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Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 18, 2020

House Lays Out Case for Trump's Conviction Days Before Senate Trial
The lengthy legal brief from Democratic lawmakers is the opening volley in a high-stakes trial only seen twice before in history. The president's lawyers are expected to respond to the charges soon.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 18, 2020

Trump's Defense Team Calls Impeachment Charges ‘Brazen' as Democrats Make Legal Case
In a six-page filing formally responding to the impeachment charges, President Trump's lawyers rejected the case against him as illegitimate and described the effort to remove him as dangerous.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 18, 2020

Senate Republicans Are Bathed in Shame
There's no "impartial justice," just protection of Trump at all costs.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2020

Can Anyone Save the G.O.P.?
Bill Weld tries a Granite State carom shot.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2020

Jane Raskin, Who Helped Trump in Mueller Inquiry, Joins President's Defense Team
Ms. Raskin, who worked in the Justice Department in the Reagan administration, has been a constant but little-known presence in Mr. Trump's orbit since the Mueller inquiry.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2020

En el juicio político a Donald Trump, los senadores enfrentan cabos sueltos
Las entrevistas de Lev Parnas, cercano al abogado personal del presidente de Estados Unidos, así como documentos publicados por investigadores del congreso muestran que aún hay mucho por descubrir en el caso.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2020

Robert Ray Wanted to Indict Clinton. He Thinks Trump Will Be Vindicated.
As Ken Starr's successor, Mr. Ray ended up striking a deal that prevented Mr. Clinton from being prosecuted.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2020

Robert Ray Wanted to Indict Clinton. He Thinks Trump Will Be Vindicated
As Ken Starr's successor, Mr. Ray ended up striking a deal that prevented Mr. Clinton from being prosecuted.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2020

Ken Starr Returns to the Impeachment Fray, This Time for the Defense
The independent counsel whose investigation resulted in a Senate trial for President Bill Clinton has joined the team defending President Trump in his own Senate trial.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2020

The Real Risks of Republicans' Burying Their Heads in the Sand
G.O.P. senators will harm Congress if they turn away from new testimony and information relevant to impeachment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2020

Trump Legal Team Adds Starr and Dershowitz for Senate Trial
Ken Starr and a third lawyer named to the team, Robert Ray, were independent counsels who investigated President Bill Clinton.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2020

Dust Off the Impeachment Tables, a Senate Trial Is Underway
To make way for a historic impeachment trial, the Senate is undergoing a physical makeover, with custom tables for the prosecutors, cubbies for senators' phones and quarters for the chief justice.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

For the Senators Who Will Judge Trump, an Incomplete Story to Consider
Recent interviews by Lev Parnas, an associate of the president's personal lawyer, as well as documents released by House investigators, reinforced that there is more still to be learned.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Angry Trump Says Focus Should Be on a Trade Deal, Not a ‘Hoax'
But the few times the president did anything in public on Thursday, it was clear he was unnerved by the prospect of a Senate trial.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Two Days of History on Capitol Hill
As the impeachment trial of President Trump begins, theatrical ritual — and gravity — are on display.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

An Impeachment Trial That Could Unfold Out of Public View
President Trump's trial will feature bitter debates and intense legal wrangling. Much of it is likely to unfold behind closed doors.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

What America Learned in 28 Days
Nancy Pelosi's decision to delay transmitting the impeachment articles allowed significant new information to come to light.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

A Sketch Artist's View of the Impeachment Trial
Drawings of the proceedings from inside the Senate chamber, where no photos are allowed.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

The Senate adjourns the trial for the long weekend.
The House managers and the president's defense lawyers are expected to work around the clock, but the trial itself resumes on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Democrats Say JPMorgan's Response to Racism Questions Was Lacking
Under 5 percent of its advisers are black, the bank said in response to questions from Democrats in Congress. The lawmakers want to know more.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Intelligence Officials Invited to Testify to House Amid Uncertainty
The officials appear reluctant to attend an annual hearing after last year's testimony revealed splits with the White House on key issues and angered President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Open the Impeachment Trial
The Senate has closed the door for deliberations in the past. It should let the public in.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

