• impeachment Dec 17, 2019

    Lawmakers Make One Last Case Before Impeachment Vote

    In town halls and main streets across America, representatives about to vote on whether to impeach President Trump are getting one last chance to hear from the people who sent them to Washington.

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Judiciary Panel to Take Reins on Trump Impeachment Probe: Members to Watch

    The House impeachment inquiry enters a new phase this week as the Judiciary Committee takes charge of the investigation of President Donald Trump to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution....
    All testimony so far has been heard by the House Intelligence Committee, which is expected to vote Tuesday to approve a report on its findings. Based...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    White House Says It Won't Participate in Impeachment Hearing

    The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a likely Senate trial. A draft report will be available for members of the House Intelligence Committee to view in a...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    Trump Knew of Whistleblower Before Releasing Ukraine Aid

    President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Trump was told about the complaint in late August in a briefing by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and John Eisenberg,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2019

    Committee's Report on Impeachment Could Land Next Week

    The witnesses have spoken, the politics are largely settled. Now impeachment investigators will make the case for public opinion. On Monday, hundreds of pages from Democratic Chairman Adam Schiff’s intelligence committee were being compiled into an exhaustive report that will begin to outline whether President Donald Trump engaged in “treason, bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors” by withholding $400 million...

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2019

    What's Coming in Impeachment: Public Hearings, Messaging

    For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s family and the 2016 U.S. presidential election all while the White House was withholding military aid to the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    How ‘Do Us a Favor' Led to Trump Impeachment Inquiry

    The words from one president to another, somewhat casual in tone, were not casual at all in meaning: “I would like you to do us a favor, though.” Those words have now prompted deployment of the ultimate political weapon, an impeachment process enshrined in the Constitution as a means other than the ballot to remove a president from office. When...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    How ‘Do Us a Favor' Led to Trump Impeachment Inquiry

    The words from one president to another, somewhat casual in tone, were not casual at all in meaning: “I would like you to do us a favor, though.” Those words have now prompted deployment of the ultimate political weapon, an impeachment process enshrined in the Constitution as a means other than the ballot to remove a president from office. When...

  • NBC Nov 2, 2019

    Trump at Rally: Impeachment a Move to ‘Nullify' 2016 and ‘Undermine' Reelection

    President Donald Trump went after Democrats on Friday, claiming that the House impeachment inquiry was part of a planned attempt to illegitimately remove the president from office, attacking his 2020 rivals in his first campaign rally since the House voted to formalize the impeachment inquiry, NBC News reported. “First they engineered the Russia hoax,” Trump said, “then the Mueller witch...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Analysis: In Hyperpartisan Era, Trump's GOP Support Is Solid

    The more concrete the testimony in the impeachment inquiry, the more solidly Republicans are sticking with President Donald Trump. Witness after witness in closed-door House hearings is corroborating the core facts that Democrats say make a strong case against the president. Trump pressured Ukraine, an American ally, for an investigation of Joe Biden, his family and the Democrats. At the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    McCarthy on Impeachment Resolution: ‘It's Only Fitting We Take This Vote on Halloween'

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks out against a resolution that will formalize the next steps in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2019

    Pence Says US, Turkey Agree to Temporary Cease-Fire Deal in Syria

    The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks’ deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey’s position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional halt to American economic sanctions. After negotiations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S....

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2019

    Impeachment Unsettled as Democrats Enter Post-Mueller Moment

    Midway through the first year of their House majority, Democrats have yet to vote to impeach President Donald Trump. And maybe they never will. The House recessed Friday for a six-week summer break without opening impeachment proceedings, the Democrats no closer to taking a vote than they were when they swept to power at the start of the year, a...

  • Congress Jul 12, 2019

    House Approves 9/11 Victims Bill, Sends it to Senate

    The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
    The 402-12 vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call it up before the August recess.

  • Congress Jul 12, 2019

    House Approves 9/11 Victims Bill, Sends it to Senate

    The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
    The 402-12 vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call it up before the August recess.

  • Donald Trump Jul 11, 2019

    Setbacks for Trump's Drive to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

    After two setbacks this week, President Donald Trump is now focusing his drive to curb drug costs on congressional efforts aimed at helping people on Medicare and younger generations covered by workplace plans. The White House on Thursday yanked its own regulation to ease the financial bite of costly medications for those on Medicare by letting them receive rebates that...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Senate Passes $4.6B Border Aid Measure; Pelosi Seeks Talks

    The Democratic-controlled House is sending President Donald Trump a bipartisan $4.6 billion Senate-drafted measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border. The bill passed on a bipartisan vote that capped a Washington skirmish in which die-hard House liberals came out on the losing end in a battle with the White House, the GOP-held Senate, and Democratic moderates.

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2019

    Louisiana's Democratic Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

    Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. With his signature, Gov. John Bel Edwards made Louisiana the fifth state to enact a law prohibiting abortion when...

  • Dallas Apr 16, 2019

    Texas Senate Passes Bill That Would Cap Property Tax Growth

    The Texas Senate passed a version of Senate Bill 2, a bill that would cap property tax growth. Now the Texas House will debate it next week.

  • North Texas Apr 12, 2019

    Mayors Issue Dire Warnings About Local Property Tax Cap

    North Texas Mayors issued dire warnings Thursday about the local property tax revenue cap being debated in Austin.

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