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Lindsey Graham

  1. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Split on Trump’s Culpability for Capitol RiotMitch McConnell wasn’t the only senator who combined a vote to acquit Trump with criticism of his conduct. But most won’t have trouble crawling back.
  2. politics
    In Dramatic Twist, Senate Will Hear Witnesses Against TrumpRepublicans joined Democrats to learn more about a damning phone call during the riot that quoted Trump supporting the insurrectionists.
  3. impeachment trial
    A McConnell-Backed Trump Conviction Is Just FantasyConviction in Trump’s impeachment trial was always a long shot. Now momentum is waning, as GOP senators aren’t onboard and McConnell won’t herd them.
  4. capitol riot
    Trump Supporters Harass Lindsey Graham at AirportThe president’s loyalists chanted “traitor” and heckled the Republican lawmaker on Friday.
  5. capitol riot
    Impeachment Could Ban Trump From Running in 2024It’s too late for Congress to remove Trump before Inauguration Day. But a post-presidential impeachment and conviction could prevent a Trump comeback.
  6. politics
    House Votes To Override Trump Veto for the First TimeThe president vetoed the annual defense authorization bill, partially to protect Confederate-named installations. The key vote will be in the Senate.
  7. contested election
    Lindsey Graham Predicts Trump Will Become a ‘Shadow President’If Republicans aren’t careful, they’re going to inherit something much worse than a Trump comeback: an ex-president who won’t go away.
  8. early and often
    Lindsey Graham Pressured Georgia Secretary of State to Toss Legal BallotsSecretary of State Brad Raffensperger says he’s alarmed by the efforts of Graham and other Trump allies to challenge Biden’s victory in Georgia.
  9. the national interest
    A Disturbing Number of Republicans Support Trump’s Coup AttemptOpposing a coup that’s certain to fail ought to be easy.
  10. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  11. amy coney barrett
    Judiciary Committee Democrats Won’t Show Up for Final Vote on BarrettAfter Dianne Feinstein’s lovefest with Graham last week, Dems feel the need to demonstrate their opposition more forcefully.
  12. vision 2020
    Democratic Upstart Jaime Harrison on What He Really Thinks of Lindsey GrahamThe South Carolina politician began as a long shot to upset a GOP Senate fixture. Now he’s breaking fundraising records.
  13. u.s. supreme court
    Senate’s Uselessness On Display As Judiciary Rubber-stamps Barrett ConfirmationThe body’s high regard for itself was never less earned than in this sham of a hearing.
  14. 2020 elections
    We May Have to Wait for Senate Election Results, TooFor reasons ranging from slow counts of mail ballots to funky majority-vote requirements, we may not know who controls the Senate until January.
  15. supreme court
    Could the White House COVID-19 Outbreak Screw Up Barrett’s Confirmation?That depends on how many Republicans can show up for key committee and floor votes.
  16. vision 2020
    How Biden Can Challenge Trump on Trying to Rig the ElectionBiden should try to split Trump from his enablers by disclaiming an attack on the legitimacy of the Electoral College if all votes are counted.
  17. poll position
    New State Polls Show Biden Landslide and Narrow Trump Win Are Both PossibleBiden’s national lead is steady, but a shift of a few points in either direction could produce a big shift in Electoral votes.
  18. supreme court
    How the Timeline for Confirming Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee Will Play OutIt’s now more a matter of when, not if, Trump and McConnell will fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
  19. the blame game
    White House, Allies Attempt Defense in Woodward DebacleTucker Carlson pinned the blame for the entire episode on Lindsey Graham.
  20. republicans
    Actually, D.C. Is Full of ‘Real People’GOP senators are sounding some old-fashioned dog whistles while arguing against statehood for Washington, D.C.
  21. federal judiciary
    Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace ThemOne way to maximize the value of lifetime judicial appointments is to get younger judges, before voters can put Democrats in charge.
  22. the top line
    GOP Senators’ Objection to Expanded Unemployment Benefits Makes Little SenseWork incentives are just such an odd place to focus one’s attention right now. Currently, we need less work in America.
  23. the national interest
    Lindsey Graham Implicates William Barr in Massive Scandal, on Live TelevisionBarr has “created a process” to let Trump’s private lawyer channel dirt to the DOJ?
  24. impeachment
    Pelosi Appoints Impeachment Managers, to Be Led by Adam SchiffThe managers will trigger the Senate trial once they present articles of impeachment.
  25. impeachment
    What We Know About Trump’s Senate Impeachment TrialImpeachment trial procedures are an amalgam of constitutional provisions, Senate rules, and ad hoc procedures controlled by Mitch McConnell’s GOP.
  26. iran
    Trump’s De-escalatory Remarks on Iran Strike Appease GOP HawksMore relieving than Trump’s decision not to escalate may be the GOP’s welcome reception, considering that he is notoriously reluctant to appear weak.
  27. donald trump
    Some Republicans Urge Trump to Apologize for Saying Dingell Might Be in HellEven some of Trump’s most reliable water carriers think he went too far with this one.
