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Democrats are trying to decide whether they should investigate Trump’s ongoing crimes after impeachment

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In the wake of President Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal, Democrats are trying to decide whether they should continue to investigate him for the ongoing things he and his White House do that are against the law or ethics.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Democrats are looking at the way that Trump is dictating that the Justice Department do what he tells them. The Justice Department is supposed to run independently of the president.

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“At the same time, party leaders are eager to focus on pocketbook issues for voters, such as health care, and Democrats are wary of launching another drawn-out fight with the White House that could backfire in November,” wrote The Journal.

During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that she thinks the House should be investigating any role that the president played in reducing the sentence for his friend Roger Stone, who was convicted of seven felonies.

Pelosi also said, however, that Democrats do not intend to “spend all of our time going after every lie that the administration henchmen make.”

“White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Democrats were trying to ‘manufacture more investigations'” with the

“At some point, you’d think they would take a page out of the president’s book and devote themselves to working for the country, but I guess not,” Grisham said.

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The Democratic House has passed over 400 bills in 2019 while the Republican-led Senate passed just 70. Similarly, the president hasn’t been able to keep hardly any of his campaign promises.

“Holding hearings to hold the administration accountable is our recourse, and we’ll let the American public know,” said Judiciary Committee member Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).

“There’s still internally a lot of different opinions about whether we should pursue subpoenas against Bolton and other people,” said Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), who chairs the Budget Committee. “We’re still dealing with it, trying to figure out where people want to go,” he added.

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Trump adviser Larry Kudlow: ‘We don’t want to have’ voting rights protections get through Congress

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On CNBC News Thursday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that the administration does not want protection of voting rights to pass as part of the coronavirus stimulus package.

"So much of the Democratic asks are really liberal left wishlists we don't want to have," said Kudlow. "Voting rights, and aid to aliens, and so forth. That's not our game."

Talks between Congress and the White House are currently at an impasse. The administration is refusing to support outlays greater than $1 trillion, and the president has explicitly demanded there be no funding for the Postal Service, to keep voting by mail as difficult as possible.

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Black man adopted by white Alabama family fights for Confederate symbols: ‘I’m not going to take my flag down’

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A Black Alabama man this week said that he was fighting to save Confederate monuments because members of his adopted white family fought in the U.S. Civil War.

WHNT spoke to Daniel Sims outside the courthouse in Marshall County, where activists are calling for the removal of Confederate monuments. Sims said that he opposed the effort to take down the monuments.

"Regardless of how the next person feels, I'm not going to take my flag down," Sims said. "If I've got anything to do with it, ain't no monument going to come down."

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Viewers reject Sarah Palin’s advice to Kamala Harris

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Sarah Palin offered advice to Sen. Kamala Harris on running for vice president, but social media users didn't want to hear it.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee and one-time half-term governor of Alaska appeared Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," where she complained about the media coverage of her failed 2008 campaign alongside Sen. John McCain.

"A lot of the coverage of me was quite unfair," Palin said. "I hope that they will treat her fairly, but at the same time, no kid gloves ... the American voter wants to know that we have the most capable people running and who will be elected, regardless of gender, regardless of race."

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