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Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll

Dec. 13, 2019 6:37 PM 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. 13, 2019 6:17 PM 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...

California Rep. Porter: 'I will vote yes' for impeachment

Dec. 13, 2019 5:07 PM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — California Democratic Rep. Katie Porter on Friday said she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The freshman California lawmaker revealed her decision in a tweet. “The facts are clear: the articles of impeachment against the President are warranted. I will vote...

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...

Courtney, Hayes add their support to impeachment

Dec. 13, 2019 12:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney and Jahana Hayes added their names Friday to those supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The announcements mean all five members of Connecticut's all-Democratic delegation are now on the record saying they will vote in favor of impeachment. ...

Rep. Pingree to vote for articles of impeachment

Dec. 13, 2019 11:13 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said Friday that she'll vote for articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump, citing a “mountain of evidence” that Trump tried to get Ukraine to interfere in the U.S. election. The House Judiciary voted along party lines...

Sen. Reed: Defense bill will help 4,000 Liberian immigrants

Dec. 13, 2019 10:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A provision in the nation's annual defense policy bill would extend the protected immigration status for thousands of Liberians, according to U.S. Sen. Jack Reed. The Rhode Island Democrat said Thursday the National Defense Authorization Act includes his provision to allow eligible...

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...