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  • Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the schedule Friday evening after reaching an agreement with Republicans, who had […]
  • Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the schedule Friday evening after reaching an agreement with Republicans, who had […]
  • Biden calls Canada’s Trudeau, Mexico’s López Obrador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made his first calls to foreign leaders as America’s commander in chief on Friday, dialing up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a strained moment for the U.S. relationship with its North American neighbors. Biden’s call to Trudeau came after the Canadian […]
  • Kansas House panel to warn new member over past behavior

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A newly elected Kansas lawmaker accused of threatening two state officials and abusive behavior toward girls and young women before taking his seat will get a public warning about his past conduct rather than facing possible removal from office, a committee decided Friday. A state House committee reviewing a complaint against […]
  • Biden’s early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. President Joe Biden, in his first three days in office, has painted a bleak picture of the country’s immediate future, warning Americans that it will take months, not weeks, to reorient a nation facing a historic convergence of crises. The dire language is meant […]
  • Jill Biden thanks Guard members with chocolate chip cookies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New first lady Jill Biden took an unannounced detour to the U.S. Capitol on Friday to deliver baskets of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members, thanking them “for keeping me and my family safe” during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. “I just want to say thank you from President Biden and the […]
  • Jill Biden thanks Guard members with chocolate chip cookies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New first lady Jill Biden took an unannounced detour to the U.S. Capitol on Friday to deliver a basket of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members, thanking them “for keeping me and my family safe” during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. “I just want to say thank you from President Biden and […]
  • Va senator who defended Capitol rioters faces censure effort

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate appears likely to censure a GOP state senator whose public apology fell flat after she had defended those who stormed the U.S. Capitol. Sen. Amanda Chase, a hardcore acolyte of former President Donald Trump, sought to head off a censure resolution Friday by giving a floor speech declaring […]
  • For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a massive military bureaucracy, but also with a challenge that hits closer to home: rooting out racism and extremism in the ranks. Austin took office Friday as the first Black defense chief, in […]
  • Arizona GOP plots its future after Trump’s presidency

    PHOENIX (AP) — As a changing Arizona inches away from its staunchly Republican roots, the state GOP charged with reversing the trend is focused for now on showing its loyalty to former President Donald Trump. The Arizona Republican Party confronts its future this weekend after losing the presidential race and a second U.S. Senate seat […]
  • Arizona GOP plots its future after Trump’s presidency

    PHOENIX (AP) — As a changing Arizona inches away from its staunchly Republican roots, the state GOP charged with reversing the trend is focused for now on showing its loyalty to former President Donald Trump. The Arizona Republican Party confronts its future this weekend after losing the presidential race and a second U.S. Senate seat […]
  • Arizona GOP plots its future after Trump’s presidency

    PHOENIX (AP) — As a changing Arizona inches away from its staunchly Republican roots, the state GOP charged with reversing the trend is focused for now on showing its loyalty to former President Donald Trump. The Arizona Republican Party confronts its future this weekend after losing the presidential race and a second U.S. Senate seat […]
  • Arizona GOP plots its future after Trump’s presidency

    PHOENIX (AP) — As a changing Arizona inches away from its staunchly Republican roots, the state GOP charged with reversing the trend is focused for now on showing its loyalty to former President Donald Trump. The Arizona Republican Party confronts its future this weekend after losing the presidential race and a second U.S. Senate seat […]
  • Biden’s executive actions for economic relief at a glance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a pair of executive orders Friday aimed at offering a quick dose of relief to an economy still being hammered by the coronavirus. Both measures were largely stopgaps as Congress considers a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan from Biden. The orders aim to increase food aid, make it easier […]
  • Trial ahead, Trump turns to ethics lawyer for his defense

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Butch Bowers is used to defending public officials in ethics cases. But he’s never faced anything quite like this. It’s up to Bowers, a South Carolina elections and ethics lawyer, to rise and defend Donald Trump as the Senate soon plunges into an impeachment trial unlike any other, centered on accusations […]
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