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Senate impeachment trial in focus ahead of House vote

Dec. 15, 2019 11:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pushing for testimony from top White House officials in the rare impeachment trial that is fast becoming the next battleground ahead of House voting that is all but certain to result in President Donald Trump's impeachment. Trump faces two articles of impeachment by...

Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outline released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New...

Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial.

Protests turn violent for 2nd day in Lebanon's capital

Dec. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters for a second straight day, ending what started as a peaceful rally in defiance of the toughest crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in two months. The violence comes on...

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...

Supporters of embattled Thai opposition party hold big rally

Dec. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Several thousand supporters of a popular opposition party in Thailand that is under threat of dissolution rallied Saturday in the nation's capital in one of the largest political demonstrations since a 2014 coup. The crowd, which gathered mostly on an elevated walkway connecting malls and...

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...

Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers

Dec. 14, 2019 5:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates. The event was billed as an...

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Dec. 14, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would...

Main Polish opposition party picks presidential candidate

Dec. 14, 2019 2:10 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform, chose deputy parliament speaker Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska as its presidential candidate on Saturday. Kidawa-Blonska will face the popular conservative incumbent, President Andrzej Duda, as well as candidates with smaller...