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The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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Republicans criticize Schiff over ‘head on a pike’ comments.

“I’m not intimidated,” said Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama. “That was probably a little bit overboard.”
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Trump will face a more receptive audience in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The main priority for the president’s legal team is not to undermine their own advantage or give wavering moderate Republican senators reasons to support Democratic requests for witnesses and..
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Dems asking 'remove a president, tear up the ballots': Trump's defense team [Video]Dems asking 'remove a president, tear up the ballots': Trump's defense team

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the head of the President Trump's defense team at his impeachment trial, told Senators on Saturday they would be denying voters their right to give their opinion on..

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Dems asking 'remove president, tear up ballots': Trump's defense team [Video]Dems asking 'remove president, tear up ballots': Trump's defense team

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the head of the President Trump's defense team at his impeachment trial, told Senators on Saturday they would be denying voters their right to give their opinion on..

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Trump's Tirade: Drug Pricing Plan [Video]Trump's Tirade: Drug Pricing Plan

But he's yet to move many votes. House Republican have pitched their own plan that excludes the most significant — and controversial — elements of the bill. And in the Senate, just 10 Republicans..

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Trump 'never explained' why Ukraine aid withheld: Dem [Video]Trump 'never explained' why Ukraine aid withheld: Dem

Democratic Congressman Jason Crow, a House manager in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, said it was never "explained" why Trump "arbitrarily" held and then released to Ukraine. Crow..

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Case against Trump 'undeniable': Gillibrand [Video]Case against Trump 'undeniable': Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday told her Senate colleagues before Trump's impeachment trial resumed: "Don't bury your head in the sand and then complain it's dark."

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Republicans Appear Unmoved During Trump Trial [Video]Republicans Appear Unmoved During Trump Trial

Today is the second day of House Democrats laying out their case in the U.S. Senate. Their case is for removing President Donald Trump, reports Business Insider. There was little sign that their..

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Dem: Trump pressured Ukraine when he did 'for one reason only' [Video]Dem: Trump pressured Ukraine when he did 'for one reason only'

Rep. Sylvia Garcia, one of the Democratic lawmakers serving as prosecutors in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, said on Thursday that Trump asked Ukraine to investigate the Bidens for ''one..

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Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP [Video]Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer after day two of President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said there are no "discussions" being had with Republicans over potential evidence or..

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Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler [Video]Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said Trump put his personal interests above all else and said that if..

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Trump 'attacks the very foundation of our liberty' -Nadler [Video]Trump 'attacks the very foundation of our liberty' -Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, called Trump's actions with Ukraine a 'grave abuse of power.'

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Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll [Video]Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll

A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released Wednesday. Jonah Green reports.

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GOP 'nothing new' argument 'rings hollow': Schumer [Video]GOP 'nothing new' argument 'rings hollow': Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said Republicans who voted against seeing new evidence in the Trump impeachment trial, but also said they heard "nothing new" after House managers..

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'Somebody needs to look at' Biden: Graham [Video]'Somebody needs to look at' Biden: Graham

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a day after Democrats made their opening case for the removal of President Donald Trump from office said, "I don't think Joe Biden's corrupt, but I don't think he's..

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"He's unstoppable" Pence says in apparent reference to Trump [Video]"He's unstoppable" Pence says in apparent reference to Trump

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has made an apparent reference to President Donald Trump's impeachment troubles, saying the Republican leader was "unstoppable" in a conversation with Israel's prime..

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GOP On Trump's Ask For Longer Trial: Erm, No [Video]GOP On Trump's Ask For Longer Trial: Erm, No

The ever-confident President Donald Trump has been advising the GOP on how they should better handle his impeachment. But according to Politico, Republican senators are turning a deaf ear to his..

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Trump's lawyers 'loose with the truth' like him: Schumer [Video]Trump's lawyers 'loose with the truth' like him: Schumer

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday before opening arguments began in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, the lawyers for Trump 'seemed' to be 'loose with the truth'..

