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Democrats unveil impeachment charges; Trump left 'no choice'

Dec. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring his actions toward Ukraine “betrayed the nation” as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 election....

Trump meets with Russian official as impeachment advances

Dec. 10, 2019 4:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Tuesday with the Russian foreign minister at the White House just hours after articles of impeachment were unveiled against him and a day after a Justice Department watchdog report declared the FBI was justified in opening an investigation into ties between...

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

Dec. 10, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and the White House announced a deal on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win Tuesday on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both sides hailed the deal as a win for American workers. They...

Bloomberg tells UN climate talks: You can count on the US

Dec. 10, 2019 3:19 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — New York billionaire and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg led a high-powered charge against President Donald Trump's climate policies Tuesday, assuring activists, scientists and politicians from around the world that Americans are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

A free pass for Trump? GOP presses edge in key battlegrounds

Dec. 10, 2019 2:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A full year before Election Day 2020, Republicans quietly executed a “dry run” of President Donald Trump's massive reelection machine. They activated tens of thousands of volunteers and tested phone bank capabilities and get-out-the-vote operations in every state in the...

READ: Articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump

Dec. 10, 2019 12:56 PM EST

House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that will serve as the basis for action by the House Judiciary Committee. One accuses Trump of abuse of power, and the other accuses him of obstruction of Congress. The text of the articles follows below. TEXT:...

Democrat Andy Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor

Dec. 10, 2019 11:05 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Calling on Kentucky to set a national example of casting aside political divisions, Democrat Andy Beshear took his oath of office as governor early Tuesday in a private ceremony in the Governor's Mansion. Beshear, 42, follows in the footsteps of his father, Steve Beshear, whose two...

Warren sidesteps health plan details before Nevada union

Dec. 10, 2019 12:48 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elizabeth Warren told members of Nevada’s powerful casino workers’ union Monday that she wants to see their strong health care plans replicated around the country but the Democratic presidential candidate sidestepped the details of her Medicare for All proposal and how it...

Sanders optimistic about winning Nevada, Iowa, New Hampshire

Dec. 9, 2019 11:34 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declared in Nevada on Monday he has an “excellent chance” of winning all three of the earliest presidential-selection states en route to unseating President Donald Trump in November, calling him the “most dangerous president in the history...

Consulting firm allows Buttigieg to release names of clients

Dec. 9, 2019 11:12 PM EST

The McKinsey & Co. consulting firm said Monday that it will allow Pete Buttigieg to identify the clients he served more than a decade ago while the Democratic presidential contender also pledged to open his fundraising events to the news media and provide the names of key fundraising organizers. The moves...