Democratic Candidates Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy at South Carolina Events
by Stephanie Saul on January 20, 2020 at 4:43 pm
Most of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls planned to take part in speeches, a march and a rally in the state capital, before heading to an Iowa forum focused on minority communities.
The Big Ask of Black Voters: Trust the Government
by Astead W. Herndon on January 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are trying to woo older black voters with policy. Those policies may be why they’re struggling to win their support.
Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou’s Extradition Fight: What to Know
by Dan Bilefsky and Tracy Sherlock on January 20, 2020 at 3:37 pm
A Canadian judge will hear evidence on whether to extradite Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer, to the United States to face fraud charges. Here’s what you need to know.
The Trump Impeachment and the Question of Precedent, Part II: The Trouble With Alan Dershowitz’s ‘Constitutional Argument’
by Bob Bauer on January 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has argued for broadly restrictive conditions on impeachment. His objective, as he described it, is to avert the setting of “toxic” and […]
WATCH: Eric Trump Rips the Mainstream Media for Their Political Bias
on January 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm
WATCH: Eric Trump Rips the Mainstream Media for Their Political Bias ... Fact Check the Left — Townhall's experts break down and fact check leftist ...
Democrats Seek More Testimony and Evidence for Impeachment Trial
by Sharon LaFraniere on January 20, 2020 at 2:20 pm
Even as the Senate prepares for the substantive start of the proceedings against President Trump, there are big unanswered questions. Here are some of them.
Critics fear Facebook fact-checkers losing misinformation fight
on January 20, 2020 at 12:33 pm
Facebook's program to hire third-party fact-checkers to crack down on misinformation on the platform has been ramping up, with partners adding staff ...
Trump's Numbers January 2020 Update
on January 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm
This is our eighth quarterly update of the “Trump's Numbers” scorecard that we posted in January 2018 and have updated every three months, most ...
Fact check: 65 ways Trump has been dishonest about Ukraine and impeachment
on January 20, 2020 at 11:03 am
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump is dishonest about a whole lot of things. But he is rarely as comprehensively dishonest as he has been ...
John Delaney Is Still Running. Why?
by Edward-Isaac Dovere on January 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
The first Democrat to declare his 2020 presidential candidacy remains in the race. Almost nobody knows that.
Fact Check: Did US Army Order Enlisting of Civilians During Iran Tension?
on January 20, 2020 at 8:37 am
Pentagon and the White House had officially confirmed that President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iran's high-profile General in an ...
President Trump made 16,241 false or misleading claims in his first three years
by Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, Meg Kelly on January 20, 2020 at 8:00 am
The president said twice as many false or misleading claims in 2019 as he did in 2017 and 2018 combined.
Trump's Boast About Republican Party Strength Gets A Brutal Fact-Check
on January 20, 2020 at 7:52 am
President Donald Trump bragged on Sunday that the Republican Party has never been stronger or more united than it is right now, even as his ...
AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump's impeachment defense
on January 20, 2020 at 5:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness ...
New York Times Editorial Board Endorses Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren
by Lisa Lerer on January 20, 2020 at 4:31 am
The decision to endorse two candidates was a significant break with convention. The board said it reflected the Democratic Party’s “radical” and “realist” models.
Lawmakers Clash Over Shape of Impeachment Trial as Rules Vote Looms
by Michael D. Shear on January 20, 2020 at 3:33 am
Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, accused the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, of keeping the chamber in the dark about his proposed rules and planning to conduct a rushed trial.
Struggle Between N.S.A. and Congress Over Ukraine Records Breaks Into Open
by David E. Sanger on January 20, 2020 at 2:43 am
Representative Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, said the agency was withholding documents from his panel, including some that might be useful in the impeachment trial.
Mentioning Trump and K.K.K. in Same Sentence, Biden Condemns Hate
by Stephanie Saul on January 20, 2020 at 1:30 am
On his first campaign stop for the Martin Luther King holiday in South Carolina, Joe Biden denounced the president in some of his strongest language yet.
