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  1. early and often
    MAGA World Dismisses Ken Paxton Impeachment As Political PersecutionDonald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marjorie Taylor Greene say the Texas attorney general’s impeachment on 20 articles was a RINO-led “witch hunt.”
  2. early and often
    McCarthy Is Open to Expunging Trump’s ImpeachmentsElise Stefanik and other House Republicans want to take back the insult to Trump and his “patriots” after January 6. Maybe they can do Nixon next.
  3. early and often
    Impeaching Biden Will Be Job One If Republicans Win the HouseSpeaker McCarthy will face intense pressure from the party’s MAGA wing to impeach Biden, setting up a performative Senate trial heading into 2024.
  4. early and often
    Trump (Mostly) Got His Revenge on Republicans Who Voted to ImpeachOnly two of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach will be on the ballot in November. Both benefitted from nontraditional primaries.
  5. trends
    The Limits of the Women’s Redemption PlotYou know the story: A previously maligned public figure gets an eight-episode empathy tour.
  6. power
    Yet Another Investigation Does Not Look Good for Andrew CuomoAn impeachment probe found “overwhelming evidence” the former governor engaged in sexual harassment.
  7. fact vs fiction
    Fact-checking Impeachment’s Final ActAn expert analysis of the finale’s depiction of the Starr report’s release and political fallout and our characters’ post-impeachment fates.
  8. overnights
    Impeachment: American Crime Story Season-Finale Recap: Monica’s StoryEveryone, to some degree, ends up losing in Impeachment’s finale. But the biggest losers are Monica Lewinsky and her erstwhile friend Linda Tripp.
  9. fact vs fiction
    Fact-Checking Impeachment’s ‘The Grand Jury’An expert analysis of the sympathetic and not-so-sympathetic treatment afforded to the Starr investigation’s key witnesses.
  10. overnights
    Impeachment: American Crime Story Recap: Put Her in a FootnoteThe crimes are Bill Clinton’s, but the punishment is mostly borne by the women unlucky enough to find themselves in his proximity.
  11. fact vs fiction
    Fact-Checking Impeachment’s ‘Stand by Your Man’An expert analysis of the enduring details (and jokes) that came out of Clinton’s grand jury testimony, and that “vast right-wing conspiracy” thing.
  12. history lessons
    How Impeachment’s Characters Compare to Their Real-Life CounterpartsThe historical figures behind American Crime Story’s latest yarn, from household names to those forgotten even by people who lived through the ’90s.
  13. becoming bill
    How Impeachment Transformed Clive Owen Into Bill Clinton“I have a memory of Clive in his full Clinton prosthetics chasing me down a hallway of the West Wing set because he was so excited.”
  14. fact vs fiction
    Fact-checking Impeachment’s ‘Assassination of Monica Lewinsky’An expert analysis of the dramatic license the show takes in the Clinton deposition and behind-the-scenes drama over securing immunity for Lewinsky.
  15. fact vs fiction
    Fact-checking Impeachment’s Dramatic Sting OperationAn expert analysis of how episode six, “Man Handled,” approaches the FBI’s interrogation and persuasion of Monica Lewinsky.
  16. fact vs fiction
    Impeachment: Fact-checking Episode Five, ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’An expert analysis of Clinton’s testimony in the Jones case and the behind-the-scenes drama in Ken Starr’s office.
  17. fact vs fiction
    Impeachment: Fact-checking Episode Four, ‘The Telephone Hour’An expert analysis of the personal and legal implications of Linda Tripp’s taped calls with Monica Lewinsky.
  18. q&a
    Billy Eichner and Cobie Smulders Enter Stage RightThe stars of Impeachment: American Crime Story on playing Matt Drudge and Ann Coulter, side characters who’d love to control the narrative.
  19. interview
    Annaleigh Ashford Wants You to Empathize With Paula JonesThe Impeachment star on acting opposite a roomful of men and wearing Jones’s real clothes onscreen.
  20. fact vs fiction
    Fact-checking Impeachment Episode Three, ‘Not To Be Believed’An expert analysis of everything from Matt Drudge’s dumpster diving to how Paula Jones really felt about that $700,000 settlement offer.
  21. fact vs fiction
    Fact-checking Impeachment, Episode Two, ‘The President Kissed Me’An expert analysis of everything from Clinton and Lewinsky’s first kiss to Linda Tripp’s Christmas obsession.
  22. american streaming story
    Hold On, Is Impeachment: American Crime Story Not on ‘FX on Hulu’?You might need a cable login for this one.
