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Nancy Pelosi puts her foot down on impeachment

Back in 2014, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Food and Wine magazine that she eats dark chocolate ice cream for breakfast every day and has for years.  “I don’t see it as different from having a cup of coffee. … The flavors keep getting darker and darker, which I love. … Sugar cones are my thing,” she said. But now, many members of her Democratic Party want her to branch out and try that new Ben and Jerry’s mock-up flavor “ImPeachMint.” However, all signs indicate that Democrats shouldn’t count ...
Tags: Opinion, Opinion columns

Joe Biden is the ultimate centrist Democrat. Is that a liability or strength?

His candidacy could exacerbate the rift between the Democrats’ moderate and progressive factions, potentially splitting the partyJoe Biden speaks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers construction and maintenance conference in Washington, on 5 April 2019. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/APFor weeks, it was a peculiarity of the Democratic presidential nomination race for 2020 that one of the leading candidates in the pack hadn’t actually announced he was running. Now former vice-...

Hannity: Clintons colluded with the Russians

Could the Mueller report contain redacted claims that Russia taped Bill Clinton having phone sex with Monica Lewinsky?

Four Questions Joe Biden Needs To Answer To Win The Dem Nomination

After months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden will officially kick off his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday. Now comes the hard part. Biden enters the campaign as the immediate front-runner, with a lead in early national polling as well as in a number of key early-voting states. He’s got a deep reservoir of goodwill from Democratic primary voters who fondly remember the Obama years, decades-long ties with a number of powerful national unions, and near-universal name recognitio...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Dc, Biden, George W Bush, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Hunter, Anita Hill, Democratic

A Running List Of The Probes That Pose The Greatest Threat To Trumpworld

It was never just about Russia. When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, he brought with him an ever-evolving cloud of scandal that has hung low over his entire administration. There are currently several ongoing congressional, city, state and federal investigations into Trump’s personal finances and sexual relationships, his real estate company and his family members. Some — like the lawsuit alleging corruption at the Trump Foundation, twin suits alleging Trump’s D.C. hotel ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, United States, House, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, Times, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department

Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says Yes

In 1974 and 1998, articles of impeachment against Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton focused on the corrupt use of power to frustrate lawful investigations.
Tags: News, Ford, Bill Clinton, Bill, Starr, Clinton, Trump, Nixon, Tribe, Lewinsky, Mueller, Kavanaugh, Richard M Nixon, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Impeachment

Kamala Harris becomes latest Democrat to call for Trump impeachment – live

Party is split on impeachment, with Elizabeth Warren backing it but Bernie Sanders warning the procedure could backfireSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.05pm BST Representative Katie Hill, a first-termer from California, contributes a nice, public-service-oriented recap of the Mueller report. “I wanted to walk it back and walk through the details,” she says:The #MuellerReport on Trump’s relationship with Russia is public. There’s been a lot of confusion, partisan spin, ...
Tags: Republicans, California, White House, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Bill Clinton, US Congress, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump

The Meaning and Implications of the Mueller Report

I have finally finished reading the Mueller Report, slowly and with care. In one sense, the Report is more accessible than its intimidating four-hundred-plus pages may at first appear. The executive summaries of Volumes I and II are short, clear, and illuminating. Before voting in the 2020 primaries or general election, every literate American might consider reading them. On the other hand, it may be challenging for readers who are not sophisticated lawyers to figure out what is going on in...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Branding, Clinton

Next Time, Use Congress to Investigate the President

If recent history is to serve as our guide, we should expect the next investigation-and-impeachment drive to arrive in about two decades’ time. Since the 1970s, Americans have enjoyed a good presidential scandal every 20 years or so. Beware, aspirants of 2036! The southern wind doth play the trumpet to his purposes, and by his hollow whistling in the leaves foretells a tempest and a blust’ring day.Whenever the next one comes, Americans must demand sweeping changes to the way in which it is handl...

Pelosi fails to back immediate impeachment of Trump - in sharp contrast to other senior Democrats

Nancy Pelosi has urged caution to those Democrats pushing for the immediate impeachment of Donald Trump, a move that puts her at odds with a number of high profile and influential members of her party.As Democrats consider whether or not to pursue impeachment, perhaps the most consequential decision the party will take over the next 18 months other than its selection of a presidential candidate, the House speaker said it was “important to know that the facts regarding holding the president accou...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, House, Bill Clinton, Warren, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Mueller, Robert Mueller

Appeals Court Denies Chelsea Manning’s Bid To Leave Jail

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. The three-paragraph, unanimous decision from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond rejects both Manning’s argument that she was erroneously found in civil contempt of court and her request for bail while the contempt decision is litigated. Manning...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Army, Wikileaks, Robert King, George W Bush, Chelsea Manning, Appeals Court, Richmond, Assange, Manning, George H W Bush, Va AP, 4th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Summer Concepcion

