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Louisiana reelects Democratic governor in setback for Trump

Nov 17, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Governor John Bel Edwards wins by a narrow margin against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone

REELECTED. Democratic incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards speaks to a crowd at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel on November 16, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump aide curbed access to Ukraine call, fearing fallout

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:23 PM

White House's Ukraine expert Timothy Morrison says, however, the summary of the July 25 call had been placed on a highly classified system due to a 'mistake' by White House staff

TESTIMONY. Tim Morrison, the top Russia and Europe adviser on President Donald Trump's National Security Council, arrives to review his testimony in the impeachment inquiry at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Key moments from Day Two of Trump impeachment hearing

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:41 AM

(UPDATED) Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before US Congress about intimidation from Trump and the 'smear campaign' against her

Former US Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill on November 15, 2019 in Washington DC. - Public impeachment hearings resume Friday with the testimony of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who says she was ousted because the Trump administration believed she would not go along with plans to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden, a potential Trump White House rival in 2020. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)

Ousted U.S. envoy testifies at Trump impeachment hearing

Nov 15, 2019 - 10:43 PM

Earlier witnesses in the inquiry said US envoy Marie Yovanovitch was removed after a smear campaign involving Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Yovanovitch will now tell her side of the story.

DAY 2. Former US Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill on November 15, 2019 in Washington DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump asks Supreme Court to protect his tax returns

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:39 AM

The US president's attorneys argue that Trump enjoys immunity both from prosecution and from any acts of investigation

CHRISTMAS EVE. US President Donald Trump speaks on the telephone as he answers calls from people calling into the NORAD Santa tracker phone line in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 24, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Congress can still seek Trump tax records, court decides

Nov 14, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The decision marked the second time an appeals court has denied Donald Trump's attempt to avoid a House subpoena that calls for him to turn over 8 years of accounting documents

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2019. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

5 key moments in Trump impeachment hearing, Day 1

Nov 14, 2019 - 7:58 AM

Witnesses in Day 1 of the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump are Washington's top envoy to Kiev William Taylor, and deputy assistant secretary of state George Kent

Top US diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testifies during the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 13, 2019, at the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie US aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Donald Trump faces the most perilous challenge of his three-year presidency as public hearings convened as part of the impeachment probe against him open under the glare of television cameras on Wednesday. Olivier Douliery / AFP

Pressure builds as Trump impeachment probe hears new claims

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:37 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump dismisses the probe in the Democratic-led House of Representatives as a 'witch hunt' and says he is 'too busy' to watch the first public hearings

WITNESSES. Ukrainian Ambassador William Taylor(R) and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent (L) testify during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 13, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

LIVE: Open hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry

Nov 13, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Watch on Rappler! US House lawmakers hold a public hearing with US charge d'affaires in Kiev Bill Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent.

OPEN HEARING. US President Donald Trump looks on as the US attorney general delivers remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump ignores controversy to host Turkey's Erdogan

Nov 13, 2019 - 4:24 PM

On the day the impeachment process shifts to public hearings in Congress, Trump's meeting and joint press conference with Erdogan at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue promises extra fireworks

TRUMP-ERDOGAN TALKS. In this file photo taken on July 11, 2018 US President Donald Trump (L) speaks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the opening ceremony of the NATO summit, at its headquarters in Brussels. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Fireworks expected as televised Trump impeachment hearings open

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The investigation threatens to make Donald Trump only the third US president to be impeached, after Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump makes a major announcement October 27, 2019 the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump hails economic boom, says China trade deal is 'close'

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:25 AM

'A deal could happen soon,' United States President Donald Trump tells business leaders, while also saying tariffs would be jacked up if no deal is reached with China

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: US President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York on November 12, 2019 in New York City. Trump, speaking to business leaders and others in the financial community, spoke about the state of the U.S. economy and the prolonged trade talks with China. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Impeachment: The allegations against U.S. President Donald Trump

Nov 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Trump is threatened with removal from office over allegations he abused his powers and broke the law by pressuring Ukraine to supply damaging information on rival Democrats and possible 2020 presidential election challenger Joe Biden

