Liz Cheney vs. MAGA

The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.

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As Coronavirus and Economic Woes Ravage Brazil, Bolsonaro Improvises and Confounds

Critics see the recent behavior of Brazil’s president — polarizing in the best of times — as an unnerving sign of a flailing leader. His strategy, if there is one, is difficult to discern.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #disease-rates, #impeachment, #politics-and-government

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The Long Road to Possibly Impeaching Cuomo

Lawmakers will need to navigate the shoals of Albany’s political traditions and the state’s relatively ill-defined impeachment process.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #impeachment, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sexual-harassment, #shutdowns-institutional, #state-legislatures

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Cuomo Could Be Impeached. Here’s How It Would Happen.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under investigation. If his own party moves against him, he could face New York’s first impeachment proceeding in more than a century.

#metoo-movement, #cuomo-andrew-m, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

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Can Biden Stay on the Sidelines of the Andrew Cuomo Saga?

The New York governor has been abandoned by top Democrats in his state, but the president is asking for investigations to proceed before passing judgment.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Rise and Fall of Andrew Cuomo

Even as he tries to plot a political survival strategy in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Mr. Cuomo is an object lesson on the dangers of kicking people on the way up.

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Is Undaunted

After seeing her eldest child through a medical nightmare, the six-term Republican from Washington was not intimidated by the idea of breaking with her party to support Donald J. Trump’s impeachment.

#conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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South Dakota Attorney General Faces Calls to Resign and Impeachment Over Crash

State officials released videos that show investigators confronting the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, with descriptions of his car hitting a man: “His face came through your windshield.”

#impeachment, #noem-kristi, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #state-legislatures, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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If There Was a Republican Civil War, It Appears to Be Over

The party belongs to Trump for as long as he wants it.

#burr-richard-m, #cassidy-bill-1957, #haley-nikki-r, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #toomey-patrick-j, #trump-donald-j

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Trump, in Scorching Attack on McConnell, Urges G.O.P. to Replace Him

The former president, breaking an unusually long silence, called the Senate minority leader a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” and called on Republicans in the chamber to find a new leader.

#chao-elaine-l, #elections-senate, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Legal Defense Team Was Defined by Stumbles, Clashes and Egos

The lawyers assembled by the former president to represent him in his Senate impeachment trial hardly knew one another. They prevailed in the end, but it wasn’t pretty.

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Adam Kinzinger, I Can Relate: When Politics Divides Families

A reader shares a painful experience and reconciliation. Also: Amazon’s business practices; the plight of Black immigrants.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-people, #illegal-immigration, #impeachment, #kinzinger-adam, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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An Impeachment Manager on Trump’s Acquittal

We look at the former president’s trial through the eyes of Stacey Plaskett, a Democratic congresswoman who sought his conviction.

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Don’t Care for This Impeachment? Wait Until Next Year

Leaders of both political parties suggest that impeachments, Electoral College standoffs and Supreme Court nomination blockades may become frequent fights in American politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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North Carolina Republicans Censure Richard Burr Over Impeachment Vote

The senator, who is retiring, is one of seven Republicans who voted with Democrats to find Donald J. Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol.

#burr-richard-m, #elections-senate, #impeachment, #north-carolina, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #trump-lara-1982, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Joe Neguse and Stacey Plaskett Plan to Wield Their Influence After Impeachment

Both representatives said they took note of their roles as among the few Black lawmakers who played a role in the historic proceeding.

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Impeachment’s Over. Bring On the Criminal Investigations.

After Mitch McConnell’s cynical speech, Republicans can’t complain.

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Mitch McConnell Is So Over Trump That He Voted to Absolve Him

On the impeachment front, it was an exciting — if sometimes perplexing — weekend.

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Biden Takes Center Stage With Ambitious Agenda as Trump’s Trial Ends

The president plans to quickly press for his $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, and then move on to infrastructure, immigration, climate change and other major priorities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #law-and-legislation, #stimulus-economic, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Blue Lives Matter Is Over

Once the Trump mob attacked officers, Republican hypocrisy was exposed.

#assaults, #attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #criminal-justice, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #impeachment, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tillis-thomas-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Why Seven Republican Senators Voted to Convict Trump

The Republicans who broke with their party to find Donald J. Trump guilty were an eclectic group, bound by their shared lack of concern about retribution from the former president or his followers.

#burr-richard-m, #cassidy-bill-1957, #collins-susan-m, #elections-senate, #impeachment, #murkowski-lisa, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #sasse-benjamin-e, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #toomey-patrick-j, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Calls Grow for Commission to Investigate Capitol Riot

Lawmakers are increasingly pushing for a 9/11-style panel that would examine failures and make recommendations. It could also be a final chance for Congress to hold Donald J. Trump to account.

#democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #national-commission-on-terrorist-attacks-upon-the-united-states, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Lara Trump for North Carolina Senate Seat? Trump’s Trial Is Renewing Talk

Senator Richard M. Burr’s vote to convict the former president has intensified speculation that Ms. Trump might galvanize staunch Trump loyalists behind a possible bid for Mr. Burr’s seat in 2022.

