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Only Kansas Democrat in Congress supports impeaching Trump

Dec. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The only Kansas Democrat in Congress announced Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. Freshman Rep. Sharice Davids said she supports both articles of impeachment drafted by fellow Democrats over Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate Democratic political...

Pelosi offers some trade policy with that impeachment

Dec. 10, 2019 7:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the House progressives: a pair of impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. For the vulnerable Democratic freshmen: charges that are narrowly focused on Ukraine. And for the whole House Democratic majority — and, however backhandedly, Trump himself: a sweeping new...

Giuliani indicates he'll report on Ukraine trip this week

Dec. 10, 2019 6:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, said Tuesday that the president asked him to brief the Justice Department and Republican senators on the findings of his recent trip to Ukraine. Giuliani indicated he would aim to do so by week’s end but did not...

Democrats unveil impeachment charges; Trump left 'no choice'

Dec. 10, 2019 6:38 PM EST

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

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

Dec. 10, 2019 6:08 PM EST

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

House votes, Senate trial: What's next in impeachment

Dec. 10, 2019 5:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment by the end of the week, sending them to the House floor for a vote by Christmas. Next would come a Senate trial, likely in 2020. What's next in impeachment: HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTE The House...

Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Buehler runs for Congress

Dec. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican Knute Buehler, who unsuccessfully ran for Oregon governor in 2018, announced his candidacy Tuesday for a congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Greg Walden. In a video, Buehler criticized what he called Portland liberals and elites in Washington D.C. He said he supports gun...

AP Analysis: Trump faces narrow but consequential charges

Dec. 10, 2019 5:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment offered up Tuesday against President Donald Trump are narrow, but consequential. They are also likely to be approved by Democrats alone. The impending vote will thrust Trump into a club no president wants to join: only the third American leader to be impeached...

Longtime Patriot Ledger editor Chazy Dowaliby dies at 69

Dec. 10, 2019 4:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Chazy Dowaliby, a longtime newspaper editor and consultant and a onetime aide to former U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, has died. She was 69. Dowaliby died Monday after a long battle with cancer, her family said. Dowaliby was executive editor of The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Massachusetts, from 1998 to...

Louisiana House GOP urged to pick leader without Democrats

Dec. 10, 2019 4:51 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two top Louisiana Republicans are urging GOP state House members to pick their next speaker without input from Democrats. U.S. Sen. John Kennedy and Attorney General Jeff Landry sent Republican House members a letter suggesting that Democrats shouldn't have a say in the...