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Trump Running Out of Options for Homeland Security Secretary

Tuesday  06:30,   22 october 2019
nytimes

Nearly a year before the 2020 election, President Trump is running out of options in his search for a leader for the Department of Homeland Security who could win Senate confirmation or even serve in an acting capacity — and still carry out the... >>>

Democrats Seek Insider Trading Probe After ‘Trump Chaos’ Article

Tuesday  05:35,   22 october 2019
bloomberg

Democratic lawmakers are increasingly demanding that U.S. authorities investigate allegations raised in a recent magazine article that traders might be using non-public government information to reap huge illegal profits, even as the exchange where... >>>

White Evangelicals Stand Behind Trump Despite Impeachment Inquiry: Survey

Tuesday  05:15,   22 october 2019
huffingtonpost

As House Democrats investigate President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, white evangelicals are standing firmly behind their man. A new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute illustrates how loyal this powerful religious... >>>

Trump viewed Ukraine as adversary, not ally, witnesses say

Tuesday  05:15,   22 october 2019
msn

Behind closed doors, President Donald Trump has made his views on Ukraine clear: "They tried to take me down." The president, according to people familiar with testimony in the House impeachment investigation, sees the Eastern European ally, not... >>>

Elijah Cummings to 'lie in state' in Capitol's Statuary Hall in new arrangement

Tuesday  04:40,   22 october 2019
foxnews

The late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will “lie in state” this Thursday in Statuary Hall of the Capitol ahead of his funeral in Baltimore on Friday, officials announced. Lawmakers from both parties are set to speak in remembrance of the House... >>>

House Democrats ask judge to dismiss Trump lawsuit over NY tax return law

Tuesday  03:45,   22 october 2019
thehill

House Democrats on Monday urged a federal judge to dismiss them from President Trump’s lawsuit challenging a New York law that allows congressional committees to request his state tax returns. © The Hill House Democrats ask judge to dismiss Trump... >>>

Putin and Hungary’s Orban helped sour Trump on Ukraine

Tuesday  03:45,   22 october 2019
washingtonpost

The Russian and Hungarian leaders reinforced Trump’s view of Ukraine as a hopelessly corrupt... >>>

Trump Has More Than 2,500 Conflicts of Interest and Counting, Live Tracker by Watchdog Finds

Tuesday  03:00,   22 october 2019
newsweek

Though Trump canceled the G7 summit at his Doral property, it "absolutely" still counts as a conflict of interest because he promoted his resort in the process, the watchdog told Newsweek.Trump has 2,551 conflicts in the 1,004 days he has been in... >>>

Democrats zero in on 'abuse of power' in impeachment inquiry

Tuesday  03:00,   22 october 2019
nbcnews

Pelosi is said to favor one sweeping charge related to Ukraine, but there's some debate about the need for additional charges.As Democrats continue closed-door depositions with critical witnesses and prepare to move to the next phase of public... >>>

Bernie Sanders defends Tulsi Gabbard, says claim that she's a Russian asset is 'outrageous'

Tuesday  02:45,   22 october 2019
usatoday

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are both among the many lawmakers who have come to Tulsi Gabbard's defense."Tulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend this country," Sanders said in a tweet Monday. "People can disagree on issues, but... >>>

House rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff

Tuesday  02:15,   22 october 2019
thehill

Democrats in the House turned aside a GOP-led privileged resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Monday in a 218-185 vote. © Greg Nash House rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff Republicans and President >>>

Facebook takedowns show new Russian activity targeted Biden, praised Trump

Tuesday  02:05,   22 october 2019
washingtonpost

Facebook on Monday said it removed a network of Russian-backed accounts that posed as locals weighing in on political issues in swing states, praising President Trump and attacking former Vice President Joe Biden, illustrating that the familiar... >>>

Why Republicans are trying to censure Adam Schiff

Tuesday  01:40,   22 october 2019
washingtonpost

It's emblematic of Republicans’ broader problem: They don’t have much to work with to defend Trump from allegations that he used foreign policy to benefit himself politically. So they’re trying to get mileage out of a perceived blunder by the... >>>

Mulvaney faces uncertain future after public gaffes

Tuesday  01:25,   22 october 2019
thehill

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is finding himself on shaky ground following a pair of public appearances that produced more problems than solutions for his boss, President Trump. © Getty Images Mulvaney faces uncertain future after... >>>

Trump fielding ideas for replacing acting chief of staff Mulvaney: sources

Tuesday  01:25,   22 october 2019
reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump has been fielding suggestions from allies on who might succeed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, amid frustration at his team's response to the Democrats' impeachment inquiry, two sources close to the... >>>