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Senate acquits Donald Trump of ‘incitement of insurrection’

Former President Trump was acquitted by a Senate vote of 57-43 after a historic impeachment trial that accused him of inciting the violent storming of the Capitol by a mob of his supporters. The vote fell well short of the two-thirds vote needed to convict Trump as seven Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in voting […]

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Trump impeachment trial delivers closing argument after Senate skips witnesses, moves toward vote

The Senate on Saturday voted 55-45 to accept a surprise request by Democrats to potentially stall for days President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by calling at least one witness. Impeachment managers led by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said they want to depose and subpoena notes written by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) regarding Trump’s remarks during the Jan. 6 Capitol […]

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House delivers impeachment charge to the Senate, putting ex-president’s control of GOP to the test

Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment trial officially kicked off on Monday evening, putting the former president’s sway over the Republican Party to a test as the Senate considers whether to convict him of instigating this month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. The trial began with the nine House Democrats serving as the trial’s prosecutors […]

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Janet Yellen confirmed as first female treasury secretary

The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to become the first female treasury secretary in American history on Monday, putting the Brooklyn-born economist in a key post as President Biden seeks to turn the tide on the coronavirus pandemic’s financial fallout. Yellen, who was nominated by Biden in late November, won confirmation to head the Treasury Department […]

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’Unity is the path forward’: Biden is sworn in as President

Joe Biden called on Americans from all walks of life to join him in a quest for “unity” after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking the helm of a fractured nation at a time of deepening health, economic and political crises. With his left hand placed […]

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VP Pence’s office makes it official that he will attend the inauguration

The outgoing vice president will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, according to a notice released by his office on Tuesday. Pence isn’t scheduled to be present for the farewell to President Trump at Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning.

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Trump plans over 100 pardons on his last day despite reports his allies are selling them.

President Donald Trump is expected to issue about 100 pardons on his final day in office on Tuesday, CNN reported. Trump’s last full day will show “a mixture of more controversial pardons to white-collar criminals, some high-profile rappers, some of the president’s political allies.” The report didn’t say whether or not Trump and his family will […]

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Statehouses Brace For Potential Violence As Biden’s Inauguration Approaches

Governors across the nation are fortifying statehouses amid fears of possibly violent protests in the lead-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol raised fears across the nation of armed protesters amassing at statehouses. Many states began putting new security measures in place, including increasing law enforcement personnel […]

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Biden Taps Jaime Harrison To Lead Democratic National Committee

President-elect Joe Biden will choose South Carolina’s Jaime Harrison to head the Democratic National Committee, a source close to the decision, who was not authorized to speak ahead of the formal announcement, told NPR’s Scott Detrow. Harrison is a former South Carolina Democratic Party chair, and his selection highlights the influence of another South Carolina […]

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Twitter banned Trump — and misinformation dropped 73% the following week

Donald Trump received a permanent suspension from Twitter two days after the fatal insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk […]

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Former state Senate President Mike Miller has died

Former Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., a political institution in the state, died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 78. “At 4:25 p.m. this afternoon, Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by loved ones,” Miller’s family said in a statement. […]

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Georgia Republican lawmakers punished for pushing pro-Trump conspiracies

Georgia’s lieutenant governor punished three Republican state senators who tried to overturn President Donald Trump’s election loss in the state. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, also a Republican, demoted state Sens. Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta), Matt Brass (R-Newnan) and Burt Jones (R-Jackson) from their committee leadership posts after they backed efforts to overturn the election over baseless […]

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