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AP source: NJ Dem lawmaker plans to become a Republican

Dec. 15, 2019 1:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House freshman from New Jersey who was planning to break with his party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump will become a Republican, a GOP official said Saturday. Top House Republicans have been told of Rep. Jeff Van Drew's decision, according to a GOP official familiar...

Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

Dec. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment rage, Bloomberg on coal

Dec. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown....

Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll

Dec. 14, 2019 12:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking. One by one, the members around the Judiciary Committee dais voted on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Then they bolted for the doors and the airports, in more than one case without a...

Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

Dec. 14, 2019 12:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign. Arguments will take place in late March, and the...

Trump calls impeachment vote 'an embarrassment' to nation

Dec. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, turned up...

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: 'Hoax'

Dec. 13, 2019 5:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has...

Sanders retracts endorsement in US House race after backlash

Dec. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement for online news personality Cenk Uygur in a California congressional race on Friday after coming under fire from supporters for backing someone who had made demeaning and controversial comments about women, Muslims and African Americans. “I...

Trial-ready: Pelosi faces choice on impeachment prosecutors

Dec. 13, 2019 7:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a campaign going on in Washington that even the most garrulous members of Congress aren't eager to talk about: to be part of a team of uncertain size, with a risky mission, to be named by a leader who isn't talking about what she's looking for or when she'll decide. Welcome to...

House committee delays historic vote on Trump impeachment

Dec. 13, 2019 5:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a 14-hour session that dragged with partisanship but had been expected to end with the formal charges being sent to the full House for a vote next...