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Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2020

‘When You Have Facts on Your Side, You Often Win,' Schumer Says
Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, said he still has "hope" that Republicans would agree to new witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2020

Watch Live: House Impeachment Managers Resume Opening Arguments
The seven House managers will lay out their legal case to the Senate for the first article of impeachment against President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2020

Trump, Back in Washington, Attacks Democrats Over Impeachment
President Trump swipes at Democrats ahead of the Senate's long afternoon and evening hearing arguments for removing him from office.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2020

What to Watch For in Trump's Impeachment Trial on Thursday
The seven House impeachment managers will continue delivering their opening arguments, building on the case against the president.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2020

An Ex-Spy Who Wants to Represent New Mexico Can't Hide From Criticism
Valerie Plame is celebrating her C.I.A. past in a race for a congressional seat. But as she finds herself cast as an outsider, she's running into trouble.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2020

Trump Acts Like a Politician. That's Not an Impeachable Offense.
Receiving a "political benefit" does not transform an otherwise legal action (like requesting an investigation) into an abuse of power.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

‘Let Us Begin'
As the Senate impeachment trial commences with opening arguments, House prosecutors have 24 hours of unfettered, uncontested access to the microphone.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Two Legal Teams With Contrasting Strategies Face Off in the Capitol
As House impeachment managers emphasize the facts, President Trump's defense team calls the process unfair.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Trump Versus George Washington
What would the founders have thought of this guy?

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Day 2 of Trump's Trial: The Prosecution's Opening Argument
The House impeachment managers lay out their case. In great detail.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

McConnell Prefers to Hold 'Em, but Also Knows When to Fold 'Em
The majority leader, facing defections in his own ranks, made a strategic retreat this week in an effort to retain his grip on the trial

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Stuck in the Senate as Their 2020 Rivals Have Iowa to Themselves
Several Democratic candidates and top contenders in the Feb. 3 caucuses are at the impeachment trial while Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg court hundreds of voters each day.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

What if Trump Gave Alaska to Putin?
Republicans seem to think no president's misbehavior could ever be bad enough to warrant removal.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Tom Railsback, Who Reconciled G.O.P. to Oust Nixon, Dies at 87
A moderate Republican congressman from Illinois, he forged a compromise on two articles of impeachment that passed the House Judiciary Committee in 1974.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Impeachment Trial: The Opening Round
Readers express dismay at the Trump lawyers' arguments, the refusal to call witnesses and the long hours.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Rebuke From Roberts Signals His Limited Role in Trump's Senate Trial
A call for civility by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. underscores the delicate balance he is trying to maintain.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

‘Where Is Kevin?' McCarthy Finds His Voice as Trump's Mouthpiece
Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, has made his mark during impeachment by stoking the anger of liberals while keeping the president happy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

In Impeachment Case, Schiff Accuses Trump of Trying ‘to Cheat' in Election
The House impeachment managers began presenting their oral arguments against President Trump in the Senate trial, arguing that his conduct warranted his removal.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Live Analysis of Impeachment Trial
Join Times correspondents and reporters for live video and analysis of Democratic House managers as they present their case for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump before the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Live Impeachment Trial Video and Analysis
Join Times correspondents and reporters for live video and analysis of Democratic House managers as they present their case for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump before the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Trump Impeachment Trial Analysis
Join Times correspondents and reporters for live video and analysis of Democratic House managers as they present their case for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump before the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Watch Live: Oral Arguments Begin for Trump's Impeachment Trial
Each of the seven House managers will present different elements of their case against President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

McConnell's Impeachment Scam
Senators have a duty to conduct a fair and full trial. The Republican leader is trying to make sure they can't.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Trump Impeachment: Live Updates Ahead of the Trial's Opening Arguments
Trump hurled insults at House Democrats from Davos as the impeachment managers prepared to lay out their case in the Senate for removing him from office.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Trump Impeachment: Live Updates of the Trial's Opening Arguments
The lead House impeachment manager asserted that President Trump abused his power "to cheat" in the election, as Democratic prosecutors opened their case for removing him at the Senate trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Impeachment Schedule Explained: Why the Trial Could Last Weeks
The rules adopted by the Senate early Wednesday lay out a timeline for a trial that could be over in two weeks — or stretch much longer.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Trump Impeachment Trial Highlights, Day 1
Impeachment managers and President Trump's legal team debated changes to the rules that will govern the Senate's impeachment trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Where Senators Get Their Sugar Fix During the Impeachment Trial
Candy, stashed in the desk of Senator Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, is the only food allowed in the chamber.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

