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Attorney General William Barr faces being held in contempt of Congress amid showdown with Trump

A Democratic-led House panel on Wednesday approved a measure to hold US Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over an unredacted copy of the Mueller report on Russian election interference even as Donald Trump invoked the legal principle of executive privilege to block its disclosure. Throwing down another challenge to the US president, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to recommend that the full House cite Mr Barr, the top US law enforcement officia...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Barack Obama, House, Moscow, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Republican, Donald Trump


Democrats drive up gas prices, then demand investigation into high gas prices

There are certain things in life that just don’t make any sense. Why do we yell at the television when an umpire blows a call?  Why does the dentist ask us questions when she knows we can’t answer her?  And what genius thought it was a good idea to change IHOP to IHOB? And then you have questions that aren’t any mystery at all — like why the price of gasoline in California is so high. Which is why it’s so surprising that California Gov. Gavin Newsom is demanding that the California Energy Commis...
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With veto, President Trump keeps U.S. involved in tragic war in Yemen

Last month, in a rare push back against post-September 11 interventionism, Congress invoked the War Powers Act in a bid to end United States involvement in the Yemen civil war. President Trump unfortunately vetoed the effort. In doing so, he has taken ownership of an unconstitutional and unnecessary intervention. For several years, Yemen, just south of Saudi Arabia, has been ravaged by civil war. In 2015, Saudi Arabia, joined by other nations, intervened, and in doing so has only added fuel to t...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, Editorials, House, House Of Representatives, Fda


White House stonewall: Political Cartoons

Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Show Caption of Expand Check out our regular cartoon gallery featuring some of the best cartoonists from around the world, and across the political spectrum, covering current issues and figures.
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Trump's tweet about Workhorse sent its stock soaring on news the electric-truck company is in talks to buy a GM assembly plant in Ohio (WKHS)

Workhorse, the electric-truck company negotiating a deal to buy an Ohio assembly plant from General Motors, got a sizable boost in its stock price on Wednesday after President Donald Trump sent a tweet about the deal. Shares of Workhorse Group Incorporated finished the day at $2.65, nearly 215% above the previous day's close at $0.84 per share. The stock settled at $3.47 in after-hours trading. Workhorse shares have floated around $1 or less for most of 2019. Trump apparently preempted an offi...
Tags: Twitter, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, General Motors, Mary Barra, Gm, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Midwest, Lordstown, Lordstown Ohio, Steve Burns, Workhorse


Tiger Woods on Presidential Medal of Freedom: 'This Has Been an Unbelievable Experience'

[email protected] delivers remarks after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House! pic.twitter.com/2m1HSdabJh — The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 6, 2019 TIGER WOODS WAS AWARDED the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday at the White House.GolfChannel.com reported: "This has been an unbelievable experience," said Woods, who then fought back tears as he thanked his family and all those who have supported him throughout the years."I’ve battled. I've tried to hang in there," W...
Tags: White House, Sport, Golf, Woods, Charlie, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Arnold Palmer, The Armchair Golfer, Charlie Sifford, White House GolfChannel


Trump Abandoned a Nuclear Deal a Year Ago. The U.S. and Iran Are Now on a Collision Course

The White House’s long-running dispute with Iran is approaching a perilous crossroads one year after President Donald Trump walked away from the multilateral nuclear deal. The Administration’s increasing pressure on Tehran has resulted in an unpredictable and tense standoff with potentially serious implications. The two nations’ leaders say they don’t want conflict, but their rhetoric,…
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Iran, Foreign Policy, Tehran, Donald Trump, Iran Nuclear Deal, Trump


House Democrats vote to hold attorney general Barr in contempt of Congress

Panel takes action after Barr refused to provide unredacted Mueller report, as Schiff subpoenas attorney generalLive: follow the latest US politics newsHouse Democrats voted on Wednesday to hold the US attorney general, William Barr, in contempt of Congress, citing his failure to hand over the full, unredacted version of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The decision came on a day of escalating tensions between Congress and the...
Tags: Congress, White House, US, US news, Democrats, House, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Schiff, Robert Mueller, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Mike Pompeo urges Tories to ask: 'What would Thatcher do?'

