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  • Joe Biden Nov 19, 2019

    Volker Defends Biden From Giuliani's ‘Conspiracy Theory'

    Former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker testified before a House committee Tuesday he had defended former Vice President Joe Biden against allegations of corruption during a July meeting with Rudy Giuliani.

  • Joe Biden Nov 19, 2019

    Volker Defends Biden From Giuliani's ‘Conspiracy Theory'

    Former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker testified before a House committee Tuesday he had defended former Vice President Joe Biden against allegations of corruption during a July meeting with Rudy Giuliani.

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2019

    Chief Justice Orders Delay in House Fight for Trump Records

    Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records. Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint about how the Supreme Court ultimately will resolve the dispute. It follows a filing by the House earlier Monday in which the House agreed to a brief halt for the orderly filing of...

  • Donald Trump Nov 16, 2019

    Fact Check: Impeachment Hearings And That Trump Tweet

    Over two days, the hearings by the House Intelligence Committee featured a variety of statements at odds with the known facts. Each day, the committee’s top Republican wrapped into his opening statement the provocative claim that Democrats went on a hunt for naked pictures of the president in a flailing attempt to come up with dirt on him. The lawmaker...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Trump Asks Supreme Court to Block House Subpoena for His Financial Records

    Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to put a hold on a subpoena from a House committee seeking eight years of his financial documents, NBC News reported. The case may produce the first action by the justices on the growing number of legal battles over access to Donald Trump’s financial secrets. A lower court...

  • Congress Oct 26, 2019

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan Fights Subpoena

    Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland Security secretary, is challenging a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee to discuss terrorism threats to the U.S. on the day before he’s set to leave office. Kevin McAleenan sent a letter to House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson on Friday saying he was surprised and disappointed to get the subpoena a day earlier....

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    Shifting Explanations From White House Alarm Some in GOP

    The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the White House, stood by his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, whose earlier comments undermined the administration’s defense in the impeachment probe. Speaking...

  • JUDGE Oct 3, 2019

    US House Panel Taps Defunct Startup for Facebook Files

    A U.S. congressional committee has requested a trove of internal Facebook documents that the company’s critics say will demonstrate how the social media giant unfairly leveraged its market dominance to crush or absorb competitors. The request by the House Judiciary Committee comes amid a flurry of new antitrust investigations of technology giants, including ones by the Federal Trade Commission and...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    House Holds 2 Trump Officials in Contempt in Census Dispute

    The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. The vote, a political blow to the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    Congress Holds Two Members of Trump Cabinet in Contempt

    Two members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet were held in contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr were held in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas issued by the House Oversight Committee requesting testimony on adding a citizenship questions to the 2020 census.

  • Massachusetts Jul 12, 2019

    Dems, Republicans Air Warring Views on Migrants' Conditions

    Four House Democratic freshmen who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas “in front of the American flag” and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to discourage future arrivals. Firing back, a quartet of Republicans from border states told the same panel that Democrats weren’t doing...

  • Massachusetts Jul 12, 2019

    Dems, Republicans Air Warring Views on Migrants' Conditions

    Four House Democratic freshmen who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas “in front of the American flag” and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to discourage future arrivals. Firing back, a quartet of Republicans from border states told the same panel that Democrats weren’t doing...

  • Donald Trump Jul 2, 2019

    House Committee Files Lawsuit Over Trump Tax Returns

    A House committee sued the Trump administration in federal court Tuesday for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, setting up a legal showdown over the records. The House Ways and Means Committee said it needs the documents for an investigation into tax law compliance by the president, among other things. It asked the court to order the administration to...

  • Massachusetts Jun 14, 2019

    Justice Backs Mnuchin's Refusal to Turn Over Trump's Taxes

    The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump’s tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. The House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed six years of Trump’s tax returns in May, but the Treasury Department refused to provide the documents. At the time, Mnuchin said the...

  • Massachusetts Jun 14, 2019

    Justice Backs Mnuchin's Refusal to Turn Over Trump's Taxes

    The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump’s tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. The House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed six years of Trump’s tax returns in May, but the Treasury Department refused to provide the documents. At the time, Mnuchin said the...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Trump Jr. Glad Senate Testimony ‘Is Finally Over'

    Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russia investigation. Trump Jr. said after the interview that he is “glad this is finally over.” He said he was happy to clarify answers from the earlier...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Ex-Trump Aide Hope Hicks to Appear Before House Judiciary Committee

    Former White House aide Hope Hicks has agreed to testify privately before the House Judiciary Committee next week, chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., announced Wednesday. Hicks will appear before the committee on June 19 for a closed-door interview, NBC News reported. Read More

  • Associated Press May 27, 2019

    Abortion Debate Highlights Divide in Democrat-Led States

    A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups protest outside a gathering of lawmakers. What sounds like a legislative fight in a state controlled by anti-abortion Republicans is actually quite different. The bill seeking to protect abortion rights...

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2019

    Panel Reaches Deal With Trump Jr. for Interview

    The Senate Intelligence Committee has struck a deal with Donald Trump Jr. to appear for a closed-door interview next month, pulling the two sides back, for now, from a confrontation over a subpoena as part of the panel’s Russia investigation. Under the terms of the deal, according to two people familiar with the agreement, Trump Jr. will talk to the...

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2019

    Sen. Burr Takes GOP Fire Over Trump Jr. Subpoena

    Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee’s subpoena of President Donald Trump’s son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not “case closed” as some in the party insist. Trump said he was “very surprised” at the move. The revolt by some against the Senate intelligence committee chairman comes after The Associated Press...

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