Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Judiciary panel approves impeachment articles

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/13/19, 12:19 pm

WASHINGTON—Two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump will head to a full floor vote next week after passing in the House Judiciary Committee 23-17 along party lines on Friday. The committee failed to vote on the articles on Thursday as planned despite a marathon, 14-hour markup session. Trump would become the third U.S. president to be impeached if the House passes the articles.

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Senate passes Armenian Genocide resolution

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/13/19, 11:27 am

WASHINGTON—Congress formally acknowledged for the first time that Turkey’s 1915 slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians, many of them Christians, constituted genocide. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the nonbinding resolution on Thursday shortly after a committee advanced a bill to sanction Turkey for its military incursion against Kurdish forces in Syria and its purchase of a Russian S-400 missile system. Resolution co-sponsor Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said he was glad the Senate “finally honored the 1.5 million innocent lives lost.”

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The politics of impeachment

Politics | Political scientists attempt to answer, ‘Why Trump? Why now?’
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/12/19, 06:13 pm

When penning Federalist No. 65 in 1788, Alexander Hamilton predicted that the prosecution of articles of presidential impeachment would “seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused.”

Now, for the fourth time in American history, the president of the United States is on the brink of impeachment.

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