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Chad Wolf is the new acting Homeland Security secretary

Chad Wolf is the new acting Homeland Security secretary

Chad Wolf is now the acting Homeland Security secretary, according to a department spokesperson, making him the fifth person to lead the third largest department in the federal government under President Donald Trump. Wolf succeeds Kevin McAleenan, who helmed the Department of Homeland Security in an acting capacity since April. McAleenan, who took over after…MORE

Jimmy Carter ‘up and walking’ after hospitalization, pastor says

Jimmy Carter ‘up and walking’ after hospitalization, pastor says

Former President Jimmy Carter is “up and walking” after undergoing an operation Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, a family pastor said on Wednesday. The Rev. Tony Lowden, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, Carter’s church in Plains, Georgia, told CNN in a phone interview that he had called Carter’s staff to inquire about his…MORE

Quick timeline of Trump-Ukraine events that led to impeachment hearings

Quick timeline of Trump-Ukraine events that led to impeachment hearings

The impeachment inquiry centers on claims that President Donald Trump used US tax dollars as bait to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations that could damage former Vice President Joe Biden heading into the 2020 election. Below are the key dates in the Democratic case. For more, here’s a detailed timeline. April 21…MORE

Deval Patrick tells allies he’s running for president

Deval Patrick tells allies he’s running for president

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is telling friends and allies in phone calls on Wednesday that he has made a decision to run for president, two people familiar with the matter say. Plans for the timing of his formal announcement are still in flux, with attention on impeachment, but Patrick is likely to reveal his…MORE

Republicans shrug off impeachment hearings as ‘boring’

Republicans shrug off impeachment hearings as ‘boring’

Heading into Wednesday’s first public impeachment hearing, Republicans had argued the facts weren’t there to impeach President Donald Trump. And they complained the proceedings were taking place behind closed doors. But as the televised testimony got underway, they adopted a new talking point: the hearings were just dull. “This sham hearing is not only boring,…MORE

House expected to pass spending bill next week as shutdown deadline looms

House expected to pass spending bill next week as shutdown deadline looms

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday that the House is expected to pass a spending bill next week to fund the federal government through December 20, just before a November 21 deadline to prevent another government shutdown. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby and House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey met on Tuesday to figure…MORE

Most important takeaways from the first day of public impeachment hearings

Most important takeaways from the first day of public impeachment hearings

The House Intelligence Committee opened historic impeachment hearings Wednesday to investigate whether President Donald Trump (and his allies) abused his office in an attempt to strong-arm Ukraine into opening an inquiry into his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. I monitored the highly anticipated — and hugely high-stakes — hearing as it happened. Below,…MORE

Trump declares himself a ‘big fan’ of Turkey’s strongman leader Erdoğan

Trump declares himself a ‘big fan’ of Turkey’s strongman leader Erdoğan

President Donald Trump emerged from hours of talks with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday to declare himself a “big fan” of Turkey’s strongman leader. It was hardly the confrontation that some lawmakers were hoping for during the visit, which came as US-Turkey ties reach a low point amid disagreements over Syria and Ankara’s purchase of…MORE

How the Democrats’ impeachment rules neutralize some key Republican complaints

How the Democrats’ impeachment rules neutralize some key Republican complaints

From the moment House Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump and Republicans have criticized the process as a partisan “witch hunt.” Republicans have highlighted the secluded nature of the investigation, with key depositions unfolding in private. They’ve complained about the rules preventing most lawmakers from participating in the hearings. Broadly speaking, Republicans have…MORE

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