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US Democrats Move to Hold Attorney General Barr in Contempt

FILE - Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 1, 2019. VOA News - Ken Bredemeier The House Judiciary Committee moved Monday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over an unredacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the panel's chairman, said the committee would vote Wednesday on the contempt citation, a new escalation of the rancor between the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives and President Donald Trump, a Republican,…
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White House, Democrats Agree on Price Tag for Infrastructure

VOA News - Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE — There has been a rare instance of agreement between opposition Democrat leaders in Congress and the administration of President Donald Trump. The two sides are pledging to work together on creating a huge infrastructure package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, standing alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer outside the White House, told reporters they and the president on Tuesday agreed on a number — two trillion dollars in funding for infrastructure projects that will include fixing roads, bridges and waterways, as well as improving the power grid and broadband access. “Building infrastructure of…
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Biden Surges into Lead in Democratic Primary Race

VOA News - Jim Malone Former Vice President Joe Biden is enjoying a strong start to his 2020 presidential campaign. Several new polls show him surging to a big lead in the 20-person Democratic presidential field following his official announcement via video last week. The latest CNN poll shows Biden leading the Democratic race with 39% support, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 15%. Biden’s lead grew by 11 points since the last CNN survey in March. In a new Quinnipiac University poll, Biden has jumped to 38%, up from 29% in March. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren places second…
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Venezuela: ‘Attempted Coup’ Underway, as Guaido Calls for Military to Help Oust Maduro

VOA News-Ken Bredemeier Venezuela's socialist government said Tuesday that an "attempted coup" was underway in Caracas, with opposition leader and recognized interim president Juan Guaido saying there was "no turning back" in his efforts to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the capital, with gunfire erupting and troops loyal to Maduro firing water cannons at protesters. Television footage showed one Venezuela National Guard vehicle running over demonstrators who were throwing rocks at the military. In Washington, President Donald Trump said on Twitter he was "very closely" monitoring the situation, adding, "The United States stands…
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Trump viajará a Reino Unido y a Francia en junio

Voz de América El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, aceptó la invitación de la Reina Isabel II para realizar una visita de Estado a Reino Unido en junio, informó el Palacio de Buckingham el martes. La visita de Trump y su esposa Melania tendrá lugar entre el 3 y el 5 de junio, afirmó el palacio, agregando que se anunciarán más detalles a su debido momento. Trump se reunirá con la primera ministra Theresa May en Downing Street en el transcurso de un viaje que coincidirá con los actos de celebración del 75 aniversario de los desembarcos aliados del…
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Juicio político y derecho al voto de los presos dividen a demócratas

FOTO: La senadora por California Kamala Harris, aspirante a la nominación presidencial demócrata para el 2020, apoya iniciar un juicio político al presidente Donald Trump. Voz de América La senadora por California Kamala Harris se unió a la petición de un juicio político al presidente Donald Trump cuando cinco de los principales candidatos demócratas a la presidencia se enfrentaron en una serie de foros en horas de máxima audiencia en CNN el lunes que expusieron profundas divisiones en un partido desesperado por acabar con la presidencia de Trump. l inesperado apoyo de Harris al juicio político sigue el impulso de…
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Langevin Statement on Redacted Mueller Report

WARWICK, RI – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report: “I am continuing to read the redacted version of Special Counsel Mueller’s report. However, as previously reported, it is clear that the Special Counsel did not make a determination on whether President Trump’s questionable actions, including his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, constituted obstruction of justice. Conveniently, the individual with the authority to make this determination is President Trump’s hand-picked Attorney General, who auditioned for the position by touting his belief that…
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La campaña de Bernie 2020 anuncia los primeros endosos de Carolina del Sur

Antes de su segunda visita al estado desde el lanzamiento de su campaña presidencial, Sanders anuncia una lista de funcionarios electos, líderes laborales y líderes religiosos que respaldan la campaña. SPARTANBURG, -- Mientras el senador Bernie Sanders visita a Carolina del Sur esta semana, la campaña presidencial de Bernie 2020 anunció una lista de funcionarios electos y de líderes religiosos y sindicales de todo el estado Palmetto que respaldan la campaña. Los endosos, anunciados más de diez meses antes de la elección primaria del estado, demuestran el creciente apoyo a la candidatura presidencial de Sanders. El director estatal de Carolina…
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Judicial Watch Statement on the Mueller Report

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the “Mueller Report” released today by the Justice Department:President Trump has been vindicated. The Mueller investigation failed to find any evidence to support the big lie that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government and failed miserably to prove any obstruction. We’re pleased that Attorney General Barr saw through the 448-page smear of President Trump by highlighting the simple conclusion that there is no collusion and no Mueller, the Obama FBI, DOJ, CIA, State Department, nor the Deep State ever had a good-faith basis to pursue…
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After Release of Redacted Mueller Report, Reed Calls for Full Disclosure

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, after Attorney General William Barr issued a significantly redacted version of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s report, which, while incomplete, is still disturbing, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) urged the Department of Justice to make the full report available to Congress and the American people without further delay. Senator Reed, the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee and an ex officio member of the Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement: “What remains clear in this report is that Russia, including Russian Military Intelligence Units, attacked our democracy in ; What’s even more disturbing is today’s confirmation that…
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