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Senate approves impeachment trial rules, rejecting witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. The daylong session started Tuesday with the setback for Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and…

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‘NewsHour’ host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS. He had suffered a heart attack in 1983…

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FNN News Names Jennifer Rosario de Casiano VP, Production and Programming

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – FNN News Network has named Jennifer Rosario de Casiano as Vice President of Production and Programming Thursday. In her new role, Jennifer will oversee programming across all platforms for the network as well as its growing in-house production unit. “We’re excited to have Jennifer’s powerful combination of creative and strategic…

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Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team asserted Monday that he did “absolutely nothing wrong,” urging the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution.” The lawyers decried the impeachment process as rigged and insisted that abuse of power was not a crime. Full…

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Rep. Soto Announces New VA Office Hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced new hours for his Veteran Service Office at the Orlando VA Medical Center. Rep. Soto’s Veteran Liaison staff will be present to directly assist constituents and help address concerns with federal agencies, specifically with casework regarding the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The office will be open every second and fourth…

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Senate Passes US-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal, a Trump Priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial. The vote was 89-10. The measure goes to Trump for his signature.…

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National Politics

Payback: Trump Ousts Officials Who Testified on Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exacting swift punishment against those who crossed him, an emboldened President Donald…

[OPINION] On Voting: Who Wants Florida to Become California?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Is there anyone today who’s unaware of California’s huge, self-inflicted…

Senate approves impeachment trial rules, rejecting witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning…

'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious,…