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Democratic Calls for Impeachment Inquiry Grow as Leaders Instead Vow to Toughen Tactics

WASHINGTON — A bloc of liberal Democrats began pressing on Tuesday for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump, underscoring party divisions and the growing difficulties that Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces as she tries to chart a more methodical course.

Mr. Trump’s latest defiance of congressional oversight demands precipitated the break among Democrats. The former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II, who had been called to testify on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee about the president’s attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation, skipped the scheduled hearing after Mr. Trump ordered him to ignore lawmakers’ subpoena.

Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the committee chairman, promised to hold Mr. McGahn in contempt of Congress and warned other potential witnesses to expect new hardball tactics — like changing House rules to allow fines for people held in contempt — but he stopped short of publicly endorsing impeachment. He later issued subpoenas for testimony to Mr. McGahn’s former chief of staff, Annie Donaldson, and Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, both key figures in the special counsel investigation.

House Democrats also continued to negotiate this week with the staff of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, over his own potential testimony, according to two people familiar with the conversations.

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Hosted by Michael Barbaro, produced by Alexandra Leigh Young, Luke Vander Ploeg and Paige Cowett, and edited by Lisa Tobin

As President Trump continues to stonewall Congress, House Democrats are split on what to do next.

michael barbaro

From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.” Today: In the weeks since the release of the Mueller report, the Democratic Party has been struggling with how to proceed. Now, divisions are emerging as a group of House members are pushing their leaders to open impeachment proceedings, saying the current strategy is not working. It’s Wednesday, May 22.

nicholas fandos

Hey, guys.

michael barbaro

Hey.

nicholas fandos

Sorry I’m late.

michael barbaro

Did you run over — did you run from the Capitol?

nicholas fandos

I raced over from the Capitol, where House Democrats were figuring out what the hell to do next.

michael barbaro

Nick Fandos covers Congress for The Times. So, Nick, tell us about the situation around Don McGahn up until Monday night.

nicholas fandos

So after the Mueller report was released more than a month ago, the House Judiciary Committee quickly identified Don McGahn, the former White House counsel, as perhaps the most important fact witness for their investigation into obstruction of justice.

archived recording

McGahn sat for more than 30 hours of interviews with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Democrats say he’s a key witness on obstruction.

nicholas fandos

McGahn had provided hours and hours of testimony about important episodes in which the president tried to undercut or thwart the special counsel’s investigators, including trying to have Mr. Mueller himself removed from the probe. So Democrats initially write to Mr. McGahn and a number of other witnesses asking for him to voluntarily provide documents and testimony to the committee. He says no. His lawyer says, we’re not going to come in voluntarily.

archived recording

House Democrats are throwing down another gauntlet tonight in the increasingly bitter battle over the Mueller report. Their would-be point man for impeachment, Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, has subpoenaed a key White House insider.

nicholas fandos

So the committee authorizes and then issues a subpoena for him to produce relevant documents that he had handed over to the special counsel and to come in this Tuesday and testify before live television cameras in the House Judiciary Committee hearing room. So that’s essentially where we were on Monday, wondering, is Don McGahn going to show up? But, by the early afternoon, we start to get wind that he’s not going to show up, under order from the White House not to appear.

archived recording

President Trump escalated his stonewalling of Congress today, directing former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena and skip a House Judiciary hearing scheduled for tomorrow.

michael barbaro

So the White House has said, don’t go.

nicholas fandos

Right. So the White House comes armed with a Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel memo that says the president’s closest advisers are immune — absolutely immune — from congressional subpoenas and don’t have to appear for testimony.

archived recording (donald trump)

These aren’t, like, impartial people. The Democrats are trying to win 2020. They’re not going to win with the people that I see, and they’re not going to win against me. The only way they can maybe luck out — and I don’t think that’s going to happen, it might make it even the opposite, that’s what a lot of people are saying — the only way they can luck out is by constantly going after me on nonsense.

nicholas fandos

Now, that left McGahn himself with a choice. He’s no longer an employee of the White House. He’s a lawyer back in private practice at the firm where he used to work. And while he can use that as a shield to protect himself from the committee, he himself has to make a choice whether or not to go. And it’s a difficult one, because he is basically deciding between being held in contempt of Congress, which, even in this hyper-partisan era, is a black stain, but, on the other side, he doesn’t want to run afoul of President Trump, not only because Mr. McGahn continues to move in Republican circles, but the firm he works for does quite a bit of business with Republicans. And if the president were to, say, blackball them, it could have pretty grave ramifications. So his lawyer, by late Monday night, says, I’m sorry, Chairman Nadler, but my client is not going to be showing up on Tuesday morning.

michael barbaro

Basically, he is going to follow the White House’s instructions not to testify.

nicholas fandos

That’s correct. McGahn says no.

michael barbaro

So I have to assume that the Democrats are furious, because this just keeps happening. They cannot get anyone in the president’s orbit to testify.

nicholas fandos

Door after door after door has been slammed in their face. So they’ve already gone through this whole back and forth with Attorney General Bill Barr, who ultimately refused to come in and give testimony. He then refused to hand over material that they had subpoenaed — some of the underlying documents of the Mueller report — and instructed President Trump to claim executive privilege over it. You have the case of Bob Mueller. They’re trying to call in the special counsel himself to testify and have been yet to be able to agree to a date for that to happen. And one that, as of Monday, had still been open, was Don McGahn, their potential star witness in an obstruction case. And so Monday night, as they’re getting ready for a hearing on Tuesday where they know that this guy is likely not to show up, they’re just fuming.

michael barbaro

So what did they actually do?

nicholas fandos

Speaker Pelosi, with her caucus chattering about yet another defied subpoena, walks into a series of meetings with her leadership team — with party leaders, chairmen, the kind of senior figures of her party that, as they say, are the kind of steering committee of the Democratic caucus in the House. Now, remember that Pelosi herself has been one of the kind of leading critics within the Democrats of impeachment. She said Trump isn’t worth it, and it’s too divisive for the country. So Pelosi begins to talk about her frustrations that the war between the legislative and the executive branch is overshadowing House Democrats’ legislative agenda. You know, they’ve been passing big Democratic priority items — health care bills to shore up the Affordable Care Act, they passed last week the Equality Act.

