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Will any senators actually flip on Trump impeachment?

Will any senators actually flip on Trump impeachment?

President Donald Trump was impeached in December by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, but now it’s up to the Republican-led Senate to decide whether to remove him from office. Under the rules, it takes two-thirds of the Senate — 67 votes — to remove an impeached President. That means 20 Republicans would have to turn…MORE

Trump’s dismantling of environmental regulations unwinds 50 years of protections

Trump’s dismantling of environmental regulations unwinds 50 years of protections

President Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to “ensure” that the United States has the “cleanest air” and the “cleanest water,” but his administration’s efforts to slash environmental regulations have been extensive. In Trump’s first two years in office, the Environmental Protection Agency’s rate of deregulation was so high that an internal watchdog has said the…MORE

Senate impeachment trial: Trump’s defense team takes center stage

Senate impeachment trial: Trump’s defense team takes center stage

Now the tables will turn in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. After three days of arguments from the House impeachment managers, the President’s legal team will take over the Senate floor to deliver their side of the story, detailing the defense of the President against the two articles of impeachment. The President’s…MORE

8 things you might have missed in the final days before the Iowa caucuses

8 things you might have missed in the final days before the Iowa caucuses

Nine days from the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates are fighting bad winter weather and the headwinds of an impeachment trial that’s dominating national headlines and latching the senators in the race to Washington instead of the campaign trail. Iowa Democratic voters, meanwhile, are still trying to make up their minds. Iowa has remained a…MORE

Think Trump’s acting like a dictator now? What if he’s reelected after this?

Think Trump’s acting like a dictator now? What if he’s reelected after this?

Opening arguments from the Democrats are over. They closed their case against President Donald Trump declaring he must be removed from office for upsetting the balance of power envisioned by the Constitution and for upsetting world order. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, the former federal prosecutor who presided all fall over the House inquiry into…MORE

Republican thinking on impeachment: It’s the defense team’s to lose

Republican thinking on impeachment: It’s the defense team’s to lose

The universe of Republican senators who may be willing to cross the aisle and vote with Democrats to allow witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump appears to be shrinking. Three days of presentations by the House managers, and most Republicans say they are unmoved by the testimony, dismissing the arguments as repetitive…MORE

Kamala Harris considering endorsing Joe Biden for president, source says

Kamala Harris considering endorsing Joe Biden for president, source says

Sen. Kamala Harris is considering endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for president ahead of the California primary, a source close to the California Democrat tells CNN. Harris on Friday did not deny the New York Times report that she is weighing endorsing Biden when asked by CNN. “I am talking to everyone and no…MORE

Tennessee governor signs bill allowing adoption agencies to reject LGBTQ applicants

Tennessee governor signs bill allowing adoption agencies to reject LGBTQ applicants

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Friday signed a bill into law that protects adoption and foster agencies that discriminate against prospective LGBTQ parents for religious reasons. The bill “prohibits a private licensed child-placing agency from being required to perform, assist, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placement for foster care or adoption…MORE

Administration wants online retailers to do more to police counterfeit goods

Administration wants online retailers to do more to police counterfeit goods

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the White House said Friday that they are taking steps to shift more of the burden of tackling counterfeit goods to e-commerce hubs like Amazon, a response to an April 2019 presidential memo. Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, said…MORE