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Highlights: Constitutional experts testify in Trump impeachment

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Watch highlights of the testimony from four law professors before Congress for the first day of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings.
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‘We Must Move Swiftly.' Democrats Won't Wait on Impeachment

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Coming off Thanksgiving recess, House Democrats signaled that their next phase of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump would move fast, potentially with articles of impeachment sent to the Senate before the end of the year.
Democrats moved their inquiry to the Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Four law professors testified, three of whom said Trump committed impeachable offenses.
Their testimony followed Tuesday's release of a 300-page report from the House Intelligence Committee outlining Democrats' case that Trump asked the Ukrainian government to intervene in U.S...
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But Is It Impeachable?

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The House Judiciary Committee, in its first public impeachment hearing, went back to the basics of the Constitution.
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Watch live: Impeachment hearings led by House Judiciary Committee

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Livestream of the Judiciary Committee hearings in the next phase of the Trump impeachment effort following the hearings led by the Intelligence Committee.
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Legal scholars say Trump has committed impeachable offenses at House Judiciary hearing

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Three prominent legal scholars, invited to testify by House Democrats, said that President Trump's actions regarding Ukraine meet the constitutional definition of impeachable offenses, as the process moved to the House Judiciary Committee today, while he Republican's lone witness dismissed the Democrats' case as “wafer-thin.”
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Witness apologizes for mentioning Barron Trump

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WASHINGTON - A Democratic witness at the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing is apologizing for bringing up the name of President Trump's 13-year-old son, Barron.
Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan said Wednesday that ”it was wrong of me to do that,” adding, ”I do regret it.”
Karlan's apology came after she faced a firestorm of criticism from Republicans, including first lady Melania Trump, who tweeted that “a minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics.”
Karlan had joked earlier Wednesday that the president can “name his son Barron, he can't make him a...
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What is bribery? Trump impeachment hearing highlights Democrats' dilemma

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What is bribery? The question was robustly debated by legal experts on Wednesday during a congressional hearing in the impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Legal experts called by Democrats tell Congress that Trump's actions are impeachable

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Three legal experts told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival amounted to impeachable offenses, in a hearing that laid the groundwork for formal charges to be filed against the president.
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Dems exhale as they dodge impeachment debacle

Dems exhale as they dodge impeachment debacle

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler vowed that he wouldn't “ take any shit ” at the panel's first impeachment hearing Wednesday. And the forecast called for a lot of it. But in the end, the storm never truly arrived. Democrats spent weeks dreading that their momentum for their impeachment case against President Donald Trump, which they have built steadily since September, would crumble once the fractious and unpredictable Judiciary Committee regained control of the proceedings. Republicans on the panel, among them some of Trump's most loyal and theatrical allies, would surely...
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Melania Trump says impeachment witness who brought up her son Barron in testimony should be 'ashamed'

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Pamela Karlan, a professor of public interest law at Stanford Law School, testified in a congressional hearing Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, where she discussed the constitutional power of the president.
When asked by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to compare kings' conduct with Trump's, Karlan made a point to say that the president does not have the power to "do anything he wants" like a king does.
"The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron," Karlan said during the hearing.
The First Lady...
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The biggest takeaways from the House Judiciary Committee's first public impeachment hearing

The biggest takeaways from the House Judiciary Committee's first public impeachment hearing

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The House Judiciary Committee launched its first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday into President Donald Trump .
Three legal experts gave powerful testimony that Trump abused his office and should be impeached.
The GOP's witness contradicted his own previous testimony .
The judiciary committee houses a number of firebrand Republicans known for their scorched earth style of attacks, and Wednesday's hearing quickly devolved into theatrics and partisan mud-slinging.
Scroll down to read the key takeaways from the committee's hearing.
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Trump Impeachment Hearings: Legal Scholars' Testimony In Both Trump, Clinton Cases Stress 'Abuse of Power'

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As House Democrats continue their impeachment inquiry, here's a look at what the legal experts said Wednesday and before former President Clinton's hearing in 1998.
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Moderate Dems warn against 'kitchen sink' impeachment push

Moderate Dems warn against 'kitchen sink' impeachment push

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A group of House Democratic centrists are warning their caucus that any case against President Donald Trump should steer clear of Robert Mueller - resurfacing an ugly internal debate on impeachment that could complicate the coming weeks. Multiple moderates - including freshman lawmakers deemed most at-risk in 2020 - have urged Democrats not to relitigate the issues in the Mueller report in their own investigation into the Ukraine scandal. But key Democrats, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, have suggested that it could be included in eventual articles of...
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House Democrat, 'Weary' Over Impeachment Hearings, Is Done

House Democrat, 'Weary' Over Impeachment Hearings, Is Done

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Can you really blame him? Democratic Rep. Denny Heck says he's not seeking re-election next year, declaring himself "weary" after the impeachment hearings. Heck, who was first elected to serve his Washington state district in 2012, sits on the House Intelligence Committee and participated in last month's impeachment hearings, Politico...
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Republicans Slam Abrupt End to Impeachment Hearing

Republicans Slam Abrupt End to Impeachment Hearing

After a marathon 14-hour debate on articles of impeachment against President Trump Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler surprised Republicans by... Read more ...

FCC Approves A New 3-Digit Suicide Hotline

FCC Approves A New 3-Digit Suicide Hotline

When the rule is finalized, people struggling with suicidal thoughts will be able to get help by dialing 988. Read more ...

Boris Johnson won his UK seat flanked by comedy candidates including Elmo...

Boris Johnson won his UK seat flanked by comedy candidates including Elmo and Lord Buckethead in the weirdest image of the 2019 election

Boris Johnson held his Conservative seat in the constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip, overcoming some unusual candidates. Lord Buckethead, Count Binface, and a man... Read more ...

The absurd life of Boris Johnson the Brexit-backing UK Prime Minister who is...

The absurd life of Boris Johnson the Brexit-backing UK Prime Minister who is set to win a huge majority in the 2019 election

Boris Johnson is set to remain UK Prime Minister with a massive majority following the December 2019 General Election. Exit polls predict that Johnson's Conservatives will have... Read more ...

U.S. and China reach partial trade deal

U.S. and China reach partial trade deal

The United States and China have struck a preliminary, mini-trade deal, two people familiar with the negotiations said today, a move that will calm tensions that have roiled... Read more ...

Mitch McConnell Says There's ‘No Chance' Trump Will Be Removed From Office

Mitch McConnell Says There's ‘No Chance' Trump Will Be Removed From Office

“My hope is there won't be a single Republican who votes for either of these articles of impeachment," the Senate majority leader said. Read more ...

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson loses her seat in a shock general...

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson loses her seat in a shock general election result

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson loses her seat. Swinson lost her seat to the Scottish National Party in a shock general election result. Swinson went into the UK election... Read more ...

Boris Johnson Claims 'Powerful New Mandate' For Brexit

Boris Johnson Claims 'Powerful New Mandate' For Brexit

The victory makes Johnson the most electorally successful Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher. Read more ...

Shock exit poll shows Boris Johnson's Conservative party is heading for a...

Shock exit poll shows Boris Johnson's Conservative party is heading for a huge majority in the UK general election

Boris Johnson is on course to win a parliamentary majority according to the official UK exit poll. The poll points to a clear majority for Johnson's Conservative... Read more ...

Federal Court Rules American Samoans Are U.S. Citizens Under The Constitution

Federal Court Rules American Samoans Are U.S. Citizens Under The Constitution

A U.S. District judge in Utah said it was unconstitutional for people born in American Samoa to be considered U.S. “nationals” and not citizens with full rights. Read more ...