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Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday. The 2019 Global Terrorism Index found that the militant group took significantly more lives than ISIS did last year. Although the overall number of deaths by terrorism declined…MORE

Sondland testimony could be pivotal point of impeachment showdown

Sondland testimony could be pivotal point of impeachment showdown

Gordon Sondland is entering a lions’ den. The ambassador will testify Wednesday in the most consequential moment yet in the House impeachment inquiry with his own, and President Donald Trump’s future at significant risk. Democrats view the hotel tycoon and Republican mega donor as the co-conspirator and agent of a presidential scheme to pressure Ukraine…MORE

A patriot takes on his President and Kurt Volker changes his story

A patriot takes on his President and Kurt Volker changes his story

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman went up to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and said under oath that his boss, the President, did something wrong. That may be the most remarkable and unique thing that happened in a day that left anyone who is paying attention awash in new developments. ‘Never partisan’ The immigrant American and career…MORE

How Republicans’ star impeachment witness turned on them

How Republicans’ star impeachment witness turned on them

Former US Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker was widely seen as Republicans’ impeachment ace in the hole. On Tuesday on Capitol Hill, it didn’t work out that way. Volker’s opening statement repeatedly acknowledged that statements he made during his October 3 closed-door deposition in front of House investigators had been not fully informed. And…MORE

What Tuesday’s impeachment hearings tell us about the next ones

What Tuesday’s impeachment hearings tell us about the next ones

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump hosted back-to-back hearings Tuesday, leading to hours of testimony from four witnesses that will help set the stage for the rest of the public hearings scheduled for Wednesday. Here are four themes out of Tuesday’s testimonies that will shape the impeachment hearings going forward: Sondland in the hot…MORE

Polls show impeachment hearings aren’t changing much

Polls show impeachment hearings aren’t changing much

Most Americans say they’re keeping an eye on the televised impeachment hearings — but that doesn’t mean they’re open to changing their minds about what they mean, according to new polling. A majority of Americans say they’ve been paying close attention to the impeachment inquiry: 63% say so in a new NPR/PBS/Marist poll and 58% in…MORE

White House Twitter account slams decorated veteran Vindman during testimony

White House Twitter account slams decorated veteran Vindman during testimony

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman had already recounted his unease at President Donald Trump’s approach to Ukraine and his actions to report it when his employer — the White House — attacked him on Twitter. “Tim Morrison, Alexander Vindman’s former boss, testified in his deposition that he had concerns about Vindman’s judgment,” the tweet read. It…MORE

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