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Democrats Make Trial Case That Trump Is a Danger: Key Takeaways

Democrats Make Trial Case That Trump Is a Danger: Key Takeaways

House Democrats used their full 24 hours in an effort this week to convince senators that President Donald Trump should be removed from office for abusing his power and obstructing Congress.
Trump Lawyers to Offer ‘Coming Attractions’ at Impeachment Debut

Trump Lawyers to Offer ‘Coming Attractions’ at Impeachment Debut

Donald Trump’s lawyers kick off their formal defense in the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, taking their turn at center stage to argue the president should not be removed from office.
Democrats Make Pitch for More Trump Witnesses as Case Wraps Up

Democrats Make Pitch for More Trump Witnesses as Case Wraps Up

The struggle over calling witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is escalating as House Democrats prepare to wrap up their case Friday by focusing on White House “stonewalling.”
Democrats Say Impeachment Trial Makes Case for Calling Witnesses

Democrats Say Impeachment Trial Makes Case for Calling Witnesses

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said that as House Democrats move into their second day of building an impeachment case against President Donald Trump it will be harder for Republicans to
For Thirsty Senators in Impeachment Trial, It’s Milk, Water or Nothing

For Thirsty Senators in Impeachment Trial, It’s Milk, Water or Nothing

The U.S. Senate imposes an ascetic existence on its members during an impeachment trial, but it does afford them one peculiar indulgence: milk.
Trump’s Defense Is Confident in Acquittal: Impeachment Update

Trump’s Defense Is Confident in Acquittal: Impeachment Update

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial entered its second day Wednesday as House managers began presenting their case to the Senate.
Boeing Hiked Fourth-Quarter Lobby Spend in 737 Max Crisis

Boeing Hiked Fourth-Quarter Lobby Spend in 737 Max Crisis

Boeing Co.’s spending on federal lobbying rose to $3.4 million in the last quarter of 2019 as the embattled plane-maker faced new threats in Washington after its 737 Max jetliner was grounded
Boeing CEO to Tell Senate ‘We Made Mistakes’ in 737 Max Jet

Boeing CEO to Tell Senate ‘We Made Mistakes’ in 737 Max Jet

Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg plans to kick off a pair of critical appearances before U.S. lawmakers by admitting the planemaker made mistakes on the 737 Max, even as a fresh
Hong Kong Under ‘De Facto Curfew’ as Subway Stations Shut Early

Hong Kong Under ‘De Facto Curfew’ as Subway Stations Shut Early

Hong Kong’s subway system has closed early for more than a week, effectively cutting off the main mode of transportation for millions of residents. Many are now wondering how long it will last.
Trump Says ‘Hate Has No Place’ in U.S. After Two Mass Killings

Trump Says ‘Hate Has No Place’ in U.S. After Two Mass Killings

Two mass shootings within 24 hours put the nation’s focus back onto gun control and, given the alleged anti-immigrant views of a shooter in Texas, elevate the issue of the dangers of hate speech.
Debate Takeaways: Warren Up, No Breakout Star and a Health Feud

Debate Takeaways: Warren Up, No Breakout Star and a Health Feud

They skirmished over health care and immigration. They largely agreed on income inequality and climate change. With Democrats eager to narrow the field, Elizabeth Warren and nine lesser-ranked
Trump UN Pick Is Asked Why She Spent 300 Days Away From Canada Post

Trump UN Pick Is Asked Why She Spent 300 Days Away From Canada Post

President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was pressed at her confirmation hearing on why she was away from her current post as envoy to Canada for more than 300 days
Trump Threatens Merkel With Pipeline Sanctions, U.S. Troop Cut

Trump Threatens Merkel With Pipeline Sanctions, U.S. Troop Cut

Donald Trump upped his criticism of Germany on Wednesday as he threatened sanctions over Angela Merkel’s continued support for a gas pipeline from Russia and warned that he could shift troops away
How Trump (and Iowa) Changed How You Fuel Your Car

How Trump (and Iowa) Changed How You Fuel Your Car

Ethanol, the intoxicating alcohol found in beer, wine and liquor, has been powering automobiles in the U.S. since the era of the Model T more than a century ago. Since the 1970s, when oil became more
U.S. Weighs More Iran Sanctions Over Potential Trade With Europe

U.S. Weighs More Iran Sanctions Over Potential Trade With Europe

The Trump administration is weighing sanctions against the Iranian financial body set up as a go-between for humanitarian trade with Europe, a move likely to sever the economic and humanitarian
Harris Rips Trump as Warren Jabs Biden at California Summit

Harris Rips Trump as Warren Jabs Biden at California Summit

Senator Kamala Harris used her home state’s Democratic convention to deliver one of her sharpest critiques to date of President Donald Trump’s policies and performance in office.
U.S. to Extend Key Waivers Linked to Iran's Nuclear Program

U.S. to Extend Key Waivers Linked to Iran's Nuclear Program

The Trump administration will renew several key waivers that allow Iran to keep operating a limited civilian nuclear program, a move that heads off a clash with European allies and Tehran over the
Democrats Short on Recruits for Bid to Retake Senate in 2020

Democrats Short on Recruits for Bid to Retake Senate in 2020

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer’s attempt to wrest the chamber from Republicans in 2020 is growing harder as he and the party confront early recruiting disappointments and an electoral map with
GOP Mega-Donor Struggles to Find a Winner in Midterm Races

GOP Mega-Donor Struggles to Find a Winner in Midterm Races

One of the top donors to conservative candidates and causes in the U.S. isn’t having much luck swaying elections.
Russia Probe Exploited by Both Parties to Raise Campaign Cash

Russia Probe Exploited by Both Parties to Raise Campaign Cash

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation hasn’t yet become a top issue for most voters. But when it comes to fundraising, Democrats and Republicans battling for control of Congress in