Explainer: How impeachment works and why Trump is unlikely to be removed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival. [nL1N28F0C8] What happens next and why Trump is unlikely to be removed from office are both explained here. WHY IMPEACHMENT? The founders of the United States […]

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Is This Thing On? A Look Back at Political Hot Mic Moments

What happens when politicians are caught saying impolitic things? This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada appeared to become the latest in a long line of world leaders who say how they really feel in private company, only to realize later that their remarks have been recorded and transmitted across the globe. While at a NATO anniversary celebration in […]

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Double-jobbing Murphy cannot be investigated after his resignation

Fine Gael’s former double-jobbing TD Dara Murphy will escape any investigation or sanction because he has resigned from the Dáil and no body has the power to investigate him. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s claim that Mr Murphy would submit to three possible investigations was contradicted last night. It was confirmed that neither the State’s ethics watchdog nor Oireachtas authorities can examine […]

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Biden says he would consider Harris for vice presidential slot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A day after U.S. Senator Kamala Harris ended her 2020 presidential bid, former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination, said on Wednesday he would consider her as a potential running mate. Biden, with whom Harris clashed during a Democratic debate earlier this year, praised her after a campaign event in Ames, Iowa. […]

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Key U.S. senator to work on way forward for China Uighur bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday he would work with colleagues in the Senate to find a way to advance legislation calling for a tougher response to Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority. “The Chinese Communist Party must be held accountable for severe abuses of human rights in Xinjiang. I […]

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Hundreds of Thousands Are Losing Access to Food Stamps

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, brushing aside tens of thousands of protest letters, gave final approval on Wednesday to a rule that will remove nearly 755,000 people from the federal food-stamp program by strictly enforcing federal work requirements. The rule, which was proposed by the Department of Agriculture in February, would make states enforce work requirements for able-bodied adults without […]

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