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Republicans on the spot as Senate braces for impeachment drama

Republicans on the spot as Senate braces for impeachment drama

There’s nowhere left for Republicans senators to hide. Come Tuesday, and the official start of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, it will become clear just how unpleasant the political price the GOP must pay to acquit their President of “high crimes and misdemeanors” will be. The 53 GOP senators must sit in silence while House…MORE

Senators swear impeachment oath amid new allegations of White House lawbreaking

Senators swear impeachment oath amid new allegations of White House lawbreaking

Ninety-nine US senators were sworn in Thursday and, with their right hands raised, pledged to do “impartial justice” in the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump. (The 100th, Oklahoma’s James Inhofe, was back home dealing with a family medical issue and will be sworn in next week.) A reading of the articles House Intelligence Chairman…MORE

Pence urges Senate Democrats to flip on impeachment in op-ed

Pence urges Senate Democrats to flip on impeachment in op-ed

Vice President Mike Pence urged Senate Democrats to break ranks and “stand up against” the articles of impeachment in a Wall Street Journal op-ed comparing the Senate trial of President Donald Trump to President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial in 1868. “The question naturally arises: Who, among the Senate Democrats, will stand up to the passions…MORE

Florida Supreme Court rules some released felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida Supreme Court rules some released felons must pay off fines before voting

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday sided with the state’s GOP governor by ruling that certain released felons must pay all fines and fees associated with their convictions before their right to vote is restored. The court’s advisory opinion affirmed the language of a 2019 law signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that requires some…MORE

Lev Parnas says he watched Trump tell aide to fire the US ambassador to Ukraine

Lev Parnas says he watched Trump tell aide to fire the US ambassador to Ukraine

Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, told CNN he witnessed President Donald Trump telling a top aide that the US ambassador to Ukraine should be fired. It was one of several instances when Trump attempted to fire then-Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, Parnas told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in the latest installment of a wide-ranging interview that…MORE

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