Intensifying the focus on California and its homelessness crisis, at least a dozen Trump administration officials are in Los Angeles on a mission to better understand what’s playing out in the city and state on the issue. The visit comes after relentless ...

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday is set to celebrate his biggest legislative achievement since Democrats took control of the House in 2018 with the singing of a revised trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. The signing, which comes amid the ongoing impeachment trial in the Senate, represents th

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Washington (CNN)Since the Senate impeachment trial began last week, Chief Justice John Roberts has been mainly out of the camera's line of sight. He has, clerk-like, enforced Senate procedures and kept the clock for the lawyers at the lectern. He has tried to maintain the chamber's decorum, as when

Impeachment Enters Volatile New Phase as Senators Get to Ask Their Questions
Under impeachment’s arcane rules, senators will submit written queries to be read aloud by the chief justice. Leaders from both parties have strategized for days about what to ask. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, speaking to reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Senators will get   New York Times  
Where the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls differ on foreign policy
(Reuters) - The Democratic contenders hoping to challenge President Donald Trump in November 2020 all argue the Republican leader’s unorthodox foreign policy approach has endangered American interests. But clear divisions have emerged on how they would approach U.S. interests abroad. The contenders   Reuters  
Trump Lawyers Ready For Final Day Of President's Impeachment Defense
Shortly before winding down Monday night's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz addressed the elephant in the room: whether potential testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton would alter the course of the proceeding. Dershowi   NPR  
Rep. Steve King Used the 'Success Kid' Meme to Fundraise on Facebook. The Boy's Mother is Now Fighting Back
The mother of the boy made famous by the “success kid” meme has filed a cease-and-desist letter against Iowa Rep. Steve King after learning that he had used her son’s image to fundraise for his reelection campaign. Last Thursday, Media Matters reporter Eric Hananoki tweeted a photo of King’s Faceboo   Time  
Poll: 56 percent of Democrats say billionaire politicians more likely to cater to special interests
A slight majority of Democratic voters say they think billionaires are more susceptible to special interests, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released on Tuesday. The poll found that 56 percent of Democratic respondents believe that billionaires are more likely to cater to special interests, while   The Hill  
Former Cleveland PNC Bank chief Paul Clark will join cleveland.com for Iowa caucus coverage
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Paul Clark, former regional president for PNC Bank in Cleveland, will join the cleveland.com politics team for its coverage of the Iowa caucuses. Clark, along with his wife, Jill, head to Iowa this weekend -- along with me, chief political reporter Seth Richardson -- through the Fe   Cleveland.com  
Ousted Harvey police chief claims dismissal was political; mayor says he wasn’t ‘the right fit’
Harvey has removed its police chief four days after he was placed on unpaid leave for undisclosed reasons, but ousted Chief Eddie Winters said Tuesday he was fired for rescinding the promotions of three officers that were ordered by Mayor Christopher Clark. Clark opened a packed City Council meeting   Chicago Tribune  
John Bolton Revelations Test Trump Impeachment Defense Strategy
Donald Trump’s impeachment team began their second day of arguments less than 24 hours after revelations from John Bolton threatened to undermine key aspects of their defense. But Trump’s lawyers decided to plow ahead on Monday, ignoring the Bolton news and keeping with the planned defense they had   Time  
'Kind of pointless': In battleground Michigan, impeachment takes back seat to everyday issues
LIVONIA, Mich. (Reuters) - Ask Victor Burch about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and he will rattle off a string of issues of more pressing concern to him, starting with making a living as a barber in this northwestern suburb of Detroit. “You’ve got elderly who need help. You’ve go   Reuters  
You can’t always get what you want: Will anti-Trump Democrats have to settle for Bloomberg? | Mulshine
If Donald Trump runs true to form at that big rally this evening, he will wrap up his speech to the strains of the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” There’s a lesson in that for his Democratic opponents in his re-election race this year. But will they heed it? At the moment most   NJ.com