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Oct 22, 2019

Ambassador to Ukraine offers damning testimony
The top U.S. emissary to Ukraine painted a devastating portrait in testimony today on Capitol Hill of what appeared to be White House-directed efforts to pressure the government in Kiev to investigate a Democratic political rival.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine offers damning testimony
The top U.S. emissary to Ukraine painted a devastating portrait in testimony Tuesday on Capitol Hill of what appeared to be White House-directed efforts to pressure the government in Kiev to investigate a Democratic political rival.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Should billionaires exist?
Should billionaires, who own more wealth than half the world's population, exist? Some progressive politicians have proposed plans that could make billionaires a thing of the past.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Anatomy of a conspiracy theory: The 'server' Trump keeps looking for will never be found, because it doesn't exist
President Trump's insistence that there is a missing DNC server despite all evidence to the contrary could lead to his impeachment.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Anatomy of a conspiracy theory: The ‘server' Trump keeps looking for will never be found, because it doesn't exist
President Trump's insistence that there is a missing DNC server despite all evidence to the contrary could lead to his impeachment.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Trump's 'lynching' tweet draws outrage — and some Republican support
President Trump's comparison of the House Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry to "a lynching" was promptly condemned by many critics. But three prominent GOP senators came to his defense.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Trump's ‘lynching' tweet draws outrage — and some Republican support
President Trump comparison of the House Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry to "a lynching" was promptly condemned by many critics. But three prominent GOP senators came to his defense.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Spoiler alert: Could a third-party candidate help Trump win in 2020?
Hillary Clinton suggested the Hawaiian congresswoman could help throw the race to Trump, but there are other potential third-party challengers lurking.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Spoiler alert: Could a third-party run help Trump win in 2020?
Hillary Clinton suggested the Hawaiian congresswoman could help throw the race to Trump, but there are other potential third-party challengers lurking.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Trump compares impeachment inquiry to 'a lynching'
While fuming Tuesday morning about the House Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry, President Trump declared the probe a "lynching."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Trump compares impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching'
While fuming Tuesday morning about the House Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry, President Trump declared the probe a "lynching."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 22, 2019

Trump compares impeachment inquiry to a 'lynching'
While fuming Tuesday morning about the House Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry, President Trump declared the probe a "lynching."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 21, 2019

Is Russia the big winner in the Clinton-Gabbard clash?
Hillary Clinton's suggestion that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was Russia's favorite candidate in the presidential primary sparked a harsh rebuke. Whose interests are served most by the public dispute between the two Democrats?

Yahoo Politics
Oct 21, 2019

Trump denies he betrayed the Kurds: 'We never gave a commitment'
President Trump told reporters Monday that the U.S. still has a "good relationship with the Kurds."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 21, 2019

Trump feeds Clinton-Gabbard feud: She's 'accusing everybody of being a Russian agent'
President Trump on Monday stepped gleefully into a name-calling dispute between Hillary Clinton and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 21, 2019

Trump feeds Clinton-Gabbard feud: She's ‘accusing everybody of being a Russian agent'
President Trump Monday stepped gleefully into a name-calling dispute between Hillary Clinton and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 21, 2019

Trump blames Constitution's ‘phony Emoluments Clause' for G-7 debacle
President Trump on Monday defended his initial plan to host next year's summit of world leaders at his golf resort near Miami, dismissing concerns that he would have personally profited from the decision.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 21, 2019

Graham says he's 'increasingly optimistic' Trump's Syria strategy will succeed
After spending a week railing against President Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of the northern Syria, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on Sunday that he supports the move.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 21, 2019

Buttigieg, surging in Iowa, has a plan to win it all. Here it is.
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a town hall meeting which he hosted at Roosevelt High School on Oct. 12, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Reminder: There are 105 days until the Iowa caucuses and 379 days until the 2020 election. It happened to Kamala Harris over the summer.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 20, 2019

Trump is 'in the hospitality business,' Mulvaney says, after president reverses plan to host summit at his golf club
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended President Trump's decision to host next year's G-7 summit at his hotel resort, saying the president "still considers himself to be in the hospitality business."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2019

PHOTOS: 'I am back,' Bernie Sanders tells supporters at NYC rally
Storming past questions about his health, Bernie Sanders vowed that he's "more ready than ever" to fight for a political revolution — with a little help from new friends — at a rally Saturday that drew thousands to a New York City park. The rally offered a pointed reminder to skeptics in both political parties that the 78-year-old democratic socialist is still very much a force in the 2020 presidential race.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez throws her support to Bernie Sanders
At a rally in Queens, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for president official at a rally Saturday.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Impeachment's hectic fourth week ends. Here's what to look for next week.
The fourth week of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry in Congress was the busiest so far, with five different depositions, a fractious meeting of Republicans and Democrats at the White House, and a shocking press conference by President Trump's chief of staff.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2019

