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Trump sets off for Davos just as Senate impeachment trial heats up

Trump sets off for Davos just as Senate impeachment trial heats up

President Donald Trump, who took off from Washington on Monday evening, is expected to be choppering into Davos, nestled in the Swiss Alps, to mingle with business leaders and foreign officials on Tuesday just hours ahead of when the US Senate will begin his impeachment trial. Trump, who missed the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting…MORE

How Donald Trump wins

How Donald Trump wins

Buried in the new CNN national poll is a single data point that may well be the key to how someone as unpopular as President Donald Trump can win a second term in November. And it’s this: 55% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing on the economy, while 40% disapprove. That +15…MORE

Impeachment resolution shortens trial’s opening arguments to two days per side

Impeachment resolution shortens trial’s opening arguments to two days per side

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to give House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s legal team each 24 hours divided over two days for their opening arguments in the Senate’s impeachment trial, a move that indicates Senate Republicans are pushing to finish the trial as quickly as possible — ahead of the President’s February…MORE

Inside Mitch McConnell’s plan to keep the Senate in 2020

Inside Mitch McConnell’s plan to keep the Senate in 2020

As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump gets underway, Mitch McConnell has to pull off a political balancing act. The Senate Majority Leader must weigh the desires of moderate Republicans who want him to allow witnesses and documents, while also delivering a quick and clean acquittal of the President. But McConnell has a bigger…MORE

Legal scholars pan Alan Dershowitz’s defense of Trump

Legal scholars pan Alan Dershowitz’s defense of Trump

Legal scholars are panning new arguments championed by Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, who recently joined President Donald Trump’s legal team and is making the case that Trump cannot be impeached because he didn’t commit any crimes. In a series of interviews over the weekend, Dershowitz fleshed out his controversial views, which he said he’ll present…MORE

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