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Hong Kong bill passes US Senate as lawmakers aim to crack down on human rights violations
by Danielle Wallace on 20/11/2019 at 12:23 pm
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill meant to protect human rights in Hong Kong as a recent escalation in violence rocks the now five-month-long pro-democracy protest movement against Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city.
Gordon Sondland: 5 things to know
on 20/11/2019 at 11:54 am
Gordon Sondland, the EU ambassador, finds himself at the center of Wednesday’s impeachment inquiry hearings set to take place in Washington. He is considered a key witness but unpredictable due to his evolving accounts of how the Trump administration dealt with Ukraine.
Pete Buttigieg slammed on Twitter for 'insensitive' Holocaust memorial photo: 'This guy'
by Brie Stimson on 20/11/2019 at 11:31 am
Mayor Pete Buttigieg was slammed on Twitter this week after a 2017 Instagram post of him at a Holocaust memorial in Berlin with the caption "This guy" resurfaced Sunday.
Ben Carson accuses Maxine Waters of ‘shamelessness,’ lacking ‘basic manners’ in letter
by Brie Stimson on 20/11/2019 at 9:47 am
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson accused Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., of lacking “basic manners” over a letter she sent to President Trump, saying his “shamelessness knows no bounds.”
Democratic state senator in Pennsylvania to become Independent over increasingly liberal party
by Brie Stimson on 20/11/2019 at 8:54 am
A Democratic state senator in Pennsylvania who represents a district that flipped to President Trump in 2016 said he plans to become an Independent and caucus with the state’s Republicans because he’s tired of “purist” politicians who demand you choose a battle camp.
'The Gordon Problem' set to testify in impeachment inquiry's main event
by Gregg Re on 20/11/2019 at 7:55 am
Gordon Sondland, the most anticipated witness in the impeachment inquiry, will testify on Wednesday -- but it remains unclear whether he'll pose problems for Democrats, Republicans, or all of the above.
Buttigieg slammed by Trump campaign's black outreach initiative: 'What have you done for the black community?'
by Vandana Rambaran on 20/11/2019 at 3:45 am
President Trump's campaign slammed South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday, after it was revealed that the Democrat's presidential campaign several stock images -- including one of a Kenyan woman -- to illustrate his Douglass Plan, laying out reformation efforts intended to battle racial inequality in America.
Anonymous book 'A Warning' claims Trump bashed migrants, didn't care about Ukraine 'corruption'
by Vandana Rambaran on 20/11/2019 at 3:05 am
A scathing tell-all about President Trump entitled "A Warning" -- written by an anonymous administration official -- hit bookstores on Tuesday and alleges that Trump has repeatedly made derisive remarks about migrants, mimicking their accents and calling them "useless," according to excerpts of the book.
Ex-Obama aides clash with Grisham over claims Trump team was left taunting messages
by Sam Dorman on 20/11/2019 at 2:46 am
Former White House aides are pushing back after White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed members of the Obama administration left disparaging notes for their replacements.
House bill to fund government also extends Patriot Act data-collection provisions, despite opposition
by Frank Miles on 20/11/2019 at 1:49 am
A stopgap funding bill of House lawmakers extends surveillance-related provisions of the USA Patriot Act that expire Dec. 15 for another three months. The provision called Section 215 allows the government to gain access to business records and conduct roving wiretaps of people trying to duck surveillance and counterterrorism investigations.
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