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Gingrich on Tlaib visiting Israel, Trump's New Hampshire rally, 2020 Democrat polls

Gingrich on Tlaib visiting Israel, Trump's New Hampshire rally, 2020 Democrat pollsFormer House speaker and Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich talks the news of the day on 'Fox & Friends.'



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Biden is still the Democrat to beat, but rivals see weakness

Biden is still the Democrat to beat, but rivals see weaknessIn a barn down a gravel road in Iowa, Joe Biden tore into President Donald Trump’s moral character, declaring in one of the fiercest speeches of his campaign that the words of the American president matter. The next day, Biden’s own words tripped him up. The back-to-back episodes magnified the promise and the peril of Biden’s candidacy.



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Limbaugh: It's about time somebody pushed back against the human misery caused by Democrat leadership

Limbaugh: It's about time somebody pushed back against the human misery caused by Democrat leadershipTalk radio host Rush Limbaugh comes to the defense of President Trump's Baltimore comments and sounds off on Democrats' collusion obsession on 'Fox & Friends.'



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Senior Democrat Nadler: No deadline for Trump impeachment

Senior Democrat Nadler: No deadline for Trump impeachmentA senior lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday rejected the notion that Democrats must decide whether to pursue the impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump before the 2020 election season shifts into high gear. With some Democrats warning that the window for impeachment was closing with the approach of elections, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler was asked if he thought there was a deadline. “No, I don’t,” Nadler told CNN’s “State of the Union.” His committee is charged with initiating any impeachment proceedings.



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Donald Trump 'richly deserves' to be impeached, says top Democrat on House committee

Donald Trump 'richly deserves' to be impeached, says top Democrat on House committeeDonald Trump "richly deserves" to be impeached, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee which can unilaterally launch proceedings to remove the president from office has said. Rep. Jerrold Nadler has previously said that Mr Trump was guilty of committing "high crimes and misdemeanors" – the benchmark for impeachment – but these were his strongest comments yet. "My personal opinion is that [Trump] richly deserves impeachment," Rep. Nadler told CNN's 'State of the Union'. "He has done many impeachable offences, he's violated the law six ways from Sunday." Rep. Nadler stopped short of joining a growing number of House Democrats calling for a full impeachment inquiry when pressed on his comments, but was steadfast on his general position. "The question is, can we develop enough evidence to put before the American people? We have broken the logjam. The president and the attorney general were lying to the American people constantly." Rep. Nadler has signalled privately he believes impeachment hearings should begin  Credit: Reuters In comments to aides and other members of the Judiciary committee, Rep. Nadler has signalled he has gradually become convinced the panel should proceed with impeachment hearings. He has nonetheless not staked that opinion publicly, in part because of opposition from top Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the lack of support from the Senate. "Too much has been made of the phrase 'an impeachment inquiry'," Rep. Nadler said on Friday. "We are using our full Article I powers to investigate the conduct of the president." The duelling positions illustrates the growing tension within the Democratic Party that will be a struggle to reconcile, particularly in the wake of former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony. Mr Mueller appeared before two House committees last week in nationally televised hearings and said the president wanted him fired because of his investigation – an impeachable offence. The testimony convinced more than half a dozen Democratic lawmakers to throw their support behind impeachment proceedings, pushing the overall number in favour in the House to 101. But a majority of the Democratic caucus remained skeptical of what would be a polarising move, leading Ms Pelosi to urge caution. "We will proceed when we have what we need," she said. The Democratic-led Judiciary Committee, which Rep. Nadler oversees, has been flirting with the idea of impeachment for some time, and has subpoenaed dozens of witnesses and documents. In a major escalation on Friday that drew fury from Mr Trump, the panel asked a federal judge to unseal grand jury testimony that formed the backbone of Mr Mueller's two-year probe. “My personal view is that [Trump] richly deserves impeachment,” House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler says. Nadler calls the Mueller hearing an “inflection point,” saying that “we now have to get further evidence…as we consider articles of impeachment.” CNNSOTUpic.twitter.com/g5BiQ9Lacc— CNN (@CNN) July 28, 2019 The Mueller report concluded there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the results of the 2016 election but did not clear the president of obstruction. Mr Mueller decided not to pursue an obstruction charge against Mr Trump in part because of the Department of Justice guidelines that prevent the indictment of a sitting president.  The result of the legal action to gain access to secret grand jury evidence rests on Judge Beryl Howell applying a precedent that dates back to the impeachment of president Nixon. Release of Watergate evidence was deemed lawful in 1974 because it fell under an exception authorising disclosure of grand jury material “in connection with a judicial proceeding”. On Sunday, Rep. Nadler rejected the suggestion House Democrats were running out of time to launch formal impeachment proceedings because of the forthcoming 2020 presidential election. "We have to defend the Constitution against these kinds of unconstitutional and illegal deeds," he said. "We have to do this, whatever time frame there is." Rep. Nadler did not address whether Mr Trump should be prosecuted for possible obstruction of justice or other alleged crimes after leaving office, but suggested he might be in favour. "Anyone else who had done what he did would have been indicted on a charge of at least five different major crimes," Rep. Nadler said. "And a president who is immune from prosecution by virtue of the Justice Department's saying… should be prosecuted after he leaves office. Or at least impeach him, if you can prove those crimes."



