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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.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:02:18 GMT

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

The impeachment organizing resolution text from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gives House impeachment managers and the President's legal team 24 hours each to make their opening arguments over two days.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 02:26:33 GMT

The Point: Joe Biden's elevator moment may be as good as a New York Times endorsement

You may have heard that The New York Times made some history Sunday night by endorsing not one but two Democratic presidential candidates: Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:31:39 GMT

First Alan Dershowitz said you can be impeached without committing a crime. Now he says you can't be.

Constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in 1998 a president could be impeached even if they were not accused of a crime. Now that he's helping President Donald Trump's impeachment defense, he's saying something different.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:07:30 GMT

51% say Senate should remove Trump from office

About half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict President Donald Trump and remove him from office in the upcoming impeachment trial (51%), according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, while 45% say the Senate should vote against conviction and removal.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:35:55 GMT

Several House Republicans to join Trump's impeachment team following internal debate

The White House announced Monday that it will add several House Republicans to President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment team in what appear to be largely ceremonial roles following an internal debate over whether they should be included.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 02:41:34 GMT

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.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:35:44 GMT

House Democrats call Trump filing on impeachment 'dead wrong' in new brief for Senate trial

The House on Monday submitted its rebuttal to the White House's argument that the impeachment articles are "constitutionally invalid," charging that the President's assertions the about the articles were "chilling" and "dead wrong."

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:51:52 GMT

READ: House files 'replication,' a rebuttal to Trump legal team's Saturday filing



Leading the House impeachment managers is not where Adam Schiff expected to be

When Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California decided to join the House Intelligence Committee in 2008, taking a leading role in impeaching a President wasn't quite what he anticipated.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 02:51:13 GMT

From pot to impeachment: The high-wire legal act from Lev Parnas' attorney

On New Year's Eve, attorney Joseph A. Bondy hopped on a subway train headed toward the US attorney's office in lower Manhattan to pick up a disk loaded with Lev Parnas' cell phone contents. It was the first piece of evidence prosecutors had released to him since his client was arrested in October.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:43:09 GMT

The Point: 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.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:05:11 GMT

READ: Senate organizing resolution for Trump's impeachment trial



Trump administration to take aim at 'birth tourism' in expected change to visa guidelines

An upcoming change to State Department visa guidelines is expected to take aim at birth tourism, the practice of foreign nationals giving birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, according to a State Department official.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:32:56 GMT

Lev Parnas asks Attorney General William Barr to recuse himself from investigation

An attorney for indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas on Monday filed a request for the recusal of Attorney General William Barr in connection with the prosecution of Parnas, alleging Barr has a conflict of interest and should be removed from the matter "in an effort to preserve the public trust in the rule of law."

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 02:41:05 GMT

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.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:43:26 GMT

Senate debate over McConnell resolution expected to begin in open session Tuesday

The Senate is expected to kick off the impeachment trial into President Donald Trump in an open session Tuesday and will move quickly into debating the organizing resolution drafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to a senior administration official involved in talks over the structure of the trial.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:36:16 GMT

Trump commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with memorial visit

President Donald Trump on Monday made an unscheduled, unannounced trip to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in recognition of the holiday honoring the civil rights icon.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:23:30 GMT

The private border wall being built on the Rio Grande

Donald Trump is the name most commonly associated with the border wall. But along this three-mile stretch, Tommy Fisher is the name on everyone's mind.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:59:55 GMT

READ: White House Senate brief argues impeachment process a 'charade'



Trump's legal team argues impeachment process a 'charade'

President Donald Trump's legal team on Monday filed a lengthy response calling the charges he committed impeachable offenses a "charade" in a preview of the case they will make on the Senate floor when the impeachment trial commences.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:36:26 GMT

Trump's 'strong, silent type' lawyer to take center stage during impeachment

When Pat Cipollone steps foot onto the faded blue carpet of the Senate chamber next week, the relative anonymity he has enjoyed for much of his three-decade law career will be stripped away by the glare of cameras and the scrutiny of history.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:02:03 GMT

Trump's Senate trial defense: Abuse of power is not impeachable

President Donald Trump's legal team will go into his Senate trial on Tuesday arguing that he should never have been impeached because his conduct over Ukraine does not amount to a criminal offense.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:17:32 GMT

Schumer on Senate impeachment trial: 'We will force votes' on witnesses and documents

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday night that "we will force votes on witnesses and documents" in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump that gets underway in earnest this week.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 02:26:19 GMT

Graham says Trump hopes to have impeachment over by State of the Union address

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday said President Donald Trump hopes to have the Senate impeachment trial "behind him" before he delivers the State of the Union address next month.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:29:04 GMT

The impeachment trial isn't the only legal problem Trump faces. Many questions loom about his finances