What Will Each Senator Say About Trump? We Deserve to Know
The Senate has closed the door for impeachment deliberations in the past. It should let the public in.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Senate Opens Trump Impeachment Trial as New Ukraine Revelations Emerge
The chief justice was sworn in as the presiding officer and senators swore to do "impartial justice," as the Senate opened the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Watch Live: Senators Take Oaths for Impeachment Trial
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will be sworn in as the presiding officer of President Trump's impeachment trial and administer oaths to all 100 senators.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Key Moments as Trump's Impeachment Trial Formally Begins
President Trump's fate now rests with a Senate controlled by 53 Republicans, many of whom have already dismissed the charges against him out of hand.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Liz Cheney Says She Won't Run for Senate in Wyoming
Ms. Cheney, the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House, said she would seek re-election to that chamber rather than pursue a vacant Senate seat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Watch Live: House Managers Read Articles of Impeachment to Senate
A new phase of the impeachment proceedings begins in the Senate as the charges against President Trump will be read out loud, and lawmakers will lay the procedural groundwork for the trial.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

The Impeachment Trial Begins
The House of Representatives has initiated the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. So what happens next?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Trump Impeachment: What to Watch For Today
The House impeachment managers will read the charges against President Trump in the well of the Senate, and the chief justice of the Supreme Court and every senator will swear to do "impartial justice."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 16, 2020

Trump Impeachment: What to Watch Today
The House impeachment managers will read the charges against President Trump in the well of the Senate, and the chief justice of the Supreme Court and every senator will swear to do "impartial justice."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Robert Hyde, Erratic Ex-Landscaper, Is Unlikely New Impeachment Figure
Mr. Hyde, whose electronic messages suggest that he was tracking the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, has a history of turbulent behavior.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Its Reputation Tattered, Polarized Senate Faces a Steep Impeachment Test
A partisan start to the trial stands in contrast to a consensus approach struck in 1999, the last time the Senate weighed the fate of a president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Impeachment Highlights: House Initiates Impeachment Trial
The House named the impeachment managers, held a floor vote and took part in a rarely used engrossment ceremony.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

House Delivers Articles of Impeachment to Senate
Democrats in the House initiated the third presidential impeachment trial in American history, and sent their articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Watch Live: Impeachment Engrossment Ceremony
The House will finalize its articles of impeachment and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will sign them before sending them to the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Key Moments as House Formally Sent Impeachment Articles Against Trump to Senate
House Democrats spent the day preparing to cede control of the impeachment process to the Republican-led Senate for a trial.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Key Moments as House Prepares to Send Impeachment Articles to Senate
House Democrats are preparing to cede control of the impeachment process to the Republican-led Senate for a trial and final judgment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

House Delivers Impeachment Charges to Senate, Paving the Way for a Trial
The House impeachment managers walked the articles of impeachment across the Capitol after a long-anticipated vote to start what promises to be a fiercely partisan impeachment trial of President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

House Votes to Send Impeachment Charges to Senate, Approving Managers
The House's long-anticipated vote fell largely along party lines, setting the stage for what promises to be a fiercely partisan impeachment trial of President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

House Approves Sending Articles of Impeachment to Senate
The vote fell largely along party lines, with only one Democrat joining all the Republicans in opposition.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Watch Live: House Votes to Send Articles of Impeachment
The House votes on the resolution to send impeachment charges against President Trump to the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Watch Live: Nancy Pelosi Announces Impeachment Managers
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is announcing the impeachment managers for the trial in the Senate. The group will serve as the public face of the impeachment process starting immediately.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

‘He's Been Impeached Forever,' Pelosi Says of Trump
Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Trump as she introduced the impeachment managers for the Senate trial. They are Representatives Adam B. Schiff, Jerrold Nadler, Zoe Lofgren, Hakeem Jeffries, Val B. Demings, Jason Crow and Sylvia R. Garcia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

How Impeachment Will Force Senators Off the Campaign Trail
Despite a potential loss of momentum in their campaigns, senators running for president say their presence at the Senate trial is a constitutional obligation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Can Trump Actually Stop the Senate From Hearing From Witnesses?
In a word, no.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

The Senate Must Reject Trump's Privilege Claim on Witnesses
Failing to do so would be an abdication of its responsibilities as a separate but equal branch of government.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2020

Trump Impeachment: What to Expect From the House and Senate Today
Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to name the impeachment managers on Wednesday, and the House is scheduled to vote to move the articles to the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2020

Senate Has Votes to Pass Limits on Trump's Iran War Power, Likely Drawing a Veto
The declaration by Senator Tim Kaine signals a growing dissatisfaction among Republicans with President Trump's Iran strategy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2020

3 Republicans Are Open to Impeachment Witnesses, but Democrats Need a 4th
Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney seem open to witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial. With one more Republican, Democrats could commandeer the proceedings.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2020

Impeachment Briefing: Quirks of the Trial
Here are some of the archaic rules and procedures that make an impeachment trial so unusual.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2020

Take Impeachment Seriously, Senators
Can they handle the truth?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2020

