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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:43 AM CST

WATCH: George Kent's Full Opening Statement in Impeachment Hearing

WATCH: George Kent's Full Opening Statement in Impeachment Hearing

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent delivers his opening statement at a public Impeachment Hearing.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:45 AM CST

Schiff Says He Doesn’t Know Who the Whistleblower Is

Schiff Says He Doesn’t Know Who the Whistleblower Is

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, accused House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., of knowing the identity of the anonymous whistleblower who made the complaint that helped launch the House impeachme...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 11:32 AM CST

WATCH: Opening Statements From Trump Impeachment Hearing

WATCH: Opening Statements From Trump Impeachment Hearing

The first open hearing in the impeachment investigation into President Donald's Trump dealings with Ukraine started on Wednesday morning. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and the...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:21 AM CST

WATCH: Rep. Adam Schiff's Full Opening Statement in Impeachment Hearing

WATCH: Rep. Adam Schiff's Full Opening Statement in Impeachment Hearing

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., makes his opening statement in the first public Impeachment hearing.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:15 AM CST

WATCH: Devin Nunes’ Full Opening Statement in Impeachment Hearing

WATCH: Devin Nunes’ Full Opening Statement in Impeachment Hearing

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., offers up his opening statement before William Taylor, the charge d'affaires in Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 07:35 AM CST

Fines Drop, Seizures End With New Chicago Cannabis Proposal

Fines Drop, Seizures End With New Chicago Cannabis Proposal

Marijuana fines in Chicago would drop drastically under new guidelines to be introduced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot at Wednesday morning’s City Council meeting. Under the new ordinance, designed to bring Chicago’s...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 09:08 AM CST

Impeachment Hearing Attorneys Daniel Goldman, Steve Castor May Become Household Names

Impeachment Hearing Attorneys Daniel Goldman, Steve Castor May Become Household Names

The public impeachment inquiry hearings that started Wednesday pit a Democratic attorney who built his reputation as a federal mob and securities fraud prosecutor against a GOP House Oversight investigator...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 06:30 PM CST

US and Turkey Have Friendly Talks But Differences Persist

US and Turkey Have Friendly Talks But Differences Persist

President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 06:36 PM CST

Top Diplomat Testifies Trump Asked About Ukraine Probes

Top Diplomat Testifies Trump Asked About Ukraine Probes

For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations”...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 04:17 PM CST

Fed’s Powell Sees Steady Growth, Signals Pause in Rate Cuts

Fed’s Powell Sees Steady Growth, Signals Pause in Rate Cuts

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening. But...

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