Sanders and Warren Try to Tone Down Rift. Some of Their Supporters Seem Less Willing.
by Jonathan Martin and Astead W. Herndon on January 20, 2020 at 1:19 am
The two progressive candidates seem to be trying to play down their differences that came into view over the past week. But many of their supporters were not ready to move on.
Where Is Cory Gardner?
by Elaina Plott on January 20, 2020 at 12:16 am
As the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump nears, the Republican senator from Colorado has gone to ground as he tries to keep moderates and independents in his corner while facing a tough […]
The Trial That Would Be a Template
by Peter Baker on January 20, 2020 at 12:00 am
Twenty-one years ago, President Bill Clinton was brought up on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors. But there were some big differences from what President Trump now faces.
A Small Step for Space Force Is Not a Giant Leap for Uniform Design
by Aimee Ortiz on January 19, 2020 at 8:06 pm
The unveiling of the new military branch’s name tape — “U.S. Space Force,” embroidered in blue — was overshadowed by reactions to its familiar camouflage uniform.
As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, U.S. Finds
by Lara Jakes on January 19, 2020 at 7:04 pm
State Department analysts found that Russian-linked Twitter accounts sought to sow confusion in South American nations that oppose the Moscow-backed government in Venezuela.
Even C-SPAN Is Piqued: Senate Puts Limits on Trial Coverage
by Michael M. Grynbaum on January 19, 2020 at 6:18 pm
The Senate will control the cameras during the impeachment trial, limiting what viewers see, and reporters will be confined to roped-off areas.
The Trump Campaign Hits a Major Milestone Ahead of the 2020 Election
on January 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm
It's a little over halfway through January and President Donald Trump's ... Fact Check the Left — Townhall's experts break down and fact check leftist ...
Biden and Sanders Clash Over Social Security
by Katie Glueck on January 19, 2020 at 5:59 pm
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and advisers to the Sanders campaign exchanged sharp accusations over his record as the two presidential candidates chased an overlapping slice of blue-collar voters.
Jan. 19 - Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. David Perdue, and County to County Milwaukee
by Chuck Todd, NBC News on January 19, 2020 at 4:47 pm
Exclusive interviews with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) as the Senate prepares to sit as a jury on the impeachment trial of President Trump. Also, County to County: Dante […]
The Lawfare Podcast Shorts: The Sordid Story of Impeachment
by Mikhaila Fogel on January 19, 2020 at 3:49 pm
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is set to begin on Jan. 21, and the question of what constitutes an impeachable offense is sure to feature in the trial itself and in the broader […]
The Age of Open Assassination
by Audrey Kurth Cronin on January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Editor’s Note: The killing of Qassem Soleimani is only the latest U.S. killing of enemies with terrorism links—a process that began with President George W. Bush, accelerated under […]
'Get your mops & buckets ready!' Trump mocks NY City's $200 billion sea wall proposal
on January 19, 2020 at 1:30 pm
President Donald Trump responded to the proposal the following afternoon by dismissing it as “costly, foolish ... (Fact-check: FALSE.) But sadly for the ...
Trump’s Defense Team Calls Impeachment Charges ‘Brazen’ as Democrats Make Legal Case
by Michael D. Shear and Nicholas Fandos on January 19, 2020 at 2:28 am
In a six-page filing formally responding to the impeachment charges, President Trump’s lawyers rejected the case against him as illegitimate and described the effort to remove him as dangerous.
