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  1. impeachment
    GOP Senator Suggests Her Party Is Using Ukraine to Hurt Biden in the PrimaryJoni Ernst contradicted the talking point that Trump was simply rooting out corruption, with no intention of hurting Biden’s electoral shot.
  2. impeachment
    GOP Leaders, Trump’s Defense Team Grasp at Weak Defenses After Bolton LeakRepublican senators and Trump’s legal team attempted to draw attention from Bolton’s revelation, but their arguments had severe logical gaps.
  3. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day Six of Trump’s Impeachment TrialThe revelations from John Bolton’s manuscript began to sway Republican senators, even as Trump’s lawyers became adversarial.
  4. impeachment
    For Republican Senators, Fealty to Trump Is the Only LawAppointed Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler shivs her old friend Mitt Romney in the name of the president over his call to hear John Bolton’s testimony.
  5. the national interest
    Biden Helped Reform Ukraine, and Giuliani Is Recorrupting ItTrump’s impeachment defense turns reality upside down.
  6. impeachment
    How Damning Could John Bolton’s Testimony Really Be?Intelligencer staffers discuss how much damage the ex-national security adviser could do to President Trump.
  7. impeachment
    The Clinton Trial Rules That Are Shaping Trump’s TrialThe precedents set in 1999 are brief and businesslike and provide for later votes on hearing witnesses.
  8. the national interest
    John Bolton Blows Up Trump Impeachment Defense on the LaunchpadTrump’s argument hinged on nobody having testified that Trump ordered a quid pro quo. Now there is a witness.
  9. senate trial
    John Bolton Undercuts Trump’s Impeachment Defense in Book Draft: ReportJohn Bolton reportedly undercuts Trump’s impeachment defense that Ukraine aid was separate from investigations, proving the need for his testimony.
  10. impeachment
    In Apparent Threat, Trump Says Schiff Has ‘Not Paid the Price’ for ImpeachmentSchiff said Trump’s tweet was “intended to be” a threat, days after audio emerged of the president telling associates to “take out” an ambassador.
  11. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day Five of the Trump Impeachment TrialTeam Trump took just two hours to preview their case, which mostly revolves around the claim that House Democrats have no real evidence.
  12. the national interest
    Republicans Feign Anger at Schiff ‘Head on Pike’ Speech to Justify CowardiceSenators threaten to cover up presidential crimes because they’re upset the Democrat quoted a news report.
  13. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day Four of the Trump Impeachment TrialHouse impeachment managers wrapped up by arguing that Trump’s obstruction of Congress was egregious and ongoing. Next up: the White House’s defense.
  14. the national interest
    Tape Records Trump Ordering Goons to Get Rid of Ambassador YovanovitchFour takeaways from another explosive piece of evidence Republicans don’t care about.
  15. impeachment
    Republicans Warming to Idea of Calling Their Own Trump Trial WitnessesThe thinking is that if Democrats get John Bolton into the dock, the president should get an impeachment witness he wants, like Hunter or Joe Biden.
  16. the national interest
    Republicans: There’s No Point in More Evidence, Trump Will Just Obstruct ItA circular argument for letting Trump block all the impeachment evidence.
  17. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day Three of the Trump Impeachment TrialDemocrats’ Thursday plan focused on the law and the facts underlying the first article of impeachment concerning Trump’s alleged abuse of power.
  18. impeachment
    Ratings Show Americans Don’t Care About the Impeachment Trial Enough to Watch ItAccording to TV ratings, fewer viewers are tuning into the trial than to normal programming on MSNBC and Fox News.
  19. politics
    Partisan Polarization Reaching Record LevelsTrump’s more popular with Republicans than Reagan, less popular with independents than Carter. It’s not just elites who are polarized.
  20. the national interest
    GOP Attorneys General Argue Trump’s ‘Corrupt Motives’ Are Not ImpeachableThe hottest new Republican legal argument insists citing Trump’s corrupt intent is prosecuting a “thought crime.”
  21. impeachment
    Impeachment Trial’s Distracted Senate Audience: Milk, Crosswords, Banned PhonesTo pass the time, senators brought crosswords, banned phones, light reading like The Federalist Papers, and decorum-approved glasses of milk.
  22. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day Two of the Trump Impeachment TrialHouse Democrats got a chance to lay out their case without interruption, as Trump raged and senators schemed in the background.
  23. impeachment
    The Trump Trial Isn’t a Criminal Proceeding, and the Senators Aren’t JurorsIt’s easier to understand an impeachment trial via analogies to criminal proceedings, but it’s dangerously inaccurate, too.
  24. the national interest
    Trump Lawyer Jay Sekulow Literally Does Not Understand Words and How They WorkTrump may have hired America’s dumbest lawyer.
  25. trump impeachment
    How Senators Are Coping With Trump Impeachment-Trial TediumSenators were spotted doing crossword puzzles, passing notes, and chewing gum — and some even paid attention to the proceedings.
