During the House's impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump last year, Republicans challenged Democrats to find a law that Trump broke by withholding congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine, pressuring the country's officials to open an investigation into his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Some House Democrats insisted that Trump violated the Impoundment Control Act, a 1974 law limiting the President's ability to withhold funds already allocated by Congress.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the highest audit institution of the U.S. federal government, just took those Democrats' side.

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Since Democrats took over the House in January of 2019, they have passed around 400 bills addressing everything from common sense gun reform to prescription drugs to domestic violence to election security to insider trading to voting rights.

But you wouldn't know it to listen to Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, who has dubbed the Democratic Party the "Do-nothing Democrats" despite their having accomplished quite a lot in a short period of time.

Including, of course, launching an official impeachment inquiry into the President, holding impeachment hearings, officially impeaching him, and sending the articles to the Senate. They've actually been quite busy.

But that didn't stop President's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., from using the moniker in an ill-advised tweet on Wednesday.

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As the Supreme Court prepares to hear the case of Medical Services LLC v. Gee—a grossly restrictive anti-abortion law in Louisiana—Republican lawmakers are urging the Court to consider overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling which gave women the right to terminate a pregnancy.

Thirty-nine senators and 168 House members submitted an amicus brief urging the Court to side with an earlier ruling from the 5th Circuit, which found that the Louisiana law didn't put an undue burden on people seeking abortions by requiring doctors to have hospital admission rights at a hospital thirty or fewer miles away.

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The House of Representatives officially impeached President Donald Trump a week before the Christmas holiday.

The trial is expected to head to the Senate, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is holding off on delivering the official articles of impeachment to the Republican-dominated Senate until a fair trial can be guaranteed.

Pelosi's apprehension as to whether Senate Republicans will uphold the oath of impartiality the Constitution mandates before the trial of a President isn't without basis.

Senator and steadfast Trump ally Lindsey Graham (R-CA) scoffed at the idea that he'd be considered an impartial juror. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) even said he'd be taking instructions from the White House on how to conduct it.

While concerns for a fair trial no doubt play a part in Pelosi's decision, some Republican strategists are speculating a possible, secondary motive for withholding the articles—and it all comes down to February 4.

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was a breakout star to Republicans watching the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump.

Working with more well-known Republican faces of the committee, such as recent addition Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA), Stefanik assisted Republicans in their infamous stunt to discredit Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and the proceedings against Trump as a whole.

The stunt failed but it succeeded in making her a GOP darling and solidified the once-moderate Stefanik's allegiance to Trump. (It also gave her 2020 opponent a huge spike in fundraising and Twitter follows.)

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With President Donald Trump officially impeached, a trial in the Republican-dominated Senate is expected to commence after the new year, but some Republican senators have signaled that they don't intend to remain impartial.

Among them? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Senator McConnell has previously said he'd coordinate impeachment strategy with White House lawyers, but the Constitution requires senators to take an oath of impartiality before putting an impeached President on trial—as a new op-ed from McConnell's home state newspaper points out.

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On December 18, President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in accordance with the United States Constitution.

In advance of the House vote, polls showed the majority of voters in the USA approved the impeachment of Trump.

In the new year, the trial will begin in the Senate and once again the polls are not good for President Trump.

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