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 2020-01-29 15:36 

The Week

Democrats unveil $760 billion infrastructure package with focus on transportation, environment...

Democrats have more going on than just impeachment. As the Senate's impeachment trial of President Trump continues Wednesday, House Democrats are set to unveil a massive plan to rebuild America's infrastructure. It calls for $760 billion in spendi...

 2020-01-29 15:23 

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GOP Rep. Doug Collins announced a Senate bid. The Republican Party was not thrilled....

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) launched his Senate bid Wednesday, and the National Republican Senate Committee was far from pleased. It's not a surprise that Collins, a staunch President Trump supporter, is entering the ring and forcing a standoff with the...

 2020-01-29 13:55 

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Did John Bolton actually do Trump a favor?...

A funny thing happened in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Thanks to revelations regarding Trump and Ukraine from former National Security Adviser John Bolton, the trial went from being a speedy, all-but-certain path to acquittal to a potentially...

 2020-01-29 13:45 

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Trump rages against John Bolton: 'If I listened to him, we would be in World War Six'...

President Trump would like everyone to know that his former national security adviser nearly got us into four world wars. Trump on Wednesday lashed out at former National Security Adviser John Bolton following a report in The New York Times that Bolton in...

 2020-01-29 13:04 

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Lou Dobbs accidentally included himself in his Bolton 'tool for the left' conspiracy...

"It's a totally upside-down world" for John Bolton, said Sen. Chris Von Hollen (D-Md.), one of the Democrats who recently called President Trump's former national security adviser a "warmonger" and now wants him to testify under oa...

 2020-01-29 11:54 

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Trump to sign updated NAFTA pact in large White House ceremony, did not invite House Democrats...

President Trump plans to sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade pact on Wednesday in a White House ceremony with representatives from Canada and Mexico and about 400 other guests. But the White House declined to invite any of the House Democr...

 2020-01-29 11:49 

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10 things you need to know today: January 29, 2020...

1. President Trump on Tuesday unveiled a Middle East peace plan that would give Israel control of a unified Jerusalem as its capital, and let it hold onto settlements in the West Bank. The proposal also called for a Palestinian state, but one with limited...

 2020-01-29 10:55 

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The 3 kinds of Republicans that Bolton's testimony would reveal...

With it looking increasingly likely that Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won't be able to prevent a vote in favor of calling witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Trump, the GOP finds itself in a tight spot. Everyone agrees that there&#...

 2020-01-29 09:57 

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Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah gawk as John Bolton bombs GOP impeachment unity...

"The opening arguments wrapped up today in Donald Trump's impeachment trial," Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's Late Show , and "all that's left is all the arguing, mostly about witnesses. Mitch McConnell doesn't want any, and ...

 2020-01-29 07:04 

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Rare species of frog with translucent skin spotted in Bolivia for the 1st time in 18 years...

Researchers in Bolivia were ecstatic when they stumbled upon a rare type of frog last seen nearly two decades ago. Earlier this month, scientists went to the Carrasco National Park in order to rescue amphibians and reptiles whose habitat is threatened by ...

 2020-01-29 06:34 

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Teachers jump into action when student's mom delivers baby at school...

Teachers really are prepared for anything. Last week, Amberlynn Balli, Valentina Davalos, and Erica Beverly — all teachers at IDEA Bluff Springs Elementary School in Texas — were leaving an awards ceremony for students when they saw the father...

 2020-01-29 06:18 

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NPR, federal watchdog demand answers on Pompeo's evident retaliation over testy NPR interview...

President Trump may think it amusing and laudatory that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo berated and cursed out NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly last week after she asked him tough questions about Ukraine and whether he supports his diplomats, but NPR isn'...

 2020-01-29 05:28 

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Retired Navy SEAL accused of war crimes attacks 'cowards' who testified against him...

Retired Chief Special Operator Edward Gallagher, the Navy SEAL who was accused and acquitted of several war crimes, has posted a video on Facebook and Instagram attacking his former platoon members who testified against him during his court-martial. The v...

 2020-01-29 04:33 

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Stephen Colbert's Late Show rings in 'The Age of Impeachment' with a groovy song...

Not a few people rolled their eyes when Bill Clinton's impeachment nemesis Ken Starr lectured the Senate about the evils of impeachment in President Trump's impeachment trial Monday, but The Late Show turned it into a song. This homage to the 5th ...

 2020-01-29 03:58 

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Trump avoids impeachment, talks about hoaxes, witch hunts, and cows during Jersey Shore rally...

President Trump mostly avoided talking about his impeachment during a Tuesday night rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, focusing instead on slamming Democrats and praising the GOP's newest lawmaker. Speaking to a capacity crowd of 7,000, Trump claimed he h...

 2020-01-29 03:00 

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Biden: Joni Ernst 'spilled the beans' on Trump using impeachment trial to smear him...

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said the quiet part out loud on Monday, when she told reporters she was "really interested" in seeing how Iowa voters react to President Trump's impeachment lawyers attacking former Vice President Joe Biden and his son...

 2020-01-28 23:33 

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Mitch McConnell reportedly doesn't have the votes to block witnesses...