Trump and impeachment: where Democrats stand after Mueller

Elizabeth Warren and Rashida Tlaib have called for action, but many lawmakers say more information is needed firstLong before a redacted version of the Mueller report was released this week, the winds of impeachment were swirling around Donald Trump’s presidency. Related: Trump tampered with witnesses. These Senate Republicans voted to oust Bill Clinton for doing just that Continue reading...
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, US news, Democrats, US politics, Bill Clinton, Amy Klobuchar, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Mueller, Cory Booker, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Pete Buttigieg

Volatile is the new normal for unpredictable European elections

Next month’s EU poll is almost impossible to call as party loyalties crumble and voters look left, right and beyondThe likelihood that Ukraine will elect a comedian as president this weekend is no laughing matter for serious students of European politics fretting over the outcome of next month’s EU parliamentary elections. The expected victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a policy-free parvenu who leads the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, by 35 points could be seen as the ultimate triumph for the anti-p...
Tags: Europe, Politics, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Ukraine, Arkansas, Bill Clinton, Opinion polls, Petro Poroshenko, European elections, George Hw Bush, Ross Perot, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 2019 European parliamentary elections

Trump tampered with witnesses. These Senate Republicans voted to oust Bill Clinton for doing just that

Mueller’s report essentially accuses Trump of witness tampering – one of the offences Republicans impeached Clinton on. Here’s how they explained their votesRobert Mueller’s report effectively accused Donald Trump of obstructing justice by witness tampering, one of the offences that led Republicans to impeach Bill Clinton 20 years ago.Mueller’s team found Trump repeatedly made efforts to “encourage witnesses not to cooperate with the investigation” into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election...
Tags: Russia, US news, US politics, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, US Senate, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Mueller, Trump-Russia investigation

All the president's men and women: how disobedient aides saved Trump

Mueller report reveals how staff told to do illegal things did not but some say that doesn’t mean Trump is not guilty of a crimeSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionThe myth of Donald Trump presents him as a man of authority, a leader loved and feared, a boss who demands loyalty – and gets it. Related: The 14 current Republican senators who voted to impeach or convict Bill Clinton Continue reading...
Tags: Russia, US news, US politics, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation

Why John Lithgow Worried About Starring in Broadway’s ‘Hillary and Clinton’

When Lucas Hnath first conceived of “Hillary and Clinton” in 2008, he was writing for and about a very different America. Now, a total reimagining of the show has made its way to Broadway with Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow in the titular roles. At the opening on Thursday night, the cast and creatives talked […]
Tags: News, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Broadway, John Lithgow, Hillary, Clinton, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hnath, Hillary and Clinton

Cummings: We May Consider Impeachment ‘Very Soon’ But Not Yet

House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said Friday morning that the House may need to consider impeaching President Trump, but that members of Congress need to first get a better understanding of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Cummings made the comment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” after the congressman said that Trump’s conduct laid out in the section of the redacted Mueller report about obstruction was “at least 100 times worse” than what former President Bill Cl...
Tags: News, Congress, House, Bill Clinton, Msnbc, Trump, Caitlin Macneal, Elijah Cummings, Cummings, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Steny Hoyer D Md, Impeachment, Russia Probe

Lindsey Graham’s Old Comments About Obstruction Sound Really Awkward Now

The S.C. senator had very different views on the matter in 1999 when President Bill Clinton was facing impeachment.
Tags: News, Bill Clinton, Lindsey Graham

Broadway Review: Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow in ‘Hillary and Clinton’

If anyone could play Hillary Clinton, it’s Laurie Metcalf – and here she is, in Lucas Hnath’s “Hillary and Clinton,” giving a performance that feels painfully honest and true.  And if anyone could capture Bill Clinton’s feckless but irresistible charm, that would be John Lithgow – and here he is, too. Who better to work […]
Tags: Reviews, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, John Lithgow, Hillary, Clinton, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hnath, Hillary and Clinton

Bill Clinton picked up Kama Sutra in gift shop, says Emily Maitlis

BBC Newsnight presenter once spotted former US president perusing ancient erotic text The Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has said she once caught Bill Clinton perusing the Kama Sutra in a hotel gift shop.The BBC presenter said she spotted the former US president with the risque reading material following a day of interviews. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, US, World news, US news, Bbc, Bill Clinton, Emily Maitlis, BBC Newsnight, Kama Sutra

AOC responds to Mueller report by accusing of Republican's 'double standards on impeachment'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has responded to the publication of the Mueller report by accusing Republicans of double standards on the issue of impeachment.As the White House and Republicans sought to claim the special counsel’s report contained no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and that Democrats had no grounds to try and impeach Donald Trump, she tweeted a video that contained several members of the GOP explaining why they had censured Bill Clinton two decades ago.Among them was senator Orrin Hat...
Tags: News, White House, Gop, United States, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Clinton, Aoc, Orrin Hatch, Mueller, Lindsay Graham, The New York, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Mueller report PDF download link: How to read the explosive Trump document – and why it could be one of the most read files ever

