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The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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U.S. Senate foreign relations chairman wants to hold off on Turkey sanctions bills

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday he did not want lawmakers to pass legislation imposing sanctions on Turkey for now, to lessen friction during..
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Trump expects to 'work something out' with Erdogan, Senators on F-35s

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he and Turkish President Tayipp Erdogan were talking about the F-35 fighter jet program with Republican U.S. senators, after Washington removed Turkey from the..
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'The truth will set us free' -Pelosi reacts to hearings [Video]'The truth will set us free' -Pelosi reacts to hearings

As an impeachment inquiry moves forward, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said, "I believe that the truth will set us free. The president has said to me the call was perfect. I said to him..

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'This is all going to blow up': Highlights from Day 5 of impeachment hearings [Video]'This is all going to blow up': Highlights from Day 5 of impeachment hearings

President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast..

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The White House Backs A Full Senate Trial If House Impeaches Trump [Video]The White House Backs A Full Senate Trial If House Impeaches Trump

Top White House officials and GOP senators agree that a full trial should be conducted. This is if the House impeaches President Donald Trump, according to Politico.com. The White House wants the..

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Hill: stop promoting Ukraine meddling 'fiction' [Video]Hill: stop promoting Ukraine meddling 'fiction'

President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast..

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president [Video]Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to run for president of the United States as a Democrat, the latest sign he is joining the..

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Jordan interrupts Holmes during questioning at impeachment hearing [Video]Jordan interrupts Holmes during questioning at impeachment hearing

Republican Representative Jim Jordan questioned diplomat David Holmes, interrupting him repeatedly, about his disclosure of the Trump-Sondland call to Ambassador Bill Taylor.

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Kurt Volker Shuts Down Justifications For Investigating The Bidens [Video]Kurt Volker Shuts Down Justifications For Investigating The Bidens

Former U.S. special representative to Ukraine, Kurt Volker was called to testify. Republicans called on Volker to be a witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. In his testimony,..

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Schiff, Nunes spar in last scheduled public hearing [Video]Schiff, Nunes spar in last scheduled public hearing

The head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, and the top Republican on the committee, Devin Nunes, gave their opening remarks during the fifth and last scheduled day of public..

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Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory [Video]Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory

A former White House official decried lawmakers at an impeachment hearing for suggesting that Ukraine, rather that Russia, sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.

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'Everyone was in the loop': Highlights from Ambassador Sondland's testimony [Video]'Everyone was in the loop': Highlights from Ambassador Sondland's testimony

A U.S. diplomat on Wednesday described broad involvement at the most senior levels of the Trump administration in a pressure campaign against Ukraine on Day 4 of the impeachment hearings against..

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“Getting caught is no defense” -Schiff [Video]“Getting caught is no defense” -Schiff

The Intelligence Committee's Democratic chairman, Adam Schiff, concluded testimony from senior U.S. diplomat Gordon Sondland by saying, “Getting caught is no defense - not to a violation of the..

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Former envoy to Ukraine Volker: Biden 'is an honorable man' [Video]Former envoy to Ukraine Volker: Biden 'is an honorable man'

The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday heard testimony from the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, and Tim Morrison, a former White House aide with the National Security..

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GOP Minds P's And Q's During Vindman Testimony, But Not On Social Media [Video]GOP Minds P's And Q's During Vindman Testimony, But Not On Social Media

In the hearing room Tuesday, GOP lawmakers thanked Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman for his service. On television, they appeared keen not to cross a line that would upset constituents with..

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Portrait of former Speaker Boehner unveiled [Video]Portrait of former Speaker Boehner unveiled

A portrait of former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner was unveiled on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Boehner held back tears as he reflected on his time as speaker.

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'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings [Video]'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings

Four witnesses testified on Tuesday at the third public impeachment hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

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McConnell: It's 'Inconceivable' GOP Senate Will Vote To Remove Trump [Video]McConnell: It's 'Inconceivable' GOP Senate Will Vote To Remove Trump

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't believe President Donald Trump can be removed from office. Tuesday, McConnell dismissed the likelihood that his GOP-led chamber would cast enough votes..

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McConnell: 'Inconceivable' U.S. Senate Votes To Remove Trump [Video]McConnell: 'Inconceivable' U.S. Senate Votes To Remove Trump

FILE PHOTO: Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) hugs U.S. President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S., November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON..

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Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call [Video]Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled impeachment proceedings "a big scam" on Tuesday as witnesses testified in a televised Congressional hearing. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Indiana teachers protest over wages [Video]Indiana teachers protest over wages

Teachers in Indiana gathered outside the State Capitol building on Tuesday in protest of low salaries and evaluation policies, forcing half the state's school districts to cancel classes for the day.

