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Opinion

Opinion: The Senate Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

The question that seems to be on everyone’s mind is whether the post-presidential impeachment of Donald J. Trump is constitutional. Of course, it is. In a 14-page memo released this week, lawyers for Mr. Trump argue, among many other things, that the Senate trial is an egregious constitutional overreach, and that the Senate has no

Impeachment

Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. It’s an early sign of Trump’s enduring sway

COVID-19

House approves Trump’s $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is highly uncertain. Democrats led passage, 275-134, their majority favoring additional assistance, but dozens of Republicans suddenly joined in approval. While Democrats favored bigger

Politics

Message of Election 2020: Trump lost, but Trumpism did not

President Donald Trump lost. But Trumpism did not. It won in the parts of the country and with the voters whom Trump catered to over four years, constantly jabbing the hard edges of almost every contentious cultural issue into Red America, on the bet that fear and anger were a winning hand. It almost was.

National

AP Explains: What’s next with the Supreme Court vacancy?

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is putting the Senate in uncharted political terrain. There’s no recent precedent for a confirmation vote so close to a presidential election. President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider “without delay” his upcoming nomination, even with the Nov. 3 election nearing. Democratic

News

As workers call for aid, Senate again stalls on COVID-19 relief bill

The Senate on Thursday failed to advance a new COVID-19 relief bill, continuing months of partisan stalemate over a plan while people like Arizona native Koala Infante can only wait and watch. Infante, a flight attendant for United Airlines, joined dozens of other airline workers this week demanding that an extension of aid for airlines

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