House Will Vote Wednesday to Send Impeachment Articles, Pelosi Says
The speaker, who has waited nearly a month to transmit the charges against President Trump to the Senate, detailed her plan to move forward, allowing a trial to begin this week.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2020

House to Send Impeachment Charges to Senate as New Evidence Emerges
On the eve of the formal start of the historic Senate trial of President Trump, new evidence emerged tying him more closely to the Ukraine pressure campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2020

Documents Provide New Details of Trump's Pressure Campaign on Ukraine
The dozens of pages of notes, text messages and other records lay out work conducted by Rudolph W. Giuliani and an associate on behalf of the president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 13, 2020

Republicans Rule Out Outright Dismissal of Impeachment Charges
Rank-and-file senators and party leaders made clear on Monday that even if they wanted to pursue dismissal, the votes simply were not there to succeed — at least not at the outset of the trial.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 13, 2020

A Step-by-Step Guide to Trump's Impeachment Trial
When the House votes to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, it sets off a series of choreographed steps — some well-defined, others up for debate — that will shape the Senate trial.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2020

Schumer, Eyeing Senate's Top Job, Navigates Tricky Impeachment Terrain
Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, knows the Senate is unlikely to convict President Trump. So he is focusing on what constitutes a fair trial — and trying to put Republicans in a box.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2020

Trump, Shifting Arguments, Urges Swift Dismissal of Impeachment Charges
The president injected new instability into his looming impeachment trial as Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that nothing could "erase" the stain on his presidency.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2020

Why We Voted Against the War Powers Resolution
Congress should be debating laws governing the use of force, not symbolic resolutions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2020

Logjam Over Impeachment Trial Leaves Trump Prosecutors Little Time to Prepare
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has waited to name the representatives who will present the case to the Senate, making an already fraught job even more difficult.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 10, 2020

House Democrats Push Environmental Bills, but Victories Are Few
Climate and environmental activists are growing impatient with a Democratic-led House that they view as not doing enough to enact their agenda.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 10, 2020

Pelosi Alerts House to Be Ready to Send Impeachment Articles Next Week
In a letter to lawmakers, Ms. Pelosi moved to end an impasse, paving the way for the third presidential impeachment trial in history to begin as soon as Wednesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 09, 2020

House Votes to Restrain Trump's Iran War Powers
The debate over the resolution reignited a fierce dispute over Congress's role in matters of war and peace, and highlighted deep disagreements over President Trump's policy on Iran.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 09, 2020

‘When I'm Ready,' Pelosi Says of Sending Impeachment Articles
Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuffed the latest calls to send the House's articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 09, 2020

Anticipation Building, Pelosi Says She Will Send Impeachment Articles ‘Soon'
The Democratic speaker of the House said she would send the charges to the Senate "when I'm ready, and that will probably be soon."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 09, 2020

Pelosi Is Prepared to Send Impeachment Articles to Senate, Just Not Yet
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would send the charges to the Senate "when I'm ready, and that will probably be soon."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 09, 2020

Pelosi, Under Pressure to Send Impeachment to Senate, Declines Again
The Democratic speaker of the House said she would send the impeachment articles to the Senate "when I'm ready — and that will probably be soon."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 09, 2020

Subpoena John Bolton
What Pelosi should do now.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2020

Mike Lee, a G.O.P. Senator, Calls Administration's Iran Briefing ‘Insulting'
Mr. Lee lashed out after he said he was chided by a top administration official for questioning President Trump's Iran strategy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2020

President Mitch McConnell
He's in charge of everything but shooting at Iran.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2020

Pelosi Announces Vote to Limit Trump's War-Making Power Against Iran
The House is expected to vote on Thursday on a resolution to force the president to halt any military action against Iran unless Congress authorizes it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2020

McConnell, Rebuffing Pelosi, Declines to Budge on Impeachment Trial Terms
Despite voicing deference to the speaker, a growing number of Senate Democrats said that they were losing patience with the delay and wanted the trial to begin.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2020

McConnell Refuses to Negotiate With Pelosi on Impeachment Trial Terms
The top Senate Republican said he had no intention of negotiating with the House speaker over the terms of the impeachment trial.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2020

Nancy Pelosi's Impeachment Gamble
The House speaker's decision to pause the process seemed a safe bet — until one potentially crucial witness made an announcement.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 07, 2020

Pressed for Details on Suleimani Strike, Trump Administration Gives Few
Administration officials argue that the general was plotting imminent attacks, but Democrats said that the intelligence they have seen was too vague.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 07, 2020