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Democratic chairman, Republican member open impeachment hearing [Video]Democratic chairman, Republican member open impeachment hearing

Democratic House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff introduced two witnesses testifying before a televised impeachment hearing, noting that both Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and State Department..

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Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe [Video]Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, even as Democrats questioned the..

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Barr: Dems engaged in 'war' on 'duly elected government' [Video]Barr: Dems engaged in 'war' on 'duly elected government'

U.S. Attorney General William Barr defended the executive branch of the U.S. government during a speech at an event hosted by the Federalist Society last week as lawmakers continue to hear from..

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Louisiana's Democratic governor wins re-election [Video]Louisiana's Democratic governor wins re-election

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, won a second term in office on Saturday, defeating a Republican opponent who had closely aligned himself with U.S. President Donald Trump...

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Louisianans Go To Polls In Tight Governor's Race [Video]Louisianans Go To Polls In Tight Governor's Race

CNN reports it's down to the wire in the Bayou state's gubernatorial runoff election. Saturday, Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards will try to hold on against Republican Eddie Rispone. It's the..

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Trump attacks Yovanovitch as she testifies [Video]Trump attacks Yovanovitch as she testifies

U.S. President Donald Trump attacked former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in a series of tweets on Friday as she testified during an impeachment hearing investigating the Republican..

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India braces for another US hearing on situation in Kashmir

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (set up by his family members after his death) currently led by Jim McGovern (Democrat) and Chris Smith (Republican) have called for a hearing on November 14 to..
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Former U.S. top diplomat Rice concerned by shadow diplomacy on Ukraine

Condoleezza Rice, a secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush, said on Monday reports of an unofficial U.S. policy being carried out in Ukraine were "deeply troubling."
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U.S. senators press for sanctions on Turkey if it is violating Syria ceasefire

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday to let them know - and to respond with touch sanctions - if reports are true that Turkey is violating..
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Pentagon readying plan to contain Islamic State, safeguard oil in Syria: U.S. senator

U.S. military leaders are preparing a plan that could keep Islamic State fighters from regaining a foothold in Syria, while preventing Syrian oil from falling into the hands of Iran or the militant..
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U.S. senators want quick visa for Kurdish general, amid Syria crisis

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa so that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces could visit the United states..
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Congressional rebuke of Trump foreign policy should 'go beyond' Syria: McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress should go beyond a resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that condemns President Donald Trump over an abrupt..
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Syria critic Lindsey Graham reverses stance, says Trump's policy could succeed

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed..
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White House aide's words on Ukraine upend impeachment strategy, rattle allies

A top White House aide's suggestion that President Donald Trump sought a political favor from Ukraine in exchange for military aid has upended the administration's impeachment strategy and left his..
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Republican leader McCarthy wants pause on U.S. congressional action on Turkey

As U.S. lawmakers from both parties press forward to penalize Turkey for its recent assault on Syria, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said it is more appropriate for..
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U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite ceasefire

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they would keep up their push for tougher sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria despite the announcement of a five-day ceasefire.
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Hoping to push Trump on Syria, U.S. lawmakers offer Turkey sanctions bills

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers called for more sanctions on Turkey on Thursday over its offensive in Syria, saying they hoped to push Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan - and U.S. President..
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Top U.S. Senate Republican seeks stronger resolution on Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he would like the Senate to pass a resolution on Syria that is stronger than the measure approved a day earlier by the U.S. House of..
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Pelosi, Trump exchange 'meltdown' barbs over meeting on U.S. policy in Syria

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic leaders cut short a meeting with Republican President Donald Trump after he had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his Syria..
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Pelosi says Trump had 'meltdown' over House vote on Syria

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said U.S. Democratic leaders' White House meeting was cut short after Republican President Donald Trump had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his..
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman hopes Hong Kong bill will move soon

Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Tuesday he hoped that the full Senate would vote soon on legislation that would require the State..
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Trump to meet U.S. lawmakers on Syria at White House on Wednesday: sources

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives committees that oversee foreign affairs and the military are to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House..
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U.S. lawmakers set measure opposing Trump on Syria troop withdrawal

U.S. Democratic lawmakers, joined by some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans, introduced a resolution on Tuesday opposing Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, the latest..
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U.S. Senator Graham says he will introduce Turkey sanctions bill on Thursday

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill on Thursday sanctioning Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria.
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U.S. Senator Graham says he strongly supports Trump on Turkey sanctions

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northeast Syria, said on Monday he strongly supports Trump's decision..
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Top U.S. Republican says Trump's sanctions on Turkey 'do not go far enough'

The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday said President Donald Trump's economic sanctions against Turkey do not go far enough.
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U.S. Senator McConnell to meet with Trump administration to discuss Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday expressed grave concern about the U.S. response to Turkey's incursion in Syria, and said he will meet with officials in President Donald Trump's..
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U.S. lawmakers press again for stronger Trump action on Turkey

