Justice legal professionals say Residence cannot sue Trump around emergency declaration for wall

Justice legal professionals say Residence cannot sue Trump around emergency declaration for wall

Department of Justice lawyers argued in a D.C. court Thursday that the House doesn’t have the ability to sue the administration as they sought to block Democrats’ lawsuit challenging President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris…

Democrats progress more paying out costs, defying Trump funds requests

Democrats progress more paying out costs, defying Trump funds requests

Two House Appropriations subcommittees on Thursday passed spending bills that defy President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE’s requests to slash spending on agriculture, transportation and…

Trump’s Iran war would “be the only matter individuals care about,” even if they do not know it nevertheless, warns senator

Trump’s Iran war would “be the only matter individuals care about,” even if they do not know it nevertheless, warns senator

Though not all Americans have been following the escalating tensions between President Donald Trump’s administration and Iran, Senator Chris Murphy has warned that any conflict with the Islamic republic would nevertheless have a far-reaching impact on their lives.In a conversation with Newsweek, Murphy criticized how the White House and his Republican colleagues have handled heightened tensions with…

Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s household or employees need to “have an intervention for the good of the country”

Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s household or employees need to “have an intervention for the good of the country”

In an extraordinary news conference Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lambasted President Donald Trump on the heels of a failed infrastructure agreement, calling into question his leadership capabilities and accusing the White House of “just crying out for impeachment.”The speaker suggested that Trump should be presented with “an intervention,” in light of Wednesday’s meeting where an…

Amash: Some of Trump’s steps ‘were inherently corrupt’

Amash: Some of Trump’s steps ‘were inherently corrupt’

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashThe Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Amash says some Republicans privately sympathize with Trump impeachment comments Rand Paul splits with Amash on Trump impeachment MORE (R-Mich.) doubled down his critiques of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill’s Morning Report -…

Poll: Gals transfer up the chief board in Democratic major

Poll: Gals transfer up the chief board in Democratic major

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues MORE maintained a healthy lead over the Democratic primary field, though Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill’s Morning Report -…

Modi thanks India for ‘historic mandate’

Modi thanks India for ‘historic mandate’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Modi’s Hindu nationalist politics were under scrutiny in the marathon election Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a “historic mandate” of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election.”We all want a new India. I want to…

Pelosi calls for family members ‘intervention’ with Trump

Pelosi calls for family members ‘intervention’ with Trump

Image copyright Mark Wilson/Getty images Image caption Speaker Pelosi said she is concerned for President Trump’s wellbeing and that of the country The US House of Representatives’ Democratic leader has questioned President Donald Trump’s fitness for office, calling for an “intervention”.Speaker Nancy Pelosi also said she was concerned for the president’s wellbeing, a day after…

‘Violent’ US tornado kills three people

‘Violent’ US tornado kills three people

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTornado damage in Missouri A tornado has killed three people in the US state of Missouri, including an elderly couple who were hurled hundreds of feet from their home.All three fatalities were in Golden City. Another tornado carved a three-mile swathe of destruction through the state capital,…

5 methods India’s Narendra Modi is like Donald Trump

5 methods India’s Narendra Modi is like Donald Trump

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on course to strengthen his governing alliance’s majority in the lower house of the national parliament. His own party, the Hindu nationalist BJP, may have even won an outright majority itself when results are declared.Modi has been referred to as India’s Trump, which may be misleading because it was…

Donald Trump’s vow to close “infinite wars” derailed by reality, now Pentagon wishes additional troops in the Center East

Donald Trump’s vow to close “infinite wars” derailed by reality, now Pentagon wishes additional troops in the Center East

One of President Donald Trump’s most evocative promises on the campaign trail was to end what he called the country’s “endless wars” that saw Americans deployed across the world in the hunt for an enemy that rarely stood and fought head-on.Trump’s vociferous criticism of the foreign policy strategies pursued by his predecessors resonated with Americans…

The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Pelosi fires back in feud with Trump

The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Pelosi fires back in feud with Trump

To view past editions of The Hill’s 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfwTo receive The Hill’s 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN–> A midday take on what’s happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.**Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha–breaks down crying hysterically.The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Impeachment talk stalls work in Congress…

Pelosi: Trump ‘crying out’ for impeachment

Pelosi: Trump ‘crying out’ for impeachment

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiThe Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Trump denies ‘tantrum’ in meeting with Pelosi: ‘It is all such a lie!’ MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid…