2020 Vision: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power
"This is not some outlandish claim," Clinton said in an interview this week. "This is reality."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Republican leader struggles to defend Mulvaney quid pro quo press conference remarks
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was "very clear in cleaning up his statement" on whether President Trump floated a quid pro quo to Ukrainian leaders.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2019

PHOTOS: Protests paralyze Catalonia as marches head for Barcelona
Policemen run as a police van drives over a burning barricade during clashes between protestors and police in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP) BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia and its riot-swept regional capital, Barcelona, were paralyzed Friday by a mix of strikes and marches as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth day of mass protests over the conviction of independence leaders. More than 200 people have been arrested and scores injured since separatist sentiment swelled on Monday, when the Supreme Court sentenced to lengthy prison terms nine separatist politicians and activists. The nine had led a 2017 push for independence that triggered Spain's deepest political crisis in decades.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2019

At tense congressional hearing, Democrats argue for expanding the Voting Rights Act
Amid what experts are calling a surge in voter suppression measures, Democrats are sending a clear signal they want to restore portions of the Voting Rights Act that were removed by the Supreme Court in 2013, as well as expand the law's reach.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Excluded from the debates, Bullock plots an increasingly unlikely path to the White House
On Tuesday, the bulk of the Democrats running for president were prepping a debate. But Steve Bullock, the only governor of the group, was hundreds of miles away.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Trump is failing as commander in chief, retired Special Ops chief says
William McRaven, who led the U.S. Special Operations Command under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, says the president's decision to abandon America's Kurdish allies in Syria is a betrayal that is eroding the country's reputation both at home and abroad.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Pentagon expert could reveal key details in Ukraine probe
Laura Cooper, who played a crucial role in trying to move the Ukrainian aid forward, is set to testify Friday in the impeachment inquiry being led by Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2019

Trump actions look 'clearly' impeachable, says leading conservative legal figure
Jack Goldsmith, who worked in the Justice Department under George W. Bush, says President Trump deserves to be impeached, but he's critical of how the Democrats are going about it.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Romney speculates Turkey called Trump's bluff: 'Are we so weak and inept?'
The Utah senator delivers an impassioned speech on the Senate floor that accuses the president of betraying American values.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

'Climate change will not be on the agenda' of next G-7, White House says
President Trump will not be discussing climate change at the next G-7 meeting, his acting chief of staff says.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

White House selects 'perfect' location for G-7 meeting: Trump National Doral in Miami
The White House announcement that next year's G-7 summit will be held the Trump National Doral in Miami was immediately blasted by critics who say President Trump is personally profiting from the choice to hold it there.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

White House confirms it tied Ukraine aid to help in pursuing conspiracy theory on DNC hack
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confirms that the president withheld military aid from Ukraine because he wanted the country to look for a computer server belonging to the Democratic National Committee.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

PHOTOS: Elijah Cummings' political timeline of the Civil rights champion
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion, died Thursday of complications from long-standing health problems. He was 68.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

PHOTOS: Elijah Cummings's political timeline of the civil rights champion
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion, died Thursday of complications from long-standing health problems. He was 68.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Polls show Americans have come to support Trump's impeachment much faster than Nixon's or Clinton's
For the first time, a majority of Americans said this week that they supported the impeachment of President Trump. For Trump, this polling milestone comes less than one month after reports first surfaced of a Ukraine whistleblower and roughly three weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of a formal impeachment inquiry — meaning that it represents a historical milestone as well. Trump hasn't just crossed the 50-percent threshold on impeachment, peaking at 50.3 percent earlier this week.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

Can sanctions curb Turkey's assault on Syria?
President Donald Trump announced sanctions on Turkey after Turkish forces advanced into Syria. Can economic pressure stop Turkey's assault?

