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A federal judge said it was 'simply not fathomable' that a Congress that is constitutionally authorized to remove a president didn't have the power to investigate him
The judicial branch just delivered a sharp jab to the chin of President Donald Trump, in a foreboding omen for his strategy for thwarting investigations that threaten his presidency.


POSTED MAY 21, 2019 8:35 AM
Judge orders Trump accounting firm to hand over records


POSTED MAY 20, 2019 9:27 PM
Analysis: What Trump's financial disclosures do, and don't, tell us
President Donald Trump reported this week to the Office of Government Ethics that he and his businesses took in $434 million in 2018.


POSTED MAY 21, 2019 7:30 AM
White House blocks Don McGahn Congressional testimony
Former White House counsel Don McGahn will not appear before the House Judiciary Committee, defying the committee's subpoena and setting the stage for another contempt vote to retaliate against the Trump administration for rejecting the demands of Congress. CNN's Manu Raju reports.


POSTED MAY 20, 2019 8:12 PM
Opinion: The law is clear: Congress should get Trump's tax returns
The power of Congress to investigate and obtain documents to carry out its legislative powers and oversight of the executive branch is well established. The Supreme Court has long recognized that Congress' authority to obtain information necessary to conduct oversight and investigations is necessarily broad. In 1975, Chief Justice Warren Burger, reaffirmed that "'the scope of [Congress's] power of inquiry . . . is as penetrating and far-reaching as the potential power to enact and appropriate under the Constitution'" and that, ancillary to Congress's oversight and investigative authority, the "[i]ssuance of subpoenas . . . has long been held to be a legitimate use by Congress of its power to investigate."


POSTED MAY 17, 2019 11:21 PM
Anderson Cooper questions Trump's use of power
CNN's Anderson Cooper examines how President Donald Trump chooses to exercise the power of the executive branch.


POSTED MAY 21, 2019 12:31 AM
Millions in Central Plains are under flash flood threats
• Highlights: Tornado caught on video near Midland, Texas • Photos of the Oklahoma storm


POSTED MAY 21, 2019 7:14 AM
Nadler prepares to punish McGahn after WH directs him not to testify
• Opinion: Trump's argument to block McGahn from testifying is nuts • Why McGahn needs to testify


POSTED MAY 21, 2019 3:30 AM
2 killed in second Taquan Air floatplane crash in a week
Two people are dead after a floatplane crashed in southeastern Alaska Monday afternoon.


POSTED MAY 21, 2019 5:07 AM
Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda dead at 70
Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who recovered from a near-fatal accident to become one of motor racing's greatest drivers, has died aged 70, according to Reuters.


POSTED MAY 21, 2019 8:29 AM

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