  23. fact vs fiction
    Fact-Checking the Impeachment: American Crime Story PremiereAn expert analysis of everything from Tripp and Lewinsky’s first meeting to the onion on Vince Foster’s burger.
  24. tv review
    Impeachment Asks Us to Gaze Upon Our Own DiscomfortThe newest American Crime Story is imperfect but transfixing, pushing the familiar tale of presidential scandal into the realm of American myth.
  25. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  26. albany
    Assembly Drops Cuomo Impeachment InvestigationLindsey Boylan, a former aide who accused the governor of harassment, called the Assembly’s move “an unjust cop-out.”
  27. explainer
    What to Know About the Cuomo Investigations and Possible ImpeachmentThe governor is still the subject of multiple state and federal investigations. Here’s where the probes stand, and how impeachment could play out.
  28. politics
    Pelosi and McCarthy Joust Over GOP Participation in January 6 PanelMcCarthy picked two MAGA hard-liners for the committee. Pelosi vetoed them, so all the GOP nominees quit. And now we have another stalemate.
  29. congress
    Bill Aims to Keep Trump From Becoming House SpeakerDemocrats could bar Trump and other nonmembers from serving as Speaker, but they may not want to draw attention to the zany proposal.
  30. conservatism
    It’s Tough to Prove You’re a ‘True Conservative’ in the Trump EraMany of the old principles of hard-core conservatism are still obligatory for Republicans. And now they have to demonstrate loyalty to Trump, too.
  31. the national interest
    Anti-Tax Lobby Seeks to Purge Democracy Supporters From the Republican PartyWhy is the Club for Growth going after Liz Cheney?
  32. politics
    Will Public Support Save Andrew Cuomo?He’s fairly popular now, but the record shows men like him don’t easily recover.
  33. casting
    Edie Falco to Play Hillary Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime StoryShe joins a cast that includes Clive Owen as President Clinton and Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinksy.
  34. cpac
    Trump’s Future Agenda: Suppress the Vote and Purge the RINOsHis speech at CPAC didn’t promise a candidacy in 2024, but did suggest he’d fight anyone he does not endorse.
  35. republicans
    Republican Impeachment Supporters Catch Hell Back HomeGoing against Donald Trump remains a deeply risky maneuver.
  36. donald trump
    Trump’s Popularity Among Republicans Is on the RiseSeven Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump, and others criticized him over the Capitol riot. But at the grass roots, it’s another story.
  37. politics
    How to Coup-Proof AmericaImpeachment is over, but the threat to democracy isn’t.
  38. 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.
  39. snl
    Trump’s Acquittal Is the First Order of Business in SNL Cold Open“It’s a great day for 30 percent of America.”
  40. impeachment
    Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial, 57-43: Live UpdatesThough seven Republican senators voted to convict, it wasn’t enough.
  41. impeachment trial
    Senate Acquits Trump; 7 Republicans Joined All 50 Democrats in ‘Guilty’ VoteMitch McConnell spoke after the verdict to denounce Trump’s conduct while insisting his trial was unconstitutional.
  42. impeachment trial
    Democrats Walk Back Witness Demand, Senate Moves Toward Acquittal of TrumpApparently Democrats decided ending the trial today had more value than a big fight over witnesses.
  43. 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.
  44. the national interest
    New Evidence Shows Trump Used Riot to Pressure Congress to Steal ElectionTrump may not have planned the attack, but now we know he exploited it.
  45. impeachment
    Impeachment? Biden Has More Important Things to Do.The president wants you to know that he’s too busy fixing the country to pay close attention.
  46. impeachment trial
    What Trump’s Lawyers Mean by ‘Constitutional Cancel Culture’Unbelievably, the supreme bully Trump is being depicted as a victim of Congress in a trial over his incitement of an attack on Congress.
  47. the national interest
    Trump’s Defense: What About Democratic Violence? (Answer: There Wasn’t Any.)His impeachment lawyers focus on whataboutism.
  48. impeachment
    The Timeline for Trump’s Second Impeachment TrialThe schedule and structure have been set, and the whole thing could be over in less than a week.
  49. impeachment
    Trump’s Defense for Inciting the Mob: Everybody’s Fighting!A video of Democrats saying the words fight or fighting was put together by his lawyers, likely for Trump’s entertainment.
  50. impeachment trial
    Impeachment Is Literally Congressional Self-Defense in Trump’s CaseIt’s the only way Congress can defend itself against executive abuses of power — this time, it’s was physical.
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