US Politics

Ex-Trump Aide Fiona Hill to Testify on Pressure to Oust Ambassador to Ukraine

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former top Russia and Europe adviser, headed to Capitol Hill on Monday morning where she is prepared to testify that she and other officials objected strenuously to the removal of the ambassador to Ukraine, only to be disregarded. Ms. Hill, who stepped down from […]

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Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — A video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting members of the news media and his political opponents was shown at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times. […]

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Missing From Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Surge: Democratic Endorsements

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has built her following in part by taking pictures with thousands of voters deep into evening after campaign events, but her dinner audience here one night last month was far smaller. And Ms. Warren’s guests were more interested in hearing, and politely challenging, her campaign […]

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The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Latest Updates

NYT > U.S. > Politics Here’s what you need to know: House investigators are questioning a former White House Russia aide as the impeachment inquiry gains speed. No stranger to spectacle, Matt Gaetz gets the boot. The White House condemned a violent video as the president pressed his attack on one of its subject. Catch […]

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White House Says Trump ‘Strongly Condemns’ Violent Video Attacking Media

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday said President Trump “strongly condemns” a gruesome fake video that depicts him shooting members of the news media and political rivals, which was shown at his Florida resort. But, aides said, he had not seen it and planned to view it “shortly.” “Re: […]

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The Kurds’ Prisons and Detention Camps for ISIS Members, Explained

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The escalating chaos in northern Syria as Turkey presses forward with its attack on the United States’ erstwhile Kurdish allies is raising fears about the fate of thousands of Islamic State detainees that the Kurds have been holding in makeshift wartime prisons. When announcing that he had cleared […]

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Hunter Biden to Leave Chinese Company Board, His Lawyer Says

NYT > U.S. > Politics Hunter Biden, son of Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former vice president and a Democratic presidential candidate, intends to step down from the board of a Chinese company by the end of the month, according to a statement from his lawyer. Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George Mesires, said in a statement […]

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How ‘White Guilt’ in the Age of Trump Shapes the Democratic Primary

NYT > U.S. > Politics ANKENY, Iowa — When Donald Trump was elected, John Olsen felt enraged by the racial tension that fueled his rise, the silence of his white neighbors and the stories of racial discrimination he heard from his nonwhite friends. Black friends said they were followed around department stores, so Mr. Olsen, […]

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Amid Show of Support, Trump Meets With Giuliani Over Lunch

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump had lunch on Saturday with Rudolph W. Giuliani amid revelations that prosecutors were investigating Mr. Giuliani for possible lobbying violations, and speculation that his position as the president’s personal lawyer was in jeopardy. The lunch, at Mr. Trump’s golf course in Sterling, Va., was among several […]

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Fact-Checking 5 Claims About the Impeachment Inquiry

NYT > U.S. > Politics Defenders of President Trump have employed a number of arguments to back up their assertion that the impeachment inquiry begun by House Democrats last month amounts to a “kangaroo court.” They have cited historical precedent, the Constitution and public polling among other arguments against the inquiry. Here’s a fact check […]

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