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Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial [Video]Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and..

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Senate rejects bid for documents in Trump impeachment trial [Video]Senate rejects bid for documents in Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled Senate blocked a Democratic bid to force the White House to produce more documents and evidence on Tuesday, in a sign the third impeachment trial in U.S. history could proceed..

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Impeachment veteran makes case for evidence [Video]Impeachment veteran makes case for evidence

Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, the only member of Congress to work on both the Nixon and Clinton impeachment hearings, on Tuesday made the case for evidence to be produced by the White House for..

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Managers wrap up their opening arguments.

Representative Adam B. Schiff, whose stirring speech on Thursday night gained grudging plaudits from some Republicans, appeared to lose ground on Friday.
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Republican senators are visibly upset by Schiff’s reference to CBS report.

A CBS report said Republican senators had been warned to “vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.”
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Trump Tries to Upstage Drama in the Senate With His Own Programming

While Democrats and Republicans debate whether he should be convicted and removed from office, the president has offered up an alternative menu of events and priorities.
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Democrats Fail to Persuade Republicans, but Hope Voters Are Paying Attention

While the Senate verdict on impeachment could come soon, the public judgment will not be rendered until November.
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Citing White House obstruction, managers weaponize the unknown.

The argument appeared to be aimed not only at the public, but also at Republican senators who have signaled a willingness to support a measure that would introduce new witnesses and documents.
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Kellyanne Conway jabs at Congress and the Bidens.

Her comments are part of a defense by Republicans that argues President Trump’s interest in investigating the younger Biden’s work in Ukraine was reasonable.
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Citing ambassador’s ouster, Schiff challenges G.O.P. senators

The comments came hours after the secretary of state refused to respond to questions about the ire that his refusal to defend Ms. Yovanovitch had prompted among career diplomats.
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GOP Senators: 'Voters should decide Trump's fate'

Two key Republican senators criticized the slow pace of how the Democratic impeachment managers have been presenting their case, and they said they trusted American voters to decide President Donald..
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1868 precedent might let Roberts weigh in on witnesses

Under that precedent, it could in theory take only 3 Republicans to call witnesses.
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Schiff’s speech falls flat with some Senate Republicans.

Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming ticked off positive economic indicators from the Trump era and said the president’s record should be decided by the voters, not politicians.
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Democrats may not have enough votes to call for witnesses.

Even Democrats were not optimistic there had been a breakthrough to persuade enough Republicans that they needed to hear from live witnesses.
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Here’s how Republicans are fending off witnesses.

Republican senators are trying a variety of arguments to shut down efforts to call witnesses in the impeachment trial.
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Republicans urge White House team to issue vigorous defense.

“This will be the first time that the president’s story will be able to be told,” one senator said.
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A look at the Republicans who might break with the party to vote for new witnesses.

So far, none has committed to do so.
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Up next: House managers will focus on obstruction and the need for witnesses and documents.

This is their last opportunity to appeal to a handful of moderate Republican senators in hopes of seeking additional witnesses and documents.
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Republican and Democratic voters actually agree on many climate change fixes. So why no action?

From energy efficiency to modernizing the electric grid, voters actually agree on many climate change solutions, a poll by USA TODAY and Ipsos finds
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Impeachment trial: Trump win shows anything can happen, even Senate conviction and removal

Support for removal rose and Senate Republicans saw an election rushing toward them under a black cloud. That was Nixon, but it could also be Trump.
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Two days into Trump trial, Republicans appear unmoved but offer Democrats some praise

On the second day of House Democrats laying out their case in the U.S. Senate for removing President Donald Trump, there was little sign on Thursday that their arguments had changed any minds among..
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Sen. Susan Collins wrote note to Chief Justice Roberts prior to his admonishing of Senators

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she was "stunned" by remarks given by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler at the start of the trial
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George Herbert Walker III, 88, Dies; Ambassador and Cousin of Presidents

A St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, he helped Republican politicians, including his cousins George H. W. and George W. Bush.
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Democrats make a strategic decision in focusing on the Bidens. Trump’s lawyer sees a mistake.

