President Donald Trump

Majority of House Votes to Impeach Trump

The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on a charge he abused the power of his office to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. A majority of the House then approve the second charge, obstruction of Congress. Democrats control the House, and the voting was…

House Speaker Announces Drafting of Articles of Impeachment against President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces drafting of articles of impeachment against President Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has announced that the House will begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. The White House press secretary says "Speaker Pelosi & the Democrats should be ashamed," adding "We look forward to a fair trial in the Senate."…

Sen. Doug Jones Won’t ‘Rush to Judgment’ on Trump

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama says he will not rush to judgment about allegations that President Donald Trump pressed a foreign leader for a political favor. The Alabama Democrat told reporters Thursday that, “We are nowhere close to having the full picture of what happened here.” He says he is urging the media and others to “take a couple…

U.S. Budget Deficit Grows 27% Through July

The U.S. government’s budget deficit rose by $183 billion to $867 billion during the first 10 months of this budget year as spending grew more than twice as fast as tax collections. The Treasury Department say the deficit for the current fiscal year through July is up 27% from the same period a year earlier. Spending rose 8% to $3.73…

Federal Reserve Cuts Key Interest Rate by Quarter-Point

The Federal Reserve is cutting its key interest rate for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump’s trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook. The central bank cut its benchmark rate – which affects many loans for households and businesses – by a quarter-point…

President Trump says American Warship Destroyed Iranian Drone

President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Trump says it’s the latest “hostile” action by Iran. He’s calling on other countries to condemn what he says are Iran’s attempts to disrupt the freedom of navigation and global commerce in the strategic waterway in the…

Selma Aids Advocates Welcome President to HIV Fight

From the West Alabama Newsroom– President Donald Trump vowed to eliminate the HIV epidemic by 2030 during his State of the Union Address. It’s a pledge one HIV and AIDS advocate in Selma — hopes Trump can keep. Lydia Chatmon of Selma is an HIV Prevention Specialist at Selma AIR. The Selma-based non-profit has been on the front lines in…

Troy University Students, Faculty React to State of the Union Address

Many across the nation are reacting to the President’s State of the Union Address from Tuesday night. Some Troy University students and teachers were among the thousands who watched at homes and dorms. “I think President Trump did a wonderful job with talking about unity and unifying both the Democratic and Republican party to be affective instead of being an…

Trump Makes Case for Border Wall in Prime Time Oval Office Speech

President Donald Trump says in an Oval Office address that there is a “growing humanitarian and security crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border, though crossings have fallen in recent years. The president said Tuesday night that all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal immigration. He says it strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. The president says among those…

Shutdown Due at Midnight after Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal

The Senate has adjourned without a deal on spending, an hour after the House ended its session, guaranteeing a partial government shutdown will begin at midnight Friday. Senators expect to return at noon Saturday as talks continue. Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials were on Capitol Hill late Friday trying to broker a compromise as President Donald…