state of the union

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
Bombshell Bolton Report Pressures GOP on Impeachment Witnesses

Bombshell Bolton Report Pressures GOP on Impeachment Witnesses

Senate Republicans are suddenly facing intense new pressure to call witnesses in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after a new report that the president told his national security adviser in August he
McConnell Plans Tighter Timeline in Trump Impeachment Trial

McConnell Plans Tighter Timeline in Trump Impeachment Trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to give House impeachment managers just two days to prosecute their case against President Donald Trump -- a move that accelerates the timetable for a
Senate Passes USMCA, Giving Trump a Win Before Impeachment Trial

Senate Passes USMCA, Giving Trump a Win Before Impeachment Trial

The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, handing the president a major political win on the same day senators will be sworn in as jurors in his
Parnas Says Trump Lied About What He Knew: Impeachment Update

Parnas Says Trump Lied About What He Knew: Impeachment Update

The impeachment case against Donald Trump will move to the other side of the Capitol on Wednesday when the House formally notifies the Senate of the charges against the president and the House members
Senators Prepare for Trump Trial That Could Run Into February

Senators Prepare for Trump Trial That Could Run Into February

Senators are girding for a lengthy impeachment trial that could leave a cloud over President Donald Trump’s Feb. 4 State of the Union address and disrupt Democratic campaigns for the Iowa caucuses and
Who’s in Charge in Venezuela and What May Come Next

Who’s in Charge in Venezuela and What May Come Next

Once one of Latin America’s richest countries, Venezuela has been laid low. Power, water and gasoline shortages have become an everyday occurrence across the country as hyperinflation hastens an
Venezuela’s Maduro Vows to Revive Petro Coin in His Annual Address

Venezuela’s Maduro Vows to Revive Petro Coin in His Annual Address

President Nicolas Maduro pledged to revive Venezuela’s failed cryptocurrency for everything from oil sales to passport fees in his state of the union address to the Constituent Assembly on Tuesday.
Rep. Jim Banks: Trump Should Delay Delivering SOTU Until After Impeachment Trial

Rep. Jim Banks: Trump Should Delay Delivering SOTU Until After Impeachment Trial

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) on Tuesday suggested that President Trump refrain from delivering next month's State of the Union address, delaying it until after the impeachment trial in the Senate wraps up.
Sen. Mike Lee Twists Himself In Knots To Avoid Calling Pompeo A Liar

Sen. Mike Lee Twists Himself In Knots To Avoid Calling Pompeo A Liar

Utah Sen. Mike Lee told CNN host Jake Tapper that it was "news to him" that there was a direct threat to four of our embassies, as Trump falsely claimed on Fox this Friday, when asked about the
Steyer Says Experience Qualifies Him for Debate: Campaign Update

Steyer Says Experience Qualifies Him for Debate: Campaign Update

MANCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 07: Democratic presidential candidate, billionaire Tom Steyer speaks during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the SNHU Arena on September 7, 2019 in
Esper Says Bigger Iran Attacks Were ‘Days Away,' Offers No Proof

Esper Says Bigger Iran Attacks Were ‘Days Away,' Offers No Proof

The top U.S. defense official said Iran had planned to attack U.S. sites within days before a top Iranian general was killed on President Donald Trump’s orders but that he hadn’t seen specific
Sen. Warren Shoots Down Tapper's Accusation That She's Not An Impartial Juror On Impeachment

Sen. Warren Shoots Down Tapper's Accusation That She's Not An Impartial Juror On Impeachment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren explains the obvious to State of the Union host Jake Tapper when asked whether she can be an impartial juror after already saying she would vote to remove Trump from office. This
Rep. Joe Kennedy Threatens More Impeachment Articles If Trump 'Keeps Abusing His Office'

Rep. Joe Kennedy Threatens More Impeachment Articles If Trump 'Keeps Abusing His Office'

Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) explains the obvious to CNN's Jake Tapper -- that the House may have no other choice than to send over additional articles of impeachment if Trump refuses to stop abusing the
Nancy Pelosi Invites Trump to Deliver State of the Union Address on Feb. 4

Nancy Pelosi Invites Trump to Deliver State of the Union Address on Feb. 4

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has invited President Donald Trump to deliver a State of the Union address on February 4th, 2020 — just 48 hours after leading the House Democrats' partisan
Jake Tapper Hits Rand Paul For Laughable Claim That Trump Cares About Corruption

Jake Tapper Hits Rand Paul For Laughable Claim That Trump Cares About Corruption

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul punted and refused to answer CNN's Jake Tapper when he pushed him on the ridiculous notion that anyone should believe Trump actually cares about "rooting out corruption" and
Rep. Nadler On GOP Opposition To Impeachment: They Can Be 'Patriots Or Partisans'

Rep. Nadler On GOP Opposition To Impeachment: They Can Be 'Patriots Or Partisans'

House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler pushed back on CNN host Dana Bash's assertion that Democrats are somehow the ones causing impeachment to be a politically divisive issue when there's not a single
Nadler Says Without Impeachment, Trump May ‘Rig’ 2020 Vote

Nadler Says Without Impeachment, Trump May ‘Rig’ 2020 Vote

Democrats on Sunday began making their final arguments for the speedy impeachment of President Donald Trump with a simple refrain: Nothing less than the integrity of the upcoming 2020 presidential
Adam Schiff Shoots Down Jake Tapper's Assertion That It's Democrats' Fault If Republicans Won't Vote For Impeachment

Adam Schiff Shoots Down Jake Tapper's Assertion That It's Democrats' Fault If Republicans Won't Vote For Impeachment

It was nice to see the House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff shoot down this both siderist nonsense by CNN's Jake Tapper this Sunday when Tapper asked him if the failure to get any Republican
Nunes Defiant as Giuliani Associate Connects Him With Biden Dirt

Nunes Defiant as Giuliani Associate Connects Him With Biden Dirt

Representative Devin Nunes lashed out at the media on Sunday as he faced criticism -- and a potential ethics probe -- for his alleged role in helping President Donald Trump dig up dirt on political