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Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts governor, joins 2020 presidential race

Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts governor, joins 2020 presidential race

Office of the Governor of Massachusetts(NEW YORK) — Deval Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts and the state’s first black chief executive, formally announced a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in a sharp reversal from his 2018 decision to not pursue a run — injecting more uncertainty into an unsettled primary less than…

Chad Wolf confirmed as acting Homeland Security chief

Chad Wolf confirmed as acting Homeland Security chief

memoriesarecaptured/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Chad Wolf was confirmed to be the new acting secretary of Homeland Security on Wednesday, as a high rate of turnover continues to disrupt the agency’s top ranks with several recent leaders serving mainly in temporary roles.Wolf, now the fifth DHS chief in less than three years since President Donald Trump took office,…

As Ukraine matters go public, Roger Stone trial keeps Russia probe on the map

As Ukraine matters go public, Roger Stone trial keeps Russia probe on the map

ftwitty/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The first public impeachment hearings got underway Wednesday on Capitol Hill, bringing with them a fresh threat to derail Donald Trump’s presidency.But just blocks away at a federal courthouse in Washington, government prosecutors presented closing arguments in the week-long trial against veteran political operative Roger Stone, a longtime friend of Trump, who is…

Key takeaways from first day of public impeachment hearing

Key takeaways from first day of public impeachment hearing

drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House on Wednesday convened its first impeachment hearing in more than 20 years. Testifying was William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, the State Department’s top career official tasked with Ukraine policy. Here are the key takeaways: New details involving another Trump phone callMuch of Wednesday’s testimony recounted…

5 key takeaways from the 1st day of the public impeachment hearing

5 key takeaways from the 1st day of the public impeachment hearing

drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House on Wednesday convened its first impeachment hearing in more than 20 years. Testifying was William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, the State Department’s top career official tasked with Ukraine policy. Here are the key takeaways: New details involving another Trump phone callMuch of Wednesday’s testimony recounted…

Revelations at 1st impeachment hearing: Trump asked about ‘investigations’

Revelations at 1st impeachment hearing: Trump asked about ‘investigations’

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The historic first public impeachment hearing began Wednesday as Democrats hoped to make their case to millions of Americans watching on television that President Donald Trump’s conduct has been so serious he deserves to be removed from office.After 16 closed-door interviews over the past month, Democrats have called two star witnesses to testify…

Biden campaign launches counter-messaging website on Trump’s Ukraine narrative

Biden campaign launches counter-messaging website on Trump’s Ukraine narrative

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign on Wednesday launched a new website aimed at combating what they see as misinformation being pushed by supporters of President Donald Trump on Ukraine — a site that went live as a historic first public impeachment hearing continued.The website called “Just the Facts, Folks” highlights…

Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts governor, joins 2020 presidential race

Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts governor, joins 2020 presidential race

Office of the Governor of Massachusetts(NEW YORK) — Deval Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts and the state’s first black chief executive, formally announced a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in a sharp reversal from his 2018 decision to not pursue a run — injecting more uncertainty into an unsettled primary less than…

Chad Wolf confirmed as acting Homeland Security chief

Chad Wolf confirmed as acting Homeland Security chief

memoriesarecaptured/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Chad Wolf was confirmed to be the new acting secretary of Homeland Security on Wednesday, as a high rate of turnover continues to disrupt the agency’s top ranks with several recent leaders serving mainly in temporary roles.Wolf, now the fifth DHS chief in less than three years since President Donald Trump took office,…

As Ukraine matters go public, Roger Stone trial keeps Russia probe on the map

As Ukraine matters go public, Roger Stone trial keeps Russia probe on the map

ftwitty/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The first public impeachment hearings got underway Wednesday on Capitol Hill, bringing with them a fresh threat to derail Donald Trump’s presidency.But just blocks away at a federal courthouse in Washington, government prosecutors presented closing arguments in the week-long trial against veteran political operative Roger Stone, a longtime friend of Trump, who is…