Proposed Impeachment Trial Rules Cut Number Of Opening Argument Days

Watch Video Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed rules look to speed up opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The organizing resolution, first obtained by CNN, gives House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s legal team 24 hours each to make their opening arguments. McConnell has said his proposed rules would follow the precedent set during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. Each side will get the same number of hours as in Clinton’s trial — but instead of dividing those 24 hours over four days, they will only have two days to make their cases. After that, senators will have 16 hours to ask questions, and then the Senate… Read More

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Doris Miller Is First African American Namesake Of Aircraft Carrier

Watch Video “It’s my honor today to announce formally that our next Ford-class aircraft carrier CVN-81 will be named the USS Doris Miller,” acting Secretary Thomas Modly said. U.S. Navy Sailor Doris Miller will be the first African American to have his name given to a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. The USS Doris Miller will also be the first aircraft carrier named after an enlisted sailor. The acting secretary of the Navy, Thomas Modly, made the announcement on Monday during the “Martin Luther King Celebration for African American Heroes of World War II,” where Miller’s family unveiled what the ship will look like. Miller is receiving the honor for his… Read More

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Reports: Boeing Seeking Billions In Loans Amid 737 MAX Grounding

Watch Video Boeing is reportedly seeking upwards of $10 billion in loans to cover expenses related to the grounding of the 737 Max. CNBC reports that according to sources close to Boeing, the company has secured around $6 billion from Wells Fargo and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, among others. But that number could jump as Boeing’s losses increase and as banks make more demands. Boeing has seen virtually nonstop troubles since its 737 Max planes were involved in two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019. Boeing announced in December it was suspending production of the 737 Max, and some airlines recently extended flight cancellations for the planes. It’s been… Read More

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Gun Are No Mere Symbol

Few places in the United States concentrate as much history in 14 acres as the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol. Thomas Jefferson designed the Capitol building; Patrick Henry laid its cornerstone; in 1807, Chief Justice John Marshall sat there to preside over the treason trial of former Vice President Aaron Burr. The Capitol’s second floor displays a Carrara marble statue of George Washington made by sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon, considered the most accurate rendering of its subject. In 1861, a state convention voted there to secede; in 1865, United States Colored Troops re-raised the Stars and Stripes above it as Robert E. Lee’s retreating troops burned the city around them.… Read More

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