Tag: Romney, Mitt

Push for Cash in Rescue Package Came From Unlikely Source: Conservatives

WASHINGTON — The idea to funnel cash directly to millions of Americans to help them weather the economic disaster ravaging the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic got its jump-start not from the liberal left, but from a more unlikely source: the most conservative reaches of the Republican Party. Recognizing a looming calamity for anxious people […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: A Cascade of Warnings, Heard but Unheeded

WASHINGTON — The outbreak of the respiratory virus began in China and was quickly spread around the world by air travelers, who ran high fevers. In the United States, it was first detected in Chicago, and 47 days later the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. By then it was too late: 110 million Americans […]

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The Real Russia Story in American Politics

MOSCOW — The American political world has — once again — become consumed with the influence of Russia, trying to make sense of who the Kremlin might favor in the upcoming presidential election: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, or both. But for me, an American journalist based in Moscow since 2012, that is a far less […]

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At CPAC, It’s Now an All-Trump Show

OXON HILL, Md. — Donald J. Trump was still a New York businessman when he was booed at the Conservative Political Action Conference when he took its stage in 2015 and proposed fighting ISIS with troops on the ground in the Middle East. Flash forward five years, and there was no room at the annual […]

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Why I Became an Activist Against Fear

SALT LAKE CITY — On May 3, 2017, I found myself in an unusual position: standing before the office of the Department of Homeland Security here, bullhorn in hand, leading a prayer vigil for a young mother. She was a Dreamer, brought to the United States when she was seven. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents […]

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Vengeance Is Mine, Saith the President

John Bolton, Joe Manchin, Adam Schiff, Hunter Biden, Doug Jones, Gordon Sondland, Alexander Vindman, Yevgeny Vindman, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Jerry Nadler, Debbie Dingell, New York air travelers, federal prosecutors, the F.B.I. It’s been a mere week since Senate Republicans acquitted President Trump in his impeachment trial — assuring him once and for […]

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Mitt Romney Is a ‘Judas’ to Many Republicans. But Not in Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY — Phil Lyman wanted to do something swift and stern. Within hours of Senator Mitt Romney’s vote to remove President Trump from office on Wednesday, Mr. Lyman, a freshman state representative from southern Utah who keeps an autographed “Make America Great Again” hat in a plexiglass case in his office, was at […]

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Trump’s Acquittal, and Romney’s Courage

To the Editor: Re “Split Senate Clears Trump on Each Count in Finale of a Bitter Impeachment Battle” (front page, Feb. 6): Well, it’s finally over, and now come the analyses and the blowback from the White House. And what was accomplished by the impeachment effort? A lot, I think. Some good, some bad. For […]

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At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes

WASHINGTON — President Trump, a day after being acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial, used a national prayer breakfast on Thursday to lash out at his political opponents, accusing them of being “very dishonest and corrupt people” who are trying to destroy him and the country. Explicitly rejecting the message of tolerance offered at the […]

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Samantha Bee Says Trump’s Acquittal Will Give Him Free Rein

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Of No Consequence On […]

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Trump Acquitted of Two Impeachment Charges in Near Party-Line Vote

WASHINGTON — After five months of hearings, investigations and revelations about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, a divided United States Senate acquitted him on Wednesday of charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress to aid his own re-election, bringing an acrimonious impeachment trial to its expected end. In a pair of votes whose […]

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Mitt Romney’s Lonely Vote

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher President Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Wednesday of both articles of impeachment. While the vote largely fell along party lines, one senator crossed the aisle to vote to convict him. Today, we hear from Senator […]

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They Acquitted Trump. Make Them Pay!

It is done. Donald Trump, impeached by the House of Representatives, has been acquitted by the Senate. He acted with corrupt intent to pressure the government of Ukraine to announce an investigation into the Bidens. He withheld congressionally approved aid to do so. In so doing, he broke the law. Then he did everything he […]

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The Vote Is Over. Let the Contest Begin.

WASHINGTON — When the history books are written about this day, they will surely record it as the culmination of a monumental three-year political battle that tested American democracy and delivered victory to an enraged and enraging president over his relentless foes. But they will not record it as the end of the struggle. President […]

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Romney, Defying the Party He Once Personified, Votes to Convict Trump

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitt Romney of Utah never became president, but he earned a new distinction on Wednesday: He will be remembered as the first senator in American history to vote to remove a president of his own party from office. Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, said he expected swift and extreme […]

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Full Transcript: Mitt Romney’s Speech Announcing Vote to Convict Trump

Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, announced on the Senate floor on Wednesday that he intended to vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power. He was the only Republican to break with his party and support removing Mr. Trump from office. “The president’s purpose was personal and political,” Mr. Romney said of the […]

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Romney, Breaking With Republicans, Will Vote to Convict Trump of Abuse of Power

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitt Romney of Utah announced on Wednesday that he would vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power, making him the first Republican to support removing Mr. Trump for his bid to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. “I think the case was made,” Mr. Romney said in an interview […]

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Alexander, Conceding Case Against Trump, Announces Vote to Block Witnesses

WASHINGTON — Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, said late Thursday that although he believed that Democrats had proved their case that President Trump acted “inappropriately” in his dealings with Ukraine, he did not think the president’s actions were impeachable and would vote against considering new evidence in the impeachment trial. Mr. Alexander’s statement was […]

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Mitt Romney, a Man Alone

WASHINGTON — It’s been one of those spectacle weeks on Capitol Hill, the likes of which history might just stop to recognize, even if Trump-era Washington pauses for nothing. There were big crowds, special rules in place, Alan M. Dershowitz mugging for photographs and Triumph, the canine puppet known for his ambush mockery of celebrities, […]

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Republicans Move to Block Impeachment Witnesses, Driving Toward Acquittal

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate Republicans worked aggressively on Wednesday to discount damaging revelations from John R. Bolton and line up the votes to block new witnesses that would bring President Trump’s impeachment trial to a swift close. As the Senate entered a two-day, 16-hour period of questioning from senators, Mr. Trump laced […]

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Bolton Revelations Anger Republicans, Fueling Push for Impeachment Witnesses

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate Republican leaders struggled on Monday to salvage their plans to push toward a quick acquittal of President Trump this week in his impeachment trial, after a new account by his former national security adviser corroborated a central piece of the case against him. The newly disclosed revelations by […]

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