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Clerk of the House Cheryl Johnson along with acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Tim Blodgett, lead the Democratic House impeachment managers as they walk through Statuary Hall in the Capitol, to deliver to the Senate the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House sends article of impeachment against Trump to Senate

House Democrats marched the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump over to the Senate Monday night, officially igniting a new trial that all sides are still struggling to figure out how to conduct. Published January 25, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks during an event on American manufacturing, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

EXCLUSIVE: Biden's order to halt border wall construction is likely illegal, experts say

President Biden's directive pausing border wall construction is probably illegal, several experts told The Washington Times, saying he has the power to cancel Defense Department money that was being funneled toward the project, but he went too far by halting construction paid for by money Congress had specifically approved for the wall. Published January 25, 2021

In this Feb. 27, 2013, photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

ICE says fake Youtube star victimized 245 children

ICE revealed Monday that it helped Australian authorities nab a 25-year-old man they say posed as a teenage YouTube star, luring American girls into befriending him then blackmailing the children into performing sex acts on video. Published January 25, 2021

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

'Many options': Democrats eye 14th Amendment as impeachment alternative

Republicans are presenting a largely unified front as the Senate prepares to kick off a second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, with a growing number saying they don't believe the Constitution envisioned pursuing conviction of someone already out of office. Published January 24, 2021

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump look at supporters before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Impeachment arguments to start week of Feb. 8

Senators will be sworn in as impeachment jurors next Tuesday, but the actual trial on former President Donald Trump won't begin until the week of Feb. 8, the chamber's top Democrat said Friday. Published January 22, 2021

In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at the Austin Police Association in Austin, Texas.  Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them about the relationship.  (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Texas sues to stop Biden's deportation halt

Texas argued to a federal court Sunday that ICE is now actively releasing immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally into the state, bolstering its demand that a judge step in and order a delay to President Biden's new temporary deportation amnesty. Published January 22, 2021

In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) ** FILE **

Pelosi to deliver Trump impeachment to Senate on Monday

The House will deliver its article of impeachment for former President Donald Trump to senators on Monday, setting up a trial that could end with his banishment from ever holding federal office again. Published January 22, 2021

On the first full day of the new Democratic majority in the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the top Republican, walks to the chamber for the start of business as the minority leader, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. There is now a 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats, but with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker, the majority shifts by the slimmest of margins. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Republicans call for delay in Trump impeachment trial

Senate Republicans proposed an impeachment trial schedule Thursday that would put off the start until mid-February, giving all sides time to prepare for what's expected to be a debate over constitutional principles more than about former President Donald Trump's behavior. Published January 21, 2021

Democrats still mum on impeachment trial timing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she still isn't ready to reveal when she will send the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump over to the Senate -- the key move that would ignite the trial. Published January 21, 2021

Guatemalans deported from the U.S., wearing a mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus enter at the site where they are being held in quarantine, in Guatemala City, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The United States resumed deportation flights to Guatemala, nearly a month after the Central American country refused to accept them. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

DHS announces 100-day pause on deportations

Acting Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske announced a 100-day pause on some deportations late Wednesday, moving to carry out one of President Biden's most prominent campaign promises. Published January 20, 2021

President-elect Joe Bidens pick for national intelligence director Avril Haines listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Senate confirms Biden's first nominee

Senators confirmed the first of President Biden's Cabinet picks Wednesday evening, giving the nod to Avril Haines to become the next director of national intelligence. Published January 20, 2021

Biden announces Day One erasure of Trump legacy

A few strokes of President Biden's pen on Wednesday put a stop to much of former President Trump's legacy. Mr. Biden, in a first-day series of executive orders, memos, directives and proclamations, halted border wall construction, nixed the travel ban, canceled the commission to celebrate the country's Founding Fathers and erased the presidential approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Published January 20, 2021