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Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives met on Saturday to prepare for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump's presidency. Learn More


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White House tells Democrats it will not participate in Trump impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it would refuse to take part in hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives set for next week that will consider what articles of impeachment to bring against President Donald Trump. More »


Buttigieg pledges billions to curb education disparities

DETROIT (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg vowed on Saturday to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to improve public education if elected, with a plan that boosts funds for "underserved children" and expands early childhood learning. More »


U.S. Justice Ginsburg puts temporary hold on Trump financial records dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday put a temporary hold on a court ruling that would require records held by Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp to be handed over to Democratic-led congressional panels. More »


California congressman Duncan Hunter announces resignation after corruption plea

(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will resign from Congress following his guilty plea to a federal charge of conspiring to misuse campaign funds, he said on Friday. More »


Bloomberg on his Democratic rivals: 'Trump will eat 'em up'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that Donald Trump would easily defeat any of his Democratic White House rivals in next year's election, bluntly declaring: "Donald Trump would eat 'em up." More »


U.S. lawmakers near deal on massive must-pass annual defense policy bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are close to compromise on a $700 billion military policy bill, congressional aides said on Friday, easing fears that Congress could fail to pass the measure before year-end for the first time in nearly six decades. More »


Kerry joins Biden in Iowa, making a foreign policy pitch

ELKADER, Iowa (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Iowa on Friday with John Kerry, the former U.S. secretary of state and presidential nominee, seeking to bolster his case that he can set right a world turned topsy-turvy by President Donald Trump. More »


Vulnerable Democrats in U.S. Congress eager to move beyond impeachment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Politically vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are eager to move quickly on the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, and focus on other topics such as healthcare costs and repairing infrastructure. More »


U.S. Democratic contender Sanders proposes $150 billion for 'high-speed internet for all'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders launched a plan on Friday to provide high-speed broadband for every U.S. household at a cost of $150 billion, pledging to use antitrust powers to take on internet, telecom and cable companies. More »


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