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Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at age 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at age 68

Rep. Elijiah Cummings of Maryland died Thursday morning at age 68, according to his office. He died of “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said in a statement. The Democratic congressman has represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District since 1996 and served as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is one…MORE

Trump’s fury rises with key impeachment inquiry testimony on the horizon

Trump’s fury rises with key impeachment inquiry testimony on the horizon

President Donald Trump’s frustration with the Democratic impeachment probe is boiling over, with investigators set Thursday to peel back yet another layer of what is being revealed as a broad, and possibly unlawful, behind-the-scenes scheme to pressure Ukraine for political gain. Trump blew up Wednesday at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who made the fateful decision…MORE

Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings sit at the center of the deepening Trump-Ukraine scandal. Here’s the latest.

Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings sit at the center of the deepening Trump-Ukraine scandal. Here’s the latest.

For months, investigators looking into Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine have dug into everything from possible financial entanglements with alleged corrupt Ukrainian figures to counterintelligence concerns raised by some of those business ties, according to people briefed on the matter. The counterintelligence part of the investigation indicates that FBI and criminal prosecutors in Manhattan…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Rick Perry spoke with Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s direction about Ukraine

Wall Street Journal: Rick Perry spoke with Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s direction about Ukraine

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he spoke with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani at the President’s direction this spring about alleged Ukrainian corruption, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. In his first interview about the escalating Ukraine scandal, Perry told the Journal that, at Trump’s direction, he called Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, seeking…MORE

US orders Chinese diplomats to report meetings with state and local officials

US orders Chinese diplomats to report meetings with state and local officials

Chinese diplomats in the United States will now have to report meetings with state and local officials, as well as visits to educational and research institutions, under new rules introduced by the State Department. The restrictions come amid growing concern about Chinese influence in the US and elsewhere, and were introduced in response to similar…MORE

Trump doubles down on Syria decision with false claims as Republican anger grows

Trump doubles down on Syria decision with false claims as Republican anger grows

President Donald Trump undermined his own senior officials, frustrated Republican allies, alarmed arms control specialists and further angered members of the military with remarks Wednesday — many of them flatly false — about Turkey’s attack on Kurds once allied with the US in Syria. Trump also appeared to confirm the existence of nuclear weapons on…MORE

Trump makes at least 12 false claims with Italian President

Trump makes at least 12 false claims with Italian President

President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday if he is “okay” with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying Tuesday that “we will never declare a ceasefire” in Syria. Trump’s response: “He didn’t say that at all.” While we can’t know what Erdogan might have told US officials in private, his public comments were unequivocal. Trump’s inaccurate…MORE

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