Did the impeachment managers give Republicans more ammunition for their push to subpoena the Bidens?
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Republicans and Democrats treat the rule to stay in their seats rather liberally.

Most were only vacant for a few minutes.
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Schumer still has ‘hope’ new evidence and witnesses will be part of the Senate trial.

He denied reports that there had been discussions with Republicans about a deal that would allow Republican witnesses in exchange those that House managers want to call.
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'Attack their own jury': GOP says Nadler may have alienated senators during impeachment trial

Republicans attacked Rep. Jerry Nadler on Wednesday, saying his remarks likely turned off key moderate Republicans.
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Joe Biden says he would not 'make the deal' to testify in impeachment trial in exchange for Republican testimony

"Have you ever thought of just calling their bluff?" a voter asked Biden in Iowa. "... that might just take the gas right out of them."
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Tom Railsback, Who Reconciled G.O.P. to Oust Nixon, Dies at 87

A moderate Republican congressman from Illinois, he forged a compromise on two articles of impeachment that passed the House Judiciary Committee in 1974.
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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest for Wednesday, January 22: Opening arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial; Republicans block Democratic efforts to call witnesses; Wuhan, China, stopping planes and trains..
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Democrat Schumer: impeachment witness trade involving Hunter Biden "off the table"

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday ruled out a so-called witness trade in which Republicans call witnesses Democrats want in exchange for former Vice President Joe Biden's son..
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Told to behave, sides in Trump trial to make their case

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will hear opening arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, beginning several days of argument on whether to remove Trump from office.
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Democrats to make opening arguments in Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will hear opening arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, beginning up to six days of presentations on the question of whether Trump..
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Where Senators Get Their Sugar Fix During the Impeachment Trial

Candy, stashed in the desk of Senator Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, is the only food allowed in the chamber.
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Senate approves impeachment trial rules

The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump's offenses. (Jan. 22)  
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Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan, rejects Democrats on documents, witnesses

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and..
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Senate rejects Democrats on documents, witness in Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate blocked Democratic attempts on Tuesday to obtain evidence and call a witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could..
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Democrats push to hear witness testimony from Mulvaney

The debate raises the larger question of whether any Republican senators will join Democrats in insisting that senior administration officials appear before the Senate.
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Senators recess for dinner

The trial has been underway for nearly seven hours as Democrats and Republicans wrangle over whether additional documents and witnesses should be allowed.
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Democrats continue to press their case over Senate rules

The first party-line defeat of a Democratic demand for documents made it clear that Republicans have the votes to hold off Democrats in the impeachment trial for now.
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Partisan Rules Debate Rages as Senate Opens Trump Impeachment Trial

Republicans made last-minute changes to the rules to placate moderates, but Democrats called them an outrage.
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Pres. Donald Trump trial gets underway with battle over rules

The historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump got underway with a heated partisan battle over rules proposed by the Republican leader. Democrats decried the proposal as a cover-up, "designed..
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McConnell’s changes to the trial rules come after concerns from Republican senators.

Mr. McConnell’s initial plans had deviated in several ways from those carried out in President Bill Clinton’s Senate trial.
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Senate leaders from President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial: Two sides must work together

Former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott and Democratic leader Tom Daschle navigated through the 1999 Clinton impeachment trial and emerged friends.
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Schumer calls Republican rules for the trial ‘a national disgrace.’

He said he would move to mirror the rules used for President Bill Clinton as soon as the trial begins at 1 p.m.
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Democrats accuse McConnell of rigging Trump's impeachment trial

Democrats on Tuesday accused the top Senate Republican of rigging U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with proposed rules that would prevent witnesses from testifying and bar evidence..
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