November 21, 2019
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White House, Pence Dispute Gordon Sondlands Quid Pro Quo Claim

The White House on Wednesday disputed a claim from Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, saying there were no quid pro quo demands made to Ukraine by President Donald Trump or other White House officials. “Ambassador Sondland previously testified that the president told him directly that he was not interested in a quid pro quo,” the White House said
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Florida Mayor Wayne Messam Drops out of 2020 Race

Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam said on Wednesday that hes dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. Messam, 45, was one of the lesser-known candidates who have campaigned for the Democratic nomination but struggled to get name recognition or time on the debate stage. “I jumped in an already crowded field of capable candidates to change the direction of this nation
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Buttigieg Takes First in Latest Iowa, New Hampshire Polls

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is on top of the latest polls in New Hampshire and Iowa, two of the early voting states. Buttigieg, 37, is the youngest Democratic presidential candidate (Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is 38). The three top contenders thus far are all septuagenarians. An Iowa poll (pdf) conducted by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines for media
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Pelosi Says Facts Are Uncontested in Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stated Monday that the “facts are uncontested” while claiming they show President Donald Trump abused his power in his dealings with Ukraine. In a “Dear Colleague” letter sent to other Democratic lawmakers, she said that Trumps future shouldnt be decided via the 2020 election, saying that impeachment is the only way to remove him from