During the testimony of Russia expert Fiona Hill, the impeachment probe seemed to broaden into a bracing examination of the insidious forces — including the spread of conspiracy theories — infecting American politics.
No final decisions were made on strategy for a trial that, if it happens, would come in January at the earliest. But several Senate Republicans believe a two-week trial would be long enough to have credence without dragging on too long.
The measure funds federal programs through Dec. 20. Congress must pass a new measure by then to avoid a shutdown, but the White House and congressional Democrats are fighting over whether that bill should include billions of dollars for the construction of a border wall.