Senate to try to pass border aid Wednesday, McConnell says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will consider legislation to address the migrant surge at the border with Mexico later on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. McConnell told the chamber the Senate will take up the $4.5 billion funding legislation that the House of Representatives approved on Tuesday. If that does not pass the Senate, he said the […]

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Democrats Get Go-Ahead to Probe President’s Finances in Suit

Donald Trump lost a bid to halt a lawsuit brought by 201 Congressional Democrats who want a Washington federal court to require that the president seek approval from lawmakers before he accepts any financial benefits from foreign governments. In a pair of orders issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan denied Trump’s request to pause the lawsuit so he could […]

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Mueller Is Testifying. Will It Matter?

Robert Mueller doesn’t want to testify. The public statement he delivered late last month made that clear. “The report is my testimony,” he said. “I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress.” But the now-former special counsel’s report and statement weren’t enough for congressional Democrats, who are determined to turn over every […]

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The US and North Korea are in talks to hold a third nuclear summit, according to South Korea's president

Officials from North Korea and the United States are holding “informal” talks about a third nuclear summit in the future, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in said Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Trump administration has held two summits with North Korea in the past year, the first in Singapore in June 2018 and another in Hanoi this past February, […]

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For the first time in the 2020 campaign, debating champ Elizabeth Warren has a chance to genuinely pull ahead

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a chance to shine in Wednesday night’s Democratic primary debate, giving her a scenario that plays to her strengths. The Massachusetts senator will be the only top-flight candidate on Wednesday, with Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden both appearing Thursday. In some polls, she is level with or leading Senator Bernie Sanders as the second most popular […]

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Mueller Agrees To Testify Before Congress

Former US special counsel Robert Mueller, who neither indicted nor cleared President Donald Trump in his report after investigating into Russian electoral interference, has agreed to testify publicly before US House committees on July 17. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff announced that in response to a subpoena they issued Tuesday, Mueller agreed […]

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