Vandalizing Our Democracy

Donald Trump cares about nothing else except undermining our country’s election results.

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Trump Loves to Use the Pardon Power. Is He Next?

There is little to be done right now about the president’s self-serving ways, but Congress can limit future abuses.

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Meet a Secret Trump Voter

‘Being a lesbian who’s voting for Trump is like coming out of the closet again.’

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

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The Evangelicals Who Are Taking on QAnon

Some leaders are trying to save their flocks from the lure of the online conspiracy theory.

#clinton-bill, #conspiracy-theories, #evangelical-movement, #falwell-jerry, #qanon, #trump-donald-j, #whites

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Democrats Nominate Biden for President in Roll-Call, Delivering Long-Sought Prize

In a virtual roll call showcasing its diversity, the party rewarded Joe Biden with the nomination he has pursued intermittently since 1988. The long-awaited victory is a triumph of personal and political endurance.

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Democrats Nominate Biden for President, Ending His Long Quest

In a virtual roll call showcasing its diversity, the party delivered to the former vice president a prize he has pursued intermittently since 1988. The long-awaited victory is a triumph of personal and political endurance.

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Keynote Speaker? How About 17 of Them

Democrats have assembled a mash-up of 17 of the “next generation of party leaders,” instead of one featured speaker. But are they missing an opportunity to showcase the next Barack Obama?

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For Bill Clinton, a Chance to Address a Party That Has Left Him Behind

When the former president speaks on Tuesday, it will be the first Democratic convention in 36 years where he will be little more than a bystander, as the party he once led to the political center shifts steadily to the left.

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #democratic-national-convention, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Democrats Are Lining Up Their Convention Speakers

Prime-time keynote speeches will feature Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday and Barack Obama on Wednesday before Joe Biden’s acceptance address on Thursday.

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Praise for John Lewis Pours in From Nation’s Political Elite

Mr. Lewis, who died on Friday at 80, was instrumental in the historic struggle for racial equality in the United States. “We have lost a giant,” Bill and Hillary Clinton said in a joint statement.

#clinton-bill, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #lewis-john-r, #omar-ilhan, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Tenacity of the Franco-American Ideal

Can a slave owner be celebrated for writing a liberating sentence?

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President Biden’s First Day

Imagining Jan. 20, 2021.

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In Commuting Stone’s Sentence, Trump Goes Where Nixon Would Not

Senator Mitt Romney called the commutation an act of “unprecedented, historic corruption.”

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In the Supreme Court’s Trump Tax Ruling, Voters Lose

The justices reiterated that no president is above the law, but voters still won’t see his taxes before November.

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How the Trump Campaign Is Drawing Obama Out of Retirement

More than three years after his exit, the 44th president of the United States is back on a political battlefield he longed to leave.

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Past Presidents Faced Police Brutality and Protests. They Handled It Differently.

President Trump’s predecessors took different approaches when responding — or not responding — to police killings or assaults of black men. But they never threatened violence against protesters.

#bush-george, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #obama-barack, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j

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The Conference Call Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court considered two sets of cases with potentially historic implications for presidential power — over the phone.

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‘Rodham’ Asks: What If Hillary Clinton Never Married Bill?

A new novel hypothesizes a different history — and future — for a trailblazing woman.

#books-and-literature, #clinton-bill, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #first-ladies-us, #rodham-book, #sittenfeld-curtis, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Bid to the Supreme Court to Stand Above the Law

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue the president’s claim that he has absolute immunity while in office.

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I Believe Tara Reade. I’m Voting for Joe Biden Anyway.

The importance of owning an ugly moral choice.

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George W. Bush Calls for End to Pandemic Partisanship

In a video posted online, the former president, who generally avoids speaking out on current affairs, urged Americans to “remember how small our differences are” in a time of crisis.

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Amid a Rising Coronavirus Death Toll, Trump Leaves the Grieving to Others

President Trump has led no national mourning for the more than 62,700 Americans who have died from the coronavirus, emphasizing confidence about the future rather than dwelling on the present.

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Trump’s Contempt for the Ex-Presidents Is Costing Us Right Now

A sitting command in chief used to call on predecessors to provide a sense of national unity. Not this one.

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Trump Turns Shared American Experiences Into Us vs. Them

Nostalgia for a time when Democratic leaders could embrace Republican leaders in a moment of crisis — and when a bipartisan group would gather for an annual roasting in Washington.

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Madeleine Albright: The Best Response to the Coronavirus Is Resilience

These are hard times, but we have seen worse. Courage, staying calm and counting on one another can get us through.

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Linda Tripp, Key Figure in Clinton Impeachment, Dies

She gave over her secretly recorded conversations with Monica Lewinsky to an independent prosecutor, a pivot point in the investigation.

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The Safety Net Got a Quick Patch. What Happens After the Coronavirus?

The emergency legislation enacted by Congress with support from Republicans and President Trump has intensified a long-running debate about whether the United States does enough in ordinary times to protect the needy.

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