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      ‘We must act;’ Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges
      Dec10

      ‘We must act;’ Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges

      WASHINGTON — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes over charges he threatened the integrity of the U.S. election system and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, flanked by...

      ‘Yes, you have bribery here:’ Expert Day at Trump’s impeachment
      Dec05

      ‘Yes, you have bribery here:’ Expert Day at Trump’s impeachment

      Impeachment began in the 17th century with an Englishman’s insult of the King of Bohemia, which is why we have czechs and balances today. It was a British solicitor named William Floyd who, in 1621, was sentenced by the House of Commons to pay a fine of 1,000 pounds and ride facing backward on a horse with no saddle while holding the...

      At the global security gathering in Halifax: Up the down escalator
      Nov25

      At the global security gathering in Halifax: Up the down escalator

      You get used to feeling existential dread at the Halifax International Security Forum, which after all exists to give an international who’s who of soldiers, defence and foreign ministers, academics and think tankers a spot to ponder the world’s gravest dangers. This year’s edition, the 11th since the annual meeting kicked off...

      Gordon Sondland was acting on Trump’s express orders—he presumes
      Nov21

      Gordon Sondland was acting on Trump’s express orders—he presumes

      “I am so excited that a Yogurtland finally opened in my neighborhood!” enthused a California woman who calls herself “Zee L.” on Yelp.com. “I was in the market for lash extensions,” began another of her reviews. “Herman did a beautiful job … I can’t stop staring at myself.” And then this, about a hotel in Portland, Ore.: Looking for a hotel...

      The knockout of Donald Trump is as distant as ever
      Nov20

      The knockout of Donald Trump is as distant as ever

      As the impeachment of U. S. President Donald Trump tramps toward its anticlimactic climax sometime around Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays next February—in all likelihood, he will be acquitted by the Senate of extortion and assorted other sins on a party-line vote, give or take a Mitt Romney or two—a pair of numbers carries the...

      How Trump mistreated—and mistweeted—his former ambassador
      Nov16

      How Trump mistreated—and mistweeted—his former ambassador

      “There’s no word that can describe our wonderful country,” said the new president-elect of Ukraine down the long-distance line, overlooking the word “corrupt.” This omission was understandable, given the excitement of talking to Donald Trump for the very first time. “Words cannot describe how nice, warm and wonderful our people are,”...

      Wake up, America! The Impeachment Show is on
      Nov14

      Wake up, America! The Impeachment Show is on

      Crooked Hillary couldn’t do it. Big Jim the G-Man couldn’t do it Neither could slow-talking Sideshow Bob, nor Weepy Lawyer Michael, nor dozens of Donald Trump’s other felonious friends. Nor Stormy Daniels. In three wild years of White House whiplash, witlessness and unhinged twittery, none of these notables was able to chase the...

      Trump impeachment hearing with witnesses William Taylor and George Kent: Live video
      Nov13

      Trump impeachment hearing with witnesses William Taylor and George Kent: Live video

      The first public impeachment hearings will consume Washington today. The House intelligence committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff, is set to hear from two witnesses: William Taylor and George Kent. Taylor, a former soldier and now diplomat, is U.S. chargé d’affaires for Ukraine, a position he assumed in June. Kent, a diplomat who recently...

      Here are all of Justin Trudeau’s promises in federal election 2019
      Nov01

      Here are all of Justin Trudeau’s promises in federal election 2019

      Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won re-election on Oct. 21. The party made dozens of promises during the 40-day campaign, and unlike the last four years, they don’t hold the majority of seats in the House of Commons. Now that Trudeau’s team has to win the support of at least one opposition party whenever they want to pass legislation,...

      What will happen if Trump is convicted in an impeachment proceeding
      Oct10

      What will happen if Trump is convicted in an impeachment proceeding

      There is no precedent for kicking a U.S. president out of the Oval Office. If Donald Trump is indeed impeached by the House of Representatives, convicted by the Senate and subsequently removed from office, there is a best-case scenario for the peaceful transition of power. “He graciously accepts it, invites the vice-president over to take the...