inquiry, according to an analysis of ad data. The ads — which could have cost up to $1 million — highlight the unique role social media is playing in America’s first impeachment hearings…MORE

Is Joe Biden actually underrated now?

Is Joe Biden actually underrated now?

It’s popular — particularly on Twitter! — to blast former Vice President Joe Biden and declare his presidential hopes dead. And given his poor fundraising through the end of September and his, uh, middling debate performances, there are some real facts behind that perception. But one of the under-told storylines of the 2020 campaign to…MORE

Pompeo declines to defend diplomats attacked by Trump

Pompeo declines to defend diplomats attacked by Trump

In his first briefing since the start of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to defend State Department officials who have been attacked by President Donald Trump. “I’m not going to get into the issues surrounding the Democrat impeachment inquiry,” Pompeo told reporters at the State Department Monday,…MORE

DOJ inspector general scheduled to testify about Russia report

DOJ inspector general scheduled to testify about Russia report

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 11 to discuss the findings of his report into the opening of the Russia investigation, Chairman Lindsey Graham announced Monday. “Mr. Horowitz will be appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 11, where he will deliver a detailed report…MORE

Democratic attorneys general group will only endorse candidates supporting abortion rights

Democratic attorneys general group will only endorse candidates supporting abortion rights

The group for state Democratic attorneys general issued a warning to potential candidates on Monday — back abortion rights, or we won’t back you. The Democratic Attorneys General Association announced that it would only endorse candidates who support abortion access and publicly vow to defend reproductive rights, a requirement the group called “first-of-its-kind for any…MORE

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