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Rep. Elijah Cummings’ widow running for Congress to ‘continue the fight’ for democracy

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow in Rep. Elijah Cummings, talks to the hosts of ABC’s “The View,” for Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 20, 2020. – (Lou Rocco/Walt Disney Television)(WASHINGTON) — Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of late Maryland Rep. Elijiah Cummings, paid tribute to her husband on ABC’s The View on Martin Luther King…read more »

Record cash flooding US elections 10 years after Citizens United

NoDerog/iStock(WASHINGTON) — American elections have long been awash in cash, but a decade after the Supreme Court eliminated limits on political spending by outside groups, watchdogs say the system is drowning in it. Ten years ago this week, the court decided Citizens United v FEC, a landmark 5-4 ruling that unleashed billions of dollars from…read more »

Ahead of trial, Sens. Booker, Shelby disagree whether Trump’s actions impeachable

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The historic third presidential impeachment trial resumes on Tuesday, placing senators in the unusual position of serving as both judge and jury as they close in on rendering a verdict in the case of President Donald Trump.Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., disagreed whether the president’s conduct, forming the basis…read more »

As Democrats push for witnesses in Senate trial, Alan Dershowitz slams impeachment case

ABC News(NEW YORK) —  Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard professor emeritus who recently joined President Donald Trump’s defense team, made the constitutional case against impeachment in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.It’s an argument that he said was successfully argued in President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial.”When you read the text of the Constitution, treason, bribery…read more »

House impeachment managers file case brief against Trump ahead of Senate trial

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats filed a brief on Saturday outlining their formal case against President Donald Trump, as the Senate impeachment trial is set to continue next week.The brief — written by the seven House managers — asserts that Trump’s scheme to withhold $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine in order to…read more »

National Archives apologizes for altering image critical of Trump

National Archives/Twitter(WASHINGTON) —  The National Archives put out an apology on Saturday after admitting to digitally altering a photo with references they deemed inappropriate, including signs critical of President Donald Trump.”We made a mistake,” the National Archives, a facility of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), said in a statement on Saturday, adding “we…read more »

Giuliani associate Parnas texted with Trump campaign donors, including about Ukraine efforts

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas was in contact with at least two major Trump campaign donors– one with an official role in the Republican National Committee– during his efforts to pressure Ukraine into opening politically motivated investigations, documents released by the House Intelligence committee this week revealed.Parnas’ interactions with the two…read more »

Trump impeachment trial complicates 2020 Democrats’ time on campaign trail

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial has scrambled the Democratic primary, forcing senators in the race to overhaul their schedules in the final stretch before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.At a time when presidential candidates traditionally camp out in early voting states, the four senators will spend their afternoons…read more »