Politics

Liz Cheney tried to blame the Syria debacle on impeachment

Well, this is a new one.In the wake of President Donald Trump's disastrous decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) suggested that she had figured out what led Trump to this:…

How to run for President

Yes, being President makes you the most powerful person in the world and puts you in the history books.But it's also a multi-year commitment that forces you to essentially give up your personal life and any sense of privacy. Plus,…

Why do Iowa and New Hampshire get to go first?

It's completely unfair to the other 48 states, but Iowa and New Hampshire always get to pick first in the presidential primary process.It's especially unfair since these two states are not representative of the United States. Like, at all.They both…

Political primaries and caucuses, explained

If two political parties are going to continue to dominate US politics, it means only two people have any real chance in the presidential election every four years: the Republican and the Democrat.So while a lot of Americans express frustration…

How Trump could win in 2020

President Donald Trump likes to brag that his 2016 victory was historically large --- even though he lost the popular vote by about 3 million ballots, an inconvenient fact he explains away with wild and unfounded allegations of mass voter…

Who can vote in US elections?

The United States is a democracy, which means everyone gets to vote in US elections, right? Wrong.Who gets to participate and how easy it is for those voters to cast their ballots has been an ongoing fight since the Constitution…

Another career diplomat caught in the Ukraine scandal set to testify

Another career diplomat caught in the tangles of the Ukraine scandal is slated to appear as the latest witness in the House Democrats growing impeachment inquiry.Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent is scheduled to…

Democrats fight to keep Ohio a 2020 battleground

As a dozen Democratic presidential candidates descend on Ohio for their debate on Tuesday, a larger political question looms: Is Ohio still a winnable swing state worth fighting for in the general election?Donald Trump carried the state by 8 percentage…

How to watch the CNN/New York Times Democratic presidential debate tonight

The stakes are high for candidates participating in Tuesday's CNN/New York Times Democratic debate, as the presidential hopefuls look to remain competitive in the crowded primary field.Former Vice President Joe Biden will stand center stage, flanked by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on his…

Impeachment could lead to a first in the 2020 election

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly shattered political tradition, may find himself in another unprecedented circumstance in 2020: He could become the first president ever to be impeached by the House and then seek another term in the next election.That…

Returning lawmakers face tough choices, uncertain paths on Syria

President Donald Trump faced scathing bipartisan criticism for his decision last week to withdraw US forces from northern Syria. But it's unclear if Republicans are ready to directly rebuke the President by signing on to a resolution pushed by Democrats…

Recently resigned State Department adviser set to testify before Congress

Michael McKinley, the former State Department adviser who resigned last week, is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the congressional committees leading the House impeachment investigation, according to two congressional sources.McKinely is appearing for a transcribed interview, according to one of…