impeachment-news-roundup:-nov.-11

Then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, third from left flank presidential adviser Jared Kushner as President Donald Trump speaks during a working lunch with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the White House in September 2017. {Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images file photo) Republicans in Congress are still grappling…

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ending-daca-without-a-legislative-solution-is-bad-for-dreamers,-bad-for-our-nation-and-bad-politics

OPINION — While impeachment inquiries rage on and the 2020 race heightens, we need not forget the policy battles we’ve been fighting for years that affect Americans, regardless of immigration status, each and every day.Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program has shielded young immigrants who came to the U.S. as…

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new-york-gop-rep.-peter-king-announces-‘it-is-time-to-end-the-weekly-commute’

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., announced he will retire rather than seek a 15th term in the House. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo) Rep. Peter T. King, a 14-term Republican from New York’s Long Island, announced Monday on Facebook he will not run for reelection.“The prime reason for my decision was that after 28 years…

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how-america’s-mayor-became-america’s-state-department

OPINION — With friends like Rudy Giuliani, who needs the State Department? Not Donald Trump. And as long as we’re on the subject, who needs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee? Or the full Senate? Or any of the other pillars of the U.S. government that were created to both support and oversee the executive branch.The…

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trump-administration-shows-up-to-usa-freedom-hearing-without-answers-to-key-questions-about-data-collection

Senators expressed their displeasure Wednesday with the Trump administration’s inability to answer questions about the National Security Agency’s collection of call data records at a Judiciary Committee hearing. And one senator went so far as to suggest monthly hearings on foreign intelligence surveillance powers.Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont…

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open-impeachment-hearings-to-begin-next-week,-schiff-says

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., announced open impeachment hearings. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) The House will move into the public hearing phase of the impeachment inquiry next week, Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff announced Wednesday.Bill Taylor, acting Ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary in the European…

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pollution-in-paradise-reaches-high-court-with-high-stakes

A lawsuit with sweeping nationwide implications for the regulation of water pollution makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.The case, County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, hinges on the origin of water pollution and the scope of the Clean Water Act.Environmental groups sued the county in 2012, arguing discharges from a Maui wastewater…

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trump-declines-to-endorse-jeff-sessions’-senate-bid-—-but-doesn’t-deliver-death-knell

Donald Trump on Friday declined to endorse Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general he fired after several clashes, as the Alabama Republican seeks the Senate seat he held for decades before joining the administration.But he also did not demand the former AG end his bid on its first full day, giving Sessions’ campaign life — because of “nice”…

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house-to-take-up-cr,-export-import-bank-and-voting-rights-legislation-in-november

The House will take up a stopgap funding bill, legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, and a voting rights measure in November, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in a “Dear Colleague” letter Friday.The House has been on recess this week and will return Tuesday after the Veterans Day holiday for two consecutive weeks of…

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trump-judicial-pick-blows-off-democrats’-questions-on-ukraine

An appeals court nominee has ignored a request from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee to say whether he played a role in White House events now at the heart of the accelerating House impeachment probe — and Republicans haven’t let that halt his move through the confirmation process.The committee voted 12-10 along party lines…

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