michael barbaro

It’s funny, as you said that, I just realized I didn’t know that something called the Equality Act was passed.

nicholas fandos

Yeah, Trump is sucking all of the oxygen out of the room, and it’s a problem. And she’s essentially throwing it out there to the group to discuss and lamenting it. And that’s when Jamie Raskin, a second-term congressman from suburban D.C. on the Maryland side — he’s got a crazy head of hair, he’s a constitutional law professor — he jumps in and says, Madame Speaker, I actually have a suggestion on this point. And Raskin essentially makes a pitch that’s on the minds of a number of Judiciary Committee members — several of them are sitting there with him. And he says, I think that the time has come, and we ought to consider opening a formal impeachment inquiry. You say you’re concerned about this fight overtaking the rest of our work. This will allow us to centralize all of the fights over subpoenas and documents. It may give us better standing in the courts to get information and help judges expediate our cases. And you can point to this thing when people ask you questions and say, hey, it’s ongoing. We await their recommendation. And keep going about your work.

michael barbaro

What does he mean by centralize it? What’s the argument?

nicholas fandos

So right now, you have roughly five different House committees that are asking the White House and the Trump businesses and individuals for information that are potentially relevant to this impeachment question. And he’s basically saying, hey, we’re all getting shut down. And we’re being told by the White House that we don’t have a legitimate reason for doing this, and we’re just kind of going on a fishing expedition. So, hey, if we open an impeachment inquiry, we can say, we do have a legitimate purpose. This is a foundational purpose outlined in the Constitution, and we need that information. And it would make the Judiciary Committee a kind of clearinghouse for those five committees looking for financial information on the president, looking for testimony or grand jury information about obstruction of justice or Russian election interference. It would, in his view, strengthen the Democrats’ hand in this fight against the White House.

michael barbaro

And what is Pelosi’s reaction in this room to this pitch for opening up impeachment hearings?

nicholas fandos

She essentially says, we need to stay the course. We’ve put in place a strategy. We’re going to issue subpoenas. We’re going to conduct our investigations. We will hold witnesses in contempt if they defy those subpoenas, and we’ll go to court to enforce things. And we think it’s starting to work.

michael barbaro

But how can she argue that that’s working when she just learned that yet another person around the president has thumbed his nose at a subpoena?

nicholas fandos

Well, just an hour or two before, a federal district judge here in Washington had ruled in a largely unrelated case that a House Democratic subpoena for Trump financial records was legitimate. And, importantly, the judge rejected an argument that the Trump administration and the president’s lawyers have been making to almost every request — that the requests are not legitimate and exceed Congress’s oversight authority. The judge said, no, it’s not up to the courts to decide that. And it’s not up to you to decide that. Congress has its investigative prerogative, and no one ought to second-guess that. So Pelosi says, look, the courts, as we anticipated, are siding in our favor. And they’re going to. This process may be slow, but, in any case, the American people are not on board with impeachment yet. And we have time to let this play out. There’s more road to run, and we can see once we get farther down that road if an impeachment inquiry is warranted. Right now, it’s not. Around the same time, elsewhere on Capitol Hill, Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is convening the members of the House Judiciary Committee to talk about this same problem.

michael barbaro

This is truly an action-packed Monday night in Congress.

nicholas fandos

It is. And you’ve got to remember, it’s all building up to this Tuesday morning hearing. And what the Democrats need to know is how far are we going to go on Tuesday morning? How aggressive are we going to be? This is another escalation from the executive branch. What do we want to do in response? So Nadler’s hearing from member after member that we’ve got to up the ante here. This is getting ridiculous. We’re running out of choices. An impeachment inquiry seems to be one of the few options that we have left. And they talk through it as a group, and Nadler is not closed-minded to the idea. So they wrap up, and Jerry Nadler walks back over to the Capitol and goes in to meet with Nancy Pelosi and with, this time, a small inner circle of the most senior leaders of the House. He presents, again, as Jamie Raskin had earlier, this idea about the advantages of opening an impeachment inquiry at this point. And, again, Pelosi says, essentially, stay the course. And so what they end up discussing or are left to discuss is what other options short of impeachment are still left unused? The issuance of additional subpoenas, moving more quickly on contempt citations, even using potentially legislative priorities of the president or Congress’s power of the purse as leverage to try and get compliance in subpoenas.

michael barbaro

So everything short of impeachment that could possibly unlock some of these documents and witnesses that House Democrats can’t get their hands on.

nicholas fandos

That’s right. So the meeting wraps up, and Nadler quickly convenes another call of his Judiciary Committee members to give them a verdict, and essentially communicates that they will up pressure, that he will issue a pretty stark threat to McGahn and to others who may contemplate not complying with the committee. But he’s going to hold off for now on calling for impeachment.

michael barbaro

Nick, you’re now describing two cases in a single night where House Democrats are going to Speaker Pelosi and saying, we want your approval to do something that it feels like they could very much do on their own, which is begin impeachment.

nicholas fandos

Technically, they probably could. But what you’ve got to remember is that the House Democratic caucus is highly centralized around Nancy Pelosi. The power of chairmen, the appointment of chairmen — there are votes for some of those kind of things, but the real power derives from Pelosi. And she can take it away from them, she can block them. She can more or less order them to do one thing or another. Now, she often doesn’t get involved in the work of the committees, but with a question this significant, basically it’s Nancy Pelosi that is going to make the decision whether or not they go down the road to impeachment.

michael barbaro

And so what is the response to this escalated pressure but not impeachment plan?

nicholas fandos

So, look, I mean, it’s complicated. The members of the Judiciary Committee who are ready to go forward with this are certainly facing right now a certain measure of disappointment. But they all know that this is not a good situation for them to be in. There’s a drawback to each potential option they have here. And so there was — I don’t think a real expectation that impeachment was going to start by the end of the week. But it’s about things potentially shading in that direction. That being said, though, the party as a whole is wrestling with the best way to go forward. I think there really is agreement among Democrats about what the problem is and that there is, as they see it, a threat here. It’s a question of tactics. And those who are starting to argue for impeachment are probably still the minority. On the speaker’s side, you have a number of moderates who are from districts that Democrats won back from Republicans last year, whose voters don’t seem to care a whole lot about this issue. And you have older party stalwarts too who, just looking across the country, think that this is a dangerous situation for Democrats to be in.

