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Court ruling undermines Trump’s congressional blockade

The judicial branch just delivered a sharp jab to the chin of President Donald Trump, in a foreboding omen for his strategy for thwarting investigations that threaten his presidency. When a federal judge ruled Monday that the President’s longtime accounting firm Mazars must hand over his financial records, he did not just deliver a win…MORE

China’s latest trade war card isn’t as strong as Beijing thinks

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s actions this week have been rich with symbolism. On Monday, he laid a wreath at a monument dedicated to the Long March, a fabled retreat during the Chinese civil war which helped cement Mao Zedong’s rise to power. Could this be a sign that a similar protracted struggle will be needed…MORE

Democrats divided over impeachment as Pelosi backs go-slow approach

House Democrats engaged in a series of lengthy debates Monday behind closed doors over whether to begin a formal impeachment inquiry to respond to President Donald Trump’s rejection of their subpoenas, even as Speaker Nancy Pelosi made clear that she is pursuing a deliberative approach. The tensions displayed behind closed doors underscore the growing divide…MORE

Democrats say some GOP members ‘twist’ Iran intel

As the Trump administration prepares to brief lawmakers Tuesday on the threat posed by Iran, Democrats are charging that Republicans are misrepresenting intelligence to make the danger from Tehran seem more dire than it actually is. “I’m listening to Republicans twist the Iran intel to make it sound like Iran is taking unprovoked, offensive measures…MORE

McConnell unveils bill to combat youth tobacco use by raising purchase age to 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally introduced legislation Monday to raise the age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21, a move designed to combat the health effects of tobacco addiction across the country and help his home state of Kentucky move off production of the crop that has sagged in popularity for decades. “Youth…MORE

Why Don McGahn needs to testify

On Monday afternoon, as expected, the White House blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying on Capitol Hill about his time working for President Donald Trump — and what he told special counsel Robert Mueller about it. That development was lumped in with a series of other moves by the White House to…MORE

Judge orders Trump accounting firm to hand over records to Congress

A federal district judge has told the accounting firm Mazars it will need to turn over Donald Trump’s accounting records from before he was President to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee. In a 41-page opinion, Judge Amit Mehta of the DC District Court dealt a significant blow to the White House as he rejected Trump’s…MORE

Iranian official slams Trump’s ‘crazy’ mixed messages

President Donald Trump is a “crazy president” whose threats against Tehran aren’t going to work, a senior Iranian official said Monday, adding that if the President wants to talk, he’ll not only have to show some respect, but come up with a consistent message. Trump is “crazy” and his administration is “confused,” Iran’s director of…MORE

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