As the U.S. pushes back on China’s human rights crisis, the ‘Orwellian’ situation is just getting worse

As the U.S. pushes back on China’s human rights crisis, the ‘Orwellian’ situation is just getting worse

At least 1 million people are, right this very moment, languishing in what the U.S. military has now deemed “concentration camps” in China. But recent attempts by U.S. officials and lawmakers to push for change have made little difference as a shocking human rights crisis continues to worsen.In Congress’ strongest move yet, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday…

New Donald Trump sanctions concentrate on the shadowy Chinese weapons vendor in China-Iran ballistic missile promotions

New Donald Trump sanctions concentrate on the shadowy Chinese weapons vendor in China-Iran ballistic missile promotions

The Donald Trump administration took double-barrelled aim at China and Iran on Wednesday, sanctioning a shadowy Chinese weapons merchant for illegally supplying the Islamic Republic with advanced ballistic missile components.Karl Lee, also known as Li Fangwei, among several other aliases, “has supplied Iran with the full range of materials required to construct ballistic missiles—everything from…

Buttigieg states he would assistance impeachment proceedings towards Trump

Buttigieg states he would assistance impeachment proceedings towards Trump

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues MORE said on Thursday that he would support an impeachment inquiry against President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian…

Trump: Not achievable for Democrats to ‘investigate and legislate at the exact time’

Trump: Not achievable for Democrats to ‘investigate and legislate at the exact time’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE hit congressional Democrats early Thursday, saying lawmakers on Capitol Hill cannot “investigate and legislate at the same time.””The Democrats are…

Trump fires back again at ‘dumb as a rock’ Tillerson on Putin

Trump fires back again at ‘dumb as a rock’ Tillerson on Putin

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE on Thursday blasted Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonTillerson meets with House Foreign Affairs Committee Overnight Defense: Trump rails against…

Trump’s “public charge” rule still left a person in seven immigrant households also frightened to utilize for positive aspects, review finds

Trump’s “public charge” rule still left a person in seven immigrant households also frightened to utilize for positive aspects, review finds

The Trump administration’s plan to consider immigrants’ use of certain benefit programs as a “negative factor” when considering green card or temporary visa applications has already had a “chilling effect” on immigrant families in the U.S., a new study found. According to the Urban Institute, one in seven adults (13.7 percent) in immigrant households said that…

Tillerson advised lawmakers Putin was far more geared up than Trump for assembly: report

Tillerson advised lawmakers Putin was far more geared up than Trump for assembly: report

Former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonTillerson meets with House Foreign Affairs Committee Overnight Defense: Trump rails against media coverage | Calls reporting on Iran tensions ‘highly inaccurate’ | GOP senator blocking Trump pick for Turkey ambassador | Defense bill markup next week Trump frustrated with advisers over Iran, wants to speak to leaders…

Congress wishes to pass a bipartisan bill on a new tobacco age restriction—but it will not be quick

Congress wishes to pass a bipartisan bill on a new tobacco age restriction—but it will not be quick

A measure aimed at curbing the underage and youth from using tobacco products has potential to evolve into federal law, with House and Senate leaders expressing optimism about the idea this week. However, challenges persist that could defeat the bipartisan effort.At a time when Congress seems to be at a legislative standstill—bills that House Democrats…

DHS chief hits out at Democrat’s “appalling accusation” that migrant child fatalities are intentional

DHS chief hits out at Democrat’s “appalling accusation” that migrant child fatalities are intentional

A tense exchange on the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border unfolded Wednesday as Democratic Representative Lauren Underwood appeared to accuse Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan of enforcing “cruel and inhumane” policies resulting in the intentional deaths of migrant children.”On Monday, we learned that a fifth migrant child died in custody since family separation began. These stories…

Senate looking at South China Sea sanctions on China as massive trade war rattles relations

Senate looking at South China Sea sanctions on China as massive trade war rattles relations

A bi-partisan group of U.S. senators will reintroduce legislation Thursday that would allow the government to sanction Chinese individuals and groups involved in Beijing’s activity in the South and East China Seas.The “South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act”—sponsored by Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and…

Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda

Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda

House investigations of the Trump administration and the prospect of impeachment are crowding out hopes for legislative progress on Capitol Hill, creating a poisonous atmosphere that makes it all but impossible for the White House and Democrats to work together.Senators in both parties didn’t expect much legislation to move this year, but they still reacted…