House Releases Impeachment Trial Brief
by Quinta Jurecic on January 18, 2020 at 10:22 pm
The House of Representatives has released its trial brief in the impeachment trial of President Trump, available here and below. The president's defense team is set to file their response on Monday, […]
The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
by Hannah Kris on January 18, 2020 at 6:38 pm
Samuel Morse analyzed how adopting the Federal Rules of Evidence for the Senate impeachment trial would really impact proceedings. Mieke Eoyang and Anisha Hindocha criticized Mitch McConnell’s […]
The First Test for Chief Justice Roberts? McConnell's Organizing Resolution for Impeachment
by Margaret Taylor on January 18, 2020 at 5:31 pm
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has passed the articles of impeachment to the Senate, the senators have sworn their oaths, and the impeachment trial of President Trump is set to begin on Jan. 21. […]
Why Electing a Female President Is Secondary for Some Women
by Lisa Lerer on January 18, 2020 at 5:07 pm
In the Trump era, some voters say the power of a symbolic first is overshadowed by anxiety about defeating him.
House Democrats’ balancing act: Argue case against Trump is solid while seeking more evidence
by Paul Kane on January 18, 2020 at 4:15 pm
As the seven impeachment managers make their pitch, they have to be careful not to undermine the quality of their investigation into the Ukraine scandal.
The Lawfare Podcast: Batya Ungar-Sargon on the Anti-Semitic Violence in New York
by Jen Patja Howell on January 18, 2020 at 2:30 pm
Batya Ungar-Sargon is the opinion editor of The Forward, the Jewish newspaper published out of New York City. She has been among the chroniclers, both in print and on Twitter, of the recent spate of […]
Does Chuck Schumer Have an AOC Problem?
by Russell Berman on January 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Amid talk of a primary challenge, the Senate Democratic leader cast a surprising vote against the USMCA trade deal, bucking most of his party.
Progressives Warn of a Great Deflation
by Elaine Godfrey on January 18, 2020 at 10:00 am
The left is more energized than ever. So what happens if Joe Biden is the nominee?
Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage
by Adam Liptak on January 18, 2020 at 12:32 am
The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds.
House Releases Additional Material From Lev Parnas
by Quinta Jurecic on January 18, 2020 at 12:25 am
The House Judiciary Committee has released additional material from Lev Parnas related to the ongoing impeachment inquiry, available below. Transmittal Letter iMessage Excerpts (Rudy Giuliani) […]
Netanyahu and the Anatomy of a Constitutional Crisis
by Elena Chachko on January 17, 2020 at 11:42 pm
Amidst a flurry of constant political maneuvering, intense legal debate and multiple Supreme Court cases, Israel has been stuck in political and constitutional deadlock for nearly a year. For […]
Democrats Can Qualify for the Next Debate by Winning a Single Delegate in Iowa
by Maggie Astor on January 17, 2020 at 10:09 pm
Candidates like Andrew Yang and Michael R. Bloomberg, who were excluded from the last debate, can take a new path to the stage for the next one, to be held Feb. 7 in New Hampshire.
Joe Biden’s Poll Numbers Are Steady, but Are They Immovable?
by Giovanni Russonello on January 17, 2020 at 9:43 pm
Mr. Biden has largely relied on the perception that he is the best-positioned candidate to beat President Trump.
Today's Headlines and Commentary
by Hannah Kris on January 17, 2020 at 8:49 pm
Ukraine’s prime minister has submitted his resignation after a recording surfaced in which he appeared to disparage Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s grasp of economics, reports […]
Was the Soleimani Killing an Assassination?
by Shane Reeves, Winston Williams on January 17, 2020 at 7:12 pm
The Jan. 3 killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, has generated a robust conversation in the media on whether the air strike should be characterized as an […]
Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Not Impressed
by Edward-Isaac Dovere on January 17, 2020 at 5:59 pm
Not with Trump, not with the Green New Deal, and not with the Democrats running for president
The Atlantic Politics Daily: The Contractors Fighting America’s Wars
by Shan Wang on January 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm
They’re ubiquitous but largely unseen; they’re indispensable but under-acknowledged. And presidents usually ignore the thousands who have died. Plus: Andrew Yang is not a joke.
