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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 11:32 a.m.

Matt Drudge played a major role in the Clinton impeachment - now he’s back for another round

“Impeach Yourselves!” read the banner headline on Breitbart.com Wednesday morning, summing up what much of the right-wing news world thinks of the congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Ukraine’s prosecutor says no probe into Biden

Ukraine’s top anti-corruption official said Friday his agency hasn’t investigated former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden or his son as U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Subpoenas mark first concrete steps for Trump impeachment

The White House on Friday confirmed a key detail in the intelligence whistleblower’s complaint alleging that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Pelosi concerned about Trump’s whistleblower ‘spy’ comments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi voiced concern on Friday over President Donald Trump’s comments that suggested retaliation against people who helped an intelligence whistleblower whose complaint about Trump’s phone call with …


Ukrainian leader bristles at release of Trump transcript

The White House annoyed and embarrassed Ukraine’s president by releasing his comments in a private conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump – and may have violated the Ukrainian constitution too.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Whistleblower complaint takeaways: More than a phone call

The phone call is just a start. A whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with the new president of Ukraine lays out concerns about multiple actions taken by the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Whistleblower: White House tried to withhold call details

The whistleblower at the center of Congress’ impeachment inquiry alleges that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office to “solicit interference from a foreign country” in next year’s …


Trump rebuked on military base project cuts, but veto looms

The Senate has passed a measure that blocks President Donald Trump from using emergency powers to raid the budget for construction projects on military bases as a way to pay …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Democrats call whistleblower complaint ‘deeply disturbing’

Democrats who reviewed a secret whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump Wednesday called it “deeply disturbing” and said it gives them new leads to pursue as they consider impeachment.


Washington plunges into Trump impeachment investigation

President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of a summer phone call that is now at the center of …


White House mistakenly sends Trump-Ukraine talking points to Democrats

In the hours after the release Wednesday of the rough transcript of President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the White House circulated an email with …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Memo: Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims

President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript …


AP Explains: The rise of a Trump impeachment inquiry

After more than two years of jousting over President Donald Trump’s conduct, the ground suddenly shifted in Congress and a move toward impeachment broke free of constraints. That does not …


In cautious comments, Biden stops short of calling for impeachment now

WILMINGTON, Del. – Former vice president Joe Biden called on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump if the White House continues to stonewall Congress’s investigations, including into …


Boris Johnson or Donald Trump: Whose day was worse?

There’s little doubt that both sides of the “special relationship” had a rough day on Tuesday. The only question really is who had it worse.


Trump confidant Stone loses bid to get evidence thrown out

A judge has denied Trump confidant Roger Stone’s efforts to suppress evidence in the case against him.


Furor over Trump puts Ukraine’s leader in a tough spot

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine’s leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the separatist fighting in the country’s east, fomented by Russia. But now, barely 100 …


New York Times says it turned to Ireland, not U.S., to rescue journalist

The New York Times said it turned to the Irish government to rescue a reporter threatened with arrest in Egypt two years ago out of concern that the Trump administration …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

`Greta’: A young activist’s moment, praised and criticized

Sometimes, a moment and a person align. For 16-year-old Greta Thunberg – whether you admire her or dislike her, and there are plenty of passionate partisans in both camps – …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 12:05 a.m.

Pelosi orders impeachment probe: ‘No one is above the law’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

Trump’s Senate Republican allies OK his $5B wall request

President Donald Trump’s Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Robert J. Samuelson: The odd couple: Trump and Powell

If ever there was a case of political miscalculation, it’s the collapsing relationship between President Trump and the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Jerome (“Jay”) Powell. Trump seems to …


Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say

President Donald Trump told his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to hold back almost $400 million in military aid for Ukraine at least a week before a phone call …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 9:11 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell and Murray call on Trump to release transcript of call with Ukrainian president

President Donald Trump claimed innocence against a whistleblower complaint that he asked the president of Ukraine to investigate Vice President Joe Biden, as well as Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 1:02 p.m.

Study: 78% of top Trump White House jobs have turned over at least once

Seventy-eight percent of the most influential jobs in President Donald Trump’s White House have turned over during his tenure, a figure higher than those for the entire first terms of …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Trump’s Fed tweets shown to have ‘significant’ effect on trading

President Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks on the Federal Reserve are prompting investors to bet the central bank will bow to political pressure and lower interest rates, according to a new …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Trump’s vaping crackdown could help Juul by ending the decade’s biggest small-business success story

Mom-and-pop vape shops are the fastest-growing retail segment of the past decade, as well as the one with the highest share of employees at small businesses. But a government ban …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 12:34 p.m.

Trump suggests he raised the Bidens with Ukraine’s president

President Donald Trump suggested that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son in a summer phone call with Ukraine’s new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into …


Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close

Trump has said repeatedly that he is in “no rush” to wrap up the deals. But negotiations take time. He is nearly three years into his presidency and the 2020 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

President Donald Trump and other GOP officials have largely avoided taking sides in the GM strike that threatens to upend the economy in election battleground Michigan.