michael barbaro

We’ll be right back. So, Nick, take us through this Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday morning where McGahn is supposed to show up, because he’s been subpoenaed, but he’s also been instructed by the president to ignore that subpoena. So what actually happens?

nicholas fandos

Tuesday morning, Jerry Nadler walks into the wood-paneled Judiciary Committee hearing room.

archived recording (jerry nadler)

Judiciary Committee will come to order.

nicholas fandos

He’s looking out at an empty chair. Don McGahn’s name is on the placard right in front of it.

archived recording (jerry nadler)

We welcome everyone to today’s hearing on oversight of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, former White House counsel Donald McGahn II.

nicholas fandos

Essentially, what we had was, instead of riveting or detailed testimony, is Nadler, the top Democrat, and Doug Collins, the top Republican, verbally jousting.

archived recording (jerry nadler)

When this committee issues a subpoena, even to a senior presidential adviser, the witness must show up. Our subpoenas are not optional.

nicholas fandos

And Nadler says, speaking to Don McGahn.

archived recording (jerry nadler)

If he does not immediately correct his mistake, this committee will have no choice but to enforce the subpoena against him.

nicholas fandos

He says to the Trump administration, I know what you’re doing. You’re trying to shut down this investigation. You’re trying to prevent us from being able to fully air the contents of this report. And I’m going to do everything in my power not to let you get away with it.

archived recording (jerry nadler)

We will hold this president accountable, one way or the other.

nicholas fandos

Then he defers to Doug Collins, who immediately lambastes not McGahn or the Trump administration, but Nadler.

archived recording (doug collins)

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you for all that have gathered here again. Here we go again.

nicholas fandos

Accuses him of putting on a show, of courting a confrontation, saying he doesn’t really want the testimony. He’s just trying to get a conflict.

archived recording (doug collins)

I guess at the end of the day, we can’t find something that the Mueller report lets them hang their I-word, impeachment, on, which they can’t even agree on, because the president is continuing to do his job. And we’re here again with the circus in full force.

michael barbaro

I mean, watching it, it feels like this moment reveals how the tools that Nadler and his committee have and what they’ve been deprived of — because Speaker Pelosi won’t give it to them — are pretty insufficient to the moment.

nicholas fandos

I think that is why Democrats are so frustrated. They keep going through the motions of these hearings. They keep checking the boxes that they know they’ll need when they get to court, and they’re not getting much for it. A month has passed since the Mueller Report came out, and there has not been meaningful testimony in that room or documents produced. The idea was that a 448-page report from the special counsel is dense, and most Americans don’t have time to pay attention. But if you air all of this on live television, if you saturate the airwaves with it and put Don McGahn up there in the flesh or Bob Mueller in the flesh, maybe that could change minds. And this is what Pelosi has in mind in her long-term strategy and why she feels they’re not ready for impeachment, because Trump shut that down, and the public has not been moved. And I think that Democrats as a whole — part of their desperate searching for a way forward is a recognition that the interest of voters all over the country, the kind of people that they need to hold the House and to win back the presidency, is waning on this stuff and that the window may have already begun to close on the ability to change those people’s minds.

michael barbaro

It feels like, in many ways, the Democrats are walking away from a post-Mueller report congressional oversight strategy that’s aggressive and designed to move public opinion.

nicholas fandos

What Democrats would tell you is they’re not walking away from it at all, that the Trump administration has tried to pull it off the table. And Pelosi would say, well, it’s just going to take us longer to get this information. We’ll prevail in court. We’ll get this information. Maybe it takes months or a year, but these kind of cases are slow, they’re complex. And if the evidence is there, whenever we get it, maybe we can convince the American people of it then. But it’s not there now.

michael barbaro

I have to say, it definitely feels like the president’s approach here is very much working. He avoids these embarrassing testimonies of his White House counsel, of others around him, without much cost, and with the knowledge that impeachment, the next logical step that would dislodge all these pieces of information and witnesses, that that is a very distant possibility. We know that, because Pelosi has said so.

nicholas fandos

It does feel like it’s working. I mean, looked at another way, Trump essentially has said to House Democrats, put up or shut up. Impeach me or move on. I’m not going to cooperate with endless investigations that relitigate the past if you’re not going to go all the way. And if you do want to impeach, I welcome the fight. And what it has exposed along the way, at least so far, is that if you have a president who does not mind bending or disregarding the rules that typically govern the relationship between these two branches of government, if you have a president who does not mind his attorney general or his former White House counsel being held in contempt of Congress, if you have a president who doesn’t mind losing in court, then, for a while at least, he’s not going to pay any real costs for it.

michael barbaro

Obstruction works.

nicholas fandos

I don’t think the White House would put it that way, but, in essence, yes.

michael barbaro

Nick, thank you very much.

nicholas fandos

Thank you for having me.

michael barbaro

On Tuesday afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee issued two more subpoenas, to the president’s former spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, and to Don McGahn’s former chief of staff, Annie Donaldson, who took detailed notes about many of his encounters with the president. The subpoenas demand that both testify before the committee in June. Later today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a special meeting with all House Democrats to update them on the state of the congressional investigations. Here’s what else you need to know today. The Times reports that Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, who, weeks ago, demanded the removal of the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro, may now enter negotiations with him. Such negotiations represent a turning point for Guaidó, whose momentum has quickly dissipated after a failed coup, and amid signs that Maduro’s hold on power is as strong as ever. And, in a surprise move, British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the possibility of holding a second referendum on Brexit that could eventually overturn the decision to leave the European Union.

archived recording (theresa may)

I do not believe this is a route that we should take, because I think we should be implementing the result of the first referendum, not asking the British people to vote in a second one. But I recognize the genuine and sincere strength of feeling across the House on this important issue.

michael barbaro

The offer is viewed as a last-ditch attempt by May to win over lawmakers who have already rejected her three previous efforts to remove Britain from the E.U. That’s it for “The Daily.” I’m Michael Barbaro. See you tomorrow.

“We will not allow the president to stop this investigation, and nothing in these unjustified and unjustifiable legal attacks will stop us from pressing forward with our work on behalf of the American people,” Mr. Nadler said during a brief hearing of an emotionally raw Judiciary Committee. “We will hold this president accountable, one way or the other.”

