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Politics May 05No. 2 House Republican supports Liz Cheney removal over Trump clashes
Rep. Steve Scalise, the House GOP whip, is publicly calling for the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney as the party's third-ranking leader in the chamber.
Politics Apr 28WATCH: President Joe Biden’s first joint address to Congress
Biden focused on the House and Senate lawmakers who will make or break the new administration’s ambitious agenda to rebuild America, telling them over and over again that “Congress should act.”…
Politics Apr 22Countering Biden, GOP pitches $568 billion for infrastructure
The Republican proposal would spend $568 billion over five years, while Biden has proposed spending $2.3 trillion over eight years. The Republicans reject Biden's proposal to pay for infrastructure by raising the corporate tax rate.
Nation Apr 10‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows
From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling…
Politics Apr 06McConnell warns businesses to stay out of politics, says it’s ‘stupid’
Last week Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball voiced opposition to Georgia's new restrictive voting laws.
Nation Feb 23WATCH: Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for security failures
The former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police has told lawmakers that he learned only after the attack that his officers had received a report from the FBI that forecast, in detail, the chances that extremists could commit “war” in…
Politics Feb 13Senate votes to acquit Trump for role in Capitol attack
The Senate has voted to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The vote was 57-43, but a conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds majority, or 67 votes.
Politics Feb 13Trump impeachment trial resumes without calling witnesses
The Senate is moving toward a final vote after reaching a deal to skip witness testimony in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Politics Feb 13Fight over witnesses could delay Trump trial conclusion
The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump was thrown into confusion Saturday as lawmakers voted to consider hearing witnesses, a step that could extend the proceedings and delay a vote on whether the former president incited the deadly Capitol insurrection.
Nation Feb 13AP sources: GOP leader McConnell will vote to acquit Trump
The longest-serving GOP Senate leader in history made his views known in a letter to fellow Republican lawmakers, according to two sources familiar with McConnell’s thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss his decision.