Partisan division over impeachment impacting Houston politics

The enormous gap between the combatants is well illustrated by the arguments of Democratic Rep. Al Green, an early and passionate advocate for impeachment and the equally spirited defense of President Trump’s actions delivered by Republican Congressman Brian Babin.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doles out impeachment pens, a signing tradition

One by one, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi picked up pens lined up beside her and used them to sign a bit of her name on the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. Then she handed each signing pen to the assembled chairmen and House managers who will prosecute the case in the Senate.

President Trump says the impeachment trial shouldn't happen at all

 WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him, an extraordinary suggestion as the House prepares to transmit the charges to the chamber for the historic trial.   The Republican president is giving mixed messages ahead of the House's landmark vote that will launch the Senate proceedings in a matter of days, only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. Trump faces charges that he abused power by pushing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and then obstructed Congress.   First Trump was suggesting his own ideas for trial witnesses, then he said almost the opposite Sunday by tweeting that the trial shouldn't happen at all.   "Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial" over charges he calls a hoax, Trump tweeted, "rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have. I agree!"