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As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he is

For the past three years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bet heavily on President Donald Trump and been rewarded with major diplomatic gains in exchange for his warm embrace of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Two Florida men tied to Giuliani arrested on campaign finance charges

Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance violations resulting from a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting …


White House and Democrats clash over rules for impeachment

The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” – but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Democrat Joe Biden says Donald Trump must be impeached

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is saying for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

McMorris Rodgers concerned about withdrawing troops from Syria

A day after President Donald Trump threatened to “ruin the economy of Turkey” if it goes too far with a planned invasion of northern Syria, he announced on Tuesday that …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

White House fighting impeachment by stalling and attacking

As House Democrats fire off more subpoenas, the White House has launched a high-stakes strategy to counter the impeachment threat to President Donald Trump: Stall. Obfuscate. Attack. Repeat.


Kathleen Parker: Quids and quos gone wild

Depending upon one’s politics, President Trump’s leveraged “favor” request from Ukraine may not seem any worse than Joe Biden’s threat to withhold loan guarantees until another official was fired. But …


Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops off Syria’s northern border is leading to criticism – and confusion.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal

As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

As impeachment looms, GOP revolts against Trump on Syria

They may have his back on impeachment, but some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies are suddenly revolting against his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Judge rejects Trump challenge to release of his tax returns

A federal judge Monday emphatically rejected President Donald Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, saying the president’s broad claim of immunity from all …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: How the times have changed

You may, if you are old enough, recall a TV actor named Foster Brooks. He was a guest star on such classics of boomer kitsch as “The Monkees,” “The Munsters” …


Whistleblower’s attorney says team now representing ‘multiple’ officials

An attorney for the whistleblower who sounded the alarm about President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine said Sunday that “multiple” whistleblowers have come forward, deepening a political quagmire that has …


GOP unlikely to reprise role it played in Nixon’s 1974 exit

Republicans played a key role in convincing President Richard Nixon that he should resign, but it’s a different political climate now as President Donald Trump faces an impeachment inquiry


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Pompeo: State Dept. will follow law in impeachment inquiry

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the State Department intends to “follow the law” in the House impeachment investigation.


Here’s what happened this week in the impeachment inquiry

From text messages to China, here’s what happened this week in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Bob Woodward promotes aggressive but open-minded approach to Trump in Spokane talk

Appearing publicly in Spokane for the second time in as many days, the associate editor of the Washington Post said the lessons of Watergate in the Trump presidency are not …


Romney, Sasse break from GOP on Trump’s China remarks

Most Republican leaders were silent or supportive of President Donald Trump’s public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political foe, while a few voiced concern that the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate, dangled Trump visit

Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump. It …


Whistleblower spoke to Schiff aides before filing complaint

The whistleblower who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine spoke to staffers on the House Intelligence Committee before filing a formal complaint, giving Democrats advance warning of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Impeachment standoff: Trump sees hoax, Dems see stonewalling

WASHINGTON – Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats on Wednesday, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Biden, in fiery remarks, tells Trump: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

Joe Biden on Wednesday gave a preview of a potential general election face-off with Donald Trump by taking a more aggressive tone and assailing the president for his “abuse of …


Trump’s new refugee policy could pit cities against states

When President Donald Trump dramatically slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., he also gave state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept them for the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Pompeo acknowledges he was on Trump call at center of probe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Wednesday he was on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president that’s at the center of the House impeachment inquiry. …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Donald Trump and Richard Nixon inspire comparisons

It was April 29, 1974. President Nixon held a press conference announcing that he was about to release more than 1,200 pages of edited transcripts of his recorded conversations. Nearly …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Pompeo, Democrats trade intimidation charges in Trump probe

Trading hot charges of intimidation, the Trump administration took a defiant step toward resisting Congress’ access to impeachment witnesses Tuesday, then House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Trump administration loses bid to dismiss monument lawsuits

A federal judge has rejected the Trump administration’s bid to dismiss lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a 2017 decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments in Utah.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Ukrainian leader says he doesn’t know why U.S. aid was frozen

Ukraine’s president said Tuesday that no one explained to him why millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to his country was delayed, dismissing suggestions that President Donald Trump froze …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016

President Donald Trump recently asked the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help Attorney General William Barr with an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe that …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

McConnell: ‘No choice’ to take up impeachment after House

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would have “no choice” but to take up any House-approved impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.