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Trump, GOP ally vow Confederate base names won’t change

President Donald Trump and a top Senate Republican are pushing Congress to preserve the names of military bases that honor Confederate generals, even though the House and Senate have overwhelmingly approved bills that rename them.

McConnell: Impeachment ‘diverted attention’ from coronavirus

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial distracted the federal government from the novel coronavirus as it reached the United States in January, despite warnings at the time from public health experts and members of Congress about the spread of the deadly virus.

GOP Sen. Collins says she’s open to impeachment witnesses

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she’s open to calling witnesses as part of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but she says it is “premature” to decide who should be called until senators see the evidence that is presented.

Then and Now: The 1905 downtown Carnegie Library

The city’s first public library at 10 S. Cedar St. was quickly outgrown and required a four-story addition. Since the 1960s, it has been used as a nursing college and business offices.

Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring – complete with a sermon-style call-and-response – as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a potential presidential contender.

Montana Sen. Tester talks up Trump to defuse GOP challenge

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester unveiled a new television ad Wednesday promoting his collaboration with President Donald Trump as the Montana Democrat sought to inoculate himself against conservative critics ahead of Trump’s Thursday visit to the state.

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling ‘abortion is murder’

A Republican Idaho state senator yelled “abortion is murder” at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss “killing babies” with a Democratic lawmaker.