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Tennessee governor announces ‘heartbeat’ bill to restrict abortions

Gov. Bill Lee, (R-Tenn.) proposed an “enhanced” heartbeat bill that aims to block women from getting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant.

Elizabeth Warren confronted by Iowa dad over student loan plan, saying people paying for tuition would get ‘screwed’

An angry father confronted Sen. Elizabeth Warren those who responsibly saved to pay for student loans themselves would get “screwed” under her student debt cancellation plan. 

US informant may have received taxpayer funds to spy on Trump campaign, Grassley says

The Defense Department may have used taxpayer funds to pay longtime informant Stefan Halper, a Cambridge University professor, to recruit members of the Trump campaign as sources in the run-up to the 2016 election, Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa said in an explosive letter Wednesday.

Democrats, in impeachment trial arguments, charge that Trump’s conduct was worse than Nixon’s

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler Thursday accused President Trump of putting his own personal interests above national security and American democracy and charged that Trump is the only president in history to violate his oath of office so flagrantly.

Trump administration rolls back water regulations

The Trump administration eliminated environmental protections covering a significant portion of U.S. waterways, paving the way for developers, farmers, and industries to operate with fewer impediments, as public health officials and environmentalists blasted the move. 

Dem lawmaker says senators ‘squirming’ at impeachment ‘because the truth hurts’

Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono claimed Thursday that her GOP counterparts are “squirming” in their seats because they’re uncomfortable hearing mounting evidence against President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial. 

Williamson boosting Yang in Iowa caucuses, likens his aura to a ‘tuning fork’

With a week and a half to go until the Iowa caucuses, former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says she’s supporting Andrew Yang in the contest that kicks off the presidential primary and caucus nominating calendar.

Bernie Sanders surging in New Hampshire: poll

A new poll indicates that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is surging in New Hampshire with less than three weeks to go until the state holds the first primary in the presidential nominating calendar.

Schiff warns of Russian attack on US mainland, as Day 2 of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial concludes

House Democrats launched into lengthy arguments that broke little ground, if any, in President Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday — as the head impeachment manager, California Rep. Adam Schiff, suggested that Russians could attack the U.S. and insisted that removing Trump from office was necessary because the integrity of the 2020 election could not be “assured.”

State Department considers fighting ‘birth tourism’ with tighter travel restrictions for pregnant women

The State Department is expected to introduce new immigration rules to crack down on “birth tourism” and prevent pregnant women from giving birth in America to facilitate U.S. citizenship for their child. 

Amid Senate impeachment trial, Trump posts record-breaking number of tweets in one day

As of 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, a day when the Senate was embroiled in his impeachment trial and the president was attending the World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland, Trump broke one of his own records by sending out a whopping 131 tweets and retweets in a single day, marking the most of his presidency.