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Whistleblower’s team preparing for possibility of Senate testimony

Whistleblower’s team preparing for possibility of Senate testimony

The legal team for the whistleblower whose account kicked off the impeachment inquiry is preparing for the possibility that lawmakers will call their client to testify in the Senate, two people familiar told CNN. The White House counsel’s office remains in discussion with Republican senators about the length and scope of President Donald Trump’s likely…MORE

The advertising barrage begins less than two months before the Iowa caucuses

The advertising barrage begins less than two months before the Iowa caucuses

The barrage begins now. Less than two months before the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential contenders are ramping up their spending with television ads that sell themselves and take aim at President Donald Trump. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has slipped in some recent polls, has reserved $7.4 million in television advertising in the four…MORE

House Judiciary holds marathon 2-day meeting ahead of impeachment committee vote

House Judiciary holds marathon 2-day meeting ahead of impeachment committee vote

The House is quickly moving forward on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. But first, lawmakers have to wade through the murky and messy world of legislating inside a congressional committee. Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee meeting at 7 p.m. ET to consider the articles of impeachment kicks off a two-day committee marathon to debate and…MORE

ICE arrests dropped in the past year amid southern border crisis

ICE arrests dropped in the past year amid southern border crisis

Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests dropped this year as resources and attention were diverted to the surge of migrants arriving at the southern border, according to newly released data. ICE made around 143,000 arrests in fiscal year 2019, down around 10% from nearly 159,000 arrests the previous fiscal year, which starts on October 1 and…MORE

Justice Department watchdog investigating possible FBI leaks to Giuliani in 2016

Justice Department watchdog investigating possible FBI leaks to Giuliani in 2016

The Justice Department inspector general continues to investigate potential leaks by FBI officials in New York to President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani before the 2016 election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing, and is broader than just Giuliani, but suggested his team was…MORE

Deval Patrick’s campaign vents frustration at likelihood of being left off Michigan ballot

Deval Patrick’s campaign vents frustration at likelihood of being left off Michigan ballot

Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick’s campaign is expressing frustration that the former Massachusetts governor will not be listed on Michigan’s Democratic primary ballot, while former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who announced his presidential candidacy around the same time as Patrick last month, will be included. “Despite the fact that Governor Patrick declared his candidacy…MORE

Alyssa Milano drops out of Yang fundraiser citing sexual misconduct allegations against unnamed campaign aide

Alyssa Milano drops out of Yang fundraiser citing sexual misconduct allegations against unnamed campaign aide

Actress and political activist Alyssa Milano said on Tuesday night that she was pulling out of a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang over “repeated allegations of sexual misconduct against a campaign staffer by a campaign staffer.” Milano said the allegations were “not appropriately addressed” but did not provide specifics about the allegations and…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Scarlett Johansson and others react to their Screen Actors Guild nominations

Scarlett Johansson and others react to their Screen Actors Guild nominations

Awards season is in full swing and the nominations keep coming in, this time for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, an annual celebration of the year’s best TV and film. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning, with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Jay Roach’s “Bombshell” leading the…

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles quiz each other

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles quiz each other

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles found themselves in a situation that most exes would probably find uncomfortable. Styles guest hosted “The Late Late Show” for James Corden and had Jenner on as a guest. Styles, 25, and Jenner, 24, were speculated to have been a couple years ago. And while they never formerly confirmed it,…

Screen Actors Guild Award nominations revealed

Screen Actors Guild Award nominations revealed

Nominations for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday. The casts of “Bombshell,” “Marriage Story” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” led film nominations with four each. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” scored the most nominations among television series. The awards are a peer honor, with actors honoring fellow performers. Robert De…