The Democrats’ divisions over how to get the administration to cede to their oversight demands grew out of their fears that Mr. Trump is succeeding not only in evading accountability himself but also in permanently rewriting the rules of engagement between the legislative and executive branches. He could set a precedent that frees future presidents from one of the Constitution’s most potent checks on their power.

“We can focus on McGahn. We can focus on Barr. We can focus on Michael Cohen. We can call the roll,” Representative Val B. Demings, a Florida Democrat on the Judiciary Committee who supports impeachment, said in an interview. “But the problem here is the president of the United States.”

Their concerns that Mr. Trump might be permanently weakening Congress’s powers prompted prominent liberal Democrats to declare privately and publicly in the past day and a half that they saw no choice but to initiate an impeachment inquiry.

The supporters of impeachment now number roughly two dozen. The new advocates included Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas, the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, a chairman of the influential Congressional Progressive Caucus; Representative Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania, the vice chairwoman of the Judiciary Committee; and Representative Donald S. Beyer Jr. of Virginia.

They argued that an impeachment inquiry would streamline disparate House inquiries and empower the chamber’s committees as they conduct oversight of the executive branch. And they expressed hope that it would show the public that the fight over documents and witnesses is not just another partisan Washington squabble, but a showdown with historic implications.

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“Congress has patiently tried to work within traditional means to get to the bottom of this extraordinary situation,” Ms. Scanlon said. “The time has come to start an impeachment inquiry because the American people deserve to know the truth and to have the opportunity to judge the gravity of the evidence and charges leveled against the president.”

Democrats are not getting help from House Republicans, who remain opposed to any additional investigation — despite the abdication of Representative Justin Amash of Michigan, who came out in favor of impeachment over the weekend.

“Here we go again — the theater is open,” Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said at the outset of Tuesday’s hearing. He accused Mr. Nadler of abusing his subpoena power to make unreasonable demands of the White House and witnesses to “get a headline.” Mr. Trump has made similar arguments, posting Tuesday on Twitter that Democrats are merely trying for a “do-over” after Mr. Mueller did not accuse him of committing a crime.

Democrats continue to hold out hopes, albeit diminishing ones, that they can secure testimony from Mr. Mueller himself. Mr. Mueller’s team is questioning the timing and format of possible testimony, including how much of any hearing would take place in public rather than behind closed doors, the two people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss negotiations.

The slow pace of the talks appears to go beyond logistics: House aides involved in the report say they have gotten the sense that Mr. Mueller, and some of his aides, would rather let his written report speak for itself than push him into the partisan fray.

Press officers for the Justice Department and the special counsel’s office declined to comment.

Though outspoken and growing in numbers, supporters of an impeachment inquiry remain a relatively small minority of House Democrats. And their calls are at odds with their own leader, Ms. Pelosi of California, who holds the ultimate decision-making power over her caucus’s strategy and has consistently warned against the divisiveness of impeachment.

Several members of Ms. Pelosi’s leadership team confronted her in private on Monday night with arguments in favor of beginning an inquiry, only to be gently swatted down with calls to stay the current course. On Tuesday, her allies pushed back hard in public.

“Candidly, I don’t probably think there’s any Democrat who probably wouldn’t in their gut say, ‘He’s done some things that probably justify impeachment,’” Ms. Pelosi’s top deputy, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, said on Tuesday. “Having said that — this is the important thing — I think the majority of Democrats continue to believe that we need to continue to pursue the avenue that we’ve been on.”

Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the No. 5 House Democrat, told reporters that it was “clear” Democrats had not won back the House majority in last year’s midterm elections by campaigning on impeachment or obstruction of justice.

But in a sign that Ms. Pelosi senses her caucus growing restless, she called a Wednesday morning meeting to update lawmakers on the status and strategy behind the House’s investigations. People involved in the investigations say that the speaker has also approved an escalation of tactics short of impeachment to try to turn the tables.

Mr. McGahn may become a test case. He skipped the Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday after being instructed to do so by the White House, leaving an empty chair where Democrats had hoped he could serve as a star eyewitness. In ordering him not to appear, the president cited a Justice Department legal opinion that the Constitution gives senior presidential aides “absolute immunity” from congressional subpoenas compelling them to testify about their official work.

ImageDonald F. McGahn II, the former White House counsel, skipped a House Judiciary Committee hearing on President Trump’s attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation.CreditErik S Lesser/EPA, via Shutterstock

In addition to fighting those claims in court, Democrats indicated that they would swiftly move to hold Mr. McGahn in contempt, perhaps taking the case straight to the House floor rather than waiting for a committee vote. They are newly considering altering House rules to allow for so-called inherent contempt penalties, like fines, people familiar with internal discussions said.

The Judiciary Committee has already voted to recommend that the full House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt for his defiance of another subpoena asking for Mr. Mueller’s full report and underlying evidence. Democratic leaders had been stalling on bringing the contempt citation to the floor of the full House, but have not indicated they will accelerate a vote when they return in June from the Memorial Day recess.

Ms. Pelosi is said to be newly open to pulling Mr. Trump’s policy priorities into the fray, too. Thus far, she had refused to touch some of Congress’s traditional leverage buttons, like government appropriations bills. They could force Mr. Trump to reassess his approach, but also run the risk of backfiring on Democrats.

The new arrows in Democrats’ quiver came after lawmakers pushing for impeachment pressed Ms. Pelosi in private meetings Monday night.

After Ms. Pelosi lamented to members of her leadership team that the battles with the president were overshadowing Democrats’ legislative agenda, Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland, argued that opening an impeachment inquiry could help solve the problem by centralizing fights with the White House over documents, according to three people in the room for the exchange, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private meeting.

Ms. Pelosi, who has long tried to move her caucus away from impeachment, was cool to opening such an inquiry right away. She asked Mr. Raskin whether he was suggesting the four other investigative committees just close up their work, the people said, and pointed out that Democrats had won an early court victory on Monday in a dispute over a House subpoena for Trump financial records.

Pressed in another meeting by Representative Steve Cohen, Democrat of Tennessee, whether she was making a political calculation in tamping down impeachment talk, Ms. Pelosi insisted the answer was no, according to one of the people.

