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The United States House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper house. Together they compose the national legislature of the United States.

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Lawyers zero in on the Mueller inquiry.

Jay Sekulow accused the House Democratic managers of having “tried once again to re-litigate the Mueller case.”
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White House jabs at the length of the House managers’ case

The strategy reminds senators of how much repetition there was in the House managers’ case and may earn some good will from the senators.
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Removing Trump would be 'very very dangerous': Defense team [Video]Removing Trump would be 'very very dangerous': Defense team

Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump told his Senate impeachment trial on Saturday that Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very dangerous" precedent in an..

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'I don't think the president's counsel did a very good job': Schumer [Video]'I don't think the president's counsel did a very good job': Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the president's counsel inadvertently 'made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents" and House impeachment manager..

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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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Ordering witnesses not to testify is 'obstruction, plan and simple' -Lofgren [Video]Ordering witnesses not to testify is 'obstruction, plan and simple' -Lofgren

U.S. representative Zoe Lofgren on Friday argued during the Senate impeachment trial that President Donald Trump's order to top U.S. officials not to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives is..

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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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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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Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity [Video]Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity

The lead Democratic prosecutor, Representative Adam Schiff, said in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday that "nothing could be more dangerous to a democracy than a commander in chief who believed that he..

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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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Schiff, Trump's lawyer make initial cases to Senate [Video]Schiff, Trump's lawyer make initial cases to Senate

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the House Democrat leading the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, and White House counsel Pat Cipollone argued their points for and against removing the..

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Schiff sought to head off the defense. Now it’s coming for him.

President Trump’s defense team wasted little time on Saturday coming straight after the House managers on the process, playing a clip at the outset of Mr. Schiff at a hearing last year
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House testimony undermines argument that Trump engaged in quid pro quo, defense says.

“There can’t be a threat without the person knowing he’s being threatened,” said the lawyer Michael Purpura.
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Who decides whether any executive privilege claim is valid?

Representative Adam B. Schiff, who is leading the House impeachment managers, has proposed that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. could rule on the validity of any such claim.
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Schiff answers Trump defense before it is delivered.

The lead House impeachment manager tried to pre-empt the president’s defense.
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Branding Trump a Danger, Democrats Cap the Case for His Removal

On the final day of their oral arguments, House impeachment managers called President Trump a danger to the nation.
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Trump Impeachment Hearings: Highlights From Today's Trial

House managers are wrapping up their oral arguments that President Trump should be removed from office, focusing Friday on the obstruction of Congress charge. Here are the highlights so far.
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Schiff to Senators: Trump may investigate you next

Democratic House prosecutors launched their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial accusing the president of laboring to cover up his actions with Ukraine that finally led to the..
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White House team has contradicted Justice Dept., House lawyer says.

The top lawyer for the House of Representatives notified the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of the inconsistent legal positions, and urged swift rulings for the House.
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The witness at the top of Democrats’ list isn’t Bolton.

Senate Democrats and the House impeachment managers privately say they are more interested in Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff.
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What to Watch For in Trump’s Impeachment Trial on Friday

The conclusion of the House managers’ formal arguments and a look at how long the trial could go.
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House Democrats to wrap up opening argument in Senate impeachment trial of Trump

Adam Schiff and other House managers will focus the third day of opening arguments on accusations that President Trump tried to stonewall their probe.
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Impeachment Briefing: Day 2 of the Democrats’ Case

House managers continued opening arguments. Plus, how the trial could affect the Iowa caucuses.
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Now Testifying for the Prosecution: President Trump

Barred so far from presenting witnesses, the House managers prosecuting the president have focused on turning his own words against him.
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Democrats, Seeking to Pre-empt Trump’s Defense, Delve Into Biden

The House impeachment managers sought to undercut the central elements of President Trump’s defense, wading into a detailed defense of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
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Democrats seek to poke holes in Trump’s expected defense.

Taken together, the presentations by the House managers were meant as a shield against what they expect is coming,
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Galleries draw visitors eager to watch the trial unfold.

Almost 200 people listened quietly as the House managers presented their case.
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Democrats have 16 hours and 42 minutes left to make their opening arguments.

