- Bernie Sanders, AOC reacted with laughter at report that Amazon's Jeff Bezos asked Mike Bloomberg if he'd run for president.
- South Korea is set to let lapse an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Saturday amid a bitter feud over history and trade, defying mounting U.S. pressure to maintain a key element of their trilateral security cooperation.The expiry of the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) is likely to intensify discord between South Korea and the United States, which wants its two Asian allies keep their dispute out of security cooperation.Seoul gave Tokyo three month's notice in Au
Utah Teacher Says She Intervened to Help ‘Distraught’ Autistic Child. Police Charged Her With Kidnapping.Salt Lake County JailA Utah teacher is facing kidnapping charges after she says she intervened to help a 5-year-old get home safely after seeing the child “sobbing uncontrollably” before wandering off school property.“I did not kidnap a child. I followed a clearly distraught child as she left the school grounds. I felt she was not safe traveling alone,” Amy Louise Martz told reporters Thursday, according to Deseret News.Martz, a 49-year-old sixth grade teacher at Fox Holl
- Two airmen were killed Thursday in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise at a U.S. Air Force base in northwestern Oklahoma, a military official said. The crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. Two airmen aboard one of the T-38 Talons were killed, Col. Corey Simmons, commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing, said during a news conference Thursday afternoon.
- With impeachment all but a certainty in the House, leading Republicans agree with White House officials that there should be a full trial and not a motion to dismiss; Kevin Corke reports from the White House.
- The Latest on the crash of two Air Force training jets in northwest Oklahoma that killed two airmen.An Air Force base commander says two U.S. airmen were killed in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise in northwestern Oklahoma.Addressing a news conference Thursday afternoon, Vance Air Force Base Col. Corey Simmons declined to identify the two aboard the T-38 Talon who died around 9 a.m.. He says two other airmen aboard an identical jet involved in the cra
- Republicans are getting ready to pull the impeachment ball back into their court.Within minutes of Thursday's impeachment hearings closing out two weeks of testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who runs the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a letter. In it, Graham requested a bevvy of documents from the Obama administration, including any that involved Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former Ukrainian Pres
- All 347 passengers and 18 crew aboard flight 113, a Boeing Co 777 widebody, are safe, an airline spokeswoman said.Pilots of flight 113 declared an emergency and reported a possible engine failure on the 777, Los Angeles International Airport said.The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said the plane returned and landed without incident.
- Congress has the power to coerce obedience “by means of arrest," and they should consider using it on former National Security Advisor if he won't testify in the impeachment inquiry, writes Daniel S. Alter.
- (Bloomberg) -- President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s party planned on Thursday to hold a lower house session on the other side of Mexico City after protesting farmers blocked the chamber, preventing a vote on the 2020 spending bill.“We’re on our way to an alternate site,” Mario Delgado, from Lopez Obrador’s Morena party, said in a video on Facebook as he rode in a bus filled with his lawmakers. “Here all of the Morena parliamentary group is united and ready!
- Rep. Will Hurd offered the strongest rebuke of the president of any member of his party, but stopped short of supporting impeachment.
- Democrats on the Intelligence Committee have spent the vast majority of their impeachment hearings trying to persuade voters that bureaucrats believe Donald Trump is impulsive, self-serving, and misguided -- all of which is unsurprising, and completely irrelevant to the matter at hand.Quite often, in fact, the most breathless coverage of these tedious hearings has absolutely nothing to do with the allegedly impeachable offenses of quid pro quo or “bribery” -- or whatever focus group-
- (Bloomberg) -- Even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is skeptical about the viability of Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax to pay for trillions of dollars in government programs and address income inequality.“It’s not something that’s discussed a lot” in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez told Bloomberg News on Thursday. “I think there is a political will for it in the electorate, so it’s a matter of, will the more corporate-friendly wing of the party be down for it?”War
- The White House said in a meeting with several GOP senators Thursday that it wants a full Senate trial if the House impeaches President Trump, rather than an immediate dismissal of any articles of impeachment.“They want some kind of factual affirmative defense on the merits," one person who attended the meeting said of Trump's Republican supporters.Those in attendance included White House counsel Pat Cipollone, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and Trump's son-in-law Jared K
- Fiona Hill and David Holmes, two central witnesses in the impeachment inquiry, testified Thursday about Trump's policy with Ukraine.
