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Democrats strike deal with an obstruction witness, but a court fight looms

The White House is expected to intervene to try to block Donaldson, a former White House lawyer, from answering any questions about her government service.

US House resolution would make it easier to enforce subpoenas

The votes aren't technically necessary, as Democrats already can go to court. But a House vote will give them increased standing if they do decide to file lawsuits.


Tick tock goes the political clock in US as Democrats weigh impeachment

Calls for impeaching Trump have grown louder in the House. Some Democrats say that if the House moves ahead, proceedings would have to be launched this year or it will be too late.

Immigration largely absent from Democrats' 2020 policy blitz

The field of 20-plus candidates is united in condemning President Donald Trump's support for hard-line immigration tactics, particularly his push to wall off as much of the U.S. border with Mexico as possible, roll back asylum rights for refugees and since-suspended efforts to separate immigrant children from their parents.

In vastly white Iowa, black Democrats poised to play a 2020 role

In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign in a generation.

US Treasury denies Democrats request for Trump's tax returns, says it 'lacks legitimate legislative purpose'

The move, which was expected, is sure to set in motion a legal battle over Trump's tax returns.


Democrats' suit against Trump over foreign payment can proceed, says judge

In the other case, Democratic attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia argued that Trump's failure to disentangle himself from his hotels and other businesses made him vulnerable to inducements by foreign officials seeking to curry favour.

Democrats mock 'scaredy-cat' GOP, demand Mueller's full 300 pages

The length of Mueller's still-confidential report makes clear that there are substantially more details that he and his team have documented in their investigation than Barr disclosed to Congress and the public.

US House fails to override Trump veto, upholding border wall emergency

With the 248-181 tally, Trump is now likely to continue scouring federal accounts for money he wants redirected to building a border wall, which he says is needed to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

Democrats pivot hard to health care after Trump moves to strike down Obamacare

If the appeals court accepts the Trump administration’s new arguments, millions of people could lose health insurance, including those who gained coverage through the expansion of Medicaid and those who have private coverage subsidized by the federal government.