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Impeachment hearings day one: Two perspectives
Hyperpartisanship isn't simply about differences of opinion. As impeachment has made clear, the two sides often see entirely different realities.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:27:28 -0500)
Trump, impeachment, and the whistleblower: Three questions
As the public phase of the House impeachment inquiry begins, how will Congress balance rights of accuser and accused?
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:27:00 -0500)
Has Trump overstepped limits of power? Public hearings begin.
Wednesday's opening marks the fourth time in U.S. history that Congress has launched impeachment proceedings against a sitting president.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:25:35 -0500)
Warrantless searches of devices at ports illegal, court rules
At airports and other ports of entry, phones and computers are often searched. A federal court said warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:48:34 -0500)
‘Watchmen’ brings 1921 Tulsa massacre to the fore: Three questions
The massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was largely forgotten, even by those living in the state. But as many as 300 black people died.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:31:37 -0500)
How Tom Perez plans to keep Democrats united
At a Monitor Breakfast, the DNC chair said every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has pledged to support the eventual nominee – despite the melange of personalities and ideologies remaining.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:51:00 -0500)
Beyond impeachment, is Congress getting anything else done?
Congress is struggling to agree on spending, trade, and other priorities. Impasses might have existed without impeachment – but it’s not helping.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:56:52 -0500)
Why Salvation Army is shuttering some ‘last chance’ rehab centers
The Salvation Army says a drop in thrift shop revenues is a reason it has closed some of its long-term care facilities for treating substance abuse.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:07:23 -0500)
DACA recipients get their day at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court’s decision could have major consequences both for presidential power and for the 700,000 DACA recipients.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:06:00 -0500)
Election vendors are 'prime targets,' need oversight
A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice shows the importance of federal oversight for private election vendors who participate in elections.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:18:20 -0500)
'Imteachment': Educators bring Congress into the classroom
How do you teach impeachment without students becoming partisan? Teachers say it takes a commitment to civility and sticking close to the facts.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:04:22 -0500)
‘Remember the sabbath’: How one family lives the Fourth Commandment
For Laura Nash, spending time together as a family on the Sabbath has been important. Part of a series on the Decalogue in modern life.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:28:00 -0500)
Giuliani, Ukraine, and back-channel diplomacy. Three precedents.
Presidents have used close aides or friends to handle international assignments, particularly at times of national stress. What’s different this time?
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:05:00 -0500)
Democrats are winning in suburbs. In rural America, it’s another story.
In Minnesota, two suburban pickups for Democrats in 2018 were counterbalanced by two rural districts that flipped in favor of Republicans.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:54:00 -0500)
For US veterans, what does it mean to heal a moral injury?
Moral injury, sometimes described as a “wound to the soul,” remains a little-recognized phenomenon a quarter-century after it was first diagnosed.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:25:00 -0500)
Success after war: Challenging the ‘broken vet’ myth (audio)
Less than 1% of Americans serve in the military. One result: War is often misunderstood. We focus on one overlooked element of the veteran experience: growth.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:00:42 -0500)
The 25th Amendment: Three questions about a tool to oust presidents
Some Donald Trump critics are calling for the use of the 25th Amendment to remove a president who is “unable to discharge [his] powers and duties.”
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:58:49 -0500)
Triumph over trolls: Somali American woman wins Maine election
Safiya Khalid faced threats and harassment during her campaign for city council in Lewiston, Maine, but won Tuesday with nearly 70% of the vote.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:45:00 -0500)
Las Vegas makes sleeping on downtown streets a misdemeanor
A new law states camping out on streets when shelter space is available is illegal, but critics claim the law criminalizes those facing homelessness.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:43:23 -0500)
The Democratic freak-out over Warren has begun
Concern about the Massachusetts senator's ability to win in key battleground states is generating new attacks from the Democratic establishment.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:55:00 -0500)
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