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Democratic Party (United States): Major political party in the United States
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main rival, the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.

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North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death

North Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that..
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U.S. senators draft NBA's Kanter to push bill against Turkey's Erdogan

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, teamed up with two Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday as they introduced a bill to condemn the alleged violation of..
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Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory [Video]Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory

A former White House official decried lawmakers at an impeachment hearing for suggesting that Ukraine, rather that Russia, sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.

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California Democrats Declare Harris Campaign Close To Over [Video]California Democrats Declare Harris Campaign Close To Over

It’s been weeks since Kamala Harris appeared on anyone’s top tier list of Democratic presidential hopefuls. Her polling numbers in key early primary or caucus states such as South Carolina and Iowa..

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Former Baltimore mayor charged over children's book scandal [Video]Former Baltimore mayor charged over children's book scandal

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was charged on Wednesday with wire fraud and tax evasion relating to sales of her self-published "Healthy Holly" children's book to charities where she worked,..

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Cooper says Ukrainian officials asked about aid in July [Video]Cooper says Ukrainian officials asked about aid in July

Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, told lawmakers on Wednesday that her staff had received an email on July 25 from the State Department saying..

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“Getting caught is no defense” -Schiff [Video]“Getting caught is no defense” -Schiff

The Intelligence Committee's Democratic chairman, Adam Schiff, concluded testimony from senior U.S. diplomat Gordon Sondland by saying, “Getting caught is no defense - not to a violation of the..

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Trump on Ukraine: 'I want nothing' [Video]Trump on Ukraine: 'I want nothing'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday read a segment of a witness's impeachment testimony to push back on the assertion he sought a 'quid pro quo' from the Ukrainian government. Zachary Goelman..

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Pelosi tears up as lawmaker talks about gun violence [Video]Pelosi tears up as lawmaker talks about gun violence

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference on Wednesday with Democratic lawmakers including Rep. Lucy McBath, who lost her son to gun violence, as they called on the Senate to vote on the gun..

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Harris Faces Uphill Battle In California [Video]Harris Faces Uphill Battle In California

NY Magazine reports Kamala Harris is facing major obstacles to her Presidential candidacy in her own state of California. NYMag reports she's looking pretty bad in polls in California. At the..

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Impeachment witness attests to Trump-Ukraine 'quid-pro-quo' [Video]Impeachment witness attests to Trump-Ukraine 'quid-pro-quo'

The American envoy to the E.U., Gordon Sondland, told an impeachment inquiry that the White House conditioned a meeting with Ukraine's president on that nation opening up investigations into one of..

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Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff [Video]Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, said Wednesday after receiving prepared remarks from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland that "the..

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U.S. Ambassador Sondland arrives for impeachment hearing [Video]U.S. Ambassador Sondland arrives for impeachment hearing

The U.S. Ambassador to the European Union arrived at the Capitol to testify before lawmakers in an impeachment hearing.

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Chaffetz Says Tlaib Is Not Above The Law [Video]Chaffetz Says Tlaib Is Not Above The Law

Rep. Rashida Tlaib is under federal investigation for using campaign funds for personal use. Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz said the Democrats can't ignore Tlaib's misappropriation. "Tlaib allegedly..

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Portrait of former Speaker Boehner unveiled [Video]Portrait of former Speaker Boehner unveiled

A portrait of former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner was unveiled on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Boehner held back tears as he reflected on his time as speaker.

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McConnell: It's 'Inconceivable' GOP Senate Will Vote To Remove Trump [Video]McConnell: It's 'Inconceivable' GOP Senate Will Vote To Remove Trump

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't believe President Donald Trump can be removed from office. Tuesday, McConnell dismissed the likelihood that his GOP-led chamber would cast enough votes..

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Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call [Video]Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled impeachment proceedings "a big scam" on Tuesday as witnesses testified in a televised Congressional hearing. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Witness to Trump's Ukraine call: 'What I heard was inappropriate' [Video]Witness to Trump's Ukraine call: 'What I heard was inappropriate'

U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman told a panel of lawmakers that he was alarmed when he listened in to a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Impeachment witness has message for his father: 'I will be fine for telling the truth.' [Video]Impeachment witness has message for his father: 'I will be fine for telling the truth.'

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman on Tuesday thanked his father in his opening statement for leaving the Soviet Union and said that, unlike in other nations, he can speak out about elected..

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Democratic chairman, Republican member open impeachment hearing [Video]Democratic chairman, Republican member open impeachment hearing

Democratic House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff introduced two witnesses testifying before a televised impeachment hearing, noting that both Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and State Department..

