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Huge amount of ego: how Bloomberg and Trump ended up fierce rivals   50%

The New York billionaires can be best described as mortal enemies – but that wasn’t always the case

These days Donald Trump and Mike Bloomberg can best be described as mortal enemies.

The former New York mayor’s campaign against the president is leveraging Bloomberg’s deep pockets to oust his fellow Manhattan billionaire. Bloomberg has hired hundreds of staffers and organizers across 30 states. Bloomberg’s ads are ubiquitous on TV and his campaign has reserved a 60-second spot during the Super Bowl with an estimated price tag of $10m.

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Iran tensions: Donald Trump claims Qassem Soleimani planned to blow up US embassy   -6%

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani shortly after he landed in Iraq last week in part because “they were looking to blow up our embassy”.The remarks could shed more light on what so far has been largely vague descriptions of the intelligence that drove Trump’s administration to conclude that killing Soleimani and disrupting his plots would justify any fallout Washington may face.The US saw some of the repercussions from…

Trumps is the third impeachment in US history and no case has been stronger | Jonathan Freedland   15%

In contrast with Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, no chicanery was needed to ensnare Trump. He brought this on himself

The trial of Donald Trump, which opens in earnest on Tuesday, is the third presidential impeachment in US history – and the most legitimate. For the first time, an American president will face the ultimate sanction not because he walked into a legal trap set by his opponents, or because of some broader, underlying rift in society, but because of the actual “high crimes and misdemeanors” on the charge sheet. Legally, the Senate has never confronted a stronger case for the removal of a sitting president than the one it is about to hear.

Impeachment tends to come down to a bald question: has a law been broken? With Trump the answer could not be clearer

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Trump gives dramatic account of Soleimani's last minutes before assassination  

In audio recording obtained by CNN, Trump says Soleimani was 'saying bad things about our country' before the strike, which led him to authorize the killing

11 Americans Were Hurt in Iran Missile Strike, Military Says, Contradicting Trump  

The service members showed symptoms of concussions after Iranian missiles hit air bases in Iraq last week. President Trump had said that “no Americans were harmed.”

Supreme Court to hear challenge to auto-dialing ban   -17%

Sanders sits atop pack in tight race in Iowa — Impeachment trial puts spotlight on endangered Senate incumbents

Trump needs a short leash as impeachment trial looms | Opinion   -40%

Like criminal defendants facing trial, Trump should be restricted while impeachment is pending.


Impeachment Trial Puts Susan Collins, Stung by Kavanaugh Backlash, Under Scrutiny  

The four-term Maine senator, who crossed party lines to vote against President Clinton’s impeachment, must now decide whether to break with President Trump.

Trump, EU chief to meet in Davos as U.S tariffs loom over digital tax -sources   -5%

Donald Trump is expected to meet with EU leader Ursula von der Leyen in Davos, Switzerland, next week, three sources said on Friday, as tensions mount between the allies over tariff threats and the U.S. president faces an impeachment trial at home.

Impeachment Spoiler Alert: There Will Be No Impartial Justice in Donald Trumps Impeachment Trial   25%

Susan B. Glasser on the first day of Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.

Youre a liberal hack: Republican senator snaps at CNN journalist who asked her about impeachment trial  

Martha McSally lashes out at CNN's Manu Raju after he asks about explosive new findings in Donald Trump's impeachment

"They Must Conduct a Full and Fair Trial": Senators Sworn In for Historic Trump Impeachment Trial  

For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more information is coming to light about the actions of President Trump and his associates. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the White House Office of Management and Budget violated federal law by withholding $400 million in aid money to Ukraine even though the funds had been allocated by Congress. We speak with attorney John Bonifaz, co-founder and president of Free Speech for People and co-author of "The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump."

Trump's trial begins at the start of an election year  

The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony on Jan. 16 senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of "impartial justice'' as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.

Anti-abortion group announces $52 million budget to reelect Trump and anti-abortion Senate majority   6%

A major anti-abortion group announced on Friday a $52 million budget in battleground states to reelect President Donald Trump and an anti-abortion Senate majority in 2020.

Cuomo: Trump believes power should be abused  

CNN's Chris Cuomo takes a closer look at President Trump's views on corruption.

As Iran tensions smoulder, Donald Trump suddenly loves allies he berated for three years   -3%

As tensions fester with Iran, US President Donald Trump finds himself turning to the very people and entities he has spent three years dismissing or alienating: Nato, Western allies and US intelligence agencies.Trump, who once said that US spy agencies should “go back to school”, is now highlighting the intelligence services’ work that led to the fatal air strike against Iran’s most powerful general. “There’s some dripping irony, but nobody thinks all of a sudden he loves us,” said Marc…

Letters to the Editor: Trump is giving us a real-time lesson in how democracies die   20%

Trump believes the Constitution lets him do whatever he wants. If we let him get away with this, our democracy will have died.

Trumps Iranian precipice  

The new year began with yet another senseless foreign-policy decision by U.S. President Donald Trump.

