Trump’s defense opens and closes; Senate may vote on conviction Saturday

Former president Donald Trump’s legal team began and completed their defense on Friday, arguing that their client’s words were protected by the First Amendment, that he was not given fair access to due process and that impeaching him would set…

Senators warned a Trump acquittal would embolden future challenges to democracy

WASHINGTON – House impeachment managers on Thursday closed their arguments for convicting former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection by warning the Senate that an acquittal would embolden that same president, should he return, or a successor to mount a future violent…

Joe Biden takes oath as 46th president, declares ‘democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON – Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn into office Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, calling for national unity amidst a pandemic and increased racial tension, violence and political polarization. “I will be a president for all Americans,” Biden…