The GOP has resisted reining in the doctrine. That might change.
Even Joe Biden and Barack Obama were willing to acknowledge this basic fact just a few years ago.
Are Mitch McConnell's threats credible, or is he a paper tiger?
The Senate is preparing to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that has very little to do with the pandemic, and we all know it. Congress should admit as much.
Under a bill the two senators reintroduced on Friday, all presidential emergency declarations would expire after 72 hours unless Congress votes to allow them to continue.
But the real reason why Democrats should abandon the effort to hike the federal minimum wage has nothing to do with arcane Senate rules or the filibuster.
Despite Its Own Warning That 'Congress Itself Is the Target,' the Capitol Police Did Not Expect Anything Like Last Month's Riot
The agency also missed an FBI bulletin citing "specific calls for violence."
The Senate minority leader's triangulation does not bode well for the GOP's ability to stand for something other than a personality cult.
Whether the reality-show-star-turned-first-president-to-be-impeached-twice has a future in American politics, however, sadly remains an open question.
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Trump's Impeachment Lawyers Try To Deconstruct the Link Between What He Said and What His Followers Did
No amount of parsing can obscure his responsibility for the deadly attack on the Capitol.
He is on firmer ground in arguing that the Senate does not have the authority to try a former president, although that issue is highly contested.
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Senate Democrats will now take (partial) control of the Senate chamber.
Ramming a $15 Minimum Wage Bill Through the Senate Using Reconciliation Would Be a Norm-Busting Mistake
The reconciliation process exists for a reason. Discarding it for political expediency should be viewed with skepticism.
There are plausible arguments on both sides of the debate.
Trump's Lawyers Say He Can't Be Impeached for Trying to Subvert the Election Because He Was Just Expressing an Opinion
They also argue that the Senate has no authority to try a former president.
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While many prominent constitutional scholars think trying a former president is perfectly legal, the dissenters make some points that are worth considering.
That punishment for reinforcing the delusions that drove the Capitol riot is highly unlikely, and it would set a troubling precedent.
Saying Trump 'Provoked' the Capitol Riot With 'Lies,' Mitch McConnell Tries To Distance His Party From a Dangerous Demagogue
The Senate minority leader sees a grave political risk in failing to repudiate the former president.
Conflicting signals from the Belknap impeachment
Vice President Kamala Harris will be able to case the tie-breaking vote, but 50+1/50 is still not 51/49.
The usually rote process was marred by President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories and a Republican attempt to thwart the outcome, but the result is now official.
When one party controls both Congress and the White House, the result is never a reduction in the size or cost of government.
It's a nailbiter as Kelly Loeffler appears headed for defeat, while David Perdue barely hangs on. The control of the Senate is at stake.
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As Key Georgia Senate Election Looms, Republicans Are Making It Difficult To Root for Divided Government
The ideal (if unlikely) outcome might be a split decision.
Ted Cruz Plans To Restore Confidence in the Election System by Lending Credence to the Wild Fraud Claims of a 'Pathological Liar'
To alleviate "deep distrust of our democratic processes," the Texas senator is leading a doomed challenge to Joe Biden's electoral votes.
Josh Hawley Is Not Doing His Party or 'Election Integrity' Any Favors by Supporting Challenges to Biden's Electoral Votes
The Missouri senator does not explicitly endorse Trump's loony conspiracy theory, but he can't escape its taint.
Sen. Ron Johnson, a Trump ally, now concedes there is no credible evidence to support the president's fanciful conspiracy theory.
Shutting down the GSP program would reduce economic growth in developing countries and raise taxes on American importers.
But what one side likes, the other side hates. There's no way Twitter and Facebook can appease them both.
Hazel tells angry partisans "Give me your tears. They are delicious." He campaigned against lockdowns and for peace, and earned nearly twice the number of votes in Georgia as L.P. presidential pick Jo Jorgensen.
No, we're not talking about the presidency.
A GOP Senate could act as a powerful check on a Biden administration.
Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey faced the music. The tune is becoming familiar.
"This is probably not about persuading each other unless something really dramatic happens," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.)
Sens. John Cornyn and Ben Sasse have spoken out sharply against Trump's policies and character as the election nears.
Americans likely learned very little about her judicial philosophy.
Republicans understandably prepared for attacks on Barrett's faith which thankfully haven't materialized.
Ricky Dale Harrington is polling at 38 percent in a two-way race against one of the leading voices of the GOP's ascendant authoritarian nationalism.
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As more senators test positive for COVID-19, the ability of the Senate to conduct business is threatened.
"If it were me, I would certainly put my nominee forth," Jorgensen says. Partisan bickering over the confirmation process is just "politics as usual."
Lindsey Graham just dodged a third-party bullet, but there are a handful of other tossup Senate races where third-party candidates could exceed the major candidates' margin.