White House advisers warned Trump that outreach would not help his cause, while Democrats say there is no serious effort to privately lobby the key Republicans.


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In an emotional closing speech on Thursday, Schiff beseeched senators to remove Trump from office.

Catch up on what's happening with campaigns, candidates, polls and early states.

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The seven Democrats leading the prosecution will begin their third and final day of opening arguments on Friday afternoon. Starting Saturday, Trump’s lawyers are scheduled to present his defense.


When Senate Republicans were quite concerned about Trump and Ukraine

As GOP senators prepare to decide on whether they need more evidence, a look back at when they were quite concerned about what went down.

How do the Iowa caucuses work, and how are they different in 2020?

The process to pick a Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election starts with the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3. Here’s what you need to know about how they work, why they matter and what is different in 2020.

A GOP senator traffics in flimsy allegations to impugn a key impeachment witness — again

The senator has called Vindman’s motivations into question before. On Thursday, she went even further.

In a strategy memo, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign manager, Roger Lau, warns of “breathless media narratives” emerging from results in early nominating states.

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The president's favorite news network offers a broadly generous assessment of his impeachment.

Top health officials warned they would pull unspecified federal health funds if California does not comply in 30 days and said other states could face similar action. The announcement came as thousands of antiabortion activists, who are a key part of Trump’s base, gathered in Washington for the annual March for Life. This is a […]

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A political odd couple is seeking to help combat election interference.

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It hands farmers, construction firms, and oil and gas companies a win.

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“Nobody believes Sanders can win the presidency,” said one financial services lobbyist.

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Scientists warn information warfare could dangerously undermine public faith in facts and expertise.

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They’re happiest with the president’s moves to pack the courts with conservative judges.

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Braun and Coons are trying to coax their colleagues to join a bipartisan Senate climate change caucus.

And Mike Braun wants his GOP colleagues to join a new bipartisan climate caucus.

The Senate reconvened Thursday afternoon for the historic trial — only the third against a sitting president.

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Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) offered a 10-point outline of the case.

Trump’s team will launch its defense of the president on Saturday, with the key question of whether the Senate will call new witnesses or subpoena documents set to be decided around the middle of next week.

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