The impeachment of President Donald Trump is center stage, but when the last vote in the Senate trial is cast, it won't mark an end to the investigations looming over the President and his company, the Trump Organization.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:22:14 GMT

Virginia gun-rights rally opens peacefully amid fears of extremist violence

Thousands of gun-rights advocates plan to descend on Virginia's state capital on Monday for "Lobby Day" to oppose legislation that would restrict access to firearms in the state.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:04:01 GMT

Here's why Amy Klobuchar and Andrew Yang supporters may be the most powerful Iowans on caucus night

The most consequential moment of the Iowa caucuses won't be the first time that people across the state line up in support of their preferred candidate on February 3.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:28:27 GMT

8 in 10 black voters say Trump is racist, new poll shows

More than eight in 10 African Americans believe President Donald Trump is racist and that he has contributed to making racism a bigger problem in the United States, according to a new Washington Post-Ipsos poll.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:05:47 GMT


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Senate impeachment trial set to begin as Trump adds last-minute reinforcements to defense team

After an opening salvo of back-and-forth arguments from President Trump's attorneys and Democrats' impeachment managers on Monday, Senate impeachment trial proceedings are set to begin at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday with the expectation they will stretch well into a wild night on Capitol Hill -- even as key procedural questions, including the timeline for debate and whether additional witnesses will testify, remain undecided and hotly contentious.
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:58:37 GMT

Who is John Sullivan? What to know about the new US ambassador to Russia

John Sullivan, the Trump-picked U.S. ambassador to Russia, arrived in Moscow last week at a time of strained relations between the two countries and thinning resources for the State Department, but his former colleagues say he is up to the challenge.
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:49:46 GMT

Trump impeachment: How the Senate trial's first day may proceed, hour by hour

Here is how things are expected go down Tuesday in the Senate for President Trump’s impeachment trial.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:49:28 GMT

AOC declares Democrats a 'center-conservative' party: We don't have a 'left party' in this country

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., concluded on Monday that the Democratic Party is a "center or center-conservative" party and how there currently isn't a "left" party in the United States. 
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:22:48 GMT

Bloomberg willing to spend 'whatever it takes' in 2020 White House bid: campaign manager

Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg is willing to "spend whatever it takes" to get his message out and broaden his support to secure the party's nomination, campaign manager Kevin Sheekey told Fox News' "Bill Hemmer Reports" on Monday. 
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:18:15 GMT

NYC's homeless are suffering amid de Blasio mismanagement, critics say

New York City’s homeless shelters are overloaded as an estimated 80,000 people sleep in shelters or on the streets, but Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has failed in its attempts to solve the problem -- and other cities are suffering from the Democrat’s policy, according to critics.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:13:49 GMT

Trump touts low African-American unemployment numbers in MLK Day tweet

President Trump took time on Monday to honor both the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his own inauguration three years ago by touting that the unemployment rate for African-Americans is the lowest in history.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:34:25 GMT

Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Dozens of local officials around the state of Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that bar municipalities and counties from implementing their own firearm and ammunition regulations.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:01:56 GMT

Biden takes solid Iowa poll lead two weeks out

All while party infighting continues.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:08:28 GMT

Google whistleblower makes cryptic claim about search engine, 2016 election after wife's fatal crash

A high-profile Google whistleblower – who testified before Congress in July that the search engine meddled in the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton – now suggests that the fatal car crash that killed his wife in December was no accident.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:59:14 GMT


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Boeing is in talks to borrow $10 billion or more as 737 Max crisis wears on

Boeing is facing rising costs from the 737 Max grounding and regulators say they have no firm timeline to lift the flight ban.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:44:32 GMT

'Where do we put our money?' is biggest issue for the Davos crowd, top fund manager says

The current trend is to leave public markets and look to private investments, the outgoing vice-chair of Standard Life Aberdeen said.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:50:08 GMT

China confirms coronavirus can pass person-to-person as fourth death reported

The outbreak has spread from the central city of Wuhan to cities including Beijing and Shanghai, with more than 200 cases reported so far.
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 02:05:42 GMT

Uber just sold its food delivery business in India to local rival Zomato

The sale gives Uber a 9.99% stake in the Indian restaurant aggregator and food delivery start-up.
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:18:55 GMT

A 'boring' economy is setting stocks up for a winning year, Barclays top economist says

Barclays' Michael Gapen says the economic backdrop supports the historic market highs.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:01:01 GMT

Tesla blasts customer complaints of sudden unintended acceleration as 'completely false'

Tesla provided few details on how it determined the complaints to be untrue.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:19:24 GMT

Trump urges Senate to reject impeachment as affront to US Constitution

An executive summary accused the House Democrats of conducting a rigged process and said they succeeded in proving that Trump had done nothing wrong.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:20:17 GMT

