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Turkey Breaks Cease Fire Hours After Pence Leaves

Turkey’s agreement with the United States to “pause” fighting in Syria appears to have been breached within hours of Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement as eyewitnesses report violence is still ongoing. Turkish artillery continued shelling Ras al-Ayn, a Syrian city on the Turkish border that had been facing heavy violence since U.S. troops withdrew early […]

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White House Admits It Held Aid To Ukraine For Personal Political Reasons

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has a message for those concerned that President Donald Trump held up military aid to Ukraine until it moved to investigate a conspiracy involving the 2016 U.S election — “Get over it.” Speaking with reporters Thursday at the White House, Mulvaney acknowledged Trump held up Ukraine aid […]

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Pelosi And Graham Agree To Block Trump On Syria Withdrawal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she and GOP Senator Lindsey Graham have agreed Congress needs a resolution to “overturn” President Trump’s decision to hastily pull troops from northern Syria, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement saying he’s “gravely concerned” by what’s happening in Syria “and by our nation’s apparent response so far.” […]

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Judge Rules Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns To Dems

A Washington D.C. Circuit judge has rejected President Trump’s appeal of a judge’s ruling that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office can legally subpoena for the president’s tax returns, officials said. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday ordered Mazars USA, an accounting firm used by Trump and the Trump Organization, to […]

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Kurd Commander: “You’re Leaving Us To Be Slaughtered”

The commander of U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces reportedly told an American diplomat on Thursday that the United States is “leaving us to be slaughtered,” days after President Trump withdrew troops from northern Syria. CNN reported Saturday that Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi told William Roebuck, deputy special envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, “You […]

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Turkey Bombs US Forces While Killing Key American Allies

Newsweek has learned through both an Iraqi Kurdish intelligence official and senior Pentagon official that Special Forces operating in the Mashtenour hill in the majority-Kurdish city of Kobani fell under artillery fire from Turkish forces conducting their so-called “Operation Spring Peace” against Kurdish forces backed by the U.S. but considered terrorist organizations by Turkey. The […]

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State Department Blocks Ambassador From Testifying

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was directed by the State Department not to appear Tuesday for a scheduled interview with House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Sondland, a Trump political appointee, has emerged as a central player in Trump’s bid to persuade Ukraine’s new government to commit […]

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As Evidence Mounts, White House Says It Will Not Cooperate

The White House outlined in a defiant eight-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats on Tuesday why it will not participate in their “illegitimate and unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry, charging that the proceedings have run roughshod over congressional norms and the president’s due-process rights. Trump administration officials called the letter, which was written […]