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How to watch Thursday’s town hall with Nancy Pelosi

How to watch Thursday’s town hall with Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will participate in a CNN town hall on Thursday, a day after the first House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing saw eight hours of debate over whether President Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukraine provided evidence of impeachable offenses. Pelosi has kept her cards close on impeachment, even as the House plows ahead…MORE

Pete Buttigieg scores endorsements from former Obama officials

Pete Buttigieg scores endorsements from former Obama officials

Three former Obama administration officials are endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president, as the South Bend, Indiana, mayor continues to stress comparisons between his presidential run and that of Barack Obama’s. Obama’s former special assistant and personal aide Reggie Love is endorsing Buttigieg, the campaign said. Love, who began his time with Obama as deputy political…MORE

Leaders learn the hard way that Trump will be Trump at NATO meeting

Leaders learn the hard way that Trump will be Trump at NATO meeting

At the outset of NATO’s 70th anniversary meeting, which was meant to promote the unity of the alliance, no one doubted President Donald Trump’s ability to disrupt, and he didn’t disappoint, taking his tactics to a new level. Trump laid into two leaders who theoretically should be among the US’s closest allies, dissing French President…MORE

A battle of attrition: It was a busy day in impeachment politics

A battle of attrition: It was a busy day in impeachment politics

In London, President Donald Trump, having been the subject of mockery by fellow world leaders at a major summit, packed up early and left without holding a traditional news conference — but not without firing back at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling him “two-faced.” In Washington, four law professors testifying before congressional impeachment investigators…MORE

Democrats’ new impeachment message: Expel Trump now

Democrats’ new impeachment message: Expel Trump now

Democrats are injecting an urgent new argument into their already fast-moving impeachment drive: President Donald Trump poses such a flagrant threat to the republic that there is no time to waste. Their emerging gambit is prompting Trump’s GOP defenders — who have long struggled to coalesce around a coherent strategy of their own — to…MORE

How constitutional scholars talk when they talk about the Constitution

How constitutional scholars talk when they talk about the Constitution

They brought solemn warnings but were ready to crack wise. They quoted the Constitution’s framers, Sir Thomas More and contemporary pols. They invoked everyday hypotheticals but also a supposed afterlife conversation with Alexander Hamilton. And as they expressed anger and fear, they wove in personal tales of a mail-order Thanksgiving turkey and an unhappy goldendoodle.…MORE

America still doesn’t know how to talk about Kamala Harris

America still doesn’t know how to talk about Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris’ campaign wasn’t perfect — but the context of her candidacy shouldn’t be ignored, either. The California Democrat, who on Tuesday bowed out of the 2020 bid for the White House, struggled to maintain a coherent vision on the campaign trail; internal turmoil also permeated her camp. But scrutiny of just these mistakes glosses…MORE

Giuliani’s calls with mysterious ‘-1’ raise more questions for House Democrats

Giuliani’s calls with mysterious ‘-1’ raise more questions for House Democrats

Phone records released this week as part of the House Democrats’ impeachment report revealed a series of calls from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to an “unidentified” number designated simply as “-1” that has investigators wondering who it is. The phone company logs, according to the report, also show Giuliani made several calls…MORE