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White House aide's words on Ukraine upend impeachment strategy, rattle allies

Friday  18:35,   18 october 2019
reuters

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's comments seemed to undermine the core arguments that President Trump has made against impeachment.White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday that Trump's decision to withhold... >>>

Shoelaces, ice cream and flower power: The weirdest things the 2020 candidates bought

Friday  18:00,   18 october 2019
politico

Here are the weirdest, most interesting ways the Democratic presidential campaigns spent money between the beginning of July and the end of September. © Don RyanAP Photo Former Vice President Joe Biden. $3,800 for Biden’s favorite dessertFormer Vice >>>

Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter Biden’s Ukraine work but was rebuffed

Friday  17:05,   18 october 2019
washingtonpost

George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, was told in 2015 that then-Vice President Joe Biden didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the matter.George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that... >>>

Rick Perry's departure has 'nothing' to do with Ukraine: White House spokeswoman

Friday  16:40,   18 october 2019
reuters

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's decision to step down by the end of the year had "absolutely nothing" to do with the controversy, White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said on Friday. © Matthew Eisman/Getty Images Energy Secretary Rick Perry... >>>

Analysis: The impeachment inquiry is making Nancy Pelosi more popular.

Friday  15:55,   18 october 2019
washingtonpost

Speakers usually lose popularity over time. Pelosi's bucking the trend.That’s not too surprising. Trump’s approval rating has been remarkably stable over his presidency’s 18 months. Moreover, it’s hard for the scandal to affect Trump supporters’ >>>

Pentagon expert could reveal key details in Ukraine probe

Friday  15:25,   18 october 2019
news.yahoo

Laura K. Cooper, who played a crucial role in trying to move the Ukrainian aid forward, is set to testify Friday in the impeachment inquiry.“You can count on the United States to remain your strong partner in strengthening Ukraine’s military to... >>>

Rick Perry stares down subpoena deadline in Trump impeachment probe, one day after resignation

Friday  13:36,   18 october 2019
usatoday

Energy Secretary Rick Perry faces a subpoena deadline Friday to turn over documents relating to the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump , a day after he offered his resignation. © Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite... >>>

Senate GOP braces for impeachment trial 'roller coaster'

Friday  13:35,   18 october 2019
thehill

Republicans are bracing for a high-stakes impeachment fight as soon as next month as a trial in the Senate looks all but inevitable. © Greg Nash Senate GOP braces for impeachment trial 'roller coaster' With House Democrats wading deeper into their... >>>

Evidence in case against Giuliani's South Florida associates includes 50 bank accounts

Friday  12:15,   18 october 2019
miamiherald

NEW YORK CITY -- A South Florida businessman accused of secretly working with clients of President Donald Trump's personal attorney to funnel illegal foreign cash to U.S. political campaigns pleaded not guilty to a felony conspiracy charge... >>>

Exclusive: Hunter Biden on getting married after 6 days and why rehab is 'courageous'

Friday  11:45,   18 october 2019
abcnews.go

Hunter Biden was not alone when he stepped out of the shadows in his first broadcast interview since drawing the ire of President Donald Trump. By his side was his new 33-year-old bride, Melissa Cohen Biden, whom he married in Los Angeles in May --... >>>

Trump hails Syria cease-fire after playing role in crisis

Friday  11:45,   18 october 2019
msn

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Donald Trump framed the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal with Turkey as "a great day for civilization" but its effect was largely to mitigate a foreign policy crisis widely seen to be of his own making. After hours of... >>>

Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it'

Friday  10:05,   18 october 2019
thehill

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday over a speech he made that day at Georgetown University, alleging that the social media founder's comments show "how unprepared >>>

Conservative veterans will fan out in Washington to defend Trump Syria strategy

Friday  09:20,   18 october 2019
washingtonexaminer

A group of conservative veterans is preparing to visit Washington to laud President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from northern Syria and to urge Republicans to back his intention to pull out of Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle East. ©... >>>

Beto O'Rourke: Congress should block Trump from hosting G-7 at his Doral resort

Friday  08:15,   18 october 2019
foxnews

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, one of the Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump in 2020, urged Republicans in Congress to envoke a clause of the Constitution that potentially would block President Trump from hosting the G-7 summit at a... >>>

Arizona secretary of state asks for bigger budget for 2020 election year, slams predecessor

Friday  08:00,   18 october 2019
azcentral

In a scathing letter, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs asks legislators to boost her budget for the 2020 election year.Hobbs' request, made public Thursday, would increase her office's budget to more than $28 million for the fiscal year that starts in >>>