The Trump administration reportedly paid a PR firm more than $2 million to get a top healthcare official on 'Power Women' lists and magazine coversSeema Verma, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chief, has been criticized for her agency's use of pricey communications consultants.
- Prosecutors in Florida announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty against a man who they say preyed on prostitutes, causing panic in the Daytona Beach area over a series of killings more than a dozen years ago.Prosecutors charged Robert Hayes, 37, with three counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of three women in that area between 2005 and 2006.Laquetta Gunther, 45, was found dead in a gap between an auto parts store and a mostly empty utility building, the day after Christ
- Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday became the country's first prime minister to be indicted in office, on corruption charges, but defiantly condemned the "coup" against him and vowed to hold onto power.The shock announcement compounded the political chaos gripping Israel, which has been without a government for months and faces the prospect of its third election in a year.After months of suspense, Israel's longest-serving premier was charged by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit with bribe
- Thousands of Ukrainians demonstrated in Kiev on Thursday to demand no "capitulation" to Moscow as President Volodymyr Zelensky prepares for a December summit meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.The pair are due to meet for the first time since Zelensky's election last April at French-hosted December 9 quadripartite talks which French and German leaders Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel will also attend.
Here's who will be onstage for the December Democratic debate co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico, and how to watchSo far, six candidates have qualified for the next debate, which PBS NewsHour and Politico will co-host on December 19 in Los Angeles.
- (Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned that technology is creating a more splintered world, fueling the disparities among wealthy and poorer nations, and people within countries.“The rise of extreme inequality both within nations and between nations that is being turbocharged by globalization and technology” is one of the biggest risks for young people, Obama said Thursday at Salesforce.com Inc.’s annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. “New techn
US woman could be forced to register as a sex offender after appearing topless in front of step-childrenAn American woman could be forced to register as a sex offender after appearing topless in front of her step-children in her own home. Tilli Buchanan, from Utah, was charged with three counts of misdemeanour lewdness involving a child after appearing topless along with the children's father in their home last year. Ms Buchanan's lawyers are contesting the charge, arguing it is unfair to treat men and women differently for baring her chest. She said she and her husband were working in their garag
Fiona Hill put out fire in her hair with her hands before finishing test, Trump impeachment inquiry hearsA witness in the impeachment probe has told Congress that when she was a schoolgirl her pigtails were set on fire by a boy during an exam – and that she put the flames out herself before finishing.British-born Fiona Hill was asked about the incident while giving evidence to members of the House Intelligence Committee after it was raised by Democrat Jackie Speier.
- During former top national security adviser Fiona Hill's testimony, Hill said "All of us who came here ... felt we had a moral obligation to do so. We came as fact witnesses."
- YANA PASKOVA/AFP via Getty ImagesAnother Jeffrey Epstein accuser is suing the convicted sex offender’s estate, accusing the disgraced financier of trafficking her around the world—including to a well known Hollywood producer.In a suit filed Thursday, Teala Davies claims she was introduced to Epstein as a struggling 17-year-old and lured into his orbit with promises of financial support. For more than two years, the suit claims, Epstein assaulted her and trafficked her to his homes in
- MOSCOW/BELGRADE, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Serbian intelligence agencies have uncovered a wide-ranging intelligence operation involving Russian spies and members of the Serbian military, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.Vucic's remarks came after a meeting of the National Security Council which he convened after a video showing a Russian intelligence officer handing money to a Serbian man in Belgrade was made public on YouTube over the weekend.The video, which was not made by Serbian agents,
- The following explains the basics of impeachment, what happens next, and why Trump is unlikely to be removed from office.The founders of the United States feared presidents abusing their powers, so they included in the Constitution a process for removing one from office.
- As a struggle with an irate suspect unfolded on a tarmac between A and B gates at Terminal 1, an officer fired two rounds and struck the man.
- Fox News has given no indication that it plans to address on the air a segment that ran on Laura Ingraham’s show where a guest appeared to question whether Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was a spy.Vindman, who’s assigned to the National Security Council in the White House, testified Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry.29. John Yoo, a law professor and former federal prosecutor, appeared on Ingraham’s prime-time show to address Vindman’s role in working at the White
- (Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made progress on but failed to seal a deal Thursday on the stalled U.S. Mexico Canada free trade agreement, increasing the likelihood the deal won’t get a vote in Congress this year.Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, the top negotiator on the pact, said he will continue talks with Lighthizer
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