Senate gives Biden a big tool to work around GOP filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package and other priorities past Republican concerns in the 50-50 split Senate. Republicans still pledge to do all they can to halt Biden, but an official parliamentarian’s opinion this week is a potential game-changer. It unleashes […]

Senate confirms Cardona as Biden’s education secretary

Washington, D.C. (AP), March 2 – The Senate voted Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary, clearing his way to lead President Joe Biden’s effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cardona, 45, a former public school teacher who went on to become Connecticut’s education chief, was approved on a 64-33 […]

Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security officials testifying at Congress’ first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged they were woefully unprepared for the violence. Senators drilled down on the stunning security failure and missed warning signs as rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol […]

BREAKING NEWS! United States Senate acquits former President Trump in impeachment trial

BREAKING NEWS! United States Senate acquits former President Trump in impeachment trial

Image: Former President of the United States Donald Trump. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, D.C., February 13 – The United States Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection in the impeachment trial this afternoon. The vote was largely a partisan vote in the Senate which has 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats. […]

Convict Trump or face dire democracy damage, prosecutors say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dire harm from Donald Trump’s false and violent incitements will vex American democracy long into the future unless the Senate convicts him of impeachment and bars him from future office, House prosecutors insisted Thursday as they concluded two days of emotional arguments in his historic trial. Making their case, they presented piles […]

Democrats focus on Trump’s silence during riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate to pin some sort of culpability on former President Donald Trump during his second Senate impeachment trial, the House impeachment managers now obviously sense that they are unable to connect any of the violence at the United States Capitol to any actions by the former Commander-in-Chief. House impeachment managers are now […]

Chief Justice Roberts’ quiet choice not to preside over Senate impeachment trial reveals trial’s questionable legality

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, D.C., February 11 – Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts chose not to attend or preside over the United States Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Instead, United States Senator Patrick Leahy, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, is acting as the presiding officer […]

Senate agrees to hear Trump case, rejecting GOP arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial opened Tuesday with graphic video showing the former president whipping up a rally crowd to march to the Capitol and “fight like hell” against his reelection defeat, followed by images of the deadly attack on Congress that came soon after. In an early test of the former president’s […]

Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as ‘political theater’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” and accused House Democrats on the eve of the former president’s trial of exploiting the chaos and trauma of last month’s Capitol riot for their party’s gain. Trump’s legal brief is a wide-ranging attack on […]

Senate Republicans back Trump as impeachment trial nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s defenders in the Senate on Sunday rallied around the former president before his impeachment trial, dismissing it as a waste of time and arguing that the former president’s fiery speech before the U.S. Capitol insurrection does not make him responsible for the violence of Jan. 6. “If being held accountable means […]

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