Glad we cleared that up. In case you're wondering why no Republican has stood up to be counted, you should know that installing a vulgar talking yam in the White House has changed the job description Being
In early February — after courts began acting to block President Donald Trump’s travel ban on certain Muslim countries and customs officials on the grounds were slow to obey — I asked eight constitutional
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If there was one principle that used to unite conservatives, it was respect for the rule of law. Not long ago, conservatives would have been horrified at wholesale violations of the norms and traditions
“The incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence." Some supporters of President Donald Trump believe just about everything he says, even when he’s wrong. And Trump himself seems to absolute
By Philip Bump Philip Bump National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics Email Bio Follow Scenes from the Republican’s beginning months in the White House. Scenes from the Republican’s
Washington (CNN) — That thud you heard was Donald Trump driving the bus over his White House staff. In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt Thursday night, the President directly contradicted the reasoning
Can a luxury auto ad help bridge the deep political chasm in America — and, while it’s at it, sell cars? General Motors’ Cadillac division is about to find out. On Sunday, its new advertising campaign
By Sean Sullivan and Sean Sullivan Reporter covering national politics Email Bio Follow Kelsey Snell Kelsey Snell Reporter Bio Senate Republicans are suddenly grappling with a demanding agenda riddled
Though some Republicans have been critical of the president, all but a few resist calls for a special prosecutor or select committee. Democrats who thought the sudden dismissal of FBI Director James Comey
Washington (CNN) — Just 72 hours after his shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to warn Comey not to share the contents of their private conversations.
As the White House descended into turmoil over the firing of FBI Director James Comey, congressional Democrats sharply escalated their rhetoric over President Donald Trump's impeachment and even imprisonment.
The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to override budget vetoes, leaving negotiations about how to solve the state's budget crisis — and restore funding to the Legislature — in the
The Home Office will have to police millions of EU citizens living and visiting the UK but will not receive extra penny to do so, says senior civil servants’ union When the former deputy prime minister
For most people in society, their interactions with the police range from nonexistent to fairly neutral: that time the sheriff found you and your friends in the woods messing around and sent you home notifying
(Reuters/Rick Wilking/Shutterstock/Salon) If Congress ever wants to impeach Trump, which violation will it pick first? Another constitutional problem emerges Heather Digby Parton December 21, 2016 1:00pm
Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images This became the year of the obscure, unlitigated constitutional clause. The First and 14th Amendments usually hog all the glory, and each did get a few big moments
Progressives have long been skeptical of federalism, with the role that “states’ rights” played in the resistance to the civil rights act and desegregation typically featuring prominently in their criticism.
For such an advanced democracy, many Americans just don't vote. In recent elections, turnout has ranged from about 50% to 60% of the voting-age population. But there's a simple change that the US could
By Ishaan Tharoor Ishaan Tharoor Reporter covering foreign affairs, geopolitics and history Email Bio Follow In the run-up to the American election, there’s been a lot said about the dangers of demagoguery
To glance at some of the political news this week, you'd think it was October. Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta did Meet the Press over the weekend to talk about Russia hacking the DNC's emails.