Examining the Shortcomings of the Senate Intelligence Committee's 'Torture Report'
by Brian Greer on January 17, 2020 at 3:45 pm
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s (SSCI’s) groundbreaking study on the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) has been receiving attention again due to […]
NSA General Counsel Remarks to the American Bar Association
by Glenn Gerstell on January 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Editor's Note: This post is adapted from remarks delivered to the Standing Committee on Law and National Security of the American Bar Association on January 15, 2020. Something quite […]
Apple vs FBI: Pensacola Isn’t San Bernardino
by Nicholas Weaver on January 17, 2020 at 1:59 pm
We’ve heard this story before: A terrorist takes a legally purchased gun and goes on a shooting spree. After the shooter’s demise, the FBI is left holding an encrypted iPhone belonging to […]
Tor Hidden Services Are a Failed Technology, Harming Children, Dissidents and Journalists
by Brian Levine, Brian Lynn on January 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm
A recent series of New York Times articles reported on the deeply disturbing amount of child sexual exploitation material that is available on the Internet. The articles discuss personal accounts of […]
The War Machine Is Run on Contracts
by Kathy Gilsinan on January 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm
America's wars wouldn’t be possible without contractors, but presidents usually ignore the thousands who have died.
Can You Cure a Domestic Abuser?
by Matthew Wolfe on January 17, 2020 at 11:00 am
A class developed in Duluth, Minnesota, has heavily influenced how domestic abusers are rehabilitated across the U.S. But critics question whether it works.
Has the Women’s March Accomplished Anything?
by Emma Green on January 17, 2020 at 10:00 am
Carmen Perez, one of the march’s original co-chairs, describes the organization’s efforts to find its identity after three years of battling controversy.
Andrew Yang’s Campaign Is Not a Joke
by Edward-Isaac Dovere on January 17, 2020 at 10:00 am
His sometimes-goofy bid has been a surprise success. But can he make voters take the idea of Commander in Chief Yang seriously?
The National Security Law Podcast: This Podcast Can’t Spell Sesquicenteninial!
by Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck on January 16, 2020 at 10:50 pm
It’s episode 150, and to celebrate we have a special guest: The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Christopher Krebs! That’s right, we’ve got […]
Fault Lines: Soleimani Fallout
by Lester Munson on January 16, 2020 at 10:30 pm
Dana, Jamil, Jodi and Lester discuss the current state of affairs between Iran and the United States, for better and for worse. A vigorous and pointed analysis of congressional war powers is not to […]
The Sordid Story of Impeachment
by Hilary Hurd on January 16, 2020 at 8:16 pm
Tipsy on the bench. Cursing at the God Almighty. Making intemperate speeches about Congress. Sexual assault. Tax evasion. “Prostituting ... high office to his lust for private gain.” Even […]
The Atlantic Daily: The Senate Takes the Impeachment Case
by Christian Paz on January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Newly released documents provided by Lev Parnas offer more damning evidence against the president. Plus: bipartisan kumbaya in Kansas (spoiler: legislation passed).
Livestream: Senators Sworn in for Senate Impeachment Trial
by Hannah Kris on January 16, 2020 at 6:11 pm
On Jan.16 at 1:00 p.m., all 100 senators will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the first steps of the Trump impeachment trial. President Trump has been charged by the House of […]
The Lawfare Podcast: Bobby Chesney and Danielle Citron on Deep Fakes
by Jen Patja Howell on January 16, 2020 at 4:52 pm
On this episode of the Arbiters of Truth series, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with law professors Bobby Chesney and Danielle Citron about deep fakes—that is, artificial audio and video […]
The Federal Reserve Considers the Economics of Climate Change in 2020
by Rachel Westrate on January 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm
Economic stability and action on climate change have often been understood as incompatible with one another. But the opposite is the case. Instead, the first days of 2020 have emphasized the crucial […]
Government Accountability Office Finds White House Violates Law by Withholding Aid to Ukraine
by Hadley Baker on January 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a decision on Thursday concluding that the Trump administration violated the Impoundment Control Act (ICA), a law that regulates how the White […]
India’s New Citizenship Law and its Anti-Secular Implications
by Jhalak M. Kakkar on January 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Over the past month, India has witnessed massive protests across the country against the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by the Indian Parliament and the implementation of the National […]
The Trump Impeachment and the Question of Precedent
by Bob Bauer on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm
On Dec. 17 and Dec. 19, 2019, and Jan. 8 of this year, speaking from the Senate floor, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the case that the Trump impeachment was setting a […]
Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Dream Comes True in Kansas
by Russell Berman on January 16, 2020 at 10:00 am
A Democratic governor coaxed a Republican legislative leader into backing Medicaid expansion after years of opposition. Could this be a model for Washington?
