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Combative Trump says pandemic almost over, Biden says he did 'nothing'
by Michael Mathes - October 16, 2020 - 10:13am
President Donald Trump gave a combative, at times agitated defense of his COVID-19 response Thursday while his election challenger Joe Biden -- offering a glaring contrast in style in a rival televised...
George Floyd's brother implores US Congress to act on police reform
by Michael Mathes - June 11, 2020 - 7:55am
One day after burying his brother in Houston, Philonise Floyd appeared in person before a House hearing, where he described the anguish of watching a viral video of George's death and demanded lawmakers act to fix...
US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur rights
by Michael Mathes - May 28, 2020 - 7:38am
The US Congress on Wednesday authorized sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Muslim Uighurs, ramping up pressure on another front in the troubled relationship between the Pacific p...
US passes dire milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths
by Michael Mathes - May 28, 2020 - 7:27am
With the European Union unveiling a massive recovery plan to step up its emergence from the crisis, the catastrophic US figure was a reminder of the devastation being wreaked across the ocean all over the hard-hit...
As Europe reels, US braces for staggering virus death toll
by Michael Mathes - April 1, 2020 - 8:25am
With more than 42,000 already killed by the disease barrelling around the globe, the United States, home to the largest number of confirmed infections, hit a bleak milestone as its national death toll surpassed...
Trump in State of Union speech: 'I keep my promises'
by Michael Mathes - February 5, 2020 - 10:28am
President Donald Trump was to deliver a triumphant State of the Union speech Tuesday on the eve of near certain acquittal in his impeachment trial, setting the stage for his re-election bid with a boast of "I keep...
US Senate returns amid standoff over impeachment trial
by Michael Mathes - January 3, 2020 - 9:04am
US lawmakers return to Washington Friday with President Donald Trump's upcoming impeachment trial looming over the first Senate session of 2020, but congressional leaders are locked in stalemate over how to pro...
Heated moments as Democrats clash in presidential debate
by Michael Mathes - December 20, 2019 - 4:52pm
One day after Trump's ignominious impeachment, seven candidates united on Thursday to declare the president must be defeated at the 2020 ballot box.
Solemnity, tension for Trump impeachment reckoning
by Michael Mathes - December 19, 2019 - 9:00am
As lawmakers trickled into the US House of Representatives Wednesday to debate the impeachment of Donald Trump, the congresswoman who gaveled in the session felt the full weight of history upon her shoulders.
Trump committed impeachable crimes, scholars tell Congress
by Michael Mathes - December 5, 2019 - 10:22am
Three constitutional scholars on Wednesday bolstered Democrats' case for impeaching Donald Trump by saying the president's actions seeking foreign interference in US elections were clear grounds for removal, as the...
Public hearings in Trump impeachment probe start next week
by Michael Mathes - November 7, 2019 - 8:48am
The first open impeachment hearings into US President Donald Trump will begin next week, the congressman leading the probe said Wednesday, as the investigation heads into a highly anticipated public phase.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, tepid no more on Trump impeachment
by Michael Mathes - September 25, 2019 - 8:36am
After resisting fellow Democrats' calls to impeach Donald Trump from the moment she became speaker of the US House of Representatives in early January, the tough-as-nails lawmaker changed course Tuesday, announcing...
In rebuke to Trump, US Congress blocks Saudi arms sales
by Michael Mathes - July 18, 2019 - 8:40am
The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to a veto by the president.
Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger
by Michael Mathes - May 24, 2019 - 9:26am
Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said Donald Trump is angry that her party is not rushing to impeach him, as the relationship reached new lows with the rivals trading crude personal barb...
Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up
by Michael Mathes - May 23, 2019 - 8:47am
Donald Trump erupted in fury Wednesday at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a "cover-up" that could be an impeachable offense.
Trump Jr subpoenaed as Congress battles White House over Russia report
by Michael Mathes - May 9, 2019 - 9:19am
The Russia probe plunged Washington into turmoil Wednesday as Donald Trump's son reportedly was ordered to testify before a Senate panel and the White House refused to release material on investigations into the...
Your move, Joe: Americans await Biden's 2020 decision
by Michael Mathes - March 7, 2019 - 8:58am
America's political watchers are turning their attention to Joe Biden, impatient to know whether the popular Democrat  will actually join the rough-and-tumble 2020 race to challenge Donald Trump.
Trumps delays speech until government shutdown ends
by Michael Mathes - January 24, 2019 - 1:59pm
US President Donald Trump backed down late Wednesday in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a government shutdown ends, although the more than month-long impasse...
Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown
by Michael Mathes - January 18, 2019 - 9:12am
US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped administration officials' travel to the Davos forum as a biting government...
US govt lurches to shutdown as Trump, Democrats spar over wall
by Michael Mathes - December 21, 2018 - 2:19pm
Donald Trump and congressional Democrats stood at stark odds Thursday as the president balked at a spending stopgap that contains no border wall funding, leaving the US government on the verge of a Christmastime...
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