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Across Capitol Hill, Impeachment Saga Shifts

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A different chairman. A committee twice the size. A shift from evidence to law. Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing was full of signs that the impeachment of President Donald Trump is advancing away from the drama of his Ukraine conduct toward the grave business of approving charges against him. […]

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A different chairman. A committee twice the size. A shift from evidence to law. Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing was full of signs that the impeachment of President Donald Trump is advancing away from the drama of his Ukraine conduct toward the grave business...

Home-State Skepticism of Kamala Harris Foretold Trouble

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ERRIN HAINES Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sen. Kamala Harris entered the presidential race in January, her California roots were supposed to give her special access to the cash and delegates required to win the Democratic nomination. Instead, she faced headwinds in her home state that would become […]

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ERRIN HAINES Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sen. Kamala Harris entered the presidential race in January, her California roots were supposed to give her special access to the cash and delegates required to win the Democratic nomination. Instead, she faced headwinds in her...

Of Founders and Findings: What to Watch on Impeachment

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Same pillared House hearing room. Different chairman with his own mission.  When House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler gavels open Wednesday’s impeachment hearings against the nation’s 45th president, he’ll launch the business of actually writing an indictment against Donald Trump. The question is no longer whether to […]

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Same pillared House hearing room. Different chairman with his own mission.  When House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler gavels open Wednesday's impeachment hearings against the nation's 45th president, he'll launch the business of actually writing an indictment against Donald Trump. The question...

House Report to Outline Evidence for Trump Impeachment

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to release a landmark impeachment report outlining evidence of what it calls Donald Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will push Congress toward a debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office. Democrats on the Intelligence Committee […]

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to release a landmark impeachment report outlining evidence of what it calls Donald Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will push Congress toward a debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office....

Sen. Paul Offering Bill to Combat Student Loan Debt

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load for college students by allowing them to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for school or pay back loans. The Kentucky Republican is introducing federal legislation to allow individuals to take up to $5,250 — tax and penalty free […]

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load for college students by allowing them to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for school or pay back loans. The Kentucky Republican is introducing federal legislation to allow individuals to take up to $5,250...

Trump Campaign to Stop Giving Credentials to Bloomberg News

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media WriterNEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign said Monday it will no longer give credentials to Bloomberg News reporters to cover campaign events because of coverage “biases,” an accusation that the news organization rejects. The decision comes a week after the news service’s founder, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, announced he […]

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media WriterNEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign said Monday it will no longer give credentials to Bloomberg News reporters to cover campaign events because of coverage “biases,” an accusation that the news organization rejects. The decision comes a week after the news service’s founder,...

House Impeachment Report Coming Ahead of Landmark Hearing

By HOPE YEN, LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment report on President Donald Trump will be unveiled Monday behind closed doors for key lawmakers as Democrats push ahead with the inquiry despite the White House’s declaration it will not participate in the first Judiciary Committee hearing. The Democratic […]

By HOPE YEN, LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment report on President Donald Trump will be unveiled Monday behind closed doors for key lawmakers as Democrats push ahead with the inquiry despite the White House's declaration it will not participate in the first...

Impeachment Divides Area Reps, Political Observers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Bill Johnson represent neighboring congressional districts, but the pair’s views on the ongoing impeachment inquiry couldn’t be further apart.  Ryan contends that President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by trying to convince a foreign leader to “dig up dirt on a political opponent.”  Johnson, first […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Bill Johnson represent neighboring congressional districts, but the pair’s views on the ongoing impeachment inquiry couldn’t be further apart.  Ryan contends that President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by trying to convince a foreign leader to “dig up dirt on...

Trump Lashes Out against Impeachment during Florida Rally

By JILL COLVIN Associated PressSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Prompting a profane chant. Describing his own speeches as “ranting and raving.” Advising the governor of Florida to not always wear a jacket so people know he’s not fat. Now a Florida man, President Donald Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming rally” near Miami Tuesday, […]

By JILL COLVIN Associated PressSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Prompting a profane chant. Describing his own speeches as "ranting and raving." Advising the governor of Florida to not always wear a jacket so people know he's not fat. Now a Florida man, President Donald Trump held what his campaign dubbed a...

Impeachment Report Could Land Next Week

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By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The witnesses have spoken, the politics are largely settled. Now impeachment investigators will make the case for public opinion. On Monday, hundreds of pages from Democratic Chairman Adam Schiff’s intelligence committee were being compiled into an exhaustive report that will begin to outline whether […]

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The witnesses have spoken, the politics are largely settled. Now impeachment investigators will make the case for public opinion. On Monday, hundreds of pages from Democratic Chairman Adam Schiff’s intelligence committee were being compiled into an exhaustive report that...