Law professor apologizes after Barron Trump remark draws outrage

The House Judiciary Committee brought in four experts: Noah Feldman, a Harvard Law professor; Pamela Karlan, a Stanford law professor; Jonathan Turley of George Washington University law school and Michael Gerhardt, a law professor at the University of North Carolina. WASHINGTON —  The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first impeachment hearing involving the Ukraine scandal…

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Democrats outline potential articles of impeachment against Trump

WASHINGTON —  The House Judiciary Committee took a major step Wednesday toward defining how it could craft articles of impeachment against President Trump, encompassing both the president’s alleged abuse of power in the Ukraine scandal and obstruction of justice stemming from the Russia investigation. In a daylong hearing marked by sharp partisan bickering, Democrats outlined a…

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U.S. allies, tired of flattering Trump, now mock him

WATFORD, England —  President Trump, who views norms like a teenager does curfews, shattered another tradition Wednesday when he became the first U.S. president to be laughed at by some of America’s closest allies at a NATO summit, a sign of his increasing isolation on the world stage. Trump, who long has claimed his leadership has…

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California campaign watchdog suspends donation rules after a member gives to Sanders

SACRAMENTO —  California’s campaign watchdog agency has suspended a longstanding policy banning its members from contributing to federal candidates after one commissioner donated to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. The decision by the Fair Political Practices Commission, which is responsible for policing campaign finance in California, is drawing criticism from some political reform advocates and…

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