Trump impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly eased his restrictive proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, backing off the condensed two-day schedule to add a third for opening arguments after protests from senators, including Republicans.

GOP will start impeachment trial and delay witnesses

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has the votes to start President Donald Trump's impeachment trial as soon as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi releases the documents, winning support from GOP senators to postpone a decision on calling witnesses.

Trump addresses orders to kill Iranian official

President Donald Trump is declaring that a "reign of terror is over" as he marks the death of an Iranian general killed in a U.S. strike. Trump said from Florida that Gen. Qassem Soleimani "made the death of innocent people his sick passion," and should have been hunted down years ago.

President Donald Trump impeached by US House on 2 charges

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution's ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.

IG Horowitz rips FBI ‘failure’ in Russia probe

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz declared a “failure” by the entire “chain of command” involved in the FBI’s initial Trump-Russia investigation, in blistering testimony Wednesday that called out “basic and fundamental errors” at the bureau while stressing that his newly released report on the probe does not "vindicate" anyone.

Lawmaker praise new trade deal

The United States, Mexico and Canada have reached a historic trade deal. The deal must now be ratified by all three countries. A House vote, delayed as Democrats fought to improve enforcement mechanisms after winning a majority in the chamber in November 2018, is slated for next week.

DeSantis call for E-Verify system in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants businesses to use the E-Verify system to check the immigration status of workers before hiring them. He is calling on lawmakers to adopt the federal identity-checking system.

Ambassador says Giuliani was pushing quid pro quo with Ukraine

Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the "express direction" of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political "quid pro quo" with Kyiv because it was what Trump wanted.

Teacher pay centerpiece of DeSantis budget

Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing a $1 billion injection into Florida’s public education system in the upcoming fiscal year, money that would largely go toward pay increases as the state deals with a teacher shortage.

Trump impeachment inquiry hearings begi

Public hearings began Wednesday in the House impeachment inquiry, focusing on the circumstances surrounding President Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky