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Democrats lay out the case; Republicans close ranks

Democrats lay out the case; Republicans close ranks

Tuesday was not the boring parliamentary nitpicking you might have expected. While the order of business at the opening day of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump was focused on the rules, Democrats used the opportunity to revisit the revelations about Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine into weakening his political opponent Joe Biden.…MORE

Bitter exchanges and incriminating evidence rock Trump’s impeachment trial

Bitter exchanges and incriminating evidence rock Trump’s impeachment trial

President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, if its first real day is any guide, will be a dramatic, divisive and fact-bending showdown in his own confrontational image and its aftershocks will rumble for decades to come. None of the bitter exchanges in the well of the chamber on Tuesday are likely to change the reality…MORE

House impeachment manager quotes Notorious B.I.G. on the Senate floor

House impeachment manager quotes Notorious B.I.G. on the Senate floor

“And if you don’t know, now you know.” Those lyrics from the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. punctuated a speech from House impeachment manager Rep. Hakeem Jeffries during the Senate trial of President Donald Trump. Jeffries, a New York Democrat, referenced one of his home borough of Brooklyn’s favorite sons Tuesday night in response to…MORE