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GOP senators take tough line with Erdogan on Syria and Russia in White House meeting

GOP senators take tough line with Erdogan on Syria and Russia in White House meeting

A handful of Republican senators on Wednesday warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a candid and at times tense meeting that Turkey will face US sanctions unless it reverses course on the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, according to a senior administration official and two sources familiar with the matter. President Donald…MORE

US Defense Department Inspector General declines to open probe into Ukraine aid delay

US Defense Department Inspector General declines to open probe into Ukraine aid delay

The US Defense Department Inspector General’s Office is declining to open an investigation into why military assistance to Ukraine was delayed by the Trump administration. The decision was made out of concern that such a probe could duplicate or interfere with the impeachment inquiry taking place in the House of Representatives, according to a letter…MORE

Sign-ups slip in initial days of Obamacare open enrollment

Sign-ups slip in initial days of Obamacare open enrollment

Lower premiums and additional choices have yet to draw more people to Obamacare for 2020 as open enrollment begins. Sign-ups have slid, with only 932,000 people selecting 2020 plans on the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, in the first nine days of open enrollment, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.…MORE

Donald Trump *definitely* didn’t pay attention to the impeachment hearing

Donald Trump *definitely* didn’t pay attention to the impeachment hearing

Even as the public debate over his presidential future opened on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump wasn’t paying it any mind. None. Like, not at all. Super not interested. “He’s in the Oval in meetings,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Wednesday morning. “Not watching. He’s working.” Trump said much the same at a…MORE

What the first public impeachment hearing tells us about the path forward

What the first public impeachment hearing tells us about the path forward

The first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday lived up to the hype, and the daylong affair gave both parties plenty to chew on as the inquiry moves forward. The senior US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, and a senior State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy, George Kent, testified before the House Intelligence Committee for hours…MORE

Most important takeaways from the first day of public impeachment hearings

Most important takeaways from the first day of public impeachment hearings

The House Intelligence Committee opened historic impeachment hearings Wednesday to investigate whether President Donald Trump (and his allies) abused his office in an attempt to strong-arm Ukraine into opening an inquiry into his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. I monitored the highly anticipated — and hugely high-stakes — hearing as it happened. Below,…MORE

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