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Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, departs federal court n Wilmington, Delaware.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

House set to vote on Biden impeachment inquiry

The US House of Representatives is poised to vote on Wednesday to formalize its impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over his family’s finances – in particular the business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden. If they vote to proceed as expected, formal articles of impeachment against Biden for bribery, abuse of power, and obstruction are likely to follow.
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Ousted U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.


McCarthy is ousted as House speaker. What comes next?

In a historic first, the most powerful Republican has been ousted.

After just nine months on the job, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was booted on Tuesday when Democrats joined eight Republicans in backing a vote calling for his ouster. Crucially, the vote was brought by the right flank of McCarthy’s party.

How’d we get here? A handful of anti-establishment, far-right Republicans have opposed McCarthy’s speakership from the get-go, but the immediate trigger was the speaker’s decision to work with Democrats over the weekend to pass a temporary spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. Though that stopgap measure, which will expire on Nov. 17, did not include more aid for Ukraine, McCarthy did agree to introduce a separate measure to dole out more funds to Kyiv, infuriating far-right members of his caucus.

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