TRUMP AND ZELENSKY. In this file photo taken on September 25, 2019 US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speak during a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump faces perilous test as impeachment hearings open

Nov 11, 2019 - 1:05 PM

The hearings begin on November 13, with the first witnesses two officials who have already provided evidence against Trump in private testimony: Bill Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent

US CAPITOL. In this file photo taken on November 01, 2019 The sun shines over the US Capitol Building on an autumn afternoon in Washington DC. File photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Bloomberg files papers paving way for U.S. presidential bid

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Analysts say that the billionaire's candidacy could do the most harm against frontrunner Joe Biden's prospects

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 24, 2019 Michael Bloomberg, addresses the NAACP's (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 110th National Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg was positioning himself Friday to enter the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination, setting up a potential showdown with fellow septuagenarian Joe Biden as the leading centrist candidate. JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP

Trump pressure on Ukraine harmful to rule of law – U.S. diplomat

Nov 08, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Testimony released earlier in the day from Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent adds to evidence Donald Trump may have abused his office and violated election laws

GEORGE KENT.In this file photo taken on October 15, 2019 U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent arrives at a closed session before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/AFP

New York judge orders Trump to pay $2 million in damages to charities

Nov 08, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The New York attorney general says: '(The ruling) is a major victory in our efforts to protect charitable assets and hold accountable those who would abuse charities for personal gain'

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks to the press while departing the White House in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2019, for the G7 Summit in France. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)

Pence aide testifies in Trump impeachment inquiry

Nov 07, 2019 - 11:57 PM

A veteran diplomat who advises Vice President Mike Pence on Europe and Russia, Jennifer Williams will be the first person from the vice president's office to testify

IMPEACHMENT PROBE. Jennifer Williams, (L), Foreign Service Officer at the State Department is escorted to a closed-door deposition, on November 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Impeachment: Trump's son tweets name of alleged whistleblower

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:38 AM

Amid calls by the US president to expose the whistleblower, Donald Trump Jr. tweets the name of a CIA analyst which has circulated online for weeks

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - MARCH 28: Donald Trump Jr. talks to the press before the arrival of his father President Donald Trump during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids was the final city Trump visited during his 2016 campaign. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP  SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Cyclist who flipped off U.S. president wins local election

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Juli Briskman lost her job after the snapshot of her gesture spread across media and the internet in 2017, but she says getting fired also opened 'a lot of doors'

ELECTED. In this file photo taken on October 29, 2017 Juli Briskman gestures with her middle finger as a motorcade with US President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Xi, Macron back 'irreversible' Paris climate pact

Nov 06, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Major powers express regret and concern after President Donald Trump moves forward with a pullout from the Paris climate accord despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change

BACKING THE PACT. French President Emmanuel Macron (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping following a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 6, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Rebuke for Trump in races seen as barometers for 2020 election

Nov 06, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Democrats are projected to win closely-watched elections in two states, results signaling troubling headwinds for his 2020 re-election campaign

ANDY BESHEAR. Apparent Gov.-elect Andy Beshear celebrates with supporters after voting results showed the Democrat holding a slim lead over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin at C2 Event Venue on November 5, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images/AFP

Trump calls for 'war' on cartels as Mormons murdered in Mexico

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Gunmen ambush the members of the LeBaron family – a large clan of Mormons who emigrated to Mexico in the late 19th century – on a rural road on Monday

AMBUSHED. Members of the Lebaron family watch the burned car where part of the 9 murdered members of their family were killed and burned during an ambush on Bavispe, Sonora mountains, Mexico, on November 5, 2019. Photo by AFP

US says it's committed to Britain trade deal after Trump expressed doubt

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson reaffirm commitment to US-UK ties through 'a robust bilateral free trade agreement' once Brexit completes, US deputy press secretary Judd Deere says

TRUMP AND JOHNSON. US President Donald Trump (R) and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speak before a working breakfast at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France on August 25, 2019. File photo by Erin Schaff/AFP