Could faces strain soon after minister resigns

Could faces strain soon after minister resigns

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says.The prime minister is continuing to face pressure from her own MPs to resign following her pledge of a “new deal” on Brexit.It comes after Commons leader Andrea Leadsom stepped down on Wednesday night over the…

Additional US troops asked for to prevent Iran

Additional US troops asked for to prevent Iran

U.S. Central Command is requesting additional defensive capabilities that could lead to as many as 5,000 to 10,000 additional troops being sent to the Middle East to deter Iran, a U.S. official told ABC News. Interested in Iran? Add Iran as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Iran news, video, and…

India set for all-important results day

India set for all-important results day

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Sixth dying of migrant little one in US custody

Sixth dying of migrant little one in US custody

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFive numbers that explain US border crisis A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in US custody last year, a previously unreported case that brings to six the number of migrant children known to have died after being detained by border authorities in eight months.The girl had…

Democrats seize on IRS memo in Trump tax battle

Democrats seize on IRS memo in Trump tax battle

Democrats on Wednesday seized on a newly surfaced IRS draft memo about congressional access to tax returns, saying the document makes it clear that they are in the right in their fight with the administration over President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill that would give…

Nancy Pelosi fends off impeachment wave — for now

Nancy Pelosi fends off impeachment wave — for now

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push The Memo: Trump allies see impeachment push backfiring on Democrats MORE (Calif.) seems to be winning the Democrats’ internal impeachment fight — for now.Facing a small surge in Democrats pushing…

What transpires when you release a ‘traitor’?

What transpires when you release a ‘traitor’?

Image copyright AFP John Walker Lindh and hundreds more have been sent to prison for terrorism, treason and other crimes. The release of the “American Taliban”, scheduled for Thursday, shows how little the US has done to prepare for the moment they are set free. The American-born Lindh was captured on the battlefield during the…

Abortion rights advocates say nationwide rallies ended up only the beginning as they goal condition legislation

Abortion rights advocates say nationwide rallies ended up only the beginning as they goal condition legislation

Reproductive choice groups say Tuesday’s nationwide protests were just the beginning as they set their sights on challenging the recent wave of near-total abortion bans both in court and at the polls.“Lawmakers need to listen to all of those grass-roots activists out in the streets yesterday, because they will most certainly be voting come November,”…

US warns Assad against employing chemical weapons as battling escalates in Syria

US warns Assad against employing chemical weapons as battling escalates in Syria

As new fighting in Syria’s last opposition-held province intensifies, the U.S. is increasingly warning the regime of Bashar al Assad and his backer Russia against escalating the conflict, especially by deploying chemical weapons. Despite the warnings, the top U.S. envoy expressed some optimism for finding a path forward, in particular with Russian support after Secretary…

‘Cover-up’ talk enrages Trump, who threatens to conclude get the job done with Dems

‘Cover-up’ talk enrages Trump, who threatens to conclude get the job done with Dems

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE on Wednesday threatened to halt work with Democrats on legislation unless they stop investigating…

Choose states financial institutions can give Trump financial records to Property Democrats

Choose states financial institutions can give Trump financial records to Property Democrats

A federal judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that Deutsche Bank and Capital One may provide President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new…

Monthly bill enabling Congress to acquire Trump’s New York tax returns heads to governor’s desk

Monthly bill enabling Congress to acquire Trump’s New York tax returns heads to governor’s desk

The New York state legislature has advanced legislation that would allow Congress to obtain President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE’s state…

India to find out if Modi returns as PM

India to find out if Modi returns as PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many see the election as a referendum on Mr Modi who won a landslide in 2014 Indians will finally find out on Thursday who won the general election after a long and bitter campaign.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stormed to power in 2014, campaigned hard to…

Pelosi: Trump ‘cover-up’ could be ‘impeachable offense’

Pelosi: Trump ‘cover-up’ could be ‘impeachable offense’

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push The Memo: Trump allies see impeachment push backfiring on Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) dismissed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill…

Avenatti indicted for allegedly defrauding Stormy Daniels

Avenatti indicted for allegedly defrauding Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti was hit with two separate indictments on Wednesday in New York for his alleged extortion of Nike and for allegedly defrauding his former client, adult-film star Stormy Daniels.These are the latest charges filed against the lawyer, who has previously faced other charges in federal courts in New York and California.Avenatti has tweeted in recent…

Venezuela avoids war for now with talks, but John Bolton is however preventing on Twitter

Venezuela avoids war for now with talks, but John Bolton is however preventing on Twitter

