The last 24 hours in the Ukraine drama were the worst for Trump yet. Here’s what happened.

President Donald Trump talks to journalists on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One and traveling to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 4, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Damning text messages. Asking for China’s help in election interference. And much, much more. Believe it or not, the Ukraine scandal embroiling President Donald Trump in an impeachment crisis is somehow only growing — and getting more…

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Warren and Sanders raise significantly more money than Biden in third quarter

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) greet each other at the start of the Democratic presidential debate in Detroit on July 30. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Warren and Sanders’ grassroots fundraising strategy is paying off. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are the powerhouses of the 2020 presidential campaign’s third-quarter fundraising — thanks primarily to small donors. The Warren campaign announced Friday it had raised $24.6 million in the…

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Mike Pence’s stunning hypocrisy on foreign election interference, in one quote

Pence at the White House last week. | Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images 2016 Pence thought foreign governments needed to stay out of American politics. His tune suddenly changed. In 2016, Mike Pence thought it was “basic” that foreign governments can’t be involved in the American political process. But three years later, his views have evolved. Speaking to reporters in Arizona on Thursday, Pence defended comments President Donald Trump made earlier in the day. Trump…

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Read Kurt Volker’s opening statement for testimony in Trump impeachment inquiry

US Ambassador to NATO and US special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker waves as he arrives at a press conference in Kiyv on July 27, 2019, following his visit in Ukraine. | Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images The former US special representative for Ukraine testified behind closed doors Thursday. Kurt Volker — the former US special representative to Ukraine, who resigned last week amid the whistleblower scandal — became the first witness to testify in House Democrats’…

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Greta Thunberg is right: It’s time to haul ass on climate change

She’s right. | Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images Economically and politically, early ambition is better. When Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the elites assembled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, she concluded with a simple message: “I want you to act as if our house is on fire.” For those elites, it was unfamiliar language. They are accustomed to talking about climate change — elites do nothing if not talk and talk about climate change…

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Repo-linked interest rates to benefit loan borrowers

For depositors, it may make sense to go for small savings schemes that are currently giving better rates than FDs.Existing borrowers should not rush to refinance their home loan to a new repo-linked product Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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Trump just expanded drug testing to hundreds of thousands of workers

University of California Los Angeles chemist Chun Brett gets vials with urine samples ready for analysis on July 5, 2006. | Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo It’s a huge win for the drug testing industry. The Trump administration just made it harder for laid-off workers to get government assistance. The Department of Labor published a new rule Friday that will allow states to expand the number of people who have to pass drug tests to get unemployment…

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Meat is unhealthy, meat is okay: Why science keeps overturning what we thought we knew

“What should a human eat” is a surprisingly difficult scientific question to answer. | Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Don’t be surprised that scientists keep updating their advice. For years, health experts have been saying that to decrease the risk of heart attacks and cancer, it’s wise to cut back on red meat, and especially processed red meat, like bacon. This week, that conventional wisdom was upended. Five systematic reviews, published Monday in…

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