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Elijah Cummings dead at 68

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., died early Thursday due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he was one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, and played a key role in the House Democrats' ongoing efforts to impeach Trump.

Rick Perry says Trump directed him to Giuliani about allege Ukraine corruption

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose name has been mentioned in connection with President Trump’s Ukraine dealings, said in an interview published late Wednesday that the president told him to seek out Rudy Giuliani earlier this year to look into possible Ukrainian corruption.

Pelosi uses image in Trump tweet as Twitter cover photo

Just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they stormed out of a meeting Wednesday with President Trump on Syria, the California Democrat updated her Twitter cover photo with a picture of her tense exchange with Trump.

Bolton instructed former Russia adviser to alert NSC lawyer over Ukraine, adviser testifies

Fiona Hill, the former senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs, told lawmakers on Monday that a July meeting left governmentofficials soconcerned about the Trump administration's efforts to pressure Ukraine, that John Bolton, the formernational security adviser, directed her to alerta lawyer in the National Security Council, Fox News confirmed.

Ukrainian official appears to cast doubt on quid pro quo claim

An unnamed Ukrainian official said that Kiev was not made aware that the U.S. suspended security funds until a month after President Trump's call with his counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, which callsinto question the whistleblower's account and Democrats' argumentsthat there was a quid pro quo for the aid.

Trump says border initiatives working, cites drop in illegal crossings

President Trump, in an exclusive interview airing on "Fox & Friends,"on Thursday morning, said maneuvers taken by his administration to secure the U.S.-Mexico border have resulted in a major drop in illegal crossings and a safer working environment for Border Patrol agents.

Schumer, Pelosi send letter to Trump to take action on guns

Calling the moment “critical,” Sen. Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent President Trump a letter on Sunday urging him to expand background checks and use his influence to sway Republicans in the Senate who blocked the bill passed by the House earlier this year.

Trump: We’re not looking for regime change in Iran

President Trump on Monday said the U.S. is not seeking regime change in Iran and told reporters at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, that he hopes to see a strong Iran.

Elizabeth Warren calls Trump a white supremacist

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a top Democrat in the 2020 presidential elections, said President Trump is a white supremacist and has done “everything in his power to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.

2020 Democratic hopefuls respond to shooting at Gilroy festival

The 2020 election Democratic field on Sunday responded to the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting that killed at least four, including the gunman, and injured 15, saying the incident is a horrible reminder of the country’s “gun violence epidemic.

Trump says he wants to meet with Schumer on border issue

President Trump late Sunday said in aTwitterpost that he intends tosetup a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after the New York Democrat recently toured a detention center and called the conditions there "inhumane.

Pelosi calls for Acosta to step down over Epstein plea deal, hits Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Monday called on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to step down for what she called an “unconscionable agreement” with Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged earlier with sex trafficking in New York City federal court.

Pompeo confirms Trump sent Kim Jong Un letter

Mike Pompeo, the U.S. secretary of state, on Sunday confirmed reports that President Trump sent North Korea’s Kim Jong Un a letter that was described by Kim in foreign reports as “excellent.

Trump says appointing Sessions was his biggest mistake

President Trump admitted in an interview aired Sunday that he views appointing Jeff Sessions as his attorney general was his “biggest mistake” as president and said if he had a do-over, he would have tapped someone else.

Schwarzenegger defends 102-year-old who is being evicted

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor and former governor of California, on Sunday reportedly reached out to the 102-year-old Los Angeles woman being booted from her apartment where she lived for 30 years so the landlord’s daughter can move in.

Wife of former Defense secretary calls photo with Biden misleading

The photographs taken during the swearing-in ofthen-Defense Secretary Ash Cater in 2015 that showed Vice President Joe Biden standing behind the ex-cabinet member's wife with two hands on her shoulders and-- at times-- his nose nuzzled againsther hair, were misleading and "extracted from what was a longer moment between close friends," Stephanie Carter said in a post on Medium.

Graham sends ominous tweet to Comey: See you soon

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., posted an ominous reply to ex-FBI-Director James Comey on Twitter Sunday after Comey seemed to sum up the summary of special counsel RobertMueller's investigationby posting a picture of a man who appeared lost in the woods.

Giuliani wants Dems who went too far in attacks on Trump to admit mistakes

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer who called for a “complete investigation” on the origins of the Russia collusion investigation, took to Twitter early Monday and called on Democrats who "went too far" in their attacks and false claims against the presidentto admit their mistakes so the country can "heal.

Warren passes on big money fundraisers in primaries, general election is another story

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 presidential candidate, on Monday vowed to avoid any political fundraisers with wealthy donors during the Democratic primaries but indicated that she will go back to traditional fundraising during the general election when she's up against the GOP's "wealthy-wealthy donors" and "dark money.

McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump’s a Russian asset

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview Tuesday that he believes it is possible that President Trump is a Russian asset and thinks “that’s why we started our investigation.

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