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Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to reporters after witnesses failed to appear under subpoena before House impeachment investigators following President Donald Trump's orders not to cooperate with the probe, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. John Eisenberg, the lead lawyer for the National Security Council, and National Security Council aide Michael Ellis, were scheduled to testify early Monday but not appear. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Transcripts, defied subpoenas escalate Trump-Schiff warfare

Four administration officials defied subpoenas to testify Monday in the closed-door impeachment inquiry against President Trump, as House Democrats released the first transcripts from past secret proceedings, making a down payment on new promises of transparency to the month-old investigation. Published November 4, 2019

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, center, sits during her meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Yovanovitch directed unusually scathing criticism at the Ukrainian government in remarks released Wednesday, urging authorities to replace a senior anti-corruption official and tackle the country's corruption problem. (Mikhail Palinchak, Presidential Press Service Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Democrats reveal first transcripts from impeachment probe

House Democrats released the first transcripts Monday from their monthlong impeachment proceedings, making a down payment on their promises to bring more transparency to what has been a secret investigation. Published November 4, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Miss., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump imposes lowest refugee cap ever

President Trump on Friday set a cap for the U.S. to accept just 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, marking the lowest number since the modern refugee system was created nearly 40 years ago. Published November 1, 2019

In this Oct. 29, 2019 photo, Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Chad Wolf speaks during a meeting of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF), in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House complex in Washington. President Donald Trump has named Chad Wolf, the former chief of staff to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, to be the next Acting Homeland Security Secretary, the fifth person in the job since Trump took office. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump names Chad Wolf as acting DHS chief

President Trump said Friday he has elevated Chad Wolf to be acting secretary at Homeland Security, putting him in charge of perhaps the administration's most critical portfolio. Published November 1, 2019

In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, former Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio poses for a portrait after talking about trying to get back the job he lost in 2016 as he announces his 2020 campaign for Maricopa County Sheriff in Fountain Hills, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Joe Arpaio loses libel lawsuit against CNN

A federal judge on Thursday tossed the libel lawsuit Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, had filed against CNN, Rolling Stone and the Huffington Post, ruling that even though they made errors, the news organizations didn't do it with malice. Published October 31, 2019

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., steps out of a closed door meeting where former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor testifies as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Wasserman Schultz calls immigration chief a white supremacist

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, accused the chief of the government's legal immigration agency Wednesday of pursuing a "white supremacist ideology," sparking a brief row in a congressional committee. Published October 30, 2019

Migrants depart early in the morning from Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 12, 2019. Migrants from Africa, Cuba, Haiti, and other Central American countries set off early morning by foot from Tapachula to the southern border of the United States. (AP Photo/Isabel Mateos)

Border surge at crisis level despite Trump's best efforts

The Trump administration has taken big steps to solve the border surge of illegal immigrants from Central America, but smuggling cartels are responding by recruiting new migrants from Brazil and Mexico, officials said Tuesday. Published October 29, 2019