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Gen. Frank McKenzie, center front, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, walks as he visits a military outpost in Syria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. McKenzie made the unannounced visit to Syria, traveling to five different military outposts to meet with troops, hear from commanders and talk with the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
General: US committed to Syria fight; Missions up against ISThe top U.S. commander for the Middle Ease is offering reassurances that the U.S. remains committed to its mission in Syria
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Senate Trial Is 'the Saddest Thing Ever'Hoping the impeachment trial will sway Republicans or spark angry calls to Capitol Hill? Maureen Dowd's column is a cold splash in the face. The New York Times writer describes bored senators, GOP staffers celebrating at night, and Democratic office phones sitting in silence. "Nobody cares," a Dem staffer tells...
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NH GOP committeeman loses reelection effort A prominent member of the New Hampshire GOP has lost his national post
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In Tijuana, the Mexican side of a cross-border garden, is located in a popular recreational area on the Pacific Ocean, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The U.S. Border Patrol, reacting to a breach it discovered in a steel-pole border wall believed to be used by smugglers, gave activists no warning this month when it bulldozed the U.S. side of the cross-border garden on an iconic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On Saturday, after a public apology for "the unintentional destruction," the agency allowed the activists in a highly restricted area to resurrect the garden. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
Border Patrol allows replanting after bulldozing gardenReacting to an opening in a border wall, the Border Patrol gave activists no warning when it bulldozed the U.S. side of a cross-border garden that they had tended to since 2007 on an iconic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean
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In recording Trump asks how long Ukraine can resist RussiansPresident Donald Trump inquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that included the indicted associates of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani
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In this image from video, White House deputy counsel Patrick Philbin speaks during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
Trial highlights: Transcript talk, handshakes for defensePresident Donald Trump’s lawyers on Saturday argued a robust version of one of the president’s favorite phrases to tweet: “read the transcript!” It was the first day of defense arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial, and the Senate gathered for two quick hours in a rare Saturday session
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Iowa Has a New Front-RunnerWith only nine days to go in Iowa, a New York Times /Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers has a new frontrunner—and he's no moderate. The survey of 1,689 registered Iowa voters puts Bernie Sanders in the lead at 25%, ahead of center-left hopefuls and a high-profile liberal....
Newser5 hours ago
WH Counsel: 'That's Fake, That's Not the Real Call'Enter the defense. President Trump's legal team, led by personal lawyer Jay Sekulow and White House counsel Pat Cipollone, gave a two-hour presentation Saturday morning against impeaching the president, the Washington Post reports. This after House managers, led by Rep. Adam Schiff, argued that Trump had abused his power and...
Newser6 hours ago
FILE - In this June 30, 1994, file photo, Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-Calif.), meets reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Stark, Jr., an influential Democrat whose legislative work helped reshape America's health care system, has died. He was 88. Stark's family said he died Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at his home in Maryland. They did not disclose a cause of death. (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)
Pete Stark, congressman who reshaped health care, dies at 88Former California Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark, Jr., an influential Democrat whose legislative work helped reshape America's health care system, has died
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporterSecretary of State Mike Pompeo has lashed out in anger at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she had asked him in an interview about Ukraine
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