Hope Hicks will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee next week

Hope Hicks will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee next week

She’s the first of Trump’s inner orbit to sit down for an interview with the Democratic-led panel. Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, will soon become the latest Trump official to testify in front of Congress amid the president’s push to block lawmakers’ investigations into his campaign and presidency. Hicks, who worked on the Trump campaign in 2016 and left the White House in March, is set to testify in front of the…

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Bernie Sanders’s definition of democratic socialism, explained

Bernie Sanders’s definition of democratic socialism, explained

Donald Trump is now at the center of Bernie Sanders’s definition of democratic socialism. Bernie Sanders sees the need to repeat himself. Four months into his second presidential campaign, Sanders took the stage at George Washington University to make his clearest case for democratic socialism. It was a case he made in 2015, too, at a speech down the road at Georgetown University, but it appears the moment has caught up to his argument. “If…

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Poland and US beef up security cooperation with additional troop rotations

Poland and US beef up security cooperation with additional troop rotations

Poland will also buy 32 F-35 fighter jets, Trump said Wednesday. The Trump administration is sending approximately 1,000 additional US troops to rotate through Poland to strengthen security ties between the two countries — though whether they will be housed in a new base named “Fort Trump,” as Poland’s president once suggested, remains to be seen. President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda announced the agreement during a joint press conference at the White…

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The fight over the 2020 census citizenship question, explained

The fight over the 2020 census citizenship question, explained

The battle over a simple question involves both Congress and the Supreme Court. And the stakes are high. The latest face-off between House Democrats and President Donald Trump is over the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 census. The House Oversight Committee voted Wednesday to recommend holding Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas in the committee’s investigation into how and why the…

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House committee votes to hold attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt of Congress

House committee votes to hold attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt of Congress

The committee is charging ahead on a contempt resolution related to the Trump administration’s US citizenship census question. A day after the full House passed a civil contempt resolution authorizing its committees to take the Trump administration to court and pursue criminal contempt cases to enforce their subpoenas, the House Oversight Committee is testing the waters. On Wednesday afternoon, the Oversight Committee passed a contempt resolution on a 24-15 vote for both Attorney General William…

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