U.S. officials warn of foreign interference one year before election

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:14 AM

The heads of 7 top security-related agencies say, 'Russia, China, Iran, and other foreign malicious actors all will seek to interfere in the voting process or influence voter perceptions'

ON VOTING. Virginia voters head to the polls at Nottingham Elementary School November 5, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Top Trump ally admits tying Ukraine aid to Biden investigation

Nov 06, 2019 - 8:15 AM

(UPDATED) Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the EU, tells Ukraine Advisor Andriy Yermak 'resumption of US aid would not likely occur until Ukraine provided the anti-corruption statement that we had been discussing for weeks'

GORDON SONDLAND. In this file photo taken on October 17, 2019, US Ambassador Gordon Sondland (C) arrives at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Britain's Johnson spars with election rivals on Brexit and Trump

Nov 05, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson's main rival in the snap December 12 poll, has struggled to explain his position on Brexit ever since Britons narrowly triggered the divorce in a 2016 referendum

RIVALS. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) speaks with Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (L) in the Central Lobby as they walk back to the House of Commons on October 14, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Dismay as U.S. formally starts pullout from Paris climate accord

Nov 05, 2019 - 7:20 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump goes ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change

US President Donald Trump looks on as the US attorney general delivers remarks on citizenship and the census in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2019.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Southeast Asian leaders snub U.S. meeting after Trump skips ASEAN Summit

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:32 PM

The sparsely attended address from National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien stood in contrast to earlier ASEAN meetings, which had all been attended by most heads of state

O'BRIEN. US National Security advisor Robert O'Brien attends the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Summit. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Trump threatens to withhold emergency aid from fire-hit California

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Taking a line of attack he first used last year when fires killed 86 people in northern California, Trump blames Governor Gavin Newsom, saying he had done 'a terrible job of forest management'

CALIFORNIA FIRES. An avocado farm burns in the Maria Fire, which exploded to 8,000 acres on its first night, on November 1, 2019 near Somis, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

A year before 2020 election, a divided and 'angry' America

Nov 03, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The building political clash – fueled by the House's impeachment inquiry into Trump – appears to virtually guarantee another year of sharp division in a nation long weary of such drama

'TRUMP 2020.' A torn sign lies on the ground after a 'Keep America Great' campaign rally for President Donald Trump at BancorpSouth Arena on November 1, 2019 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Photo by Brandon Dill/Getty Images/AFP

Trump booed at UFC fight night in New York

Nov 03, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Several dozen protesters carrying placards with slogans such as 'Trump/Pence Out Now!' and 'Headlock Him Up' demonstrate outside Madison Square Garden as Trump arrives for the pay-per-view spectacle

US President Donald Trump (R) flanked by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (L) watch the Ultimate Fighting Championship at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on November 2, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Trump brushes off report of smugglers cutting through border wall

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:37 AM

A cordless reciprocating saw that sells for as little as $100 can slice through the wall in minutes, the Washington Post reports

CUTTING THROUGH. Mexican security forces patrol the US-Mexico border fence in Tijuana Baja California state, Mexico, on September 18, 2019, in preparation for US President Donald Trump's visit to the border wall in Otay area following a rally in San Diego, California. File photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Trump aide said Ukraine behind Democratic party hack, documents show

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Trump and his surrogates have suggested that Kiev hacked Democratic National Committee servers and planted evidence to frame Russia

RUSSIA PROBE. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2019. File photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

The U.S. remains in the Paris accord, for now

Nov 02, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The US cannot ask to leave the Paris accord until November 4, 2019

Trump announces new acting U.S. homeland security chief

Nov 02, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Chad Wolf is the 5th official under Trump to lead homeland security, a department that oversees immigration-related agencies

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, head to Tijuana in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving Mexicali on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

Trump wades into UK polls with attack on opposition leader and Brexit warning

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:16 AM

In unprecedented criticism of a candidate to be British premier from a sitting US president, Donald Trump says that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would be 'so bad' in the role

