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'Democracy has prevailed': Biden becomes 46th US president
by Michael Mathes - January 21, 2021 - 7:32am
"Democracy is precious, democracy is fragile and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed," Biden said before a National Mall that was virtually empty due to the ultra-tight security and a raging COVID-19...
Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration
by Michael Mathes - January 20, 2021 - 9:43pm
"I just want to say goodbye," Trump told the gathering, calling his time in office "the honor of a lifetime."
Biden to be sworn in as 46th US president, ending Trump era
by Michael Mathes - January 20, 2021 - 7:26pm
Biden, a 78-year-old former vice president and longtime senator, will take the oath of office at noon (1700 GMT) on the US Capitol's western front, the very spot where pro-Trump rioters clashed with police two weeks...
Trump impeached for unprecedented second time
by Michael Mathes - January 14, 2021 - 7:36am
Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week's mob attack on Congress.
US Congress certifies Biden win over Trump
by Michael Mathes - January 7, 2021 - 3:37pm
Congress formally certified Joe Biden as the next US president on Thursday, dealing a hammer blow to Donald Trump whose supporters stormed the Capitol hours earlier,  triggering unprecedented scenes of mayhem...
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.
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