Friday, January 24, 2020

MixedTimes - Chad Pergram

Senate to debate impeachment trial rules: What to expect

The Senate is set to begin its trial session in the impeachment of President Trump on Tuesday afternoon, where lawmakers will hash out the terms and details for the ground rules that will govern proceedings.

Here's what happens once the Senate gets the articles of impeachment

Just as soon as the House concluded votes on Friday and most lawmakers rushed to the airport, garage or Union Station, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signaled that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) should be ready in the coming days to summon to the floor the measure to appoint impeachment managers and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

Man strips in Senate office building, arrested for indecent exposure

A man stripped and exposed himself in the Russell Senate Office Building on Tuesday, Fox News has learned--an incident that occurred on a bizarre day in Washington that began with a security scare over a suspected airspace violation.

US political discourse needs more 'flying flamingos'

I don’t claim to be an expert on parliamentary procedure and precedence in the British House of Commons. But I can say one thing: Congress would sure be a helluva lot more fun if the U.S.

Bipartisan Senate deal reached on $4.5B border-humanitarian aid package

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala.,and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.,the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, have forged a tentative agreement on a $4.59 billion supplemental appropriations package for the border and humanitarian assistance, Fox News has learned.

Dems unveil contempt resolution for Barr, McGahn over subpoena snub

House Democrats on Thursday put the finishing touches on a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for not complying with recent congressional subpoenas, amid demands for information related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Black holes and Congress’ accomplishments at 100 days

Astronomers announced this week they finally observed what Albert Einstein hypothesized decades ago: a black hole. A black hole is an abyss of oblivion. A concentration of nothingness.

Dem lawmakers who voted against Starr report release now pushing for Mueller report

Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler, Oversight Committee Chairman Cummings, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Engel and Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Waters are part of a group of lawmakers in the lower chamber putting pressure on Attorney General William Barr to release the so-called Mueller Report.