Chief Justice Roberts poised for starring role in a Trump impeachment trial

  Just hours after House Democrats began their impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to anticipate the partisan storm headed his way. “When you live in a polarized political environment, people tend to see everything in those terms,” Roberts said in September. “That’s not how we at the court function and the results in…

President Trump Warns What Would Happen If Dems Take Control

President Trump: "Even if you don't like me, some of you don't, some of you I don't like at all, actually — and you're going to be my biggest supporters because you'll be out of business in about 15 minutes if [the Democrats] get in." pic.twitter.com/rSGmnck7v2 — The Hill (@thehill) December 8, 2019

Bernie Sanders campaign staffer departs after anti-Semitic, other offensive tweets surface: reports

A newly hired community organizer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign has left just days after taking the job – reportedly because some of his past tweets allegedly contained anti-Semitic and homophobic statements, as well as derogatory remarks about women and Asians. Several of the tweets also reportedly included crude sexual references. Darius Khalil Gordon had announced Wednesday that…

Oh My: Fresh NYT Polling Shows Trump Leading or Highly Competitive in Every Swing State

It has been a very turbulent few weeks for President Trump, who has watched his national support tumble as he faces impeachment at the hands of House Democrats.  But even as nationwide polling shows him in relatively rough shape among all voters on the issue of impeachment (though it’s not as bleak as the press coverage would indicate), surveys…

House approves impeachment inquiry rules after fiery floor debate

A sharply divided House voted Thursday to approve a resolution setting “ground rules” for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, putting lawmakers on record over the contentious process while setting the stage for proceedings to move into the public eye after weeks of closed-door depositions. The measure passed largely along party lines, 232-196. Two Democrats defected on the…

Trump draws muted praise, sharp criticism in al-Baghdadi death

The initial burst of positive coverage of President Trump for the killing of the leader of ISIS has quickly dissolved into grudging praise mixed with mocking potshots. And for some news outlets, a strong desire to quickly move on—or move back—to impeachment. To be sure, some journalists have raised fair questions about the raid that…