For only the third time in American history, a president of the United States has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. The partisan vote, with no Republicans voting to impeach President Trump, now sets up a trial in the U.S. Senate that will determine if he can remain in office. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the case on Wednesday, calling the president's actions reckless. But Republicans in Congress have denounced the Democrats impeachment action saying there was no merit to the two charges —abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. To discuss all of this: Leonard Steinhorn is a political analyst and professor of Communication and History at American University. Nate Lerner heads "Build the Wave," a progressive grassroots political organization. Frank Buckley is Foundation Professor at George Mason University's Scalia School of Law. Mary C. Curtis is a columnist for Roll Call and an NPR contributor.
The World Health Organization says the United States could become the new epicenter of the coronavirus.
The country is reporting more than 53,000 cases and counting, a day after the death toll jumped by more than a hundred in a single day. Despite the staggering numbers, President Trump wants the U.S. "opened up" in just a few weeks, by Easter. During his 2020 State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Trump touched on a wide variety of issues, from the economy and health care to immigration and the military.
Trump also took the opportunity to highlight what he considers his biggest accomplishments so far, including overseeing a period of economic growth, the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and more, giving his address the air of a campaign rally — especially as this year's campaign season is just getting underway.
But over the course of his speech, President Trump made several claims that were exaggerated or factually incorrect. Here are the facts you need to know about Trump's claims. Best-selling author and founder of "Turning Point USA" Charlie Kirk joins Newsmax TV's Greg Kelly to discuss the intricacies of who is distilling the legacy of President Donald Trump, who may be the next president after him if re-elected, and beyond.
For breaking news & expert analysis, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the new trade deal he signed with China at the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, February 4.