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House passes bill making animal cruelty a federal felony

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony.The House unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act on Tuesday afternoon, which criminalizes certain acts of animal cruelty.The bi-partisan bill was introduced by Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.…read more »

Trump, claiming ‘big success’ in Syria, to make White House statement

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump, facing harsh criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for his abrupt decisions on Syria, announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that he will make a statement at the White House at 11 a.m.In his tweet, the president touted “big success” on the Turkish-Syria border,…read more »

Two Giuliani associates to appear before judge in New York

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two associates of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani are expected to appear before a judge in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested and indicted earlier this month with charges related to alleged schemes to circumvent federal campaign finance laws against…read more »

Senate Intel chairman intends to recall DNI, inspector general in Ukraine probe

drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said Tuesday that while he fights to secure in-person testimony of the whistleblower, whose formal complaint about a phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenskiy ignited the current House impeachment inquiry, his panel’s probe will continue with a focus on the whistleblowing process.…read more »

O’Rourke calls out Trump, says his language poses ‘mortal danger’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke reiterated his belief on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is “absolutely” a white supremacist on ABC News’ “The Briefing Room,” after the president compared the House impeachment inquiry to lynching.”For the president to invoke that word to describe what he’s experiencing, as the…read more »

Top US diplomat in Ukraine: Investigating Bidens, election interference tied to aid

YayaErnst/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine told members of Congress during a closed-door deposition Tuesday that he believed it was “crazy” to withhold aid to Ukraine only if the country’s leadership agreed to open an investigation into 2016 election interference and business matters related to former Vice President Joe Biden’s family. “By mid-July,…read more »

Anonymous senior Trump official behind ‘resistance’ op-ed has written a book

Twelve(WASHINGTON) — The anonymous senior Trump administration official behind a 2018 New York Times op-ed that declared there was a “resistance” within the administration is writing a book available next month, the person’s publisher said on Tuesday. The book, entitled A Warning, will be published Nov. 19 and will give “an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of…read more »

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