Buttigieg under fire over fundraising at Democratic debate

Rising Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg came under attack during a debate among U.S. presidential hopefuls on Thursday, as his rivals questioned the 37-year-old mayor’s thin political resume and criticized his fundraising from wealthy donors. During the sixth debate for Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, an…

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‘Impasse’ over Trump impeachment trial, as Dems depart from precedent

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., incredulously returned to the Senate floor late Thursday to declare that the Senate and House Democrats were at an “impasse” over whether the House would transmit its articles of impeachment against President Trump to the GOP-controlled Senate for a constitutionally mandated trial. McConnell, speaking after a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the…

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