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Pence Touts School Choice in Liberal Capital of Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence touted alternatives to a public school education during a visit to the state where the private school voucher program began. His stop Tuesday in battleground Wisconsin was part of a celebration of…

Trump Team Brushes Past Bolton, Attacks Impeachment Case

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at the Senate…

Democrats Demand Bolton Testify at Trump's Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have new fuel in their pursuit of sworn testimony at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. A draft of a book from former national security adviser John Bolton appears to undercut a key defense argument that the…

County Commissioner Patrick Boyle Announces Run for Reelection

DULUTH, Minn.- County Commissioner Patrick Boyle announced his campaign for re-election to the St. Louis County Board Sunday. "It's been an honor to represent the citizens of eastern Duluth...I will be asking again for their vote this fall," Boyle said…

Longtime Democratic State Senator Won't Seek Re-Election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Another longtime Democratic Wisconsin state senator says he won't seek re-election this fall. Mark Miller of Monona announced on the Senate floor Tuesday that he won't run again this November. Miller is a former fighter pilot…

Trump Impeachment Trial to Begin With Rules Fight, Long Days

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol. On the eve of the trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed a condensed, two-day calendar for each side's opening arguments. The rules package will…

Chief Justice Arrives at Capitol for Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Chief justice of the United States has arrived at the U.S. Senate to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. He will be swearing in the senators with an oath to ensure "impartial justice'' as jurors…

House Sending Trump Impeachment to Senate, Trial to Follow

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate. Delivery is set for a dramatic late-afternoon procession across the U.S. Capitol for only the third such trial in American…

Pelosi Names Schiff, Nadler as Prosecutors for Trump Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the House prosecutors for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. They include Democrats Adam Schiff of California and Jerrold Nadler of New York, who led the House impeachment probe.…