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Twice the Amount of Aid is Now Being Held From Puerto Rico by HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is withholding an additional $8 billion in unmet needs disaster relief from Puerto Rico—two times the amount the department is already illegally delaying—and Congress wants answers.The holdup of the additional money, which lawmakers recently discovered, is further stalling the island nation’s ability to recover from Hurricanes Maria…

Trump Is ‘Involved in a Big Cover-Up,’ Watergate Congresswoman Says: ‘He Knows He’s in Big Trouble’

A former Democratic congresswoman who was on the House Judiciary Committee when it adopted articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal accused President Donald Trump of being “involved in a big cover-up.”It was Nixon’s role in the cover-up of Watergate that sank his presidency, and he resigned from the White House…

Russia Is ‘Ready to Immediately’ Extend Nuclear Arms Limit Treaty, Says U.S. Is Not Answering

Russian President Vladimir Putin told military-industrial complex figures Thursday that he was prepared to extend a bilateral pact limiting the nuclear stockpiles of Russia and the United States without preconditions, but claimed the United States has not responded to his offers.Speaking to members of Russia’s Defense Ministry and defense industry leaders, Putin criticized the U.S.’…

Democrats battle for Hollywood’s cash | TheHill

The battle for celebrity support — and dollars — is growing in the Democratic presidential primary.Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisYang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but ‘you can’t dictate’ nominee Delaney to DNC: Open second debate stage for candidates who qualified for past events MORE’s…

Fight against flavored e-cigarettes goes local | TheHill

State and local governments are moving to ban flavored e-cigarette products in response to the Trump administration’s lack of action on rising youth vaping rates. The bans are being pushed by influential anti-tobacco advocates and public health groups, who argue flavors like mint and fruit have helped create a youth vaping epidemic. While Massachusetts recently became the first state to ban…

House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | TheHill

House progressives are considering voting against a procedural motion to proceed to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Overnight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter ‘existential’ climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don’t make him look as good | ‘Forever chemicals’ measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health…

Does the attorney general really believe this?

ATTORNEY GENERAL William P. Barr has delivered two speeches in the past month that are alarming in substance and which raise questions about his understanding of the proper role and temperament of the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.Mr. Barr’s speech last month to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, was stunningly and dangerously at…

On impeaching Trump, I remain unconvinced. Much to my disappointment.

Notwithstanding three out of four law professors’ case for impeaching the president during Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, I remain unconvinced.Much to my disappointment, I should add.The crux of this dreary impeachment process is whether President Trump violated his constitutional duty when he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son…

US and Iranian men released in ‘prisoner swap’

Image copyright US Embassy Bern Image caption Xiyue Wang, who was held in Iran for three years, was greeted by US Ambassador to Switzerland Edward McMullen The US and Iran have conducted a prisoner swap in a rare sign of co-operation between the two countries.The exchange involved a Chinese-American researcher convicted of spying in Iran…

Divisive UK election campaign reaches climax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK prime minister shakes hands with President Trump but spent little time with him in public The penultimate week of campaigning has been as frantic as you would expect and it has been punctuated, of course, by two events. The first was the tragic murder of two young…

White House dismisses impeachment hearings

Image copyright Reuters The White House has indicated it will not take part in further impeachment hearings in Congress due next week. In a letter sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, it urges Democrats to “end this inquiry now”. The letter does not explicitly rule out attending but officials told US media…

Twice the Amount of Aid is Now Being Held From Puerto Rico by HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is withholding an additional $8 billion in unmet needs disaster relief from Puerto Rico—two times the amount the department is already illegally delaying—and Congress wants answers.The holdup of the additional money, which lawmakers recently discovered, is further stalling the island nation’s ability to recover from Hurricanes Maria…

Trump Is ‘Involved in a Big Cover-Up,’ Watergate Congresswoman Says: ‘He Knows He’s in Big Trouble’

A former Democratic congresswoman who was on the House Judiciary Committee when it adopted articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal accused President Donald Trump of being “involved in a big cover-up.”It was Nixon’s role in the cover-up of Watergate that sank his presidency, and he resigned from the White House…

Russia Is ‘Ready to Immediately’ Extend Nuclear Arms Limit Treaty, Says U.S. Is Not Answering

