Political parties

The Capitol is seen in Washington, early Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Associated Press
December 18, 2019 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American history is happening in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats are driving President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment Wednesday as the House takes up charges Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress in pressuring Ukraine to investigate political rivals...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is surrounded by reporters as she heads to vote at the Capitol in Washington. U.S. Sen. Collins officially launched her bid for a reelection Wednesday, Dec. 18, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle for the seat the moderate Republican from Maine has held for nearly 24 years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 18, 2019 - 5:58 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins officially launched her bid for reelection Wednesday, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle that's starting against the backdrop of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Collins made her formal announcement in an...
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Britain's main opposition Labour Party Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer, 2nd left, is greeted by pro-immigration protesters ahead of a meeting to finalise the manifesto details that will form Labour Party policy for the upcoming General Election in London, Saturday Nov. 16, 2019. Britain's Brexit is one of the main issues for voters and political parties as the UK goes to the polls in a General Election on Dec. 12. (Dominc Lipinski/PA via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 5:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Labour politicians have begun jostling to become the next leader of the British opposition party in the wake of its crushing defeat in last week's national election. Keir Starmer, the party's spokesman on Brexit issues, and senior lawmaker Yvette Cooper were among those suggesting...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
December 17, 2019 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of almost-certain impeachment, President Donald Trump fired off a furious letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denouncing the "vicious crusade” against him, while Democrats amassed the votes they needed and Republicans looked ahead, vowing to defend Trump at...
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In this file photo from Jan. 3, 2019, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., arrives for a classified briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Van Drew, a Democrat who plans to switch and become a Republican, has said he plans to vote this week against impeaching President Donald Trump.The freshman represents a southern New Jersey district that Trump carried in 2016 and was expected to face a difficult reelection next year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
December 17, 2019 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A party-switching congressman drew praise Tuesday from President Donald Trump and condemnation from Democrats, underscoring how his political fate could hinge on how forcefully he is backed by the president whose impeachment he is refusing to support. A day before the House was...
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The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13, 2019. This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Associated Press
December 17, 2019 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday to pass a $1.4 trillion government spending package, handing President Donald Trump a victory on his U.S.-Mexico border fence while giving Democrats spending increases across a swath of domestic programs. The hard-fought legislation...
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A decal of President Donald Trump sits as though he is riding in the back seat of a supporter's vehicle outside of the meeting before U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin speaks during a constituent town hall about her stance on articles of impeachment and address other issues on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 in the Oakland Center at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
December 16, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats laid out their impeachment case against President Donald Trump on Monday, a sweeping report accusing him of betraying the nation and deserving to be ousted, as key lawmakers began to signal where they stand ahead of this week's landmark votes. What Democrats once...
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks at a news conference, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 16, 2019 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the House of Representatives racing toward an impeachment vote this week, President Donald Trump will likely become the third president to face a Senate trial to determine whether he should be removed from office,. The examples of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, who were...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Dan Chase steps out of a voting booth at Town of Hamilton Town Hall in West Salem, Wis. A judge's ruling to purge up to 234,000 voter registrations in swing state Wisconsin had Democrats vowing Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 to double down on efforts to make sure anyone kicked off the rolls is able to re-register before the 2020 presidential election.(Peter Thomson/La Crosse Tribune via AP, File)
December 16, 2019 - 1:18 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats in the key swing state of Wisconsin vowed Monday to double down on efforts to ensure that any voters whose registrations are nullified by a judge's recent ruling will be able to register again before the 2020 presidential election. Legal appeals could delay for months...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2017 file photo, former 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in Oxon Hill, Md. Fiorina says “it is vital” that President Donald Trump is impeached, but she didn't go so far as to say he should be removed from office. The Democratic-led House is expected to vote Wednesday to approve two impeachment articles, though the president's removal by the Republican-led Senate appears unlikely. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 16, 2019 - 11:47 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Carly Fiorina, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, says “it is vital” that President Donald Trump be impeached, but she did not go so far as to say he should be removed from office. The Democratic-led House is expected to vote Wednesday to approve two impeachment articles,...
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