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For Pelosi, the biggest test awaits: Impeach or not impeach?

May 25, 2019
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
House Democrats, under the leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), are slowly marching themselves toward the opening of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. What seemed out of the question earlier in the year now seems, if not inevitable, increasingly difficult to resist.

President Donald Trump vs. Congress

May 24, 2019
The group also previewed the president’s upcoming trip to Japan.
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Senate Reaches $19 Billion Deal For Disaster Aid Without Border Wall Funding

May 24, 2019
Kelsey Snell, Tim Mak | NPR
The Senate approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package Thursday that includes money for states impacted by flooding, recent hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as money for communities rebuilding after wildfires. The measure passed overwhelmingly — 85-8.
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Bipartisan bill to help employers ease student loan debt held up by politics

May 24, 2019
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
A new tax incentive for businesses and workers could bring relief for many of the more than 44 million Americans saddled with student debt. Collectively, they owe more than $1.5 trillion, a staggering amount.
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Trump explodes after Pelosi's "cover-up" claim, cuts off meeting with Democrats

May 23, 2019
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
President Trump says congressional Democrats should stop investigating his presidency. He abruptly cut off a White House meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer Wednesday. The president says he was upset that Pelosi accused him of cover-ups.
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Investigations will not hold up must-pass debt ceiling hike, government funding bills: Senior White House official

May 23, 2019
Eamon Javers, Christina Wilkie | CNBC
Certain must-pass pieces of legislation, including a debt ceiling hike and critical government spending bills, will move forward despite President Donald Trump’s claim Wednesday that he cannot negotiate with congressional Democrats while they continue to investigate him, a senior White House official told CNBC.
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Trickle of Democrats contemplating impeachment has become a flood

May 22, 2019
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
Rank-and-file Democrats in Washington are intensifying demands for impeachment hearings. But the most powerful Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, does not support them. She’ll meet with lawmakers after the latest snub from the White House.
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House panel issues subpoenas for Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson

May 22, 2019
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday issued subpoenas to former White House officials Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson for documents and testimony, setting the stage for another clash with the White House over former officials appearing before Congress.
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