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Ex-Obama administration officials push Democrats in Congress to defund war in Yemen

A collection of former high-ranking Obama administration national security officials who pushed a policy that led the United States to support Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen are now pleading with leaders in Congress to defund that effort.

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Trump moves to sanction Turkey after criticism from Congress

Facing scathing criticism from Republican lawmakers and members of his own military, President Donald Trump on Monday sought to project a harder line on Turkey as the country pushes further into northern Syria.

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Democrats, Republicans to seek reversal of Trump Syria pullback: Pelosi

The top congressional Democrat said Monday she had agreed with Republicans on the need for a resolution to overturn Donald Trump's "dangerous" troop withdrawal from northern Syria, as the US president threatened tough sanctions against Ankara.

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We need the real story of why Trump sold out the Kurds

Trump's Syria decision is so incoherent, contradictory and harmful, that it is imperative we find out what was behind it, writes Frida Ghitis. What exactly did Trump and Erdogan say to each other in the phone call preceding the decision? Why did Trump agree to stand back and allow Erdogan's forces -- the Turkish army and Islamist militias -- to make their move?

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Anger Over Syria Unites Trump Defenders and His Biggest Critics

(Bloomberg) -- Republican Senators returning to Washington after a two-week recess will find themselves debating not only how to handle

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Returning lawmakers face tough choices, uncertain paths on Syria

President Donald Trump faced scathing bipartisan criticism for his decision last week to withdraw US forces from northern Syria. But it's unclear if Republicans are ready to directly rebuke the President by signing on to a resolution pushed by Democrats that would, in the words of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, "undo" the military moves of a President who is "simply derelict in his duty."

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Scrambling to limit damage, Trump hits Turkey with tariffs over Syria

By Steve Holland and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday raised steel tariffs on Turkey

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Pentagon chief vows to cooperate with impeachment probe

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the Pentagon would cooperate with the congressional impeachment inquiry -- in an apparent break with President Donald Trump's policy to thwart the probe.

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What Shepard Smith's departure means for Trump's support (opinion)

When Shep Smith announced he was leaving Fox News, he revealed something important about the state of conservative politics: there is little room for anyone who questions the status quo in most parts of the Republican universe, writes Julian Zelizer.

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Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

WASHINGTON — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success.

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Mattis warns 'ISIS will resurge' if US doesn't keep pressure on Syria

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned "ISIS will resurge" if the US does not keep the pressure on, days after the White House announced US forces in northern Syria would pull back in advance of a planned Turkish military offensive.

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Trump ends his messy week on a MAGA note

President Donald Trump roiled some of his top allies in Congress this week with a surprise withdrawal from northern Syria.

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Republicans still dodging questions about Trump's calls for foreign countries to investigate Biden

Several GOP senators running for reelection are also running away from what would seem to be a straight-forward question: Is it appropriate for President Donald Trump to ask a foreign government to investigate his political opponent?

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Trump aims to turn impeachment probe into campaign asset

President Donald Trump was defiant in the face of an impeachment probe as he sought to convert the threat to his presidency into a political asset on the campaign trail Thursday, with biting attacks on potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

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List: Congressional Republicans mostly silent on Trump's call to investigate Biden

CNN recently reached out to more than 80 offices for Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate to see if any had concerns about President Donald Trump's public call for foreign governments to investigate Joe Biden, a leading Democratic candidate to replace him as President, and Biden's son Hunter.

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‘I-Support-Donald-Trump’ List Gets Shorter With Anger Over Syria

(Bloomberg) -- The fate of an ethnic minority 6,000 miles away has tested Republican support for Donald Trump more than

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Trump Floats Mediator Role in Turkey-Kurd Fight Amid Criticism

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said the U.S. has three options in dealing with Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria: send

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Amy McGrath: McConnell's likely Democratic challenger brings in raises $10.7 million In three months

Amy McGrath, a Democrat and former fighter pilot, raised $10.7 million in the first three months of her campaign against Sen. Mitch McConnell, a sign of the overwhelming desire in her party to kick the Senate majority leader out of office even if the bid seems like a longshot in deeply red Kentucky.

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Trump warns GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell about disloyal Republicans

Even as the White House appears to settle on the legal tactics to stave off Democrats' impeachment demands, uncertainty and unease over Trump's messaging approach remains high among his Republican allies, who see the ever-growing inquiry consuming the White House.

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Trump 'calling Mitch McConnell three times a day' to berate Republican senators

Donald Trump has reportedly been phoning Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell up to three times a day to complain about

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Trump news - live: President and Republican senators on collision course amid furious impeachment phone calls and anger over Syria decision

Donald Trump has reportedly been calling Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell up to three times a day to complain about

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Trump impeachment inquiry creates constitutional crisis

A version of this column first appeared in CNN's Impeachment Watch newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here.

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Thom Tillis: Impeachment inquiry 'a waste of resources'

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina called the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump "a waste of resources" on Wednesday morning when asked if he had concerns about Trump's public call for foreign governments to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

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In Syria, Russia's big moment may have arrived

As Turkish forces amass along the Syrian border and US forces draw back, one winner could be Russia.

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Turkish jets strike Syria as Erdogan announces start of military operation against Kurdish fighters

Turkish fighter jets bombed the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Wednesday as the country’s president announced that a long

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