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  • Senate impeachment timetable at a glance

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to seek a speedy impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. In a Senate resolution released Monday evening, McConnell laid out the structure for the trial’s opening phase, with votes on witnesses deferred until next week. The resolution would permit Trump’s lawyers to move early on to acquit the president […]
  • Impeachment arguments as seen by Democrats, Trump team

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal filings to the Senate have laid out the arguments that will be made in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, where he faces two distinct allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. A look at the main points Democrats are making as they argue for Trump’s removal from office, and […]
  • Giuliani associate in campaign cash probe seeks Barr recusal

    NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani charged with illegally funneling foreign money into U.S. political campaigns has asked Attorney General William Barr to recuse himself in the case and appoint a special prosecutor. The request is made in a letter filed Monday in the docket of the federal campaign finance violation case […]
  • Schumer navigates rocky terrain as impeachment trial unfolds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer stood at the finish line of a half-marathon in New York City, slapping high-fives. Then he was off to Washington for a meeting about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference […]
  • Major doctors’ group calls for US to assure coverage for all

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With health care an election-year priority, a major doctors’ organization on Monday called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans. Declaring that the U.S. health care system “is ill and needs a bold new prescription,” the American College of Physicians endorsed […]
  • Justice Dept. memos back defiance of impeachment subpoenas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday released Justice Department legal opinions meant to bolster its case for defying subpoenas from Congress in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. One opinion, dated Sunday, says Trump administration officials were free to disregard subpoenas sent last fall before the House of Representatives had formally authorized […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Distortions in Trump’s legal defense

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s defense against impeachment charges, as laid out in his legal argument released Monday, has distortions at its core. Trump through his lawyers assails Democrats for trying to upend the results of an election, which is precisely the point of impeachment in the Constitution. The case asserts Trump committed no […]
  • Trump heading to Switzerland as impeachment trial reconvenes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the White House. He’ll be thousands of miles away at the Davos economic forum in the Swiss Alps, trying to charm global CEOs over […]
  • 2020 Watch: Will impeachment change the primary?

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 14 Days to general election: 288 ___ THE NARRATIVE With voting to begin in just two weeks, the sprint to the Iowa caucuses is decidedly complicated by the beginning […]
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

    ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best embody the slain civil rights leader. Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta that they were honoring King’s legacy of service and political empowerment. But […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump’s impeachment defense

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter. The claim marked a week of frequent exaggeration and distortion by the president heading into the opening statements of his impeachment trial. Just as […]
  • McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the Senate leader proposed a compressed calendar for opening statements, White House lawyers argued for swift rejection of the “flimsy” charges and the Capitol braced for the contentious proceedings unfolding in an election year. Final trial preparations were underway Monday on a tense […]
  • Election 2020: The unexpected durability of Biden, Sanders

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Kamala Harris’ advisers assessed the Democratic primary field early in her campaign, they viewed Joe Biden as headed for an inevitable collapse and Bernie Sanders as unlikely to recapture the magic of his 2016 campaign. A year later, Harris is out of the race, and Biden and Sanders […]
  • 2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in November. The truce was illustrated when Bernie […]
  • NY Times endorses Klobuchar, Warren in Democratic contest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Times has endorsed not one but two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar from the party’s moderate wing and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from the progressive wing. The paper said Sunday it had chosen the two most effective candidates from the moderate and progressive […]
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