Nation Dec 19

Television reporters go live with developments in the vote to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, near the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. December 18, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
At least 15 million TV viewers watch impeachment vote

The ratings seemed to justify decisions made in network executive suites about coverage of the impeachment vote. Both CBS and ABC left the debate to air entertainment coverage, while NBC stuck with the news.

Nation Dec 17

Heavy fog sits over the U.S. Capitol Rotunda ahead of a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Tom Brenner
House passes $1.4 trillion federal spending bill

The House first passed a measure funding domestic programs on a 297-120 vote. But one-third of the Democrats defected on a 280-138 vote on the second bill, which funds the military and the Department of Homeland Security, mostly because it…

Politics Dec 04

Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) speaks with reporters after a closed-door deposition by former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight and Reform Committees, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 11, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Erin Scott
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state to retire after term

Democratic Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state announced Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, saying his work on the investigation into Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump have…

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