What really happened in Syria over the past 24 hours, explained

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shake hands after meeting about Syria on October 22, 2019. | Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russia got everything it wanted, despite Trump’s strange victory lap. As the United States withdrew its troops from Syria this week, some Kurds threw food and stones at the departing American convoys. It was an ignominious close to the US efforts in the country — and it foreshadowed what could very…

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House Republicans’ impeachment stunt is an attempt to distract from the allegations against Trump

Flanked by about two dozen House Republicans, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks as House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) listens during a press conference on October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.  | Alex Wong/Getty Images Here’s why House Republicans stormed into an impeachment deposition on Wednesday. For weeks, House Democrats have been deposing current and former Trump administration officials behind closed doors as part of their impeachment inquiry — and for just as long, Republicans…

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