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“He’s changing the conversation”: Bernie Sanders rally draws thousands in Denver 17.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Bernie Sanders drew some 11,000 people, according to the fire marshal, for a rally Sunday in Denver.
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Letters to the Editor: How will Trump's supporters explain corrupting the Justice Department? 14.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

What the president attacks as unfair is just our democracy trying to function normally. Do Trump's supporters understand that?

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Letters to the Editor: All that matters is electoral votes. Whining about the popular vote is pointless 14.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

All candidates know they must garner the most electoral votes, so it makes no sense to say it's unfair when the popular vote winner isn't president.

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Read the Full Transcript of Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address tonight. Here is the full transcript of his remarks, via Vox: Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share […]
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Conservatives Are Pushing Conspiracy Theories about the Iowa Caucus 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
Amid the chaos of the uncharacteristically late results from Monday’s Iowa caucuses, Republicans have been seeding the unsubstantiated narrative that the contest was somehow rigged. As reports emerged that volunteers administering the caucus were having trouble using an app meant to help the state Democratic party tally the results, and that the party was delaying release of […]
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Editorial: Convict and remove President Trump — and disqualify him from ever holding office again 1.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Even without witnesses, the House impeachment has made the case that Trump must be convicted.

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With Trump’s Impeachment Trial, Republicans Have Convicted Themselves 1.2.2020 Mother Jones
The impeachment trial of Donald Trump was always going to be a fight over reality—and whether reality matters. There was no true doubt that Trump had committed the wrongdoing that led the House to impeach him. It was clear he had pressured the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky by withholding a much-coveted White House meeting and […]
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Impeachment trial Q&A enters last day before moving to vote on witnesses 30.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Another day of questions is ahead in Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. But eyes are focused on what will come next: a swift acquittal for Trump, or entering a witness phase of the trial.
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Column: Will the 2020 elections be fair and safe from meddling? Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be bumpy 29.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Patt Morrison talks with Richard Hasen, an American legal scholar and expert in legislation, election law and campaign finance.

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Watch live: Trump's legal team resumes its impeachment defense 28.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump's lawyers will continue their presentation Monday, but claims from John Bolton's upcoming book about what Trump told his former national security adviser loomed over the proceedings.
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Opinion: Bad Democrats, unfair process — readers against impeachment make their case 25.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The overwhelming majority of letter writers have favored impeachment. Those opposed to it have targeted Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) and the process.

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Democrats face risks and limits in Trump's impeachment trial 23.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The challenge is becoming increasingly clear for House Democrats prosecuting President Trump's impeachment case as the Senate convenes for a second day of arguments in the landmark trial.
Mitch McConnell Is Pretending He’s Holding a Fair Impeachment Trial. He’s Not. 22.1.2020 Mother Jones
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to be testing how rigged an impeachment trial his Republican caucus will allow. With Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts looking on, McConnell was set Tuesday night to push through rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that give Republicans the option of acquitting the president without hearing from […]
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With Trump’s Impeachment, American Democracy Is on Trial 21.1.2020 Mother Jones
The start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is a reminder that the American political system does include safeguards and norms that are meant to protect the citizenry from corruption and misdeeds in the highest offices of the land. What happens in the Senate over the next few weeks will show whether these […]
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Letters to the Editor: We're about to witness an impeachment trial fit for a dictatorship 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Senators do not want to hear new evidence or call witnesses. This is not how a head of state is held accountable in a democracy.

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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with the L.A. Times editorial board about the economy, the political moment and climate change.

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Does Trump support democracy in Latin America? Critics say it depends who's in power 1.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Current and former U.S. officials say the goals of supporting democracy and fighting corruption in Latin America have been subsumed by the outsize influence of ideologues inside the White House.

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Opinion: Bernie Sanders on healthcare, homelessness and Trump 26.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

In a meeting with the L.A. Times editorial board, Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about how to beat President Trump, how to sell Medicare for all, and how to end homelessness, among other topics.

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Gender gap widens among Hispanics who could be key in 2020 24.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Yolanda Avila and Andres Pico are friends who sit next to each other on the Colorado Springs City Council. But politically the two couldn't be further apart -- Avila is a durable Democrat and Pico an unflinching Republican.
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Opinion: What took Christianity Today so long to confront Trump? 23.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Throughout Mark Galli's tenure as editor, the magazine has been in lockstep with an agenda too often inimical to the teachings of Jesus.

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