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This 1865-1880 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows a damaged glass negative of President Andrew Johnson. Johnson, a Democrat, became vice president under Republican Abraham Lincoln on a unity ticket elected amid the Civil War in 1864. He became president after Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865. (Brady-Handy photograph collection/Library of Congress via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 6:47 am
The president traveled the country, fanning racial animus. He viewed the Congress with disdain. He also tried to undo some of the most important achievements of his predecessor, using executive power. That was not Donald Trump, but another president who faced the ignominy of impeachment: Andrew...
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This 1865-1880 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows a damaged glass negative of President Andrew Johnson. Johnson, a Democrat, became vice president under Republican Abraham Lincoln on a unity ticket elected amid the Civil War in 1864. He became president after Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865. (Brady-Handy photograph collection/Library of Congress via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 6:46 am
Andrew Johnson has never ranked among America's most famous presidents, though he's widely considered one of the worst. He's now attracting a surge of attention, as historians and political pundits compare his impeachment trial in 1868 with the ongoing impeachment inquiry targeting President Donald...
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Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, arrives on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers on Friday as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 12, 2019 - 6:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying in defiance of President Donald Trump's ban, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators Friday that Trump himself pressured the State Department to oust her from her post and get her out of the country. Yovanovitch told...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, a White House-released memorandum of President Donald Trump's July 25, 2019, telephone conversation with Ukraine's newly elected president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, released Sept. 25, 2019. There were dozens of ears listening to President Donald Trump’s 30-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine that is at the center of a House impeachment inquiry, and as many eyes that saw what he said.(AP Photo/Wayne Partlow, File)
October 12, 2019 - 6:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were dozens of ears listening to President Donald Trump's 30-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine that is at the center of a House impeachment inquiry , and as many eyes that saw what he said. White House staffers, working in the secure, soundproof Situation Room in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
October 12, 2019 - 4:52 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him into a runoff. Republicans were trying to hold Edwards under the 50% benchmark the region's only...
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October 11, 2019 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible lobbying violations. That's according to a report Friday in The New York Times, citing two anonymous people familiar with the inquiry. One of the Times'...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg pulls her speech out of a pocket as she steps up to speak to several thousand people at a climate strike rally Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Denver. The rally was staged in Denver's Civic Center Park. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 11, 2019 - 6:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Young people must be prepared to continue striking to call for action on climate change for a long time and not back down, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told a climate strike rally in Denver on Friday. Thunberg said she and fellow youth activists won't beg those in power to...
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Gubernatorial candidates, from left, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, Eddie Rispone, and Gov. John Bel Edwards, face each other in the second debate, hosted by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Angelle Hall on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, La. (Brad Bowie /The Daily Advertiser via AP)
October 11, 2019 - 5:37 pm
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Without a clear Republican favorite for Louisiana governor, President Donald Trump was traveling to the state Friday for an election eve rally that's less about the GOP candidates and more a slash-and-burn hit against Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards. Trump's message...
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National security adviser Robert O'Brien talks with reporters before boarding Air Force One with President Donald Trump at Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. O’Brien said late Thursday, Oct. 10, that he wants to gradually eliminate about half of the 178 staff members of the National Security Council over the next 15 months. O’Brien, who recently took over after national security adviser John Bolton was ousted by the president, portrayed the cuts as an effort to return to staffing levels of the past. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new national security adviser plans to dramatically cut the White House foreign policy unit as it comes under scrutiny over a whistleblower's complaint that launched an impeachment inquiry by Congress. National security adviser Robert O'Brien said late...
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October 11, 2019 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Department records show an oil-and-gas industry executive that Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended as an adviser to the Ukrainian government exaggerated his military credentials. The veterans group Valor Guardians says Robert Joseph Bensh scrubbed the false information...
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