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Biden, Sanders and Warren pressed in debate on age, health

The top three Democratic candidates were put on defense during Tuesday night’s debate, with Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders all facing pointed questions about their age, health and how those factors could affect their electability and potential presidency.

Sen. Menendez stalls Issa nomination over fake ID flap from youth

EXCLUSIVE:Former GOP Rep.Darrell Issa’s confirmation hearing for a top trade position in the Trump administration was indefinitely delayed Thursday afterSenate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez insisted on the release of an FBI background file that sources say shows Issa used a fake ID when he was 17.

Federal judge grants Trump motion to temporarily protect tax returns

A federal judge granted an order Thursday that will temporarily protect President Trump’s personal and business tax returns from release, amid an intensifying legal battle between the president and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

Protesters shout down Biden in Dem debate disruption

Protests erupted late intoThursday night’s Democratic presidential debate, interrupting former Vice President Joe Biden moments before he delivered a heartfelt response about his personal hardships.

Buttigieg alleges Trump voters are 'supporting racism'

Democratic presidential candidatePete Buttigiegsuggested during Thursday night's debate that those who back President Trump and hisimmigration policies are “supporting racism."

House Dems investigate Pence stay at Trump's Doonbeg, Ireland resort

House Democratsare investigating Vice President MikePence’s decision to stay at President Trump’s golf resort in Doonbeg, Ireland, claimingthe move could have possibly violated the emoluments clause in the Constitutionand is "of significant interest" as the House Judiciary Committee considers whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the president.

Flynn lawyer claims DOJ withholding critical files amid sentencing dispute

Michael Flynn’s attorney claimed in court filings Friday that the Justice Department is withholding critical documents necessary for the defense of her client, as the former national security adviser's legal team wrangles with prosecutors over a sentencing date.

Dems fire back after DHS bars staff from visiting border facilities

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings on Thursday fired back after the Department of Homeland Security barred Democratic staff from visiting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities, alleging they were “disruptive” during their last trip.

House Judiciary Committee subpoenas ex-White House aide Rob Porter

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday subpoenaed former White House aide Rob Porter as part of its investigation into whether President Trump obstructed justice during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Joaquin Castro outed his own donors in bid to shame Trump supporters

EXCLUSIVE:Trump donors whose names and employers were posted in a highly controversial tweet by Democratic Rep.Joaquin Castroblasted the Texas congressman on Wednesday for what they described as a “ridiculous” stunt and, in interviews with Fox News, rejected his claim that they are “fueling a campaign of hate” against Hispanics.

Joaquin Castro outed one of his own donors in bid to shame Trump supporters

EXCLUSIVE:Trump donors whose names and employers were posted in a highly controversial tweet by Democratic Rep.Joaquin Castroblasted the Texas congressman on Wednesday for what they described as a “ridiculous” stunt and, in interviews with Fox News, rejected his claim that they are “fueling a campaign of hate” against Hispanics.

Court files shed light on Kamala’s awkward donation from Donald Trump

Sen. Kamala Harris has a long record of political stances from her prosecutor days that don’t quite square with her current national profile as a liberal champion —but one of the most awkward items from her past may be her acceptance of a $5,000 donation from Donald Trump nearly a decade ago.

Dems pursue ‘impeachment investigation’ with bid for grand jury info, insist Mueller delivered

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee said Friday they are proceeding with what they called an “impeachment investigation,” as they insisted former Special CounselRobert Muellerdelivered damning testimony against President Trumpin this week's hearing despite concerns from many on the left that his appearance was faltering and broke little new ground.

Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez meet in bid to ease party infighting

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a one-on-one meeting Friday on Capitol Hill, in an effort to ease the recent infighting between the progressive wing and moderate congressional Democrats—and smooth over their own differences after the two traded barbs.

Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez meet in bid to ease party infighting and 'clear the air'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a one-on-one meeting Friday on Capitol Hill, in an effort to ease the recent infighting between the progressive wing and moderate congressional Democrats—and smooth over their own differences after the two traded barbs.

DOJ’s Russia probe review focusing on 'smoking gun' tapes of meeting with Trump aide: sources

The Justice Department’s internal review of the Russia investigation is zeroing in on transcripts of recordings made by at least one government source who met with former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos overseas in 2016, specifically looking at why certain "exculpatory"material from them was not presented in subsequent applications for surveillance warrants, according to two sources familiar with the review.

Trump impeachment drive takes hit as bombshell-free Mueller hearings rehash report

Democrats hoping that hours of testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller might fuel their case for President Trump’s impeachment were left with little new material at the conclusion of Wednesday's back-to-back hearings, as Republicans gloated that the spectacle failed to make the case to oust the president.

Mueller refuses to discuss Russia probe origins, Steele dossier in testimony

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday that he would not discuss any information regarding the origins of the Russia investigation—including questions about the bureau’s initial probe and the now-infamous anti-Trump dossier—during his highly anticipated hearing on Capitol Hill.

Republicans launch Mueller hearing war room, aim to turn tables on Dem 'photo op'

Republicans are preparing an aggressivedefense of President Trump surrounding former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony Wednesday, with the president's campaign and the party firing up a war roommeant to highlight "Democrat hypocrisy"-- and GOP lawmakers poised to use the hearing to scrutinizethe origins of the Russia probe itself.

Trump says Mueller shouldn’t testify, warns hearing will backfire

President Trumpargued Monday thatRobert Mueller should not be given the chance to testify before Congress later this week, warning that the former special counsel’s highly anticipated hearing appearance could be “bad for him” and for Democrats in the end.

Dems lose patience with ‘complete fraud’ AOC, rally to Pelosi’s side

House Democrats and their aides are quickly losing patience with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezover her office's nonstop sparring with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other long-serving members, suggesting the speaker's dismissive comments toward her may represent the view of a growingsection of the caucus.

Mueller testimony could be delayed amid 'breakdown in negotiations'

Planning for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's highly anticipated testimony was thrown into disarray Friday as multiple sources said the hearing wasdelayed amid a"breakdown in negotiations"-- yet others indicated it could still go forward next week as planned.

Confusion hangs over Mueller testimony, as Dems plan marathon hearings

House Democrats are planning to turn former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated congressional testimony next week into a marathon string of hearings, setting the stage for what could behours of back-to-back questioning by dozens of lawmakers in public and closed-door settings.

House Judiciary Dems prepare slew of subpoenas for Trump-tied targets

House Judiciary Committee Democrats announced Tuesday that they plan to authorize subpoenas later this week for a dozen individuals connected to President Trump as part of the panel’s escalating probe into obstruction of justice, public corruption and other alleged abuses by the president.

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