Criminal charges against former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot could spark political consequences – not only for Trump, but for US democracy.
The January 6, 2021, Capitol riot happened a year ago. But the attempt to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power was just one part of a larger, and more long-term, attempt to undo US democracy.
Diaries, visitor logs, handwritten notes and speech drafts are among the records Donald Trump has tried to keep from a Congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot of Jan. 6.
Donald Trump asked his former presidential aides not to testify before a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection – testing the limits of congressional oversight.
Donald Trump’s lawsuit to stop the release to Congress of potentially embarrassing or incriminating documents puts the National Archives in the middle of an old legal conflict.
Former aides to Donald Trump have refused and delayed compliance with a subpoena issued by the Jan. 6 committee. It has set up a messy legal fight over executive privilege.
For much of the country’s history, the Republican Party was the party of Lincoln and racial equality, and the Democratic Party backed Jim Crow laws and white supremacy. The two parties switched.
The Vietnam War was the defining issue for Joe Biden’s generation. His botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan could be the defining act of his presidency.
Nixon’s decision left the IMF without a clearly defined role. Under the leadership of the industrialised countries, it began to fashion a new more intrusive and ideological role.
What do Biden’s first 100 days in office mean for the next four years in terms of foreign policy? There are already some clues — but questions too.
The episode might have slipped quietly from the news had Nixon decided to not attack the messenger.
US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia may have expressed regrets over controversial comments and social media postings. But not to the public, and not in a way that would mitigate harm.
The vice president may be second in line for the most powerful job in the nation, but there isn’t necessarily a lot to do besides wait – unless the president wants another adviser.
The outgoing president has threatened US democracy. There must be consequences.
After release of tape recordings in which Nixon ordered the Watergate coverup, he resigned under pressure by congressional Republicans. Today’s GOP had a different response to the Trump tape.
Only one American president – Grover Cleveland – has lost reelection and then won back his office.
Five of the six disputed presidential elections in US history were resolved and the country moved on – but one ended in civil war. What will happen if the 2020 election is contested?
The elections of 1876, 1888, 1960 and 2000 were among the most contentious in American history.
Journalists want to be first to tell the public who won, but the 2020 election night news frenzy may be very different from past years’ coverage.
For the winner, it’s the achievement of a lifetime. For the loser, not so much.