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What's next in impeachment: Articles, and committee vote

Dec. 9, 2019 12:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is rapidly headed toward the real work of impeachment this week, with articles expected to be introduced and voted on in the House Judiciary Committee. If the Judiciary panel approves articles by Friday, as is expected, that would set up a final impeachment vote in the days...

Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

Dec. 9, 2019 12:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document...

Judiciary hearing sets stage for impeachment charges

Dec. 9, 2019 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House and its allies launch an aggressive attack on Democrats and the proceedings. Chairman Jerrold Nadler...

Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

Dec. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document...

Nadler says committee vote on impeachment possible this week

Dec. 8, 2019 3:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speeding toward impeachment, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he expects a committee vote soon on charges against President Donald Trump that will focus on abuse of power on Ukraine in a bid to get an unfair advantage in U.S. elections and obstruction in the...

Time running out for NY to nix public campaign financing

Dec. 8, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers face a dwindling time frame to nix New York’s plan to allow candidates to run for office with up to $100 million in matching public funds. The Legislature is set to return to Albany in January, and lawmakers could fine-tune details of a plan submitted Monday by a...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Dec. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary...

US opens first round of resurrected peace talks with Taliban

Dec. 7, 2019 1:20 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday held the first official talks with Afghanistan's Taliban since President Donald Trump declared a near-certain peace deal with the insurgents dead in September. The talks will initially focus on getting a Taliban promise to reduce...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo again drags feet on special election

Dec. 7, 2019 12:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor is once again taking his time to set a special election to fill a Congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who pleaded guilty to insider trading. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now waited over two months to fill that seat. Former...

Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

Dec. 7, 2019 9:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. The California Democrat faces a testing over the next two weeks, toggling between the impeachment of President Donald Trump and past-ripe issues...