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Trump allies mobilize against congressman’s impeachment revolt

Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash’s rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President “engaged in impeachable conduct” — the first by a GOP lawmaker — can gather momentum. But Democrats who want a more hardline strategy against the President are seizing on the Michigan congressman’s sudden intervention to pile pressure…MORE

Trump appears to confirm cyberattack against Russian entity during midterms

President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that the United States had conducted a cyberattack against a Russian entity during last year’s midterm elections in an interview aired Sunday on Fox News. “I would rather not say that, but you can believe that the whole thing happened, and it happened during my administration,” Trump told Fox…MORE

Buttigieg takes to Fox News and slams Fox News

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg used a Fox News town hall in New Hampshire on Sunday to slam two of the network’s primetime opinion hosts, knocking both Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham by name on the network where they each host an hour. The moment came when the South Bend, Indiana, mayor was trying to…MORE

The 5 BIG 2020 storylines to watch this week

5. Abortion emerging as an issue: With Alabama passing legislation last week that effectively banned abortion (with the lone exception of when the life of the mother is in danger), the issue roared back into the conversation on the campaign trail. The two questions now: How long will it last and will one Democratic candidate emerge…MORE

Trump tweets threat at Iran: ‘Never threaten the United States again!’

President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would “be the official end of Iran.” “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” Trump said in a tweet. “Never threaten the United States again!” The tweet comes amid rising…MORE

Acting Homeland Security chief says migrants will not be sent to sanctuary cities

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday said that migrants detained along the southern US border will not be sent to sanctuary cities as President Donald Trump and some members of his administration have previously pushed for. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” McAleenan was asked to respond to the President having said on…MORE

Two House GOP leaders being pushed to consider higher office

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. GOP leadership shake-up? The new House GOP leadership team could see some changes in the near future — with two of the three top Republicans considering runs for higher office.…MORE

Romney: ‘I don’t support the Alabama law’ effectively banning abortion

Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday he does not support the recently passed Alabama law that would ban abortions with few exceptions, going further than legislation in any other state. “I don’t support the Alabama law,” Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who was the Republican…MORE

Blogs

WJBC Voices: Jay Bee, CEO

Much of the legal analysis in law school is taught via the hypothetical question, wherein the professor poses a set of facts embodying the issue studied, and asks students to predict the outcome, based on those facts. 

WJBC Voices: Understanding TIF investments

As we near another local election, understanding what a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is and its role in economic development seems unclear to many I talk to.