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Watchdog firm finds another troubling conflict of interest in Hunter Biden's post at Burisma

Biden was paid as a board member AND as a consultant<p>Hunter Biden was paid both as member of the governing board and as a consultant to company management in his post at Burisma Holdings, an arrangement that is prohibited in the United States, an independent research firm reported Tuesday.<p>Biden also …

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Why Hasn’t Cory Booker’s Campaign Caught Fire?

On paper, he’s exactly what many Democratic voters say they want.<p>CONCORD, N.H.—“We! Will! Rise!” Cory Booker’s supporters chanted as he made his way down the hallway of the New Hampshire statehouse to file for the primary on Friday morning. “We will rise,” Booker wrote on a copy of the …

Cory Booker

Clinton Foundation Continues To Hemorrhage Money Following Hillary's Loss

The Clinton Foundation’s revenue dropped to a 16-year low in 2018 and reported a third-straight year of losses, a trend that began in 2016 when …

Clinton Foundation

Barr Accuses Democrats Of Trying To 'Cripple' The Trump Administration's Power

Attorney General William Barr vociferously attacked Democratic lawmakers and federal judges on Friday and accused them of trying to limit Trump's presidential power.<p>During a sweeping speech at a conference of The Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization, Barr said Democrats …

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Elise Stefanik’s impeachment moment

A “new Republican star” — and Democratic foil — is having a moment during the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearings: Rep. Elise Stefanik.<p>Stefanik, the only Republican woman on the Intelligence Committee, has established a much higher profile this past month as she takes on a central …

U.S. Politics

Californians could have told you Harris wasn’t the real deal

For this, Harris probably has her home state — and the way she has approached her job there — to blame.<p>Harris’s prospects don’t look good. She now finds herself a distant fifth in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls. Earlier this month, her campaign folded its tent in New Hampshire. Her …

Kamala Harris

IG report will be an indictment of Adam Schiff: Rep. Ratcliffe

Report: John Brennan hand-picked whistleblower for White House

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Pelosi Orders CBS Not to Ask Her About GOP Impeachment Criticism

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became quite agitated during an interview with <i>Face the Nation</i> moderator Margaret Brennan, aired on Sunday, when …

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What Happens If Buttigieg Wins Iowa?

For the second time this year, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is having a moment. Since the October debate, when he took on Sen. Elizabeth …

U.S. Politics

These Five House Republicans Often Vote Like Liberals

House Republicans have been united recently, opposed to Democratic attempts to impeach President Donald Trump.<p>All Republicans voted against opening …

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Progressives Are Suddenly Really Mad at Elizabeth Warren

That’s what some progressives are saying about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who walked back her Medicare for All plan on Friday by announcing that she won’t fully install a national single-payer health program until her third year in office.<p>It’s a different policy than what Warren has spent …

Elizabeth Warren

IRS whistleblower case advances as Senate staff looks at whether political appointee meddled with audit of Trump or Pence

Staff members for Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (Ore.), the chairman and ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, met with the IRS whistleblower earlier this month, those people said. Follow-up interviews are expected to further explore the whistleblower’s allegations.<p>It …

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Here Are The Billionaires Funding The Democratic Presidential Candidates

Billionaires are everywhere in the 2020 election. Donald Trump, of course, is the incumbent. Howard Schultz, of Starbucks fame, considered launching a campaign to challenge him. Then Tom Steyer, the hedge fund billionaire, actually did. Now Michael Bloomberg, who is richer than all of them, is …

Money

Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates entering already crowded field

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear …

U.S. Politics

US election 2020: Obama issues warning to 'revolutionary' Democrats

Former US President Barack Obama has issued a warning to Democratic presidential candidates, cautioning them against policies that are not "rooted in reality".<p>Mr Obama said Democrats risked alienating voters if they lurched too far to the left politically.<p>The former president, speaking at a …

Politics

High anxiety: Jittery Democrats fear their candidate won't beat Trump

Acknowledging the concern, former President Barack Obama told his party's moderates to chill and the left to get more realistic.<p>WASHINGTON — The offer: A $1 million check from a major Democratic donor to a major Democratic group. The one condition: The money would be refunded if Massachusetts Sen. …

Politics

Michael Bloomberg to launch $100 million digital anti-Trump campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul who continues to weigh a run for the Democratic nomination for president, will launch a $100 million online ad campaign targeting Republican President Donald Trump, an advisor confirmed.<p>Bloomberg has not said whether he will run …

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Justice Dept. watchdog won’t let witnesses give written feedback on report about FBI’s Russia probe, sparking fears of inaccuracy

The Post’s report, first published early Thursday evening, detailed a series of parameters that some feared could make the final document less accurate. At the time, the Justice Department inspector general’s office declined to comment. But late Thursday night, Stephanie Logan, a spokeswoman, said …

Politics

And the Biggest Loser from Impeachment Opening Day Is…

Indeed, President Trump’s embattled ambassador to the European Union may have been the single biggest loser from the first day of open impeachment hearings Wednesday, after his credibility was blasted one more time by yet another witness. And this time, it was on national television.<p>In a dramatic …

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The Scott Brothers - Hold On

Sean Duffy heads to K Street after resigning from Congress

The former Wisconsin congressman and Trump defender is joining BGR Group.<p>Sean Duffy, the former Republican congressman who has aggressively defended President Donald Trump, is heading to K Street after resigning from Congress in September.<p>Duffy will become a senior counsel at BGR Group, a …

Sean Duffy

A Secret Ballot for Impeachment Would Be a Terrible Idea

Over at <i>Politico</i>, Juleanna Glover, a former adviser for several Republican politicians, floats the idea that President Trump could be removed from …

Politics

Pete Buttigieg wants to build a bridge to the religious right. But tension within his in-laws’ family highlights how difficult that may be.

Chasten’s reply: “Thank you. Love to you and the family.”<p>Less than a year later, Rhyan would be on Fox News, accusing Chasten of lying about his upbringing for political gain. That prompted accusations of bigotry and homophobia; Rhyan’s wife jumped in to vociferously defend her husband on Twitter …

U.S. Politics

Elijah Cummings' Widow Announces She's Running For His U.S. House Seat

Rep. Elijah Cummings' widow is resigning her post as chair of Maryland's Democratic Party to run for her late husband's congressional seat.<p>Maya Rockeymoore Cummings formally announced her candidacy Tuesday morning in Baltimore.<p>Cummings died last month from long-standing health issues. He was 68. …

Politics

Hunter Biden could be collateral damage as Trump impeachment hearings begin

The Trump impeachment hearings set to launch in full public view this week will give Democrats the chance to make the case for why President Trump should face the prospect of removal from office—but the reputation of Hunter Biden, whose dealings in Ukraine touched off the chain of events leading to …

U.S. Politics

Bernie Sanders Dreams Of ‘Scandinavian Socialism.’ The Only Problem? It Has Long Since Failed

In 1989, as Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders praised the Cuban revolution in a public statement. “For better or for worse, the Cuban revolution is a very profound and very deep revolution. Much deeper than I had understood,” Sanders wrote. “More interesting than their providing their …

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What Joe Biden Actually Did in Ukraine

When Russia invaded Ukraine in early 2014, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. pressed President Barack Obama to take decisive action, and fast, to make Moscow “pay in blood and money” for its aggression. The president, a Biden aide recalled, was having none of it.<p>Mr. Biden worked Mr. Obama during …

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