Echoes of Kavanaugh Fight as Bolton Complicates Impeachment Trial Plans
The former national security adviser's surprise declaration that he is willing to testify may test Republican unity during the Senate impeachment trial, even if it doesn't affect the outcome.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 07, 2020

Why Is Mitch McConnell So Afraid of John Bolton?
The Senate must hear his testimony in an impeachment trial.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 07, 2020

McConnell Says He Will Proceed on Impeachment Trial Without Witness Deal
The Senate majority leader said he had the votes to begin President Trump's trial without committing to calling witnesses or admitting new evidence, over Democrats' objections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 07, 2020

Elizabeth Warren's Bankruptcy Plan Revives Old Clash With Biden
Ms. Warren called for repealing provisions of a 2005 law that Joe Biden supported when he was in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 07, 2020

Warren Rolls Out a Bankruptcy Plan, Reviving an Old Clash With Biden
Elizabeth Warren called for repealing provisions of a 2005 law that Joseph R. Biden Jr. supported when he was in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 07, 2020

Why Aren't All the President's Men Testifying?
Their contempt for Congress should be met with a legal and political fusillade.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 07, 2020

The Arrogance of Trump's Enablers
Their contempt for Congress should be met with a legal and political fusillade.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2020

Un presidente volátil con pocas restricciones y cada vez más poder
La muerte del general iraní Qasem Soleimani es el ejemplo más reciente del modo caprichoso en el que el mandatario de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, ha elegido mostrar su poderío letal.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2020

Mike Pompeo Is Said to Decide Against Running for Senate in Kansas
The secretary of state's decision most likely ends Republicans' hopes of securing a potentially dominant candidate for the open seat in Kansas, his home state.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2020

Bolton Is Willing to Testify in Trump Impeachment Trial, Raising Pressure for Witnesses
The former national security adviser, who has complied with a White House directive not to cooperate in the inquiry, said he would testify if the Senate subpoenaed him.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2020

Bolton Is Willing to Testify in Trump's Impeachment Trial
The former national security adviser, who has complied with a White House directive not to cooperate in the inquiry, said he was willing to testify in the Senate trial if subpoenaed.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2020

Bolton Says He Is Willing to Testify in Impeachment Trial
The former national security adviser, who has complied with a White House directive not to cooperate in the inquiry, said he was willing to testify in the Senate trial if subpoenaed.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 05, 2020

A Democrat Who Can Beat Trump
Why Amy Klobuchar still has a chance.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 05, 2020

Iran Uncertainty Grips Congress as Impeachment Looms
President Trump's decision to strike a top Iranian general has upended Congress's priorities, thrusting matters of war and peace into the spotlight.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 04, 2020

Mr. McConnell, It's Time to Hear From John Bolton
The Senate impeachment trial will be a sham unless top administration officials testify.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 04, 2020

The Evidence on Ukraine Is Only Getting Worse for Donald Trump
The Senate impeachment trial will be a sham unless top administration officials testify.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 04, 2020

White House Notifies Congress of Suleimani Strike Under War Powers Act
The notification, required within 48 hours of introducing United States armed forces into hostilities, only contained classified information, a senior congressional aide said.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 04, 2020

In Era of Perpetual Conflict, a Volatile President Grabs Expanded Powers to Make War
The killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani is the latest example of the capricious way in which the president, as commander in chief, has chosen to flex his lethal powers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 04, 2020

U.S. Military Branches Block Access to TikTok App Amid Pentagon Warning
The Department of Defense advised military personnel to remove the Chinese-owned social media application from government-issued and personal smartphones.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 03, 2020

‘The Game Has Changed'
The assassination of Qassim Suleimani, one of Iran's top military commanders, rocks the Middle East. Is President Trump ready?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 03, 2020

Impeachment Impasse Deepens in Senate, Leaving Trump's Trial in Doubt
On the first day of a new legislative session, Senate leaders indicated they had made no progress in resolving their logjam over how to proceed.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 03, 2020

Killing of Iranian Commander Divides Senate Leaders
The majority leader, Mitch McConnell, and the minority leader, Senator Chuck Schumer, delivered opposing views of the U.S. drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani of Iran.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 03, 2020

Congressional Leaders Call for Details After U.S. Airstrike on Suleimani
Lawmakers, sharply divided along party lines over President Trump's decision to kill Iran's top security commander general, are pressing for details on the strike and the strategy for its aftermath.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 03, 2020

U.S. and Iran Exchange More Threats as Democrats Question Timing of Strike
Oil prices surged and the stock market fell after President Trump ordered the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad.

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