How this 29-year-old went from yacht skipper to founder of a $500 million software start-up

German HR start-up Personio just secured a $75 million funding round led by Accel, which values the company at close to $500 million.
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:02:01 GMT

The 2020 Democratic field is outraising Trump by a huge margin — that didn't happen to Obama or Bush

No incumbent president this century has been so thoroughly outraised by a field of challengers in the year before a reelection contest.
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:19:49 GMT

Surging Swiss franc may have become a gold proxy, Goldman Sachs says

The Swiss franc, which has been in a steep incline against the dollar of late, may be being used as a proxy for gold, according to Goldman Sachs.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:50:29 GMT

Climate experts demand world leaders stop 'walking away from the science'

Scientists have called on world leaders to urgently take action in line with the irrefutable science on the climate emergency.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:53:01 GMT

How companies like Google and IBM plan to make money from quantum computing

Here's how quantum computing works, and how it could change everything from Wall Street to Big Pharma and beyond.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:02:38 GMT

Most people think capitalism does more harm than good, survey shows

A majority of people think that the rich are getting richer while the rest of society struggles, according to consultancy Edelman's Trust Barometer.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:31:59 GMT

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes set to unseat New England's Tom Brady as NFL merchandise king

The National Football League Players Association revealed its latest Top 50 Player Sales List, which sees Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading the way over New England's Tom Brady.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:49:19 GMT

Armed US gun rights activists rally against proposed Virginia gun laws

The FBI earlier in the week arrested three alleged neo-Nazis who it said planned to use the event to spark a race war.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:24:48 GMT

The student debt squeeze: A look at 3 people's budgets

A handful of people with student debt, from a copy writer in Morehead, Kentucky, to an English professor in Yakima, Washington, provided CNBC with a snapshot of their budgets.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:30:26 GMT

TikTok was just pulled into the middle of a years-long fight between Snap and Facebook

Spiegel's Snapchat has more in common with TikTok than Facebook, which has managed to constrain the growth of Snapchat for years by copying its most defining features.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:56:48 GMT

IMF says the outlook for the global economy 'remains sluggish' as it cuts growth forecasts

The IMF has become less optimistic about global growth, warning that the outlook remains sluggish and there are no clear signs of a turning point.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:49:30 GMT

GMC takes shots at rivals in new ad campaign for Sierra pickup airing during Sunday's NFL playoffs

GM is once again taking shots at its competitors' pickup trucks in a new ad campaign for its GMC Sierra, highlighting the strength and toughness of its all-new carbon fiber pickup box.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:16:40 GMT

Shootings in Kansas City, Honolulu and San Antonio leave six dead

At least 15 people caught in Kansas City violence were being treated at area hospitals, with three listed in critical condition, NBC News reports.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:12:35 GMT

Here's how Andrew Yang would handle a recession if he were president

Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said that if he is elected to serve in the White House, he is prepared to empower the consumer to kickstart the economy if it slips into a recession.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:55:38 GMT

It's hard for Hollywood to make a good Superman movie after a series of flops

Warner Bros.' CW network has ordered a season of a new spin-off series "Superman and Lois." But a series of flops has put the hero in blue's fate in question on the big screen.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:01:01 GMT

Bloomberg says he'd vote to convict Trump if he were a senator

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would vote to convict President Donald Trump if he were a senator, he told Craig Melvin in an exclusive interview that aired on NBC's "TODAY Show" Monday.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:48:12 GMT

49ers, Chiefs reach Super Bowl after dominating conference championship games

Kansas City will face San Francisco in pro football's title game on Feb. 2 in Miami, NBC News reports.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:10:33 GMT

Three-time Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn says retiring from skiing is harder than competing

The three-time Olympic medalist revealed to CNBC the emotional toll of her retirement in Baltimore this week where Under Armour announced its new ad campaign, titled "The Only Way is Through."
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:01:01 GMT

Beijing will leave Hong Kong to resolve protests, HKEX chair says

Hong Kong has witnessed more than nine months of public protest.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:02:41 GMT

The world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people combined, Oxfam says

The world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth between them than a combined 4.6 billion people, according to a study published Monday by Oxfam.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:42:38 GMT

Earnings will decide whether the market continues to hit new highs after another week of records

Earnings could be the biggest driver for stocks in the week ahead, as big tech, financial, consumer and industrial companies report.
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:53:01 GMT

Wealthy investors see nothing that will stop this relentless bull market

Millionaire investors have ditched their fears of a recession and are increasingly bullish on the economy and stocks at the start of 2020 trading, according to an E-Trade survey.
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:24:06 GMT

Here's who's going to Davos this year

Business leaders and politicians from around the world are gearing up to attend another session of the World Economic Forum.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:24:08 GMT