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McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pointedly did not rule out that he might eventually vote to convict the now twice-impeached President Donald Trump, but he also blocked a quick...

McConnell racing away from Trump as impeachment vote nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving abruptly away from President Donald Trump, telling people that he thinks Trump perpetrated impeachable offenses. Th...

GOP's Biden vote revolt is atypical challenge for McConnell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks it’s dangerous for his party to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s election triumph. But some Republicans are charging ahead anyway, ...

Mainstream Democrats relieved by Biden's Super Tuesday boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mainstream Democrats were rejoicing over Joe Biden's rousing Super Tuesday performance that bolstered his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, easing worries over the havo...

3 Senate Dems from red states waver on impeachment votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate impeachment trial grinds toward a climax, it remains unclear how three Democrats will vote on whether to toss President Donald Trump from office. Sen...

Trump defiant after House impeaches him over Ukraine actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate r...

President Donald Trump impeached by US House on 2 charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Con...

Beyond the hearings: What to watch on Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment is moving beyond the hearing room. House committee members are debating and voting on articles of impeachment Thursday against President Donald Trump. ...

In wake of impeachment testimony, no signs yet of GOP cracks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are showing no overt signs of abandoning their support for President Donald Trump, the latest demonstration of how Democrats’ impeachment inquiry has left t...

Impeachment push tests GOP's political skills as 2020 looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans could be nearing crucial tests of their loyalty toward President Donald Trump. They may also have to show how well they've mastered the art of walking a pol...

Opponents of Trump border emergency close to votes needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate opponents of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border have moved very close to having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican sug...

House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his bord...

Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers are working toward a border security deal amid indications that the White House is preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donal...

Border security deal seems near, easing shutdown concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers seem close to clinching a border security agreement that would avert a new government shutdown. Leaders of both parties are voicing optimism and the top GOP ...

Key negotiator says Trump 'very reasonable' on border talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators are striking a distinctly optimistic tone after a meeting with President Donald Trump on the broad parameters of a potential bipartisan agreement on border security. ...