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With impeachment over, critics see Trump ‘retribution tour’

With impeachment over, critics see Trump ‘retribution tour’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend while using the levers of presidential powers to exact payback on real and perceived foes.Trump…

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Impeachment loses its constitutional gravity in Trump case

Impeachment loses its constitutional gravity in Trump case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years from now, will you remember where you were and what you were doing when President Donald Trump was impeached? Have you forgotten already?The country has been on a constitutional bullet train that took off with a whistleblower’s highly detailed account of wrongdoing, roared ahead through a cascade of tweets and lurched…

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Romney impeachment vote heartens some, angers others in Utah

Romney impeachment vote heartens some, angers others in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though Mitt Romney’s status as one of few Republicans willing to publicly criticize President Donald Trump is well known is his adopted home of Utah, his unequivocal speech before his impeachment vote Wednesday caught many by surprise. In a state where Republicans are unusually divided on the president, the…

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Impeachment done, Pelosi unburdens herself about Trump

Impeachment done, Pelosi unburdens herself about Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was gone, the House lights were dimming, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked up to her friends and family in the gallery overhead. She held up the speech she had shredded behind Trump’s back, on live television. She put her hand to her heart, dipped her head and gave…

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Impeachment takeaways: Trump’s iron grip, McConnell delivers

Impeachment takeaways: Trump’s iron grip, McConnell delivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate appears virtually certain to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges as GOP lawmakers rail against what they say is a rushed process and Democrats decry Trump as a threat to democracy. The historic, three-week trial has proceeded along partisan lines, with just a few undecided members even…

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Trump impeachment acquittal on track ahead of Senate vote

Trump impeachment acquittal on track ahead of Senate vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate, an end to only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history but coming at the start of a tumultuous campaign for the White House.A majority of senators have now expressed unease with Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine that resulted…

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On eve of impeachment verdict, Trump tees up State of Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping to the dais in extraordinary times, President Donald Trump on Tuesday will deliver his State of the Union address on the eve of his likely impeachment acquittal and in the aftermath of the chaotic first votes of the race to replace him.The first president to run for reelection after being impeached,…

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Impeachment trial heads to historic end in frenetic week

Impeachment trial heads to historic end in frenetic week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial heads toward a historic conclusion this week, with senators all-but-certain to acquit him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after narrowly rejecting Democratic demands to summon witnesses.There’s still plenty of drama to unfold before Wednesday’s vote.The vote is expected to cap a months-long…

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