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Fact-checking Trump’s barrage of anti-impeachment tweets

Fact-checking Trump’s barrage of anti-impeachment tweets

President Donald Trump has lashed out again at Democrats’ impeachment push, tweeting a rapid-fire series of arguments in his own defense over three tweets Tuesday morning. Trump has made these same claims (or very close) before. But since public impeachment hearings are beginning on Wednesday, it’s worth breaking down his case. Let’s go point by…MORE

Rahm Emanuel has a 2020 warning for Democrats

Rahm Emanuel has a 2020 warning for Democrats

The 2018 midterms and the 2019 off-year elections were very, very good for Democrats. But at least one senior Democratic strategist thinks his party’s 2020 candidates not only haven’t learned the lessons they should have from those elections — but are, in fact, pursuing the exact opposite course as they seek to win the 2020…MORE

Pete Buttigieg joins top tier of candidates in new Iowa poll

Pete Buttigieg joins top tier of candidates in new Iowa poll

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined the leaders of the Democratic race for president in Iowa, up 14 percentage points since August, according to a new Monmouth University poll of likely caucusgoers out Tuesday. Buttigieg garnered 22% support, in the top tier with former Vice President Joe Biden (19%) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren…MORE

Dr. Ronny Jackson seriously considering a run for Congress

Dr. Ronny Jackson seriously considering a run for Congress

Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s former chief physician and one-time nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, is seriously considering running for a Texas congressional seat, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN. Jackson, a Texas native, is mulling a run for the seat currently held by one-time Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep.…MORE

Mulvaney will not pursue court fight over subpoena

Mulvaney will not pursue court fight over subpoena

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney no longer plans to sue in federal court over his House subpoena in the impeachment probe. Instead, his attorneys told a federal judge Tuesday morning he’s planning to obey the White House and Justice Department’s direction for him not to testify. Mulvaney’s move on Tuesday ends a…MORE

Condoleezza Rice says Trump asking Ukraine to investigate Biden is ‘out of bounds’

Condoleezza Rice says Trump asking Ukraine to investigate Biden is ‘out of bounds’

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who has largely remained silent on issues concerning President Donald Trump, said Monday that the President’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden were “out of bounds” and called the administration’s shadow foreign policy in Ukraine “deeply troubling.” “The call is murky, it is really murky. I don’t…MORE

Don’t lose sight of the impeachment forest for the trees

Don’t lose sight of the impeachment forest for the trees

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the ongoing impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine. There are scores of witnesses, thousands of pages of transcripts and two political parties doing their darndest to tell the story that looks best for them out of the known facts (and in Trump’s case, often made-up “facts.”)…MORE

Clock ticking as lawmakers move to avoid government shutdown

Clock ticking as lawmakers move to avoid government shutdown

Lawmakers (and reporters) are largely in a state of suspense as negotiators prepare for a very big week on the spending talks to avoid a potential government shutdown. Still waiting. And watching. And waiting. And watching. Oh, and the clock is ticking. Bottom line The House and Senate will pass measures to keep the government…MORE

Supreme Court justices seem split on DACA ruling

Supreme Court justices seem split on DACA ruling

The Supreme Court appeared to struggle Tuesday with the Trump administration’s efforts to terminate the Obama-era program shielding hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children from deportation. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh — whose votes will be key — seemed poised at times to accept arguments…MORE

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