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In this May 23, 2019, file photo, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, right, with Governor Greg Abbott, left, speaks at a news conference at the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press)

GOP caucus condemns Texas House speaker over secret recording

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The Texas House Republican caucus has condemned GOP Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Republican Rep. Dustin Burrows for secretly recorded comments asking a conservative group to target 10 GOP lawmakers in the 2020 primaries, calling a female lawmaker “vile” and saying President Donald Trump is “killing us” in pivotal state races.

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Supporters of Pakistani former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shout anti-government slogans outside a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Sharif, who was convicted on corruption charges, has been rushed to hospital from the prison after recent blood tests raised doctors' concerns. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File

Pakistan's imprisoned former premier rushed to hospital

- Associated Press

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted on corruption charges, was rushed to hospital from the prison after recent blood tests raised doctors' concerns, his physician said Tuesday.

In this file photo taken on July 27, 2019, US Ambassador in Ukraine William Taylor speaks during a briefing in Kyiv, Ukraine. William Taylor, the top American diplomat in Ukraine, is set to appear Tuesday before impeachment investigators in U.S. Congress, joining a parade of current and former diplomats testifying about Trump's dealings with Ukraine.(AP Photo/Inna Sokolovska)

Ex-US Ambassador Taylor arrives on Capitol Hill to testify

- Associated Press

Former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor, who's emerging as an unlikely central player in the events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to testify.

Abby Finkenauer celebrates after she won the election for Iowa's 1st Congressional District, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Dubuque, Iowa. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)

Iowa Democrat, Elizabeth Warren's political director engaged

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An Iowa congresswoman has announced her engagement to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's political director in Iowa. Rep. Abby Finkenauer posted the news Sunday on her campaign Twitter page, saying she'd said "YES to forever" with Daniel Wasta.

12th Senate District candidates debate issues, controversies

- Associated Press

It may have been Friday night lights around Virginia for high school football, but in the political field, the two candidates competing for the Senate District 12 seat took to the stage to debate key issues.

One analyst offers three clear reasons why President Trump will win the 2020 election, noting "failed impeachment" will weaken Democrats. (Associated Press)

The three reasons why Trump will win reelection in 2020

- The Washington Times

American Spectator columnist David Catron offers a handy, succinct rationale for President Trump's victory in 2020, ideal for use in political skirmishes at work or cocktail parties. Mr. Catron notes that a "failed impeachment" will weaken Democrats, strengthen the president and further motivate his already loyal supporters.

Don Blankenship launches presidential bid

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Ex-CEO and ex-prisoner Former coal executive and ex-federal prisoner Don Blankenship says he'll seek the Constitution Party's presidential nomination next year

President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

US diplomat set to take center stage in impeachment inquiry

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For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent.