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Sunday shows – Tensions simmer during break in impeachment process

Senate Democrat on impeachment trial: ‘If you have a rigged trial there’s no exoneration in acquittal’
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“We keep hearing President Trump say he’s going to be exonerated,” he said. “Look, if you have a rigged trial there’s no exoneration in acquittal.”
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Scalise on impeachment trial: Pelosi ‘can run for the Senate if she wants to be a senator’
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Sunday blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) delay in sending the articles of impeachment passed by the House to the Senate, saying Pelosi “can run for the Senate if she wants to be a senator.”
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Democratic senator seconds Cuomo on New York attack: ‘I think this was an act of domestic terrorism’
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said Sunday that he agreed with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-N.Y.) characterization of an attack Saturday at the home of a rabbi in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York community as an act of domestic terrorism.
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Sen. Kennedy defends McConnell for working with president during impeachment trial
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) defended Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for working with President Trump as he prepares for the impeachment trial in the Senate. 
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Democratic congressman: McConnell is making a ‘mockery of the entire system’ with impeachment approach
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying he would not be impartial in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial “makes a mockery of the whole system.”
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Ivanka Trump: President ‘definitely could’ support Democratic-led family leave bill
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
President Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump said Sunday she believed the president could support a paid family leave bill even if it was led by congressional Democrats.
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Yang spars with Jon Karl over whether his health care plan includes ‘Medicare for All’
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang sparred with ABC’s Jon Karl on Sunday over whether his health care plan includes “Medicare for All.”
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Washington Post editor: Trump wants press ‘to be perceived as the opposition party’
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
The Washington Post’s executive editor said that journalists are responsible for holding officials, including President Trump, accountable even if the public “may be numb” to false statements. 
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White House adviser says Pompeo will not run for Senate
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not run for a Senate seat in Kansas.
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WH national security adviser on North Korean ‘Christmas gift’: ‘We’ll have to wait and see’
BY JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday that the U.S. is still monitoring for North Korea’s promised “Christmas gift,” saying, “We’ll have to wait and see.”
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Trump official: ‘Everyone who wants a job can get a job’ in Trump economy
BY ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Peter Navarro, director of the White House’s Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, hailed the job market under President Trump in a radio interview that aired Sunday, claiming “everybody who wants a job can get a job.”
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