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Republicans rally against impeachment trial, signaling likely acquittal for Trump

It would take two-thirds of senators — 67 votes — to attain a conviction, meaning 17 Republicans would have to cross party lines to side with Democrats in finding Trump guilty. If they did, an…

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Congress is expected to meet into the night as Republicans try to subvert the election

The House and Senate will convene Wednesday afternoon for a remarkable joint session to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, with President Donald Trump and his allies…

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After Electoral College votes, more Republicans warily accept Trump’s loss

Support for President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his election loss began to collapse in the Senate on Monday after the Electoral College certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

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Republicans tighten hold on Senate, but control could be decided in runoffs

Democrats, who had entered the night bullish about their chances, had flipped just two seats, in Colorado and Arizona. And with the loss of Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., they were still two or three…

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Democrats battle for Senate control as they maintain grip on House majority

Partial results suggested that House Democrats were running strong in many of the competitive districts they swept up in 2018, but they were struggling to make further inroads into the Republican-…

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Democrats try to shut down Senate, seeking to stain Barrett confirmation

Lacking the votes to block Barrett’s installation, Democrats hoped to put an indelible stain on her confirmation and brand the process of replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an illegitimate…

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Barrett, declining to detail legal views, says she will not be ‘a pawn’ of Trump

Judge Amy Coney Barrett flatly refused Tuesday to pledge that she would recuse herself if a dispute over the Nov. 3 election came before the Supreme Court

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s hearings begin today. Here’s what to watch for.

A deeply divided Senate Judiciary Committee will kick off four days of contentious confirmation hearings Monday for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court…

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