Category Archives: National News

Debate night brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals

Debate night brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals

Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who was once a Republican, was forced to defend his record and past comments related to race, gender and his personal wealth in an occasionally rocky debate stage debut. Sanders, meanwhile, tried to beat back pointed questions about his embrace of democratic socialism and his health following a heart attack last year.MORE

Sanders edges Buttigieg in New Hampshire

Sanders edges Buttigieg in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.MORE

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment

President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House.MORE

Sen. Romney breaks with GOP, will vote to convict Trump

Sen. Romney breaks with GOP, will vote to convict Trump

Utah Senator and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said Wednesday he will vote to convict President Donald Trump, becoming the first and likely only Republican in the Senate’s impeachment trial to break ranks and favor removing him from office.MORE

In embarrassing twist, Democrats have no Iowa caucus results

In embarrassing twist, Democrats have no Iowa caucus results

Technology problems and reporting “inconsistencies” kept Iowa Democratic Party officials from releasing results from Monday’s caucus, the much-hyped kickoff to the 2020 primary. It was an embarrassing twist after months of promoting the contest as a chance for Democrats to find some clarity in a jumbled field with no clear front-runner.MORE

GOP lacks votes to block trial witnesses, McConnell concedes

GOP lacks votes to block trial witnesses, McConnell concedes

Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded late Tuesday, a potentially major hurdle for Trump’s hopes to end the trial with a quick acquittal.MORE

Democrats demand Bolton testify at Trump’s impeachment trial

Democrats demand Bolton testify at Trump’s impeachment trial

Bolton writes in his forthcoming book that Trump told him that he wanted to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in security aid from Ukraine until it helped him with investigations into Biden. Trump’s legal team has repeatedly insisted otherwise.MORE

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.MORE

McConnell abruptly eases impeachment limits

McConnell abruptly eases impeachment limits

Without comment, the Republican leader quietly submitted an amended proposal after meeting behind closed doors with his senators as the trial opened. The handwritten changes would add the extra day and allow House evidence to be included in the record. There is still deep disagreement about calling additional witnesses.MORE

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