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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump impeachment to go to Senate Monday, triggering trial

Jan. 22, 2021 1:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president's trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol Jan. 6 riot. Senate Democratic leader...

Schumer: Pelosi will transmit Trump impeachment article Monday, triggering trial of former president

Jan. 22, 2021 10:13 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Schumer: Pelosi will transmit Trump impeachment article Monday, triggering trial of former president.

Appointee to Hawaii Senate called for governor's impeachment

Jan. 22, 2021 9:57 AM EST

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Gov. David Ige’s appointee to a Hawaii Senate seat previously called for his impeachment in a post on social media. Ige selected Laura Clint Acasio from a list of three candidates presented by Democratic Party officials to replace former Sen. Kai Kahele, West Hawaii Today...

Maduro sent letter to Iran's Leader accrediting US fugitive

Jan. 22, 2021 12:22 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader when he was arrested on a U.S. warrant last year, according to a new court filing in a politically charged corruption case ratcheting up tensions with the South...

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wears a face mask as he arrives for a confirmation hearing for Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington.. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

Jan. 21, 2021 8:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump....

On the first full day of the new Democratic majority in the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the top Republican, walks to the chamber for the start of business as the minority leader, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. There is now a 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats, but with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker, the majority shifts by the slimmest of margins. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

Jan. 21, 2021 7:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump's impeachment trial to February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot...

FILE - In a photo provided by the Kent County Sheriff, Ty Garbin is shown in a booking photo. Garbin, one of six men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is returning to court next week for a likely plea deal with prosecutors. Garbin is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, according to a court filing. (Kent County Sheriff via AP File)

Plea deal likely in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Jan. 21, 2021 6:02 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — One of six men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is returning to court next week for a possible plea deal with prosecutors. Ty Garbin is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Wednesday, according to a notice filed by U.S. District Judge Robert...

In this image from video, Vice President Kamala Harris swears in Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate Television via AP)

Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

Jan. 21, 2021 2:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges. In a first vote, the Senate confirmed...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider speaks during a press conference in Detroit, Mich.  Schneider, the chief federal prosecutor in eastern Michigan said he's leaving office on Feb. 1, 2021, to join a law firm.  Schneider was picked by President Donald Trump and served for three years. Changes are common when a new president from a different party is elected. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, File)

Matthew Schneider resigning as US attorney in Detroit

Jan. 21, 2021 12:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The chief federal prosecutor in eastern Michigan said he's leaving office on Feb. 1 to join the Honigman law firm. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider served for three years. Changes are common when a new president from a different party is elected. “In the last three years, this team has...

FILE - In this March 5, 2008, file photo, is then-U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, who represented Arizona in Congress from 2003 to 2009, in Tucson. Outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned Renzi, who had been convicted of corruption, money laundering and other charges. The pardon comes four years after Renzi was released from prison. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Trump pardons ex-Arizona congressman in corruption case

Jan. 21, 2021 12:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Rick Renzi, the former three-term Republican congressman in Arizona who served nearly two years in prison for extortion and money laundering convictions and complained that he was treated unfairly by federal law enforcement authorities, was among the 73 people pardoned by President Donald...