  26. impeachment
    Highlights and Lowlights From Day One of Trump’s Impeachment TrialThe most important moments from the case against President Trump.
  27. impeachment
    Democrats Mull Trading Bidens’ Impeachment Testimony for John Bolton: ReportDemocratic senators are reportedly considering a witness deal proposal, trading John Bolton’s testimony for Hunter Biden’s — and possibly his dad’s.
  28. impeachment
    Inside the Impeachment Trial: Snoozing, Stealth Snacking, and a McConnell SmirkAs Democratic amendments repeatedly failed during a marathon session, senators struggled with impeachment trial decorum — except for McConnell.
  29. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day One of the Trump Impeachment TrialSome argued the proceeding showed McConnell had lost his grip on Republican senators — but maybe he actually proved his mastery of them.
  30. the national interest
    Two Trump Lawyers Dismissed His Own Constitutional Argument Against ImpeachmentJonathan Turley and William Barr have said a president can be impeached for abuse of power. Oops!
  31. trump impeachment
    The Impeachment Process Explained: What Happens to Trump Now?Everything you need to know about the next steps in the Senate, and the consequences Trump might face.
  32. impeachment
    Mitch McConnell’s Impeachment Trial StrategyMcConnell wants the trial to unfold rapidly, but has backup plans in case things go awry and the Senate agrees to hear witnesses.
  33. impeachment
    Trump Gives House Republicans Participation Trophy As ‘Adjunct’ Trial TeamMark Meadows, Doug Collins, and others won’t get to rant and rave and cut capers in the Senate—but they’ll be honorary members of Trump’s legal squad.
  34. the national interest
    Trump and Russia Are Colluding in Ukraine for Profit and Political GainThe Ukraine scandal might just be the same thing as the Russia scandal.
  35. impeachment
    How to Watch the Senate Impeachment Trial of President TrumpAnd what to expect from the first week — including Saturday proceedings and some seriously late nights, if Mitch McConnell’s timeline holds.
  36. trump impeachment
    Trump Lawyers Ask for Quick End to ‘Flimsy’ Impeachment CaseIn a memo released Monday, the President’s team argued that he did “absolutely nothing wrong.”
  37. vision 2020
    How the Impeachment Trial Affects Sanders, Warren, and Klobuchar in IowaThe four senators still running for president will lose valuable face time and local media coverage during a crucial stretch of the campaign.
  38. the national interest
    Trump Lawyers Argue No President Can Be Impeached for Any Abuse of PowerThe White House legal team lays out a breathtaking constitutional theory.
  39. impeachment
    House Prosecutors, Trump Lawyers File Dueling Impeachment BriefsTrump is either the “framers’ worst nightmare” or a completely innocent victim, depending on which memo you read.
  40. alternative media
    Steve Bannon Wants to Save Trump — So He’s Launched a PodcastInstead of pulling the strings from Trump Tower or the West Wing, Bannon is now trying to steer GOP strategy from a D.C. basement.
  41. impeachment
    Pence Is Right: Trump Is a Lot Like Andrew JohnsonPence embraces the discredited Jim Crow theory of Johnson’s victimization and Reconstruction’s evil. But Trump does emulate his scofflaw behavior.
  42. the national interest
    Republicans Don’t Even Know What They’re Covering UpBut the latest revelations about Trump and Ukraine are explosive.
  43. impeachment
    Why Isn’t Rudy Giuliani on Trump’s Impeachment Team? Depends On Whom You Ask.Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell have one explanation. Rudy has another.
  44. impeachment
    Dershowitz Is Part of Trump’s Defense Team Whether He Admits It or NotAs usual, the allegedly impartial TV lawyer wants to have it both ways.
  45. the national interest
    Trump Tried to Legalize Bribery, Maybe Wasn’t Worried About Ukrainian CorruptionThe GOP defense that Trump just wanted to reform Ukraine keeps getting more ridiculous.
  46. impeachment
    Trump Trial Team Will Include Alan Dershowitz, Ken StarrApparently Trump craved the lurid spectacle these two disgraced old legal beagles bring to his solemn Senate trial.
  47. the national interest
    Trump Soothes Himself on Impeachment With Emotional Support MapWhen you’ve done nothing wrong and you’re being stigmatized anyway, the best self-care is a misleading map.
  48. ukraine scandal
    Lev Parnas Claims That Trump Knew ‘Exactly What Was Going on’ in UkraineGiuliani’s fixer in Ukraine claimed that senior administration staff had been “in the loop,” and said he was worried about his physical safety.
  49. impeachment
    No Senator Is Less Popular in Their Own State Than Susan CollinsCollins has been losing ground with voters on both the left and right. Impeachment is going to make things worse.
  50. capitol report
    The Senate Impeachment Trial Began Like a Grade-School Fire DrillThere were alphabetical lines and a lot of nerves. Senator Feinstein got yelled at for using a cell phone.
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