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What are articles of impeachment?

What are articles of impeachment?

The process for dealing with a President or other federal elected official who abuses their office is spelled out broadly in the Constitution. In Article I of the Constitution, it says the House shall have the sole power of impeachment and the Senate shall have the sole power to try impeachments. But the process has…

Republicans think the economy is great. Democrats not so much

Republicans think the economy is great. Democrats not so much

How’s the US economy doing? Increasingly, the answer depends whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat. While Americans’ views on the economy have always been linked to political leanings, they’ve become even more partisan, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday. Virtually all of the increase in positive perceptions of the economy since…

Donald Trump or George Washington? Republicans can’t decide who is better

Donald Trump or George Washington? Republicans can’t decide who is better

Who’s a better president: The first one or the current one? A new Monmouth University poll asked that very question. And the answers — especially among Republicans — will shock you. Overall, 7 in 10 say that George Washington was the better president while 15% picked Trump. But among GOPers it’s far closer — with…

Fatally flawed 737 MAX had significantly higher crash risk, FAA concluded

Fatally flawed 737 MAX had significantly higher crash risk, FAA concluded

A Federal Aviation Administration analysis of the Boeing 737 MAX following the Lion Air crash last fall found the plane is significantly more likely to crash than other aircraft, according to a person familiar with the analysis document. Despite the findings, the FAA did not ground the aircraft until after a second crash of the…

Why Time picking Greta Thunberg will drive Donald Trump crazy

Why Time picking Greta Thunberg will drive Donald Trump crazy

On Wednesday morning, Time magazine announced that teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was its person of the year. Wrote Time of Thunberg: “She has succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change. She has offered a moral clarion call to those who…

Senators to grill Justice Department watchdog as fight continues over Russia probe

Senators to grill Justice Department watchdog as fight continues over Russia probe

Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about his blockbuster report on the early stages of the Russia investigation, stating that the probe was legally justified but also detailing “significant concerns” with some of the FBI’s activities. The highly anticipated report concluded that the FBI was justified to open…

Fight over potential impeachment witness shows how slow the courts work

Fight over potential impeachment witness shows how slow the courts work

A hearing in federal court over a potential impeachment witness Tuesday illustrated just how slow the courts can be — hours after House Democrats highlighted the issue. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, had said earlier Tuesday the courts can take months to decide cases about witness testimony, and that’s why the House…

Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients

Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released the names of nine clients he worked with during his three years at the elite consulting firm McKinsey, shedding light on years of his career that he had come under pressure to make public in recent days. Buttigieg’s campaign said those clients were: Blue Cross Blue Shield…

The Republican exodus continues

The Republican exodus continues

President Donald Trump’s stunning victory was regarded by many Republicans as the possible beginning of a new era of GOP dominance. It’s been the exact opposite. When Trump was inaugurated, there were 241 Republicans in the House. With the retirement of Florida Rep. Ted Yoho on Tuesday, 104 of them have either retired, been defeated…

McConnell says impeachment trial to begin around ‘time the bowl games end’

McConnell says impeachment trial to begin around ‘time the bowl games end’

The Senate will not begin an impeachment trial against President Donald Trump until after the new year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday, predicting the trial will begin “right around the time the bowl games end.” The college football season ends after the national championship game on January 13, but an aide to…

Fact-checking Steve Scalise’s claims that Schiff spied on Americans

Fact-checking Steve Scalise’s claims that Schiff spied on Americans

In response to House Democrats announcing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Republican leaders held their own press conference on Tuesday to criticize what they say has been an unfair impeachment process. At one point, House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise accused Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of spying on Americans. Scalise appeared to be…

Joe Biden gets endorsement of South Carolina’s ‘Reckoning Crew’ after Harris exit

Joe Biden gets endorsement of South Carolina’s ‘Reckoning Crew’ after Harris exit

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday picked up the endorsement of the “Reckoning Crew” in South Carolina, a group of 100 predominately black female activists that previously supported Sen. Kamala Harris‘s presidential campaign. “Joe Biden’s support in South Carolina, particularly amongst African American voters, is undeniable and unshakable,” former Richland County Council Chair Bernice…

5 key differences between NAFTA and Trump’s USMCA deal

5 key differences between NAFTA and Trump’s USMCA deal

After reaching a deal on the final version of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, President Donald Trump tweeted that it “will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA” — and called its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement, “our Country’s worst Trade Deal.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi echoed that…

The 11 most truth-stretching lines from Bill Barr’s Russia interview

The 11 most truth-stretching lines from Bill Barr’s Russia interview

Less than 24 hours after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much-anticipated report on the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Attorney General Bill Barr sat for an interview in which he disputed many of the report’s conclusions while offering very little evidence for why. I…