“This isn’t about politics at all,” she said. “It’s about patriotism. It’s about the strength we need to have to see things through.”

Ms. Pelosi’s strategy still has broad backing, even among some rank-and-file members on the overwhelmingly liberal Judiciary Committee. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat of Texas, said she was not ready for an impeachment inquiry. “Our job is to educate before we activate,” she told reporters.

Representative Lucy McBath, a Georgia freshman who is one of the lone Judiciary Committee members from a swing district, said she was trying to remind her colleagues of the political realities of an ideological diverse caucus and voters who sent them there.

“For people like me that are in the kinds of districts that I am in, impeachment is not something that a lot of people in my district want to talk about,” she said. “But at the same time I am tasked with being on this committee to make sure that no one is above the law.”

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Eric Swalwell Encourages Hispanics to Take Fight Against 2019-06-22 16:54:04Hispanic voters should take their fight against President Trump to the "streets," Rep. Eric Swalwell suggested in a tweet Saturday.

Donald Trump Backs Down on Deportation Threat 2019-06-22 16:34:28"At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republic

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American Communists unite behind Green New Deal 2019-06-22 20:54:16CHICAGO — One of the Communist revolutionary's eternal problems — making a living while also pursuing the socialist dream — was thr

Police: Man dead after police-involved shooting 2019-06-22 19:20:56PHOENIX, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland say a man is dead after at least one officer fired a gun while responding to an emergency call. Baltimore Count

Sheriff: 2 Alabama inmates planned to bomb a 2019-06-22 18:04:43JASPER, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama sheriff's department says it has foiled a plan by two inmates to detonate homemade bombs in a county courthouse. Al.c

Teen shoots, injures father in self-defense in SW 2019-06-22 17:24:23VANDALIA, Mich. (AP) - Police say a 15-year-old boy shot his father to defend himself and another person in southwestern Michigan. The Cass County she

22 arrested for obstruction at christening of US 2019-06-22 17:23:36BATH, Maine (AP) - Police in a Maine city say 22 protesters were arrested outside the christening of a U.S. warship at a shipyard. The destroyer beari

Social worker and daughter found slain in Albuquerque 2019-06-22 17:22:35ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police are calling the deaths of a veteran New Mexico social worker and her 19-year-old daughter in their southeast Albuquerq

Judge in Alex Jones suit says FBI investigating 2019-06-22 16:50:20The judge overseeing a civil suit against right-wing media personality Alex Jones said Friday that the FBI was aware of threats being made about her o

Small protest as Oregon Capitol closes for potential 2019-06-22 16:36:57SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A small group of people demonstrated outside the Oregon Capitol to support a walkout by Republican lawmakers over major climate cha

US postal worker shot to death in Louisiana 2019-06-22 16:28:55SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A U.S. postal worker has been shot to death in a northern Louisiana city. Shreveport police tell KTBS-TV that the shooting happ

DHS warns of spike in cyberattacks from Iran 2019-06-22 16:26:31Iranian computer hackers are ramping up attacks against U.S. targets, a top Department of Homeland Security official said Saturday. Christopher C. Kre

Hotel owner sues insurance company after Vegas mass 2019-06-22 16:10:06LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than 4,000 people are seeking damages from MGM Resorts International related to the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that left 58 p

Police arrest Hawaii woman in fatal dog stabbing 2019-06-22 15:38:48HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu police have arrested a 19-year-old woman on suspicion of fatally stabbing her boyfriend's dog. Police said a man heard his d

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Trump’s threat to deport millions of immigrants risks 2019-06-22 22:10:00With his latest threat to round up and deport millions of “illegal aliens,” President Trump left little doubt that racially fraught rhetor

Japanese internment camp survivors protest Ft. Sill migrant 2019-06-22 20:20:00With the Trump administration planning to move 1,400 migrant children to this fortified Army post later this summer, a small group of Japanese America

Nine months after Hurricane Florence, battered North Carolina 2019-06-22 16:05:00Nine months after Hurricane Florence inundated much of eastern North Carolina, the tiny town of Trenton is still struggling to rebuild as a new hurric

Democrats converge on South Carolina for fried fish, 2019-06-22 15:55:00The largest gathering of presidential candidates ever spent their Friday night stumping for supporters in 90-degree heat and air thick with humidity a

Texas is sending 1,000 more National Guard troops 2019-06-21 21:30:00Texas is sending 1,000 more National Guard troops to its border with Mexico in response to the continuing influx of migrants, many of them families. &

A day of shifting signals on Iran strike 2019-06-21 18:40:00President Trump’s shifting accounts Friday of his abrupt decision not to launch an airstrike against Iran underscored uncertainty within his own

Supreme Court bolsters rights for developers and property 2019-06-21 16:45:00The Supreme Court’s conservative majority gave a major boost to property rights Friday, ruling that developers and landowners may go directly to

Abortion politics in Michigan could tilt the state’s 2019-06-21 14:30:00Abortion policy wars are largely being waged in brick-red states, with the support of elected officials and conservative activists. But a new front is

Curtis Flowers murder conviction is overturned. Supreme Court 2019-06-21 14:25:00The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the murder conviction of an African American man from Mississippi who had been tried six times by nearly all-wh

The stakes are high as Democratic presidential hopefuls 2019-06-21 10:00:00With so many candidates onstage, the Democratic presidential debates risk becoming a stilted, parallel-play affair, with candidates trying to squeeze

Democratic candidates vow to ban private prisons and 2019-06-21 09:00:00Democratic presidential candidates, seizing on anger over the mistreatment of immigrants at privately run detention centers, are pushing to outlaw the

Alexa, how many dogs come to work at 2019-06-21 06:00:00Casually dressed techies, blue badges flapping, dart past construction workers during morning rush hour at the global headquarters of Amazon, the jugg

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Shut Out by Shoe Giants, ‘Mom and Pop’ 2019-06-18 05:00:15A number of shoe companies have cut off many small retailers that were already struggling to adapt to shoppers’ changing behavior.

