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December 31, 2019  

Leid Stories closes out 2019 with questions that will give you pause--and some laughs, too. Call 888-874-4888 for your question.

December 30, 2019  

Rep. John Lewis, civil-rights icon,  announces he has late-stage pancreatic cancer. The 17-term congressman from Georgia's 5th Congressional District said that a recent medical checkup revealed Stage 4 cancer of the pancreas. Lewis said he immediately is beginning treatment with innovative protocols found encouraging in treating the disease. He'll continue with his political work as long as he can, he said.

 

 >> When and how will the impeachment of President Trump be resolved? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to hold on to two articles of impeachment, not referring them to the Senate for trial. Meanwhile, several senators, even  before the House's articles are even considered, are publicly attacking  the impeachment articles, saying they appear to be constitutionally and legally weak.

December 27, 2019  

Simply put, we got punked. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking Democrats who were predicting the fall of Trump via impeachment didn't deliver. Worse, seems they can't.

 

Well, it's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories and you can have your say.

December 26, 2019  

The status remains decidedly quo on what only two weeks ago was a  rush by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to make fast work of impeaching President Donald J. Trump In the House and then readying him for trial (and conviction) in the Senate.

 

But Pelosi did not refer the matter to the Senate for trial, even though the House had voted against Trump on two articles of impeachment--abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. And she has given only sketchy information on where, exactly, things stand, and where they go from here.

December 24, 2019  

The impasse in Congress over the legality and constitutional-ity of the impeachment of  President Donald J. Trump continues. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats may still be celebrating the surprise move that has put Trump's impeachment on hold for the moment, but they should know that most voters are fed up of tit-for-tat politics.

December 23, 2019  

Leid Stories listeners explain what they understand to be the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

December 20, 2019  

What a week. And it's not yet over. But you can talk about it, or most anything you wish, because it's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories. You take the conversation where you want it to go, but don't be surprised if someone challenges you.

Start your own debate. Call 888-874-4888.

December 19, 2019  

Two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump received comfortable margins of support in the House yesterday and will be the basis for a trial of the president in the Senate early next year.

House members voted largely along party lines to put Trump on trial for abuse of power (230 to 197) and obstruction of Congress (229 to 198). If convicted, he will be removed from office.

December 18, 2019  

The nation anxiously awaits the outcome of the biggest political drama since 1998, when President Bill Clinton was impeached. Now, President Donald J. Trump faces the same fate. 

The egotistical Trump at first mocked House Democrats' taunts that they would impeach him, but as their efforts began to bear fruit, Trump's boastfulness turned to rage and a vow to best his enemies.

At the peak of this epic political battle, are we witnessing the death throes of the Trump Republican presidency, or the revival of a Democratic party that had lost its nerve?

December 17, 2019  

Even as he faces impeachment by Congress and possible removal from office, President Donald Trump's supporters appear to be standing by their man.

Trump now leads his top Democratic rivals, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds.

The national survey showed Trump defeating former Vice President Joe Biden by 3 percentage points, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by 5 points, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren by 8 points.

And in hypothetical faceoffs, Trump also led South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 10 points and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg by 9.

The poll's findings seem  to suggest Trump's current travails and the withering criticisms of him are not undermining his standing with his political base. What does Trump know, or what is he doing, to earn this loyalty?  

 

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