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United States Congress: Legislature of the United States
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, and consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 representatives and 100 senators. The House of Representatives has six non-voting members representing Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia in addition to its 435 voting members. Although they cannot vote in the full house, these members can address the house, sit and vote in congressional committees, and introduce legislation.

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White House Won’t Say if Trump Will Sign Hong Kong Bill That Has Angered China

The president has avoided a strong defense of pro-democracy protesters, but Congress has thrown the issue into his lap.
NYTimes.com - Published

Fiona Hill says Sondland sent on "political errand" in Ukraine

A top White House adviser told Congress Thursday she knew attempts to pressure Ukraine would "blow up." Fiona Hill also said she warned Ambassador Gordon Sondland he was carrying out a "political..
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US Army To Investigate TikTok After Congressional Warning [Video]US Army To Investigate TikTok After Congressional Warning

The US Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok. The move came after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer raised national security concerns over the app’s..

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Schiff, Nunes spar in last scheduled public hearing [Video]Schiff, Nunes spar in last scheduled public hearing

The head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, and the top Republican on the committee, Devin Nunes, gave their opening remarks during the fifth and last scheduled day of public..

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Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff [Video]Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, said Wednesday after receiving prepared remarks from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland that "the..

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'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings [Video]'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings

Four witnesses testified on Tuesday at the third public impeachment hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

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WH Tweets Slam Against Decorated Vet During Impeachment Testimony [Video]WH Tweets Slam Against Decorated Vet During Impeachment Testimony

Decorated Iraq War veteran Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified in a public impeachment hearing Tuesday. Vindman is President Donald Trump's own top Ukraine expert. According to CNN, the White House..

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Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call [Video]Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled impeachment proceedings "a big scam" on Tuesday as witnesses testified in a televised Congressional hearing. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Trump Tweets That Williams Should Meet With Other 'Never Trumpers' [Video]Trump Tweets That Williams Should Meet With Other 'Never Trumpers'

President Donald Trump tweeted at Jennifer Williams, one of the vice president’s top national security aides. He said Williams should the transcripts of both his calls with Ukrainian President..

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Chuck Schumer Calls On Trump To Testify Before Congress [Video]Chuck Schumer Calls On Trump To Testify Before Congress

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Donald Trump. He said the president should testify before Congress instead of tweeting. Trump defended himself on Twitter repeatedly against..

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Pence Foreign Policy Aid Testifies Against Trump [Video]Pence Foreign Policy Aid Testifies Against Trump

A foreign policy aide to Vice President Mike Pence testified in front of Congress. Jennifer Williams said the call between President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart was “inappropriate.”..

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Trump says 'Shifty Schiff' is tampering [Video]Trump says 'Shifty Schiff' is tampering

"Tampering is when a guy like Shifty Schiff... doesn't let us speak," U.S. President Donald Trump said of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who said members of Congress take witness..

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Marie Yovanovitch Says Trump's Tweets Against Her Were 'Intimidating' [Video]Marie Yovanovitch Says Trump's Tweets Against Her Were 'Intimidating'

President Donald Trump attacked former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Twitter. According to Reuters, Marie Yovanovitch testified that Trump said wherever she went “turned bad.” Democratic chairman..

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Bill Clinton Says Impeachment Shouldn't Affect The Way The White House Operates [Video]Bill Clinton Says Impeachment Shouldn't Affect The Way The White House Operates

The White House said it’s unable to work with Democrats in Congress because of impeachment proceedings. Former President Bill Clinton rejected the claim as an “excuse.” Attorney General William..

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Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations [Video]Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations

After the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, the response to new Ukraine revelations ran along party lines on Capitol Hill. Jonah Green reports.

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Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds [Video]Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. gets along with the Kurds and although Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may have 'some factions within the Kurds', he said he thinks Erdogan has a..

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Roger Stone Trial Closes: Trump Campaign Dueling Motives [Video]Roger Stone Trial Closes: Trump Campaign Dueling Motives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump’s adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about..

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Fed chief Powell says 'sustained expansion' is likely [Video]Fed chief Powell says 'sustained expansion' is likely

The U.S. economy is in a good place and so are interest rates, said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in his testimony before Congress. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Fed chief Powell says 'sustained expansion" is likely [Video]Fed chief Powell says 'sustained expansion" is likely

The U.S. economy is in a good place and so are interest rates, said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in his testimony before Congress. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Democrats open impeachment hearings, hoping to sway public [Video]Democrats open impeachment hearings, hoping to sway public

Millions of Americans on Wednesday tuned in to watch the first televised presidential impeachment hearing in two decades. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Trump sought updates on 2016 WikiLeaks dumps: ex-aide [Video]Trump sought updates on 2016 WikiLeaks dumps: ex-aide

President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court testimony Tuesday. Zachary..

