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Impeachment

Trump’s trial starting: ‘Grievous crime’ or just ‘theater’?

Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial in the Senate is an undertaking like no other in U.S. history, the defeated former president charged by the House with inciting the violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol to overturn the election in what prosecutors argue is the “most grievous constitutional crime.” Trump’s lawyers insist as the

Impeachment

Senate Republicans back Trump as impeachment trial nears

Donald Trump’s defenders in the Senate on Sunday rallied around the former president before his impeachment trial, dismissing it as a waste of time and arguing that the former president’s fiery speech before the U.S. Capitol insurrection does not make him responsible for the violence of Jan. 6. “If being held accountable means being impeached

Legal Beat

Big challenge: Biden is pressed to end federal death penalty

Joe Biden, the first sitting U.S. president to openly oppose the death penalty, has discussed the possibility of instructing the Department of Justice to stop scheduling new executions, officials have told The Associated Press. If he does, that would end an extraordinary run of executions by the federal government, all during a pandemic that raged

Impeachment

Wyoming GOP censures Rep. Liz Cheney over impeachment vote

The Wyoming Republican Party voted overwhelmingly Saturday to censure U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney for voting to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Only eight of the 74-member state GOP’s central committee stood to oppose censure in a vote that didn’t proceed to a formal count.

Impeachment

House Dems make case for conviction; Trump denies charges

Donald Trump endangered the lives of all members of Congress when he aimed a mob of supporters “like a loaded cannon” at the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats said Tuesday in making their most detailed case yet for why the former president should be convicted and permanently barred from office. Trump denied the allegations through his

Politics

In Iowa, a GOP stalwart becomes a casualty in party war

The flood of calls, texts and emails came swiftly and most with the same message. Dave Millage sat by the fireplace in his living room in a quiet Bettendorf neighborhood as he read them. He had braced for some blowback ever since he’d told a local reporter what he thought about President Donald Trump’s behavior

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