The Daily Populous

Saturday December 14th, 2019 night edition

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Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment Friday that charge President Trump Donald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE with high crimes and misdemeanors, setting up a historic House vote next week that all but guarantees Trump will be just the third president to be impeached in U.S. history.

“We thought we were going to do votes tonight," said Collins, who called the impeachment markups a “kangaroo court" and argued that Democrats wanted more television time for the proceedings.

Democrats signaled that they wanted to prevent Republicans from arguing they had approved the articles of impeachment in the dead of night and when no Americans were watching.

“We felt like they wanted us to pass this in the middle of the night, so we felt the American people deserved to see this historic vote.

The partisan vote came after more than 14 hours of feisty debate on Thursday over a series of Republican amendments seeking to scrub Democrats’ impeachment articles that raised allegations about Trump’s contacts with Ukraine.

The White House dismissed Friday's committee vote, saying Trump looks forward to a "fair" trial in the GOP-controlled Senate.

It’s just not credible,” said Rep. David Cicilline David Nicola CicillineLive coverage: House panel debates articles of impeachment The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Parties clash as impeachment articles move closer to House vote MORE (D-R.I.), the head of Democrats’ messaging arm. »

13-year-old boy faces murder charges in death of Barnard College student

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Sources said the boy told investigators that he and two friends attempted to rob Majors and stabbed her.

The park is a popular thoroughfare for many college students who live near or around Columbia University and Barnard College.

Flowers are left at a makeshift memorial for Tessa Majors inside the Barnard College campus in New York on December 12, 2019, in New York. »

Senator McConnell Must Recuse

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Said Rep. Demings, “The President has abused his power and obstructed Congress’ ability to hold him accountable for his actions.

“Senator McConnell has promised to sabotage that trial and he must recuse himself.

The moment Senator McConnell takes the oath of impartiality required by the Constitution, he will be in violation of that oath. »

Boris Johnson 'looking at' abolishing TV licence fee for BBC

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Boris Johnson has threatened to take the BBC’s licence fee away, as he called into question its status as a publicly funded broadcaster.

Asked why he would not get rid of TV licence fees, Johnson said: “At this stage we are not planning to get rid of all licence fees, though I am certainly looking at it.

When later pressed on whether he wanted to withdraw public support for the BBC altogether, Johnson replied: “The BBC is not going to be privatised.”. »

17 Cool Facts About Beavis and Butt-head

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Thought to be dead, the infant was laid on the kitchen counter while the doctor attended to his mother.

His grandmother picked up the newborn, stuck him under some cold water, and little Frank wailed out his first song.

Frank may not have loved (okay, he hated) rock and roll, but he was a big fan of the George Harrison-penned “Something.” »