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Arizona lawmakers split as Trump impeached by House for a second time

No Arizona lawmakers broke party ranks as the House Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump on a mostly party-line vote, just one week after a deadly mob attack on the Capitol that critics said was incited by the president. The 232-197 vote also comes 13 months after Trump was first impeached by the House, making him

National

Somber Senate unites to reject election challenges

A sober, shaken Senate returned to its hallowed chamber Wednesday night to slap away a frivolous election challenge, but its secondary purpose seemed to be to rise from the wreckage of a shocking day in which they were forced to flee the Capitol by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump. The riot in

Politics

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his turbulent final days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s progressive agenda. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Democratic challengers who represented

Politics

Georgia counting votes in runoffs that decide Senate control

Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election,

COVID-19

Trump’s $2,000 checks stall in Senate as GOP blocks vote

President Donald Trump’s push for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks stalled out Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans blocked a swift vote proposed by Democrats and split within their own ranks over whether to boost spending or defy the White House. The roadblock mounted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not be sustainable as

Opinion

Opinion: Can the Electoral College Vote Really Be Contested?

While the Electoral College vote this month was seen by political observers as President Trump’s last long shot at challenging the election result, there is perhaps one more to come. Over the past several days, the flurry of activity from inside the While House hasn’t been the rustle of packing tape and bubble wrap but

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