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2 Democrats buck Pelosi and vote against resolution formalizing Trump impeachment inquiry

2 Democrats buck Pelosi and vote against resolution formalizing Trump impeachment inquiryReps. Collin Peterson of Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey’s Second were the only two Democrats to vote against Thursday’s resolution.



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Live updates: House passes impeachment resolution

Live updates: House passes impeachment resolutionThe House on Thursday voted to pass a historic resolution establishing formal procedures for the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The 232-196 vote fell mostly along party lines, with two moderate Democrats voting against the measure.



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Democrats release impeachment resolution that calls for open hearings

Democrats release impeachment resolution that calls for open hearingsHouse Democrats have released a resolution that calls for “open and investigative proceedings” in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump for his alleged political interference in foreign aid to Ukraine.



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In rebuke of Erdogan, Armenian genocide resolution could soon pass House

In rebuke of Erdogan, Armenian genocide resolution could soon pass HouseAs soon as next week, Democrats in the House could ratify a measure recognizing the Armenian genocide out of committee and to the chamber floor, where it is likely to pass.



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House Democrats reject resolution to censure Schiff over his handling of impeachment inquiry

House Democrats reject resolution to censure Schiff over his handling of impeachment inquiryThe House voted 218-185, along party lines, to table a GOP resolution to condemn and censure Democratic House Intel Cmte. Chairman Adam Schiff.



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As House debated harsh resolution slamming Trump for not providing whistleblower complaint, administration delivered document

As House debated harsh resolution slamming Trump for not providing whistleblower complaint, administration delivered documentThe non-binding resolution does not mention impeachment. And the administration had already delivered the complaint to Capitol Hill by the time the vote took place.



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China says wants 'calm' resolution to U.S. trade war

China says wants 'calm' resolution to U.S. trade warChina is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through “calm” negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict, Vice Premier Liu He, who has been leading the talks with Washington, said on Monday. The increasingly bitter trade war between the world’s two largest economies sharply escalated on Friday, with both sides levelling more tariffs on each other’s exports. U.S. President Donald Trump announced an additional duty on some $ 550 billion of targeted Chinese goods on Friday, hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $ 75 billion worth of U.S. goods.



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House Dems Join Republicans to Kill Impeachment Resolution

House Dems Join Republicans to Kill Impeachment ResolutionA substantial majority of House Democrats crossed the aisle Wednesday to join Republicans in opposing an impeachment resolution introduced in response to President Trump's attacks on four progressive freshman congresswoman.The resolution, introduced by Representative Al Green (D., Texas), was defeated 332-95, with 137 Democrats voting with Republicans against the measure. Green pressed forward with the impeachment effort despite opposition from Democratic leadership, who counseled their caucus to table the resolution, temporarily killing it.“It’s time for us to deal with his bigotry. This president has demonstrated that he’s willing to yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater, and we have seen what can happen to people when bigotry is allowed to have a free rein,” Green told reporters Wednesday. “We all ought to go on record. We all ought to let the world know where we stand when we have a bigot in the White House.”President Trump celebrated the vote as he arrived in Greenville, N.C. Wednesday evening for a campaign rally.“We’ve just received an overwhelming vote against impeachment and that’s the end of it,” the president told reporters. He followed up those comments with a tweet in which he called the impeachment effort “the most ridiculous and time consuming project” and said, “This should never be allowed to happen to another President of the United States again!”Pelosi cast the episode as a distraction that would benefit the president politically in comments to reporters Wednesday.“You have to give him credit: He’s a great distractor,” she said.Curiously, Green's impeachment resolution made no mention of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and instead focused solely on the recent attacks Trump has launched against Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.In her comments to reporters on Wednesday, Pelosi emphasized that her caucus will continue to investigate Trump for possible obstruction of justice and corruption, despite those charges not appearing in the resolution.“We have six committees that are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in,” she said. “That is the serious path that we are on.”



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Omar to Introduce Resolution Declaring Support for Anti-Israel BDS Movement

Omar to Introduce Resolution Declaring Support for Anti-Israel BDS MovementRepresentative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) will introduce a resolution this week declaring support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to elevate the Palestinian negotiating position vis-a-vis Israel through an international pressure campaign.“We are introducing a resolution . . . to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our first amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor. “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”The announcement comes on the same day that the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on which Omar sits, plans to vote on another non-binding resolution explicitly condemning the BDS movement as an attempt to “undermine the two state solution” by demanding “concessions of one party alone and encourag[ing] Palestinians to reject negotiations in favor of international pressure.”The anti-BDS resolution further notes that the movement's founder, Omar Bharghouti, has openly dismissed the possibility of reaching any settlement that allows the state of Israel to retain its sovereignty.Omar is expected to cast the lone vote against the anti-BDS resolution, further highlighting the divide between herself and the panel's older, more-established lawmakers, who have condemned her comments about Israel in the past.Representative Elliot Engel (D., N.Y.), the committee's chairman, accused Omar of “invoking a vile, anti-Semitic slur” earlier this year after she suggested that pro-Israel American lawmakers' loyalty to the country was suspect. However, he resisted Republican calls to remove Omar from the panel in the wake of her comments.The House also passed a non-binding resolution in March condemning anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in response to Omar's suggestions that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins.”Omar told CBS News's Gayle King this week that she doesn't regret the words she used to cast support for Israel as primarily the product of the Israel lobby's financial influence.“So you don't regret your words either?” King asked.“I do not. But I have gotten the — I am grateful for the opportunity to really learn how my words make people feel and have taken every single opportunity I've gotten to make sure that people understood that I apologize for it,” Omar responded.



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The Latest: Democrats plan vote on resolution against Trump

The Latest: Democrats plan vote on resolution against TrumpHouse Democrats plan for a vote this week on a resolution that “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments” that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy says Democrats are playing politics. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says President Donald Trump is not a racist.



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