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Yahoo NewsDec 12, 2019
House panel edits Trump articles of impeachment in rare evening session
Judiciary committee chair calls president's obstruction of congress ‘absolute and without precedent'The House judiciary committee took the first steps on Wednesday toward voting on articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the charges against him.The committee held a rare evening session to put the finishing touches on the articles, which were unveiled Tuesday.It was not expected that lawmakers would make substantial changes to the highly workshopped articles, which charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.In his statement opening the special session, the committee chair, Jerrold Nadler, called Trump's obstruction of Congress "complete, absolute and without precedent".He went on to say the impeachment debate should be framed around three questions: "First, does the evidence show clearly that the president committed these acts? "Second, do they rise to the level of impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors? "Third, what are the consequences for our national security, for the integrity of our elections, and for our country if we fail to act?"Dozens of committee members delivered five-minute opening statements one-by-one. Democrats framed the impeachment articles as a solemn responsibility, as Republicans sought to paint the inquiry as a political ploy.The top Republican on the committee, Doug Collins, said the articles were baseless and "nothing new". Jim Sensenbrenner called it "the weakest case in history".T

Yahoo NewsDec 12, 2019
The New Jersey shootout that left 6 people dead was a 'targeted' attack on a Jewish-owned grocery store, officials say
Six people died Tuesday in a shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey, including the two gunmen, a cop, and three civilians.

Fox NewsDec 12, 2019
‘They take the risk so we can come home to our families': Lahren praises police after deadly Jersey City shootout
Tomi Lahren issued strong praise for law enforcement Wednesday in a tribute to a New Jersey police detective who was among the six killed in Tuesday's deadly Jersey City shooting.

Yahoo NewsDec 12, 2019
Majority of Black Voters Support Biden in Poll: Campaign Update
(Bloomberg) -- A majority of African-American Democratic voters support former Vice President Joe Biden according to a Quinnipiac University poll published Tuesday.The survey found that found Biden was supported by 51% of black voters. Senator Bernie Sanders had 13% and Senator Elizabeth Warren had 12%. Michael Bloomberg received 4%, while Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang all received 2%. No other candidate obtained more than 1%. Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.Biden has long been favored among African-American voters. In South Carolina, which has a majority black Democratic electorate, Biden had 33% support of all voters, followed by Warren with 13% and Sanders with 11% in a November Quinnipiac poll of the state.Among all Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters, Biden led with 29% followed by Sanders with 17%, Warren with 15%, Buttigieg with 9%, Bloomberg with 5% and Yang with 4%. Klobuchar was supported by 3% of voters and Tulsi Gabbard 2%, all other candidates received 1% or less.The poll conducted Dec. 4-9 had a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.Andrew Yang Qualifies for Los Angeles Debate (4:27 p.m.)Entrepreneur Andrew Yang on Tuesday became the seventh candidate to qualify for the Democratic debate in Los Angeles on Dec. 19.Yang will join Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer. Tulsi Gabbard has met the donor threshold but lacks one national o

Washington Post NationDec 12, 2019
Shootout in Jersey City leaves 6 dead, including one police officer
Police said the stand-off began when two suspects fired on police Tuesday afternoon. The gunmen then stormed a Jewish market in what the Jersey City mayor called a "targeted" attack.

Washington Post NationDec 11, 2019
Jersey City mayor calls fatal shooting at kosher deli a targeted hate crime
The hours-long gun battle Tuesday left a total of six people dead and the Jewish community on both sides of the Hudson River in mourning.
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