Author: ALEX ROGERS, CNN

Staff lawyers taking star role in impeachment hearings

The underpaid and overworked lawyers on Capitol Hill will have their turn in the spotlight on Wednesday, as Daniel Goldman and Steve Castor emerge from their temporary home in the basement of the Capitol to publicly question for the first time key witnesses in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

House expected to pass spending bill next week

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday that the House is expected to pass a spending bill next week to fund the federal government through December 20, just before a November 21 deadline to prevent another government shutdown.

Mitch McConnell raises money, vowing to stop impeachment

In a new campaign video on Facebook, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell pitches himself as the man who can end the House's impeachment inquiry, a sign of how the chief Republican in the chamber might handle an impeachment trial should the House pass articles charging President Donald Trump with crimes.

Senate panel postpones Darrell Issa confirmation hearing

A year after President Donald Trump picked former California Rep. Darrell Issa to run the US Trade and Development Agency, a Senate hearing to consider the nomination was postponed over how to handle questions raised in his FBI file.