Russian President Vladimir Putin told military-industrial complex figures Thursday that he was prepared to extend a bilateral pact limiting the nuclear stockpiles of Russia and the United States without preconditions, but claimed the United States has not responded to his offers.Speaking to members of Russia’s Defense Ministry and defense industry leaders, Putin criticized the U.S.’…

Fight against flavored e-cigarettes goes local | TheHill

State and local governments are moving to ban flavored e-cigarette products in response to the Trump administration’s lack of action on rising youth vaping rates. The bans are being pushed by influential anti-tobacco advocates and public health groups, who argue flavors like mint and fruit have helped create a youth vaping epidemic. While Massachusetts recently became the first state to ban…

Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine | TheHill

Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiTrump denies report that he still uses personal cell phone for calls Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine White House, OMB say no calls between Giuliani and budget office MORE, the president’s personal attorney, traveled to Ukraine this week even as an impeachment process focused in part on his involvement in the Trump…

Netflix’s ‘Marriage Story’ with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver isn’t your parents’ divorce movie

Like horror movies, films about love and marriage reflect eras in which we live. Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” — which takes some cues from Baumbach’s divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh, who reportedly gave it her seal of approval — is no different. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as young creatives fighting over the supposed…

White House rejects House Democrats’ invitation to participate in impeachment process as Trump focuses on friendly Senate

The White House on Friday appeared to reject the latest entreaties from the House for it to participate in the rapidly accelerating impeachment inquiry, calling the proceedings “completely baseless” as House Democrats continued their push to impeach the president by the end of the month.White House Counsel Pat Cipollone indicated to the House Judiciary Committee…

Does the attorney general really believe this?

ATTORNEY GENERAL William P. Barr has delivered two speeches in the past month that are alarming in substance and which raise questions about his understanding of the proper role and temperament of the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.Mr. Barr’s speech last month to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, was stunningly and dangerously at…

On impeaching Trump, I remain unconvinced. Much to my disappointment.

Notwithstanding three out of four law professors’ case for impeaching the president during Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, I remain unconvinced.Much to my disappointment, I should add.The crux of this dreary impeachment process is whether President Trump violated his constitutional duty when he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son…

US and Iranian men released in ‘prisoner swap’

Image copyright US Embassy Bern Image caption Xiyue Wang, who was held in Iran for three years, was greeted by US Ambassador to Switzerland Edward McMullen A Chinese-American researcher convicted of spying in Iran has been freed in an exchange for the release of an Iranian scientist held by the US.Xiyue Wang was arrested in…

Divisive UK election campaign reaches climax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK prime minister shakes hands with President Trump but spent little time with him in public The penultimate week of campaigning has been as frantic as you would expect and it has been punctuated, of course, by two events. The first was the tragic murder of two young…

White House dismisses impeachment hearings

Image copyright Reuters The White House has indicated it will not take part in further impeachment hearings in Congress due next week. In a letter sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, it urges Democrats to “end this inquiry now”. The letter does not explicitly rule out attending but officials told US media…

Twice the Amount of Aid is Now Being Held From Puerto Rico by HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is withholding an additional $8 billion in unmet needs disaster relief from Puerto Rico—two times the amount the department is already illegally delaying—and Congress wants answers.The holdup of the additional money, which lawmakers recently discovered, is further stalling the island nation’s ability to recover from Hurricanes Maria…

Trump Is ‘Involved in a Big Cover-Up,’ Watergate Congresswoman Says: ‘He Knows He’s in Big Trouble’

A former Democratic congresswoman who was on the House Judiciary Committee when it adopted articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal accused President Donald Trump of being “involved in a big cover-up.”It was Nixon’s role in the cover-up of Watergate that sank his presidency, and he resigned from the White House…

Russia Is ‘Ready to Immediately’ Extend Nuclear Arms Limit Treaty, Says U.S. Is Not Answering

Russian President Vladimir Putin told military-industrial complex figures Thursday that he was prepared to extend a bilateral pact limiting the nuclear stockpiles of Russia and the United States without preconditions, but claimed the United States has not responded to his offers.Speaking to members of Russia’s Defense Ministry and defense industry leaders, Putin criticized the U.S.’…

Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine | TheHill

Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiTrump denies report that he still uses personal cell phone for calls Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine White House, OMB say no calls between Giuliani and budget office MORE, the president’s personal attorney, traveled to Ukraine this week even as an impeachment process focused in part on his involvement in the Trump…

