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Gov’t Shutdown Averted As Lawmakers Agree On Spending Bill

Lawmakers reached a deal in principle Thursday on 12 annual spending bills to fund the government and avoid a shutdown. Appropriators reached agreement on a number of contentious issues, including how to fund President Trump’s proposed border wall. “We had a very good meeting, and there’s a meeting of the minds, and we’re going to […]

High Crimes And Misdemeanors, House Introduces Impeachment

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump about two and a half months after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., first announced a formal impeachment inquiry into the president. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., announced that his committee will consider two articles of impeachment — one for abuse of […]

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Devin Nunes Sues CNN For $435 Million

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sued CNN for defamation on Tuesday, accusing the cable network of publishing a “demonstrably false hit piece” about him amid his high-profile opposition to the Trump impeachment inquiry. The 47-page lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, accuses the liberal network of publishing “numerous […]

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Stopgap Spending Bill Passes The House

The House on Tuesday passed a monthlong continuing resolution (CR) in a 231-192 vote, pushing off a government shutdown fight until Dec. 20, even as more comprehensive spending negotiations stalled. “This CR will allow additional time to negotiate and enact responsible, long-term funding for priorities that make our country safer and stronger and give working […]

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Dems Release Transcripts Of Closed Door Impeachment Depositions

House Democrats leading the Trump impeachment inquiry publicly released the first transcripts from their closed-door interviews on Monday — airing concerns from witnesses about the activities of President Trump’s associates related to Ukraine — amid an outcry from Republicans that the proceedings are being conducted in private. The panels released testimony from former U.S. ambassador […]

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Two Democrats Break From Party In Key Impeachment Vote

Two House Democrats broke ranks with their party leadership on Thursday’s highly-contentious vote for a resolution setting the rules for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The resolution passed 232-196 but lacked votes from Reps. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., who has long expressed skepticism about impeachment, and Collin Peterson, D-Minn, whose district Trump won by […]