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Year in Review: Divided we stand

Politics | Washington’s year of furor
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/26/19, 03:09 pm

WASHINGTON—In Congress, Democrats used their new majority in the House of Representatives to pursue investigations and ultimately the impeachment of President Donald Trump. On the campaign trail, candidates in the largest, most diverse Democratic contest for president ever tangled over the future of their party.

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Waiting for justice

Politics | Congress passes Armenian Genocide resolution, but the president is reluctant to sign
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/19/19, 03:53 pm

WASHINGTON—Congress officially acknowledged last week that the Ottoman Empire’s 1915 slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians, and the forced deportation of nearly half a million others, constituted genocide.

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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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