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What to know about impeachment ahead of the inauguration

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt delivers remarks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House in Washington. In Trump's presidency, fact checking became a cottage industry unto itself. And “alternative facts
January 18, 2021

President Donald Trump became the first U. S. president to be impeached twice on Jan. 13 for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol under false claims of a fraudulent election. Since the Senate will not...

Letter to the editor: Civility has been a long term casualty of American politics

In this combination image of two photos showing both President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 18, 2021

Editor's note: This commentary was partially published last November in the Croatian language by Gabrijela Bijelić, journalist. Dubrovački vjesnik (weekly newspaper) and Slobodna Dalmacija (daily newspaper). Reaction...

Republicans asked to resign by news organizations across the country

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with others as a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2021

After the events that transpired at the nation's capital on Jan. 6, newspapers around the country like the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Houston Chronicle and Kansas City Star called for the resignation...

Emmanuel ‘Chris’ Welch tasked with bringing Illinois into a new era as Speaker of the House

Illinois State Rep. Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, casts his vote for Illinois State Rep. Emanuel
January 18, 2021

Illinois Democrats ousted former Speaker Michael Madigan after his nearly four decades in office when Emmanuel “Chris” Welch was elected the state’s first Black speaker of the House. Welch is tasked...

DePaul trustees chair pledged tens of thousands in political donations to 2020 Republicans

Gerald Beeson, chair of the DePaul's Board of Trustees and chief operating officer at Citadel.
January 12, 2021

The newly appointed chair of DePaul’s board of trustees — the group of donors that help make all the university’s major decisions — donated the highest amount of money permitted by law to key Republican...

Black voters essential to Democrat win in Georgia

President-elect Joe Biden campaigns in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, center, and Jon Ossoff, left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 9, 2021

After months of a contentious political battle in Georgia, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won Georgia’s two Senate runoffs. The Democratic wins in Georgia decisively granted the party control...

The Latest: Education head DeVos quits, cites Trump rhetoric

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become the second Cabinet...

COLUMN: Don’t praise Kinzinger for wanting Trump out— his record says otherwise

In this image from video, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
January 7, 2021

Watching the events of January 6 play out, I kept reminding myself that none of this is normal.  The President of the United States was blocked from Twitter because he was egging on insurrection all...

University responds to Capitol breach, Welcome Week events postponed

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 6, 2021

UPDATED Jan. 6, 2021 5:54 p.m. President A. Gabriel Esteban told the DePaul community in an email regarding the Capitol breach Wednesday night. 'Today’s unprecedented events in the nation’s capital...

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

Jon Ossoff, left, and Raphael Warnock wave to the crowd during a campaign rally in Augusta, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Democrats Ossoff and Warnock are challenging incumbent Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in a runoff election on Jan. 5. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
January 6, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his last...

Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

Observers watch an official work as ballots are counted for Georgia's Senate runoff election at the Georgia World Congress Center on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
January 6, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party's...

Biden could face problems as he plans to rejoin Iran Nuclear Deal

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 29, 2020

In 2018, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal negotiated under the Obama administration in 2015, putting a “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran in its place by...

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