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Comey Will Testify Before Senate Panel On Sept. 30; Mueller Declines Hearing Invite

Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30, according to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate panel, said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that former special counsel Robert Mueller has declined a request to testify about his investigation. “He says he doesn’t ...

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Biden: VP Choice Must Be Capable Of Running Country ‘Because I’m An Old Guy’

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said Tuesday that his choice for vice president will have to be “immediately” capable of taking over as commander-in-chief because “I’m an old guy,” he told an audience in Iowa, The remark highlights what is widely considered the former vice president’s biggest political liability. If elected in November,  he will be 78-years-old by Inauguration ...

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Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings dead at 68

Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings died at 68 at Johns Hopkins Hospital early Thursday as a result of complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said in a statement. A Maryland Democrat, Cummings was the chairman of the House Committee Oversight and Government Reform, one of the major congressional committees involved in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. My condolences to ...

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A Grand Bargain On Student Debt: Loan Forgiveness For Ending Federal Student Lending

The system is creating a peasant class. It’s time to end it. There are few more salient winning issues for Republicans than taking on the problem of higher education head on. But their reluctance reveals everything that’s still wrong with the party. President Donald Trump and new coalition on the right could change that. The Real Problem First, we must ...

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