The Venezuelan government and opposition have entered into talks in hopes of finding a settlement to the country’s four-month political crisis, but White House national security adviser John Bolton has continued firing away against the socialist leadership no longer recognized by the United States.Opposition-controlled National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó’s political challenge to President Nicolás Maduro appeared…

Graham urges Trump not to abandon infrastructure talks with Democrats

Graham urges Trump not to abandon infrastructure talks with Democrats

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday urged President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE not to abandon infrastructure talks with congressional Democrats after the president…

Trump’s Dwelling investigations tantrum proves Pelosi and Democrats are attaining momentum

Trump’s Dwelling investigations tantrum proves Pelosi and Democrats are attaining momentum

May 22, 2019, 5:50 PM UTCBy Kurt Bardella, NBC News THINK contributorPresident Donald Trump is feeling the heat. In a surprise Rose Garden speech on Wednesday, Trump railed against congressional investigations and ongoing efforts by Democrats to examine potential misconduct by the president, his family and his associates. “I respect the courts, I respect Congress,…

Nancy Pelosi suggests she prays for Donald Trump and the U.S. soon after he walked out of infrastructure assembly

Nancy Pelosi suggests she prays for Donald Trump and the U.S. soon after he walked out of infrastructure assembly

The $2 trillion too-good-to-be-true infrastructure deal that President Donald Trump and Democrats agreed to last month turned out to be just that: too good to be true.After Trump stormed out of a scheduled meeting with congressional Democratic leaders at the White House Wednesday morning, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the two parties could now only agree that a…

Pelosi: Dem unity is throwing Trump off equilibrium

Pelosi: Dem unity is throwing Trump off equilibrium

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push The Memo: Trump allies see impeachment push backfiring on Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) argued Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate…

Pelosi employs committee chairs to tamp down phone calls for Trump impeachment

Pelosi employs committee chairs to tamp down phone calls for Trump impeachment

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push The Memo: Trump allies see impeachment push backfiring on Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) sought Wednesday to prevent the trickle of Democratic impeachment supporters from becoming a wave. Other lawmakers suggested the…

William Barr statements the Trump administration is just not “lawless” for the reason that the Supreme Courtroom upheld the travel ban

William Barr statements the Trump administration is just not “lawless” for the reason that the Supreme Courtroom upheld the travel ban

Attorney General William Barr defended President Donald Trump from allegations that his administration has acted illegally, arguing that the Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling upholding the president’s travel ban is proof the White House isn’t “lawless.”Barr addressed a group of legal professionals on Tuesday evening as he delivered remarks to the American Law Institute at their…

Schumer, Pelosi blast Trump about abruptly canceled assembly

Schumer, Pelosi blast Trump about abruptly canceled assembly

Democratic leaders blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE on Wednesday after he abruptly walked out of a meeting at…

Trump cuts-off talks with Dems right after Pelosi accuses him of protect-up

Trump cuts-off talks with Dems right after Pelosi accuses him of protect-up

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE on Wednesday cut off infrastructure talks with congressional Democratic leaders after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy…

Unsealed Mueller docs reveal new specifics of Cohen probe

Unsealed Mueller docs reveal new specifics of Cohen probe

Newly unsealed documents show the depth of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into former Trump attorney Michael Cohen in 2017 for potentially acting as an unregistered foreign agent, making false statements to financial institutions and bank fraud.A federal judge in D.C. on Wednesday unsealed five redacted search warrant applications filed by Mueller into in his…

Trump hits back at Democratic promises of ‘cover-up’

Trump hits back at Democratic promises of ‘cover-up’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump to Pelosi: “I don’t do cover ups” US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up.””I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled statement from the White House.His remarks came after House Speaker Nancy…

Poll: 60 per cent say Trump should really not be reelected

Poll: 60 per cent say Trump should really not be reelected

A new poll finds that a strong majority of voters believes that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE does not…

Pelosi: Trump ‘is engaged in a cover up’

Pelosi: Trump ‘is engaged in a cover up’

By The Hill Staff – 05/22/19 10:18 AM EDT Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push The Memo: Trump allies see impeachment push backfiring on Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips…

What is Hikvision? Trump administration may ban Chinese movie surveillance firm: Report

What is Hikvision? Trump administration may ban Chinese movie surveillance firm: Report

The Trump administration may soon limit the access Chinese video surveillance giant Hikvision has to American technology, reports suggest.According to The New York Times, which cited “people familiar with the matter,” the decision on a potential blacklist for Hikvision would be made in the coming weeks. It would mean U.S. companies would need government approval…

