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Schumer Demands Witnesses Be Called at Senate Impeachment Trial

December 31, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Eric Lipton | The New York Times
The Senate trial of President Trump must include witnesses and documents that answer new questions that have emerged about the roles top White House aides played in blocking the release of $391 million in military aid for Ukraine, Senator Chuck Schumer said Monday.
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Rep. John Lewis diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

December 30, 2019
Geoff Bennett | NBC News
Georgia Rep. John Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement, announced Sunday that he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. “I am going to fight it,” he said.
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Bernie Sanders warns against religious bigotry hours after Hasidic Jews are stabbed in N.Y.

December 30, 2019
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who had relatives killed by Nazis during the Holocaust, responded Sunday to the latest incident of anti-Semitic terror by wearing a kippah and lifting a blowtorch to light a public menorah on the final night of Hanukkah.
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Impeachment standoff continues as Democrats, GOP clash over Senate trial

December 24, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
Democrats and Republicans are still clashing over what the impeachment trial of President Trump in the Senate should look like, and tensions between the two parties are only deepening.
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Takeaways from the December Democratic primary debate

December 20, 2019
With only eight weeks until the Iowa caucuses, 2020 candidates took the stage in California and debated healthcare, campaign finance reform and impeachment. Moderator Robert Costa and the panelists discuss who stood out.
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Seven Democratic presidential candidates prepare for debate

December 19, 2019
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
The day after President Trump is impeached, Democratic presidential candidates are holding their sixth debate in Los Angeles.
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Centrist Democrats line up behind impeachment

December 17, 2019
Seung Min Kim, Philip Rucker, Felicia Sonmez | The Washington Post
A contingent of Democratic House members from Republican-leaning districts announced one by one Monday that after weeks of extraordinary pressure, they have decided to vote to impeach President Trump, as the House hurtles toward historic action later this week.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
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Democrats in dissension over all-white 2020 frontrunners

December 17, 2019
Laura Barrón-López | POLITICO
At the heart of Booker’s dilemma is a larger question about the Democratic Party and American politics: What if Barack Obama was not just the first, but the only person who is not a white man to occupy the White House for decades to come?
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Schumer, Pushing McConnell to Negotiate, Lays Out Plan for Impeachment Trial

December 16, 2019
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Michael Shear | The New York Times
As the House prepared to make President Trump only the third president in American history to be impeached, the Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday laid out a detailed proposal for a Senate trial “in which all of the facts can be considered fully and fairly” — including subpoenas for documents the White House has withheld and witnesses it has prevented from testifying.
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