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Trump Trial Prosecutors Invoke Senate Duty Yet Await Acquittal

Trump Trial Prosecutors Invoke Senate Duty Yet Await Acquittal

Impeachment prosecutors called on senators to convict Donald Trump, and his defense urged lawmakers to let voters decide his fate, as the trial paused for senators’ speeches ahead of Wednesday’s
Democrats’ Bid for Witnesses Gets Tougher With GOP Showing Unity

Democrats’ Bid for Witnesses Gets Tougher With GOP Showing Unity

Democrats face dwindling chances to get testimony from former National Security Adviser John Bolton and others in the Senate impeachment trial as the pool of Republicans willing to even consider
Democrats Plead for Impeachment Trial Witnesses While McConnell Leans on GOP

Democrats Plead for Impeachment Trial Witnesses While McConnell Leans on GOP

Senate Democrats are making a final run at persuading at least a few GOP senators to call witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as lawmakers grilled the defense team and House
Foreign Information Allowed, Trump Team Says: Impeachment Update

Foreign Information Allowed, Trump Team Says: Impeachment Update

Senators on Wednesday held the first of two days of questioning House managers and Donald Trump’s defense lawyers, before the president’s impeachment trial moves to the pivotal question of whether to
Trump Trial Hits Question Phase; GOP Girds for Witness Vote

Trump Trial Hits Question Phase; GOP Girds for Witness Vote

Senators will spend the next two days grilling President Donald Trump’s defense team and House impeachment managers, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell trying to salvage his plans for a quick
Trump Defense Finale Puts GOP Near Moment of Reckoning on Bolton

Trump Defense Finale Puts GOP Near Moment of Reckoning on Bolton

President Donald Trump’s lawyers begin their final day of arguments Tuesday having only barely noted the bombshell revelation from former National Security Adviser John Bolton that threatens to upset
Trump Lawyers Largely Ignore Bolton Revelations in Senate Trial

Trump Lawyers Largely Ignore Bolton Revelations in Senate Trial

President Donald Trump’s lawyers largely avoided the explosive allegation in former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book that the president tied aid to Ukraine to an investigation of a
Silent Senators, No Photographers: Inside the Impeachment Trial

Silent Senators, No Photographers: Inside the Impeachment Trial

Elizabeth Warren scratched out copious notes and Bernie Sanders watched intently as House impeachment managers began arguing their case against President Donald Trump.
Trump Attacks Pelosi in Fox Interview: Impeachment Update

Trump Attacks Pelosi in Fox Interview: Impeachment Update

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held her weekly news conference Thursday amid the standoff over sending the impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate.
Republican Senator Wants Google and Facebook to Have Algorithm-Free Options

Republican Senator Wants Google and Facebook to Have Algorithm-Free Options

Senator John Thune is preparing legislation that would give users the option to use big internet platforms such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. without algorithms driving what content they
Trump Pressed to Fill Top Pentagon Job With Iran Tension Brewing

Trump Pressed to Fill Top Pentagon Job With Iran Tension Brewing

President Donald Trump faces pressure to choose a new Pentagon chief quickly amid rising tensions with Iran, but the abrupt and messy withdrawal of his previous pick, Patrick Shanahan, has raised
Democrats Hold Out on USMCA as Trump Walks Back Mexico Tariffs

Democrats Hold Out on USMCA as Trump Walks Back Mexico Tariffs

President Donald Trump’s decision not to impose tariffs on Mexico removed one obstacle for Congress to approve his North American trade deal, but his administration has more work to do to smooth the
Democrats Seek Expansion of Corporate Liability in Privacy Bill

Democrats Seek Expansion of Corporate Liability in Privacy Bill

Three Democratic senators helping write a privacy bill are seeking to allow individuals to sue companies for mishandling their data, according to Republican Senator John Thune. The measure would raise
White House, Democrats in Talks to End Holdup on USMCA Approval

White House, Democrats in Talks to End Holdup on USMCA Approval

The White House and congressional Democrats have opened talks to resolve outstanding details that have thus far held up the new North American trade deal, according to people briefed on discussions
Trump Struggles to Explain Putin Posture as Zigzag Worries Aides

Trump Struggles to Explain Putin Posture as Zigzag Worries Aides

The White House struggled for a second straight day on Wednesday to explain President Donald Trump’s posture on Russian election meddling, and some administration officials are concerned there may be
Trump's Mixed Messages on Russia Renew Doubts on What He Thinks

Trump's Mixed Messages on Russia Renew Doubts on What He Thinks

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia isn’t currently targeting the U.S., diverging from a public statement his own intelligence director made two days earlier.
Senate Democrats Win Net Neutrality Vote With Help of Three Republicans

Senate Democrats Win Net Neutrality Vote With Help of Three Republicans

Senate Democrats won a vote to preserve net neutrality regulations, a victory for a measure that still faces obstacles to becoming law but could appeal to young voters and boost the party in mid-term
Sen. Thune Expresses Concern About Proposed China Tariffs

Sen. Thune Expresses Concern About Proposed China Tariffs

Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, discusses his concerns about the potential economic impact of President Donald Trump's proposed China tariffs with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli. (Source:
Trump, Republicans Raise Alarms About West Virginia Primary Race

Trump, Republicans Raise Alarms About West Virginia Primary Race

Republican officials were thrown into a panic on the cusp of Tuesday’s three crucial Senate primaries as they confronted a late surge by controversial and confrontational candidate Don Blankenship in
Trump Pick to Lead FTC Confirmed by Senate

Trump Pick to Lead FTC Confirmed by Senate

Washington lawyer Joseph Simons, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Trade Commission, was confirmed by the Senate as the agency tackles high-profile consumer-protection cases like