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OPINION: Why Democrats win even if they lose

OPINION: Why Democrats win even if they lose

Kyle Asta, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2020

There will be many things that could decide the 2020 elections and whether President Donald Trump gets reelected or not. The economy could fall into a hole, war with Iran could heat up, or perhaps most importantly, the Senate’s decision whether to convict Trump of two impeachable offenses or not. It...

OPINION: Impeachment is justified, but a giant mistake

OPINION: Impeachment is justified, but a giant mistake

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2020

Shortly after House Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, conservative political commentator and baseball superfan George F. Will described watching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spar with the Trump administration as like watching baseball legend Omar Vizquel play shorts...

Impeachment week in review

Impeachment week in review

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

January 26, 2020

The impeachment trial against President Donald Trump officially kicked off in the Senate this week, with Republicans and Democrats clashing almost every step of the way. MONDAY, Jan. 20 – Trump’s legal team – led by Pat Cipollone – filed a legal brief that argued the two articles of impeachment ag...

Impeachment inquiry week in review Jan. 13 – Jan. 19

Impeachment inquiry week in review Jan. 13 – Jan. 19

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

January 19, 2020

TUESDAY, Jan. 14 - The House released documents that show Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani requested a private meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenskiy with “Trump’s knowledge and consent”—a claim Trump denied to reporters on Jan. 16. The documents came as part of evidence turn...

Impeachment inquiry week in review

Impeachment inquiry week in review

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

January 12, 2020

The impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is set to move to trial in the Senate within the coming weeks following the House’s landmark Dec. 18 decision to adopt two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Mon. Jan. 6 – John Bolton, former national security advisor, said he is prepared to testify in the trial against Trump — to the surprise of Republicans. “Accor...

Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction

Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction

Associated Press

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines Wednesday n...

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: ‘Hoax’

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: ‘Hoax’

Associated Press

December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has...

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Associated Press

December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next year's...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 18, 2019

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continued this week, with plenty of rancor and partisan rhetoric. Democrats say there is evidence that Trump held up military aid to Ukraine over a sought-after corruption investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the Democratic Party, and the o...

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

Associated Press

November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday released the summary transcript of his April congratulatory call with Ukraine’s president-elect, the latest salvo in the White House effort to blunt Democratic allegations that Trump abused his power by pressuring a foreign leader to get involved in U.S...

As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

Associated Press

November 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Professing disinterest, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was “too busy” doing the people’s business to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency. But even as Trump tried to suggest he was above the fray, the president tweeted two dozen times before ...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review: Nov. 4 thru Nov. 8

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review: Nov. 4 thru Nov. 8

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 11, 2019

Mon, Nov. 4 — President Donald Trump declined the whistleblower’s offer to answer written questions from House Republicans, saying on Twitter the whistleblower must testify in person; a federal appeals court in New York said Trump’s tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators; several o...

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