Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON – His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. Trump kept out of sight in a nearly empty White House as impeachment proceedings played out at the heavily fortified U.S. Capitol. There were lawyers, White House messaging meetings, and a media blitz run by allies on conservative television, radio and websites. But there was no effort from the White House to line up votes in the president’s defense. The team around Trump is hollowed out, with the White House counsel’s office not drawing up a legal defense plan and the legislative affairs team largely abandoned.
New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'
This cover image released by Legacy Recordings shows "First Rose of Spring," the latest album by WIllie Nelson, available on July 3. The PG-13 film was shot in summer 2016 over two Hamilton performances with the original cast, and it comes complete with an intermission. The legend Willie Nelson will release his 70th studio album, First Rose of Spring, on Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONAlicia Keys hosts Kids, Race and Unity, a Nick News special aimed at helping children understand the crisis facing America. The special debuts 7 p.m. EDT Monday on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons and online on sites including Nickelodeon YouTube.
Toby Keith, vets' group give wounded Marine all-terrain wheelchair
(CNN) - Before Toby Keith took the stage for his concert in Pittsburgh, he had a special gift for retired Marine Corporal Brandon Rumbaugh. After being fitted with a prosthetic he told CNN in 2012 that he worked hard for two years to beat the odds and walk again. Rumbaugh told CNN affiliate WPXI he wanted this type of wheelchair because it will allow him to be more active outdoors and play with his six-month-old daughter. The Independence Fund, a nonprofit that assists wounded veterans, teamed up with Keith to give Rumbaugh the $16,000 wheelchair, along with backstage passes and a meet and greet with the singer. The Marine enjoyed the concert from the side of the stage and even joined Keith onstage during his performance of "American Soldier."