Sarah Sanders: Dems should really have a ‘come to Jesus moment’ on impeachment

Sarah Sanders: Dems should really have a ‘come to Jesus moment’ on impeachment

White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersLive coverage: House panel moves forward with Barr contempt vote Mueller’s facts vs Trump’s spin Trump says he was called ‘the greatest hostage negotiator this country has ever had’ MORE Sanders said she hopes Democrats have a “come to Jesus moment” during a caucus meeting Wednesday morning amid…

Residence Intel postpones enforcement action soon after DOJ agrees to make some Mueller files

Residence Intel postpones enforcement action soon after DOJ agrees to make some Mueller files

The House Intelligence Committee is postponing a vote to enforce a subpoena for Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Memo: Trump allies see impeachment push backfiring on Democrats Democrats sense new momentum in Trump tax return fight Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller MORE after the Justice Department agreed to begin producing some of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert…

Why N Korea termed Biden an ‘imbecile’

Why N Korea termed Biden an ‘imbecile’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joe Biden described Kim Jong-un as a “tyrant” on Saturday North Korean state media had strong words for Joe Biden – the former US vice-president and current presidential candidate – on Wednesday.Mr Biden had “gone reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power”, a commentary on the news website KCNA…

Trump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment communicate: ‘Witch Hunt carries on!’

Trump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment communicate: ‘Witch Hunt carries on!’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE slammed Democrats on Wednesday for investigations into his administration and talk of impeachment, accusing…

China’s newest weapon in the trade war: Karaoke

China’s newest weapon in the trade war: Karaoke

Image copyright WeChat Image caption China’s new propaganda anthem features a fist with rings of fire exploding from it A Chinese propaganda song about the ongoing Sino-US trade war is getting a lot of interest – and raising a few eyebrows – on Chinese social media. Trade War, written by a former Chinese official, appeared…

Beto O’Rourke: U.S. should really make a “major, sober decision” to impeach Donald Trump

Beto O’Rourke: U.S. should really make a “major, sober decision” to impeach Donald Trump

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has called on Congressmembers to make the “serious, sober decision” to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.Asked during a CNN town hall on Tuesday for his stance on impeaching Trump, O’Rourke did not equivocate. “We should begin proceedings against Donald Trump,” he said to an applauding audience. Citing the White…

‘Start Here’: Dems and Mueller cannot agree, abortion rules protested, McDonald’s sued

‘Start Here’: Dems and Mueller cannot agree, abortion rules protested, McDonald’s sued

It’s Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Let’s start here. 1. Decisions, decisions House Democrats and special counsel Robert Mueller are struggling to reach an agreement over his anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill. Democrats rejected a proposal by Justice Department officials to have Mueller give a public opening statement before answering questions behind closed doors, according to…

GOP faces new problem in 2020 abortion combat

GOP faces new problem in 2020 abortion combat

Republicans hoping to paint Democrats as extreme on abortion are facing a major obstacle in the wake of Alabama’s restrictive new law.Democratic presidential candidates are seizing on the state’s ban, which has no exemptions for rape and incest, arguing that it shows President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill’s Morning Report – White House, Congress: Urgency of…

Pelosi faces tipping point on Trump impeachment

Pelosi faces tipping point on Trump impeachment

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiThe Hill’s Morning Report – White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) is facing the biggest challenge of her new leadership reign, as a growing number of Democratic lawmakers,…

Iraq War looms over Trump battle with Iran

Iraq War looms over Trump battle with Iran

The Iraq War is casting a long shadow over the debate on Capitol Hill about what to do with Iran.Democrats point to the nearly nine-year war as a warning sign of what the administration should avoid as it engages in saber-rattling with Tehran.Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineThe Hill’s Morning Report – White House, Congress:…

Huawei faces crack with Uk chip huge ARM

Huawei faces crack with Uk chip huge ARM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei unveiled new phones powered by ARM-based chips, on Tuesday UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC.ARM instructed employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its subsidiaries…

“Iran is a cancer”: Senator John Kennedy claims risk from Tehran indicates “we have to choke them”

“Iran is a cancer”: Senator John Kennedy claims risk from Tehran indicates “we have to choke them”

Even as the Pentagon says the threat of war with Iran is now diminishing, a prominent Republican senator has called the country a “cancer” on the international community and says its “evil” theocratic regime needs to be choked by economic sanctions.Speaking on Fox News on Tuesday, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy claimed that recent American military…

