Trump Revokes Lobbying Ban After Promising to ‘Drain the Swamp’

Donald Trump revoked his administration’s ethics pledge banning political appointees from lobbying their former colleagues in a late-night executive order issued in the final hours of his presidency. The move frees former administration officials to begin immediately lobbying federal agencies and employees. Trump did not justify his decision in the executive order, saying simply that […]

McConnell Says Trump Impeachment Trial Should Start in February

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told fellow Republicans that he favors delaying the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial until next month to give the former president time to mount a defense. Texas Senator John Cornyn, one of McConnell’s closest advisers, said “there was a discussion generally about giving the president due process” in a […]

Trump’s Impeachment Lawyer Saved Philandering Sanford in 2009

Donald Trump will be represented at his impeachment trial by South Carolina lawyer Butch Bowers, who’s best known for helping save a former governor from being removed from office following a scandal over an extramarital affair. Trump’s adviser Jason Miller confirmed the hiring in a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday. Trump, who left office […]

Biden Calls for ‘Wartime’ Virus Fight as GOP Lawmakers Balk

President Joe Biden warned the nation to prepare for its darkest days in the yearlong pandemic, predicting that as many as 100,000 more Americans will die over the next month as he overhauls the federal coronavirus response and presses Congress for more aid. But Biden’s plea for the nation to assume a “wartime” footing did […]

Trump to Tout Border Wall in First Public Appearance Since Riot

President Donald Trump plans to tout completed sections of his border wall in Texas on Tuesday — his first public event since encouraging supporters who went on to attack the U.S. Capitol last week. Trump is set to visit Alamo, Texas, to claim progress on the unfinished wall, in a bid to deflect attention from […]

Trump Impeachment to Be Sent to Senate Monday, Triggering Trial

The House’s article of impeachment against former president Donald Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, triggering the process leading to a trial. Schumer said he discussed the timing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He didn’t address a proposal from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell to delay […]

Schwarzenegger, Wielding Sword, Says U.S. Will Emerge Stronger

Arnold Schwarzenegger called for those responsible for the violent protest at the U.S. Capitol to be held accountable, while reminding viewers that America grows stronger in the midst of trial. The action-film star slammed President Donald Trump and compared last week’s storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters to Kristallnacht, when Jewish people in Germany […]

In Trump Era’s End, an Uneasy Reckoning for Corporate America

Corporate America is parting with its CEO president — carefully. Four years after Donald Trump swept into the White House, cowing executives and shaking markets with tweet storms and tantrums, corporations that applauded when he cut taxes and red tape are struggling to come to grips with the havoc that’s now followed. After Trump incited […]

How Might the U.S. Capitol Rioters Face Justice?

A violent mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 amid the president’s final push for a second term in office despite his election loss by more than 7 million votes. Intruders, some of them wearing Trump shirts and tactical gear, broke windows and trashed offices in a chaotic scene that […]

Trump Eggs On Supporters, Then Urges Calm as They Storm Capitol

President Donald Trump told violent protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol to “go home now,” hours after they marched on the Capitol at his urging and stormed the building, disrupting congressional certification of his re-election defeat. “I know your pain, I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was […]