Duncan Hunter announces plan to resign | TheHill

Embattled California Rep. Duncan HunterDuncan Duane HunterDuncan Hunter announces plan to resign The Hill’s Morning Report — Pelosi makes it official: Trump will be impeached House Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea MORE (R) announced on Friday he plans to resign from his seat. The announcement comes in the wake…

Netflix’s ‘Marriage Story’ with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver isn’t your parents’ divorce movie

Like horror movies, films about love and marriage reflect eras in which we live. Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” — which takes some cues from Baumbach’s divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh, who reportedly gave it her seal of approval — is no different. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as young creatives fighting over the supposed…

White House rejects House Democrats’ invitation to participate in impeachment process as Trump focuses on friendly Senate

The White House on Friday appeared to reject the latest entreaties from the House for it to participate in the rapidly accelerating impeachment inquiry, calling the proceedings “completely baseless” as House Democrats continued their push to impeach the president by the end of the month.White House Counsel Pat Cipollone indicated to the House Judiciary Committee…

US and Iranian men released in ‘prisoner swap’

Image copyright US Embassy Bern Image caption Xiyue Wang, who was held in Iran for three years, was greeted by US Ambassador to Switzerland Edward McMullen A Chinese-American researcher convicted of spying in Iran has been freed in an exchange for the release of an Iranian scientist held by the US.Xiyue Wang was arrested in…

Divisive UK election campaign reaches climax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK prime minister shakes hands with President Trump but spent little time with him in public The penultimate week of campaigning has been as frantic as you would expect and it has been punctuated, of course, by two events. The first was the tragic murder of two young…

White House dismisses impeachment hearings

Image copyright Reuters The White House has indicated it will not take part in further impeachment hearings in Congress due next week. In a letter sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, it urges Democrats to “end this inquiry now”. The letter does not explicitly rule out attending but officials told US media…

Twice the Amount of Aid is Now Being Held From Puerto Rico by HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is withholding an additional $8 billion in unmet needs disaster relief from Puerto Rico—two times the amount the department is already illegally delaying—and Congress wants answers.The holdup of the additional money, which lawmakers recently discovered, is further stalling the island nation’s ability to recover from Hurricanes Maria…

Trump Is ‘Involved in a Big Cover-Up,’ Watergate Congresswoman Says: ‘He Knows He’s in Big Trouble’

A former Democratic congresswoman who was on the House Judiciary Committee when it adopted articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal accused President Donald Trump of being “involved in a big cover-up.”It was Nixon’s role in the cover-up of Watergate that sank his presidency, and he resigned from the White House…

Russia Is ‘Ready to Immediately’ Extend Nuclear Arms Limit Treaty, Says U.S. Is Not Answering

Russian President Vladimir Putin told military-industrial complex figures Thursday that he was prepared to extend a bilateral pact limiting the nuclear stockpiles of Russia and the United States without preconditions, but claimed the United States has not responded to his offers.Speaking to members of Russia’s Defense Ministry and defense industry leaders, Putin criticized the U.S.’…

Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine | TheHill

Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiTrump denies report that he still uses personal cell phone for calls Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine White House, OMB say no calls between Giuliani and budget office MORE, the president’s personal attorney, traveled to Ukraine this week even as an impeachment process focused in part on his involvement in the Trump…

Duncan Hunter announces plan to resign | TheHill

Embattled California Rep. Duncan HunterDuncan Duane HunterDuncan Hunter announces plan to resign The Hill’s Morning Report — Pelosi makes it official: Trump will be impeached House Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea MORE (R) announced on Friday he plans to resign from his seat. The announcement comes in the wake…

Democrat says he expects to oppose articles of impeachment against Trump | TheHill

Freshman Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (D-N.J.) said Friday that he expects to oppose articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will ‘temporarily hold off’ on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall…

Netflix’s ‘Marriage Story’ with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver isn’t your parents’ divorce movie

Like horror movies, films about love and marriage reflect eras in which we live. Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” — which takes some cues from Baumbach’s divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh, who reportedly gave it her seal of approval — is no different. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as young creatives fighting over the supposed…

White House rejects House Democrats’ invitation to participate in impeachment process as Trump focuses on friendly Senate