Generations of Mentorship: Conversations With L.G.B.T.Q. Elders 2019-06-18 05:00:13As gay, lesbian and transgender communities become less stigmatized — in part thanks to mentor-mentee relationships — will it be easier fo

Amy Klobuchar to Outline Plans for Her First 2019-06-18 05:00:08Ms. Klobuchar is set to unveil a list of well over 100 actions she would take in the early days of her presidency, without the involvement of Congress

Conservative Radio Host Has Doubts About Trump. His 2019-06-18 05:00:07Michael Savage was one of the first radio hosts to endorse Mr. Trump. Now he thinks the president’s fans are too uncritical. But his listeners a

Those Puppy Dog Eyes You Can’t Resist? Thank 2019-06-18 04:37:53Dogs have a muscle that lets them make a face to melt a human’s heart.

Vaccine Injury Claims Are Few and Far Between 2019-06-18 02:30:08Data from a federal program designed to compensate people harmed by vaccines shows how rare it is for someone to claim they were hurt after getting va

By the Numbers: Vaccines Are Safe 2019-06-18 02:30:04Americans have received billions of doses of vaccines for everything from measles to the flu. In 30 years, very few injury claims have been filed with

The Baltimore Symphony, Seeking Cuts, Locks Out Its 2019-06-18 01:18:42The orchestra wants to give its musicians fewer weeks of work. The players say that will affect quality.

Bill Cosby’s Father’s Day Tweet Using ‘America’s Dad’ 2019-06-18 01:17:10The entertainer, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault, asked to send out the message for the holiday, his spokesman said.

On Politics: Iran Threatens to Exceed Nuclear Limits 2019-06-18 01:06:17After Tehran said it would produce more uranium, the White House ordered another 1,000 troops to the Middle East.

Family Threatened by Phoenix Police Rejects Apology as 2019-06-18 00:51:17A department with a record number of shootings last year was shown on video aiming a gun in a shoplifting case. Critics say officers routinely blame r

At Poverty Forum, Joe Biden Says He Can 2019-06-17 23:44:23Mr. Biden said he planned on taking North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from President Trump in 2020. He also defended his approach to working

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White supremacist who plowed vehicle into crowd and 2019-06-22 22:38:53The 22-year-old white supremacist who killed a woman and injured dozens of other people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. i

‘Facebook fugitive,’ inspiration for country song, honors deal 2019-06-22 22:25:15A fugitive in Connecticut who had agreed to surrender if his “wanted” post on Facebook collected 15,000 likes has kept his word, according

Acting ICE Director Mark Morgan says he's got 2019-06-22 22:11:44President Trump decided Saturday to postpone ICE raids and mass deportations across the country, set to begin Sunday, to give Democrats more time

Human trafficking in America among worst in world: 2019-06-22 19:23:16A new State Department report on human trafficking shows the growing focus, and pervasiveness, of the terrible trade.

Death toll in Hawaii plane crash rises to 2019-06-22 18:14:51At least 11 people have died in a plane crash in Oahu, Hawaii on Friday, slightly higher than the initial count of nine.

Fake Uber driver charged with kidnapping Alabama students 2019-06-22 17:43:56An Alabama man who pretended to be an Uber driver to pick up intoxicated women has been charged with new crimes on Friday.

Woman accused of binding pup's mouth to keep 2019-06-22 16:59:43A Utah woman is facing a felony charge for torturing a companion animal after she tied a hair tie around a 4-month-old puppy's mouth for as long

Defendant throws feces at Miami judge, gets acquitted 2019-06-22 15:50:17A defendant charged with burglary decided to play dirty during his criminal trial in a Miami-Dade courtroom on Friday.

Florida man sentenced to 15 years for dismembering 2019-06-22 14:08:21A Boca Raton man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for dismembering his father's dead body, but was found not guilty of murder for the cr

Florida woman arrested after turning in estranged husband's 2019-06-22 11:08:49A Florida woman was reportedly arrested after taking firearms from her estranged husband’s home to turn into police, a day after he allegedly tr

Jesuit high school stripped of 'Catholic' label over 2019-06-22 10:06:42A Jesuit high school in Indianapolis, Indiana will no longer be recognized as Catholic by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis because it refuses to fire a

Historic Catholic marker deemed 'racist symbol' removed by 2019-06-22 08:53:49A university in California removed a historical symbol from its campus Friday in an effort to be “more inclusive” after a years-long campa

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Trump Says New Iran Sanctions Begin Monday 2019-06-22 22:53:39During huddle with administration officials Saturday at Camp David, president tweets notice about new sanctions taking effect; earlier, he told report

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Tensions With 2019-06-22 19:54:00In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted US government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, wi

Oregon Republicans Flee in Face of Climate Change 2019-06-22 18:16:00Bill requiring polluters to pay for their greenhouse gas emissions seemed poised to clear state's Democrat-controlled Legislature this week, but as m

Skydiving Plane Crash in Hawaii Kills 11 2019-06-22 16:47:00Crash of twin-engine Beechcraft King Air Friday evening happened as it took off from Dillingham Airfield on the north shore of Oahu

Iraq Boosts Security Measures at Base Where US 2019-06-22 11:23:45The stepped-up Iraqi security measures at Balad air base, just north of the capital, Baghdad, come amid sharply rising tensions in the Middle East bet

Key Quotes From Kushner Interview With Reuters Television 2019-06-22 10:43:47White House senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke to Reuters Television exclusively in advance of the release of a U.S. economic plan for the Palestinian

Iran Warns of Firm Response to any US 2019-06-22 07:37:34Trump reiterates Tehran will be denied nuclear weapons

Ecuador Ends ‘Arbitrary’ Detention of Swede Linked to 2019-06-22 04:37:51Ola Bini must remain in Ecuador while his alleged hacking attacks are investigated

Lawmakers Alarmed by State of Federal Lockups for 2019-06-22 04:14:27Immigration facilities overwhelmed with too many migrant children and nowhere to put them

Honestly, You're More Likely to Return a Lost 2019-06-22 03:36:04Researchers were surprised that people chose self-image over self-interest

US, China to Resume Trade Talks Ahead of 2019-06-18 13:19:03Xi reportedly said it was important that discussions be conducted on an equal footing, but thatboth would 'lose by fighting'

US: ‘All Evidence Points to Iran’ in Tanker 2019-06-18 13:16:54Accusation comes as President Donald Trump calls tanker attacks ‘very minor’ but warns that Tehran still risks war over pursuit of nuclear

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Missouri's last Planned Parenthood stays open on judge's 2019-06-22 20:48:43 Missouri's Planned Parenthood will remain open but it has lost its license to perform abortions. Doctors will continue performing the procedure unti

Oregon cancels legislative session Saturday over threats from 2019-06-22 19:52:53 The Oregon state senate canceled its Saturday session over concerns that militia groups could gather outside the capital and threaten lawmakers.

