In rising to the defense of NATO and taking offense on its behalf, Donald Trump did not clarify that the “brain death” to which Emmanuel Macron had metaphorically alluded was brought about by the unprecedented disrespect shown to NATO by Trump himself.
Frank Bowman III’s “High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump” is a fine logical, factual legal tour of the key issues.
The witnesses were fabulous. Patriotic Americans serving with integrity. I learned a lot of details that I hadn’t known, although the basic outlines were long available.
With Gordon Sondland’s testimony, the Trump defense has taken a series of major wounds and the talking heads are declaring that the House vote to impeach Donald Trump feels like a growing certainty.
Pew asked what more important in choosing a president, someone who held views you agreed with, or someone who set a good moral example for the country?
Even if you believe he was biased, the impeachment inquiry no longer depends on anything the whistleblower wrote or whistled.
“The Senator was vulgar, almost illiterate, a public liar easily detected, and in his “ideas” almost idiotic,” Lewis wrote in “It Can’t Happen Here.”
Obviously, you’re getting the news of the first day of the public House committee hearings on impeachment from a lot of sources, but I just wanted to note one thing that struck me while watching it, in which Acting Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor (who comes across as a dream witness, in terms of credibility) […]
“Whatever Trump means by ‘America First,’ I would argue that promoting democracy, the rule of law, modernism and a globalized world is in the interest of the United States,” Stengel said.
Do approvers of Donald Trump think he’s a truth-teller? Do they think all politicians lie this much? Do they think honesty, or at least factual accuracy, is vastly overrated?
The poll was jointly conducted in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Cook Political Report.
They have shared goals. And perhaps they should remind the country of this history: If Republicans had had their way: No Medicare, no Medicaid, no Affordable Care Act.
Of the 102 women in the current U.S. House, 89 are Democrats (a jump from 64 in the 2016 election); 13 are Republicans (down from 24 in the previous House).
Almost four times as many House Republicans as Democrats are retiring without seeking another office.
“It’s a political process,” Bharara said. “The terms are vague. If a majority of the House say he’s impeached, he’s impeached. If two-thirds of the Senate say he’s convicted and removed, he’s removed.”
“Local authorities couldn’t investigate? They couldn’t do anything about it?” Judge Denny Chin asked. “Nothing could be done? That is your position?”
To state the obvious, President Donald Trump’s comparison of the congressional inquiry into his very possibly impeachable acts to a “lynching” was offensive, histrionic and really, really pitiful.
As of Wednesday morning, the updated 538.com average was 41.0 percent approval, 54.5 disapproval.
“Zero Tolerance” is a good reminder of the not-very-distant past when wall-building themes played a large role in the election of Donald Trump.
David Leonhardt’s most recent New York Times column lays out the details.