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United States Senate: Upper house of the United States Congress
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C.

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Senators must honor their oaths at Trump impeachment trial, just like I did for Clinton

I worry that today's Senate is falling short. This trial should be a model for countries everywhere, not a partisan food fight or a kangaroo court.
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U.S. House Judiciary head Nadler to miss some impeachment proceedings after wife's cancer diagnosis

Jerrold Nadler, one of the U.S. House lawmakers leading efforts to remove President Donald Trump from office said on Sunday he would miss some of the Senate impeachment trial after his wife was..
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'Get rid of her': Tape emerges of Trump calling for envoy's firing [Video]'Get rid of her': Tape emerges of Trump calling for envoy's firing

A video has emerged of a 2018 dinner at which U.S. President Donald Trump appears to call for then ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch to be removed. David Doyle reports.

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Removing Trump would be 'very very dangerous': Defense team [Video]Removing Trump would be 'very very dangerous': Defense team

Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump told his Senate impeachment trial on Saturday that Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very dangerous" precedent in an..

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'I don't think the president's counsel did a very good job': Schumer [Video]'I don't think the president's counsel did a very good job': Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the president's counsel inadvertently 'made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents" and House impeachment manager..

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Dems asking 'remove a president, tear up the ballots': Trump's defense team [Video]Dems asking 'remove a president, tear up the ballots': Trump's defense team

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the head of the President Trump's defense team at his impeachment trial, told Senators on Saturday they would be denying voters their right to give their opinion on..

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Dems asking 'remove president, tear up ballots': Trump's defense team [Video]Dems asking 'remove president, tear up ballots': Trump's defense team

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the head of the President Trump's defense team at his impeachment trial, told Senators on Saturday they would be denying voters their right to give their opinion on..

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Trump's Tirade: Drug Pricing Plan [Video]Trump's Tirade: Drug Pricing Plan

But he's yet to move many votes. House Republican have pitched their own plan that excludes the most significant — and controversial — elements of the bill. And in the Senate, just 10 Republicans..

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Ordering witnesses not to testify is 'obstruction, plan and simple' -Lofgren [Video]Ordering witnesses not to testify is 'obstruction, plan and simple' -Lofgren

U.S. representative Zoe Lofgren on Friday argued during the Senate impeachment trial that President Donald Trump's order to top U.S. officials not to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives is..

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Trump 'never explained' why Ukraine aid withheld: Dem [Video]Trump 'never explained' why Ukraine aid withheld: Dem

Democratic Congressman Jason Crow, a House manager in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, said it was never "explained" why Trump "arbitrarily" held and then released to Ukraine. Crow..

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Case against Trump 'undeniable': Gillibrand [Video]Case against Trump 'undeniable': Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday told her Senate colleagues before Trump's impeachment trial resumed: "Don't bury your head in the sand and then complain it's dark."

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Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial [Video]Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial

Democrats on Thursday pressed their case at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate trial for removing him from office by using the words of his own allies against him to make the point that his actions..

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Republicans Appear Unmoved During Trump Trial [Video]Republicans Appear Unmoved During Trump Trial

Today is the second day of House Democrats laying out their case in the U.S. Senate. Their case is for removing President Donald Trump, reports Business Insider. There was little sign that their..

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Dem: Trump pressured Ukraine when he did 'for one reason only' [Video]Dem: Trump pressured Ukraine when he did 'for one reason only'

Rep. Sylvia Garcia, one of the Democratic lawmakers serving as prosecutors in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, said on Thursday that Trump asked Ukraine to investigate the Bidens for ''one..

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Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP [Video]Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer after day two of President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said there are no "discussions" being had with Republicans over potential evidence or..

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Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler [Video]Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said Trump put his personal interests above all else and said that if..

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Trump 'attacks the very foundation of our liberty' -Nadler [Video]Trump 'attacks the very foundation of our liberty' -Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, called Trump's actions with Ukraine a 'grave abuse of power.'

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Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll [Video]Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll

A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released Wednesday. Jonah Green reports.

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GOP 'nothing new' argument 'rings hollow': Schumer [Video]GOP 'nothing new' argument 'rings hollow': Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said Republicans who voted against seeing new evidence in the Trump impeachment trial, but also said they heard "nothing new" after House managers..

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"He's unstoppable" Pence says in apparent reference to Trump [Video]"He's unstoppable" Pence says in apparent reference to Trump

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has made an apparent reference to President Donald Trump's impeachment troubles, saying the Republican leader was "unstoppable" in a conversation with Israel's prime..

