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      Suspense Grows over Possible Bolton Impeachment Testimony
      Jan08

      Suspense Grows over Possible Bolton Impeachment Testimony

      For Democrats seeking to bolster their case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office, John Bolton’s testimony could be a game changer — or a dud. After rebuffing House Democrats’ request for testimony, the former national security adviser agreed on Monday to testify in the upcoming Senate trial of Trump, if called as a...

      McConnell: ‘No Haggling’ Over Impeachment Trial Terms
      Jan08

      McConnell: ‘No Haggling’ Over Impeachment Trial Terms

      Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he will launch President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on his terms, without any agreement on whether to call witnesses, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sends the abuse and obstruction articles to the Senate.“There will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure,” said...

      McConnell Says He has Votes to Set Rules for Trump’s Trial
      Jan08

      McConnell Says He has Votes to Set Rules for Trump’s Trial

      Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has the votes to start President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as soon as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi releases the documents, winning support from GOP senators to postpone a decision on calling witnesses. The announcement Tuesday was significant, enabling McConnell to bypass for now...

      Biden Stands by His Foreign Policy Resume as He Slams Trump
      Jan07

      Biden Stands by His Foreign Policy Resume as He Slams Trump

      Rising tensions between Washington and Tehran are testing whether Joe Biden can capitalize on his decades of foreign policy experience as he seeks to challenge a president he derides as “dangerous” and “erratic.”Biden is expected to deliver lengthy remarks Tuesday in New York about President Donald Trump’s decision to approve an airstrike...

      Ex-National Security Adviser Bolton Willing to Testify at Trump Impeachment Trial
      Jan06

      Ex-National Security Adviser Bolton Willing to Testify at Trump Impeachment Trial

      Former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said Monday he would testify at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial if the Senate subpoenas him, potentially giving Democrats key behind-the-scenes testimony about Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to launch investigations to benefit himself politically.Bolton, a tough advocate for...

      US Lawmakers at Stalemate on Start of Trump Impeachment Trial
      Jan06

      US Lawmakers at Stalemate on Start of Trump Impeachment Trial

      U.S. lawmakers have returned to Washington after their holiday recess, but they are no closer to deciding when and how President Donald Trump will be tried in the Senate on impeachment charges which were approved last month in the House of Representatives.Key lawmakers remain stalemated over impeachment, now complicated by congressional debate...

      Seeking the Cross: Icy Dips Mark the Feast of Epiphany
      Jan06

      Seeking the Cross: Icy Dips Mark the Feast of Epiphany

      Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers plunged into the icy waters of rivers and lakes across Bulgaria on Monday to retrieve crucifixes tossed by priests in Epiphany ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ. By tradition, the person who retrieves the wooden cross will be freed from evil spirits and will be healthy throughout the...

      Germany’s Merkel to Meet Putin in Moscow on Saturday
      Jan06

      Germany’s Merkel to Meet Putin in Moscow on Saturday

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Moscow on Saturday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing tensions in the Middle East and elsewhere.Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Monday that the chancellor will discuss “current international questions” with Putin. Those will include Syria, Libya, Iran,...

      Small Cracks Have Appeared in GOP Unity on Impeachment Trial
      Jan05

      Small Cracks Have Appeared in GOP Unity on Impeachment Trial

      The Senate seems certain to keep President Donald Trump in office thanks to the overwhelming GOP support expected in his impeachment trial. But how that trial will proceed — and when it will begin — remains to be seen.Democrats are pushing for the Senate to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, pointing to reports that they say have raised...

      Protesters in US Rally Against Prospect of War With Iran 
      Jan05

      Protesters in US Rally Against Prospect of War With Iran 

      Demonstrators chanting “No war on Iran” rallied Saturday in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities to protest the assassination of a top Iranian military commander in a U.S. drone strike. Outside the White House, around 200 people gathered as part of a wave of rallies called by left-leaning organizations. They chanted slogans...