US secretary of state again calls on UK to resist Huawei’s efforts to gain access to 5G networkThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has invoked Margaret Thatcher as he appealed to the Conservative right to take a firmer line with China, again urging the UK to resist efforts by Huawei to gain access to Britain’s new 5G network.Insisting he felt duty-bound to raise sensitive issues with close partners, Pompeo said the telecoms company was, as a matter of Chinese law, required to bow to Beijing’...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, China, US, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Beijing, Britain, Asia Pacific, US politics, Margaret Thatcher, Espionage, Huawei


Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed by Congressional committee in Russia probe

Donald Trump Jr was subpoenaed on Wednesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian election meddling, US media reported. It was the first known legal summons issued by Congress to a member of the president's family to force testimony in the ongoing investigation, and comes after special counsel Robert Mueller declined to accuse Mr Trump's 2016 campaign of criminal conspiracy to collude with the Russians. The surprise subpoena was issued by a...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, Russia, US, Hillary Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Julian Assange, Senate Intelligence Committee, Wall Street Journal, Committee, Clinton, Trump, Trump Tower, Congressional


Government FOIA Flouting Responsible for One Bump Stock ‘Conspiracy Theory’

Same as the old boss? AG Barr could order this cleared up in a matter of seconds – if he wanted to. (The United States Department of Justice/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “We have conducted a search for ‘any records documenting the use of a bump fire-type stock used during the commission of any crime to date,’ and found no responsive records,” Department of Justice lawyer and Disclosure Division Deputy Director Peter J. Chisolm told attorney Stephen Stamboulieh May 1. He was responding ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, White House, Fbi, Foia, Las Vegas, Department Of Justice, Resistance, William, Donald Trump, Doj, Vegas, Savage, Trump, U S District Court, ATF


Clinton: GOP must choose ‘rule of law’ or ‘rule of Trump’

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the struggles between President Donald Trump’s administration and the U.S. House will show “whether it’s the rule of law or the rule of Trump” that the courts and Republicans obey. Speaking at a wide-ranging event held at Dartmouth College, the former U.S. secretary of state and […]
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What happens now William Barr has been held in contempt?

Vote further intensifies the conflict between the Trump administration and the legislative branch of the US government House judiciary committee Democrats voted to hold William Barr in contempt of Congress. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Democrats on the House judiciary committee voted on Wednesday to hold the attorney general, William Barr, in contempt of Congress, intensifying the conflict between Donald Trump’s administration and the legislative branch of the US government. The...
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Facing a Trump Stonewall, Democrats Struggle for Options to Compel Cooperation

House Democrats, frustrated by President Trump’s blanket refusal to cooperate, seek new ways to compel White House compliance as impeachment looms.
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U.S. House panel accuses Barr of contempt as Trump invokes executive privilege

Throwing down another challenge to Trump, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to recommend that the full House cite Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official and a Trump appointee, for contempt of Congress after he defied its subpoena for the complete report and underlying evidence. "We are now in a constitutional crisis," Jerrold Nadler, the committee's Democratic chairman, told reporters after the panel approved the contempt resolution on a party-line 24-16 vote, with Dem...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Trump, Democratic, U S House, Barr, Jerrold Nadler, Robert Mueller


‘Livid’ Trump Directed His Campaign’s Attack Against David Bossie

President Trump directed his 2020 reelection campaign to release a statement attacking his former deputy campaign manager David Bossie for allegedly using his own political group to scam GOP donors, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to TPM Wednesday. “This was something that the President was upset about,” the source told TPM. “This charge was brought on by the President.” On Tuesday, Trump’s re-election campaign released a combative statement slamming independent political groups t...
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MPAA Says It’s Monitoring Court Outcome of Georgia’s Abortion Law

The MPAA said that it will continue to monitor what happens to Georgia’s new law restricting abortion after some industry figures have called for a boycott in the wake of passage of the legislation. In a statement, MPAA spokesman Chris Ortman said on Wednesday, “Film and television production in Georgia supports more than 92,000 jobs […]
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Former Assistant AG Offers Perspective On Unitary Executive Theory

John Yoo, former deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, talks about executive power, and the tug of war between Congress and the White House over the Mueller report.
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House Judiciary Committee Votes To Hold Barr In Contempt

The House Judiciary Committee votes to hold William Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to provide access to the unredacted Mueller report after the White House asserted executive privilege.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, William Barr


