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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R- N.C., speaks to reporters as the hearing with top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent, at the House Intelligence Committee ends on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, the North Carolina congressman and top ally to President Donald Trump says he struggled with the decision and came to it after discussion with his family.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
AP
December 19, 2019 - 1:23 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a top conservative ally of President Donald Trump, said Thursday he won't seek reelection next year. He is expected to join the Trump administration in a yet-to-be-finalized role. Now in his seventh year in the House, Meadows has...
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This combination of photographs shows, top row from left: Aimee Brewer, Ben Bolen, Mark McQueen, bottom row from left: Morgan O'Sullivan, Natasha Adams, Alice Cutting, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo)
AP
December 19, 2019 - 8:58 am
We interrupt the holiday spirit to bring you the impeachment of a president. In festive haunts, buzzing stores and rush-hour frenzy, Americans absorbed the moment Donald Trump became only the third president branded with the mark of impeachment, the Constitution's gravest political indictment...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters as leaves the senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec.18, 2019. President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
AP
December 19, 2019 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Republican on Thursday denounced the "unfair" House impeachment of President Donald Trump and reassured Trump and his supporters that "moments like this are why the United States Senate exists.” Sen. Mitch McConnell said in remarks on the Senate floor that the House...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, accompanied by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., right, and other House leadership, reviews her speech notes in a private room just off the House floor after the House votes to impeach President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
WCCO Radio Newsroom
December 19, 2019 - 6:51 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘THE PRESIDENT IS IMPEACHED’ Donald Trump becomes only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. 2...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Putin says that global climate change poses new challenges to Russia. Speaking at his annual news conference Thursday, Putin said that global warming could threaten Russian Arctic cities and towns built on permafrost. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
AP
December 19, 2019 - 6:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called the U.S. impeachment process “far-fetched” Thursday, making a seemingly obvious prediction that Donald Trump will be acquitted in the Senate. Putin said Thursday at his annual news conference in Moscow that the move is a continuation of the...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., announces the passage of the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, against President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)
WCCO Radio Newsroom
December 18, 2019 - 10:01 pm
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 Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines,...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, early Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP
December 18, 2019 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American history is happening in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats are driving President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment Wednesday as the House takes up charges Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress in pressuring Ukraine to investigate political rivals...
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The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13, 2019. This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP
December 17, 2019 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday to pass a $1.4 trillion government spending package, handing President Donald Trump a victory on his U.S.-Mexico border fence while giving Democrats spending increases across a swath of domestic programs. The hard-fought legislation...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass for the Philippine community of Rome, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
AP
December 17, 2019 - 11:30 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis abolished the use of the Vatican's highest level of secrecy in clergy sexual abuse cases Tuesday, responding to mounting criticism that the rule of “pontifical secrecy" has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and prevent police from investigating crimes...
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A decal of President Donald Trump sits as though he is riding in the back seat of a supporter's vehicle outside of the meeting before U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin speaks during a constituent town hall about her stance on articles of impeachment and address other issues on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 in the Oakland Center at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
AP
December 16, 2019 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats laid out their impeachment case against President Donald Trump on Monday, a sweeping report accusing him of betraying the nation and deserving to be ousted, as key lawmakers began to signal where they stand ahead of this week's landmark votes. What Democrats once...
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