  28. the national interest
    Lindsey Graham Begins Biden Smear Probe Trump Couldn’t Get From UkraineRepublicans can’t even keep up the pretense that Trump’s goal was something other than discrediting his opponent.
  29. impeachment inquiry
    Lindsey Graham: Trump Too ‘Incoherent’ to Pull Off Quid Pro QuoAfter saying that the impeachment inquiry was “B.S.” on Tuesday, Graham returned with a defense of Trump that’s more insulting than effective.
  30. impeachment
    Lindsey Graham Won’t Read Impeachment Hearing Transcripts: ‘This Is All B.S.’What you refuse to learn can’t hurt you.
  31. senate
    Grassley Bumping Graham As Judiciary Committee ChairmanIt’s got nothing to do with impeachment, and everything to do with seniority.
  32. the national interest
    Senate Republicans Keeping Their Options Open on Impeaching TrumpEven a tepid defense of Trump only gains 44 supporters.
  33. lindsey graham
    Lindsey Graham Said Syrian Kurds Were ‘Threat’ to Turkey in Prank CallGraham also appeared to assure the fake Turkish official that his party would help an Erdogan ally get off easy for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.
  34. president trump
    Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds May Be the Dumbest Move of His PresidencyHe found one of the few ways to make GOP senators shout, “Donald Trump is misusing executive power,” right as impeachment gets rolling.
  35. syria
    Why Trump’s Evangelical Allies Are Enraged Over His Betrayal of the KurdsNeocons aren’t the only ones angry at Trump for green-lighting a Turkish invasion. Religious leaders say it could harm Christians in the region.
  36. vision 2020
    What Will Republicans Do If Trump Goes Down?It’s unlikely, but if it happens, Republicans better hope Mike Pence survives the scandal, because there’s no obvious party savior otherwise.
  37. vision 2020
    Will Impeachment Bring Back ‘Kamala the Prosecutor’ and Save Her Candidacy?The trouble with this idea is that there’s no natural venue for Harris to shine on TV without a lot of Republican cooperation.
  38. the national interest
    Lindsey Graham Rests Entire Trump Defense on Word He Doesn’t UnderstandYou can’t just dismiss a bunch of proven facts by calling them “hearsay.”
  39. migrant crisis
    Lindsey Graham: ‘I Don’t Care’ if Migrants Stay in Detention for ‘400 Days’After visiting two migrant detention centers in Texas, the South Carolina senator was not filled with sympathy.
  40. russia investigation
    Donald Trump Jr. Agrees to ‘Limited’ Senate Testimony on Russia ProbeHe’s struck a deal to answer the Senate Intelligence Committee’s questions, ending the intra-party conflict over his subpoena.
  41. mueller time
    The End of Mueller’s Probe Renewed the Right’s Hillary Clinton ObsessionTrump supporters can’t let go of their hatred of his 2016 opponent, though they ought to be focused on 2020.
  42. russia investigation
    Lindsey Graham Just Made It Less Likely the Public Will See the Mueller ReportGraham shut down the House motion to give the Mueller report to the public and called for a counter-investigation into Hillary Clinton’s 2016 conduct.
  43. the national circus
    Lindsey Graham’s Claims About an Anti-Trump ‘Coup’ Are Just TrollingAndrew McCabe’s book provides more evidence that Trump’s Senate lackey is only threatening to probe the DOJ and FBI to give the president cover.
  44. government shutdown
    Republicans Signal They May Be Ready to End the ShutdownAfter six Republicans voted for a Democratic bill to end the shutdown, the GOP may be ready to negotiate before federal workers miss a second check.
  45. government shutdown
    It’s Official: We’re in the Longest Government Shutdown EverThe only path to a reopened federal government right now seems to be a national emergency declaration loaded with legal and political pitfalls.
  46. foreign policy
    Lindsey Graham Adds to Confusion Over Trump’s Plan to Leave Syria“I think we’re slowing things down in a smart way,” Graham said after a meeting with Trump Sunday.
  47. jamal khashoggi
    The Senate Is Now So Sure MBS Killed Khashoggi, It Might Oppose Starving YemenGOP senators are now convinced that the Saudi Crown prince ordered the killing. As punishment, they just might stop helping him commit war crimes.
  48. musical chairs
    Lindsey Graham to Become Senate Judiciary Chairman and Trump Point ManThe formerly independent Graham will now be the point man for Trump in a very sensitive position.
  49. the kavanaugh hearings
    Fear of a 2020 Primary May Have Made Lindsey Graham Go Feral Over KavanaughPerhaps private sycophancy towards Trump wasn’t protecting Graham’s flanks back home, so he went with public rage towards Trump’s enemies.
  50. the kavanaugh hearings
    Lindsey Graham’s Wild Idea for Trump’s Response If the Senate Rejects KavanaughIf Brett Kavanaugh goes down, Graham thinks Trump should lift him back up and make the midterms all about this judge.
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