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Most Notable Quotes of 2019 Have Been Chosen

At the top of the list: one from the July 25 Trump-Zelensky call

(Newser) - Activist Greta Thunberg and actress Emma Watson have two of the 10 most notable quotes of 2019, according to a librarian at Yale Law School. But it's the line at the center of the impeachment inquiry—"I would like you to do us a favor, though"—from... More »

Elijah Cummings' Widow on Her Next Move: 'His Spirit Is With Me'

Md. Democratic Party Chair Maya Rockeymoore Cummings running for Cummings' seat

(Newser) - Elijah Cummings' death last month is still reverberating through DC, but there is no shortage of candidates looking to fill his congressional seat in Maryland's 7th District—including one close to the late congressman's heart. With a Nov. 20 deadline looming to file for a run in... More »

Presidents and Family Mourn a 'Fierce Champion'

Obama, Clintons honor the life of Elijah Cummings

(Newser) - Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades. "Our Elijah was a fierce champion of truth,... More »

Trump Responds to Death of Elijah Cummings

Meanwhile, widow says congressman 'worked until his last breath'

(Newser) - Condolences are pouring in after the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died early Thursday at the age of 68, and his widow was among the first to speak. CBS News reports on the statement from Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, herself chair of the Maryland Democratic Party. In it, she... More »

Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies

Democrat chaired powerful House committee

(Newser) - Rep. Elijah Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office says. He was 68. A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a House committee that investigated President Trump, and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for... More »

House Democrats: We're Subpoenaing the White House

Will request 13 separate batches of documents related to Trump's Ukraine phone call

(Newser) - House Democrats pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Trump say they'll subpoena the White House on Friday for documents related to his dealings with Ukraine, citing "flagrant disregard" of their previous requests for information. House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in a memo to committee members... More »

Trump Invited to Baltimore

Congressman answers president's shots at his city

(Newser) - "Come to Baltimore," Rep. Elijah Cummings urged President Trump—and everyone else—in a speech Saturday. "Do not just criticize us, but come to Baltimore and I promise you, you will be welcomed." Cummings issued the invitation at a ceremony opening a new park in the... More »

Trump Target's Baltimore Home Is Burglarized

Break-in happened hours before Trump tweets

(Newser) - Rep. Elijah Cummings was a crime victim hours before President Trump attacked his Baltimore-area district for being a dangerous, "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess." Police say they received a report of a burglary occurring at 3:40am Saturday at the Democrat's Baltimore home, but it's... More »

Trump, McConnell Are Fighting MSNBC, Washington Post

Inside the latest Trump vs. the media mess

(Newser) - A skirmish (or two) involving President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Washington Post, and MSNBC has escalated into unusual personal bitterness this week, with election security legislation and Trump's attacks on US Rep. Elijah Cummings as the triggers. The AP explains :
  • The McConnell arm of the drama
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Trump: Al Sharpton 'Hates Whites'

President adds the reverend to his criticism amid Baltimore flap

(Newser) - The weekend controversy involving President Trump, Baltimore, and Rep. Elijah Cummings is already continuing into the new week. In a series of Monday morning tweets, Trump continued the theme. "Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk,... More »

Trump: Cummings Is 'Racist'

The president yet again unleashes on Twitter

(Newser) - Upping a feud with an influential black lawmaker, President Trump on Sunday assailed Rep. Elijah Cummings as a "racist" over the "rodent-infested mess" in his district while White House aides sought to downplay his comments as frustration over Democrats' unrelenting investigations, the AP reports. In a series of... More »

Baltimore to Trump: 'Better to Have a Few Rats Than Be One'

The 'Baltimore Sun' is having none of the president's criticism of Elijah Cummings' district

(Newser) - Charm City isn't exactly bothering to be charming after the president of the United States attacked Baltimore as a "very dangerous & filthy place" that is the "Worst in the USA” and a "rat and rodent infested mess." The Baltimore Sun pulled zero punches in... More »

Trump: Baltimore District a 'Rodent Infested Mess'

The president takes aim at Rep. Elijah Cummings

(Newser) - President Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions, the AP reports. Trump lashed out in tweets against Rep. Elijah Cummings, the... More »

House Panel's White House Fight Just Got More Serious

Former official defies subpoena to appear, now faces possible contempt vote

(Newser) - The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says the White House is now in "open defiance" of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to defy a subpoena related to the committee's investigation of White House security clearances, per the AP . Rep. Elijah Cummings says... More »

Trump Sues Over Democrats' Use of Subpoena Power

House panel wants 10 years of financial records from his accounting firm

(Newser) - A House panel is using its power to demand access to President Trump's financial records. On Monday, however, Trump sued to block the effort and said Democrats were abusing their power, reports the Hill . The legal fight stems from a move last week by Rep. Elijah Cummings, chair of... More »

Trump's Trips to Mar-A-Lago Under Review

GAO to investigate security, costs to taxpayers

(Newser) - A government watchdog will investigate the costs of President Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago, as well as security at the Palm Beach club after a request by Democrats. In a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of four Democratic members of Congress to request an investigation, the Government Accountability Office... More »

Democrats Opt to Join Benghazi Panel

Nancy Pelosi selects 5 representatives to sit on special committee

(Newser) - Democrats have chosen their Benghazi strategy: Instead of boycotting a special committee set up by Republicans to investigate the attack, they're going to play along. Nancy Pelosi today picked five Democrats to sit on the panel following what Politico calls a "heated debate" within the party on the... More »

Issa Apologizes After Cutting Off Critic's Microphone

Says he could have handled situation with Elijah Cummings better

(Newser) - The normally unrepentant Darrell Issa has personally apologized to a fellow congressman over a high-profile snub on the House floor, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune . The chairman of the House Oversight panel offered his mea culpa to Democrat Elijah Cummings after a testy exchange amid this week's grilling of... More »

IRS Agent Who Eyed Tea Party Is Republican: Top Dem

Elijah Cummings says partisan politics wasn't involved; Issa begs to differ

(Newser) - The top Democrat investigating the IRS scandal says that an IRS manager who identifies as a conservative Republican fueled the targeting of Tea Party groups, leading Rep. Elijah Cummings to conclude that partisan politics weren't involved and "the case is solved." As Reuters reports, Cummings yesterday unveiled... More »

Still No Debt Deal—and Now Dems Miffed at Obama

Democrats worry Obama making too many concessions

(Newser) - Sam and Diane. Ross and Rachel. And now the latest "will-they-or-won't-they?" couple seems to be President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. After speculation renewed yesterday that they were working on a deal, the New York Times maintains a deal is close, while the USA Today says both... More »

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