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Rep. Peter King to exit Congress [Video]Rep. Peter King to exit Congress

Representative King's exit marks the 20th House Republican to announce plans to leave Congress. Jonah Green has more.

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US Diplomat Testifies To Congress About Rudy Giuliani [Video]US Diplomat Testifies To Congress About Rudy Giuliani

A top U.S. diplomat recently spoke to congressional investigators. He said President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani conducted a “campaign full of lies.” According to Reuters, this..

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Prosecutors: Trump advisor Stone 'straight up lied' [Video]Prosecutors: Trump advisor Stone 'straight up lied'

The prosecution in the trial of Roger Stone on Wednesday painted President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser as a liar in a criminal case stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe..

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Public hearings in impeachment inquiry start next week: Schiff [Video]Public hearings in impeachment inquiry start next week: Schiff

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that open hearings will begin next week with William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant..

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Jury selection begins in Roger Stone trial [Video]Jury selection begins in Roger Stone trial

The criminal trial of President Donald Trump's long-time advisor Roger Stone began on Tuesday with the start of jury selection, as he faces charges arising from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's..

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As impeachment enters new phase, Trump touts 'transcript' [Video]As impeachment enters new phase, Trump touts 'transcript'

U.S. President Donald Trump said he might read aloud a White House summary of a controversial phone call he held with the leader of Ukraine. Zachary Goelman reports.

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With Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, U.S. Congress stands up to China

President Trump, sign the financial incentives to persuade Beijing to de-escalate protests, rather than strike a Tiananmen-like crackdown: Our view
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida state senator decries being targeted by 2016 Russian election hacking

Russians hacked Annette Taddeo's campaign playbook while she was running for Congress in 2016. Then her opponent showed up to a debate with the stolen documents and used them against her. 60 Minutes..
CBS News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro unveils bill to protect police and soldiers who kill

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations, known as Guarantee of Law..
Reuters - Published

'No pressure on Ukraine': Reaction to Trump impeachment hearing

A former U.S. national security official warned lawmakers at an impeachment hearing on Thursday not to promote the "fictional" narrative that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections - a theory..
Reuters - Published

Trump expected to sign Hong Kong human rights legislation: source

U.S President Donald Trump is expected to sign legislation passed by Congress intended to support protesters in Hong Kong, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, a move sure to anger..
Reuters - Published

Congress: House Democrats tap Carolyn Maloney to chair Oversight Committee

House Democrats elected Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York to lead the House Oversight and Reform Committee, making her the first female to chair the panel
CBS News - Published

Trump reacts to Sondland testifying that there was a "quid pro quo"

As U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland publicly testified in the impeachment hearing that President Trump engaged in a politically-charged quid pro quo, Mr. Trump focused on the part of his..
CBS News - Published

It takes 23 months for Latinas to earn what white men make in 12

Equal pay advocates say the Paycheck Fairness Act before Congress could help eliminate the disparity
CBS News - Published

Key witness Gordon Sondland to testify in impeachment hearings

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and the highly anticipated impeachment witness, will testify in Congress Wednesday. His name has come up multiple times as part of testimony..
CBS News - Published

'Couldn't believe what I was hearing': White House aides testify in impeachment probe

Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House..
Reuters - Published

Capitol Hill prepares for busy impeachment week

The clock is ticking for Congress to complete both the impeachment inquiry and other key legislative items. CBSN political contributor Zeke Miller and Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Natalie..
CBS News - Published

Congress to hear from 9 witnesses in 3 days of impeachment hearings

The impeachment hearings are about to enter a rapid-fire round of nine witnesses in just three days. On Tuesday, Congress will hear from three people who listened in on the phone call that prompted the..
CBS News - Published

Trump defender's fame rockets; so does her opponent's fundraising

President Donald Trump declared "a star is born" after Republican Representative Elise Stefanik strongly defended him during last week's impeachment hearings in Congress. But someone else also got a..
Reuters - Published

Trump assails Pence aide who testified in impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at another witness in Congress' impeachment inquiry against him, saying the aide to Vice President Mike Pence was a "Never Trumper" who should "work out..
Reuters - Published

Trump attacks another witness in impeachment probe on Twitter

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at another witness in Congress' impeachment inquiry against him, saying the aide to Vice President Mike Pence was a "Never Trumper" who should "work out..
Reuters - Published

Almanac: The U.S. Capitol building opens

On November 17, 1800, the United States Congress met for the very first time in the as-yet-unfinished Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
CBS News - Published

Pence aide said Trump's Ukraine phone call was 'unusual and inappropriate'

The phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the center of Congress' impeachment investigation was "inappropriate," a foreign policy aide to Vice President Mike..
Reuters - Published

