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Heavily redacted communications on withholding of Ukraine aid released

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration released heavily redacted documents Thursday evening that, without the redactions, would have been the first communications revealed between government agencies regarding aid money to Ukraine being held up.The Freedom of Information Act request, filed by the Center for Public Integrity, a D.C.-based nonprofit group that specializes in investigative reporting,…read more »

First four primary debates of 2020 announced

Heidi Gutman/Walt Disney Television(WASHINGTON) — Democrats will kick off 2020 with four Democratic primary debates in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday. The debates will take place in January and February.ABC News, in partnership with ABC’s New Hampshire affiliate WMUR-TV and Apple News, will hold the first debate…read more »

After day-long debate, House Judiciary postpones vote on impeachment articles until Friday

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday contentiously debated the wording of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for 14 hours before Democrats postponed a final vote on the charges until Friday.Chairman Jerry Nadler suddenly recessed the panel shortly before midnight, angering Republicans who were preparing to drop their amendments and vote…read more »

House Judiciary debates wording of Trump impeachment charges

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After a late night of primetime speechmaking, members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday are debating the specific language of the impeachment articles targeting President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.This is the second day of what’s called a “markup” — where members can propose changes to the…read more »

Mike Bloomberg in ‘outstanding health,’ his doctor reports

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Before he was mayor of New York City, in the midst of his first foray into politics, Mike Bloomberg had a heart procedure — a fact he immediately reported to the Federal Aviation Administration so he could keep flying airplanes.On Thursday, Dr. Stephen D. Sisson of the Johns Hopkins University…read more »

Trump campaign to launch religious-voter outreach coalitions in early 2020

iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is planning a massive effort to court religious voters.The president’s team said that in the first quarter of 2020 it will launch three coalitions — “Evangelicals for Trump,” “Catholics for Trump” and “Jewish Voices for Trump” — focused on expanding support for Trump within these communities.The campaign hopes…read more »

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