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Pelosi leads congressional delegation to Jordan to discuss Middle East and Syria

Pelosi leads congressional delegation to Jordan to discuss Middle East and Syria

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan high-level congressional delegation to Jordan this weekend where they discussed Middle East peace and Syria with members of the country’s royal family, her office announced late Saturday. “This evening, our bipartisan delegation was honored to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah…MORE

Republican jitters grow over Trump in ‘turning point’ week

Republican jitters grow over Trump in ‘turning point’ week

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. Trump outsources his diplomatic mission to Pence President Donald Trump has been vocal this week about his communications with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, including releasing a letter he sent to the Turkish leader…MORE

Petraeus says US betrayed Syrian Kurds in ‘sudden exit’

Petraeus says US betrayed Syrian Kurds in ‘sudden exit’

Former CIA Director and retired US Army Gen. David Petraeus said on Sunday the United States betrayed its longstanding ally in its fight against ISIS, the Syrian Kurds, by withdrawing US forces from the northern part of the country. Petraeus, who previously oversaw military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to…MORE

The court that could decide the future of Trump’s presidency

The court that could decide the future of Trump’s presidency

Presidents understand the power of this court, and President Donald Trump may come to understand that more than most. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit — known as the DC Circuit and dubbed the country’s “second highest court” — handles a distinctive caseload testing the power of federal regulators and…MORE

Mulvaney again denies Trump-Ukraine quid pro quo

Mulvaney again denies Trump-Ukraine quid pro quo

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday aggressively denied that he admitted last week a quid pro quo between President Donald Trump and Ukraine, saying again that he was misunderstood and that no such agreement occurred. During a White House press conference on Thursday afternoon, Mulvaney said Trump held up an aid…MORE

Pete Buttigieg dismisses claim that Tulsi Gabbard is a ‘Russian asset’

Pete Buttigieg dismisses claim that Tulsi Gabbard is a ‘Russian asset’

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday dismissed the claim that fellow 2020 hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a “Russian asset,” saying “there is no basis for that.” The South Bend, Indiana, mayor told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that he considers Gabbard, who represents Hawaii’s 2nd District, a “competitor” and “statements…MORE

Mulvaney faced White House ouster threat before impeachment crisis took over

Mulvaney faced White House ouster threat before impeachment crisis took over

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney faced internal efforts to oust him before House Democrats moved ahead with their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, multiple sources tell CNN. Top aides including Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner were in the process of reaching out to at least two potential replacements for the…MORE