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The impeachment calculus Democrats don’t want to talk about

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During a break Monday from the committee’s prep session, Swalwell acknowledged that the Republican strategy of attacking the process of the investigation rather than grappling with the evidence that was being uncovered was temporarily effective. “We were trying to run a professional deposition process,” he said. “We weren’t really able...
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House Intel panel announces additional witnesses for public impeachment hearings

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Later that day, Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine negotiations, and Timothy Morrison, a Europe and Russia aide on the NSC, are also expected to testify. Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is slated to appear next Wednesday morning. Later Wednesday, the committee is...
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Deval Patrick bid would ‘complicate Elizabeth Warren’s life’

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The now-public prospect of his candidacy — and its potential effect on Warren, who has recently emerged as a Democratic frontrunner — is suddenly the subject of intense speculation among the Massachusetts political class. “Deval will complicate Elizabeth Warren’s life — and other peoples’ — but especially hers,” said Larry...
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Buttigieg woos ‘future former Republicans’ in wide-open N.H. primary

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“We’re running in the Democratic primary and I’m running on the values that make me a Democrat, but there is room for a lot of people,” Buttigieg said. “We’re definitely going to make sure we’re reaching out and cultivating folks who are ready to cross sides.” Voters not registered with...
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Clinton says she is being urged by ‘many, many, many people’ to run in 2020

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Whereas in previous election cycles the field narrowed as the primaries approached, 2020 is different: Democrats continue to join, indicating an unsettled and broadening race less than three months before the Iowa caucuses and as polls reflect shifting support for top-tier candidates. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New...
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Democrats warn State Department not to retaliate against testifying diplomats

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The letter was sent to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Undersecretary of State Brian Bulatao — not to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The lawmakers contend that was intentional, because they have lost faith in Pompeo’s willingness to defend the diplomats who work for him. “His silence to...
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Sanders beats Warren in battle for major union’s endorsement

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“Nurses are beyond tired of watching our patients suffer and die needlessly, simply due to inability to pay,” said Bonnie Castillo, the union’s executive director. “And we know Bernie Sanders is, and has been, leading on Medicare for All through his advocacy and Senate legislation.” While the 150,000-plus-member union gave...
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‘I’m on a mission to testify’: Dem Ukraine activist eager for impeachment cameo

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In 2017, Chalupa told POLITICO reporters that officials at the Ukrainian Embassy were “helpful” to her effort to raise the alarm about Manafort. “If I asked a question, they would provide guidance, or if there was someone I needed to follow up with,” she said. But she also downplayed the...
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Poll: Buttigieg first in Iowa

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Although no other candidate cracked double-digit support, 5 percent of likely caucus-goers favored Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), while 3 percent preferred Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), billionaire activist Tom Steyer and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang. The remainder of the Democratic pack achieved 2 percent support or less. Buttigieg has seen improved...

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