'I'm open to witnesses': Susan Collins signals she may break with GOP's McConnell on impeachment trial

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Monday appeared to break with some of her GOP colleagues when she stated that she is "open" to calling witnesses as part of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

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Germans think Trump is bigger threat to world peace than dictators as he becomes a global laughing stock

Germans believe that President Donald Trump is a bigger threat to global peace than several world leaders accused of regularly violating the human rights of those within their own borders, according to the results of a new poll.

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Stormy Daniel's lawyer Michael Avenatti was $15 million in debt during Nike extortion: prosecutors

Michael Avenatti was more than $15 million in debt when he tried to extort as much as $25 million from Nike, prosecutors alleged in court papers filed Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said they will demonstrate at an upcoming trial that Avenatti owed "conservatively, in excess of $15 million" to "various sources" and that evidence will show that he had "extraordinary indebtedness, and thus the need and motive to quickly generate substantial sums of money at the time when he engaged in the charged conduct."

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Gretchen Carlson rips her former Fox News colleague for inviting 'serial predator' Bill O'Reilly on her show

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson called out one of her former colleagues for inviting her disgraced ex-colleague Bill O'Reilly to appear as a guest on her new show, even though he has faced a series of allegations of sexual harassment.

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Inside the bizarre crafting of Donald Trump's 'ridiculous' letter to Nancy Pelosi

White House lawyers were reportedly left out of the drafting of President Donald Trump's scorching, six-page letter delivered Tuesday to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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Fox News judge explains why he would “certainly” vote to impeach President Trump

Fox News Judge Andrew Napolitano declared Wednesday that he would "certainly" vote to impeach President Donald Trump if he was a member of Congress.

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How ICE enrolled — and then arrested — hundreds of students at a fake university in Michigan

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested at least 90 students who enrolled in a fake university in Michigan that was set up by the Department of Homeland Security as part of a sting operation, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday.

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Trump's top border official reportedly broke FBI rules to fund happy hours

President Trump's top border official reportedly broke federal ethics rules in a previous job by seeking sponsors to purchase alcohol and expensive meals for FBI happy hours, The San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing a watchdog report it had obtained.

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'Pattern of abuse': Why Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine on the same day as his call with Zelensky

The Office of Management and Budget's first official order to withhold millions in military aid to Ukraine reportedly came on the evening of July 25 — just hours after President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and solicited an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

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Trump directs Jared Kushner to investigate why Matt Drudge has turned against him

President Donald Trump has directed Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and White House adviser, to check in with Matt Drudge, the reclusive founder of one of the most powerful media aggregation sites in the country, as lawmakers in the House of Representatives angle toward an impeachment vote by the end of the year.

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White House review details extensive effort to justify Trump's decision to hold Ukraine military aid

Confidential review of White House discussion on Ukraine aid turns up hundreds of documents, wide debate

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Trump's defenders just went into manic overdrive on spinning for the president

The first transcripts from the House of Representatives’ closed-door impeachment probe were released on Tuesday. As CNN’s Chris Cillizza put it, that was “the day when it became damn near impossible for any serious Republican lawmaker to deny that there was a clear quid pro quo proffered by President Donald Trump and his administration to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.”

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'There won't be a Republican Party' if GOP does not diversify -- according to this Texas Republican

Retiring Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, the only black Republican in the House of Representatives, warned in a new interview that "there won't be a Republican Party in this country" if the GOP does not diversify.This article was originally published at Salon

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Trump has no regrets about 'human scum' swipe at opponents

President Donald Trump does not regret calling "Never Trump" Republicans "human scum," according to White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

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Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross facing investigation over use of private email account

The National Archives and Records Administration has launched an investigation into Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's use of a private email account for government business, according to Politico.

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