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Senate Republicans must now decide whether to convict the president — an unlikely outcome. But even if they do, purging Trump from the party will prove more difficult.
In a photo from 2004, Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama, right, speaks with a fellow legislator on the floor of the state Senate chamber.
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Many former legislators offer accounts of their service – but few analyze the institutions in which they served.
Posting signs like this are often enough to avoid liability.
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Congress and the White House are trying to wrap up negotiations on a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus bailout, but Senate Republican demands for a liability shield has been a key obstacle.
President-elect Joe Biden stands on stage after making his victory speech on Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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President-elect Joe Biden has successfully enticed the young into politics. As he approaches his 78th birthday, will he also serve their interests?
President-elect Joe Biden speaks to supporters on Nov. 7 in Wilmington, Del.
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The US economy historically does better under Democratic presidents than Republicans, with far fewer months spent in recession
Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is one of relatively few women appointed to the federal judiciary by the current administration.
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Amy Coney Barrett may be a woman, but Trump’s other judicial appointments are 85% white and 76% male – the least diverse group of federal judges since Ronald Reagan.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with reporters, July 30, 2020.
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How an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate and remake the federal judiciary from top to bottom.
As the nation mourns Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a partisan fight over her replacement begins.
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Many Supreme Court nomination battles depended on whether the president's party also had control of the US Senate.
Conservative suit? Check. Rep tie? Check. Mitch McConnell looks every inch a senator.
Clothing is a way for politicians to convey authenticity and to tell their story.
Most states struggle to meet pension funding needs – and the pandemic will make it worse.
Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don't have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The pandemic could make that problem much worse.
Taking reasonable precautions such as wearing gloves can help businesses avoid civil liability.
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Some members of Congress want to grant businesses total immunity from coronavirus-related civil liability. A legal scholar explains why it's unnecessary – and may be counterproductive.
Trump hugs the American flag at a 2019 convention of political conservatives.
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President Trump's impeachment defense that the will of the president is no different from the will of the state and the good of the people has echoes in the decline of ancient Rome's democracy.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press briefing on October 8, 2019. She accused the White House of an “unlawful attempt to hide the facts” after it ruled out cooperating with an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.
The impeachment investigation of US president Donald Trump has formally started, but much has changed since 1974, when Richard Nixon was forced out of office.
Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, the senate majority leader, has a lot of power.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as a master of Senate rules. If the House impeaches President Trump, what could he do to influence the process – and outcome – of a trial?
The filibuster is like a stoplight that’s always red.
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Sen. Warren said the filibuster stands in the way of gun reform. It does, and so much more.
Polls show Americans want gun control, but it isn't a top-line issue for voters.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, left, and actor Danny Glover, right, testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Capitol Hill on June 19, 2019.
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Reparation opponents who oppose truth and reconciliation by insisting that America’s “original sin” of slavery is in the distant past should heed the lessons of Canada and South Africa.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.
Legal scholars offer a vision for appointing Supreme Court justices more fairly. While it wouldn't require any constitutional amendments, it would require Congress to pass a bill.
Primary voter in New Hampshire, 2016.
The more undemocratic tendencies of the US electoral system are growing stronger. As the midterm campaign season enters its final stage, it turns out that some votes count more than others.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for Roy Moore to step aside. He later said “let the voters decide.”
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Everything on the GOP wish list just became more daunting to achieve.