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U.S. Democrats sharpen the impeachment knives as Republicans defend Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats on Monday sought to bolster the case for impeaching President Donald Trump, describing his pressuring of Ukraine to investigate a political rival as a “clear and present danger” to free and fair elections and national security. In a hearing that could lay the groundwork for a vote later this week…

Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, blasts Democrats at impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and close confidant, on Tuesday stoutly defended his former boss and lashed out at Democrats during testimony to a U.S. congressional panel considering whether to impeach Trump. Corey Lewandowski, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and close confidant, is seated to testify before the…

Top Democrats tell Trump gun bill must include universal background checks

WASHINGTON — Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job done.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said they spoke to Trump by phone on Sunday…

White House USMCA offer aims to resolve Democrats’ final doubts

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer sent House Democrats a new offer on the stalled United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in an effort to resolve their concerns about the trade deal and finally put it to a vote. House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal said Wednesday there has been significant progress on two of four issues that…

Democrats clash on health care in feisty first presidential debate

MIAMI — Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party’s divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a Medicare-for-All system. In the first round of back-to-back debates, several of the lesser-known candidates vied for attention in the…