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- Romney speculates Turkey called Trump's bluff: 'Are we so weak and inept?'
- 'Climate change will not be on the agenda' of next G-7, White House says
- White House selects 'perfect' location for G-7 meeting: Trump National Doral in Miami
The White House announcement that next year’s G-7 summit will be held at the Trump National Doral near Miami was immediately blasted by critics who say President Trump is personally profiting from the choice to hold it there.
- White House confirms it tied Ukraine aid to help in pursuing conspiracy theory on DNC hack
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that the president withheld military aid from Ukraine because he wanted the country to look for a computer server belonging to the Democratic National Committee.
- PHOTOS: Elijah Cummings's political timeline of the civil rights champion
- Polls show Americans have come to support Trump's impeachment much faster than Nixon's or Clinton’s
President Trump hasn’t just crossed the 50 percent threshold on impeachment, peaking at 50.3 percent earlier this week. He’s gotten there faster than Richard Nixon — and, for that matter, Bill Clinton, who never got there at all.
- Can sanctions curb Turkey's assault on Syria?
- 'Rest in power': Tributes pour in for Elijah Cummings, who died at 68
- PHOTOS: New book documents 51 days of Cuban asylum seekers' journey to reach the U.S.
“La paloma y la ley” (“The Dove and the Law”), follows two women, Marta and Liset, who left Cuba in May 2016 with no plan, just the name of a coyote — a human smuggler — scribbled on a piece of paper, and a dream to make it to the U.S. They hoped to arrive before the imminent end of “wet foot, dry foot,” a policy that fast-tracked Cubans to asylum and permanent residency.
- Pelosi describes Trump's 'very serious meltdown' during White House meeting on Syria
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked out of a meeting with Donald Trump about the crisis in Syria Wednesday after she said the president had had a “very serious meltdown” and insulted her in front of other congressional leaders.
- Republicans infuriated by Schiff's secrecy
Secrecy and strategic leaks in the impeachment inquiry have enraged Republicans, who charge that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff are circumventing the kind of public accounting that an impeachment should involve.
- Trump repeats debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory in Oval Office
- After the debate, who's up, who's down in the Democratic primary?
It would be hard to say if many minds were changed by the Democratic primary debate Tuesday. But it did bring some differences among the candidates into sharper focus, setting the stage for the next phase of the primary process.
- Trump on Turkey invading Syria: It's not our problem
President Trump on Wednesday tried to further distance himself from his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria, abandon America’s Kurdish allies and clear the way for Turkey’s bloody incursion that has quickly turned into a humanitarian crisis.
- Turkey's president Erdogan bluffed Trump out of Syria. Now what does he want?
In one phone call, Turkey’s President Erdogan talked Donald Trump into pulling U.S. troops from the Syrian border — allowing him to begin an invasion that is turning into a humanitarian disaster, and provoking retaliation by a furiously backpedaling White House. Who is Erdogan — and how does he do it?
- 5 key takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio
- Warren, now perceived as the frontrunner, takes hits from the pack
- Yang and O'Rourke propose decriminalizing opioids, including heroin
- Buttigieg, O'Rourke clash over assault-rifle buyback plan
- Tulsi Gabbard clashes with Democratic rivals over 'Syrian regime change war'
Yet Gabbard was mostly alone in appearing to support the sudden withdrawal of U.S. troops from the region, even from candidates like Warren, who have expressed concern about U.S. military intervention abroad.
- 'I'm feeling great': Bernie Sanders returns to debate stage two weeks after heart attack
After suffering a heart attack two weeks ago, the Vermont senator made his formal return to the race during Tuesday’s 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate. And he thanked his rivals for their outpouring of "love" and "prayers."
- Rivals put Warren on spot over taxes and health care
- At debate, Biden defends his son — and himself — over Trump's Ukraine claims
At the Democratic presidential debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden defended both himself and his son's actions in Ukraine amid claims by President Trump that they were corrupt.
- No debate about it: Dem candidates agree on impeachment inquiry
- Rudy Giuliani refuses to comply with House Democrats' subpoena
- Are fire season blackouts the new normal in California?
California's largest utility, PG&E, shut down power to 2 million customers to avoid sparking a wildfire during heavy winds. Will these blackouts be part of life for residents going forward or are there ways to avoid them?
