Latest from Donna Cassata

Trump’s call to ‘fight’ was just political speech, impeachment lawyers say in seeking acquittal

The former president's lawyers argue that his speech was protected by the First Amendment and that House managers failed to show he was responsible for the Jan. 6 violent attack on the Capitol.
  • Feb 12, 2021

House votes to officially call on Pence to remove Trump by invoking 25th Amendment, rebuffing the vice president’s objections

The president is planning to travel to Alamo, Tex., to observe a portion of border wall as Democrats ready an impeachment vote that will take place as early as Wednesday.
  • Jan 12, 2021

Pelosi reelected House speaker; new Congress convenes amid surging pandemic

Democrats in the House are poised to have the narrowest majority of either party in 20 years.
  • Jan 3, 2021

McConnell congratulates Biden on win; Biden picks Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is returning to the campaign trail for the first time since Election Day; he will stump for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Georgia.
  • Dec 16, 2020

Where Republicans in Congress stand on Trump’s false claim of winning the election

The Washington Post asked Republicans in Congress three questions. Who won the presidential election? Where do you stand on Trump's efforts to claim victory? Will you accept Joe Biden as the legitimately elected president? Here's what they said.
  • Dec 15, 2020

Georgia voters elect Kwanza Hall as interim successor to the late John Lewis

As the winner of the special election runoff Tuesday, he will serve for just a few weeks, filling the remainder of Lewis’s term, which ends Jan. 3. Rep.-elect Nikema Williams won the seat last month.
  • Dec 2, 2020

Democrats to boycott committee vote on Barrett nomination to the Supreme Court

The 22-member Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on President Trump’s nominee, who was expected to win approval on a party-line vote.
  • Oct 21, 2020

Barrett confirmation hearing day four: ‘We have the votes,’ McConnell says of nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee has formally set a panel vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court for Oct. 22.
  • Oct 15, 2020

Toomey to retire in 2022, setting up competitive Senate race in Pennsylvania

The conservative Republican also will not seek the governorship in 2022.
  • Oct 4, 2020

House votes to condemn baseless QAnon conspiracy theory

Seventeen Republicans voted against the bipartisan resolution as QAnon has gained traction among some in the GOP.
  • Oct 2, 2020