House Releases More Ukraine Documents
by Quinta Jurecic on January 16, 2020 at 1:52 am
The House of Representatives has released additional documents provided by Lev Parnas related to the ongoing impeachment process. The previous release is available here. The new material is available […]
Did Virginia Just Amend the Constitution?
by Russell Berman on January 15, 2020 at 9:27 pm
The Democratic-led legislature voted to become the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. But a court battle is already under way.
The Atlantic Politics Daily: Actually, Women Win Quite a Lot
by Saahil Desai on January 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Which candidates are hurt most by the obsession with “electability?” Elizabeth Warren flips the script on that question. Plus: The Space Force awakens.
The Big Split Emerging in the Democratic Party
by Uri Friedman on January 15, 2020 at 3:57 pm
The candidates agree that Donald Trump has gutted traditional American foreign policy. Where they diverge is in how to respond to that destruction.
The Opportunity That Warren and Sanders Passed Up
by Ronald Brownstein on January 15, 2020 at 2:18 pm
The two most progressive candidates want to win the nomination by consolidating the Democratic Party’s most liberal flank without reaching far beyond it.
Warren’s New Electability Argument
by Emma Green on January 15, 2020 at 4:09 am
Elizabeth Warren made the case during Tuesday’s Democratic debate that gender is not a liability in 2020. It’s a strength.
The Vote That Bernie Sanders Keeps Talking About
by Russell Berman on January 15, 2020 at 3:36 am
The Democratic debate’s early focus on foreign policy gave the senator from Vermont an opportunity to show off a record that stands alone among his opponents.
The Atlantic Politics Daily: Getting Out the (Latino) Vote
by Christian Paz on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 pm
Four million young Latinos became eligible to vote after 2016. Latino organizers have a warning for 2020 candidates. Plus: An idea for surmounting—carefully—the Electoral College.
Democrats Should Be Worried About the Latino Vote
by Christian Paz on January 14, 2020 at 5:25 pm
Political organizers have a warning for the 2020 candidates.
The Iran Plane Crash Is the Big Story
by Uri Friedman on January 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The accidental shoot-down of the Ukrainian passenger jet is a glaring example of how the conflict between the U.S. and Iran can spiral out of control even when neither party wants it to.
The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet
by David A. Graham on January 13, 2020 at 5:44 pm
How did a candidate groomed for so long stumble as badly as Cory Booker did in the 2020 race?
The Atlantic Politics Daily: Not All Rhodes Lead to Washington
by Saahil Desai on January 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Cory Booker drops out; Eric Garcetti endorses Biden. Plus: The coming impeachment trial may turn out to be routine and predictable, but one figure might introduce some surprise.
Cory Booker Runs Out of Time
by Edward-Isaac Dovere on January 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Despite enthusiastic crowds and an impressive pile of endorsements, his campaign couldn’t break through.
Bernie Sanders Has Something New to Talk About
by Elaine Godfrey on January 12, 2020 at 10:00 am
The Iran crisis is giving him a chance to differentiate himself—just in time for the Iowa caucuses.
Was Nancy Pelosi’s Delay Worth It?
by Russell Berman on January 10, 2020 at 6:36 pm
The Democratic speaker will send the House’s articles of impeachment to the Senate without much to show for her three-week standoff with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.