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U.K. Risks Brexit Purgatory as Lawmakers Question May's Strategy

U.K. Risks Brexit Purgatory as Lawmakers Question May's StrategyA long but flexible extension to the Brexit process proposed by the European Union was denounced as “like purgatory” by a leading U.K. lawmaker, as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to build support for a compromise departure plan. The government needs to move forward with leaving the trading bloc as soon as possible, the Conservative Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told BBC radio on Sunday. While May will meet EU leaders Wednesday to make her case for a short extension to June 30, European Council President Donald Tusk is pushing for a delay of as long as a year to allow time to forge a new consensus, with an option to leave earlier once the withdrawal agreement is ratified by parliament.



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DOJ defends AG Barr's handling of Trump, Russia conclusions; lawmakers expect Mueller to testify

DOJ defends AG Barr's handling of Trump, Russia conclusions; lawmakers expect Mueller to testifyThe Justice Department said none of special counsel Robert Mueller's could not be released immediately because of its reliance on grand jury material.



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Trump tells Republican lawmakers to be more 'paranoid' about how votes are counted in 2020

Trump tells Republican lawmakers to be more 'paranoid' about how votes are counted in 2020"We have to be a little bit careful, because I don't like the way the votes are being tallied. I don't like it and you don't like either," Trump said.



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UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit after petition hits 6 million

UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit after petition hits 6 millionBritish lawmakers debated halting Brexit on Monday after a record six million people signed a petition to revoke the process that set Britain on course to leave the European Union. Britons voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent in 2016, and the following year British Prime Minister Theresa May gave notice of the intent to leave the bloc on March 29, 2019 under Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. The online petition to revoke Article 50 took off after a speech when May said that she was on the side of the British public over Brexit.



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Lawmakers call for as much transparency as possible with the Mueller report

Lawmakers call for as much transparency as possible with the Mueller reportAttorney General Barr may send Congress a summary of findings from Mueller report this weekend; reaction from Utah Congressman Chris Stewart, Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee.



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Biggest obstacle to passage of Green New Deal? Democratic lawmakers

Biggest obstacle to passage of Green New Deal? Democratic lawmakersDemocrats agree that climate change needs to be addressed. Pronto. But they're divided on if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Green New Deal is the answer.



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UK lawmakers to vote on two proposed changes to government's 'no deal' Brexit motion

UK lawmakers to vote on two proposed changes to government's 'no deal' Brexit motionBritish lawmakers will have the opportunity to vote on two proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa May’s next steps on Brexit on Wednesday, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said. Lawmakers will vote on a government motion later which states that parliament rejects leaving the European Union without a deal on March 29, but notes that leaving without a deal remains the legal default unless a deal is agreed. Bercow said he had selected an amendment put forward by Conservative lawmaker Caroline Spelman, and supported by lawmakers from several parties, which seeks to rule out a no-deal exit under any scenario.



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Venezuela's Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare 'alarm'

Venezuela's Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare 'alarm'Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday called for a new mass demonstration as the country’s devastating blackout that has left millions without power entered its fifth day. “Tomorrow at three o’clock in the afternoon, all of Venezuela will be on the streets” to protest against President Nicolas Maduro, Guaido said in a speech to the National Assembly legislature, which he heads. Parliament accepted the 35-year-old’s request to declare a “state of alarm” to pave the way for the delivery of international aid, 250 tons of which has been stuck for a month at Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil.



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US lawmakers to demand documents in sweeping Trump probe

US lawmakers to demand documents in sweeping Trump probeUS lawmakers will demand documents from Donald Trump’s eldest son and a lifelong business associate as part of a wide-ranging investigation into alleged abuses of office by the president, a leading Democrat said Sunday. US House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler told ABC political show “This Week” that Donald Trump Jr. and Allen Weisselberg, the sole trustees of The Trump Organization, were among 60 people and entities being targeted by the probe. The New York congressman said the requests would go out on Monday “to begin investigations to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power” by the Republican president.



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As many as 70 UK opposition Labour lawmakers oppose second Brexit referendum: lawmaker

As many as 70 UK opposition Labour lawmakers oppose second Brexit referendum: lawmakerAs many as 70 of Britain’s opposition Labour lawmakers oppose holding a second Brexit referendum, Labour lawmaker Caroline Flint said on Sunday. Earlier this week Labour said it would back a second referendum in order to try to prevent either a ‘no deal’ or Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. “I think there are something like 60-70 Labour members of Parliament who feel as strongly as I do against a second referendum,” said Flint, who represents an area of Britain which voted to leave the EU at the 2016 referendum.



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