U.S. lawmakers introduced more legislation on Friday seeking to slap stiff sanctions on Turkey over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and..
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U.S. House Foreign Affairs leaders seek protection of Kurds in Syria

U.S. lawmakers introduced a resolution on Friday opposing President Donald Trump's decision to clear the way for Turkey to attack Kurdish fighters, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and..
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Turkey intensifies Syria campaign as Islamic State strikes Kurds

Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive against Kurdish militia that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned some..
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Turkey intensifies Syria campaign; Washington warns of 'serious consequences'

Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned Republican..
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'Border on fire' as Turkey intensifies Syria campaign

Turkey stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned Republican..
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U.S. House Republicans to seek sanctions on Turkey over Kurd offensive

Dozens of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Thursday that they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to..
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Breaking with Trump, U.S. Republicans press for response to Turkey over Syria

U.S. Republicans condemned President Donald Trump's Syria policy on Wednesday after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters, a rare break from the White House that had some..
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U.S. senators release outline for proposed sanctions on Turkey

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday unveiled an outline for proposed sanctions on Turkey, including targeting the U.S. assets of President..
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Turkey launches ground assault on Syria's Kurds; Republicans turn on Trump

Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday, pounding them with air strikes and artillery before launching a cross-border ground operation that..
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Trump defends his Syria pullout against Republican criticism

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended himself against fierce criticism from fellow Republicans over his decision to clear U.S. troops out of northern Syria, which has allowed Turkey to..
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U.S. senator plans 'sanctions from hell' to hit Turkey over Syria operation

A leading U.S. Republican senator said he plans to introduce a package of "devastating" sanctions to hit Turkey over its military operation in northeast Syria, expressing concerns over the fate of..
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'Buckle up': Abrupt Syria policy shift is sign of Trump unchained

Over the span of just a few hours, U.S. President Donald Trump upended his own policy on Syria with a chaotic series of pronouncements, blindsiding foreign allies, catching senior Republican supporters..
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Trump campaign touts Republican rule changes aimed at unified 2020 convention

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign detailed on Monday efforts to change Republican Party rules across the country to reduce the potential for opposition to the president at the 2020..
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Republicans rally base around Trump impeachment probe in battleground Wisconsin

Terry Dittrich has been working with Donald Trump's re-election campaign on a simple strategy to win the critical battleground of Wisconsin next year: Turn out even more gun lovers, anti-abortion..
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U.S. House defeats Republican measure disapproving of impeachment inquiry

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives killed a Republican resolution on Friday disapproving of the formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi..
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Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right

By Gabriella Borter, Brendan O'Brien, Andrew Hay and Zachary Fagenson
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Trump and Ukraine: timeline of events in the controversy

U.S. President Donald Trump's interactions with Ukraine have prompted an extraordinary whistleblower complaint that the Republican used his powers to pressure a foreign leader to investigate one of his..
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Republican Senator Sasse calls details in whistleblower complaint 'troubling'

A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said there are "real troubling things here" in a whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump's conversation with..
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Intelligence panel members, including one Republican, say whistleblower complaint disturbing

Democrats and one Republican on U.S. congressional intelligence panels said on Wednesday after viewing a whistleblower complaint concerning President Donald Trump that the allegations were credible and..
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Two of Trump's Republican challengers support impeachment effort

Two of the three Republicans challenging Donald Trump for their party's presidential nomination backed an effort to impeach the U.S. president during a debate on Tuesday.
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Senator Grassley warns Democrats: Don't use impeachment proceedings to delay USMCA

Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday urged Democrats not to use impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to delay action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.
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Biden backs impeachment if Trump does not cooperate with Congress

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would support opening impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump if the Republican president fails to comply with congressional..
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Pelosi to make statement on Trump investigations later on Tuesday

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would make a statement Tuesday evening regarding investigations into Republican President Donald Trump.
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Senate Democratic leader calls on Republicans to subpoena Trump whistleblower complaint

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called on Senate Republicans to issue a subpoena for a whistleblower complaint from an unidentified U.S. government official and demand a..
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Senior U.S. senator: Saudi attack shows Iran seeks to 'sow instability'

Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, slammed Iran's government on Monday after Saturday's attack on Saudi oil facilities, saying it underscored..
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Defying Trump, U.S. senators renew pressure on Saudis with focus on Yemen: letter

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators revived an effort to pressure Saudi Arabia over human rights, by pushing the country to fulfill its commitment to provide $750 million this year to help the..
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U.S. senators expect Congress to reinstate aid for Ukraine even if Trump cuts it

Republican and Democratic senators said on Tuesday they expected the U.S. Congress would pass legislation restoring $250 million in military aid for Ukraine if President Donald Trump goes ahead with..
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