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Teflon and toxicity

News analysis | A momentous week in Washington brings acquittal for Trump, angst for Democrats, and acrimony for many
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/13/20, 01:09 pm

As Patricia Schroeder cooked eggs for her children one morning in 1983, the Democratic congresswoman from Colorado contemplated her non-stick pan and created a moniker for President Ronald Reagan. 

In a speech on the House floor, Schroeder called Reagan a “Teflon” president—nothing seemed to stick to him. Schroeder didn’t mean it as a compliment, but the nickname stuck. Admirers of Reagan later said he transcended criticism in part because of his calm demeanor. 

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Trump ousts impeachment witnesses

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/10/20, 11:57 am

WASHINGTON—Fallout from the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is settling on his administration. On Friday, the president ousted two White House officials who testified in the House of Representatives’ inquiry against him. Trump recalled Gordon Sondland from his post as ambassador to the European Union. Sondland testified about the alleged “quid pro quo” between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Security guards also escorted Lt. Col.

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While Washington fiddles

International | Ukraine’s Donbass region faces life-and-death fallout over impeachment
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/07/20, 05:23 pm

A column of Russian trucks rolled to the border with Ukraine on Feb. 5 as U.S. senators in Washington prepared to vote on whether to remove from office President Donald Trump. The Russian convoy carried ammunition, weapons, and military equipment—all to reinforce Russian-backed rebels and Russian units that in 2014 took control of eastern Ukraine.

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