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Friday January 15, 2021 - Times viewed: 382
Donald Trump sent hidden message to supporters in speech, body language expert claims
After making history by becoming the first US president to be impeached twice, Donald Trump addressed the nation in a video message. He was forced to share the five minute video from the White House Twitter account, after his own was deleted by the social media platform. The President condemned last week's Capitol violence, promising that those who engaged in the "troubling" attack will be "brought to justice". However he failed to menti ...
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Wednesday January 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 399
Republicans turn on Trump over impeachment
Several members of Donald Trump's Republican party say they will vote to impeach the president over his role in last week's storming of Congress. The third most senior Republican in the House of Representatives, Liz Cheney, said Mr Trump "lit the flame" of the attack that resulted in five deaths. A vote in the Democratic-controlled House is expected on Wednesday. In his first public appearance since the riot, the president took no respon ...
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Wednesday January 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 400
Voice of America reporter reassigned for Pompeo questions
NEW YORK (AP) — The White House reporter for Voice of America was abruptly pulled from her beat after trying to question Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following a speech he gave at the government agency this week. Pompeo’s speech and the demotion of Patsy Widakuswara led to an angry phone meeting between journalists and managers Tuesday that typified some of the tensions at the agency during President Donald Trump’s administration. Founded ...
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Wednesday January 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 400
McConnell furious with president, supports move to initiate impeachment proceedings: sources
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell supports Democrats' move to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Trump and is "done" and "furious" with him, sources familiar told Fox News. It is unclear how McConnell would vote in an impeachment trial, should House Democrats vote to impeach Trump. It is not clear at this point whether McConnell would vote to convict. One source told Fox News that McConnell has not made up his mind ab ...
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Wednesday January 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 401
The House just passed a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment
A House vote on Tuesday revealed strong support for President Donald Trump’s removal in the wake of the violent January 6 attack on the Capitol. House lawmakers on Tuesday voted 223-205 to approve a resolution from Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) that urges Vice President Mike Pence to use the process outlined in the 25th Amendment to force Trump to step down. One Republican — Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) — voted in favor of the resolution alongside De ...
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Wednesday January 13, 2021 - Times viewed: 395
With some Republicans on board, U.S. House Democrats press forward on impeachment vote
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With at least five Republicans joining their push to impeach President Donald Trump over the storming of the U.S. Capitol, Democrats in the House of Representatives stood poised for a history-making vote to try to remove the president from office. With eight days remaining in Trump’s term, the House will vote on Wednesday on an article of impeachment accusing the Republican of inciting insurrection in a speech to his fol ...
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Monday January 11, 2021 - Times viewed: 406
AP PHOTOS: Scenes of violence at U.S. Capitol Shock World
A mob invading the U.S. Capitol. Police officers with guns drawn inside the House of Representatives. Lawmakers hiding from intruders seeking to overturn a national election. These and other scenes from Capitol Hill shocked the world Wednesday as violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the nation’s halls of power in a brazen attempt to undercut democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House in ...
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Monday January 11, 2021 - Times viewed: 417
Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he has chosen veteran diplomat William Burns to be his CIA director. A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, had a 33-year career at the State Department under both Republican and Democratic presidents. He rose through the ranks of the diplomatic corps to become deputy secretary of state before retiring in 2014 to run the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace. Ami ...
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Monday January 11, 2021 - Times viewed: 416
Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump’s name, the Capitol’s attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into the crowd. “Hang Mike Pence!” the insurrectionists chanted as they pressed inside, beating police with pipes. They demanded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s wherea ...
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Sunday January 10, 2021 - Times viewed: 410
Trump facing increasing pressure to leave office early
Some congressional Republicans are urging President Donald Trump to leave office early of his own volition as Democrats prepare articles of impeachment for the second time in Trump’s tenure. “I think the best way for our country … is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible,” Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said on Sunday in an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” joining Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in calling for ...
