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New York Times: Sondland kept Pompeo briefed on Ukraine ‘pressure campaign’

New York Times: Sondland kept Pompeo briefed on Ukraine ‘pressure campaign’

Ambassador Gordon Sondland, a witness at the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, kept Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed about “key developments” in the the effort “to pressure Ukraine’s leader into public commitments” sought by President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The Times, citing conversations with two people briefed on the…MORE

DHS plan to shoot down drones near airports worries 2 key lawmakers

DHS plan to shoot down drones near airports worries 2 key lawmakers

The Trump administration recently put forth a plan that would allow for shooting down drones near US airports, angering Republican lawmakers, who argued that it is “irresponsible” and exceeds the department’s authority. In response to the potential airport threats, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department…MORE

Ady Barkan, activist with ALS, endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

Ady Barkan, activist with ALS, endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

The activist Ady Barkan announced on Wednesday that he is endorsing Elizabeth Warren for president, a strong sign of progressive support for the Massachusetts senator after her rollout of a “Medicare for All” transition plan last week that received mixed reviews from leading single-payer advocates. Barkan, who is dying of ALS after being diagnosed in…MORE

Ambassador to European Union to testify publicly Wednesday

Ambassador to European Union to testify publicly Wednesday

US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives on Capitol Hill in what’s shaping up to be the most consequential hearing of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine. Sondland is at the middle of the House’s investigation into whether the President conditioned US security aid and a White House meeting…MORE

5 things to watch for during Gordon Sondland’s hearing

5 things to watch for during Gordon Sondland’s hearing

Gordon Sondland‘s public testimony is the most highly anticipated hearing so far in the impeachment inquiry. The testimony of the US ambassador to the European Union could invariably shift the Democrats’ probe and challenge key Republican talking points that there was no quid pro quo between US military aid and Ukraine investigating the Bidens and…MORE

9 things to look for ahead of tonight’s Democratic debate

9 things to look for ahead of tonight’s Democratic debate

The Democratic presidential race shifts tonight to the Deep South, as the 10 leading contenders square off on stage with less than 11 weeks left before the Iowa caucuses. With impeachment hearings underway in Washington, the Democratic field is gathering under a diminished spotlight, with candidates fighting for attention with their other 2020 rival: President…MORE

Two US service members died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Two US service members died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Two US service members died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US Forces Afghanistan press office said. “The cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire,” the office said. The names of the service members who were killed have not been…MORE

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday. The 2019 Global Terrorism Index found that the militant group took significantly more lives than ISIS did last year. Although the overall number of deaths by terrorism declined…MORE

Sondland testimony could be pivotal point of impeachment showdown

Sondland testimony could be pivotal point of impeachment showdown

Gordon Sondland is entering a lions’ den. The ambassador will testify Wednesday in the most consequential moment yet in the House impeachment inquiry with his own, and President Donald Trump’s future at significant risk. Democrats view the hotel tycoon and Republican mega donor as the co-conspirator and agent of a presidential scheme to pressure Ukraine…MORE

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