Elijah Cummings
1951–2019

Democratic leader, forceful Trump opponent dies at 68

(AP)
(AP)
A congressman from Maryland, he gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House. He chaired the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee and helped lead the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Brexit deal has been reached, E.U. and U.K. leaders say

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was a “great new deal,” but it still must be approved by European leaders and the British Parliament.

Hasty U.S. pullback from Syria is a searing moment

The move sent a message to the wider world that U.S. disengagement could resonate beyond the region, where many are wondering whether the United States is not only an unreliable power but also a weak one, an analyst said.

McConnell tells Senate Republicans to prepare for impeachment trial

In a PowerPoint presentation, the Senate majority leader said the trial could begin as soon as Thanksgiving and may require six days of meetings a week.

Key figure in Trump impeachment inquiry criticized for $1 million taxpayer-funded home renovation

The project at E.U. ambassador Gordon Sondland’s home on the outskirts of Brussels includes a $209,000 professional kitchen and a $223,000 family kitchen.
Sondland scheduled for 10 a.m. deposition behind closed doors
Trump urges support for resolution censuring Schiff
“They’ve got a lot of sand over there. So there’s a lot of sand they can play with.”
— Trump, on the battleground between the Turkish military and Syrian Kurds
“I have so many Italian friends. I can’t tell you how many Italian friends.”
— Trump, to the Italian president
“I still ask the FBI: Where is the server?”
— Trump, referring to Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election
“To me it will always be called ‘Columbus Day.’ Some people don’t like that. I do.”
— Trump, referring to the Italian heritage of Christopher Columbus
“Who is an angel? There aren’t too many around.”
— Trump, on the Syrian Kurds
President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday, the 1,000th day of his presidency. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday, the 1,000th day of his presidency. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Analysis

Day 1,000 of the Trump presidency: A troop withdrawal, an impeachment inquiry and ‘a lot of sand’

President Trump spent his 1,000th day in office the usual way: by saying unusual things. He talked sand in the Middle East, then got salty with Congress.

A Democratic debate, in the shadow of impeachment

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Photos showing the North Korean leader on horseback in the snow, atop an active volcano, could presage a major announcement.
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The airline says that new technology automatically flags flights that can be held and sends texts to travelers with directions to the gate.
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Trump stuns British teen’s parents, says American in crash that killed their son is nearby and able to meet

Harry Dunn's parents, who were visiting the United States, had no idea they were to meet President Trump, much less the woman who after the accident in Britain claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the United States.
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