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- As defense opens, Trump attorneys accuse Democrats of 'blind drive' to impeachment
Attorneys for President Trump opened their defense in his Senate impeachment trial Saturday morning by charging that the case presented by House Democrats was full of “bluster and innuendo,” and that “devastating evidence” would lead to the inevitable conclusion that the two articles of impeachment now being considered have no merit.
- Jeff Bezos's phone hack: A threat to U.S. democracy?
- AOC and Michael Moore urge Iowa voters not to 'play it safe' as they stand in for Sanders
Two of Bernie Sanders’s highest-profile allies, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, filled in for him on the campaign trail Friday night, speaking to a rally here at the University of Iowa, as the Vermont senator participated in the impeachment trial in Washington, D.C.
- Trump lawyer: Joe and Hunter Biden have 'relevant evidence' for impeachment trial
A member of President Trump’s defense team says that former Vice President Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden have “relevant evidence” and could be summoned to testify if the Senate votes next week to permit witnesses in the impeachment trial.
- The best of Adam Schiff from the impeachment trial
- Schiff lobbies Chief Justice Roberts to rule on questions of executive privilege
Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead House prosecutor, called on Chief Justice John Roberts to expedite rulings on any disputes between Congress and President Trump over witness testimony and documents, if the Senate votes to allow them.
- Fact, along with Trump, is on trial in the Senate
There is a confounding question at the heart of the impeachment inquiry: If one side believes in fixed truth, and the other treats truth as a fluid concept, how can the two parties even begin to seriously debate the articles of impeachment?
- Trump complains his impeachment defense has a lousy time slot
- Trump makes history with appearance at March for Life
Donald Trump on Friday became the first sitting president to attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., where he delivered a speech aimed at shoring up his support among evangelical voters.
- Democrats pounce as Trump says he would consider cuts to Social Security and Medicare
- At impeachment trial, Democrats address Biden corruption allegations as Graham promises more developments
- Donald Trump is suddenly scared of Mike Bloomberg — as he should be
Mike Bloomberg probably isn’t going to win the Democratic nomination for president. But he might beat Donald Trump anyway. The reason? Well, there are a couple billion of them — namely, the $2 billion Bloomberg plans to spend on Democrats' behalf.
- Trump's plan to attend March for Life sends clear signal to evangelicals
If there was ever any doubt whether religious conservatives will stick with President Trump — and there really wasn’t — it went away this week when the president announced he would be the first president to attend the annual March for Life in Washington.
- In Trump impeachment trial, Nadler presses case by quoting Lindsey Graham — from 1999
Rep. Jerry Nadler employed a video clip of Sen. Lindsey Graham during Thursday’s testimony of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to make the case that a president need not have committed a crime in order to be removed from office.
- Could impeachment cost the GOP its Senate majority?
- Graham praises Schiff on impeachment presentation: 'You're very well-spoken'
Walking out of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night after the first day of opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., congratulated Adam Schiff, the lead manager for House Democrats, on his presentation of the case.
- Exclusive: The inside story of how the U.S. gave up a chance to kill Soleimani in 2007
In the first years of the occupation, Qassem Soleimani had moved back and forth between Iran and Iraq “constantly,” but had always taken the precautions to be expected from a seasoned intelligence officer, said John Maguire, a former senior CIA official stationed in Baghdad in the mid-2000s. Soleimani disguised his rank and identity, used only ground transportation and avoided speaking on the phone or the radio, preferring to give orders to proxies and subordinates in Iraq in person.
- Impeachment trial grinds on, testing physical endurance of senators
After keeping the august members of the U.S. Senate in their seats for roughly 18 of the previous 30 hours, Adam Schiff told the group of not-so-young lawmakers that he and a fellow impeachment manager had just over two hours more to go Wednesday night.
- Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows two-thirds of voters want the Senate to call new impeachment witnesses
- Steyer: U.S. reparations for slavery will help 'repair the damage'
- Key witness asks judge not to send Roger Stone to prison
- Schiff says Trump compromised 2020 election, and removal from office is only solution
- White House budget office was closely involved in Ukraine hold, new documents show
- FULL INTERVIEW: Tom Steyer on 'Hot Mic With Brittany Shepherd'
In a live studio interview on Yahoo News’ “Hot Mic With Brittany Shepherd,” Democratic candidate Tom Steyer discusses Trump’s Twitter attacks, his own billionaire status, and takes questions from first-time voters in the audience.
- Impeachment trial fallout: Trump could get his wish — to hurt Biden
- Warren asks banks to assess their risk from climate change
- Trump says his side in impeachment trial has 'all the material'
- Ad targets Susan Collins: 'You’re a senator. Act like it.'
- Steyer on Trump: As long as he's tweeting at me, he's scared of me
- U.N. officials press Saudi Arabia on hack of Jeff Bezos's phone
- Schiff mauls Cipollone on impeachment trial's first day
President Trump’s lawyers were caught off-guard as the lead House impeachment manager, Rep. Adam Schiff, launched into a passionate and comprehensive set of arguments about why the House impeached Trump.
- Hillary Clinton kicks off the 'stop Sanders' movement. Will Obama follow her lead?
- Apple and the FBI at odds over terrorist's cellphones
- Schiff joins Schumer in blasting McConnell's impeachment trial rules
- Hillary Clinton on Bernie Sanders: 'Nobody likes him' — herself included
Four years after her bitter primary fight against Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is leveling fresh criticism against the Vermont senator, calling him an ineffectual lawmaker and refusing to commit to supporting him if he wins the 2020 nomination.
- McConnell releases impeachment trial rules, sparking new outcry from Democrats
- Trump impeachment trial puts the fate of the republic at stake, both sides say
- Republican senator on Trump soliciting foreign interference: 'Things happen'
- Virginia on edge as pro-gun activists seethe over governor’s state of emergency
Moments after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam approached the podium at the state capitol building on Wednesday to announce that he was issuing a temporary state of emergency ahead of a gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond, the angry comments started pouring in. What started in November as a fight between rural Virginia gun owners and newly elected Democratic lawmakers seeking to propose gun control legislation has since been warped and amplified by extremist groups which, for different reasons, have sought to exploit real tensions around Virginia’s gun debate to advance their own agendas.
- Bloomberg pledges $70 billion to bolster black America in new plan
- How to make homeless shelters safer
- Iowa caucus rules might allow for more than one 'winner'
- Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr join Trump impeachment defense team
- Parnas said he is speaking out because he is afraid of William Barr
Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said he was giving media interviews about his role in President Trump’s attempts convince Ukrainian officials to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden because he wanted to protect himself from Attorney General William Barr.
- Warren tackling sexism 'head on' was a gamble — but maybe her best shot
Warren’s shift from defense to offense has done little to quell tensions on the left — tensions that grew so acute by Thursday that a coalition of dozens of leading progressive groups felt compelled to call for a truce.
- Republicans boost Sanders in bid to revive discontent from 2016
- Should cash bail be eliminated?
- Chief Justice John Roberts, senators sworn in for impeachment trial
The final procedural requirements for the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump were met on Thursday afternoon when Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in by Senate President Pro Tem Chuck Grassley. Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial, then swore in all 100 sitting senators.
- Parnas turns spotlight on Pence's role in Ukraine affair
Among the many revelations in Lev Parnas’s spate of recent interviews was his claim that Vice President Pence was “in the loop” regarding President Trump’s plan to withhold U.S. military aid to Ukraine unless its government publicly announced an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.
- Trump wrong to withhold Ukraine aid, congressional watchdog finds
President Trump had no authority to withhold some $250 million in military aid to Ukraine that had been appropriated by Congress, the Government Accountability Office found in a report released Thursday morning.