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GOP On Trump's Ask For Longer Trial: Erm, No [Video]GOP On Trump's Ask For Longer Trial: Erm, No

The ever-confident President Donald Trump has been advising the GOP on how they should better handle his impeachment. But according to Politico, Republican senators are turning a deaf ear to his..

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Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity [Video]Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity

The lead Democratic prosecutor, Representative Adam Schiff, said in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday that "nothing could be more dangerous to a democracy than a commander in chief who believed that he..

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Senate should remove Trump, majority of independent voters say in Fox News poll

Overall, 50% of registered voters told Fox News that Trump should be convicted and removed in the Senate, and 44% said he should not.
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Trump lawyers offer surprisingly un-Trumpy defense to impeachment

Just before his lawyers stepped into the U.S. Senate to begin their argument that he should not be removed from office, President Donald Trump offered a preview of sorts.
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'Saturday Night Live': Welcome to hell, Alan Dershowitz (and welcome back, Jon Lovitz)

The first new "SNL" episode of 2020 started out in the well of the Senate for the impeachment trial and then promptly went to hell – literally.
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Donald Trump Rants Like A Crazy Man on Twitter… #UnravelingBeforeOurEyes

donald trump rants like a crazy man on twitter… #unravelingbeforeoureyes
Nancy Pelosi got it right. The man is impeached and it will be forever. It has gone past the house and the case has been presented by the Democrats before The Senate. Donald Trump’s team has been..
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In recording Trump asks how long Ukraine can resist Russians

in recording trump asks how long ukraine can resist russians
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump inquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that included the indicted..
WorldNews - Published

Senate impeachment trial: Fact-checking opening arguments of Trump's defense team

Here's a look at claims and issues raised by the president's lawyers as they lay out their response to the case made by the Democratic House managers.
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Trump Team, Opening Defense, Accuses Democrats of Plot to Subvert Election

President Trump’s lawyers argued against his removal in the Senate impeachment trial, saying Democrats are “asking you to tear up the ballots” by convicting him of high crimes and misdemeanors.
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Defense at Senate trial says ousting Trump would be 'massive interference' in election

Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump told his Senate impeachment trial on Saturday that Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very dangerous" precedent in an..
Reuters - Published

Impeachment: Democrats undoing 2016 election, say Trump lawyers

Lawyers start their defence of the US president at the impeachment trial in the Senate.
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Factbox - 'Absolutely nothing wrong': Quotes from the fifth day of Trump's impeachment trial

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate entered a new phase on Saturday as Trump's legal team began to lay out its defense on the fifth day of the proceedings.
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Watch live: Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

watch live: senate impeachment trial of president trump
Watch live coverage as Chief Justice John Roberts presides over the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The two articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse of power and..
WorldNews - Published

The Trump impeachment trial tells a bittersweet story of American dreams

the trump impeachment trial tells a bittersweet story of american dreams
It’s noon on a cold, clear day when US president Donald Trump’s impeachment legal team pulls up to a Senate entrance in black SUVs. They drive blithely to a private doorway past a gaggle of..
WorldNews - Published

Trump's defense team begins arguments in U.S. Senate impeachment trial

Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump began his defense at the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, arguing that Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very..
Reuters - Published

Trump will face a more receptive audience in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The main priority for the president’s legal team is not to undermine their own advantage or give wavering moderate Republican senators reasons to support Democratic requests for witnesses and..
NYTimes.com - Published

Look at how the Senate transforms into a courtroom.

To offer a more comprehensive look at how the chamber has been transformed into a courtroom, The New York Times sent a graphics editor to draw it.
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Who are Trump's Impeachment Defense Lawyers

The president’s legal team must maintain his support in the Senate while arguing his case to a broader jury: voters watching at home.
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'They are going to attack': Trump's defense lawyers promise 'compelling case' in impeachment trial

President Trump's defense team will have 24 hours over three days to make its case to the Senate on why the president should not be convicted.
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Democrats warn at impeachment trial that Trump will abuse his office again if not removed

Democratic lawmakers concluded their opening arguments in Republican President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate on Friday with a warning that he was a threat to democracy and would..
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Trump Tries to Upstage Drama in the Senate With His Own Programming

While Democrats and Republicans debate whether he should be convicted and removed from office, the president has offered up an alternative menu of events and priorities.
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Democrats Fail to Persuade Republicans, but Hope Voters Are Paying Attention

While the Senate verdict on impeachment could come soon, the public judgment will not be rendered until November.
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U.S. senator presses for declassified report on Jamal Khashoggi's slaying

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said on Friday he will move to compel America's intelligence chief to release information about the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi if the administration does..
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Sekulow compares Saturday defense to ‘a coming attraction.’

