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Politics Sep 23WATCH: Democrats propose sweeping bill to curb presidential abuses
The legislation, a wide-ranging package of new and revised bills, would limit the president’s pardon power, strengthen laws to ban presidents from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments, better protect independent agency watchdogs and whistleblowers from firing or retribution…
Politics Sep 23GOP Senate report: Effect ‘unclear’ of Biden son’s involvement in Ukraine company on Obama policy
Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration. But it offered no evidence to support one…
Nation Sep 17House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic
Anti-discrimination groups have reported hundreds of acts against Asian Americans during the pandemic.
Politics Sep 08House lawmakers ask for probe into Russian poisoning case
The top Democrat and the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee asked President Donald Trump to examine whether chemical weapons were used by Russia against Alexei Navalny.
Politics Aug 28House readies contempt resolution as Pompeo defies subpoenas
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York said Friday that the panel will prepare a contempt resolution for what he called Pompeo's "unprecedented record of obstruction and defiance."…
Politics Aug 18Senate panel finds Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election
The report purposely does not come to a final conclusion, as the other reports did, about whether there is enough evidence that Trump’s campaign coordinated or colluded with Russia to sway the election, leaving its findings open to partisan interpretation.
Politics Aug 03House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over inspector general firing
House Democrats have issued subpoenas for top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of the State Department's top independent watchdog earlier this year.
Politics Jul 28WATCH: Barr condemns ‘rioters’ in much-anticipated House testimony
Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America, saying on Tuesday "violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests" sparked by George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Politics Jul 27WATCH: Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests
Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America as he testified for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee.
Politics Jul 23House Democrats try to check Trump’s pardon power
A House panel on Thursday plans to vote on legislation that is intended to discourage presidents from giving pardons to friends and family. The legislation would also ban presidents from pardoning themselves.