President Donald Trump

Trump Impeached after Capitol Riot; Historic Second Charge

President Donald Trump has been impeached by the U.S. House over the violent siege of the Capitol. He is the only president to be twice impeached. He faced a single charge “incitement of insurrection” in Wednesday’s vote after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to, as he put it, “fight like hell” against election results. The subsequent attack on the…

Pence and Trump Appear to Reach Détente after a Week of No Communication

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appear to have come to a détente after nearly a week of silence, anger, and finger-pointing. A senior administration official says the two met Monday evening in the Oval Office and had a “good conversation.” It was their first time speaking since last Wednesday, when Trump incited his supporters…

Pelosi Says House Will Impeach Trump, Pushes VP to Oust Him

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president to invoke constitutional authority to force him out. The House action could start as soon as Monday as pressure increases on Trump to step aside. The president is holed up at the White House, increasingly…

Trump Finally Concedes – Amid Talk Of Ouster From Office

With 13 days left in his term, President Donald Trump finally bent to reality on Thursday, acknowledging his electoral defeat amid growing talk in Washington of trying to force him from office early. His statement came end the of a day when the cornered president stayed out of sight in the White House, silenced on some of his favorite internet…

The Latest: Trump Promises ‘Orderly Transition’ on Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump now says there “will be an orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and after a day of violence when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Trump says in a statement tweeted by his social media director Dan Scavino, “Even though I totally disagree…

Trump Says He’ll ‘Fight Like Hell’ to Hold on to Presidency

DALTON, Ga. (AP) –  President Donald Trump says he will “fight like hell” to hold on to the presidency. And he’s appealing to Republican lawmakers to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden when they convene this week to confirm the Electoral College vote. He held a rally Monday night where he spoke about his disagreement with his loss. His…

Trump, On Tape, Presses Georgia Official to ‘Find’ Him Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is heard on tape pleading with Georgia’s election chief to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state. Trump suggests in a telephone call that the official “find” enough votes to hand Trump the victory. The conversation was the latest step in an effort by a sitting American president to reverse the outcome of an…

Trump Signs Massive Measure Funding Government, COVID Relief

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed into law a $900 billion pandemic relief package. At stake was long-sought cash for businesses and individuals and funding to avoid a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes $1.4 trillion for government agencies through September. Trump signed the bill at his private club in Florida…

Electors Meeting to Formally Choose Biden as Next President

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) – Presidential electors are meeting across the United States to formally choose Joe Biden as the nation’s next president. Monday is the day set by law for the meeting of the Electoral College. In reality, electors meet in all 50…

Event planned at Alabama Capitol for Electoral College Vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s electors will meet at the Alabama Capitol on Monday to cast their ballots for President Donald Trump. A noontime ceremony in the old House chamber will include music, speeches, and an actor portraying Uncle Sam. Nine people selected as electors last month will officially cast their ballots for Trump. The Republican incumbent lost to Democratic…