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Beyond the hearings: What to watch on Trump impeachment

Dec. 12, 2019 9:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment is moving beyond the hearing room. House committee members are debating and voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday. But the political battle over Trump's fate is sweeping across the Capitol, the White House and Washington on the cusp of...

Judiciary panel debates Trump impeachment, moves toward vote

Dec. 12, 2019 9:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee opened a marathon session Thursday as the sharply partisan panel took the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Democrats and Republicans launched the two day-session with a lively hearing late Wednesday at the...

Pelosi drug bill up for House vote reflects a Trump idea

Dec. 12, 2019 5:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump said he could save Medicare billions by negotiating prescription drug prices. Thursday the House will vote on a bill by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would deliver that and much more. But Trump is not on board. The California Democrat's legislation is expected to pass...

Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote

Dec. 12, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee took the first steps Wednesday evening toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol. Democrats and Republicans...

Impeachment trial: Trump wants drama, but GOP wants it over

Dec. 11, 2019 7:23 PM EST

Washington (AP) — Donald Trump wants more than acquittal. He wants vindication. With impeachment by the House appearing certain, the president has made clear that he views the next step, a trial in the GOP-controlled Senate, as his focus. The president sees the senators not just as a jury deciding his...

House leaders racing the clock on government spending bill

Dec. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican issued a downbeat assessment of talks on a government spending bill Wednesday, warning that it will require a “laser focus from both parties and both chambers" to meet next week's deadline and avert a federal shutdown. Across the Capitol, House Speaker...

Democrats' impeachment charges say Trump betrayed the nation

Dec. 11, 2019 9:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, 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 election. The...

Trump, allies aim to delegitimize impeachment from the start

Dec. 11, 2019 5:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're calling it a circus, a farce and even zany. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies spent weeks trivializing the House impeachment inquiry ahead of Tuesday's historic unveiling of formal charges against the president. Where Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton treated the...

Takeaways: Democrats make case in articles of impeachment

Dec. 11, 2019 1:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, setting up a historic vote in the days before Christmas. The articles charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and argue that he is a “threat to national...

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...