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American Medical Association calls for full vaping ban: Keep nicotine products 'out of the hands of young people'

While President Donald Trump has yet to take action on flavored electronic cigarettes, the American Medical Association called for a total vaping ban.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Was it a bribe? Democrats trade 'quid pro quo' for 'bribery' in Trump impeachment messaging

Democrats are pounding the word 'bribery' in the ongoing impeachment inquiry to describe Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Navy could remove Gallagher from SEALs, even after Trump intervention

Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, whose rank was recently restored by President Donald Trump in a controversial move, could be removed from the Navy SEALs, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday. Gallagher, a SEAL team platoon leader, was accused of committing war crimes while deployed in Iraq in 2017. In July, a military jury acquitted him of murdering a captured Islamic State fighter by stabbing the wounded prisoner in the neck, but it convicted him of illegally posing with the deta...
Tags: News, Navy, Iraq, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Gallagher, Edward Gallagher, Navy SEALs U S


Edward Gallagher: Sailor cleared by Trump could be ousted from Seals

Edward Gallagher was acquitted of war crimes and was pardoned by Donald Trump last week.
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Hong Kong: anger in China as US Senate passes bill protecting protesters' rights

Beijing says human rights bill, which Trump has yet to approve, ‘interferes in Hong Kong’s affairs’The US Senate has unanimously passed legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement, drawing condemnation from Beijing.Following the voice vote, the Hong Kong human rights and democracy bill will go to the House of Representatives, which approved its own version last month. The two chambers will have to work out their differences befor...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump impeachment: US military officer on Trump 'bribery' says conversation was 'inappropriate'

A decorated US military officer, his chest shining with medals, has testified that Donald Trump’s controversial phone call with the leader of Ukraine was both inappropriate and improper, and that he reported his concerns immediately.Lt Col Alexander Vindman, 44, whose family moved to the US from the Soviet Union four decades ago, emotionally told an impeachment hearing that he felt empowered to speak out, and to even challenge the most powerful man in the world, because of the soil on which he w...
Tags: News, US, Ukraine, Donald Trump, Trump, Soviet Union, Col Alexander Vindman


CNN panelist to Rick Santorum: That argument is insane

CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero calls CNN senior political commentator Rick Santorum's defense of President Donald Trump insane during a discussion about the impeachment hearings.
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United States: DACA At SCOTUS (Beltway Buzz, November 15, 2019) - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On November 12, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in a series of cases challenging President Donald Trump's termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September 2017.
Tags: News, United States, Donald Trump, Stewart, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Supreme Court of the United States, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


Opinion: Trump and bribery claim: Does the shoe fit?

For weeks, Americans have debated whether President Donald Trump's request that President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly announce the launch of investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, involved a quid pro quo. Recently, however, Speaker Nancy Pelosi dropped the Latin.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Stories, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Hunter Biden, Volodymyr Zelensky


Impeachment hearing: Volker says he now realizes 'corruption' inquiry was tied to Biden – as happened

Former Ukraine envoy appears to amend his earlier testimony in opening statement to lawmakersIn this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contributionRead more about the impact of The Guardian’s journalism in 2019 1.41am GMT Thanks for following along! We’ll be back early tomorrow, when House investigators will hear from more witnesses including Gordon Sondland, the EU ambassador; Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, Defense, America, Eu, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Ukraine, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US military, The Guardian, Guardian, US Congress


What Tuesday's impeachment hearings tell us about the next ones

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump hosted back-to-back hearings Tuesday, leading to hours of testimony from four witnesses that will help set the stage for the rest of the public hearings scheduled for Wednesday.
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‘I now recall:’ What to watch in Trump impeachment hearings

Exactly what is Gordon Sondland’s story? Certainly it’s full of international mystery, which House impeachment investigators are sorting through as they probe President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, an Oregon hotelier and million-dollar Trump donor, Sondland has said he cannot recall many of the episodes involving him that others have recounted in colorful detail.
Tags: News, Oregon, European Union, Ukraine, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden Trump, Gordon Sondland, Sondland


Trump impeachment: Republicans didn't like the message – so they turned their fire on the messenger

By the time Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman left the House Ways and Means Committee hearing room on Tuesday, it was clear that Republicans were not pleased with what the 44-year-old combat veteran had to say when he testified during the first of two sessions on Tuesday, the third day of impeachment hearings before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.They didn't like that Lt Col Vindman, a Ukraine expert detailed to the National Security Council, had worn his Army dress ...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Army, National Security Council, Donald Trump, House Ways and Means Committee, Volodymyr Zelensky, Alexander Vindman


Report: At Least $35 Million In Aid Is Still Being Withheld From Ukraine

The Trump administration is reportedly still withholding some of the congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine even as impeachment investigators scrutinize President Donald Trump’s decision to delay the aid to leverage political assistance. The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday that it had obtained a Pentagon document showing that Ukraine has not received $35.2 million from the nearly $400 million in military aid that President Donald Trump had halted when he was pressuring Ukraini...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Ukraine, Pentagon, Times, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Cristina Cabrera, Col Carla Gleason, Volodymyr Zelensky, Military Aid


FreedomWorks: Democrats have weaponized the impeachment hearings against Donald Trump

House impeachment sham is a hyperpartisan process intended to nullify a presidential election, writes Adam Brandon, president of FreedomWorks.
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Pence Aide Emphasizes VP Did Not Bring Up Biden Investigations With Ukrainians

Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg, one of Vice President Mike Pence’s national security advisers who was on the infamous Trump-Zelensky call, said on Tuesday that he had “no concerns” about the call–but he also emphasized a fellow aid’s testimony that Pence never discussed Joe Biden with Ukrainian officials, unlike Trump. After Jennifer Williams, another Pence national security aide who was also on the call, gave her public testimony on Tuesday, Kellogg released a statement declaring he heard ...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Williams, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Jennifer Williams, Pence, Kellogg, Keith Kellogg, Cristina Cabrera, Volodymyr Zelensky, Zelensky, Burisma


Senate Unanimously Backs Protesters in Bill: Hong Kong Update

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have received a boost after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday aimed at supporting them and warning China against a violent suppression of the demonstrations.While the bipartisan vote comes in contrast to President Donald Trump’s near-silence on the issue, it marks a challenge to the government in Beijing just as the U.S. and China seek to close a preliminary agreement to end their trade war. The Senate measure would require annu...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Florida, London, News, Washington, Senate, White House, China, America, High Court, Beijing, United States, House, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell


‘I am an American,’ Vindman reminds Trump allies in hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — “It’s Lt. Col. Vindman.” With that, the Iraq War veteran, his chest flush with ribbons and commendations, tersely reminded Republican lawmakers questioning his judgment and loyalty just whom they were trying to discredit as the impeachment drive against President Donald Trump veered into the personal. Alexander Vindman: Purple Heart recipient, career diplomat, […]
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Colonel Vindman’s America

It’s not a place that Donald Trump knows much about.
Tags: News, America, Ukraine, United States, Williams, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Trump, Volker, Donald J, Kurt D, Alexander S, Vindman, Jennifer (Foreign Service Officer


After Trump intervenes, Navy launches review of SEAL's fitness to serve in elite force

Navy officials are expected to notify Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher on Wednesday that they are launching an administrative review of his fitness to continue to serve as a SEAL, days President Donald Trump reversed Gallagher's demotion for posing for a photo with a casualty.
Tags: Navy, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Gallagher, Eddie Gallagher


Sondland a day after Trump Ukraine call: US will increase support of Ukraine if it undertakes 'promised' reforms

US Ambassador Gordon Sondland said in an interview a day after President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukraine's leader that the United States would increase its support of the country if it undertook "promised" reforms.
Tags: US, Ukraine, Cnn, United States, Donald Trump, Gordon Sondland, Trump Ukraine


White House Twitter account slams decorated veteran Vindman during testimony

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman had already recounted his unease at President Donald Trump's approach to Ukraine and his actions to report it when his employer -- the White House -- attacked him on Twitter.
Tags: White House, Ukraine, Cnn, Donald Trump, Vindman, Col Alexander Vindman


Ex-envoy says investigation link to Bidens is 'unacceptable'

Former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker said Tuesday he failed to realize that an investigation into the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings was linked to a probe of President Donald Trump's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, which Volker now says was "unacceptable."
Tags: US, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Donald Trump, Bidens, Volker, Kurt Volker, Burisma Holdings


Was it a bribe? Democrats trade 'quid quo pro' for 'bribery' in Trump impeachment messaging

Democrats are pounding the word 'bribery' in the ongoing impeachment inquiry to describe Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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READ: Morrison Says ‘Fears Have Been Realized’ After Trump-Zelensky Call Disclosure

Former NSC aide Tim Morrison, who listened in on the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said that his “fears have been realized” about the effect its disclosure would have on the political climate. He also used much of his brief opening statement to remind his audience about the situation on the ground in Ukraine. “I understand the gravity of these proceedings, but I beg you to not lose sight of the military conflict underway in Eastern Ukr...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Crimea, Donald Trump, Morrison, Jennifer Williams, Eastern Ukraine, NSC, Tim Morrison, Kate Riga, Volodymyr Zelensky, Army Lt Col Alexander Vindman, Ukraine call


Trump claims first lady thought he'd had heart attack because of 'sick' media coverage of medical visit

Donald Trump claimed the first lady thought he had had a heart attack after the "sick" media reported on his unscheduled visit to a medical centre.The president was unexpectedly taken to the Walter Reed Medical Centre on Saturday in a visit that was not listed on his official engagements and which came just nine months after his annual physical.
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Impeachment hearing: Volker says he now realizes 'corruption' inquiry was tied to Biden – live

Former Ukraine envoy appears to amend his earlier testimony in opening statement to lawmakersIn this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contributionRead more about the impact of The Guardian’s journalism in 2019 10.36pm GMT Republican counsel Steve Castor asked the witnesses about the US decision to delay a military aid package to Ukraine. Morrison said that during a meeting in which he was present with Ukrainian officials, in which Zelenskiy r...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, US, America, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Ukraine, US politics, House Of Representatives, US military, The Guardian, Guardian, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump


Donald Trump and Melania Trump register to vote in Florida

President Donald Trump is officially a Florida man.
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Key witnesses tell of concern over Trump's 'inappropriate' Ukraine call

Kurt Volker, witness requested by Republicans, says the investigations Trump requested amounted to ‘conspiracy theories’Impeachment hearings – live coverageTwo witnesses in the impeachment inquiry have described their concern over an “unusual” call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president in July, in which Trump ignored official talking points about fighting corruption to instead “demand” an investigation tied to Joe Biden. Related: Donald Trump has dragged America's global reputation ...
Tags: Europe, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ukraine, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Simon Tisdall, Trump Administration, Kurt Volker, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Trump impeachment inquiry


GOP seized on Volker's prior testimony as evidence of no quid pro quo. Now he cites 'additional information'

Former US special envoy Kurt Volker told lawmakers Tuesday that he was "surprised" to learn there had been additional conversations about the Ukrainian President announcing an investigation into the President Donald Trump's political rivals.
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