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Most Politicians Are Disingenuous Opportunists. The Coronavirus Outbreak Only Makes That More Obvious.
Politicians are merely using COVID-19 to push for policies they already wanted.
"Most of the [indicators] of measuring success are now classified, or we don't collect it," the special inspector general for the Afghanistan reconstruction told a Senate committee.
Paradoxically, in the current moment—a moment Biden helped to create by blocking Bork—being unqualified for the presidency is the best qualification a candidate can have.
"These people are vicious," Trump said.
While some senators seemed to endorse that misbegotten claim, others explicitly rejected it.
It won't change the result of Trump's impeachment trial. It matters anyway.
The Senate majority leader announced he will acquit President Trump.
Schiff, in a broad final plea, seemed to zero in on moderate Republicans who might toe the party line.
Starr urges senators to follow King's example and uphold "freedom and justice."
Dershowitz Defends Trump's Quid Pro Quo Logic: 'If I'm Not Elected the National Interest Will Suffer Greatly'
"If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in an impeachment."
Republicans are setting a dangerous precedent they may come to regret the next time a Democrat occupies the White House.
"You must do what the Constitution compels you to do: reject these articles of impeachment, for the Constitution and for the American people," said White House counsel Pat Cipollone.
"Purely non-criminal conduct, including 'abuse of power' and 'obstruction of justice,' are outside the range of impeachable offenses," Dershowitz said.
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Senators who take their constitutional responsibilities seriously would seek more evidence about Trump's motive for the aid freeze.
Four Republicans cross the aisle to support a new resolution limited the president's power to wage war. But could they get enough to overrule a veto?
The big question is whether Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will allow any witnesses at all.
The CIA and its defenders insisted that torture would help keep America safe. They were wrong.
Mitch McConnell: This Is the 'Most Rushed, Least Thorough, and Most Unfair Impeachment Inquiry in Modern History'
The majority leader addressed the Senate the morning after President Donald Trump was officially impeached by the House of Representatives.
Biden's reputation as a bipartisan dealmaker might be appealing in these polarized times, but his record as a policy maker is atrocious.
On their own, some of those tax breaks might be defensible. Dumping them into a must-pass budget bill is not.
In the middle of a scandal over FISA surveillance, leaders want still more power to snoop on your secret stuff.
Will Republicans back a North American trade deal that prioritizes the interests of Democrats, labor unions, and protectionists?
But at least they had enough tax dollars left over to buy a Bob Dylan-made sculpture for the U.S. embassy in Mozambique, and to get zebrafish addicted to nicotine in London.
The legislation would require warrants for extended surveillance, but look at what it explicitly OKs.
After senators sent threatening letters to Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe, the companies "decided" not to sign on to the online payment system.
Rand Paul Says Feds Blew Millions Supporting Tunisian Political Parties, Subsidizing Pakistani Films, and More
No single spending item is going to solve America's $22 trillion national debt, but every little bit of wasteful spending makes the tough problems more difficult to solve.
The fight over the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is pure political theater.
House Tries To Give 'Dreamers' a Path to Citizenship, but Mitch McConnell Won't Even Consider the Bill
The Senate majority leader says he will not allow a vote on it, despite widespread support for the measure.
Paul's proposal to cut 2 percent from the federal budget for the next five years was predictably opposed by both Democrats and most Republicans
Senator proposes telling publishers what virtual products they can and cannot sell to children.
The Colorado Democrat opposes Medicare for All and universal free college.
A key senator issues the sort of binary, transactional choice that Trump seems to prefer. Will the POTUS listen?
'Nobody Wants To See a Government Speech Police': Senate Republicans Threaten To Regulate Facebook and Twitter
They say the social media companies display a bias against conservatives.
A clear rebuke of Trump, though mainly a symbolic one
Democrat Senator on Trump's Enthusiasm for Eminent Domain: 'Language You'd Expect Out of Some Autocrat'
"What a betrayal of conservative principles this is," Sen. Michael Bennet says.
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It's a problematic sentiment on several levels.
Cramer tells Reason he's not sure which way he'll vote on a resolution to block it.
Democrats approached the issue carefully in 2016. Now six presidential candidates are all-in for complete reform.
Trump won't rely on Congress to fund his 200 miles of border wall.