During a meeting of Republican senators on Tuesday afternoon, GOP leaders announced that they do not have enough votes to stop witnesses from being called at President Trump's impeachment trial, The Wall Street Journal reports. Senate Majority Leader ...

 2020-01-28 22:44 

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Jared Kushner says Palestine will 'screw up' by rejecting peace plan like they have every time 'in their existence'...

White House adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner had some strong words for Palestinians on Tuesday. Kushner, who played a central role in devising the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan unveiled earlier in the day, sai...

 2020-01-28 22:06 

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New York Times journalist reportedly targeted by Saudi-linked spyware...

Not long after Jeff Bezos' phone was allegedly hacked as a result of a link sent by a WhatsApp account believed to be Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, a New York Times journalist was reportedly targeted by Saudi-linked spyware. Ben Hubbard, who...

 2020-01-28 21:21 

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Tsunami threat issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes near Jamaica...

A tsunami threat message was issued Tuesday after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Jamaica and Cuba, CNN reports . The International Tsunami Information Center said Tuesday "hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts," per Reuters ...

 2020-01-28 20:30 

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Palestinian president 'categorically rejects' Trump's peace plan...

As anticipated, Palestine does not appear ready to sign on to President Trump's Middle East plan, which he presented Tuesday alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The plan was not considered to be a game-changer after it was revealed. S...

 2020-01-28 20:24 

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Cancel culture isn't real — but the misogyny mob sure is...

Cancel culture will not meaningfully mar Kobe Bryant's legacy, but a furious mob of online fans has been efficient in silencing Washington Post journalist Felicia Sonmez. Amid the outpouring of admiration for the basketball legend following news of hi...

 2020-01-28 20:20 

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Trump team wraps up opening arguments with old clips of Democrats railing against impeachment...

The opening arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial officially wrapped up Tuesday with a little help from 1990s Democrats. President Trump's defense team concluded their opening impeachment arguments hours early on Tuesday, with White Hou...

 2020-01-28 20:08 

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U.S. national debt projected to reach 98 percent of GDP by end of decade...

It doesn't look like President Trump will be able to keep his 2016 campaign promise of paying off the federal debt within the span of his two-term presidency. The Congress Budget Office released a report Tuesday predicting U.S. debt will reach 98 perc...

 2020-01-28 19:42 

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Australian bushfire rages near capital city as country prepares for heatwave...

A fire burning near the Australian capital city of Canberra is the worst threat to the region since the 2003 bushfires that took four lives and destroyed 470 homes, said Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Minister Andrew Barr, per The Guardian . The...

 2020-01-28 19:30 

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Mitt Romney rebels, drinks chocolate milk on Senate floor...

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is taking a stand against one of the Senate's strictest rules. When in the hallowed halls of the Senate chamber, lawmakers may only sip water or milk, the latter of which has been spotted in the glasses of a few senators thro...

 2020-01-28 19:25 

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The most consequential fight of the impeachment trial...

President Trump's impeachment trial is finally on the verge of being consequential. The revelation that former National Security Adviser John Bolton's forthcoming book describes President Trump doing exactly what the administration and its defende...

 2020-01-28 19:17 

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Former U.S. diplomat thinks Trump's Middle East peace plan will 'deepen' Israel-Palestine conflict...

President Trump unveiled his administration's Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, just hours after Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges. The two leaders touted the two-state plan as a "win...

 2020-01-28 18:04 

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Trump celebrates Pompeo's berating of an NPR reporter: 'You did a good job on her'...

For cursing out a reporter and accusing her of lying, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has earned high praise from President Trump. Trump on Tuesday celebrated Pompeo after his recent confrontation with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly. Kelly last week said Pomp...

 2020-01-28 17:41 

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Former Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly: 'I believe John Bolton'...

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has another ex-Trump official on his side. Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly spoke to a crowd in Sarasota, Florida, on Monday, where he was asked about Bolton's forthcoming book that reportedly s...

 2020-01-28 16:09 

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Lindsey Graham wants senators to read Bolton's manuscript — in a classified setting...

Even Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants to hear from John Bolton. After a report indicated former National Security Adviser John Bolton's forthcoming book would describe President Trump calling for a Ukraine quid pro quo, Sen. James Lankford (R-Ok.) s...

 2020-01-28 15:04 

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How the GOP is turning the impeachment trial into a Kavanaugh hearing redux...

Republicans have compared the Senate impeachment trial to the 2018 hearing to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The main parallels they see are the leaks from former National Security Adviser John Bolton's forthcoming book or the release ...

 2020-01-28 14:34 

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Why Britain's Huawei decision may be a 'disaster for the UK-US relationship'...

Britain has decided to allow Huawei on its 5G wireless network, rebuffing pressure from the Trump administration. Britain said Tuesday it won't ban equipment from the Chinese telecommunications company from the network, The New York Times reports , al...

 2020-01-28 13:10 

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Trump to unveil Mideast peace plan with freshly indicted Netanyahu as Bolton roils Trump's impeachment trial...

