Tom McCarthy

What Will Obama's Next Act Be?

There’s the library. There’s the memoir. There might be a foundation. Maybe some paid speeches. Perhaps a new hobby, like oil painting. Maybe, in the case of George HW Bush, accusations of groping by eight women.

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Has Trump Alienated a Key Segment of His Base?

Reports of a deal between Donald Trump and Democratic leaders to protect undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children have generated ripples of doubt among the president’s supporters, some of whom were alarmed by Trump’s statement on Thursday that “a wall will come later”.

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Legal Experts Seriously Doubt Trump Could Absolve Himself in Russia Inquiry

An apropos-of-nothing assertion by Donald Trump on Twitter on Saturday morning, that “all agree the US president has the complete power to pardon”, raised interesting questions: How broad is the president’s pardoning power, and does it extend to self-pardons?

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Trump Supporters Are Desperately Trying to Convince Themselves Hillary Would Have Been Worse

Wayne Bisher, a lifelong Democrat, says he looks forward to voting for a Democrat for president again someday.

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5 Unanswered Questions from Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Emails

Donald Trump Jr’s email chain, which revealed his enthusiasm for a meeting with a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton, has been greeted as evidence of collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Moscow.

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What Would Happen If Donald Trump Were Impeached?

Around midday on Monday, Congressman Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, held a press conference to call for the impeachment of Donald Trump. The firing of FBI director James Comey, Green said, was an obstruction of justice falling clearly into that basket of “high crimes and misdemeanors” prescribed in the Constitution as grounds for impeachment.

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White House Now Denies Report Trump Urged Comey to 'Let Go' of Michael Flynn Investigation

Donald Trump directly asked the former FBI director, James Comey, to drop an investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to notes kept at the time by Comey and first reported on Tuesday by the New York Times.

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Will Trump Be Impeached - Or Is It Just a Progressive Fantasy? Here's How It Would Work - If It Would at All

On 21 July 2007, George W Bush underwent surgery to have five polyps removed after what was described as a routine colonoscopy. The date may have been lost to history, but for the rare invocation at the time of a constitutional amendment laying out how the transfer of power to the vice-president works in cases of presidential disability.

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Trump White House Scrambles to Check Scandal Over FBI Inquiry Into Russia Ties

The White House made a messy attempt on Sunday to control public perceptions of a widening scandal over alleged contacts between aides to Donald Trump and Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 election, alleging that the FBI had dismissed reports of such links.

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Steve Bannon's Islamophobic Film Script Explains His Whole Diseased World View

The emergence this week of a script for an Islamophobic film written a decade ago by Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's chief strategist, has drawn new attention to Bannon’s past statements about Islam and to his view that the "Judeo-Christian west” is engaged in a global war against “jihadist Islamic fascism.”

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