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Trump racist tweets: Democrat Elijah Cummings says constituents are ‘scared’ of president

Trump racist tweets: Democrat Elijah Cummings says constituents are ‘scared’ of presidentElijah Cummings rebuked Donald Trump’s continued attacks against four Democratic congresswomen of colour during an interview on Sunday, calling the president a racist and saying his constituents tell him they’re “scared of their leader”.The Maryland congressman spoke to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos about the House voting last week to condemn Mr Trump’s “racist comments” after the president told the congresswomen to “go back” to their countries – despite all four being US citizens and only one having been born outside the US. “What I’m hearing over and over again from my constituents, is ‘please save our democracy, please save our country,’” Mr Cummings said. “And you know something else they say George? They say ‘I’m scared.’”He added, “I have never in my total of 37 years in public service – ever, heard a constituent say that they were scared of their leader.”When asked if he believed the president was racist, Mr Cummings said, “Yes. No doubt about it.” He added, “I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, but I got to tell you George … when I think about what [Mr Trump] said to these young ladies who are merely trying to bring excellence to government and trying to make sure that generations yet unborn have an opportunity to experience a true democracy, when I hear those things it takes me back.”Mr Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, condemned Mr Trump’s attacks throughout last week as the president spent several days hurling insults towards Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley, claiming the congresswomen don’t love the United States. He said in a statement during the House vote last week he was “disappointed” the president “would share these racist sentiments,” adding, “We are still working to fight against redlining, voter intimidation, hate crimes, and mass incarceration. Our country deserves better than this. The world deserves better than this.”The congressman later recalled facing similar racist taunts as a child in an interview with NBC News. “I could not help but think about when I was 11 years old, trying to integrate … We were taunted. Stones were thrown at us. Bottles. They said the same words. They said, ‘Go back to your neighbourhood. Go back to where you came from.’”Mr Cummings’ statements echoed that of thousands Americans of colour who also recalled memories of being told to “go back” to where they came from.At least 16,000 people shared their experiences of dealing with the old racist trope to the New York Times after the president made the incendiary comments last week.



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Struggling in White House bid, Democrat Gillibrand seeks bump in Trump country

Struggling in White House bid, Democrat Gillibrand seeks bump in Trump countryU.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rolled through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan last week on a bus emblazoned with “He broke it, we’ll fix it,” as part of a campaign tour highlighting what she called President Donald Trump’s “broken promises” to the region. Gillibrand told laid-off auto workers in Youngstown, Ohio, and healthcare workers in Pittsburgh she would repair the damage of Trump’s presidency if voters choose her as the Democratic nominee to take him on in November 2020. Posing for selfies with voters after a town hall on gun violence in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on Friday, Gillibrand said she needed thousands more supporters to qualify for the third Democratic primary debate in mid-September.



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Democrat Buttigieg unveils plan to fight racism in America

Democrat Buttigieg unveils plan to fight racism in AmericaButtigieg, who is white and has seen issues of race flare up in South Bend after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer last month, unveiled details of a wide-reaching plan focused on healthcare, education, criminal justice reform and home ownership. The 37-year-old mayor and combat veteran has been barely registering with black voters in opinion polls tracking the Democratic nominating contest, where 25 men and women are currently vying to become the candidate to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released last week found no measurable support nationally for Buttigieg among African-Americans.



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Swalwell becomes first major Democrat to drop out of 2020 race

Swalwell becomes first major Democrat to drop out of 2020 raceRep. Eric Swalwell officially ended his presidential bid on Monday after failing to gain traction in a crowded Democratic primary.



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Republicans are eating our lunch. I want a 2020 Democrat tough enough to eat theirs.

Republicans are eating our lunch. I want a 2020 Democrat tough enough to eat theirs.Democrats can talk about political deals after they’re running the table. That won’t happen unless they use the tactics that got Republicans this far.



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