President Trump is scheduled to unveil his administration's long-awaited Middle East peace plan at noon Tuesday at the White House, accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. There is widespread skepticism about the viability of the sec...

 2020-01-28 11:37 

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10 things you need to know today: January 28, 2020...

1. President Trump's lawyers resumed his defense in the Senate impeachment trial on Monday, arguing that nothing he did amounted to abuse of power or obstruction of the House investigation into his actions regarding Ukraine. Trump's legal team ign...

 2020-01-28 10:55 

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John Bolton just vindicated Nancy Pelosi...

Nancy Pelosi was right. The Speaker of the House has not been present in the Senate chambers during the impeachment trial of President Trump, but Pelosi's presence looms large over the proceedings. And one of her most consequential choices in pursuing...

 2020-01-28 10:35 

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The lie of the immigrant welfare queen...

A Harvard University study recently found that people in Western countries, including America, have succumbed to many restrictionist myths. The right-wing campaign against immigration, in other words, has worked. But that doesn't mean that immigration...

 2020-01-28 10:15 

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Late night hosts don't see how GOP senators can still refuse to call John Bolton as an impeachment witness...

President Trump's lawyers made their case in Monday's Senate impeachment trial, Trevor Noah said on Monday's Daily Show . "And it basically boils down to this: One, this is just a political attack by the Democrats; two, Trump did nothing w...

 2020-01-28 08:27 

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Watch highlights from Day 2 of Trump's impeachment defense: slamming Biden and dodging Bolton...

President Trump got his first full day of defense at his Senate impeachment trial on Monday. Trump's lawyers mostly whistled past inconvenient new revelations that former National Security Adviser John Bolton, in his forthcoming book, badly undermines...

 2020-01-28 05:55 

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GOP senators seemed enthralled with Dershowitz's Trump impeachment defense. Elizabeth Warren found it 'nonsensical.'...

Celebrity defense lawyer and retired Harvard criminal law professor Alan Dershowitz closed out Day 2 of President Trump's impeachment trial defense Monday night, and unlike Trump's other defenders, he mentioned inconvenient new revelations from Tr...

 2020-01-28 03:37 

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Report: Bolton writes in book he was worried Trump did favors for autocratic leaders...

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton writes in his forthcoming book that last year, he privately shared with Attorney General William Barr that he was worried President Trump was doing favors for autocratic leaders, The New York Times reports. Peo...

 2020-01-28 02:22 

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MSNBC's Ari Melber: 'We just watched Ken Starr punch himself in the face'...

The irony of Ken Starr declaring that the Senate is "being called to sit as the high court of impeachment all too frequently" was not lost on MSNBC's Ari Melber. Starr, the former independent counsel who pushed for President Bill Clinton's...

 2020-01-28 00:12 

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Report: GOP Sen. Toomey proposing impeachment trial witness deal...

Over the last few days, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has spoken with several of his Republican colleagues about the possibility of having two witnesses appear during President Trump's impeachment trial, three GOP officials told The Washington Post. One of ...

 2020-01-27 22:29 

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Trump's lawyers attack the Bidens during impeachment trial...

After much speculation, President Trump's defense team finally reeled the Biden family into the Senate impeachment trial Monday. For the most part, the case against impeachment was focused on poking holes in the Democrats' opposing argument, but f...

 2020-01-27 21:46 

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Trump's defense called Giuliani a 'minor player' in impeachment. He came up in the Trump-Zelensky call 6 times....

This might be the most easily debunked claim of the whole impeachment trial. President Trump's team of defenders got their turn on the Senate floor on Monday, with one of them, Trump lawyer Jane Raskin, employing a new strategy to distance Trump from ...

 2020-01-27 21:38 

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All the president's turncoats...

No one scares President Trump as much as people who used to work for him. They know the truth about him, and some of them tell it. When they do, Trump denies it and smears them. It's amazing how many people have turned on Trump in just his first term....

 2020-01-27 21:19 

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Fox News' Chris Wallace calls out Trump supporters for 'spinning' Bolton news 'like crazy'...

Fox News' Chris Wallace is once again calling out pro-Trump spin on the network, even slamming one contributor on air in a tense exchange. Wallace spoke Monday about the explosive New York Times report that former National Security Adviser John Bolton...

 2020-01-27 20:28 

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Sen. Josh Hawley disputes Bolton is a 'firsthand witness.' Bolton reportedly said he spoke directly with Trump on Ukraine....

The Senate would probably want to hear from a firsthand witness in President Trump's impeachment trial. But Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) isn't sure where you'd find one. Despite a Sunday report indicating former National Security Adviser John Bolt...

 2020-01-27 19:28 

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Supreme Court lets Trump administration go ahead with public charge rule restricting legal immigration...

Immigrants may now face visa and citizenship restrictions based on their past or hypothetical future use of public benefits. In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration's public charge rule to take effect nationwide. T...

 2020-01-27 19:27 

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Ken Starr asks how we came to live in the 'age of impeachment'...

More than two decades after his investigation of former President Bill Clinton, Ken Starr while defending President Trump on Monday asked how it is we came to live in the "age of impeachment." The former independent counsel spoke as part of Trump&...

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