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Vulnerable Democrats panic amid GOP impeachment ad onslaught

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Meanwhile, swing-district Democrats are receiving little reinforcement from their own party or even other liberal coalitions. Democratic and pro-impeachment groups have spent about $2.7 million in TV ads, according to an analysis of spending by the ad tracking firm Advertising Analytics. And more than $600,000 of that total went to...
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GOP Senate chairmen ask DOJ for records on former DNC consultant

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“If this reporting is accurate, it appears that the DOJ and FBI have in their possession material relevant to our Committees’ ongoing investigation into collusive actions Chalupa and the DNC took to use foreign government sources to undermine the Trump campaign during the 2016 election,” Johnson and Grassley wrote. Johnson,...
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‘A lot of things are the matter with me’: The best lines from Trump’s Fox interview

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It’s electric Trump made a strange assertion about his long-promised border wall with Mexico, claiming that the government had deployed high-tech defenses to track migrant activity along the border, including electrifying the barrier. “We have drones flying to see if anybody is trying to break through the wall. Because if...
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Questions over next steps as Judiciary moves into impeachment spotlight

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With Judiciary preparing to move forward on impeachment post-Thanksgiving recess, some Democrats see this as a “second chance” for Nadler to get right with Pelosi and other party leaders. As lawmakers on the Judiciary panel were leaving the Capitol Thursday for the weeklong Thanksgiving break, several said they still hadn’t...
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How Sanders would pump billions into historically black colleges and universities

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“Unfortunately, too many HBCUs have struggled financially in recent years from a lack of federal resources, a drop in enrollment, and from crushing institutional debt. Yet the need for HBCUs and the education they provide has never been greater.” A Sanders campaign official said ideas unveiled Thursday would cost an...
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Warren challenges Biden in bid for black women

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Black women, the Democratic Party’s most loyal voting bloc, led every part of the program on Thursday with the exception of Warren herself. Before the senator’s speech, several women spoke and appeared onstage, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Angela Peoples of the political group Black Womxn For, which recently...
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Wasserman Schultz joins race for top House appropriator

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Lowey’s replacement likely won’t be clear until late next year, and it will most likely be one of the panel’s most senior Democrats and possibly another woman. Wasserman Schultz will compete against Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), who are among the committee’s more senior members and were...
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Selfies, live-tweeting and texts from mom: Lawmakers become impeachment spectators

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For Republicans, it was a show of solidarity for President Donald Trump. They were there as the president’s impeachment cheerleaders, ripping Democrats on Twitter in real time as they watched the biggest threat of Trump’s presidency play out. “I’ve been more of a reporter since I got out of the...
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Graham requests Biden-Ukraine records from State Department

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At the time, Biden’s son, Hunter, held a lucrative board position with Burisma holdings, a Ukrainian gas company. Burisma, and its owner, Mykola Zlochesky, had faced investigative scrutiny from Shokin’s office, presenting a potential conflict of interest for Biden. Biden’s side has said that investigations into Burisma were long dormant...
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Democratic establishment reaches boiling point with Tulsi Gabbard

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On Wednesday, she accused Buttigieg of being “willing to send our troops to Mexico to fight the cartels,” a comment that Buttigieg said was “outlandish even by the standards of today’s politics.” And after she lit into the party and the “foreign policy establishment represented by Hillary Clinton and others,”...
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Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine scandal compromised national security

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Pelosi and other top Democrats have gradually sharpened their rhetoric against Trump as the House Intelligence Committee nears the end of its public impeachment phase. Democrats have not said whether they will hold more hearings, nor have they announced the next steps in the process. Two weeks of televised hearings...
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Senate clears spending bill that punts shutdown to December

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“If we don’t get it done and continue to slow-walk, we will be where we are today,” Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said this week about locking in overall funding levels by mid-December. He noted that leaders “seem to be making progress at times” when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin...

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