Trump just refused any cooperation with the House impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump, show here speaking at a trade agreement signing ceremony October 7, issued a defiant response to House Democrats’ impeachment investigation Tuesday. | Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images White House counsel sent a blustery, eight-page letter to House Democrats Tuesday that will inevitably tee up high-stakes legal battles. The Trump White House announced it would not cooperate in any way with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry Tuesday night — a remarkably broad…

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The techlash is real, and Silicon Valley should be worried, says BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a labor union event in October 2019 | Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images “I think there is a real possibility that these companies get broken up.” Tech CEOs and their underlings have spent the past few years apologizing in Washington. Google paid a fine. Facebook paid a very big fine. Donald Trump is yelling at Silicon Valley. So is Elizabeth Warren. But will anything else come out of the techlash?…

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Poll: The majority of Americans now support impeachment

Protesters call for President Donald Trump to be impeached in New York City in June 2019. | Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images Support for impeachment has been on the rise since the release of the Ukraine whistleblower’s complaint. Support for impeachment is increasing — so much so that a majority of Americans now support it, according to a new poll this week. And that result — from Civiqs — isn’t an outlier. It’s bolstered by a…

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Read: The White House letter refusing to comply with Democrats’ impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on October 4, in Washington, DC. | Tom Brenner/Washington Post/Getty Images The White House just announced it won’t participate in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The Trump White House is refusing to participate in the House’s impeachment inquiry, the administration announced in a strongly worded letter to House Democrats Tuesday evening. The letter, from White House counsel Pat…

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GM and striking workers are losing millions of dollars a day. Here’s why the strike isn’t over.

Union members picket outside a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pennsylvania on September 16, 2019. | Matt Rourke/AP Employees want General Motors to accept that the Great Recession is over. General Motors is losing $90 million a day, and thousands of auto workers are draining their savings. Yet there’s no end in sight for the longest auto workers’ strike in decades. As the GM strike enters its fourth week, company officials and union negotiators are…

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A GOP-led Senate intel committee report states the obvious: Russia favored Trump in 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump shake hands in front of their nations’ flags ahead of a G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. | Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Trump should really take a look at this Senate report. But he won’t. The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee just released a report that states the obvious, but in these times is quite damning for President Donald Trump: Russia directed a disinformation campaign…

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Elizabeth Warren is now leading the 2020 polls

Democratic presidential hopeful Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren waves ahead of delivering a speech under the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park, New York City, on September16, 2019. | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images Slow but steady is winning her the race. Sen. Elizabeth Warren now holds a slight lead in national polls of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to the polling aggregation site RealClearPolitics — the first time that she, not former Vice President Joe…

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