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Democratic lawmaker says he will seek to force impeachment vote

Rep. Al Green, a Texas Democrat who was among the first to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment in 2017, said Monday that he would seek to force the House to take a vote on impeachment by the end of this month. Green said at a news conference Monday, which he posted to Facebook, that…MORE

Which GOP lawmakers have condemned Trump’s tweet

Lawmakers are returning to Congress on Monday following a racist series of tweets from President Donald Trump aimed at four Democratic lawmakers, and Republican leaders as well as rank-and-file members are feeling the pressure to weigh in on the President’s comments. But many leaders in the party are so far not weighing in publicly —…MORE

Time may be running out for Victoria’s Secret

It’s no secret that fewer people are buying bras, panties and other intimate apparel at Victoria’s Secret. The company’s sales have been sliding for a while, and one Wall Street analyst thinks time may be running out for the retailer’s parent company, L Brands, to fix it. Citigroup analyst Paul Lejuez downgraded shares of L…MORE

Chipotle has fully recovered from its E. coli problems

Chipotle’s comeback from its E. coli nightmare of 2015 and early 2016 is now complete. Shares of Chipotle hit a new all-time high Monday for the first time since August 2015. The stock has been on a tear since CEO Brian Niccol, who was formerly the head of Chipotle rival Taco Bell, left the Yum!…MORE

Joe Biden just made a giant gamble on health care

Joe Biden is making a very big bet on the status quo. That’s true for his 2020 presidential campaign generally (his argument is that Donald Trump’s election is a fever dream from which the GOP — and the country — will awake) but especially true on the issue that has proven decisive in a majority…MORE

GOP congressman says Trump tweets are ‘racist and xenophobic’

Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd said Monday that President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking progressive Democratic congresswomen were “racist and xenophobic,” making him one of the few elected Republicans to speak out against Trump’s remarks. He told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour the President’s tweets reflect “behavior that’s unbecoming of the leader of the free world.” He said…MORE

A sunken barge might have saved these Louisiana towns from major flooding

While officials worked to restore power and remove fallen trees in Assumption Parish on Sunday, one hazard was notably absent in its towns as a major storm pushed north: flooding. Despite being near rivers that tend to cause backwater flooding, the parish had been largely spared — thanks to a 400-foot-long sunken barge in nearby…MORE

Pelosi says House will take up resolution following Trump’s ‘xenophobic tweets’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said that Republican lawmakers “must join” Democrats in “condemning the President’s xenophobic tweets” and urged Democrats to support a resolution put forward by House Democratic lawmakers. “The House cannot allow the President’s characterization of immigrants to our country to stand. Our Republican colleagues must join us in condemning the…MORE

Trump denies racist tweets were racist

President Donald Trump denied Monday that the inflammatory tweets he issued Sunday were racist. Asked on the South Lawn during an event on American-made products if his tweets were racist, he said: “Not at all.” He pointed to comments that one of the congresswomen made about Al Qaeda — but didn’t say who. “If somebody…MORE