The White House on Friday appeared to reject the latest entreaties from the House for it to participate in the rapidly accelerating impeachment inquiry, calling the proceedings “completely baseless” as House Democrats continued their push to impeach the president by the end of the month.White House Counsel Pat Cipollone indicated to the House Judiciary Committee…

US and Iranian men released in ‘prisoner swap’

Image copyright Javad Zarif Twitter Image caption Massoud Soleimani, right, with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif after his release A Chinese-American researcher convicted of spying in Iran has been freed in an apparent exchange for the release of an Iranian scientist held by the US.Xiyue Wang was arrested in Iran in 2016 for “collaborating with…

Divisive UK election campaign reaches climax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK prime minister shakes hands with President Trump but spent little time with him in public The penultimate week of campaigning has been as frantic as you would expect and it has been punctuated, of course, by two events. The first was the tragic murder of two young…

White House dismisses impeachment hearings

Image copyright Reuters The White House has indicated it will not take part in further impeachment hearings in Congress due next week. In a letter sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, it urges Democrats to “end this inquiry now”. The letter does not explicitly rule out attending but officials told US media…

Twice the Amount of Aid is Now Being Held From Puerto Rico by HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is withholding an additional $8 billion in unmet needs disaster relief from Puerto Rico—two times the amount the department is already illegally delaying—and Congress wants answers.The holdup of the additional money, which lawmakers recently discovered, is further stalling the island nation’s ability to recover from Hurricanes Maria…

Trump Is ‘Involved in a Big Cover-Up,’ Watergate Congresswoman Says: ‘He Knows He’s in Big Trouble’

A former Democratic congresswoman who was on the House Judiciary Committee when it adopted articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal accused President Donald Trump of being “involved in a big cover-up.”It was Nixon’s role in the cover-up of Watergate that sank his presidency, and he resigned from the White House…

Russia Is ‘Ready to Immediately’ Extend Nuclear Arms Limit Treaty, Says U.S. Is Not Answering

Russian President Vladimir Putin told military-industrial complex figures Thursday that he was prepared to extend a bilateral pact limiting the nuclear stockpiles of Russia and the United States without preconditions, but claimed the United States has not responded to his offers.Speaking to members of Russia’s Defense Ministry and defense industry leaders, Putin criticized the U.S.’…

Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine | TheHill

Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiTrump denies report that he still uses personal cell phone for calls Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine White House, OMB say no calls between Giuliani and budget office MORE, the president’s personal attorney, traveled to Ukraine this week even as an impeachment process focused in part on his involvement in the Trump…

Duncan Hunter announces plan to resign | TheHill

Embattled California Rep. Duncan HunterDuncan Duane HunterDuncan Hunter announces plan to resign The Hill’s Morning Report — Pelosi makes it official: Trump will be impeached House Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea MORE (R) announced on Friday he plans to resign from his seat. The announcement comes in the wake…

Democrat says he expects to oppose articles of impeachment against Trump | TheHill

Freshman Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (D-N.J.) said Friday that he expects to oppose articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will ‘temporarily hold off’ on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall…

Netflix’s ‘Marriage Story’ with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver isn’t your parents’ divorce movie

Like horror movies, films about love and marriage reflect eras in which we live. Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” — which takes some cues from Baumbach’s divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh, who reportedly gave it her seal of approval — is no different. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as young creatives fighting over the supposed…

White House rejects House Democrats’ invitation to participate in impeachment process as Trump focuses on friendly Senate

The White House on Friday appeared to reject the latest entreaties from the House for it to participate in the rapidly accelerating impeachment inquiry, calling the proceedings “completely baseless” as House Democrats continued their push to impeach the president by the end of the month.White House Counsel Pat Cipollone indicated to the House Judiciary Committee…

Divisive UK election campaign reaches climax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK prime minister shakes hands with President Trump but spent little time with him in public The penultimate week of campaigning has been as frantic as you would expect and it has been punctuated, of course, by two events. The first was the tragic murder of two young…

White House dismisses impeachment hearings

Image copyright Reuters The White House has indicated it will not take part in further impeachment hearings in Congress due next week. In a letter sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, it urges Democrats to “end this inquiry now”. The letter does not explicitly rule out attending but officials told US media…