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Nadler, Schiff only care about partisan attacks: Ted Cruz
Richard Ellis/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Senator Ted Cruz lashed out at two House committee chairmen on Sunday, saying they are only interested in partisan attacks and have zero interest in fighting corruption.House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff "don't want to know what happened during Burisma. In fact, they say if you investigate what happened with Hunter Biden that's a crime in progress," Cruz said on ABC's "This Week."The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on impeachment Wednesday after the Judiciary Committee voted to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.If...
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Trump a 'threat' to national security, House Judiciary Committee chairman says
ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Two leading Democrats on Sunday defended the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, saying the "integrity" of U.S. elections was at risk."This president conspired, sought foreign interference in the 2016 election," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on ABC's "This Week." "He is openly seeking interference in the 2020 election and he poses a continuing threat to our national security and to the integrity of our elections to our democratic system itself. We cannot permit that to continue."House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said the recent trip to Ukraine by Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal...
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2020 presidential hopefuls to weigh in on public education ahead of December debate
ABC News (PITTSBURGH) -- Seven Democratic presidential candidates, including many who have qualified for the next debate, traveled to Pittsburgh on Saturday to weigh in on public education and share their perspective plans.Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet kicked off the event, fielding questions on teacher pay, charter schools, and segregation in public schools.The "Public Education Forum 2020: Equity and Justice for All" forum -- organized by the Schott Foundation and 11 other public education and civil rights groups, including the NAACP -- also welcomed more than 1,000 teachers, students, parents...
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Pete Buttigieg releases list of 113 bundlers for his campaign
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The campaign of South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg released a list of top bundlers on Friday night as he faces increasing pressure to shed light on his fundraising.The release of the bundlers list comes as part of the campaign's effort to provide increased transparency of his campaign, following scrutiny from 2020 rivals, progressive activists and the public.Buttigieg in recent days started opening his closed-door fundraisers to pool reporters and disclosed a client list from his former employer, the elite consulting firm McKinsey and Co. Buttigieg also recently released 12 years of tax returns.The list...
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Bloomberg pushing Wall Street execs, mega donors to back DNC fundraising
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Former New York mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg is set to meet with several executive Wall Street influencers and mega donors on his home turf Thursday, ABC News has learned.He will meet with long-time hedge fund managers, bundlers and those in the private equity sphere.Meanwhile, Bloomberg's team has been phoning donors and those on the "high-up" business world call list, asking them to support the DNC directly, as well as state and down-ballot candidates.ABC News has confirmed the meeting and the calls both with the Bloomberg campaign and outside sources aware of the calls, as...
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Supreme Court to take up all 3 Trump subpoena challenges this term
iStock (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals from President Donald Trump in three separate cases seeking access to his personal financial records, including tax returns, personal checks and credit card transactions.Three congressional committees and a New York prosecutor each issued subpoenas for the records, after which Trump challenged those requests in federal courts. He lost in every instance."We are pleased that the Supreme Court has taken up these three cases of significant constitutional issues," said Jay Sekulow, an attorney for Trump. "We look forward to presenting written and oral arguments."The committees have sought the information...
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Trump accuses Democrats of 'trivializing impeachment' after vote on articles
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Just about an hour after the House Judiciary Committee Friday approved two articles of impeachment against him, President Donald Trump accused them of "trivializing" the constitutional process for political gain.Before a meeting with Paraguay's president at the White House, Trump told reporters he had been working on a China trade deal but “got to see enough of it.”“You’re trivializing impeachment, and I tell you what, someday they’ll be a Democrat president and they’ll be a Republican House, and I suspect they’re going to remember it. Because when you do -- when you use impeachment for...
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Presidential contenders might skip December debate over labor dispute, throwing matchup into turmoil
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Less than a week before the last Democratic primary debate of 2019, all seven of the presidential candidates, including polling front-runners, former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who are qualified and are anticipated to appear on the stage in Los Angeles, announced they "won't cross the union's picket line" to participate in the upcoming matchup.Warren wrote on Twitter, ".@UniteHere11 is fighting for better wages and benefits—and I stand with them. The DNC should find a solution that lives up to our party's commitment to fight for...
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A parody account dupes journalists into spreading viral 'campaign moment' on Twitter
iStock (NEW YORK ) -- In the wee hours of Friday morning, comedian Nick Cirarelli changed his Twitter profile photo, posing as a political campaign staffer for presidential candidate and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg.Cirarelli then tweeted a video of what appeared to be a sincere “campaign moment” often raved about on social media. Look out #TeamPete because us Bloomberg Heads have our own dance! Taken at the Mike Bloomberg rally in Beverly Hills. #Bloomberg2020 #MovesLikeBloomberg pic.twitter.com/UCNo0fRZcE — Nick Ciarelli (@nickciarelli) December 13, 2019 The video showed a group of people or proposed “campaign staffers” dancing to “Move Like Jagger” before a...
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House Judiciary Committee set to vote on Trump impeachment articles
drnadig/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- The House Judiciary Committee on Friday morning was set to vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, before sending them to the full House for historic final votes next week.The committee is meeting after some 14 hours of bitter debate over the wording of the charges of "abuse of power" and "obstruction of Congress" on Thursday -- that ended in a surprise announcement from Democratic Chairman Jerry Nadler that the final voting would be delayed until Friday at 10 a.m.That triggered fury from Republicans who complained that Democrats were doing so to get better...
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Heavily redacted communications on withholding of Ukraine aid released
Oleksii Liskonih/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration released heavily redacted documents Thursday evening that, without the redactions, would have been the first communications revealed between government agencies regarding aid money to Ukraine being held up.The Freedom of Information Act request, filed by the Center for Public Integrity, a D.C.-based nonprofit group that specializes in investigative reporting, was first granted by a federal judge last month. That order required the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to release documents to that group from April of this year regarding the Ukraine aid.The nearly $400 million military assistance...
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First four primary debates of 2020 announced
Heidi Gutman/Walt Disney Television (WASHINGTON) -- Democrats will kick off 2020 with four Democratic primary debates in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday. The debates will take place in January and February.ABC News, in partnership with ABC's New Hampshire affiliate WMUR-TV and Apple News, will hold the first debate after voting begins on Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Anselm College in Manchester. The early February face-off will mark the only debate this election cycle in New Hampshire, which hosts the country's first primary on Feb. 11.CNN and The Des Moines Register will host...
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