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PODCAST: Trump Legal Team Begins Impeachment Defense

President Trump "did absolutely nothing wrong," White House counsel Pat Cipollone said Saturday, as lawyers representing the president got their first shot to poke holes in the impeachment case made this week by Democrats.

PODCAST: Trump Legal Team Begins Impeachment Defense

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Democrats Conclude Opening Arguments; Election Security Risks Persist

Democratic impeachment managers conclude their opening arguments Friday night in the Senate Impeachment trial. The president's defense team begins their arguments Saturday morning, a timeslot President Trump referred to as "Death Valley in T.V."

Democrats Conclude Opening Arguments; Election Security Risks Persist

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A Few Republicans And The American Public: Democrats Target Their Impeachment Message

On the second day of their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, Democratic managers honed their case. They hope to persuade a narrow band of Republican senators to support the introduction of new evidence and witnesses.

A Few Republicans And The American Public: Democrats Target Their Impeachment Message

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NPR Politics Live From Drew University: The Road To 2020

This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey on Wednesday, January 22nd. As part of Drew Forum's Speakers Series, the cast breaks down everything you need to know about who's running for president, and how impeachment affects the race.

NPR Politics Live From Drew University: The Road To 2020

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Senate Trial Opens With Democrats' Appeal to Remove Trump

As the third presidential impeachment trial in the country's history got underway, there was a lot that sounded familiar.

Senate Trial Opens With Democrats' Appeal to Remove Trump

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Senate Impeachment Trial Begins With Partisan Rules Fight

The first full day of the Trump impeachment trial has been dominated by partisan fighting over the rules of the proceedings.

Senate Impeachment Trial Begins With Partisan Rules Fight

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We've Attended Thousands of Political Rallies. Here's How They Work.

Every political rally can be distilled to a few elements: the music, the stump, and the call to action. But each candidate's rallies look a bit different than those of their competitors.

We've Attended Thousands of Political Rallies. Here's How They Work.

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Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 17

President Trump has announced his legal team for the Senate impeachment trial—and it includes ghosts of impeachment past. And a non-partisan government watchdog says Trump broke the law by withholding aid money to Ukraine that had been appropriated by Congress. Also, one tortoise gets too much credit for reviving his species.

Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 17

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Trade Deals Offer Trump Fodder To Tout On Trail

This week, President Trump inked deals in the two trade spats that have helped to define presidency: The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an incremental upgrade of NAFTA; and, a so-called 'Phase One' deal to deescalate his trade war with China.

Trade Deals Offer Trump Fodder To Tout On Trail

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After Weeks of Delay, House Transmits Articles of Impeachment to Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named seven Democratic members of Congress as the managers to argue the case for impeachment before the Senate.

After Weeks of Delay, House Transmits Articles of Impeachment to Senate

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