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (C) poses for a selfie with Labour candidate Hannah O'Neil (L) and activists in Milton Keynes, southern England on October 31, 2019. Britain will go to the polls on December 12 in a bid to unlock the protracted Brexit deadlock. Tolga AKMEN / AFP

U.S. House formalizes Trump impeachment process in landmark vote

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:38 PM

The chamber votes along party lines, 232 to 196, to pass a resolution that lays out rules for the next stages of the impeachment process

AFTER VOTING. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gavels the close of a vote by the US House of Representatives on a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry centered on US President Donald Trump October 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Pool/AFP

Trump rallies Republicans as impeachment probe goes public

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:11 PM

'If we don't hold this president accountable, we could be ceding our ability to hold any president accountable,' says Jim McGovern, chariman of the House Rules Committee

IMPEACHMENT PROBE. The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on January 22, 2018. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

'Hero' dog to get a White House homecoming – Trump

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:51 PM

According to the US account, Conan was injured chasing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a dead end tunnel in his Syrian hideout, where the cornered ISIS leader detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and two children

'HERO.' This undated image released by the US Department of Defense on October 30, 2019, shows the military dog who sustained minor injuries during the Al-Baghdadi raid. The dog has returned to duty, according to the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO/US Department of Defense

U.S. Fed lowers key interest rate as 'insurance' against economic risks

Oct 31, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'We took this step to help keep the US economy strong in the face of global developments,' says United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference on October 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. - The US Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for the third straight time on Wednesday, but the central bank remains divided, with two of the 10 voting members dissenting. And the Fed's policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee made a key change in the wording of the statement, which makes it less certain it will make another move in December. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP)

House to formalize Trump impeachment investigation

Oct 31, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Democrats lay out a formal roadmap for President Donald Trump's impeachment while accumulating more evidence to support charges he improperly pushed Ukraine to boost his own 2020 electoral prospects

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (not shown) in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

New impeachment witness shakes White House

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:05 AM

National Security Council Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is the first witness to have personally listened in on the July 25 phone call at the core of the impeachment inquiry

WITNESS. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, arrives at a closed session before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees October 29, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump says Baghdadi's top replacement also killed

Oct 29, 2019 - 11:27 PM

But US President Donald Trump does not identify the person or give more detail on how he was killed

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 20, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. House to hold first formal impeachment process vote

Oct 29, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The effort to hold a formal vote appears aimed in part at pushing back against Republican criticism the investigation was not providing Donald Trump with due process

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on October 3, 2019 US President Donald Trump leaves after signing an executive order regarding Medicare at Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages, Florida. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump booed at World Series baseball game

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Trump attends game 5 of the series on the day his administration announces the death of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

BOOED. President Donald Trump (C) accompanied by Senator David Perdue (R-GA) (R) and a member of the military stand as members of the military are recognized during Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on October 27, 2019. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/AFP

Trump wins big with Baghdadi death – and intends to milk it

Oct 28, 2019 - 8:31 AM

Trump – threatened by a snowballing impeachment threat in Washington and stung by widespread criticism of his overall Syria policy – needs the victory to be his

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump makes a major announcement October 27, 2019 the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

Trump confirms death of ISIS leader Baghdadi

Oct 27, 2019 - 9:21 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much better place,' Trump says in a televised broadcast announcing the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world's most wanted man

ISIS head Baghdadi believed dead after U.S. strike in Syria

Oct 27, 2019 - 1:14 PM

(5th UPDATE) US media cites multiple government sources as saying Baghdadi may have killed himself with a suicide vest as US special operations forces descended

BELIEVED DEAD. In this undated and unlocated TV grab taken from a video released by Al-Furqan media, the chief of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears for the first time in 5 years in a propaganda video in April 2019. Photo from AFP

Backlash as U.S. justice department opens criminal probe into Russia investigation

Oct 25, 2019 - 5:36 PM

(UPDATED) The inquiry could further muddy the political waters in Washington, raising questions about the now-ended Russia investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller

TRUMP AND BARR. Composite photo of US President Donald Trump and US Attorney General William Barr. Photos by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP and Brendan Smialowski/AFP