Pentagon Says It Now Has Money for 256 More Miles of Border Wall

The Pentagon said Wednesday that it has enough funding to build 256 more miles of border wall in the near future, and will start construction at a rate of about a half mile a day over the next six months.“We now have on contract sufficient funds to build about 256 miles of barrier,” Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan said in testimony to the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee. “How you will see this materialize in the next six months is that about 63 additional new miles of wall wi...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Defense, Pentagon, Defense Department, Trump, National Guard, Shanahan, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Pat Shanahan, Border Wall, White House Budget Office, Senate Defense Appropriations


House panel accuses Barr of contempt as Trump invokes executive privilege

Throwing down another challenge to Trump, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to recommend that the full House cite Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official and a Trump appointee, for contempt of Congress after he defied its subpoena for the complete report and underlying evidence. In a step likely to trigger a high-stakes court battle, with fines and possible imprisonment at stake for Barr, the committee approved the recommendation on a party-line 24-16 vote, with Democra...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Trump, Barr, Robert Mueller


Wall St falls as investors cautious on trade; Intel slides

The benchmark S&P 500 fell on Wednesday for the third day in a row as investors remained cautious about the latest developments on U.S.-China trade talks even after hopeful comments from the White House regarding an eventual agreement.
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House Judiciary Committee: Attorney General Barr in Contempt of Congress

The House Judiciary Committee today voted on its contempt resolution on Attorney General Bill Barr. In a 24-16 vote split along party lines, the House Judiciary committee voted to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt of congress for failing to turn over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report, hours after Trump asserted executive privilege. The matter now goes before the full House of Representatives. NEW: The House Judiciary Committee has voted 24-16 to find AG Bill Barr in cont...
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Opinion: Finally Congress is fighting back vs. Trump

Our system of checks and balances is out of balance. Over the past several months, President Donald Trump and the White House have taken a blunt -- but thus far effective -- tack in response to efforts by Congress to exercise its core constitutional oversight authority: You'll get nothing, and you'll like it.
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Finally Congress is fighting back vs. Trump.

Our system of checks and balances is out of balance. Over the past several months, President Donald Trump and the White House have taken a blunt -- but thus far effective -- tack in response to efforts by Congress to exercise its core constitutional oversight authority: You'll get nothing, and you'll like it.
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Opinion: Finally Congress is fighting back vs. Trump. And the stakes couldn't be higher

Our system of checks and balances is out of balance. Over the past several months, President Donald Trump and the White House have taken a blunt -- but thus far effective -- tack in response to efforts by Congress to exercise its core constitutional oversight authority: You'll get nothing, and you'll like it.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Europe hints at sanctions while urging Iran to rethink nuclear deal departure

Britain and other European allies suggested they could be forced to reapply sanctions if Iran follows through with its threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal in 60 days.  Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, urged the Iranian regime to think “long and hard” about breaching the deal’s terms and warned there would be “consequences” to that move. French defence minister Florence Parly said the question of sanctions "will be raised" if the nuclear deal is not respected, while Germany’s foreign mini...
Tags: Europe, London, News, France, China, Germany, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Iran, Britain, United States, Hassan Rouhani, Jeremy Hunt, Tehran


Democrats battle to obtain Trump tax returns as president claims huge business losses were intentional

Democrats are preparing for a legal battle to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns – an issue that has taken on outsized importance – while the president has claimed huge businesses losses he suffered during the 1980s were an intentional write off.Members of the House of Representatives are to meet to consider their next step, after Mr Trump’s treasury secretary refused to release the returns they had requested.Reports suggested Democrats will decide to head directly to court and claim treasury sec...
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House Judiciary Recommends Barr Be Held In Contempt Over Mueller Report

By a 24-16 vote, the House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to recommend holding Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for his refusal to turn over to Congress an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and its underlying materials. President Trump asserted executive privilege Wednesday over the documents, which the Committee had sought via subpoena. The vote escalated the ongoing standoff between Congress and the Trump administration over House Democrats’ e...
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U.S. targets Iran's metals for sanctions, Tehran relaxes nuclear deal compliance

Iran had announced hours earlier that it was relaxing some restrictions on its nuclear program, steps that stopped short of violating the deal with world powers for now, but threatening more action if countries do not shield it from U.S. sanctions. An executive order issued by Trump covers Iran's iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors, the government's largest non-petroleum-related sources of export revenue and 10 percent of its export economy, a White House statement said. "Tehran can expe...
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