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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Frank Bruni: Donald Trump famously said that he could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not "lose any voters." I don't know about that. But I'm confident that he wouldn't lose Bill Barr. read more

On Martin Luther King Drive, JC Kosher Supermarket had become the center of a small but growing Hasidic community. The store, which some residents endearingly referred to as no more than a bodega, was where the Jews who lived in the neighborhood would go if they forgot to pack a lunch or needed some groceries before Shabbat. read more

Bitter infighting among President Trump's top health officials -- as well as his own shifting demands on signature policies -- have undermined key planks of the president's health-care agenda as he girds for a tough reelection campaign, according to current and former administration officials. read more

Eric Holder: As a former U.S. attorney general, I am reluctant to publicly criticize my successors. I respect the office and understand just how tough the job can be. But recently, Attorney General William P. Barr has made a series of public statements and taken actions that are so plainly ideological, so nakedly partisan and so deeply inappropriate for America's chief law enforcement official that they demand a response from someone who held the same office. read more

Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas got $1 million from an account in Russia in September, a month before he was charged with conspiring to funnel foreign money into U.S. political campaigns, according to U.S. prosecutors who asked a judge to jail him for understating his income and assets. read more

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The politics of climate action are as entrenched and complex as the phenomenon itself, and [Greta] Thunberg has no magic solution. But she has succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change. read more

Republicans in the Senate blocked a Bipartisan Bill introduced by Marco Rubio (r) and Chris Van Hollen (D) that would have automatically triggered sanctions within 30 days of the discovery of election meddling by foreign nations. read more

Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Tuesday to grant probation to President Donald Trump's former deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates when he is sentenced next week, pointing to Gates' extensive cooperation in multiple criminal investigations. read more

A group of attorneys from the conservative group Checks & Balances have slammed Attorney General William Barr after he responded critically to the findings of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the FBI investigation into President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. read more

Infrastructure, housing and climate change are among the top issues mayors want Democratic 2020 presidential candidates to address if elected. read more

Former New York City Mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg will donate $10 million to the House Majority PAC to help defend vulnerable House Democrats, a senior aide has confirmed to ABC News --- a move that comes as the party now faces a slew of well-financed Republican attacks on their support of impeachment against President Donald Trump. read more

The US has grounded hundreds of Saudi military aviation students at bases across the country in the wake of Friday's deadly shooting in Florida. All flying will be paused, though classroom studies will continue. read more

The weapons are notorious for their effects on civilians. But five years of reporting and hundreds of interviews have revealed they've also killed and wounded scores of Americans. read more

House Democrats are moving to impeach President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential election partly in exchange for a White House meeting. Ukraine's leaders ultimately chose not to interfere, and they didn't get that White House meeting. read more

ABC News can confirm that the Trump "family member" referenced in the Inspector General report who had a friendship with dossier author Chris Steele, was Ivanka. She met him in 2007 at a dinner in London when he was still working for MI6. read more


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