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GOP wrestles with the post-Trump future

By Steve Peoples | Associated Press For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding. The shift to minority status is always difficult, prompting debates over who is to blame for losing the last election. But the process is especially intense as Republicans confront profound questions about what the party stands for without Donald...
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Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate. Democrats hoping to avoid interrupting Biden’s inauguration have suggested holding back until the new president has a chance to get...
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Donald Trump stands largely silent, alone after second impeachment

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him. Yet when his legacy was set in stone on Wednesday, he was stunningly left on the sidelines. Trump now stands with no equal, the only president to be charged twice with a high crime or misdemeanor, a new co...
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Without Twitter, Trump remains largely invisible

By Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak | CNN On the day he will be impeached for a history-making second time, President Donald Trump lacks a comprehensive legal strategy, has nothing on his public schedule and is without his preferred social media methods of responding — in part because his son-in-law put a stop to efforts establishing his presence on fringe platforms after he was banned from Twitter. It amounts to near-invisibility for the President at the most perilous moment of his presidency, ...
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Watch live: U.S. House takes up second impeachment of President Donald Trump

Mike Dorning, Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg The U.S. House prepared to vote on a history-making second impeachment of Donald Trump as lawmakers seethed over his role inciting last week’s mob attack on the Capitol and the president’s once-firm control over the Republican party began to break down. Trump’s impeachment appeared inevitable in a vote Democrats anticipated would come Wednesday, with the resolution’s sponsors claiming broad support from Democrats and public backing from sever...
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Watch live: U.S. House takes up second impeachment of President Donald Trump (6:00 a.m.)

Mike Dorning, Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg The U.S. House prepared to vote on a history-making second impeachment of Donald Trump as lawmakers seethed over his role inciting last week’s mob attack on the Capitol and the president’s once-firm control over the Republican party began to break down. Trump’s impeachment appeared inevitable in a vote Democrats anticipated would come Wednesday, with the resolution’s sponsors claiming broad support from Democrats and public backing from sever...
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President Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. “We are debating this historic measure at a crime scene,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. Security was exceptionally tight Wednesday, shocking images of National G...
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President Trump on verge of 2nd impeachment after Capitol siege

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. “We are debating this historic measure at a crime scene,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. Security was exceptionally tight Wednesday, shocking images of National Guard troops massed at the iconic Capitol, with secure perimeters around the ...
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Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote Wednesday, a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results just before they stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly siege. While Trump’s first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with t...
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Trump allies frantically scramble to overturn Biden win

By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers who are orchestrating an unprecedented attempt to overturn Joe Biden’s election win over President Donald Trump have not settled on a full strategy ahead of Wednesday’s joint session of Congress to confirm the Electoral College vote. With mounting desperation, Trump declared at a campaign rally in Georgia Monday that he would “fight like hell” to hold on to the presidency and he appealed ...
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Republicans condemn GOP ‘scheme’ to undo election for Trump

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The extraordinary Republican effort to overturn the presidential election was condemned Sunday by an outpouring of current and former GOP officials warning the effort to sow doubt in Joe Biden’s win and keep President Donald Trump in office is undermining Americans’ faith in democracy. Trump has enlisted support from a dozen Republican senators and up to 100 House Republicans to challenge the Electoral College vote when Cong...
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McConnell, Pelosi dispute Trump, vow peaceful power transfer after Nov. 3 election

By AAMER MADHANI and KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders from both parties, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, swiftly pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. Trump said during a Wednesday news conference, “We’re going to have to see what happens,” responding to a question about committing to the results. “You kno...
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Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on U.S. troops

By ZEKE MILLER, JAMES LAPORTA and DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has denied he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials’ conclusion that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. The Trump administration was set to brief select members of Congress on the matter Monday. The intelligence assessments came amid Trump’s push to withdraw the U.S. from Afghanistan and suggested Russia was making overtures to militant...
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Bipartisan resistance to reining in the surveillance state

Have you been on the Internet lately? Where did you go? What did you do there? If you think the answers to these questions are nobody’s business, be grateful that the House of Representatives didn’t pass a new reauthorization of the government’s power to conduct warrantless surveillance of Americans. March 15 was the expiration date for three Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act authorities: the foreign surveillance authorities known as Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, the “lone wolf” authority ...
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Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer re-elected as Senate leaders

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, is flanked by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., left, the senator-elect from Tennessee, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate in the undecided challenge to incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., during a meeting with new GOP senators at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fo...
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Amid political turmoil, Wyoming rebuffs Trump, picks native son in GOP governor race

By MEAD GRUVER The Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. — President Donald Trump tried his best to appeal to coal country but, amid a truckload of bad political news, the top coal-producing state didn’t love him back. Instead, Wyoming voters chose Secretary of State Mark Gordon, a rancher who grew up at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, over political mega-donor Foster Friess in the state’s Republican primary for governor. Calling Friess “Strong on Crime, Borders & 2nd Amendment,” Trump had endorsed...
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