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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 11:41 AM EDT

Lawmakers React After Ambassador Fails to Appear in Impeachment Probe

Lawmakers React After Ambassador Fails to Appear in Impeachment Probe

Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, react after U.S. European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland failed to appear before a House panel conducting the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:57 PM EDT

White House Vows Total Halt to Impeachment Probe Cooperation

White House Vows Total Halt to Impeachment Probe Cooperation

The White House declared Tuesday it will halt any and all cooperation with what it termed the "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 07:32 PM EDT

Trump Shifts Tone on Turkey in Effort to Halt Syria Invasion

Trump Shifts Tone on Turkey in Effort to Halt Syria Invasion

In a span of 24 hours, President Donald Trump moved from threatening to obliterate Turkey's economy if it invades Syria to inviting its president to visit the White House. But Trump did not back away Tuesday...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 03:03 PM EDT

Biden Education Plan: Free Community College, Expanded Loan Programs

Biden Education Plan: Free Community College, Expanded Loan Programs

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to make community and technical college free and federal college loan programs more generous as he shifts leftward but not as far as his 2020 rivals. The former...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 07:57 AM EDT

Feds Using Immigration Marriage Interviews as Trap, Lawsuit Says

Feds Using Immigration Marriage Interviews as Trap, Lawsuit Says

Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their "green card" interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 05:03 PM EDT

Supreme Court Seems Divided on LGBT Job Discrimination Case

Supreme Court Seems Divided on LGBT Job Discrimination Case

A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment. With the court's four liberal justices likely to side with...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:47 PM EDT

Trump Escalates Impeachment Fight, Barring Envoy's Testimony

Trump Escalates Impeachment Fight, Barring Envoy's Testimony

Escalating his fight against Congress' impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump flouted Democratic warnings about impeachable conduct Tuesday in blocking a U.S. diplomat from testifying about Trump's dealings...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 07:35 PM EDT

Trump Defends Decision to Pull U.S. Forces From Syria

Trump Defends Decision to Pull U.S. Forces From Syria

President Donald Trump defended his decision to pull U.S. forces from Northern Syria.

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 06:12 PM EDT

House Subpoenas Pentagon, WH Chiefs in Ukraine Probe

House Subpoenas Pentagon, WH Chiefs in Ukraine Probe

House Democrats issued two new subpoenas Monday as part of their growing impeachment inquiry, asking the Secretary of Defense and acting White House Budget Director for documents about the timing and reasons...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 06:00 PM EDT

LGBT Workers Head to Supreme Court for Discrimination Cases

LGBT Workers Head to Supreme Court for Discrimination Cases

The justices will hear on Tuesday the cases of three LGBT workers who were fired, including Gerald Bostock, a child welfare services employee for the Clayton County, Georgia juvenile court system. The other two...

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