What to Watch in the Impeachment Trial on Wednesday
With an absent defendant and a tired chief justice, the Senate will begin formal arguments as House managers open their case that President Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

What to Watch For in President Trump's Impeachment Trial on Wednesday
With an absent defendant and a tired chief justice, the Senate will begin formal arguments as House managers open their case that the president committed high crimes and misdemeanors.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Senate adopts trial rules after bitter debate over evidence.
Under the rules, the House managers and Mr. Trump's lawyers will each have 24 hours over three days to argue their cases. Senators will have 16 hours to ask questions, submitted in writing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Bid forcing Roberts to rule on subpoena motions is rejected.
The final amendment would have required the chief justice to rule on motions to subpoena witnesses and documents.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Senate rejects request for more time to respond to motions.
The request by Democrats would have offered more time to respond to any motions that might be made during the trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Senate rejects Democratic bid to ensure votes on witnesses.
The move would have guaranteed that senators would eventually take a vote on specific requests for witnesses, and to hear from them on the floor of the Senate

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Roberts admonishes Nadler and Cipollone.
The chief justice intervened after Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, an impeachment manager, and Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, traded insults in a particularly biting exchange.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Senate rejects bid to subpoena Bolton for testimony.
The former national security adviser said this month that he would comply with a Senate subpoena if he received one.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Debate between Nadler and Cipollone grows testy.
The two men hurled undisguised barbs at each other on the Senate floor.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

A Guide to the Case For and Against Removing Trump
A detailed look at excerpts from the articles of impeachment and how the parties diverge on the facts at the center of President Trump's trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Senate turns back amendment over admission of evidence.
Democrats insisted the measure would have prevented the selective admission of evidence by President Trump's team.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2020

Who Are the House Impeachment Managers in the Trump Trial?
Chosen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the seven Democratic lawmakers reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of the party's caucus.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Senate blocks push to hear from 2 administration officials
The amendment would have subpoenaed Michael P. Duffey, a White House budget office official, and Robert B. Blair, a top adviser to the White House chief of staff.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Late night of debate takes its toll on the Senate
An aide to Senator Cory Booker shared on Twitter a picture of staff aides carrying 10 large pizzas into the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Negotiations to limit debate over evidence yield no deal
Such a move would have allowed the Senate to debate and vote on requests for witness testimony and documents all at once, instead of individually.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

McConnell requests that Democrats bundle their amendments
Schumer said he would not force a vote Tuesday night on each amendment he had planned but ‘we will not back off on getting votes on all of these amendments.'

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Day 1: The Rules of Engagement
Democrats and Republicans clash over the Senate's impeachment trial procedure.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Democrats push to hear witness testimony from Mulvaney
The debate raises the larger question of whether any Republican senators will join Democrats in insisting that senior administration officials appear before the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Trump Trial Day 1: Roped-Off Reporters and TV Cameras Run by the Senate
With the government in control of the production, "the emotion" of Tuesday's session was missing, said Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Why Trump's Threadbare Legal Argument Will Probably Work
Thanks a lot, Mitch McConnell.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Trump Considering an Expansion of His 2017 Travel Ban
The president said in Davos, Switzerland, that he was planning to add more countries to an executive order barring people from predominantly Muslim countries.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

How to Defeat Trump and Catch a Frisbee
There is a winnable approach for Democrats in the impeachment trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Democrats continue to press their case over Senate rules
The first party-line defeat of a Democratic demand for documents made it clear that Republicans have the votes to hold off Democrats in the impeachment trial for now.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Lawmakers debate a Democratic amendment for more documents
The amendment, which is likely to be defeated along party lines, would cover a series of communications the administration has withheld.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Senate blocks Democrats' bid to subpoena documents
The administration refused to provide the documents — including correspondence among the president and his top national security aides — during the House impeachment inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Senate blocks Democrats' bid to subpoena White House documents
The administration refused to provide the documents — including correspondence among the president and his top national security aides — during the House impeachment inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Flake says argument that president ‘did no wrong' pains him
Good arguments can be made, he said, both for or against the idea that the president's campaign to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals rose to the level of an impeachable offense.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Partisan Rules Debate Rages as Senate Opens Trump Impeachment Trial
Republicans made last-minute changes to the rules to placate moderates, but Democrats called them an outrage.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Debate Over the Rules for Trump's Trial
Readers worry that it will not be fair and impartial and will last into the wee hours, and decry limits on evidence and media access.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Amtrak's Charge to Accommodate 2 Extra Wheelchairs? $25,000
Amtrak apologized after officials told an advocacy group that it would cost $25,000 to accommodate two additional passengers in wheelchairs.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Train Tickets for Two More Wheelchairs? That'll Be $25,000, Amtrak Says
Amtrak apologized after officials told an advocacy group that it would cost $25,000 to accommodate two additional passengers in wheelchairs.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Trump Tried to Dirty the Biden Name. He May Still Get His Chance.
Senate Republicans should not push for the political hit job that even a vulnerable foreign government refused to provide.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Ukraine Said No to Trump's Political Hit Job. Will G.O.P. Senators Say Yes?
Senate Republicans should not push for the corruption that even a vulnerable foreign government refused to provide.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Watch Live: Senate Debates Rules for Trump's Impeachment Trial
A debate is under way in the Senate over the ground rules the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, has proposed for President Trump's trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Trump Impeachment Trial: Highlights and Takeaways
Senators returned from a holiday weekend bracing for an intense debate over the rules of the trial. Here are the key highlights so far and what to expect as the day unfolds.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Trump Impeachment: Highlights and Takeaways From Senate Trial
Senator Mitch McConnell made some last-minute changes to his proposal for the rules for the proceedings. Here are the key highlights so far.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Lessons From the Last Impeachment Trial
At the opening of only the third Senate trial of a president in U.S. history, we ask: What can the previous proceedings teach us about this time?

