House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are locked in a procedural fight over the format of President Trump’s impeachment trial.The Senate was expected to begin the trial in January, but cannot do so until they have officially received the articles of impeachment from the House.After some Democrats expressed concerns that Senate Republicans would not conduct the trial in good faith, Pelosi has held off on transmitting the articles as senators negotiate the trial’s format.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at email@example.com.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
The move could impact the more than 300,000 people enrolled in the county’s Medicaid health insurance plan.
The last Democratic presidential debate of 2019, sponsored by the PBS NewsHour and Politico, has concluded. After an hour without direct clashes, Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg over his willingness to hold fundraisers with wealthy donors. Buttigieg in turn accused Warren of hypocrisy, saying she raised money in a similar way while serving in the Senate.The candidates also differed sharply over health care, exposing the debates over pragmatism versus big ideas within the Democratic party. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Scott Detrow, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
Reset talks to Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley of Illinois’ 5th district, who was one of the 230 house votes in favor of impeachment.
While the backlog has shrunk, the state still has about 72,000 applications from people who want to join or keep public health insurance.
For just the third time in American history, the House of Representatives has voted to impeach the president of the United States. The chamber approved both proposed articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump is accused of pressuring the president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joseph Biden, a political rival, and will soon face a trial in the Senate.
Lawmakers are voting on whether to impeach President Trump after several hours of debate Wednesday.
The head of the City Council Black Caucus is threatening the delay in order to ensure more minorities can get in on the lucrative industry.
President Trump sent a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday, criticizing Democrats for the impeachment proceedings, which he calls “an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power … unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history.”The letter came as the House of Representatives passed a $1.3 trillion bipartisan spending agreement ahead a Friday deadline to avoid a government shutdown.The measure includes funds to support election security and gun violence research, along with a 3.1% pay raises for service members and federal workers.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, and Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at email@example.com.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
The House of Representatives is set to debate and vote on impeachment starting Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know.