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At the crucial beginning stages of the pandemic that's since upended daily life in the United States, President Donald Trump assured that the virus would disappear "like a miracle," and that the 15 cases in the country at the time would shrink to zero in a matter of days. Republican lawmakers, eager to please the President, echoed these talking points.

Trump reportedly ignored warnings from officials that a massive outbreak in the United States was inevitable, and that he and the administration needed to prepare a response—allocating medical equipment and safety measures to meet the virus upon arrival.

That didn't happen.

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In the current political landscape of the United States, you'd be hard-pressed to find any issue that Americans on which both sides of the ideological spectrum agree.

But it turns out that even on an issue as divisive as the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Republicans and Democrats agree on something.

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Things are heating up in the Senate as the long-awaited Senate trial in the impeachment of President Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will officially propose a resolution that will set the rules for the trial. He released the proposed rules Monday afternoon.

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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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With the House of Representatives officially voting to deliver articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for a trial in the Senate, eyes across America are focused on the Republican-dominated body and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to see what kind of trial he'll conduct.

Since the House officially impeached Donald Trump in December, more evidence of Trump's involvement in the Ukraine scandal has come to light, making it more difficult for moderate Republicans to vote against calling additional witnesses to testify in the Senate trial.

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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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Since the House of Representatives' historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump the President has been raging at rallies and on Twitter about what he claims is a sham process.

Now, attention is on the Republican-dominated Senate and how it will conduct the trial of the President.

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