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Kobach courts Trump as Senate GOP frets over Kansas seat

February 19, 2020
Manu Raju, Alex Rogers, Kevin Liptak | CNN
Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are fearful that the conservative hardliner Kris Kobach could cost them a crucial Senate seat in Kansas and potentially their narrow majority -- and are eager to find a way to defeat him in a hotly contested primary.
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Senate passes bipartisan bill limiting Trump's military authority

February 14, 2020
Manu Raju | CNN
The Senate has passed the Iran War Powers resolution, a rare measure that has bipartisan support despite the fact that it is opposed by President Donald Trump and aimed at reining in his ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval.
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With some GOP support, Senate primed to pass measure restricting Trump on Iran

February 13, 2020
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
The Senate is expected to pass a measure Thursday limiting President Trump’s ability to act militarily against Iran, in lawmakers’ latest bipartisan attempt to compel the White House to involve them in foreign policy decisions.
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Republican Senators Tried to Stop Trump From Firing Impeachment Witness

February 10, 2020
Peter Baker, Michael Schmidt, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
A handful of Republican senators tried to stop President Trump from firing Gordon D. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union who testified in the House impeachment hearings, but the president relieved the diplomat of his post anyway, according to people briefed on the discussions.
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Trump Hails Acquittal and Lashes Out at His ‘Evil’ and ‘Corrupt’ Opponents

February 7, 2020
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump and his Republican allies focused on exacting payback against his political opponents on Thursday after his acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial, signaling that the conflict that has consumed Washington for months may only escalate rather than recede.
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The Vote Is Over. Let the Contest Begin.

February 6, 2020
Peter Baker | The New York Times
When the history books are written about this day, they will surely record it as the culmination of a monumental three-year political battle that tested American democracy and delivered victory to an enraged and enraging president over his relentless foes. But they will not record it as the end of the struggle.
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Romney votes to convict Trump on charge of abuse of power, becoming the lone Republican to break ranks

February 6, 2020
Robert Costa, Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Sen. Mitt Romney sealed a place in history Wednesday by voting to convict President Trump of abuse of power, becoming a lone voice of dissent in a Republican Party that otherwise has marched in lockstep with the president throughout the impeachment proceedings.
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Trump Claims End of ‘American Decline’ While Avoiding Mention of Impeachment

February 5, 2020
Michael Shear | The New York Times
President Trump claimed credit for a “great American comeback” in a speech to Congress on Tuesday night, boasting of a robust economy, contrasting his successes with the records of his predecessors and projecting optimism in the face of a monthslong Democratic effort to force him from office.
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