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Adam Schiff: Donald Trump withholding Ukraine aid for Joe Biden dirt likely impeachable

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Sunday said if President Trump withheld military aid to compel Ukraine to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, then impeachment “may be the only remedy that is coequal to the evil that conduct represents.”


p>”This would be, I think, …

Mike Pompeo: 'World's responsibility' to confront Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said it’s the “world’s responsibility” to work together and rein in an increasingly hostile Iran, again stressing that the U.S. wants to avoid military action in favor of diplomacy.


p>Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Pompeo said the recent attack on oil infrastructure …

Donald Trump: Ukraine call 'largely congratulatory'

President Trump said Sunday his July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “largely congratulatory,” pushing back at reports he pressed the new leader to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joseph R. Biden.


p>”The conversation was absolutely perfect,” Mr. Trump told White House reporters as he departed for …

Telecommunications, utilities spend heavy on lobbying

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Lobbyists ranging from the cable industry to major electric utilities have reported spending a combined $4.2 million in the newly Democratic Maine Legislature’s busy legislative session.


p>But top spenders didn’t always get what they wanted, according to an Associated Press analysis of state lobbying reports through …

Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - After a North Carolina insurance magnate and mega-political donor was indicted on bribery charges in April, some politicians who received his campaign dollars offloaded his money by giving it to charity.


p>But Republican party organizations tied to a GOP rising star in Congress show no signs …

Lee Boyd Malvo D.C. sniper Supreme Court case looms large for fellow teen killers


p>WASHINGTON — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices’ eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, …

Hassan Rouhani, Iran president, vows to lead Persian Gulf 'energy security'

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president said Sunday his country should lead regional security in the strategic Persian Gulf and warned against the presence of foreign forces, as the country’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. deployed more troops to boost security for its Arab allies.


p>The U.S. …