House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) called the treatment of migrant children at facilities on the U.S. border with Mexico "government-sponsored child abuse" in a news conference Thursday, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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The White House wants its lawyers to be able to cross-examine and call witnesses if the House Judiciary Committee takes up articles of impeachment against President Trump, a senior administration official said Friday. White House lawyers would also like to cross-examine House Intelligence Committee

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“I want a trial,” Trump said during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning. “There’s nothing there.” Trump also cast doubt on whether the House would vote to impeach him ...

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Bernard Kenny III, the son of former state legislator Sen. Bernard Kenny Jr., died Wednesday in Hoboken. He was 36. He died in his sleep, according to the Hoboken Police Department. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Police did not find signs of foul play at the scene when they responded

AP sources: Ex-Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to endorse Biden
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to publicly endorse Joe Biden for president at a rally on Saturday, two people close to Biden’s campaign told The Associated Press. The former two-term governor, who served with Biden in the Obama administration as U.S. secretary of agricult   Houston Chronicle  
2020 Dems call for billions of dollars in rural broadband spending
DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for the government to spend billions of dollars to increase broadband access in rural America, lamenting the digital divide in "internet deserts” as they campaign across the country. “You know, I look at broadband the way I think people   Fox News  
Democrats Have Wrapped Their Public Case On Impeachment. What Comes Next?
The marathon of testimony in Democrats' impeachment inquiry this week confirmed that the Ukraine affair, like so many earlier subplots in the era of President Trump, boils down to two big questions: What do the president's words mean? Can the president do what he did? The answers to those questions   NPR  
Attorney General Barr to Unveil Plan on Missing and Murdered Native Americans
(PABLO, Mont.) — Attorney General William Barr will announce a nationwide plan on Friday to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr will announce the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiativ   Time  
Hill, Holmes offer damaging impeachment testimony: Five takeaways
In what could be the last round of public hearings in the Democrats’ high-speed impeachment inquiry, two senior national security experts testified Thursday that President Trump Donald John ...   The Hill  
Elizabeth Warren rally with Ayanna Pressley brought to brief halt by pro school-choice protesters
A rally in Atlanta featuring Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren devolved into chants from competing sides Thursday as protesters interrupted the senator -- and her supporters tried to drown out their message. Warren's appearance at ...   Fox News  
In 'Crime In Progress,' Fusion GPS Chiefs Tell The Inside Story Of The Steele Dossier
There's an unverified story that has circulated placing Donald Trump in the presidential suite of the Moscow Ritz-Carlton in 2013. NPR has not detailed it because it remains unverified. Trump and his supporters have called it outrageous and ridiculous. So where'd it come from? Seven Russian sources   NPR  
Marijuana News Update: Will Senate Decriminalize Pot? Partisan Divide Weighs On Issue
Though the House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to decriminalize marijuana and tax it in states where it is legal, there’s little likelihood the measure will become law, industry experts said Friday. The panel voted 24-10 to send the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of   International Business Times  
Impeachment hearings live updates: Former White House official Fiona Hill to warn of ‘fictional narrative’ on Ukraine interference
Another two key witnesses are scheduled to appear before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, following a consequential day of testimony Wednesday that emboldened Democrats in their drive toward impeachment of President Trump. Fiona Hill, a Russia expert and former White House official who   Washington Post  
The Republican National Committee spent almost $100,000 to buy up copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s book
In a new campaign finance filing, the RNC revealed it spent $94,800 at Books-a-Million just days before Trump Jr.'s book "Triggered" was released.   Business Insider