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Vindman, Williams arrive at Capitol for impeachment hearing [Video]Vindman, Williams arrive at Capitol for impeachment hearing

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and State Department foreign policy aid Jennifer Williams arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday morning ahead of their testimony before lawmakers in an impeachment..

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Warren vows to protect tenants from bad landlords [Video]Warren vows to protect tenants from bad landlords

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday vowed to protect the country's 43 million renter households, releasing a plan that would help tenants fight eviction, afford their homes and..

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Pompeo announces softer U.S. stance on Israel's Jewish settlements [Video]Pompeo announces softer U.S. stance on Israel's Jewish settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade position that they were "inconsistent with..

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Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe [Video]Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, even as Democrats questioned the..

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Barr: Dems engaged in 'war' on 'duly elected government' [Video]Barr: Dems engaged in 'war' on 'duly elected government'

U.S. Attorney General William Barr defended the executive branch of the U.S. government during a speech at an event hosted by the Federalist Society last week as lawmakers continue to hear from..

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U.S. senators press for sanctions on Turkey if it is violating Syria ceasefire

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday to let them know - and to respond with touch sanctions - if reports are true that Turkey is violating..
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Romanian centrists seek urgent budget approval, keep gap in check

Romania's centrist National Liberal Party of Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban wants to quickly adopt next year's budget and rein in a fiscal shortfall below the European Union's 3% threshold..
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U.S. senators want quick visa for Kurdish general, amid Syria crisis

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa so that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces could visit the United states..
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Trump to host G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, sparking criticism

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed nations' leaders at his Florida golf resort, a move Democrats and others decried as more evidence of the..
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U.S. Democrats Pelosi, Schumer call agreement with Turkey to pause Syria assault a 'sham'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called an agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria a..
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U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite ceasefire

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they would keep up their push for tougher sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria despite the announcement of a five-day ceasefire.
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Hoping to push Trump on Syria, U.S. lawmakers offer Turkey sanctions bills

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers called for more sanctions on Turkey on Thursday over its offensive in Syria, saying they hoped to push Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan - and U.S. President..
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Factbox: All the president's men - Supporting actors in Trump's Ukraine scandal

President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of..
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One person is missing in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry: the whistleblower

Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days of testimony from a parade of senior government officials. But they have yet to hear from the..
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Pelosi, Trump exchange 'meltdown' barbs over meeting on U.S. policy in Syria

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic leaders cut short a meeting with Republican President Donald Trump after he had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his Syria..
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Pelosi says Trump had 'meltdown' over House vote on Syria

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said U.S. Democratic leaders' White House meeting was cut short after Republican President Donald Trump had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his..
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Trump to meet U.S. lawmakers on Syria at White House on Wednesday: sources

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives committees that oversee foreign affairs and the military are to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House..
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U.S. lawmakers set measure opposing Trump on Syria troop withdrawal

U.S. Democratic lawmakers, joined by some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans, introduced a resolution on Tuesday opposing Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, the latest..
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U.S. lawmakers press again for stronger Trump action on Turkey

U.S. lawmakers introduced more legislation on Friday seeking to slap stiff sanctions on Turkey over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and..
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U.S. House Foreign Affairs leaders seek protection of Kurds in Syria

U.S. lawmakers introduced a resolution on Friday opposing President Donald Trump's decision to clear the way for Turkey to attack Kurdish fighters, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and..
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Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Perry in Trump impeachment probe

Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday over any possible role he played in President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine's president to investigate..
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Ukraine's president says he is indifferent to Burisma case

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that he was indifferent to investigations into gas company Burisma, which had Hunter Biden, the son of leading Democratic presidential contender..
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U.S. senators release outline for proposed sanctions on Turkey

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday unveiled an outline for proposed sanctions on Turkey, including targeting the U.S. assets of President..
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Democrats alarmed about possible U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies treaty

Four senior Democratic lawmakers said on Tuesday they believe the Trump administration may withdraw from a treaty that allows unarmed surveillance flights over U.S., Russian and other territory,..
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Exclusive: Democrats willing to risk 2020 chances to impeach Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Most Democrats want to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, even if that means weakening their party's chances of winning back the White House in the 2020 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion..
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'Tell the truth ... for a change': ex-President Carter's advice to Trump

Former Democratic U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to cooperate with Congress' impeachment inquiry, saying his refusal to comply with lawmakers' requests has left..
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U.S. Republicans join Democrats to blast Trump's Syria withdrawal

In a rare show of bipartisanship, the top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on Monday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern..
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State Department has responded to congressional request for documents: Pompeo