‘Start Here’: Dems and Mueller can’t agree, abortion legislation protested, McDonald’s sued

‘Start Here’: Dems and Mueller can’t agree, abortion legislation protested, McDonald’s sued

It’s Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Let’s start here. 1. Decisions, decisions House Democrats and special counsel Robert Mueller are struggling to reach an agreement over his anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill. Democrats rejected a proposal by Justice Department officials to have Mueller give a public opening statement before answering questions behind closed doors, according to…

Calls for inquiry following teenager dies at US border

Calls for inquiry following teenager dies at US border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Border officials say their facilities for processing migrants are at breaking point Opposition Democrats in the US have demanded an inquiry after a 16-year-old migrant died at a detention centre on the border with Mexico.Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vásquez, who died on Monday, is the fifth child to die after…

US companies anxiety ‘retaliation’ towards Huawei curbs

US companies anxiety ‘retaliation’ towards Huawei curbs

Image copyright Getty Images A top business lobby group representing American firms in China said they have “real concerns” over how Beijing may respond to US action taken against Huawei. Speaking to the BBC, AmCham China chairman Tim Stratford said its members were worried about Beijing’s response. The US recently added Huawei to its “entity…

Shoe giants urge Trump to conclusion trade war

Shoe giants urge Trump to conclusion trade war

Image copyright Getty Images Some of the world’s biggest footwear firms are urging Donald Trump to end the US trade war with China, warning of a “catastrophic” effect on consumers.In a letter signed by 173 companies, including Nike and Adidas, they said the president’s decision to hike import tariffs to 25% will disproportionately impact the…

Congress, White House near deal on spending, debt limit

Congress, White House near deal on spending, debt limit

Congressional leaders and senior White House officials are on a path to reach a deal to increase spending caps over the next two years and raise the debt ceiling beyond the 2020 election.The spending talks, which earlier this month seemed hopelessly stalled, have new momentum after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill’s…

Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller

Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller

House Democrats are stepping up calls for testimony from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE — even if it takes a subpoena to obtain it.Issuing a subpoena to compel testimony from Mueller, who has yet to reach a deal to appear before the…

Trump officials say US initiatives to deter Iran have worked

Trump officials say US initiatives to deter Iran have worked

Top Trump administration officials worked Tuesday to lower the temperature after weeks of escalating tension with Iran, arguing the decision to deploy U.S. military assets to the Persian Gulf has worked.”We have deterred attacks based on our reposturing of assets, deterred attacks against American forces,” acting Defense Secretary Patrick ShanahanPatrick Michael ShanahanThe Hill’s Morning Report…

Trump stonewalling sparks new Democratic calls to impeach

Trump stonewalling sparks new Democratic calls to impeach

House Democratic leaders on Tuesday faced fresh calls to move forward with President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill’s Morning Report – White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE’s impeachment after former White House counsel Don McGahn…

A lot of 2020 Democrats have been spotted at #StopTheBans rally on Tuesday as they condemned a wave of anti-abortion legislation

A lot of 2020 Democrats have been spotted at #StopTheBans rally on Tuesday as they condemned a wave of anti-abortion legislation

Democratic candidates for 2020 showed their support for abortion rights during nationwide protests of Alabama’s new law, which makes it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure even in cases of rape and incest.More than 500 rallies were planned across the country on Tuesday to protest the near-total abortion bans recently passed by legislatures…

Household Democrats pushing again on DOJ present for constrained Mueller testimony

Household Democrats pushing again on DOJ present for constrained Mueller testimony

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are pushing back on terms offered by Justice Department officials for special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony, objecting to a proposal for him to give a public opening statement before answering questions behind closed doors, according to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations. Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation…

Roger Stone considers suing to explore if he was spied on by FBI

Roger Stone considers suing to explore if he was spied on by FBI

Conservative operative and provocateur Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDemocrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook Feds claim ‘continued need’ for Stone associate’s grand jury testimony A reality-based game for Trump watchers: ‘Name that Fallacy’ MORE is considering suing the federal government to determine if he was the subject of an FBI surveillance effort on the…

Trump impeachment force grows from Democrats

Trump impeachment force grows from Democrats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The judiciary committee had issued a subpoena to hear Mr McGahn’s testimony, but his seat remained empty House Democrats have renewed calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, after a former White House counsel failed to appear before Congress despite a subpoena.Donald McGahn skipped a hearing on Tuesday about…