House Democrats focused on the charge of abuse of power Thursday, which Adam Schiff said would leave senators with no choice but a finding of "guilt and conviction."President Trump blasts proceedings »
DES MOINES, Iowa -- When Joe Biden released a video Tuesday night suggesting that Bernie Sanders' campaign was engaging in "dishonest attacks" over Biden's record on Social Security, it created an opportunity that some Sanders advisers had hoped for months would come.The Sanders campaign
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.
WASHINGTON -- It was early Wednesday morning, and Chief Justice John Roberts had had enough. He had been listening to increasingly acid exchanges at the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and he was ready to chastise the House managers and the president's lawyers.And he did it in the characteristically
WASHINGTON -- When President Donald Trump's impeachment trial opened this week, the Democratic House managers prosecuting the case piled their table high with binders and computers. Only a few folders and notepads rested on the defense table.The contrasting amount of material the two legal teams
President Donald Trump would have a tough time blocking John Bolton's testimony in his U.S. Senate impeachment trial by invoking the legal doctrine called executive privilege if his former national security adviser is subpoenaed as a witness, according to legal experts. The Republican-controlled
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed Thunberg’s call for private and public sector divestment from fossil fuel companies, telling Yahoo Finance at a press briefing, “After she goes and studies economics in college she can come back and explain that to us.”
At this point in 2016, Bernie Sanders was competitive in Iowa but had no clear path to the nomination. Four years later, he finds himself in an enviable position: rising in the polls, enjoying the most resources and facing relatively few attacks from his campaign rivals.A CNN/SSRS poll Wednesday found
In recent weeks, Sen. Bernie Sanders has criticized his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination for having too much “baggage” to win the diverse coalition needed to defeat President Donald Trump in November. But as the Vermont independent tops national polls for the first time, newly unearthed
The United States, locked in a tense confrontation with Iran in the Middle East, has barred Iranians from entering the country on trade and investment visas from Thursday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services attributed the change to the termination in October 2018 of a treaty of amity with Iran
Everyday Americans from California to Illinois to North Carolina have a sideways view of the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Instead of casting their ballot in a designated Polling Place, some Washington residents can vote in a US election using their smartphones. In King Conservation District, Washington, the region that encompasses the greater Seattle area, residents now have the option to cast their vote for a US election
The Trump administration finalized a rule on Thursday to pare back the types of waterways protected from pollution under federal law, easing burdens on industries like agriculture and mining but angering environmental groups. The Navigable Waters Protection Rule could win political points ahead of the
House Republicans who were tapped by the president as part of his defense, stressed that Trump’s counsel is prepared.
President Donald Trump will discuss his still-secret Middle East peace plan next week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benjamin Gantz.
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.
The Maine Republican said in an interview that she believed a violation of Senate rules had occurred during a heated exchange on the floor.
NEW ORLEANS -- The partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel at the edge of the French Quarter was already the site of tragedy -- and, for several months as the authorities have been unable to enter the dangerously unstable building, it has been an eyesore.Then this week, it transformed into something more
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission to draw Wisconsin's electoral maps may put pressure on the Republicans who control the Legislature to consider an alternative plan, but it won't force them to do anything differently next year and GOP leaders
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s congressional career got off to a rocky start just a year ago, with her provocative remarks on Israel and Jews stirring anger across the country and raising speculation that some other Minnesota Democrat might step forward to challenge her in 2020. Omar was kicking off her reelection
U.S. President Donald Trump fired off a new round of Twitter insults aimed at political rival Michael Bloomberg on Thursday, shortly after the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign debuted a new television ad attacking the Republican seeking re-election. Trump mocked Bloomberg's height
President Donald Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached. The others were former presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.
A Washington state lawmaker whose actions surrounding an armed standoff with federal agents were dubbed “domestic terrorism” in a recent report has for years been spreading his anti-government views to other Western states. Republican Rep. Matt Shea is a co-founder of the Coalition of Western States
Since 1965, senators have upheld a tradition of stashing candy in a desk on the Republican side of the Senate floor.
“The problem is that the bail system makes poverty a barrier to release.”
“Thousands of hardened criminals and dangerous suspects are walking free or will be soon.”
“Many people accused of crimes are innocent, and their odds of winning their case are substantially greater if they’re free before trial.”
“Without some security — cash deposits, bail, or jail — many defendants will never show up for their day in court.”
“People held in jail while awaiting trial start to lose ground even after just a few days of incarceration.”