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Sunday January 10, 2021 - Times viewed: 408
Pelosi to move forward with impeachment if Pence doesn't act to remove Trump
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued Vice President Mike Pence an ultimatum on Sunday night — invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump in the coming days or Democrats will proceed this week with impeaching the president for an unprecedented second time. Pelosi made clear in a letter to her members that if Pence refuses to act, Democrats will immediately move to force Trump from office for his role in inciting violent riots at the Capi ...
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Sunday January 10, 2021 - Times viewed: 406
Top Republican says Trump committed 'impeachable offenses'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ momentum for a fresh drive to quickly impeach outgoing President Donald Trump has gained support, and a top Republican said the president’s role in the deadly riot at the Capitol by a violent mob of Trump supporters was worthy of rebuke. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Saturday he believed Trump had committed “impeachable offenses.” But he did not explicitly say whether he would vote to remove the president from offic ...
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Saturday January 9, 2021 - Times viewed: 410
Democrats plan lightning Trump impeachment, want him out now
WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings flashing, Democrats in Congress laid plans for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action to ensure an “unhinged” commander in chief can’t add to the damage they say he’s inflicted or even ignite nuclear war in his final days in office. As the country comes to terms with the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters that left five dead, the crisis that appears to be ...
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Friday January 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 409
Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to senior defense officials and two people familiar with the matter. Despite plenty of warnings of a possi ...
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Friday January 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 403
Can Donald Trump Survive 'Virtual Impeachment'?
On the defining day of his tempestuous reign, Donald Trump, typically so incorrigibly noisy, was rendered all but muzzled. Due to Wednesday’s shameful, world-watched putsch at the Capitol, Twitter and Facebook locked the outgoing president’s powerful accounts, stripping him of some of his most important weaponry and leading to a nearly unprecedented day-long stretch of silence. For the first time in his tweet-driven presidency, Trump wasn’t ab ...
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Monday January 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 413
Trump drive to overturn election, rescue Senate majority collide in Georgia
DALTON, Ga. — Republicans are counting on President Donald Trump on Monday to solve the problems of his own making and help save their endangered Senate majority. Trump has scrambled the closing messages of the twin Senate runoffs here — creating a rift within his party over disputing his election loss and boosting stimulus checks, attacking the state’s GOP governor and even calling for him to resign, and most recently pushing Georgia’s Republ ...
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Saturday January 2, 2021 - Times viewed: 407
Trump's attacks on Senate Republicans complicate his Georgia message
MACON, Ga. — President Donald Trump won’t get his coveted $2,000 stimulus checks — and he’s blaming the very Senate Republican leaders he’s trying to protect in the closing days of Georgia's runoffs. Trump’s last-minute moves to close out his presidency — from his demand for increased stimulus payments to his unsubstantiated claims about the 2020 election — have put Republicans in a bind ahead of the state’s runoffs next week that will determi ...
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Friday January 1, 2021 - Times viewed: 413
Fauci predicts normal life won't return in U.S. before fall 2021
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, predicted on Thursday that normal life would not resume for most Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic until as late as next fall. That timeline, he warned, will be contingent upon the U.S. “efficiently, quickly and effectively” implementing vaccination programs that have thus far lagged behind schedule, as well as “a rather strict adherence” to personal mitigation measures such as h ...
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Tuesday December 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 423
House votes to override Trump's veto of defense bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted overwhelmingly to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, setting the stage for what would be the first veto override of his presidency. House members voted 322-87 on Monday to override the veto, well above the two-thirds needed to override. The Senate, which is expected to vote on the override this week, also needs to approve it by a two-thirds majority. Trump ...
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Tuesday December 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 429
The Worst Predictions of 2020
On the last day of 2019, President Donald Trump joined in on New Year’s Eve celebrations at Mar-a-Lago, ringing in 2020 with what was, in retrospect, a terrible prediction about the year ahead. “We’re going to have a great year, I predict,” the president told assembled guests. “I think it’s going to be a fantastic year.” Over the last 12 months, a global pandemic has killed at least 1.65 million people, including more than 333,000 Americans ...
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