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How Trump has brought the entire Republican Party to the point of no return

By Amanda Marcotte/Salon- Courtesy of “AlterNet” There are many theories about when it was exactly that Republicans lost their minds. Some will point out, correctly, that the strain of reality-free conspiracy-mongering that defines the Donald Trump presidency dates back at least to the era of Joseph McCarthy and the John Birch Society. …

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The truth finally gains ground on a lie

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with House members on Tuesday on Capitol Hill. (Andrew Harnik/AP) By Dana Milbank Columnist Dec. 11, 2019 at 3:19 a.m. GMT+3 ~ Courtesy of Washington Post The ceremonial Rayburn Room just off the House floor has twin chandeliers, twin fireplaces with twin mantels, twin mirrors and twin …

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This Impeachment Is Different—and More Dangerous

By LAWRENCE LESSIG 12/07/2019 06:56 Lawrence Lessig is Roy L Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, and author of They Don’t Represent Us, from which this essay is partly adapted. As the House of Representatives races toward its self-imposed deadline of Christmas to vote on the impeachment of President …

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Five impeachment questions

Elaine Kamarck By Elaine Kamarck As we come to the end of the second week in the impeachment saga of President Donald Trump, the air is filled with more questions than answers. A preliminary list: Should the Democrats proceed quickly to write articles of impeachment on what is already known …

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Russia Is Teaching the World to Spy

Easy-to-use technology straight from Moscow for any aspiring strongman — at a low price. By Alina Polyakova Dr. Polyakova is the director of the project on global democracy and emerging technology at the Brookings Institution. Credit…Brittanie Gaja Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company and the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, …

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What is and what is not an impeachable offense? This week in impeachment

Elaine Kamarck By Elaine Kamarck- Founding Director Centre for Effective Public Management and Senior Fellow on Governance Studies This week the House Judiciary Committee received Congressman Adam Schiff’s report and proceeded to begin drafting articles of impeachment. Because this is only the fourth presidential impeachment in American history there is …

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House Democrats’ report on the impeachment inquiry finds Trump has solicited foreign interference in the 2020 election

BART JANSEN AND CHRISTAL HAYES | USA TODAY | Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and helped Donald Trump win. We look back at history and ask: Will they do it again? WASHINGTON – Three House committees investigating the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump uncovered a months-long effort “to use the …

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Trump impeachment: Three law experts tell committee he should be removed

Courtesy of BBC There is no doubt that President Donald Trump’s actions require him to be removed from office, three scholars of US constitutional law have testified. The three experts described Mr Trump’s efforts to solicit help from a foreign nation as a crime and accused him of obstructing justice. …

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Gordon Sondland Is Aiming Right at Trump’s Achilles’ Heel

  He drew a careful distinction in his testimony between actual efforts to fight corruption and a public statement that would damage one of the president’s opponents. By David A. Graham – Courtesy of “The Atlantic” Nothing about Gordon Sondland’s handling of the Ukraine affair—either as the ambassador to the …

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