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The Fate of the Senate Is Up to Trump

He’s made the presidency about himself, and now the same is true for down-ballot races. Peter Nicholas May 23, 2020 Drew Angerer / Al Drago / Mark Wilson / Sara Silbiger / Getty / The AtlanticSenate Democrats liked former President Barack Obama, but never feared him; Senate Republicans fear incumbent…
bubmag
May 23, 2020
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Senate approves John Ratcliffe as top U.S. spy

Trump's pick follows 9/11 truther and QAnon conspiracies The Republican-dominated Senate today confirmed Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe as the new director of national intelligence (DNI). He becomes the fourth person to hold the job for Trump in less than one year. The vote was 49-to-44, along party lines. Ratcliffe…
bubmag
May 22, 2020
Impeachment

Inside the Senate GOP’s plan to Swift Boat Joe Biden

Republicans on Capitol Hill are issuing subpoenas demanding documents and preparing reports directed at damaging former Vice President Joe Biden during the general-election campaign.It's a familiar strategy designed to produce drip-drip revelations and negative media coverage akin to the hits leveled on former Sen. John Kerry in 2004 and Hillary…
bubmag
May 21, 2020
Impeachment

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks House from Obtaining Mueller Grand Jury Material

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.The court’s unsigned order granted the Trump administration’s request to keep previously undisclosed details from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election…
bubmag
May 20, 2020
Impeachment

Supreme Court stalls House access to entire Mueller report

In July, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee asked a judge for access to information the Justice Department withheld when it made most of Mueller’s report public. Lawyers for the House said the committee needed the uncut report as part of its impeachment investigation of Trump, but that process eventually went…
bubmag
May 20, 2020
Impeachment

Justin Amash nixes 2020 presidential run as third party candidate

Published: May 17, 2020 at 12:17 a.m. ET Move ends flirtation with candidacy that may have introduced new element of uncertainty into the race between Republican Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Biden Rep. Justin Amash listens to debate on Capitol Hill in Washington in June 2019. Associated Press Michigan Rep.…
bubmag
May 16, 2020
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How Trump Plans to Weaponize COVID-19 Against Biden

The president wants to weaponize COVID-19 against Biden. There’s a conspicuous irony to his argument. Peter Nicholas May 12, 2020 Paul J. Richards / GettyCOVID-19 has shattered the basic economic rationale President Donald Trump had put forward in running for reelection and forced him to come up with another: Joe…
bubmag
May 12, 2020
Impeachment

Donald Trump brings his claim of absolute power to the supreme court

Photograph: Justin Lane/EPAOn Tuesday morning the supreme court will assemble via conference call to hear oral arguments in three cases involving President Donald Trump’s claimed right to keep his taxes and financial records secret. These are in fact this generation’s most important tests of the nature and limits of presidential…
bubmag
May 12, 2020