Former FBI Director James Comey talks with

James Comey: ‘Real sloppiness’ in Russia probe but no misconduct

Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness” in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been “overconfident” about how the Russia investigation was handled.

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, Democrat of California, announces articles of impeachment for US President Donald Trump during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 10, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Schiff says impeachment isn’t a failure if Senate acquits Trump

The impeachment process won’t be a failure if President Trump is acquitted by the Senate, as seems almost certain, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said Sunday.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo smiles as he meets with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)4

Congressional Iran hawks seize on Pompeo’s potential Senate run

In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg does a meet and greet after speaking at a campaign event Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at New England College in Henniker, N.H. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)

Old and young voters show surprising allegiances in the Democratic race

It is, so far, the year of unexpected demographic juxtapositions, a year that has defied the assumptions of some pundits and politicos who say candidates of a certain age, race, or gender tend to appeal to voters who share those traits.

In 1998, the committee voted along party lines to impeach President Bill Clinton (at lectern). Twenty-one years later almost to the day, the House Judiciary Committee last week gathered to approve articles of impeachment against another president along party lines.


Clinton’s impeachment was nail-biter. Trump’s grip on GOP means his won’t be

As much as the impeachment battle over President Trump echoes that of Bill Clinton, it is also striking how much is different.

Senator Bernie Sanders.

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Bernie Sanders is not only back, he has the best shot at the nomination right now

No other candidate can argue they are in the mix to win the first three nomination contests of Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

Bruce Mann, the husband of Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, visited a phone bank staffed by volunteers for his wife's campaign.

A new Warren surrogate gingerly takes the stage: ‘Hi, I’m Elizabeth’s husband’

This week, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign rolled out a new and exceedingly low-key surrogate: Her husband, Bruce Mann, who up until now has been more likely to be folding chairs after a Warren event than taking the microphone to kick one off.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (left) and ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (right) both speaking during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday.

House Judiciary Committee approves two articles of impeachment against President Trump

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday abruptly put off a historic impeachment vote, turning back Republican attempts to derail the process and setting up final action on Friday to approve charges that President Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress.

Democratic presidential hopefuls on stage in Atlanta.

New poll finds tight race at top of Democratic primary field in New Hampshire

A new poll of New Hampshire voters has found a tight race among three contenders in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary field as Senator Elizabeth Warren’s support slipped.

Attendees cheer ahead of a President Donald Trump campaign rally in Hershey, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

At Trump rally in Pa., loyalists say ‘the Democrats are helping us’ by pushing impeachment

Hours before the president was scheduled to speak in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday evening, hundreds of people were already in line for the rally, bringing with ponchos, tents, and red “Make America Great Again” hats.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

The move handed President Trump a major Capitol Hill win Tuesday on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him.

Watch live: House committee announces two articles of impeachment against President Trump

House Judiciary Committee leaders are announcing the steps in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

President Trump (left) and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Trump tweets sharp criticism of FBI head Wray after Russia probe report

President Trump’s tweet was a rare direct attack on FBI Director Christopher Wray, who has largely been spared the public ire Trump vented at James Comey and Andrew McCabe.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced Representative Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump.

House Democrats charge Trump with two articles of impeachment

House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes over charges that he corrupted the US election process and endangered national security. The House unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate and Mayor of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign stop at the Danceland Ballroom Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Davenport. (Meg McLaughlin/The Dispatch - The Rock Island Argus via AP)

Consulting firm where Pete Buttigieg used to work will allow him to release names of clients

The McKinsey & Co. consulting firm said Monday that it will allow Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to release the identities of the clients he served when he worked for them a decade ago. Meanwhile, Buttigieg announced he would open his fundraising events to the news media and provide the names of key fundraising organizers.

Watch live: House Judiciary Committee holds impeachment hearing

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold another impeachment hearing on Monday.

WASHINGTON, DC DECEMBER 09: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) (L) reads a note as ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) (R) reacts during a committee hearing on impeachment in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Judiciary Committee formally received evidence in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, whom Democrats say held back military aid for Ukraine while demanding they investigate his political rivals. The White House declared it would not participate in the hearing. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democrats poised to hit Trump with two articles of impeachment

A House impeachment hearing quickly fell into partisan fighting Monday as lawmakers formally received the investigative findings against President Trump to lay out the case for the charges against him.

The “No Malarkey” campaign bus of Joe Biden traveling near Humboldt, Iowa, last week.

Joe Biden offers up fire and folksiness on his ‘No Malarkey’ tour in Iowa

The campaign swing showed he was more than willing to deliver some punches — and not just at President Trump.

Katie Hill answered questions from reporters after her final speech in the House of Representatives on Oct. 31.

Former congresswoman Katie Hill says, ‘I’m in the fight’

Hill, who resigned from Congress in October, writes in The New York Times that she thought about suicide but “I’m in the fight, and I’m glad it’s not all over after all.”

FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speak to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee is moving to the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, starting with a hearing Wednesday, Dec. 4 to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Nadler says House judiciary panel is expected to bring articles of impeachment against Trump later this week

Democrats have been working through the weekend on articles of impeachment and as judiciary panel members prepare for a hearing Monday for evidence from the House Intelligence Committee, which investigated President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

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