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House passes defense bill that would include paid family leave for federal workers for the first time

  • The paid parental leave provision was added after a significant push from Democrats, who during the course of the negotiation saw an opening with President Donald Trump's desire to see the establishment of Space Force as a branch of the US military.
  • Over the objection of congressional Republicans, the White House agreed to the paid parental leave for federal workers in order to ensure the establishment of Space Force, the aides said.
  • Democrats celebrated the paid leave provision in the must-pass legislation, although the bill on the whole was met with dismay from some progressive members who felt they lost on many of their other legislative priorities after negotiations with the Republican-held Senate.
  • The initial provision in the bill would have established paid parental leave for military and Department of Defense employees, but Democrats were able to extend the policy to all federal employees, Wexton said.

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The FAA said the Boeing 737 Max had a high risk of crashing, but let the plane continue flying anyway

  • The analysis reportedly found that without design changes, a 737 Max plane could be expected to crash every two to three years, The Journal reported.
  • A Wall Street Journal analysis of the FAA report characterized the Max, without fixes, as more accident-prone than other Boeing models.
  • The 737 Max, the latest version of Boeing's best-selling plane, has been grounded since March after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.
  • Investigations into the two crashes suggest that MCAS erroneously engaged, forcing the planes' noses to point down, and that pilots were unable to regain control of the aircraft.
  • Since the grounding, other potential safety issues have been found in the plane, leading Boeing to make major changes to how its onboard flight computer functions.

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Boeing 737 Max: FAA analysis found high likelihood of future crashes - Business Insider

  • The analysis reportedly found that without design changes, a 737 Max plane could be expected to crash every two to three years, The Journal reported.
  • A Wall Street Journal analysis of the FAA report characterized the Max, without fixes, as more accident-prone than other Boeing models.
  • The 737 Max, the latest version of Boeing's best-selling plane, has been grounded since March after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.
  • Investigations into the two crashes suggest that MCAS erroneously engaged, forcing the planes' noses to point down, and that pilots were unable to regain control of the aircraft.
  • Since the grounding, other potential safety issues have been found in the plane, leading Boeing to make major changes to how its onboard flight computer functions.

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Boeing 737 Max: FAA analysis found high likelihood of future crashes - Business Insider

  • The analysis reportedly found that without design changes, a 737 Max plane could be expected to crash every two to three years, The Journal reported.
  • A Wall Street Journal analysis of the FAA report characterized the Max, without fixes, as more accident-prone than other Boeing models.
  • The 737 Max, the latest version of Boeing's best-selling plane, has been grounded since March after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.
  • Investigations into the two crashes suggest that MCAS erroneously engaged, forcing the planes' noses to point down, and that pilots were unable to regain control of the aircraft.
  • Since the grounding, other potential safety issues have been found in the plane, leading Boeing to make major changes to how its onboard flight computer functions.

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Fact-checking Steve Scalise's claims that Schiff spied on Americans

  • Washington (CNN) - In response to House Democrats announcing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Republican leaders held their own press conference on Tuesday to criticize what they say has been an unfair impeachment process.
  • The report included subpoenaed phone records that showed contacts between the President's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, his associate Lev Parnas, California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, and journalist John Solomon, who was at the time a contributor for The Hill.
  • During Monday's hearing, Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins even acknowledged that the subpoenas for call records were appropriate, saying, "You're not going to hear anything from me about a subpoena and the legality of the subpoena." Collins' line of questioning instead focused on what he called the "match game" that led the House Intelligence Committee Democrats to identify Nunes and Solomon.

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House Democrats avoided adding Mueller findings to impeachment in order to woo skittish members and voters

  • Washington (CNN) - House Democrats engaged in a vigorous behind-the-scenes debate about whether to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice as part of an article of impeachment, but ultimately decided that doing so would become a more difficult message to sell and could cost votes on the floor, multiple Democratic sources involved in the discussions tell CNN.
  • But a source familiar with the matter said that Democrats didn't want to jeopardize the overall impeachment effort, and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee ultimately got behind the decision to allude to the Mueller allegations in the articles as part of a reference to a pattern of Trump's behavior.
  • House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, one of the six chairmen who announced the articles on Tuesday, said adding an obstruction of justice charge to the impeachment articles would have been a "mixed bag of tricks." Because it didn't have broad consensus in the caucus, the New York Democrat said, it could have been tough to get the votes needed.

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What comes next in the House's impeachment inquiry into Trump

  • On Tuesday, six House Democratic leaders announced they will introduce two articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump for abusing his office and obstructing Congress.
  • The complaint specifically charged that Trump's pressure on the Ukrainian government to investigate alleged corruption from former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter came days after he withheld a nearly $400 million military-aid package to Ukraine that Congress had already appropriated.
  • In the past month, over a dozen nonpartisan diplomats and national security officials have testified both in open session and behind closed doors that Trump and Giuliani explicitly conditioned both releasing the aid and inviting Zelensky to a meeting at the White House on Ukraine putting out at a statement announcing investigations into the Bidens and the 2016 election.

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House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings are a circus - Business Insider

  • The House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings, by contrast, have been a circus dominated by theatrics and grandstanding from Republicans hoping to crater public support for Trump's impeachment.
  • On Monday, Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, kicked off a televised hearing to get the underlying evidence for impeachment from the Democratic and Republican counsels on the House Intelligence Committee.
  • Throughout the hearing, while Democrats tried to "focus on the facts," as several lawmakers put it, Republicans lobbed attacks and renewed calls for Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, to testify along with the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry.
  • Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instructed Nadler's committee to use the 300-page report issued by the intelligence panel to begin drafting articles of impeachment.

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House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings are a circus - Business Insider

  • The House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings, by contrast, have been a circus dominated by theatrics and grandstanding from Republicans hoping to crater public support for Trump's impeachment.
  • On Monday, Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, kicked off a televised hearing to get the underlying evidence for impeachment from the Democratic and Republican counsels on the House Intelligence Committee.
  • Throughout the hearing, while Democrats tried to "focus on the facts," as several lawmakers put it, Republicans lobbed attacks and renewed calls for Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, to testify along with the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry.
  • Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instructed Nadler's committee to use the 300-page report issued by the intelligence panel to begin drafting articles of impeachment.

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Republicans hijacked the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings and turned them into a circus

  • The House Intelligence Committee's public impeachment hearings captured the nation's interest as they featured career, nonpartisan officials testifying about President Donald Trump's efforts to strongarm a foreign power to interfere in the 2020 election while withholding military aid and a White House meeting.
  • On Monday, Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, kicked off a televised hearing to get the underlying evidence for impeachment from the Democratic and Republican counsels on the House Intelligence Committee.
  • Throughout the hearing, while Democrats tried to "focus on the facts," as several lawmakers put it, Republicans lobbed attacks and renewed calls for Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, to testify along with the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry.

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