Eye Opener: President Trump's tweets hang over impeachment testimony

President Trump is accused of witness tampering after he attacked the former Ukraine ambassador while she testified in front of Congress. Also, CBS News has obtained the new book claimed to be written..
CBS News - Published

Three takeaways from the Trump impeachment hearing on Friday

President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, an extraordinary moment that Democrats..
Reuters - Published

Roger Stone found guilty of seven charges, including lying to Congress

President Trump's former campaign adviser, Roger Stone, has been found guilty of seven charges, including lying to Congress and witness tampering. He now faces up to 50 years in prison. Jeff Pegues..
CBS News - Published

Trump asks Supreme Court to stop Congress from getting his financial records

President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democratic-led congressional panel,..
Reuters - Published

Trump attacks impeachment witness on Twitter, Democrats see intimidation

President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that..
Reuters - Published

Trump adviser Roger Stone, self-proclaimed 'dirty trickster,' guilty on all charges

A jury convicted U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone on Friday on all charges, finding the long-time Republican operative and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" guilty on seven..
Reuters - Published

Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga

Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, obstructed one of Congress’s Russia investigations and lied to lawmakers.
NYTimes.com - Published

Roger Stone guilty of lying to Congress to protect Trump and his campaign

Roger Stone's trial ends in the middle of an impeachment inquiry that threatens the presidency of his longtime ally, Donald Trump.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump adviser Stone found guilty of lying to Congress, obstruction, witness tampering

A jury convicted U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Friday, finding the long-time Republican operative and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" guilty on seven criminal counts of lying..
Reuters - Published

Roger Stone found guilty on all counts

He has been charged with lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction
CBS News - Published

What have presidents been impeached for?

Lies, obstruction and clashes with Congress have led to past presidents facing impeachment
CBS News - Published

University of Florida's student president facing impeachment for Trump Jr. visit

A separate impeachment process related the Trump family is happening outside of Congress. Megan Reeves, an education reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, joins "Red and Blue" to discuss the effort to..
CBS News - Published

Jury in trial of Trump adviser Stone ends first day of deliberations without verdict

The jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict on whether he lied to Congress about his..
Reuters - Published

Jury begins considering verdict in trial of Trump adviser Roger Stone

The federal jury in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone began deliberations on Thursday into whether he lied to Congress about his efforts to learn more about when..
Reuters - Published

Suspend Hong Kong status in event of China crackdown: U.S. commission

The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory, a congressional..
Reuters - Published

State Dept IG expected to recommend disciplinary action for Trump official

The State Department inspector general sent Congress its report on political targeting Wednesday
CBS News - Published

Court Rejects Trump’s Appeal in Fight to Keep Financial Records From Congress

The decision almost certainly paves the way for a major Supreme Court case over President Trump’s stonewalling of congressional oversight efforts.
NYTimes.com - Published

Roger Stone portrayed as a liar by prosecutors in closing arguments

He is awaiting a verdict on charges of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted
CBS News - Published

Roger Stone trial closes with dueling versions of motives in 2016 Trump campaign

Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Congress panel leader reports slow progress negotiating 2020 Pentagon budget

U.S. legislators are making slow progress negotiating the bill that will set spending policy for the Department of Defense in 2020, the head of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services..
Reuters - Published

Whistleblower never met or talked with Schiff: source

The whistleblower who prompted an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump never met or spoke with congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, a source..
Reuters - Published

Roger Stone impeded congressional investigation on Russia to help Trump, prosecutor tells jurors

Jurors hear closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of Roger Stone, a longtime GOP operative and Trump ally accused of lying to Congress.
USATODAY.com - Published

Impeachment Hearing Updates: What to Expect From Taylor, Kent and Congress

Hearings begin Wednesday on Capitol Hill as lawmakers consider whether to impeach President Trump for what Democrats say was an effort to use the power of his office for political gain.
NYTimes.com - Published

How the Trump impeachment inquiry compares to Bill Clinton's

The first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry that begin Wednesday mark the fourth time in history that Congress has considered removing a president from office. The last time was 1998 when the..
CBS News - Published

Republicans, Democrats draw battle lines over Trump impeachment inquiry hearings

Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe..
Reuters - Published

CBS News poll: Americans remain divided on Trump impeachment

Ahead of Wednesday's public impeachment hearings, a CBS News poll finds more than half of Americans approve of the inquiry into President Trump. However, a majority of Americans are unhappy with how..
CBS News - Published

Bolivian Senator Anez takes office as interim president

Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez declared herself interim president of the South American country in Congress on Tuesday despite a lack of a quorum to appoint her in a legislative session boycotted by..
Reuters - Published

Trump's former Russia adviser testifies before Congress

The first former White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry. The Trump administration calls the inquiry "illegitimate." But in a CBS News poll, 63 percent of Americans said the..
CBS News - Published

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