GA Senate Special Election: Doug Collins (R)
Senate Watch
GA Senate Special Election: Doug Collins (R)
2020-10-28 15:40:41
by TWN Staff

About Collins: Doug Collins was born to Lenard and Dorothy Copelan Collins in Gainesville, Ga., in 1966.  In 1988, Collins attended the University of North Georgia and received his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Criminal Law. That same year,... Read More

Attorney General Barr Broke Elections Law, Ethics Groups Say in Call to Impeach
Dep. of Justice
Attorney General Barr Broke Elections Law, Ethics Groups Say in Call to Impeach

WASHINGTON — Two groups promoting ethics in government called for the impeachment of U.S. Attorney General William Barr, accusing him of violating laws and undermining public confidence in the Justice Department. Barr has used the department to further President Donald... Read More

Impeaching Barr ‘A Waste of Time,’ Top Judiciary Democrat Says
Congress
Impeaching Barr ‘A Waste of Time,’ Top Judiciary Democrat Says

A top House Democrat says there’s little point pursuing the impeachment of Attorney General William Barr, as some lawmakers have urged, because a “corrupt” Senate will simply ignore the charges. Impeaching Barr is “a waste of time at this point... Read More

Top Ally Defends Trump’s Firing of Two Key Impeachment Witnesses
In The News
Top Ally Defends Trump’s Firing of Two Key Impeachment Witnesses

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump’s ouster of two witnesses from his administration whom he blames for his impeachment, and suggested he would like to see one of the men questioned further. Graham, a South Carolina Republican... Read More

Trump Airs Grievances After Impeachment Acquittal
Political News
Trump Airs Grievances After Impeachment Acquittal

WASHINGTON — A day after his acquittal in the Senate, President Donald Trump celebrated with Republican allies and ripped Democrats — and the lone Republican — who backed his conviction, expressing a litany of lingering grievances in a somewhat subdued... Read More

View From the Gallery: Senators Pack Up Desks as Impeachment Trial Nears Its End
In The News
View From the Gallery: Senators Pack Up Desks as Impeachment Trial Nears Its End

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer tightly hugged Rep. Adam B. Schiff just after the closing argument in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then spoke directly into the House lead manager’s ear for about 10 seconds. Before the... Read More

What Happens If Senators Are Tied 50-50 on Whether to Call Impeachment Witnesses?
In The News
What Happens If Senators Are Tied 50-50 on Whether to Call Impeachment Witnesses?

WASHINGTON — With increasing prospects of a 50-50 tie on the Friday vote to subpoena witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, Democrats are considering how they might be able to nudge Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to weigh in... Read More

Impeachment Trial Likely to End Quickly After Key Republican to Vote Against Witnesses
Impeachment
Impeachment Trial Likely to End Quickly After Key Republican to Vote Against Witnesses

WASHINGTON — With the announcement from a key Republican that he won’t back a call for witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Republicans are likely to wrap up the trial quickly, perhaps as soon as Friday evening. Democrats’ hopes... Read More

GOP Optimism Grows on Blocking Witnesses in Impeachment Trial
Impeachment
GOP Optimism Grows on Blocking Witnesses in Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser John Bolton loomed large in Democratic senators’ inquiries during the question-and-answer phase of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, but Republicans are increasingly confident that by the end of the week they will have... Read More

View From The Gallery: Senators Swap Notes and Jockey for Questions at Trump Trial
Impeachment
View From The Gallery: Senators Swap Notes and Jockey for Questions at Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — Mississippi Republican Roger Wicker approached a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team on the floor Wednesday and loudly asked: “You’re not packing up to leave, are you?” Former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz had gathered a... Read More

Lack of Clarity Overshadows Key Votes in Impeachment Trial
In The News
Lack of Clarity Overshadows Key Votes in Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — The fate of key votes in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial remained uncertain Tuesday as his defense lawyers concluded their arguments and Republicans led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struggled to muster the votes to bring the... Read More

Impeachment Sidelining Senators While Biden, Buttigieg and Yang Blanket Iowa, Bloomberg Focuses on Texas
2020 Elections
Impeachment Sidelining Senators While Biden, Buttigieg and Yang Blanket Iowa, Bloomberg Focuses on Texas
2020-01-28 19:14:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- In most presidential election years, being a sitting U.S. Senator might be considered an advantage a week ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. Not in 2020, however. Not by a long shot. That's due to the ongoing impeachment trial... Read More

Analysis: Trump’s Attorneys Hint They Will Invoke Executive Privilege to Block Bolton Testimony
Impeachment
Analysis: Trump’s Attorneys Hint They Will Invoke Executive Privilege to Block Bolton Testimony

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s lawyers laid the groundwork Monday for invoking executive privilege in an effort to block potentially damaging public testimony from witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton. Though this claim is unlikely to succeed in... Read More

View From the Gallery: Senators’ Personal Habits on Full Display as Week 2 Begins
In The News
View From the Gallery: Senators’ Personal Habits on Full Display as Week 2 Begins