#burr-richard-m, #elections-senate, #impeachment, #north-carolina, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-lara-1982, #united-states-politics-and-government

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For Trump, an Escape, Not an Exoneration

The president who emerged from last year’s impeachment trial feeling emboldened emerges from this one secluded behind closed doors in Florida and facing an uncertain political and legal future.

#impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution

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How Democrats Could Have Made Republicans Squirm

G.O.P. lawmakers were unlikely to convict Trump. But a different approach to impeachment would have been more difficult for them to ignore.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitution-us, #democratic-party, #hamilton-alexander, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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After the Speech: What Trump Did as the Capitol Was Attacked

New evidence emerged in the impeachment trial about what President Donald J. Trump did from roughly 1 to 6 p.m. the day of the Capitol attack. But many questions remain unanswered.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-capitol-police

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Trump Acquitted of Inciting Insurrection, Even as Bipartisan Majority Votes ‘Guilty’

The verdict was unlikely to be the final word for former President Donald J. Trump, his badly divided party or the festering wounds the Jan. 6 riot that prompted the impeachment left behind.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government

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McConnell, Denouncing Trump After Voting to Acquit, Says His Hands Were Tied

The top Senate Republican gave his most damning condemnation of Donald Trump, but said the Senate had no power to convict an ex-president. He had refused to try Mr. Trump while he remained in office.

#democratic-party, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Takeaways From Day 5 of Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Seven Republicans broke ranks in voting to convict former President Donald J. Trump, and despite moving to acquit the former president, Senator Mitch McConnell condemned him on the Senate floor.

#burr-richard-m, #democratic-party, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Here are the seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump.

The vote was the most bipartisan for a presidential impeachment conviction in United States history.

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The ‘Disgraceful Acquittal’ of Donald Trump

“A sad, sad day for democracy,” one reader writes. “It was craven cowardice for Republicans to put Mr. Trump before country,” writes another.

#impeachment, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republican Acquittal of Trump Is a Defining Moment for Party

Even off-line and off camera at his Palm Beach, Fla., estate, and offering only a feeble impeachment defense through his legal team in Washington, Donald J. Trump remains a dominant force in right-wing politics.

#cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #cramer-kevin, #impeachment, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What We Learned About the Capitol Riots From the Impeachment Trial

Yet for all the heart-pounding narrative of that day presented on the Senate floor, what was also striking was how many questions remained unanswered.

#democratic-party, #impeachment, #pence-mike, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Republicans, Brought to Their Knees

They stand for nothing. The Senate trial proved that.

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As Impeachment Nears End, Federal Inquiry Looms as Reminder of Trump’s Role in Riot

The investigation is in its beginning stages, and it may ultimately provide a clear portrait of the former president’s part in the Capitol attack.

#impeachment, #justice-department, #oath-keepers, #pezzola-dominic, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Impeachment Trial Saturday Guide: Time, Streaming, Defense and Prosecution

Closing arguments from both sides could set up a final vote to convict or acquit former President Donald J. Trump.

#democratic-party, #impeachment, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What to Watch For in the Impeachment Trial on Saturday

Closing arguments from both sides could set up a final vote to convict or acquit former President Donald J. Trump.

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Donald Trump’s Impeachment Legacy: Violent Extremism

Whether or not Mr. Trump is convicted, the extremism that flourished under his administration is embedded in our politics.

#cassidy-bill-1957, #impeachment, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j

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How Media Differs in Coverage of Trump Impeachment Trial

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #cuomo-christopher, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #impeachment, #ingraham-laura-a, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr

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What We Learned from Day 4 of the Impeachment Trial

Former President Donald J. Trump’s team presented its defense to senators, using far less than the allotted 16 hours.

#impeachment, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Taste for Blood

If Republicans won’t convict, bring on the handcuffs.

#impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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You Can Barely Tell It’s the Same Trial in Cable Impeachment Coverage

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

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Another First for an Impeachment Trial: Meeting During a Pandemic

When the last impeachment trial was underway, the coronavirus had not yet begun raging in the United States. For this one, the pandemic has been a major factor.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #impeachment, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Lawyers Deny He Incited Capitol Mob, Saying It’s Democrats Who Spur Violence

The former president’s legal team rested its case without using even a quarter of the 16 hours allotted to it.

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Trump Is Guilty

There’s no doubt who must be held responsible for attacking the Capitol and trying to overturn the results of the election.

#impeachment, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Lawyers on Day 4 of Impeachment Trial

The three members of the former president’s legal team made a number of misleading or false claims about the events of Jan. 6, antifa, the impeachment process and voter fraud.

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Trump’s Lawyers Repeated Inaccurate Claims in Impeachment Trial

The three members of the former president’s legal team made a number of misleading or false claims about the events of Jan. 6, antifa, the impeachment process and voter fraud.

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For the Defense: Twisted Facts and Other Staples of the Trump Playbook

The lawyers representing the former president in his impeachment trial are the latest in a rotating cast that has always had trouble satisfying a mercurial and headstrong client.

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Takeaways From Day 4 of Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Former President Donald J. Trump’s team presented its defense to senators, using far less than the allotted 16 hours.

#impeachment, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Conservative Outlets Are Covering Impeachment, or Not

“There’s no consistent narrative that the conservative media is pushing, which is extremely atypical,” one media critic said.

#impeachment, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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