- The key figures in the impeachment inquiry, and what they are saying to investigators
- What's at stake for each of the 12 Democrats in Tuesday's debate
A plurality of Americans now say they believe Trump's accusations are hurting Biden's prospects of becoming the Democratic nominee. Biden’s job Tuesday night is to prove them wrong. For Pete Buttigieg, it’s all about Iowa. For Bernie Sanders, his campaign hopes the debate will mark his triumphant return to the trail.
- 'Five Eyes' in the dark: Will Trump and Barr destroy trust in U.S. intelligence?
The effort by President Trump and his attorney general to enlist foreign law enforcement and intelligence agencies in their smear of Joe Biden may do lasting damage to relationships with their counterparts in other countries and the critical “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing agreement.
- 'Kanye West should not be president': Chris Hayes grapples with the demise of parties
- Biden hopes to escape the shadow of Obama's immigration policies
Joe Biden sees himself as a champion of an aspirational, yet pragmatic, immigration policy, but Latino activists think he needs to apologize for millions of deportations while he was vice president. Can he escape the shadow of the Obama administration’s record on deportations?
- Trump says sanctions coming 'soon' on Turkish officials
- 'Gaetz-crasher': Here's why a Republican lawmaker was barred from closed-door testimony
When Republican congressman Matt Gaetz tried to attend an impeachment inquiry deposition Monday morning in the U.S. Capitol, he ran smack into the often arcane and confusing rules of Congress. Here's why he wasn't allowed to attend.
- PHOTOS: Typhoon Hagibis leaves dozens dead in Japan
- 2020 Vision Monday: Polls show a 17-point swing toward impeaching Trump, which could drag down his reelection bid
- White House: Trump 'strongly condemns' parody video of him shooting critics and media outlets in church
- Should the NBA stand up to China?
- What my journey into homelessness taught me
- Democrats don't plan to attack Biden over son's business during October debate
Democratic presidential candidates are likely to stick to script if they’re asked on the debate stage on Oct. 15 about rival Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the impeachment inquiry, according to sources on several campaigns.
- Trump critic Shepard Smith leaving Fox News
- Trump's stonewalling could speed up impeachment
Democrats believe they have enough evidence to impeach Trump, in the form of a whistleblower complaint and a partial transcript of a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.
- Federal judges rule against Trump in 3 cases on executive powers
- Pullback in Syria could prolong war 'two or three decades,' former top diplomat says
A former top State Department official says that President Trump’s green light for a Turkish invasion into northern Syria was a “super-damaging” and “reckless” mistake that could prolong the war there for “probably two or three decades.”
- A history of selling out the Kurds, people with 'no friends but the mountains'
When President Trump pulled troops from a region of northeastern Syria, it was denounced as a “shameless betrayal” of the Kurds, who were left on their own to fight off an invasion by Turkey. But Kurdish history is filled with such betrayals.
- 2020 Vision: Here are the dates and locations of next year's presidential debates
- Latinx Heritage Month: ‘You’re not smart enough to go to college’: How first-generation Latinx students are overcoming the odds in pursuit of higher education
The overall acceptance rate for Perez’s UPenn class of 2023 was a record-low 7.4 percent. And as a low-income Latina and first in her family to go to college, Perez had additional obstacles to overcome. “They obviously had to leave behind their family, their jobs, life as they knew it.
- PHOTOS: In monochrome — Venezuelan fishermen among oil ruins
Fisherman Romuel Sambrea, known as a “tripero” due to the inner tube he floats on, poses after a day’s work on the oil-contaminated Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas, Venezuela. “The situation here is very difficult,” said the father of four. “I’m a baker, but I can’t live with just one job.” (Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP) CABIMAS, Venezuela — The landscape of Venezuela’s once robust oil industry lies all around fishermen and their families who live in villages clustered on the edge of Lake Maracaibo.
- Sondland will defy State Department order not to testify in impeachment probe, lawyer says
After being blocked from testifying in the House impeachment inquiry, Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the EU and a central player in the Ukraine controversy, will appear before Congress next week.
- PHOTOS: California wildfires threaten homes in Los Angeles
The Saddleridge fire flares up near a firefighter in Sylmar, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo: Michael Owen Baker/AP) A wildfire fueled by Santa Ana winds has closed two freeways, is threatening homes and has forced evacuations around Los Angeles. Fire officials say the Saddleridge fire had consumed more than 4,600 acres by Friday morning. It broke out after 9 p.m.
- Trump advisory council recommends expanding private business in national parks
The Trump administration is moving forward with an ambitious plan to give private businesses greater access to national parks, according to a memorandum written by an advisory council for the Department of the Interior.