Politics

Impeachment managers, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., front center, followed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., right, and others, walk to a press conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Others are Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
SKY News
January 21, 2020 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol. Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial. Even before Chief Justice John...
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ABC News
January 21, 2020 - 11:26 am
(NEW YORK) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has apologized after a prominent surrogate published a negative op-ed about Sanders' 2020 rival former Vice President Joe Biden. Author Zephyr Teachout penned the op-ed in the Guardian, which claimed "Joe Biden Has a Big Corruption Problem." The op-ed...
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January 21, 2020 - 11:14 am
(NEW YORK) -- Mike Bloomberg is being visited by the specter of campaigns past. Mark Green, Bloomberg's Democratic opponent in the 2001 NYC mayoral race, is announcing that this week, he will file an official complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Bloomberg News for "illegal...
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January 21, 2020 - 6:28 am
(WASHINGTON) -- For a president who likes a good show and seems to thrive on chaos, the opening of his impeachment trial Tuesday could give him exactly that. Sources on Capitol Hill expect the first full day of the trial to be something of a political food fight. At the heart of that debate is...
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January 21, 2020 - 6:26 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Paul Rosenzweig, the former senior counsel to Ken Starr, who led the Whitewater investigation into former President Bill Clinton that resulted in Clinton's impeachment, slammed President Donald Trump's defense going into his Senate impeachment trial as being akin to the "scream of a...
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January 21, 2020 - 6:17 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Alan Dershowitz, the celebrity lawyer and Harvard professor emeritus named to President Donald Trump’s legal team last week, is already facing questions about his defense of the president in light of comments he made 21 years ago about impeachment. Appearing on ABC News' This Week...
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January 21, 2020 - 6:13 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration plans to move forward with a new rule aimed at stopping what it calls "birth tourism" -- pregnant women traveling to the U.S. to have a "citizen child," a State Department official confirmed to ABC News Monday. "This change is intended to address the...
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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow in Rep. Elijah Cummings, talks to the hosts of ABC's "The View," for Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 20, 2020. - (Lou Rocco/Walt Disney Television)
January 20, 2020 - 12:45 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of late Maryland Rep. Elijiah Cummings, paid tribute to her husband on ABC's The View on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, lauding his lifelong battle to secure democracy and promote equality. “He was a very empathetic man," Rockeymoore Cummings told...
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January 20, 2020 - 6:41 am
(WASHINGTON) -- American elections have long been awash in cash, but a decade after the Supreme Court eliminated limits on political spending by outside groups, watchdogs say the system is drowning in it. Ten years ago this week, the court decided Citizens United v FEC, a landmark 5-4 ruling that...
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ABC News
January 19, 2020 - 2:24 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The historic third presidential impeachment trial resumes on Tuesday, placing senators in the unusual position of serving as both judge and jury as they close in on rendering a verdict in the case of President Donald Trump. Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.,...
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