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

The Last Impeachment Trial
At the opening of only the third Senate trial of a president in U.S. history, we ask: What has changed since President Clinton's impeachment?

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

A Challenge for the Trial: 100 Senators Who Love to Talk, Sitting in Silence
Senators will have to give up their cellphones and speeches, and sit silently at their desks for the duration of the impeachment trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 21, 2020

Trump Impeachment: What to Expect as the Senate Trial Begins Today
The trial starts in earnest with a contentious debate over its rules. Oral arguments commence later this week.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2020

McConnell Impeachment Rules Modify Clinton Precedent
The Senate Republican leader proposed impeachment trial rules that push the 1999 precedent toward President Trump's preferences.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2020

‘Constitutional Nonsense': Trump's Impeachment Defense Defies Legal Consensus
The president's legal case would negate any need for witnesses. But constitutional scholars say that it's wrong.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2020

McConnell Pushes to Speed Impeachment Trial as Trump Requests Swift Acquittal
On Monday, the president's lawyers asserted he did nothing wrong and urged the Senate to "swiftly reject" the charges against him.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2020

Trump Legal Team Asks Senate for Speedy Acquittal in Impeachment Trial
The day before the trial starts, the president's lawyers asserted he did nothing wrong and urged the Senate to "swiftly reject" the charges against him.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2020

Justice, weaponized
Even more grounds for impeachment.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2020

Lawmakers Clash Over Shape of Impeachment Trial as Rules Vote Looms
Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, accused the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, of keeping the chamber in the dark about his proposed rules and planning to conduct a rushed trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2020

Democrats Seek More Testimony and Evidence for Impeachment Trial
Even as the Senate prepares for the substantive start of the proceedings against President Trump, there are big unanswered questions. Here are some of them.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2020

The Trial That Would Be a Template
Twenty-one years ago, President Bill Clinton was brought up on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors. But there were some big differences from what President Trump now faces.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2020

Where Is Cory Gardner?
As the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump nears, the Republican senator from Colorado has gone to ground as he tries to keep moderates and independents in his corner while facing a tough re-election race.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2020

Even C-Span Is Piqued: Senate Puts Limits on Trial Coverage
The Senate will control the cameras during the impeachment trial, limiting what viewers see, and reporters will be confined to roped-off areas.

Politics - U.S. House
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. House
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. House
Jan 18, 2020

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

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 18, 2020

Impeachment Trial Puts Susan Collins, Stung by Kavanaugh Backlash, Under Scrutiny
The four-term Maine senator, who crossed party lines to vote against President Clinton's impeachment, must now decide whether to break with President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 17, 2020

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

Politics - U.S. House
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. House
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. House
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. House
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. House
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. House
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. House
Jan 17, 2020

Another Thing Tom Steyer Is Wrong About
Proponents of term limits are either naïve or cynical — sometimes both.

Politics - U.S. House
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. House
Jan 17, 2020

Chris Collins Won a 4th House Term While Indicted. Can He Avoid a Prison Term?
The former congressman from Western New York, who admitted to giving his son inside information about a drug company, is now seeking probation.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 17, 2020

Ex-Rep. Chris Collins Gets 26-Month Prison Sentence in Insider Trading Case
The former Republican congressman had pleaded guilty to giving his son nonpublic information about a drug company.

Politics - U.S. House
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. House
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. House
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. House
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. House
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. House
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. House
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.

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