Representative Adam B. Schiff opens the second day of arguments for the House managers
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Trump Impeachment Trial: What to Watch Thursday

The seven House impeachment managers will continue delivering their opening arguments, building on the case against the president.
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Two Legal Teams With Contrasting Strategies Face Off in the Capitol

As House impeachment managers emphasizes the facts, President Trump’s defense team calls the process unfair.
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In Impeachment Case, Schiff Accuses Trump of Trying ‘to Cheat’ in Election

The House impeachment managers began presenting their oral arguments against President Trump in the Senate trial, arguing that his conduct warranted his removal.
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Factbox: Here's the team arguing for Trump's removal in the Senate

Starting on Wednesday, seven members of the House of Representatives will try to convince the U.S. Senate that President Donald Trump should be removed from office.
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Senate trial of President Donald Trump resumes with House Democrats arguing their case

House impeachment managers, led by Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have 24 hours, over three days, to argue their case against Trump.
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Senate adopts trial rules after bitter debate over evidence.

Under the rules, the House managers and Mr. Trump’s lawyers will each have 24 hours over three days to argue their cases. Senators will have 16 hours to ask questions, submitted in writing.
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After 12 hours of deliberation, the Senate adjourns.

The Senate will reopen as a court of impeachment Wednesday afternoon, when the House impeachment managers are expected to give opening arguments.
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Who Are The House Impeachment Managers?

Chosen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the seven Democratic lawmakers reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of the party’s caucus.
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Senate blocks Democrats’ bid to subpoena White House documents

The administration refused to provide the documents — including correspondence among the president and his top national security aides — during the House impeachment inquiry.
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Factbox: 'They're here to steal two elections:' Trump's attorneys push back on impeachment

Lawyers for President Donald Trump pushed back on Tuesday against the House of Representatives' impeachment case as proceedings got under way in the U.S. Senate. Here are excerpts from their opening..
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'Sham'? 'Rule of law'? How the House debate set the stage for the impeachment trial

Each party repeated the same phrases hundreds of times at the house hearing. Those talking points will likely bubble up again as the trial begins.
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Supreme Court Will Not Rule Quickly on Obamacare Appeal

Democrats and the House of Representatives had urged the court to act in time to decide their appeals by the end of the court’s term in June.
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Factbox: Key senators in battle over Trump impeachment trial testimony

The U.S. Senate is holding an impeachment trial on charges by the House of Representatives that President Donald Trump abused his powers and obstructed a congressional inquiry into his effort to..
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U.S. Supreme Court declines to fast-track Obamacare appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states to fast-track consideration of their appeal seeking a definitive..
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Explainer: Why is President Donald Trump on trial in the Senate?

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins in earnest in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, after he was formally charged by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Dec. 18 with..
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Trump lawyers call for immediate acquittal in legal, political defense

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering..
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Trump rejects impeachment charges in legal, political defense

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment charges as an affront to the U.S. Constitution in a pre-trial brief that was as much a political case..
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Trump rejects impeachment charges as an affront to U.S. Constitution

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as..
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Factbox: Seven House Democrats to argue impeachment case against Trump in Senate

Seven members of the House of Representatives will act as prosecutors in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump, which begins in earnest on Tuesday.
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Trump to offer first detailed impeachment defense as pivotal week begins

After refusing to cooperate with the Democratic Party-led impeachment probe in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump will on Monday offer his first comprehensive defense, before his..
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Highlights: Key quotes from the U.S. House impeachment memo

Here are highlights from the 111-page House Impeachment Brief filed Saturday afternoon.
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U.S. House files brief laying out impeachment case against Trump

The U.S. lawmakers managing the impeachment case against Donald Trump filed a brief on Saturday laying out their arguments supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the..
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Ahead of Senate trial, Trump legal team rejects impeachment as flawed

U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team on Saturday issued a resounding rejection of the House of Representatives' impeachment of him, calling the charges against Trump a "dangerous attack" on..
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Impeachment week ahead: House, Trump to file written arguments before Senate trial resumes Tuesday

Here are the deadlines and what is expected to happen this weekend and next week in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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U.S. House committee renews push for Pompeo Iran testimony, subpoena threat

A U.S. House of Representatives committee renewed a threat on Friday to subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if he does not provide information about Iran policy and President Donald Trump's..
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The Senate adjourns the trial for the long weekend.

The House managers and the president’s defense lawyers are expected to work around the clock, but the trial itself resumes on Tuesday.
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House to Vote on Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico After Earthquakes

Lawmakers challenged President Trump’s reluctance to send more aid to Puerto Rico, unveiling $3.35 billion in funding.
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House Democrats overturn DeVos on student loan forgiveness. It's unlikely to pass Senate

The Democrat-controlled House overturned rules from Betsy DeVos on student loan forgiveness. Republicans in the Senate are unlikely to agree.
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