Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, left, and Foreign Service officer George Kent are sworn in before the House Intelligence Committee during the first public impeachment hearing.
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The first day of public impeachment testimony was defined, in part, by strongly worded statements from Representatives Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes.
President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019. Both men have put the rule of law in their crosshairs.
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Authoritative statements by esteemed officials that the rule of law has been violated no longer have political consequences. Scandals that would have ended careers only a few years ago barely register.
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From Boris Johnson to Donald Trump, a new breed of bullshitting politicians is flourishing.
Tallies are displayed as House members vote on a resolution on impeachment procedure on Oct. 31, 2019.
Democrats and Republicans are speaking about impeachment with dramatically different language. The winner of this frame war will succeed in shaping how Americans understand the impeachment inquiry.
Sen. Susan Collins is among the senators who have chosen to stay quiet about impeachment so far.
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No written law or rule requires the senators to remain silent on the issues. But it's probably a good idea, and a promising sign of fairness.
Vice President Spiro T. Agnew on Aug. 8, 1973 at a Washington news conference.
When Vice President Spiro Agnew gave a speech in 1969 bashing the press, he fired some of the first shots in a culture war that persists to this day.
A dog thought to be Conan, the working military dog that played a role in the capture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is displayed on a monitor at a Pentagon news conference on Oct. 30, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump lauded the dog despite frequently using the word ‘dog’ to attack his foes.
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The rapturous stories of the heroism and sacrifice of specially trained military and police dogs should not obfuscate the history of their ugly deployment against racialized peoples.
The whistleblower: in Trump’s sights.
A former British whistleblower on the damage done when those who come forward with the truth are stigmatised.
Pierre Trudeau is saluted by an RCMP officer as he carries son Justin to Rideau Hall in 1973, when the elder Trudeau was in a similar political situation as his son is today.
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There’s a different Trudeau in office in 2019 than there was in 1972, but Justin Trudeau is also leading a minority government, just as his father did — and the Canada-U.S. relationship is key.
Veterans for Peace gather for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol mall, Nov. 11, 2014, in St. Paul.
Veterans of past wars have long been at the forefront of peace advocacy in the United States.
Despite courting the Jewish vote, President Trump has used anti-Semitic rhetoric.
A task force has been assembled in the US Senate to fight anti-Semitism. A specialist in Jewish-American history says the group has a big job ahead of it. Anti-Semitism has a long history in the US.
Despite poor polling and an impeachment inquiry, Donald Trump has a reasonable chance of being elected again.
The president's support among non-college educated whites remains strong, and the only thing likely to shift that is a weakened economy.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in February . 2016.
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Whistleblowers may stop bad behavior and protect others from harm.
It’s harvest time.
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American farmers have suffered the most as a result of China's retaliatory tariffs yet surveys show they still back the president and his trade war.
Donald Trump: under scrutiny from mental health experts.
Discussing the mental health of leaders such as Donald Trump is controversial. But it's vital to understanding how disordered leaders rise to power.
Trump takes the stage at a Make America Great Again rally in April 2019 in Green Bay, Wis. Trump and his defenders claim the ongoing impeachment process is a coup. But is it Trump who’s truly engaging in a coup?
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Since the election of Donald Trump, the United States has been experiencing a slow-moving coup that is still in the process of toppling American democratic institutions.
The Capitol on the morning after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution to affirm the impeachment investigation.
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The House of Representatives voted Thursday on a resolution that laid out a process for the inquiry into the impeachment of President Donald Trump. But was the resolution constitutionally necessary?
Trump makes a statement at the White House following reports that U.S. forces attacked Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
After a foreign policy win, presidents usually enjoy a short-term poll boost. But that's often followed by a long-term decline.
President Donald Trump simulates a law enforcement officer holding a gun at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention in Chicago. If Trump’s support continues to fade, more senators will break from him because their voters demand it.
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If the U.S. Senate agrees to hear the articles of impeachment for Trump, it is not because of the U.S. founders' commitment to democracy, but rather in spite of their elitist design.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may not be irreplaceable, but in many respects he was uniquely suited to the times in which he led.
AAP/EPA/ al Furqan ISIS media wing handout
How much the leader's death might hinder the reemergence of IS greatly depends on how quickly its next leaders can be tracked down and dealt with.