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House Democrats say Senate must ‘eliminate the threat that the President poses to America’s national security’

In their 111-page brief, released Saturday, the seven managers laid out their case for impeachment. → Read More

House Democrats face multiple challenges as they prepare to argue for Trump’s removal

The seven impeachment managers face a hostile jury in the 53-seat GOP majority Senate. → Read More

Schiff, Nadler lead group of House managers to prosecute Trump in Senate impeachment trial

Reflecting a closely controlled approach to the impeachment, Pelosi named only seven managers — fewer than the 13 who presented the Clinton impeachment to the Senate in 1999. → Read More

Party-switching Rep. Van Drew could be an odd fit among House Republicans

Impeachment aside, Van Drew voted almost uniformly with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats in 2019. → Read More

Some House Democrats push Pelosi to withhold impeachment articles, delaying Senate trial

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said as many as three dozen lawmakers have expressed interest in delaying a Senate trial until Republicans there agree to call additional witnesses. → Read More

Congress finalizes $1.3 trillion spending deal ahead of Friday shutdown deadline

Capitol Hill negotiators were poised to release appropriations legislation, with money for federal gun violence research and election security grants. → Read More

McConnell’s vow of ‘total coordination’ with White House on Senate impeachment trial angers Democrats

“I think it was pretty bad for who is essentially the foreman of the jury to announce the verdict,” said Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.). → Read More

Congressional negotiators reach tentative $1.3 trillion federal spending deal

The accord came after a Thursday meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and days of negotiations aimed at resolving conflicts over Trump’s border wall and other issues. → Read More

House Democrats brace for some defections among moderates on impeachment of Trump

Some centrist Democrats are anxious about the political consequences in November if they vote to impeach the president. → Read More

Trump’s border wall revived as a possible obstacle with government shutdown deadline approaching

The border wall and related immigration-related issues are seen as a major sticking point as lawmakers try to find common ground on federal spending for 2020. → Read More

Rebuking Trump, House backs measure endorsing two-state Israeli-Palestinian solution

While it does not specifically mention the latest Trump administration moves, the message it sends opposing them was clear during the floor debate Friday. → Read More

The human cost of food delivery in China

Mike DeBonis unpacks the White House’s strategy as the impeachment inquiry unfolds. Gerry Shih describes the human toll of the food delivery industry in China. And Valerie Strauss on the lengths to which teachers will go to get classroom supplies. → Read More

House GOP defends Trump’s actions on Ukraine in dismissing impeachment probe

Republicans offered a preemptive rebuttal to Democratic allegations that Trump abused his power and obstructed congressional investigations. → Read More

Top human rights post goes vacant as Trump nominee confronts links to post-9/11 torture program

Several officials have accused Marshall Billingslea, now an assistant treasury secretary, of improperly minimizing his role in the interrogation debate inside of the Bush administration. → Read More

New York Rep. Maloney picked to lead Oversight panel, succeeding Cummings

As the most senior member on the Oversight panel, Maloney got a boost from key sectors of the Democratic caucus who prize the seniority system. → Read More

Elise Stefanik emerges in impeachment hearings as key Trump defender — and GOP celebrity

The New York lawmaker, 35, has been mainly known for her centrist policy views and her efforts to elect Republican women. Now she is on the vanguard of the GOP’s impeachment defense. → Read More

GOP Rep. Spano admits federal campaign probe; Ethics panel looks into three others

Spano was one of four lawmakers spotlighted by the House Ethics Committee. Another matter concerned Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.) and his employment of a longtime personal companion. → Read More

Pelosi calls Trump’s actions ‘bribery’ as Democrats sharpen case for impeachment

The shift toward bribery as an impeachable offense comes after months of debate over whether the president’s conduct amounted to a “quid pro quo,” a lawyerly Latin term. → Read More

Rep. Peter King says he will retire, highlighting GOP’s suburban challenges

His decision immediately put his Long Island seat near the top of Democratic target lists at a time when suburban voters continue to trend away from Republicans. → Read More

Democrats pivot from private inquiry of Trump to public case for impeachment

Behind closed doors, party leaders are sketching out how they plan to use a series of blockbuster hearings to argue for Trump’s removal from office. → Read More