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David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

David Perdue, the one-term U.S. senator from Georgia who lost a runoff election last month against Senator Jon Ossoff, filed paperwork on Monday night indicating that he plans a comeback effort — this time against Georgia’s other new senator, Raphael Warnock.Mr. Perdue, a former businessman who first ran for office as an outsider, and later became one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies...

Biden Takes Center Stage With Ambitious Agenda as Trump’s Trial Ends

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s allies say that with the distraction of the impeachment trial of his predecessor now over, he will quickly press for passage of his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan before moving on to an even bigger agenda in Congress that includes infrastructure, immigration, criminal justice reform, climate change and health care.Mr. Biden has so far succeeded in pushing his agenda forward...

Impeachment Briefing: The Senate Acquits Trump

By Maggie AstorThis is the Impeachment Briefing, The Times’s newsletter about the impeachment investigation. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.What happened todayMr. Trump was acquitted for the second time in 13 months. The Senate voted 57-43 in favor of convicting him — not enough to meet the required two-thirds majority.Democrats needed 17 Republicans to vote with them to convict Mr. Trump...

Trump’s Lawyers Repeated Inaccurate Claims in Impeachment Trial

False. This timeline is wrong. Law enforcement officials began clearing Lafayette Square after 6 p.m. on June 1 to allow Mr. Trump to pose with a Bible in front of a church, not because of a breach. Additional security barriers were installed after those events, according to local news reports and the National Park Service.What Was Said“The entire Democratic Party and national news media...

Highlights From Day 3 of Trump’s Impeachment Trial

“I want to step back from the horrors of the attack itself, and look at Jan. 6 from a totally different perspective, the perspective of the insurrectionists themselves — their own statements before, during and after the attack make clear the attack was done for Donald Trump at his instructions, and to fulfill his wishes. During the rally, President Trump led the crowd in...
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