The Senate had asked the president’s lawyers to limit their presentation on Saturday to no more than three hours, Jay Sekulow said.
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GOP Senators: 'Voters should decide Trump's fate'

Two key Republican senators criticized the slow pace of how the Democratic impeachment managers have been presenting their case, and they said they trusted American voters to decide President Donald..
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Pence weighs in on impeachment from Italy.

He told reporters on Friday in Rome that he expected a speedy acquittal in the Senate.
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Schiff’s speech falls flat with some Senate Republicans.

Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming ticked off positive economic indicators from the Trump era and said the president’s record should be decided by the voters, not politicians.
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Democrats turn focus to obstruction charge in Trump impeachment trial

Democrats serving as prosecutors in U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Republican-led Senate will make their case he improperly interfered in Congress' probe of his dealings with..
Reuters - Published

In Trump's Senate impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts enforces civility

For a government prone to partisan squabbling, a buttoned-down, by-the-book chief justice presiding over the impeachment trial is a welcome change.
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House Democrats to wrap up opening argument in Senate impeachment trial of Trump

Adam Schiff and other House managers will focus the third day of opening arguments on accusations that President Trump tried to stonewall their probe.
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Impeachment trial: Trump win shows anything can happen, even Senate conviction and removal

Support for removal rose and Senate Republicans saw an election rushing toward them under a black cloud. That was Nixon, but it could also be Trump.
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Trump impeachment trial TV audience drops 19% on second day

About 8.9 million TV viewers watched the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the first day Democrats laid out their case against the president, marking a significant..
Reuters - Published

Trump 'made a religious man out of Vladimir Putin,' jokes Schiff

There have been few chuckles during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. But a wisecrack on Thursday about Russian President Vladimir Putin produced some laughter, at least..
Reuters - Published

How long can the U.S. Senate sit still? Twenty minutes

The 100 U.S. senators who will determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office at the end of his impeachment trial managed to stay seated and listen to the Democratic case against him..
Reuters - Published

Two days into Trump trial, Republicans appear unmoved but offer Democrats some praise

On the second day of House Democrats laying out their case in the U.S. Senate for removing President Donald Trump, there was little sign on Thursday that their arguments had changed any minds among..
Reuters - Published

What was the Senate chamber like while Rep. Adam Schiff made his final Thursday speech?

Rep. Adam Schiff decided to take Trump's directions to "read the transcript," noting Trump had told his Twitter followers to do so earlier.
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Senators worry that asking for new impeachment trial witnesses could create lengthy executive privilege debate

Sen. Ted Cruz said calling for any additional witnesses or documents would "substantially prolong" the Senate impeachment trial.
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Schiff ends the day with a fiery push for Trump’s removal.

His speech jolted the sleepy Senate to attention as he argued more explicitly than ever before for President Trump’s removal from office.
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Democrats take impeachment back to 1999 and other moments from the Senate trial

Abuse of power was the focus on the second day of Democrats' opening arguments, during which they are presenting their case to convict Donald Trump.
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Kamala Harris Is Said to Be Weighing an Endorsement of Joe Biden

The move, which would be unlikely to happen until after the Senate impeachment trial, could enhance her chances of becoming vice president but could also anger liberals in California.
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Graham encourages Trump not to attend the Senate trial.

Mr. Graham told reporters that the president was “having the reaction that a normal person would have if they thought they were being accused of something they didn’t do.”
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Dems focus Day 2 of trial on Trump's abuse of power

House Democrats declared that "no president" has ever abused power the way Donald Trump did in his Ukraine dealings as they opened their second day of arguments Thursday in the historic impeachment..
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Trump Impeachment: Highlights From Thursday’s Senate Trial

House impeachment managers continue to make their case that President Trump abused the power of his office. Here are some of the highlights.
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An abbreviated weekend trial schedule is possible.

Under one proposal, the Senate could convene earlier on Saturday and then hold a shorter session, allowing members to travel home or hit the campaign trail.
NYTimes.com - Published

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