WASHINGTON — Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander fought off sleep as President Donald Trump’s legal team discussed a history of subpoena litigation, eyes closed, his cheek resting on his hand, his chin sometimes dropping toward his orange sweater. When deputy White... Read More

Demands Grow for Bolton to Testify at Trump's Impeachment Trial
In The News
Demands Grow for Bolton to Testify at Trump's Impeachment Trial
2020-01-27 15:53:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The battle over witness testimony at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial reached a fevered pitch Monday after a draft of a book from former national security adviser John Bolton was found to include passages that undercut the president's... Read More

Trump’s Impeachment Counteroffensive Undercut by Bolton Report Bolstering Call for Witnesses
In The News
Trump’s Impeachment Counteroffensive Undercut by Bolton Report Bolstering Call for Witnesses

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s defense lawyers said their opening foray this weekend in the impeachment trial was only a “sneak preview” to Monday’s main event — but that was before revelations that Trump told John Bolton he wouldn’t lift... Read More

View From the Gallery: Senators Sit, Spin and Fidget During Trump Trial
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View From the Gallery: Senators Sit, Spin and Fidget During Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Cassidy charted a course along the back corner of the Senate chamber Thursday during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The Louisiana Republican walked through an area usually reserved for staff seating, hands in pockets, retracing a... Read More

House Prosecutors Tackle Biden Claims in Effort to Preempt White House Narrative
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House Prosecutors Tackle Biden Claims in Effort to Preempt White House Narrative

WASHINGTON — House prosecutors spent much of the second day of their opening presentation in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump trying to preempt what they expect the White House defense team to argue beginning Saturday. In another... Read More

Trump Shows Anxiety as Democrats Lay Out Case for Impeachment
In The News
Trump Shows Anxiety as Democrats Lay Out Case for Impeachment

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hardened his opposition to allowing former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify in his Senate impeachment trial, as House Democrats began their methodical arguments for removing the president from office for having... Read More

View From The Gallery: Senators Seek Comfort and Novelty During Trump Trial
Impeachment
View From The Gallery: Senators Seek Comfort and Novelty During Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton was among the first senators spotted ordering milk to the Senate chamber for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, and he took small sips to wash down what looked like a Hershey’s chocolate bar.... Read More

Majority of Americans Support Allowing New Impeachment Evidence, Poll Finds
Opinion Polls
Majority of Americans Support Allowing New Impeachment Evidence, Poll Finds
2020-01-22 15:53:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans say House managers should be able to introduce new evidence in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a new Monmouth University poll finds. Most also say that Trump and members of his... Read More

View From the Gallery: Senators Struggle to Sit in Silence at Trump Trial
Impeachment
View From the Gallery: Senators Struggle to Sit in Silence at Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham looked restless during the first hour of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, when none of the senators had access to their cellphones and the president’s lawyers and the House managers traded procedural arguments. It was... Read More

Roberts Admonishes House Prosecution, White House Defense
Impeachment
Roberts Admonishes House Prosecution, White House Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he... Read More

Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules, Rejecting Witnesses
Impeachment
Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules, Rejecting Witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses.... Read More

McConnell Moves to Speed Up Senate Impeachment Trial
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McConnell Moves to Speed Up Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed Monday to significantly speed up President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, offering rules that would shoehorn opening arguments into a grueling four-day period of 12-hour days, meaning a major part of the nation’s... Read More

Impeachment Rules Encroach on Free Press
Media
Impeachment Rules Encroach on Free Press
2020-01-17 18:40:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It has been a tough, some would say strange, few weeks for the press in Washington, D.C. Symbolically, it began with the shuttering of the Newseum, a museum dedicated to journalism and freedom of speech, which closed December... Read More

House Formally Notifies Senate of Impeachment Articles Against Trump
Impeachment
House Formally Notifies Senate of Impeachment Articles Against Trump

WASHINGTON — With a solemn procession through the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, the House took the final, formal steps to pave the way for the third presidential impeachment trial in the nation’s history. But even before Thursday’s swearing-in ceremonies could... Read More

Chief Justice, Senators Sworn in for Trump Impeachment
Political News
Chief Justice, Senators Sworn in for Trump Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in... Read More

‘No Cameras, No C-Span, No Coverage.’ Rules Will Limit Access During Trump’s Trial
In The News
‘No Cameras, No C-Span, No Coverage.’ Rules Will Limit Access During Trump’s Trial

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said Tuesday that there will be restrictions to public and press access during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, including periods when the Senate chamber is cleared of reporters. The bulk of the trial will... Read More

McConnell Says Senate Impeachment Trial Will Start Next Tuesday
Political News
McConnell Says Senate Impeachment Trial Will Start Next Tuesday
2020-01-14 22:46:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that the Senate will begin taking a series of steps this week so that President Trump's impeachment trial can start immediately after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Speaking to... Read More

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