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Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

Apr 20 2021 — — Derek Chauvin has been convicted of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter for his involvement in George Floyd’s death. He faces up to 75 years in prison.The jury read the decision Tuesday, the day after deliberations began. Second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of 40 years. Third-degree murder carries a maximum sentence […]

Congress passes $1.9T Covid relief bill, with $1,400 checks, in major win for Biden

Mar 10 2021 — — The House gave final passage Wednesday to a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package that will deliver $1,400 stimulus checks to millions of Americans, extend enhanced unemployment benefits and boost funding to ramp up vaccine distribution and reopen schools. The vote of 220 to 211 sends the legislation to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature, […]

Senate declares Trump impeachment constitutional, allowing trial to proceed

Feb 9 2021 — — The Senate voted Tuesday to proceed with the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump, with six Republicans joining all Democrats. The 56-44 vote rejected an argument from Trump’s lawyers that it is unconstitutional to try a former president, a debate that took up much of the first day of arguments from the House impeachment […]

House managers deliver impeachment article against Trump, kicking off trial preparations

Jan 25 2021 — — The House delivered its article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, kicking off preparations for the upcoming trial. House impeachment managers held a ceremonial procession through National Statuary Hall and the Capitol Rotunda to the Senate on Monday evening to present the article of impeachment to the secretary of […]

‘He threatened the integrity of the democratic system’: House introduces one article of impeachment against Trump

Jan 11 2021 — — House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday for “incitement of insurrection” when his supporters violently breached the Capitol last Wednesday. The measure, which has more than 200 Democratic co-sponsors, says Trump “gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government. He threatened the integrity of […]

Sen. Josh Hawley becomes public enemy No. 1 on Capitol Hill

Jan 9 2021 — — One of his most important early backers now says supporting him “was the worst mistake I ever made in my life” and a top donor called for him to be censured by the Senate. That’s just some of the condemnation that’s come Sen. Josh Hawley’s way since the Missouri Republican became the first senator to […]

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

Jan 6 2021 — — Democrats have swept both seats in Georgia’s critical runoff elections, NBC News projects, giving the party control of the Senate and removing a major roadblock for President-elect Joe Biden. Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated Republican David Perdue in Tuesday’s election, NBC News projected Wednesday afternoon, while the network earlier called Georgia’s other race for Democrat Raphael […]