BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68.
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Over a week ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives was launching an official impeachment inquiryinto President Donald Trump. The announcement came after reports emerged of an anonymous whistle-blower complaint regarding a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. It was thought that Trump had pressured Zelensky during the call for political dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden in exchange for foreign aid. And before any details were known about the call, Pelosi accused Trump of “betraying his oath of office,” invoking the founders’s constitutional vision of impeachment to remove a sitting president.
Donald Trump Jr. tried to address a crowd of more than 800 people at UF on Thursday evening.
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle’s upcoming speech at UF has divided students, with some questioning if the event is legal.
The ACCENT speakers have already been chosen, but if I could go back in time and have a conversation with someone from ACCENT Speakers Bureau, I imagine it would sound a lot like this:
In 2016, President Donald Trump promised America he would “drain the Swamp.” In 2019, his son will speak at it.
Although President Richard Nixon was so fearful of impeachment he chose to resign before it could happen, the process concerning President Donald Trump might not be as serious as people think. Watergate might have been a big deal, but this impeachment may not be.
On Thursday, a partially redacted letter was declassified from the U.S. intelligence community. The complaint letter filed by a whistleblower (later revealed as a CIA officer posted to the White House) described a call where President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch a private investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Biden’s son Hunter, the latter of whom was formerly on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company.
As I write this column, 19 Democrats and four Republicans (including incumbent President Donald Trump) are running to be their party’s nominee for president of the United States. Each candidate has outlined their policies and platforms and are giving speeches telling voters what they’d do if elected. This is all well and good, but there’s one group that could make much of those plans meaningless: the United States Senate.
Vice President Mike Pence's new press secretary is a UF alumna. She is also known for helping steal more than 200 copies of The Alligator.
It’s been a long week. Actually, a long month. You decided to treat yourself (again), and hit the town with friends. After a long night of… never mind, it doesn’t matter, you flop face-first into bed and curl up in your plush comforter for some long deserved sleep. But, you don’t get to sleep in as planned.
E-cigarette users may no longer vape the taste of strawberry, mint or honey.
Last week, Hurricane Dorian rolled into the Caribbean as a monster hurricane. Although Florida was mostly spared from the storm’s destruction, the island nation of the Bahamas was not. The country’s prime minister called Dorian’s impact“generational devastation.” Looking at the damage, you can see why: 60 percent of the homes on the Bahamian island of Abaco were destroyed; entire neighborhoods were flattened; 70,000 people were left homeless; and the current death toll of 43 is expected to rise drastically. It’s fair to say the hurricane devastated the Bahamas. The worst part is that Hurricane Dorian is not an anomaly.
On August 28, 2014, President Barack Obama shocked the world. While he talked about the state of Ukraine and the war against Isis, Twitter was going insane over his tan suit. People couldn’t stop complaining about such a minor thing. Presidents traditionally wear darker colors when dressing professionally, but on that day, President Obama decided to go with something lighter. Back then, it seemed like the public judged anything the president did. It was like he lived under a scrutinizing microscope. Now, it seems we no longer keep the president on our radar.
It goes without saying that the presidential election will be the main event of the 2020 campaign cycle. The White House is now home to a historically polarizing and unpopular president who is tearing away at the moral fabric and reputation of the country — and the Democrats must take it back. But we cannot forget the other fronts on which Democrats must play both offense and defense.
There is a presidential feud taking place over the news and on social media. Surprisingly, President Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be in the middle of it. It started when Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro took offense at France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s suggestion to the G7 summit leaders that their countries band together to aid Brazil extinguish the Amazon fires. It escalated when one of Bolsonaro’s supporters posted a meme on Bolsonaro’s Facebook page with an unflattering comparison between the two leaders’ wives. Bolsonaro’s reply to the meme seemed to support the insult. Macron responded by expressing sympathy for the Brazilian people stuck with such a shameful president, and said his hope is that Bolsonaro will soon be replaced with a more dignified leader. Bolsonaro is now refusing the G7 countries’ offer of $20 million to aid fighting the Amazon fires until Macron apologizes.