The full text of the Mueller report has been released – and could trigger one of the biggest rushes to download a document ever seen.The 400-page document can be found here and reveals the key findings of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump by Robert Mueller, rocking Washington as soon as it was released.The report was first discussed in a press conference by Trump's attorney general William Barr. It was then be delivered to Congress on CDs, in keeping with the organisation's slig...
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Mueller report PDF download link: How to get explosive Trump document – and why it could be one of the most read files ever

The full text of the Mueller report has been released – and could trigger one of the biggest rushes to download a document ever seen.The 400-page document can be found here and reveals the key findings of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump by Robert Mueller, rocking Washington as soon as it was released.The report was first discussed in a press conference by Trump's attorney general William Barr. It was then be delivered to Congress on CDs, in keeping with the organisation's slig...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, US, Cnn, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Mueller, Barnes Noble, Robert Mueller, David Webber, William Barr, U S Department of Justice Barr, Frank Lutz

A Nasdaq executive says companies are rushing to get their IPOs out before Trump goes up for re-election (VIX, NASDAQ, LYFT)

Companies prepping for an upcoming IPO feel the rush to get things done in the near term, but it's not a market downturn that's speeding up schedules. Instead, pre-IPO companies are trying to go public before the 2020 presidential election creates volatility in the markets, Nasdaq senior vice president Jeff Thomas told Business Insider. Elections create noise and uncertainty, and sometimes lead to volatility, Thomas said, which is the last thing a company wants when going public. Visit Busines...
Tags: Google, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, Nasdaq, Trump, Thomas, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, Jeff Thomas, Business Insider Elections, Jeff Thomas Nasdaq, Kenn Starr

EU condemns US after Trump triggers ‘illegal’ Cuba sanctions

The EU has condemned the United States after Donald Trump triggered a law that would ramp-up sanctions against European countries doing business in Cuba. The White House announced on Wednesday it would allow US citizens to sue foreign firms that do business deals involving property seized during the 1959 Cuban revolution.The new rule, which will likely open EU businesses up to lawsuits from America, comes amid a backdrop of US-EU trade tensions and a hardening policy in Washington against the Ca...
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, White House, US, America, Eu, European Union, Iran, United States, Bill Clinton, Brussels, Cuba, Donald Trump, Caribbean, Trump

After 23-year delay, US squeezes Cuba on confiscated property

President Donald Trump will open the way for lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, enforcing a controversial law that angered European allies and could rattle the island's economy, after more than two decades of delay. Ever since Congress passed the Helms-Burton Act in 1996, US presidents starting with Bill Clinton have used their power to suspend the key provision every six months, mindful of the international consequences. A senior administration official said National Sec...
Tags: News, Congress, US, Bill Clinton, Miami, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Donald Trump, Latin America, John Bolton

How Grifters Gamed Amazon to Sell the ‘Mueller Report’ Already

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettySpecial Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on the Trump campaign will be released Thursday, the Justice Department announced Monday. Like all public reports, the document will be free to read.That hasn’t stopped people from trying to sell Mueller report books on Amazon for months.Amazon’s book listings are an SEO cesspool where grifters try to peddle ebooks on every trending topic. In recent months, self-published works on the anti-vaccination...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington Post, Russia, Brooklyn, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Trump, Monica Lewinsky, Roberts, Mueller, Melville House, Kenneth Starr

Pelosi warns US will not strike Brexit trade deal with UK if Good Friday Agreement is undermined

Nancy Pelosi has said there will be no chance of a US trade deal with the UK if the Good Friday Agreement is undermined by Brexit.Speaking at the London School of Economics, the speaker of the US House of Representatives warned a future trading arrangement between the two countries is not guaranteed, and said it would not happen if the UK’s exit from the European Union violates the terms of the 1998 peace accord.Ms Pelosi said: “First of all it is very hard to pass a trade bill in the Congress o...
Tags: UK, News, Congress, Washington, US, European Union, Davos, United States, Ireland, Labour, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, Nancy Pelosi, London School Of Economics

Some Thoughts on Buttigieg Taking Off and Warren seeming to be Grounded

To me, the most surprising developments in the Democratic presidential race have been the rise of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the failure of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign to catch hold.  According to betting sites, Buttigieg is a six to one favorite to win the nomination, and Warren a distant 25 to one.  There is a long way until the caucuses and primaries, but here are some guesses why Buttigieg has caught fire and a few thoughts why Warren’s flame has flickered. B...
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Buttigieg Officially Launches 2020 Campaign

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country. “I recognize the audacity of doing this as a Midwestern millennial mayor,” he said to cheers of “Pete, Pete, Pete” from an audience assembled in a former Studebaker auto plant. “More than a little bold, at age 37, t...
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