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

'Rest in power': Tributes pour in for Elijah Cummings, who died at 68
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Trump and former President Barack Obama were among those to pay tribute to Cummings, who died Thursday at 68.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

‘Rest in power': Tributes pour in for Elijah Cummings, who died at 68
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump were among those to pay tribute to Cummings, who died Thursday at 68.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2019

PHOTOS: New book documents 51 days of Cuban asylum seekers' journey to reach the U.S.
"La paloma y la ley" ("The Dove and the Law"), follows two women, Marta and Liset, who left Cuba in May 2016 with no plan, just the name of a coyote — a human smuggler — scribbled on a piece of paper, and a dream to make it to the U.S. They hoped to arrive before the imminent end of "wet foot, dry foot," a policy that fast-tracked Cubans to asylum and permanent residency.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Pelosi describes Trump's 'very serious meltdown' during White House meeting on Syria
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked out of a meeting with Donald Trump about the crisis in Syria Wednesday after she said the president had had a "very serious meltdown" and insulted her in front of other congressional leaders.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Republicans infuriated by Schiff's secrecy
Trump and the White House have denied those claims. "Volker was devastating for the Democrats' narrative," the Republican staffer involved in impeachment asserted, though he was unable to provide any details.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Trump repeats debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory in Oval Office
President Trump on Wednesday sought to advance the Ukraine conspiracy theory that his aides had warned him repeatedly was "completely debunked."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

After the debate, who's up, who's down in the Democratic primary?
At the end of the night, it would be hard to say if many minds were changed by the Democratic primary debate Tuesday at Ohio's Otterbein University. But it did bring some differences among them into sharper focus, setting the stage for the next phase of the primary process.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Trump on Turkey invading Syria: ‘It's not our problem'
President Trump on Wednesday tried to further distance himself from his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria, abandon America's Kurdish allies and clear the way for Turkey's bloody incursion that has quickly turned into a humanitarian crisis.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Trump on Turkey invading Syria: It's not our problem
President Trump on Wednesday tried to further distance himself from his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria, abandon America's Kurdish allies and clear the way for Turkey's bloody incursion that has quickly turned into a humanitarian crisis.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Turkey's president Erdogan bluffed Trump out of Syria. Now what does he want?
In one phone call, Turkey's President Erdogan talked Donald Trump into pulling U.S. troops from the Syrian border — allowing him to begin an invasion that is turning into a humanitarian disaster, and provoking retaliation by a furiously back-pedaling White House. Who is Erdogan — and how does he do it?

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

5 key takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio
Warren is treated like the front-runner, a "healthy" Bernie returns to the debate stage with key endorsements in his pocket and more.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Warren, now perceived as the front-runner, takes hits from the pack
For much of the fourth Democratic debate, there were effectively two people on the stage: Elizabeth Warren and everyone else.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2019

Warren, now perceived as the frontrunner, takes hits from the pack
For much of the fourth Democratic debate, there were effectively two people on the stage: Elizabeth Warren and everyone else.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Yang and O'Rourke propose decriminalizing opioids, including heroin
Two Democrats suggested making small amounts of heroin legal as a way to combat the drug epidemic.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Buttigieg, O'Rourke clash over assault-rifle buyback plan
At Tuesday night's Democratic primary debate, presidential candidates Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg escalated their disagreement over Buttigieg's proposal for mandatory buybacks of assault weapons.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard clashes with Democratic rivals over 'Syrian regime change war'
Yet Gabbard was mostly alone in appearing to support the sudden withdrawal of U.S. troops from the region, even from candidates like Warren, who have expressed concern about U.S. military intervention abroad.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

‘I'm feeling great': Bernie Sanders returns to debate stage two weeks after heart attack
After suffering a heart attack two weeks ago, the Vermont senator made his formal return to the race during Tuesday's 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate. And he thanked his rivals for the outpouring of "love" and "prayers."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

'I'm feeling great': Bernie Sanders returns to debate stage two weeks after heart attack
After suffering a heart attack two weeks ago, the Vermont senator made his formal return to the race during Tuesday's 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate. And he thanked his rivals for their outpouring of "love" and "prayers."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Rivals put Warren on spot over taxes and health care
In her first debate as a frontrunner, Sen. Elizabeth Warren faced attacks over her position on health care.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

At debate, Biden defends his son — and himself — over Trump's Ukraine claims
At the Democratic presidential debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden defended both himself and his son's actions in Ukraine amid claims by President Trump that they were corrupt.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

No debate about it: Dem candidates agree on impeachment inquiry
At the start of Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, all the candidates agreed that House Democrats were justified in opening an impeachment inquiry targeting Donald Trump.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Rudy Giuliani refuses to comply with House Democrats' subpoena
President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani informed House Democrats on Tuesday that he will not comply with a subpoena for documents they sent him as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Are fire season blackouts the new normal in California?
California's largest utility, PG&E, shut down power to 2 million customers to avoid sparking a wildfire during heavy winds. Will these blackouts be part of life for residents going forward or are there ways to avoid them?

