Politics

Prosecutors in Giuliani probe will interview Ukranian gas company official

Federal prosecutors investigating Rudy Giuliani plan to interview a senior executive of Ukraine's state-run oil-and-gas company, according to his lawyer, as Giuliani's possible ties to a separate natural gas venture have come under scrutiny.Andrew Favorov, who heads the integrated gas…

READ: Gordon Sondland's opening remarks at impeachment hearing

As prepared for delivery:Thank you Mr. Chairman for the opportunity to speak again to the Members of this Committee.First, let me offer my thanks to the men and women of the U.S. Department of State, who have committed their professional…

DHS plan to shoot down drones near airports worries 2 key lawmakers

The Department of Homeland Security recently put forth a plan that would allow for shooting down drones near US airports, angering Republican lawmakers, who argued that it is "irresponsible" and exceeds the department's authority.In response to the potential airport threats,…

Ambassador to European Union to testify publicly Wednesday

US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives on Capitol Hill in what's shaping up to be the most consequential hearing of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine.Sondland is at the middle of the House's…

5 things to watch for during Gordon Sondland's hearing

Gordon Sondland's public testimony is the most highly anticipated hearing so far in the impeachment inquiry.The testimony of the US ambassador to the European Union could invariably shift the Democrats' probe and challenge key Republican talking points that there was…

9 things to look for ahead of tonight's Democratic debate

The Democratic presidential race shifts tonight to the Deep South, as the 10 leading contenders square off on stage with less than 11 weeks left before the Iowa caucuses.With impeachment hearings underway in Washington, the Democratic field is gathering under…

Two US service members died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Two US service members died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US Forces Afghanistan press office said."The cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire," the…

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday.The 2019 Global Terrorism Index found that the militant group took significantly more lives…

Sondland testimony could be pivotal point of impeachment showdown

Gordon Sondland is entering a lions' den.The ambassador will testify Wednesday in the most consequential moment yet in the House impeachment inquiry with his own, and President Donald Trump's future at significant risk.Democrats view the hotel tycoon and Republican mega…

How Republicans' star impeachment witness turned on them

Former US Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker was widely seen as Republicans' impeachment ace in the hole. On Tuesday on Capitol Hill, it didn't work out that way.Volker's opening statement repeatedly acknowledged that statements he made during his October…

What Tuesday's impeachment hearings tell us about the next ones

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump hosted back-to-back hearings Tuesday, leading to hours of testimony from four witnesses that will help set the stage for the rest of the public hearings scheduled for Wednesday.Here are four themes out of…

Polls show impeachment hearings aren't changing much

Most Americans say they're keeping an eye on the televised impeachment hearings -- but that doesn't mean they're open to changing their minds about what they mean, according to new polling.A majority of Americans say they've been paying close attention…

Donald Trump and Melania Trump register to vote in Florida

President Donald Trump is officially a Florida man.Trump and his first lady Melania Trump registered to vote in Florida, making Mar-a-Lago their new primary residence on October 30, according to Florida's voter registration file. The Trumps' registration update was first…