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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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Judge blocks border wall funding

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/11/19, 12:25 pm

A federal judge in Texas ruled on Tuesday that the Trump administration cannot divert $3.6 billion from the military to construct a wall along the U.S. southern border. U.S. District Judge David Briones said President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration in January that justified using the funds violated a restriction authorized by Congress to limit border wall funding to $1.375 billion.

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Democrats, Trump consent to trade deal

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/10/19, 12:53 pm

WASHINGTON—House Democrats announced Tuesday they have come to an agreement with the White House to pass a revised trade deal involving the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The three countries made a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement more than a year ago. Since then, the White House has negotiated with lawmakers to bring the agreement known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to a vote.

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