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Republicans focus on insults as Democrats open their case in Trump’s Senate trial

Republicans focus on insults as Democrats open their case in Trump’s Senate trial

Detail by detail, the Democrats prosecuting the impeachment case against President Donald Trump laid out their arguments on Wednesday. They included: How Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential Democratic rival in 2020; How Trump held up about $400 million in US military and security aid, breaking…MORE

Trump tapes help incriminate the President at his own trial

Trump tapes help incriminate the President at his own trial

Can’t get a new witness? Call Donald J. Trump. Republicans might be blocking new testimony in the Senate trial but Democratic impeachment managers keep returning to the person who makes their case better than anyone: the President himself. Trump, of course, is not literally in the Senate chamber — though he said Wednesday he’d love…MORE

Justin Trudeau finds himself deep in doughnut drama after photo takes off online

Justin Trudeau finds himself deep in doughnut drama after photo takes off online

A photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Winnipeg-based doughnut shop has proved to be a lightning rod among pastry-enthusiastic onlookers online. The confectionery controversy began when Trudeau tweeted a photo of himself carrying boxes out of the Oh Doughnuts shop in Winnipeg. “Picked up some of Winnipeg’s best to keep us going…MORE

Trump to attend anti-abortion March for Life in a presidential first

Trump to attend anti-abortion March for Life in a presidential first

President Donald Trump will attend Friday’s March for Life, an annual anti-abortion event in Washington, he announced on Twitter. “See you on Friday…Big Crowd!” Trump tweeted Wednesday, sharing a video from last year’s march. Trump will be the first president to attend the march, according to Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life. Trump was…MORE

More impeachment trial scenes the Senate TV cameras won’t show

More impeachment trial scenes the Senate TV cameras won’t show

Press access to the Senate chamber for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump remains severely restricted, and the only television coverage is through cameras controlled by the Senate itself. As the trial plays out, the public has not seen senators — in possible violation of Senate trial rules — standing and walking away from…MORE

Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ bill days after large gun rights rally

Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ bill days after large gun rights rally

The Virginia state Senate voted Wednesday to advance a “red flag law” bill, one of many gun safety measures Democrats are looking to move through the state Legislature after taking control of both chambers. The bill — SB 240, also known as an extreme risk protective order — creates a procedure for authorities, including law…MORE

Identifying who’s who at the Senate impeachment trial

Identifying who’s who at the Senate impeachment trial

As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump stretches into another evening Wednesday, a collection of officials and lawyers remains gathered on and near the central rostrum of the Senate chamber. Overseeing it all from the highest chair in the room is John Roberts. As chief justice, Roberts presides over the trial — his constitutional…MORE

Hunter Biden ordered to appear in Arkansas court in child support case

Hunter Biden ordered to appear in Arkansas court in child support case

Hunter Biden was ordered to appear in court in Arkansas next week or potentially face being held in contempt of court after not turning over financial documents in an ongoing child support case, court filings show. Lunden Alexis Roberts filed a lawsuit in May against Hunter Biden seeking child support and health care for her…MORE

Senators can’t seem to stay in their seats during impeachment trial

Senators can’t seem to stay in their seats during impeachment trial

With the impeachment trial underway, senators have been listening in and taking notes as President Donald Trump’s defense team and the House managers make their case. But as time goes on, senators also appear to have grown increasingly restless as they’ve been confined for hours to the Senate chamber — and there have been more…MORE

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