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Key takeaways on the House Judiciary Committee's 1st hearing on Trump's impeachment

(WASHINGTON) -- (WASHINGTON) --  The impeachment inquiry moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with a panel of constitutional scholars tackling the million dollar question in the debate: Do President Donald Trump's actions warrant impeachment under the Constitution?Three of the witnesses were lawyers handpicked by the Democratic majority: Pamela…... Read More

Trump impeachment hearing live updates: Experts outline 'serious abuse of power'

(WASHINGTON) -- The investigation into President Donald Trump enters a historic next phase on Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the constitutional grounds for drafting articles of impeachment.The process of drawing up any articles, now becoming increasingly likely, could begin shortly after members question legal experts…... Read More

President Jimmy Carter discharged from hospital, looks forward to rest, recoverye soon'

(WASHINGTON) -- FFormer President Jimmy Carter was discharged from the hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection, according to The Carter Center. Carter is looking forward to "further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia," according to a Wednesday statement from the organization, and "he and…... Read More

Rep. Elijah Cummings' daughters back aide over his widow in race to fill seat

(BALTIMORE) -- The late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ daughters, Jennifer and Adia Cummings, have endorsed his longtime aide Harry Sparks, over the congressman's widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, in what is shaping up to be a crowded race to fill his seat.“My sister and I are supporting Harry Spikes for Congress because…... Read More

Atlanta financial executive Kelly Loeffler to fill soon-to-be vacant Georgia Senate seat, governor announces

(WASHINGTON) -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that he's appointing financial executive and Republican donor Kelly Loeffler to the state's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat. "Today, I'm proud to announce that conservative businesswoman and political outsider Kelly Loeffler will be Georgia's next U.S. Senator," Kemp said, standing next to Loeffler, in…... Read More

Michael Bloomberg hits 2020 campaign trail in Mississippi

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg brought his late bid for the 2020 White House to the heart of the Deep South on Tuesday, and to one of the epicenters of the Civil Rights movement -- Jackson, Mississippi.That historic context was not lost at his criminal…... Read More

President Trump's pardons do 'serious disservice' to military members, Sen. Jack Reed claims

(WASHINGTON) -- A key Democratic senator said Tuesday that President Donald Trump did a "serious disservice" to military members by pardoning several servicemen accused, or convicted, of war crimes last month.Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., took the opportunity during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing focused on privatized military housing Tuesday…... Read More

5 key takeaways from House report on Trump impeachment

(WASHINGTON) -- In a historic move, House Democrats have released a 300-page sweeping report outlining their case for President Donald Trump's impeachment. The evidence presented in the report will be used by the House Judiciary Committee to draft those specific articles of impeachment.Here are the top takeaways from the report:Democrats…... Read More

Statue commemorates President George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully

(COLLEGE STATION, Texas) -- Many may remember Sully, the loyal service dog that was captured in photos laying quietly below the coffin of President George H.W. Bush last year.On Monday, the yellow Labrador retriever was honored with a statue at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas,…... Read More

Sen. Kamala Harris ending her presidential bid

(NEW YORK) --   Sen. Kamala Harris has suspended her presidential bid, bringing to a close her historic effort to secure the Democratic nomination. "I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life.…... Read More

Mitt Romney: 'No evidence' Ukraine meddled in 2016 elections, but 'ample evidence' Russia did

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah again broke ranks with fellow Republicans and said, based on testimony he's heard from various American officials, he doesn't believe there's evidence to suggest Ukraine meddled in the 2016 U.S. elections."I saw no evidence from our intelligence community, nor from our representatives today…... Read More

What to watch for at Wednesday's impeachment hearing

(WASHINGTON) -- Some of President Donald Trump’s fiercest critics and defenders on Capitol Hill return to the spotlight Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing in the Ukraine impeachment inquiry.On Wednesday morning, the panel will hear testimony from constitutional scholars just hours after the House Intelligence Committee…... Read More

Rep. Duncan Hunter pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) -- California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy in a case surrounding his alleged misuse of $250,000 in campaign donations for personal expenses such as family vacations and oral surgeries.He once called the investigation a politically-motivated "witch hunt."Hunter, 42, succeeded his…... Read More

Impeachment report details 'scheme' by Trump to pressure Ukraine for his benefit

(WASHINGTON) -- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Tuesday released a sweeping new report on behalf of Democrats that lays out their case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, calling it a “wrenching time for the nation” but insisting that nothing less than American democracy is at stake.At…... Read More