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Tuesday’s Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

Tuesday’s Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

Tuesday night’s CNN/The New York Times debate stage will feature a record 12 candidates. It could be the last debate appearance for up to 33% of them. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke are all in deep danger of…MORE

Fact checking Trump’s claim that Kurds are releasing ISIS prisoners on purpose

Fact checking Trump’s claim that Kurds are releasing ISIS prisoners on purpose

In defending his decision to remove US troops from northern Syria, President Donald Trump echoed talking points from Turkish officials, suggesting that Kurdish forces might be purposely allowing ISIS detainees to escape camps and prisons. “Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. Facts First: Contrary to Trump’s allegation, US…MORE

Trump and Congress spar over sanctioning Turkey

Trump and Congress spar over sanctioning Turkey

Facing scathing criticism from Republican lawmakers and members of his own military, President Donald Trump on Monday signaled he was close to applying harsh new sanctions on Turkey following its incursion into northern Syria. But even as he was preparing the economic punishment, a bipartisan group on Capitol Hill was finalizing their own sanctions, threatening…MORE

Fact check: Trump tries to rewrite reality on his Ukraine controversy

Fact check: Trump tries to rewrite reality on his Ukraine controversy

President Donald Trump is making a brazen attempt to rewrite the reality of his dealings with Ukraine. He has said at least 18 times over the last 15 days that the whistleblower who lodged a highly accurate complaint about his phone call with Ukraine’s President had been highly inaccurate. And over the weekend, he pushed…MORE

Lawyer: Giuliani associate ‘being cooperative’ with House impeachment probe

Lawyer: Giuliani associate ‘being cooperative’ with House impeachment probe

The House Intelligence Committee and one of Rudy Giuliani’s associates have reached “an understanding” for now to avoid a closed-door deposition over any knowledge he may have of Giuliani’s efforts to push the Ukrainian government to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, according to the associate’s attorney. The committee had scheduled a…MORE

Read: The most important documents related to the Trump impeachment inquiry

Read: The most important documents related to the Trump impeachment inquiry

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has left quite a paper trail, which started with a whistleblower complaint about Trump’s interactions with the President of Ukraine, led to the White House releasing its transcript of the phone call in question and extends with each new subpoena issued by House Democrats to examine whether Trump…MORE

Fiona Hill was Trump’s top Russia adviser. Now she’s testifying on the Ukraine scandal

Fiona Hill was Trump’s top Russia adviser. Now she’s testifying on the Ukraine scandal

Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump’s former top Russia adviser, is testifying Monday before House committees investigating Trump’s communications with Ukraine, where she will be asked to provide information related to her former boss’ conduct. Hill, who was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees for closed door depositions, is among the handful…MORE

Joe Biden takes on Trump administration with plan to ‘restore’ government ethics

Joe Biden takes on Trump administration with plan to ‘restore’ government ethics

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a plan Monday for how his administration would prioritize ethics should he be elected president in 2020, pledging to “ensure that no future president can ever again abuse the office for personal gain.” In a rebuke of the Trump administration, Biden pledges to “restore” ethics in government, “rein in…MORE

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