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Brash New York businessman with a history of scattered political affiliations and controversial ideas jumps into crowded primary, spending his own money on long-shot presidential bid.
Of course, that accurately described Donald Trump in 2015. But in 2019, it also fits Michael Bloomberg.
The former...Read more
Back in September 2018, as the Massachusetts junior senator was still mulling a 2020 bid, a new poll out of her home state sent shock waves through political circles. Fifty-eight percent of Massachusetts voters did not want Elizabeth Warren to run for president.
That was the start of a rocky few months for Warren. In October, in response to ...Read more
At a time when politics has become less and less about governing and increasingly, well, about politics, this week is perhaps the penultimate illustration.
This week the testimony began in President Trump's impeachment inquiry, and the nation is watching as members of Congress from both sides of the aisle perform for the cameras and their bases...Read more
While Democrats are celebrating a number of significant local electoral victories in unlikely places this week, Republicans are left struggling to keep the political shrapnel from grazing their cult commander, President Trump.
And not doing it particularly well, either.
Don Trump Jr. was on Fox News Tuesday night working hard to insist that ...Read more
Trying to keep up with the ever-changing positions of President Trump's loyalists is hard work.
This week, Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Brian Kilmeade, Fox News guest John Yoo, CNN contributor Sean Duffy and others suggested that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Ukrainian-born American, war hero and Purple Heart recipient, was loyal to ...Read more
Donald Trump has been president for nearly three years. He's been on Twitter for more than 10. Yet the only thing more surprising than President Trump's increasingly awful, hideously unpresidential, deeply divisive tweets is that we still manage to be surprised by them.
The latest, in which he called the impeachment inquiry against him "a ...Read more
At the first Democratic primary debate since the American political landscape tectonically shifted, it's no surprise the potential impeachment of President Trump was a significant focus of the night.
How, why and when Trump should be impeached drew creative and passionate responses from the people vying for his job.
It was one of many agenda ...Read more
Back in 2011, the embers of the Syrian war sparked in the southwestern town of Daraa in a siege by the Assad regime's Syrian Army that resulted in the deaths of up to 240 civilians, many of them children.
Eight years later, you're forgiven if you've forgotten why that war began, or why so many have died since -- upwards of half a million people...Read more
It sure seems like President Trump is in serious trouble.
According to the latest CNN poll, nearly half of Americans support impeaching and removing him from office. That's up from 41% in May. Most notably, and alarmingly for Trump, that shift has come largely from independents and Republicans, for whom support has risen 11 and 8 points, ...Read more
The insultapalooza that was the 2016 presidential election -- wherein Donald Trump doled out emasculating nicknames to his opponents, attacked women for their looks, and mocked everyone from an American war hero and disabled journalist to a Gold Star family -- is burned on the brains of Democrats.
That feature of the 2016 election, in fact, has...Read more
Two upstarts in the 2020 presidential election -- Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson -- are both polling well below the front of the pack. Yang is at 3%, according to Real Clear Politics' polling average, and Williamson is at a meager 0.5%. Contrastingly, the three front-runners -- Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren -- currently ...Read more
The right of every citizen to an attorney during a criminal prosecution is one of America's most important democratic tenets, protected by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution.
This holds for even the worst among us. Serial killers Ted Bundy and Charles Manson had attorneys. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh did, too.
Alan Dershowitz has...Read more