Japanese team dominates New York SailGP race 2019-06-22 18:34:21 High-tech racing sailboats navigated high winds and unpredictable conditions as they raced across the Hudson Bay this weekend for the New York SailGP

White House unveils $50B Peace to Prosperity plan 2019-06-22 17:54:21 The White House offered a $50 billion economic stimulus package to the Palestinian economy that will be contingent upon signing an Israeli-Palestinia

Trump to nominate Mark Esper as defense secretary 2019-06-22 17:25:01 President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Mark Esper, secretary of the Army, as the next defense secretary, among other key defe

Body found believed to be missing automotive writer 2019-06-22 16:12:04 Deputies believe a body found Thursday in a California river is that of a freelance automotive writer who vanished after riding off on a motorcycle w

First day of summer looks likes middle of 2019-06-22 15:54:03 The summer season in Northern Hemisphere officially arrived Friday, but there were some regions in the United States that apparently didn't get the

Trump to delay ICE's 10-city immigration raid 2019-06-22 11:59:25 President Donald Trump on Saturday said he will delay for two weeks raids of illegal immigrants scheduled to start in 10 cities in an effort to work

Hawaii skydiving plane crash kills all 11 people 2019-06-22 10:13:53 A small plane crashed during a skydiving excursion in Hawaii, killing all 11 people on board.

Severe weather dangers to target northern tier of 2019-06-22 09:44:00The threat to lives and property from severe thunderstorms will shift focus from the central and southern Plains to the northern tier of the nation's

Gallup: Most Americans support transgender in military 2019-06-22 09:39:20 A new Gallup poll found most Americans support openly transgender men and women serving in the military despite President Donald Trump's ban.

Seven dead in crash of motorcycles, truck in 2019-06-22 09:23:19 Seven former U.S. Marines riding motorcycles died and three others were injured in a collision with a pickup truck in rural northern New Hampshire, p

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Trump Delays Mass Deportation Raids, Seeks Deal With 2019-06-22 16:24:29"At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks..." More

‘No Way Economically This Works’: Bongino Shreds Sanders’ 2019-06-22 16:07:32"This is saying two plus two equals seven." More

I’m a Leader With ‘Common Sense’: Trump Hits 2019-06-22 15:21:04"I’m a man with common sense, and that’s what we need in this country is common sense.” More

Trump Unravels Pelosi’s Impeachment Strategy: She Knows ‘I’ll 2019-06-22 13:42:50"I think she feels that I will win much easier, I mean I've been told that by many people." More

POTUS Gets Rare Praise for Iran Handling From 2019-06-22 12:01:50"And I give him credit and I rarely do that..." More

Bill Maher Admits Dems’ Concentration Camp Remarks May 2019-06-22 11:13:45“If you want to run a campaign based on reparations and concentration camps… it’s going to be very hard to win the election." More

Deluge of Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Descends on South 2019-06-22 10:57:06"It's a great time to be in South Carolina..." More

US Ramps Up Returns of Asylum-Seekers to Mexico, 2019-06-22 10:41:13As of June 19, according to Mexican officials, 13,987 people had been returned to Mexico under MPP. More

China State Media Urges US to Drop Win-at-All-Costs 2019-06-22 10:28:44"They just want the renown as 'winners' but cannot understand the fact that they basically cannot win." More

US Conservative Group to Launch Attack Ads Against 2019-06-22 10:20:22The ad will air on MSNBC and NBC stations in Des Moines, Iowa, according to the organization. More

Cheney Leads Republicans in Giving AOC a Lesson 2019-06-18 13:53:02"Happy to help educate you." More

RNC Chair Sums It Up as Trump Supporters 2019-06-18 13:50:09"So awesome!" More

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Amid risk of US-Iran war, why presidential signaling 2019-06-23 03:25:14President Trump faces a pivotal moment. After Iran shot down a U.S. drone, he averted a threatened response, but tensions remain high.

Withdrawn retaliation strike against Iran underscores tensions 2019-06-23 03:25:14Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton prefer hardline policies against Iran. But congressional leaders are urging P

Can a 40-foot cross be secular? Supreme Court 2019-06-23 03:25:14The Bladensburg Peace Cross, a religious symbol erected to honor World War I casualties, may remain on public land, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Brotherhood, debt, and the black college rising 2019-06-23 03:25:14Morehouse 2019 grads won't have debt, and HBCU enrollment is on the uptick. Why more students are looking at HBCUs, even as debt is a big problem.&nb

'I really don't trust the attorney general': Pelosi 2019-06-23 03:25:14House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the guest at the Monitor Breakfast on Wednesday. You can watch the full C-SPAN video of Ms. Pelosi's appeara

Senate's push for Native American safety a bipartisan 2019-06-23 03:25:14Proposed bills seek to reduce violence against Native American women and children. Amid a movement to increase awareness of the deaths and disappearan

As Trump Show heads into Season Two, will 2019-06-23 03:25:14At his kickoff campaign rally in Florida, the president gave a speech that could have come from 2016. He may need new ideas to attract new voters.&nbs

Pelosi on impeachment: ‘This isn’t about politics’ 2019-06-23 03:25:14The most powerful woman ever in American politics is locked in a battle royal with a president like no other over the future of American democracy.

