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Senate acquits President Donald Trump of two articles of impeachment — but it’s not bipartisan

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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address.

All Senate Democrats will vote to support the conviction and removal of President Donald Trump. To make matters worse, the conviction votes of the Senate will be bipartisan, thanks to Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) who decided that he will vote to convict.

Conservative Democrats were even willing to vote for impeachment less than 24 hours after Trump’s State of the Union Address.

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Other Republicans moderates decided that what Trump did was irresponsible and inappropriate but they voted against learning more information that could sway their opinions. As a result, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) refused to vote to convict. Collins’ vote was specifically controversial, as she’s up for reelection in 2020 and her polling is not strong.

Collins also said that Trump has learned his lesson. Hours after her statement, Trump mocked it, saying he had not.

Trump was found not guilty on the first article, as the Constitution requires 2/3 to remove from office. The House was never expected to win the vote.

Upon the second article of impeachment, Trump was also found not guilty.

As MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake explained, it is the first time in US history that senators from two different parties voted to convict a president of an impeachable offense.

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New data shows how Fox News may be keeping Republicans away from voting

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On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Greg Sargent outlined the results of a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute, suggesting Fox News' messaging is actually turning people off one of the easiest and most convenient forms of voting — putting President Donald Trump's re-election in jeopardy.

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Trump ‘engaged in incitement to domestic terrorism’ — no wonder he’s losing Michigan: Heilemann

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What will Trump do between now and Election Day, and what is he willing to do if he loses on Election Day, asked MSNBC's John Heilemann when talking to host Nicolle Wallace on Monday.

Wallace noted that on Sunday night, Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on "60 Minutes," where he explained he couldn't even take a walk with his wife without having security because of the attacks he's getting from the right-wing.

"Genuinely, as we hurdle into the final two weeks where we think that all of the October surprises have to be played out -- we've had them all," Heilemann began. "But given the way 2020 has gone, I'm assuming we'll have at least maybe a Martian invasion between now and election day. I think -- it never hurts to remind people of the context here."

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Steve Mnuchin extends his overseas trip — despite failing to reach a deal on coronavirus stimulus

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Raw Story reported on Oct. 16 that U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin left the United States after repeatedly failing to reach a stimulus agreement with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Now, it appears Mnuchin has extended his trip to the Middle East by an extra day. The media has not been given any information on his whereabouts or with whom the meetings are taking place.

Mnuchin was expected to travel to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from Oct. 17 through Oct. 20. Negotiations were expected to resume upon his return to the U.S. on Oct. 20.

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