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  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Trump Administration Quietly Releases Lebanon Military Aid

    The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday and...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Trump to Tariff Steel and Aluminum From Argentina and Brazil

    President Donald Trump on Monday accused Argentina and Brazil of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he’ll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate. Trump also called on America’s central bank to take action to prevent other countries from devaluing their currencies. Both South American nations were among a group of U.S. allies that Trump...

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2019

    White House Says It Won’t Participate in Impeachment Hearing

    The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a likely Senate trial. A draft report will be available for members of the House Intelligence Committee to view in a...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Why ‘The Mandalorian’ Episodes Are Short and Arrive on Disney+ Once a Week

    In an era in which binge-watching is the new norm, Disney+ is breaking the mold — at least with its new content. While episodes of old Disney shows can be watched one right after another, all of Disney’s new programming is being doled out in weekly installments, just like traditional cable. Then there are the shorter-than-average episodes.

  • Nov 27, 2019

    White House Budget Office Formally Held Ukraine Aid on Same Day as Trump-Zelenskiy Call

    The White House Office of Management and Budget made its first official move to withhold military aid to Ukraine on July 25, the same day President Donald Trump spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy by phone, according to a summary of OMB documents produced by the House Budget Committee. The OMB documents also show that while that first letter to...

  • Nov 26, 2019

    SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan Resigns

    Melanie Whelan is resigning from her position as chief executive officer of SoulCycle, effective Tuesday, the company told CNBC Make It. Both sides felt it was time for a leadership transition, according to a person briefed on the decision who asked not to be named because those discussions were private. A spokesperson for SoulCycle declined to comment on the impetus...

  • Nov 26, 2019

    House Judiciary Committee Sets Dec. 4 Impeachment Hearing

    The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, Democrats announced Tuesday, scheduling a hearing for next week as they push closer to a possible vote on actual charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The Judiciary panel scheduled the hearing as the separate Intelligence Committee released two last transcripts from its depositions, including...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Trump Impeachment Hearings Highlight Immigrants’ Stories

    One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds, sharing their families’ stories in highly personal opening statements. They drew a connection to how...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Fiona Hill Says Vindman Is ‘Excellent’ on Ukraine Issues

    During her congressional testimony, former White House adviser Fiona Hill refuted claims that she had expressed concerns over the professional judgment of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment hearings. Vindman’s reputation and insight into the Ukraine investigations had come under question during testimony from fellow National Security Council staffer Tim Morrison on Tuesday.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Divided US House Committee Backs Pot Decriminalization

    A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal 24-10 after more than two hours of debate. It would reverse a longstanding federal prohibition...

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Divided US House Committee Backs Pot Decriminalization

    A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal 24-10 after more than two hours of debate. It would reverse a longstanding federal prohibition...

  • Nov 19, 2019

    House Dems Set to Choose Leader of Powerful Oversight Panel

    As impeachment hearings resume on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are preparing to choose who will lead the powerful Oversight and Reform Committee — a key role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Three veteran lawmakers, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, the acting chairwoman, are seeking to replace the late Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Yovanovitch: Why Was It ‘Necessary to Smear My Reputation?

    Former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch asked whether it was necessary for President Donald Trump to smear her reputation, following questioning from Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Schiff Questions Trump’s Decision to Appoint Inaugural Donor Over Career Official in Ukraine

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., suggests in questions to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch that President Donald Trump removed her from her diplomatic post so that he could appoint someone more sympathetic to his foreign policy agenda, like a “top donor to his inauguration.”

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Schiff Questions Trump’s Decision to Appoint Inaugural Donor Over Career Official in Ukraine

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., suggests in questions to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch that President Donald Trump removed her from her diplomatic post so that he could appoint someone more sympathetic to his foreign policy agenda, like a “top donor to his inauguration.”

  • Nov 15, 2019

    ‘Very Intimidating’: Marie Yovanovitch Responds to Trump’s Real-Time Tweet Attack During Impeachment Hearing

    House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff interrupted the impeachment hearing Friday morning to give the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine a chance to answer President Donald Trump’s real-time attacks on her on Twitter. Schiff took over the questioning to read aloud Trump’s broadside against the former ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, as she was testifying. “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump tweeted...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    2nd Open Impeachment Hearing: Here Are the Opening Statements

    Here are opening statements from the second public impeachment hearing on Nov. 15, which featured the testimony of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee spoke first, followed by ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    WATCH: Adam Schiff’s Opening Statement During Impeachment Hearing With Marie Yovanovitch

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., delivers his opening statement during the second open hearing of the impeachment inquiry. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified at the hearing. 

  • Nov 15, 2019

    WATCH: Adam Schiff’s Opening Statement During Impeachment Hearing With Marie Yovanovitch

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., delivers his opening statement during the second open hearing of the impeachment inquiry. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified at the hearing. 

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Charity Announces Fundraiser to Support Fallen Firefighter’s Family

    A non-profit organization dedicated to honoring military and first responders announced Friday their support to fallen Worcester, Massachusetts, firefighter Lt. Jason Menard’s family. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a New York-based charity, will formally announce their plans to organize a fundraiser to offer financial support for Menard’s family. The funds are meant to help his family pay off...

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