Dollars today for enslavement long ago? Georgetown students 2019-06-23 03:25:14After a historic vote by Georgetown students, a reconciliation fee to benefit descendants of enslaved people has not yet been approved by the sch

A fighter or a peacemaker? Amy Klobuchar is 2019-06-23 03:25:14The Minnesota senator has passed more bills than any 2020 rival, and has won over moderates and conservatives. That may not be what Democrats want.&nb

Harvard turns away Parkland survivor for racist comments 2019-06-23 03:25:14School safety advocate Kyle Kashuv was headed for Harvard University. But then comments he made as a 16-year-old surfaced on social media. Mr. Kashuv

Father of Sandy Hook victim wins defamation lawsuit 2019-06-23 03:25:14Lenny Pozner won a defamation lawsuit against authors of a book that claimed the Sandy Hook school shooting never happened. Others who lost family mem

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DOD Commemorates Founding of POW/MIA Advocacy Group 2019-06-22 15:43:20By C. Todd Lopez - As the National League of POW/MIA Families enters its 50th year, Defense Department leadership recognized the work they do to help

Iran Says Middle East Will Be ‘Set On 2019-06-22 11:56:32By Audrey Conklin - Tehran warned President Donald Trump Saturday that if the U.S. attacks Iran, the entire Middle East will be “set on fire.&r

Here’s Why Advice Columnist E Jean Carroll Says 2019-06-22 08:51:13By Shelby Talcott - The magazine columnist who accused President Donald Trump of raping her said she would not bring charges against Trump because of

Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler 2019-06-22 03:57:30By Luke Rosiak - Qatar is a nation that spends billions of dollars to influence the U.S. and has been accused of funding terrorism. Six Democrats, mo

President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Saturday, June 22, 2019-06-22 00:04:56By R. Mitchell - President Donald Trump will head to Camp David on Saturday. The White House has not yet announced what the purpose of the visit is o

Judge Unseals Text Messages Between Paul Manafort And 2019-06-21 19:30:36By Chuck Ross - A federal judge on Friday unsealed text messages between former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Fox News host Sean Hannity

Trump Administration Plans To Arrest Over 2,000 Illegals 2019-06-21 19:28:25By Jason Hopkins - The chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that his agency expects to arrest more than 2,000 illegal immigra

John Brennan Applauds Trump’s Decision Not To Strike 2019-06-21 19:26:37By Chuck Ross - Former CIA Director John Brennan on Friday applauded President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel an air strike against Iran tha

Watch: President Trump Participates in White House Congressional 2019-06-21 19:19:49By R. Mitchell - President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence opened the 2019 White House Congres

Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks ICE From Arresting Illegal Immigrants 2019-06-21 19:16:16By Jason Hopkins - A Massachusetts federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agen

Generation Blame – Grrr Graphics – Tina Toon 2019-06-21 19:14:26By Ben Garrison - Generations Blame Each Other For Their Mistakes- Tina Toon Millennials are egalitarian; they believe that immigration should be unf

Will the Trump-Iran Conflict be the Perfect Storm 2019-06-21 19:12:42By Amanda Alverez - Should anyone believe Iran’s shooting down a US Warplane is accidental? Maybe it’s plausible but is it realistic? Sho

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Mexico Is Ramping Up Its Security Efforts After 2019-06-17 18:05:37Mexico has created a security branch called the National Guard

US Blaming Iran For Bombings In Gulf Of 2019-06-15 00:26:56'Iran did do it and you know they did it because you saw the boat'

Happy 244th Birthday To US Army! 2019-06-14 16:26:35The US Army celebrates it’s 244th birthday today

The United States Army Celebrates Its 244th Birthday 2019-06-14 10:39:50Still standing stronger than ever

Delta Helps Man Finish His Goal to Mow 2019-06-13 15:50:52'I remember asking God to use me as his vessel'

Trump Unveils Patriotic Upgrade To Air Force One 2019-06-13 13:38:56'Here's your new Air Force One'

FACT CHECK: Are Muslims Allowed To Serve In 2019-06-12 13:25:04Check Your Fact debunks a series of anti-Muslim memes

Vote: Which Failed Presidential Candidate Deserved A Chance 2019-06-12 13:22:31Who would you pick?

Photos Of Travelers At US Border Compromised In 2019-06-11 21:40:36'The best way to avoid breaches of sensitive personal data is not to collect and retain it in the first place'

Child Sex Offenders In Alabama Will Be Prescribed 2019-06-11 20:02:07Child sex offenders in Alabama will be chemically castrated with the same drug used by individuals transitioning from male to female. The legislation

The Numbers Are In: ‘Vox Adpocalypse’ Was Really 2019-06-11 12:40:02People are 'united with a common goal of allowing free speech'

POLL: Women Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism 2019-06-10 17:43:00'They're looking for someone, a candidate on either side, who'll support this idea of a socialist country that they want to live in'

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Liberal Millennials, Not Surprisingly, Fail At Sex Too 2018-11-19 00:26:36Kurt Schlichter, According to the Atlantic, where I go for all my erotic 411, millennials lost the sexual revolution and they didn’t even fight

Lawmaker Looks to Allow Employers to Discriminate Against 2018-11-19 00:21:36FRANKFORT, Ky. One Kentucky lawmaker is looking to allow employers to discriminate against smokers after prefiling a bill. Sen. John Schickel, R &ndas

5 Dumb GOP Mistakes We Better Fix Before 2018-11-17 19:46:51Kurt Schlichter, The good thing about screwing up is that you can learn from your mistakes and do better next time. That, of course, assumes you are n

Escaping the Politics of Anger 2018-11-17 19:41:35Michael Reagan, I realize the Democrats took over the House, which is not new news. But I’m tired of hearing Nancy Pelosi and other liberals in

Nancy Pelosi- Dumbiest Speaker of the House in 2018-11-17 19:38:21Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi’s bid to regain the gavel intensified Frid

Jim Acosta, CNN and a Surreal Lawsuit 2018-11-17 05:30:25Matthew Vadum, Should everyone have the right to walk into the White House and ask the president stupid questions? Since it was filed earlier this wee

The truth about the fake Orthodox Jewish Left 2018-11-17 05:27:17Daniel Greenfield, Fake Orthodox Jews Against Trump You could find Rabbi Mike Moskowitz protesting for illegal aliens at “Moral Mincha” ra

How the media’s obsession with the superficial threatens 2018-11-17 05:22:28Bruce Thornton, Democracy Dies in Trivia! Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. “Democracy Dies i

Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2018 Store Hours 2018-11-17 05:18:10This list includes “Black Friday” sales hours for all stores — whether sales start on Thanksgiving or the day after. We recommend sc

4 Thoughts On The Attempted Mail Bomber 2018-10-28 08:40:42BEN SHAPIRO, So, now we know who was allegedly behind the attempted pipe bomb attacks against various and sundry Democrats in media and politics: a cr


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