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

The key figures in the impeachment inquiry, and what they are saying to investigators
House investigators have turned up plenty of information in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

What's at stake for each of the 12 Democrats in Tuesday's debate
Tonight's goal: A plurality of Americans now say they believe Trump's accusations are hurting Biden's prospects of becoming the Democratic nominee. Tonight's goal: It's all about Iowa. Tonight's goal: His campaign hopes the debate will mark Sanders's triumphant return to the trail.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

'Five Eyes' in the dark: Will Trump and Barr destroy trust in U.S. intelligence?
The effort by President Trump and his attorney general to enlist foreign law enforcement and intelligence agencies in their smear of Joe Biden may do lasting damage to relationships with their counterparts in other countries and the critical "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing agreement.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

'Kanye West should not be president': Chris Hayes grapples with the demise of parties
MSNBC's Chris Hayes on what he would do if a Trump-like celebrity ever ran for president as a Democrat.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2019

Biden hopes to escape the shadow of Obama's immigration policies
Joe Biden sees himself as a champion of an aspirational, yet pragmatic, policy, but Latino activists think he needs to apologize for millions of deportations while he was vice president. Can he escape the shadow of the Obama administration's record on deportations?

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2019

Trump says sanctions coming 'soon' on Turkish officials
Facing sustained bipartisan criticism over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, President Trump on Monday took to Twitter in an attempt to defend the move.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2019

Trump says sanctions coming ‘soon' on Turkish officials
Facing sustained bipartisan criticism over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, President Trump on Monday took to Twitter in an attempt to defend the move.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2019

'Gaetz-crasher': Here's why a Republican lawmaker was barred from closed-door testimony
When Republican congressman Matt Gaetz tried to attend an impeachment inquiry deposition Monday morning in the U.S. Capitol, he ran smack into the often arcane and confusing rules of Congress. Here's why he wasn't allowed to attend.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2019

PHOTOS: Typhoon Hagibis leaves dozens dead in Japan
The storm dumped record amounts of rain, causing rivers to overflow their banks and turning many neighborhoods into swamps.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2019

2020 Vision Monday: Polls show a 17-point swing toward impeaching Trump, which could drag down his reelection bid
That rapid 17-point shift means a majority of Americans may soon support impeachment, or, taking margin-of-error into account, might already do. And that's terrible news for Trump. Trump is.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2019

White House: Trump 'strongly condemns' parody video of him shooting critics and media outlets in church
The White House on Monday tried to distance itself from a violent parody video that was shown at a pro-Trump conference at the president's Doral Miami resort over the weekend.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2019

White House: Trump ‘strongly condemns' parody video of him shooting critics and media outlets in church
The White House on Monday tried to distance itself from a violent parody video that was shown at a pro-Trump conference at the president's Doral Miami resort over the weekend.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2019

VÍDEO | Agresión a una mujer "españolista" durante las protestas por la sentencia del procés


Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2019

Should the NBA stand up to China?
A tweet from an NBA executive set off a backlash from China that has caused players and league officials to backtrack. Should the NBA push back or play ball with Chinese demands?

Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2019

What my journey into homelessness taught me
At 58, a former music professor and composer became homeless. This is the story of what he has learned from the experience.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Democrats don't plan to attack Biden over son's business during October debate
Democratic presidential candidates are likely to stick to script if they're asked on the debate stage on Oct. 15 about rival Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the impeachment inquiry, according to sources on several campaigns.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump critic Shepard Smith leaving Fox News
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, both a critic of President Trump and a target of his scorn, announced Friday that he was leaving the network.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump's stonewalling could speed up impeachment
Democrats already believe they have enough evidence to impeach Trump, in the form of a whistleblower complaint and a partial transcript of a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic rival for the presidency, and his son Hunter.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Federal judges rule against Trump in 3 cases on executive powers
The president's legal team was handed three courtroom defeats on Friday.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Judges rule against Trump in three cases on executive powers
The president's legal team was handed three courtroom defeats on Friday.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Pullback in Syria could prolong war 'two or three decades,' former top diplomat says
A former top State Department official says that President Trump's green light for a Turkish invasion into northern Syria was a "super-damaging" and "reckless" mistake that could prolong the war there for "probably two or three decades."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

A history of selling out the Kurds, people with 'no friends but the mountains'
When President Trump pulled troops from a region of northeastern Syria, it was denounced as a "shameless betrayal" of the Kurds, who were left on their own to fight off an invasion by Turkey. But Kurdish history is filled with such betrayals.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