The U.S. State Department has issued an initial response to a Democratic-controlled congressional committee's request for documents related to the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump,..
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Beijing likely to pass on Trump invitation to probe Bidens, China experts say

If China were to act on U.S. President Donald Trump's surprising request on Thursday to start an investigation into Democratic rival Joe Biden and his family, it would be breaking one of its stated..
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'Damning' facts will help sell impeachment probe to divided voters at home, Democrats say

Some moderate Democratic lawmakers who a week ago had little interest in talking about an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump say they are now optimistic they can sell it to voters at..
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House committee subpoenas Pompeo for Ukraine documents

A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee issued a subpoena on Friday for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, seeking to compel him to hand over documents concerning contact with the..
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U.S. House defeats Republican measure disapproving of impeachment inquiry

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives killed a Republican resolution on Friday disapproving of the formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi..
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Abuse of power, not criminality, key to Trump impeachment

Democratic lawmakers have a strong case for impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump if they can prove he abused his power when he asked Ukraine's president to "look into" an American political rival,..
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Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right

By Gabriella Borter, Brendan O'Brien, Andrew Hay and Zachary Fagenson
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Exasperated Trump's strategy: Flail at Democrats, attack whistleblower, tweet like crazy

U.S. President Donald Trump grew increasingly exasperated on Thursday as he sat in his cabin aboard Air Force One and watched television coverage of Democrats on a congressional committee accuse him of..
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Whistleblower on Trump-Ukraine contacts is a CIA officer: sources

The whistleblower who said U.S. President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden is a CIA officer and at one point was assigned to work at the White House, two sources..
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A computer server haunted Clinton in 2016. Now it may be Trump's turn

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly attacked his Democratic adversary Hillary Clinton in 2016 over her use of a private computer server for official emails when she was U.S. secretary..
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Trump says there should be a way of stopping impeachment inquiry, perhaps through courts

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday assailed Democrats for their impeachment inquiry and said there should be a way to stop them, perhaps through courts.
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Main Ukrainian actors in the U.S. impeachment drama

Ukraine has become entangled in a political battle in Washington between President Donald Trump and the Democrats ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
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Pelosi accuses Trump of covering up effort to pressure Ukraine

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of trying to cover up an attempt he made to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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Trump and Ukraine: timeline of events in the controversy

U.S. President Donald Trump's interactions with Ukraine have prompted an extraordinary whistleblower complaint that the Republican used his powers to pressure a foreign leader to investigate one of his..
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How Ukraine got caught up in Trump's impeachment battle

Ukraine is the unwitting participant in a political battle in Washington between President Donald Trump and the Democrats ahead of the 2020 election.
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Selling impeachment: Democrats search for common message against Trump

Facing the tough task of selling voters on an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Democrats struggled on Wednesday to craft a unified message explaining why he might deserve to be..
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Intelligence panel members, including one Republican, say whistleblower complaint disturbing

Democrats and one Republican on U.S. congressional intelligence panels said on Wednesday after viewing a whistleblower complaint concerning President Donald Trump that the allegations were credible and..
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Factbox: Six new pieces of information in memo on Trump's Ukraine call

The White House released a memo on Wednesday summarizing President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in July that prompted Democrats in the U.S. House of..
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In seeking Ukraine favor, Trump was vulnerable to foreign spies: watchdog

U.S. President Donald Trump potentially exposed himself to "serious national security and counter-intelligence risks" when he pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a leading political rival,..
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Schumer calls for Senate intelligence panel to probe Trump's handling of Ukraine

The U.S. Senate intelligence panel should probe President Donald Trump's handling of Ukraine, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Wednesday following the release of a memo..
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Explainer: Impeachment depends on "high crimes and misdemeanors" - what are they?

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday announced a formal impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, accusing him of enlisting foreign help to damage political rival Joe..
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As Congress moves toward impeachment, U.S. late-night hosts rib Trump - and Pelosi

From late night television hosts to tabloid front pages, the congressional Democrats' impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Trump sparked a firestorm of jokes and quips.
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Pelosi says Ukraine call summary confirms need for impeachment inquiry of Trump

Democratic U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the summary of a July phone conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president released by the Justice..
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House begins Trump impeachment inquiry over call to Ukraine leader

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, accusing him of seeking foreign help to smear Democratic rival Joe Biden..
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Senator Grassley warns Democrats: Don't use impeachment proceedings to delay USMCA

Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday urged Democrats not to use impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to delay action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.
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Trump lashes out as House launches impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump lashed out on Tuesday at the decision of Democrats in the House of Representatives to launch a formal impeachment inquiry, calling it "Witch Hunt garbage."
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