Mike Pence is officially part of the Trump impeachment investigation

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attend a meeting on religious freedom at United Nations headquarters on September 23, 2019 in New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Democrat-led impeachment inquiry has now come for Trump’s right-hand man. Top House Democrats have added another person to the growing list of diplomats, law enforcement officials, and intelligence officials they want information from as part of their impeachment inquiry into the president: Vice President…

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Trump insists he just wants foreign countries to tackle “corruption.” Here’s why that’s absurd.

Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House on Friday. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It took one question from a reporter on Friday to destroy Trump’s new talking point. To hear President Donald Trump tell it, his desire to get foreign governments like Ukraine and China to open investigations into the Biden family is all about principled corruption concerns, not politics. “I don’t care about Biden’s campaign, but I do care about corruption,” Trump told…

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A Republican senator just made new claims about whether Trump linked Ukrainian military aid to investigations

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) in June 2016. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Sen. Ron Johnson spoke out on the topic Friday. A top US diplomat told Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) that the Trump administration was blocking hundreds of millions of dollars in US military aid to Ukraine until the country agreed to launch investigations Trump was demanding, Johnson told the Wall Street Journal Friday. Johnson said that the US ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland,…

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The Hong Kong government tried to ban face masks. Protesters are already defying it.

A demonstrator offers face masks during a protest against a government ban on face masks in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019. | Laurel Chor/Getty Images Protesters in masks have been a defining image of the Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations. The Hong Kong government has invoked a colonial-era law to ban face masks in an attempt to crack down on the months-long protest movement that’s gotten increasingly tense in recent weeks. Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s…

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Amazon’s video app should be coming back to Apple. But get ready to see more streaming fights.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a 2015 Emmy party. | Amanda Edwards/WireImage In 2019, everyone’s a streamer, which means everyone’s a competitor. Amazon’s Prime Video app, which disappeared from Apple’s app stores this morning, should be returning shortly. That comes from a person familiar with the disappearance, who suggests that it’s related to a bug in Amazon’s app that Amazon is working to fix. I’ve asked both companies for comment. But now, since you’re here:…

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A landmark law disrupted the gig economy in California. But what comes next for Uber drivers?

In May, California passed legislation that rewrote the rules for the gig economy, making it harder for companies like Uber and Lyft to categorize drivers as independent contractors. | Getty Images Uber and Lyft drivers need to decide if they want to unionize, and how. Plus, legal and political challenges are looming. In May, California passed landmark legislation that rewrote the rules for the gig economy, including the more than 300,000 drivers who work for…

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