2020 Vision: Here are the dates and locations of next year's presidential debates
The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday announced the sites and dates for three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate during the 2020 general election.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Latinx Heritage Month: ‘You're not smart enough to go to college': How first-generation Latinx students are overcoming the odds in pursuit of higher education
Yahoo News brings you this exclusive video in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. Among the first-time college goers who are settling in to their new surroundings is University of Pennsylvania freshman Michelle Mahecha Perez. The overall acceptance rate for Perez's UPenn class of 2023 was a record-low 7.4 percent.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

PHOTOS: In monochrome — Venezuelan fishermen among oil ruins
Fisherman Romuel Sambrea, known as a "tripero" for the inner tube he uses to float on, poses for a portrait after a day's work on the oil-contaminated Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas, Venezuela. "The situation here is very difficult," said the father of four. "I'm a baker, but I can't live with just one job." (Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP) CABIMAS, Venezuela — The landscape of Venezuela's once robust oil industry lies all around fishermen and their families who live in villages clustered on the edge of Lake Maracaibo.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Sondland will defy State Department order not to testify in impeachment probe, lawyer says
After being blocked from testifying in the House impeachment inquiry, Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the EU and a central player in the Ukraine controversy, will appear before Congress next week.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

PHOTOS: California wildfires threaten homes in Los Angeles
The Saddleridge fire flares up near a firefighter in Sylmar, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo: Michael Owen Baker/AP) A wildfire fueled by Santa Ana winds has closed two freeways, is threatening homes and has forced evacuations around Los Angeles. Fire officials say the Saddleridge fire had consumed more than 4,600 acres by Friday morning. It broke out after 9 p.m.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Pentagon officials worried withholding aid was illegal
The Ukraine affair has turned into an impeachment inquiry that could see President Trump removed from office. But it is also an example of yet another federal agency — this time, the Pentagon — caught off-guard by the president's political imperatives.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump advisory council recommends expanding private business in national parks
The Trump administration is moving forward with an ambitious plan to give private businesses greater access to national parks, according to a memorandum written by an advisory council for the Department of the Interior.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Pentagon officials deemed withholding of aid to Ukraine was illegal
The Ukraine affair has turned into an impeachment inquiry that could see President Trump removed from office. But it is also an example of yet another federal agency — this time, the Pentagon — caught off-guard by the president's political imperatives.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Campgrounds in national parks set to be privatized in new Trump plan
The Trump administration is moving forward with an ambitious plan to give private businesses greater access to national parks, according to a memorandum written by an advisory council for the Department of the Interior. Drafters of the plan say it amounts to little more than a much-needed modernization of aging infrastructure, and that the goal is to make national parks accessible to a younger, more diverse audience. There are 419 national parks in the United States, from the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump rails against impeachment inquiry as his supporters see a 'coup'
At his first campaign rally since House Democrats initiated an impeachment inquiry targeting him, a defiant President Trump blasted the opposition party's investigations.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump rails against impeachment inquiry as his supporters see a ‘coup'
At his first campaign rally since House Democrats initiated an impeachment inquiry targeting him, a defiant President Trump blasted the opposition party's investigations.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Why evangelicals oppose Trump over Syria
Pat Robertson stood by Donald Trump during the storm over the "Access Hollywood" tape of the Republican candidate boasting about assaulting women, dismissing the remarks as "macho talk." As recently as last month, he defended Trump's attempt to get Ukraine to discredit Joe Biden, calling the idea of impeachment "absurd." But this week, finally, Trump did something that "absolutely appalled" Robertson, leading him to warn that the president was in danger of losing "the mandate of Heaven:" he moved a small contingent of American troops from the Syrian-Turkish border, signaling to Turkey that it could begin an assault on territory held by Kurdish guerrillas. Bassam Ishak, president of the Syriac National Council which advocates for the rights of Syriac Christians and other Syrian minorities, told Yahoo News he has been receiving photos and videos of the damage caused by Turkish airstrikes in the region once protected by U.S. forces.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Trump's stonewalling of Congress: Savvy or self-sabotage?
The White House announced it won't cooperate with the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Will this strategy benefit the president or could it backfire?

Yahoo Politics
Oct 10, 2019

‘Trey is a joke among us': Gowdy is a divisive addition to Trump's legal team
The president's decision to bulk up his legal team with former congressman Trey Gowdy amid a widening impeachment inquiry is drawing criticism from one of his high-profile supporters.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 10, 2019

'Trey is a joke among us': Gowdy is a divisive addition to Trump's legal team
The president's decision to bulk up his legal team with former congressman Trey Gowdy amid a widening impeachment inquiry is drawing criticism from one of his high-profile supporters.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Pence attempts to explain away what the world heard Trump say on White House lawn
"The president said it on the lawn," replied a reporter, referencing Trump's call on the White House lawn last week for China and Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

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