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The birth of 'fake news': The Founders had to deal with it, too

“American Nation Debauched by WASHINGTON!” screamed a newspaper headline before charging the Father of Our Country with “the foulest designs against the liberties of a people.”

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Congress' current clash over whether to impeach the president extends a centuries-long bitter partisan battle over how to do so: historian

The current clash in Congress over whether to impeach the President has extended to more than two centuries the bitter political partisanship that marked eleven previous presidential impeachment inquiries and the 1787 debate in Philadelphia over how to impeach the President.

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What to know about the history of emoluments and impeachment

With Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives will begin an official impeachment inquiry, at least two committees—the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform—will investigate President Donald J. Trump’s alleged violations of a constitutional ban on “emoluments”—or, in simpler English, profiting from his office.

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The US a Christian nation? Not according to the Founders

George Washington may have said it best, if not first: “Religious controversies are always more productive of acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.” To prevent such controversies, Washington ordered Continental Army commanders “to protect and support the free exercise…and undisturbed enjoyment of…religious matters."

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