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Trump attacks Mueller after he agrees to testify to Congress

Trump attacks Mueller after he agrees to testify to Congress

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Robert Mueller hours after word came that the former special counsel had agreed to testify before Congress in open session on July 17.Trump once again labeled Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and a “hoax” and accused him of illegally handling the…

Democratic debates 2020: 10 presidential candidates set to square off on night one

Democratic debates 2020: 10 presidential candidates set to square off on night one

liveslow/iStock(MIAMI) — The first Democratic debates are here, and the 2020 contenders are converging on two stages in Miami — the site of the first debates on Wednesday and Thursday — in the crucial battleground state of Florida. In the initial months of the campaign season, the presidential hopefuls have been looking to break out…

Mueller agrees to testify before two House committees in July

Mueller agrees to testify before two House committees in July

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees have subpoenaed former special counsel Robert Mueller for his testimony before Congress, according to a press release issued Tuesday evening. “Pursuant to subpoenas issued by the House Judiciary and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence tonight, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has agreed…

House approves humanitarian relief bill for detention centers on Southern border

House approves humanitarian relief bill for detention centers on Southern border

uschools/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House voted 230 to 195, mostly down party lines, late Tuesday night to approve a $4.5 billion measure to send humanitarian relief to the southern border, addressing concerns about conditions of detention centers where migrant children are being held. But before any migrants realize the benefits of the package, Republicans and President…

Tiffany Cabán leads Queens district attorney race as opponent vows recount

Tiffany Cabán leads Queens district attorney race as opponent vows recount

Scott Heins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tiffany Cabán, the progressive public defender whose bid to become Queens district attorney was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, though results of the New York race are not expected to be finalized for several days.Just after midnight, with 98.58 percent of precincts…

Crowded Democratic field seeks to shine during first Democratic debates

Crowded Democratic field seeks to shine during first Democratic debates

adamkaz/iStock(MIAMI) — With the first primary debates set to kick off Wednesday in Miami, the Democratic candidates have been preparing to make their case to the American people for why they — and not one of the other 19 debating over two nights — should be the person to take on President Donald Trump in…

Pence rolls out ‘Latinos for Trump,’ slams Democrats ahead of debate

Pence rolls out ‘Latinos for Trump,’ slams Democrats ahead of debate

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Vice President Mike Pence helped roll out the Trump campaign’s first 2020 coalition in Miami on Tuesday, less than 10 miles away from where Democrats are set to take the stage for their first primary debate a day later. During the around 45-minute speech kicking off the new effort aimed at…