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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...
Late president Bush lies in state in Washington
by Michael Mathes - December 4, 2018 - 9:01am
The body of George H.W. Bush was placed in the US Capitol to lie in state on Monday as mourners gathered to commemorate the 41st president's lifetime of service to his country.
Protesters rage in Washington as Kavanaugh is sworn into US Supreme Court
by Michael Mathes - October 7, 2018 - 12:41pm
The confirmation of Kavanaugh has come in the midst of a MeToo movement that has put sexual assault squarely in a cultural crosshairs.
Two presidents honor McCain at funeral as Trump heads to golf club
by Michael Mathes - September 2, 2018 - 10:46am
Two ex-presidents from opposing parties united Saturday to honor US senator John McCain, in a momentous funeral that championed his aspirations of political comity but also rebuked the tribalism and division trafficked...
Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with US Capitol honor
by Michael Mathes - September 1, 2018 - 10:38am
Americans paid their final respects Friday to John McCain as the national icon lay in state in the US Capitol as part of a momentous sendoff for the war hero and statesman.
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