A look at 2019 in 325 political headlines

In a year brimming with historic moments, the House of Representatives closed out its final session of 2019 in the biggest way possible: formally impeaching President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

And since that’s the most recent major news cycle in a year full of them, it’s easy to forget what happened this year.

But going through the year’s major headlines (which we recap every Friday in The Point newsletter), you remember just how many storylines happened this year, beyond a single July phone call. Below, the year 2019 — in 325 headlines.

Week of January 4

Trump claims he has not ‘abandoned’ a concrete border wall

Trump says he ‘essentially’ fired Mattis

Trump says he is considering using emergency powers to build wall

Week of January 11

Trump walks out of shutdown meeting

Trump calls border wall a ‘medieval solution’ that works

Trump ready to declare national emergency

Trump claims Mexico isn’t going to write a check for a border wall

Week of January 18

Trump: ‘I never worked for Russia’

Trump personally paying for Clemson’s fast-food White House meals

Giuliani says Trump didn’t collude but can’t say if aides did

Cohen says Trump directed him to pay for poll rigging

Trump denies Pelosi military aircraft for war zone trip

Week of January 25

Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect

Sources say Trump’s not angry at Giuliani: ‘Rudy’s not getting fired’

White House expresses ‘support’ for Covington Catholic students

WH adviser says there could be zero growth if shutdown lingers

Trump to temporarily end shutdown — without wall funding

Week of February 1

Cohen agrees to testify February 8 behind closed doors

Trump tells worried ally ‘I love the Kurds’ in hotel meeting

Sarah Sanders: God ‘wanted Donald Trump to become president’

Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokee Nation over DNA test, tribe says

Cory Booker announces 2020 bid

Week of February 8

Trump won’t commit to releasing Mueller report

Top general says Trump did not consult him on Syria announcement

Ahead of annual physical, Trump has not followed doctor’s orders

WH refuses to meet Congress’ deadline on Khashoggi killing

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax faces second sexual assault allegation

Week of February 15

Trump rails against Green New Deal and ‘socialism’ in 2020 rally

Trump floats new ‘tradition:’ 4th of July parade that already exists

William Barr confirmed as attorney general

Trump declares national emergency to unlock billions for wall

Week of February 22

Trump signs Space Force directive

Michael Cohen won’t have to report to prison until May, judge rules

Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week

Roger Stone cannot speak publicly about case, judge rules

Week of March 1

House passes resolution to overturn Trump’s emergency declaration

Trump meets with Kim

Cohen testifies to Trump’s involvement in hush-money payments

WH limits press access at Trump-Kim meeting

Trump leaves Hanoi with no deal

Senate confirms former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead EPA

NYT: Trump demanded Kushner get top-secret security clearance

Week of March 8

Trump revokes order on reporting civilians killed in US airstrikes

Nielsen defends the administration’s immigration policies

Michael Cohen sues the Trump Organization

Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

Ex-Fox News executive Bill Shine out at the White House

Trump alleges Cohen asked him ‘directly’ for a pardon

Week of March 15

Manafort sentenced to 7.5 years total in prison for federal crimes

Trump says he ‘feels badly’ for Manafort

Trump grounds Boeing 737 Max planes

Ross says he didn’t mislead Congress on census question

Trump offers condolences to New Zealand following mosque attacks

Week of March 22

Trump again attempts to pressure GM on Ohio plant closure

Trump claims his Syria strategy hasn’t changed

Trump complains he didn’t get a ‘thank you’ for McCain’s funeral

Trump: US needs to recognize ‘Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights’

US announces new round of sanctions on Iran

Special counsel Robert Mueller ends investigation

Week of March 29

Trump greets Netanyahu, signs Golan Heights proclamation

Pompeo expands US ban on funding for abortion services

Ed Dept. opens preliminary investigation into admissions scam

Trump: Mueller probe an ‘attempted takeover of our government’

Trump calls Jussie Smollett case ‘an absolute embarrassment’

Trump adds a deadline on his threat to close the border

Week of April 5

Trump praises NATO chief, says he’s happy allies are ‘paying’

Trump says he’s ‘not concerned’ with security breach at Mar-a-Lago

Trump backpedals: ‘I don’t think we’ll ever have to close the border’

Trump suddenly pulls ICE nominee to go with someone ‘tougher’

Biden jokes about physical contact in first speech since allegations

Week of April 12

Barr says redacted version of Mueller report to be released within a week

Trump denies reports he will reinstate family separation border policy

Barr says spying on Trump campaign ‘did occur,’ but provides no evidence

Trump claims he might ‘call up more military’ to the US-Mexico border

Week of April 19

House committees issue subpoenas to probe Trump’s finances

A fire gutted parts of Notre Dame Cathedral and altered the Paris skyline

Mueller report unable to conclude ‘no criminal conduct occurred’ on obstruction

Obstruction by Trump failed because others refused to ‘carry out orders,’ Mueller report says

Top judiciary Dem issues subpoena for full Mueller report

Week of April 26

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