GAO: Administration broke law by withholding aid  

The Government Accountability Office said the Trump administration broke the law when it withheld US security aid to Ukraine last year that had been appropriated by Congress, a decision that's at the heart of the House's impeachment case against President Donald Trump.

Trump Ridicules Khamenei, Urges Tehran To 'Make Iran Great Again'   -16%

U.S. President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to warn Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be "very careful with his words" after the Iranian called the U.S. leader a “clown” during a Tehran sermon.

Trumps Next Trade Fight Could Be With Europe  

Fiery remarks by Europe’s new trade commissioner hint at what could be President Trump’s biggest trade battle this year.

Iran missile strike: Two US-Iraq bases hit by 22 rockets in revenge attacks as crisis escalates  

Donald Trump tweets 'all is well' as UK says it is 'concerned by reports of casualties'

Trump warns Irans Khamenei to be very careful with his words   -21%

In a warning to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, US President Donald Trump said on Friday that the leader “who has not been so Supreme lately should be very careful with his

Trump impeachment: how the day unfolded as House sends articles to Senate video  

Donald Trump faces a trial after the House of Representatives voted to send articles of impeachment against him to the Senate. Here's how a frantic day on Capitol Hill unfolded

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Flagging Support: Iranians Defy Officials By Refusing To Tread On U.S., Israeli Banners   1%

A video showing students at Tehran's Shahid Beheshti University refusing to walk on U.S. and Israeli flags went viral on social media over the weekend and featured in a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump. Similar incidents suggest a growing opposition to disrespecting U.S. flags and shouting "Death to America," two practices that have been part of Iranian propaganda for four decades.

'It's going to be devastating': Senators gear up for strict impeachment trial rules   20%

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will be an unusual event in more ways than one.

Nunes aide exchanged information with Lev Parnas about Ukraine campaign, docs reveal   5%

New documents released Friday evening by House Democrats show communications between indicted Rudy Guiliani associate Lev Parnas and an aide to the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee in which they arrange interviews with Ukrainian officials and apparent meetings at the Trump hotel in Washington, DC, including with Giuliani.

Trump allies draw up plan to limit damage from impeachment trial  

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies plan to launch a massive effort to limit damage to his chances of re-election as the Senate trial to determine whether to remove him from office gets under way in earnest next week.

Editorial: The House's half-baked effort to take its war powers back from Trump   -16%

The House passed a resolution Thursday directing President Trump to stop using U.S. armed forces against Iran without congressional authorization. Even if it passes the Senate, it won't solve the problem presented by outdated authorizations to use military force in the Middle East.

A Meticulous Account of Trumps Tenure Reads Like a Comic Horror Story   35%

“A Very Stable Genius,” by the Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump’s time in office to date.

Defense secretary 'didn't see' intelligence backing Trump's claim of Iran plot against U.S. embassies   1%

Despite Trump's claim that slain Iranian general had been planning attacks on four U.S. embassies, senior administration officials cite no specific intelligence. In Iran, anti-government demonstrations spread to several cities.

Trump has savaged the environment. The planet cannot afford a second term | Ross Barkan   -6%

The president just launched one of his most grievous attacks on the environment yet. Democrats must recognize the stakes

What are the consequences of a second term of Donald Trump? To even consider the question sends the left-leaning mind into a paroxysm. Everything from nuclear war to the utter collapse of American democracy looms large in the imaginations of otherwise sober-minded people.

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Celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz to defend Donald Trump in impeachment trial   38%

America’s most famous celebrity lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, said on Friday he would be part of the legal team defending US President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial.According to US media reports, another high-profile member of the team will be Ken Starr, the special prosecutor in the 1988 Bill Clinton impeachment.Starr is a hero to many on the right, even if Clinton ultimately was acquitted in the Senate.“Professor Dershowitz will present oral arguments at the Senate trial to address…

Senators are sworn in as Trump's impeachment trial gets under way video   16%

Seven House impeachment managers delivered impeachment articles against the US president, Donald Trump, to the Senate, officially marking the opening of the trial. 

Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment manager, read from impeachment resolution 755, impeaching Trump for high crimes and misdemeanours. The trial is scheduled to begin on January 21

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House Democrats face multiple challenges as they prepare to argue for Trumps removal  

The seven impeachment managers face a hostile jury in the 53-seat GOP majority Senate.

Esper: Trump believed Iran was targeting U.S. embassies  

Esper said he shares Trump's view Iran was eyeing U.S. embassy attacks.

U.S. House committee renews push for Pompeo Iran testimony, subpoena threat   -15%

A U.S. House of Representatives committee renewed a threat on Friday to subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if he does not provide information about Iran policy and President Donald Trump's ordering of the strike that killed an Iranian military commander.

National Archives apologizes and removes altered photo of 2017 Women's March: 'We made a mistake'  

The National Archives admitted to altering a 2017 photograph of the Women's March to censor signs referencing women's anatomy and President Donald Trump's name, according to The Washington Post.