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New revelations deepen scandal over Trump whistleblower complaint

New revelations deepen scandal over Trump whistleblower complaint

Washington’s newest scandal, over a whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald Trump, intensified Thursday amid revelations that the White House and Justice Department tried to keep it quiet. The affair, centering on Trump’s contacts with a mystery foreign leader, has also injected a toxic element into relations among the President, the intelligence community and Congress. It…MORE

Rudy Giuliani denies asking Ukraine to investigate Biden — before admitting it

Rudy Giuliani denies asking Ukraine to investigate Biden — before admitting it

President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on Thursday denied asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden moments before admitting that he had done just that. Giuliani’s comments came in a heated exchange on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” as Chris Cuomo pressed the former New York mayor over conversations he’d had with a Ukrainian official about Biden’s…MORE

Washington Post: Ben Carson made dismissive comments about transgender people in internal meeting, attendees say

Washington Post: Ben Carson made dismissive comments about transgender people in internal meeting, attendees say

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made dismissive comments in a recent meeting that multiple people present interpreted as an attack on transgender people, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Carson expressed concern about “big, hairy men” attempting to enter women’s homeless shelters, according to three people present, the Post reported. Two agency staffers also…MORE

What happened to Kamala Harris?

What happened to Kamala Harris?

If you asked any smart Democrats on June 28 who they believed, in their hearts of hearts, would be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, 9 in 10 would have said Kamala Harris. The senator from California was coming off a star turn in the first debate of the Democratic primary campaign — telling her personal story…MORE

Maine laws expanding abortion access go into effect

Maine laws expanding abortion access go into effect

Maine laws expanding who can provide abortions and who can have abortions covered by insurance are now in effect, in another blue state effort to protect abortion access in the face of national flux. A law allowing physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to perform abortions and a law requiring health insurance plans that…MORE

US expels two Cuban diplomats to the UN citing national security threat

US expels two Cuban diplomats to the UN citing national security threat

The US has ordered two Cuban diplomats assigned to the United Nations to leave the country immediately, alleging that the envoys were engaged in “influence operations against the United States.” “The Department of State today notified the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the United States requires the imminent departure of two members of Cuba’s…MORE

Immigration agency will re-allow requests for medical deferments to avoid deportation

Immigration agency will re-allow requests for medical deferments to avoid deportation

The Department of Homeland Security will again allow undocumented immigrants with serious medical conditions to apply to remain in the United States, reversing a controversial move from this summer that ended the practice and led to a public outcry. “At the direction of Acting Secretary McAleenan, USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) is resuming its…MORE

Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders are everything you think they would be

Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders are everything you think they would be

He angrily hung up on the Australian Prime Minister. He dialed Mexico’s President as a room full of reporters watched. And he’s distributed his personal cell-phone number to at least two world leaders, urging them to call directly. Since taking office, President Donald Trump’s phone calls with his foreign counterparts have become an extension of…MORE

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