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Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee took the first steps Wednesday evening toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the...

 

DOJ Inspector General's Report On The Russia Investigation

The Justice Department's inspector general released his report on Monday examining authorities' use of their surveillance powers in the Russia investigation. Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been looking into early phases of the Russia inquiry for several months following questions raised by President Trump,...

 

Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump

House Democrats announced Tuesday that they will bring two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. "President Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional...

 

Peterson applauds House passage of Bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a 260-165 vote. “The need for a reliable and legal source of workers is a top priority for the agriculture industry, an...

 

Democrats' impeachment charges say Trump 'betrayed' US

WASHINGTON - House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring he "betrayed the nation" with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency...

 

Trump mocks impeachment effort, talks up trade deal at rally

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic impeachment effort as he sought to rally supporters Tuesday in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, calling the process "impeachment lite" and promising it would lead to his reelection in 2020. Trump's visit to...

 

Articles of Impeachment Announced by Democratic Leaders against 45th President of United States

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday morning, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), surrounded by other Demorcratic committee chairs, announced to the nation two articles of impeachment against...

 

Sanders Statement on Articles of Impeachment

WASHINGTON, December 10—Today, Sen. Sanders (I-V.t.) issued the following statement regarding the announcement of articles of impeachment: “Donald Trump is the most corrupt president in history, and he must be held accountable. Let me be clear: while the announcement of articles of impeachment is not a moment for...

 

Sanders, Khanna Condemn Pentagon Authorization "Giveaway," Urge Congress to Vote No

WASHINGTON, December 9—In response to the publication of the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) issued the following statement: “Congress must vote against this disastrous Pentagon authorization—a...

 

Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress - with an announcement expected early Tuesday. Democratic leaders are pushing ahead with formal charges saying the...

 

Chairman Peterson statement on delayed CSP farm bill conservation program payments

Congressman Collin Peterson, who serves as the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today in regard to the delay in payments being made on USDA Conservation Stewardship Program contracts: “I’m not sure what the delay was, but this is one more source of stress that farmers...

 

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Urge Administration to Deny Gilead Monopoly Profits on HIV Drug Over Misconduct

WASHINGTON, December 9 – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are demanding that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) deny a patent extension requested by Gilead Sciences for a lifesaving HIV medicine, worth tens of billions of dollars, due to the pharmaceutical...

 

Deepening divide turns impeachment into a partisan brawl

WASHINGTON – Almost from the moment that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her lieutenants decided this fall to pursue the impeachment of President Donald Trump, they made a fateful judgment: If the president intended to do nothing but stonewall and subvert their inquiry,...

 

Peterson Critical of EPA's Proposed Actions on RFS

Rep. Collin Peterson, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, sent a letter today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), raising concerns that the Agency’s October supplemental proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) fails to uphold the integrity of the RFS. “The bottom line is the EPA...

 

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

WASHINGTON - House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he "leaves us no choice" but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless...

 

DFL leader Tom Bakk faces leadership challenge from fellow Senate Democrat

Minnesota state Sen. Tom Bakk, an Iron Range stalwart and one of the Capitol's most powerful DFL lawmakers, is facing a rare internal challenge from a fellow Democratic senator for the post of minority leader. The looming showdown between Bakk and his new challenger,...

 

$1.3 billion Minnesota surplus estimate sparks new spending debate

Minnesota lawmakers have an estimated state budget surplus of more than $1.3 billion to work with as they tee up new spending or tax cut proposals for the 2020 legislative session. The expected surplus, while good news for Minnesotans, sparked an immediate debate at...

 

REP. GROSSELL STATEMENT ON NOVEMBER BUDGET FORECAST

CLEARBROOK, MN—State Representative Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, issued the following statement regarding today's news that Minnesota has a $1.3 billion budget surplus for FY20-21. “The large surplus is great news, showing we have a thriving economy in Minnesota but it also means we are taking far too much out of...

 

Trump aims for role of NATO statesman but mars unity message

WATFORD, England - Aiming to play the role of global statesman as the impeachment drama was unfolding in Washington, President Donald Trump instead shattered NATO's professed message of unity at its 70th anniversary celebration in England and put his personal and...

 

Impeachment Inquiry Report By House Intelligence Committee

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has released a report that outlines the findings from public hearings and closed-door interviews conducted by impeachment investigators since late September. "The impeachment inquiry has found that President...

 

House report: Trump misused power, obstructed Congress

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump seriously misused the power of his office for personal political gain by seeking foreign intervention in the American election process and obstructed Congress by stonewalling efforts to investigate, a House report released Tuesday...

 

Trump takes bold stance at NATO as impeachment boils at home

LONDON - Thumping his chest on the world stage as he faces an impeachment inquiry at home, President Donald Trump claimed credit Tuesday for transforming NATO as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary. But he also clashed with America's NATO allies,...

 

Kamala Harris Drops Out Of Presidential Race

California Sen. Kamala Harris is dropping out of the presidential race, citing a lack of funds. She informed her campaign staff of the decision on a conference call and later sent an email to supporters, in which she wrote "my campaign for president simply doesn't have...

 

House Democrats' New Report: Top Trump Officials Knew Of Ukraine Scheme

The White House pursued a "months-long effort" involving top officials to extract concessions from Ukraine's government aimed at helping President Trump's reelection in 2020, House Democrats charged in a new report. The final report from their impeachment inquiry...

 

Walz announces climate change subcabinet

With Minnesota years behind on its goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday that he will create a "climate change subcabinet" to advise him on cutting the state's carbon footprint. The subcabinet, which will include members of every state...

 

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