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Homeland Security watchdog calls out 'serious management and performance challenges' linked to vacant leadership positions

(WASHINGTON) --  A new watchdog report is sounding the alarm over long-standing vacancies in the Department of Homeland Security. The report, examining turnover and shifting leadership at the DHS, found "serious management and performance challenges," as well as "serious gaps" in department communication and operations linked to high turnover and…... Read More

Trump: Will 'strongly consider' Pelosi's offer that he testify in impeachment probe

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said Monday that he will "strongly consider" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s offer that he come before House investigators to testify, or submit written answers, in the House Democrats' impeachment probe.“I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!”…... Read More

WH insists action on vaping still possible despite Trump pullback on announcement

(WASHINGTON) -- The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump might still take action on vaping after reports that he had backed off a proposal to ban flavored e-cigarettes partly over concerns about the political fallout with 2020 voters.Earlier this month, the president was poised to announce a promised…... Read More

POLL: 70% of Americans say Trump’s actions tied to Ukraine were wrong

(NEW YORK) -- An overwhelming 70% of Americans think President Donald Trump’s request to a foreign leader to investigate his political rival, which sits at the heart of the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry, was wrong, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds. A slim majority of Americans, 51%, believe Trump’s…... Read More

Trump's actions on Ukraine 'an impeachable offense,' says House Dem on Intelligence Committee

(WASHINGTON) -- Two members of the House Intelligence Committee responded to developments over the weekend in the impeachment inquiry, including State Department official David Holmes' closed door testimony, and looked toward next week's impeachment hearings in an interview on ABC's "This Week.""I don't think the evidence has been building at…... Read More

John Bel Edwards, the Deep South's only Democratic governor, wins reelection in Louisiana

(NEW ORLEANS) -- In the Deep South, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards will stave off a challenge from a Donald Trump-backed GOP rival to win reelection in Louisiana's tight gubernatorial race.Edwards leads GOP candidate Eddie Rispone, 50.7% to 49.3%, late Saturday, according to unofficial results from Louisiana's secretary of state's…... Read More

In closed-door testimony, US diplomat says he heard Trump question the EU ambassador on Ukraine 'investigation'

(WASHINGTON) -- A State Department official, who was subpoenaed to testify amid the House impeachment probe, told lawmakers that President Donald Trump asked EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland in a phone call about the status of an investigation he requested from the Ukrainian president.David Holmes, the U.S. diplomat in Kiev, Ukraine,…... Read More

White House officials were concerned by 'unusual' reference in Trump’s call to Ukraine’s president

(WASHINGTON) -- An adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, who listened to President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, found the president’s reference to investigations into a potential 2020 political opponent and the 2016 election "unusual and inappropriate.""I certainly noted that the mention of those specific investigations seemed…... Read More

White House official arrives to give closed-door testimony, against orders

(WASHINGTON) -- The first Office of Management and Budget official to break ranks amid the House's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump arrived Saturday for his closed-door testimony.Mark Sandy, a career White House official and former OMB director, is testifying under subpoena -- against White House orders.Acting White House budget…... Read More

Takeaways from Marie Yovanovitch testimony

(WASHINGTON) -- Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch, a longtime career diplomat, was serving as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine last spring when she was abruptly ordered home and told that she had lost the confidence of the president. President Donald Trump in a subsequent phone call to Ukraine’s president called her "bad news"…... Read More

The attorneys asking questions at the public impeachment hearings

(WASHINGTON) -- The first week of public hearings of the House impeachment inquiry featured many faces familiar to viewers who have been paying close attention and the faces of two attorneys, who may have been unfamiliar.Under the rules set for these hearings, Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Ranking Member Devin…... Read More