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Trump, who opposes witnesses, has both carrots and sticks to offer wavering Republicans. One Trump confidante told CBS News that GOP senators have been warned: 'Vote against the president, and your head will be on a pike.'

Trump has also been 'rewarding senators who have his back on impeachment' by helping them raise campaign cash, 'and sending a message to those who don't to get on board,' Politico reported in October. And Trump, U.S. Chamber of Commerce strategist Scott Reed noted, 'has the ability to turn on the money spigot like no one else.'

President Donald Trump was apparently heard discussing firing Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during a 2018 dinner,.

Who Was Uncle Sam?

Uncle Sam Wants You

"Perhaps Americans found that their Uncle Sam, like all good uncles, helped them out: by turning the vast machinery of war mobilization into a family relation, he gave political power a personal face and made sense of the government’s presence in everyday life. On closer inspection, though, Flagg’s Uncle Sam is a puzzling figure. He is at once watchful and protective, personable and authoritative, individual and institutional. And, like many uncles, he is very badly dressed. His formal attire conveys the solemnity of war’s occasion, and his furrowed brow and piercing stare show his seriousness, but his silly hat and ill-fitting suit suggest that Uncle Sam doesn’t usually do this. He reassures viewers that war is not in America’s lifeblood; the nation, like its uncle, would rather be doing something else." [+]

"Clinton wants people to believe that Sanders draws sexists to him, that they find something about him appealing, that prejudice is part of a divisive culture he helps stoke. It’s an inflammatory suggestion, as Clinton, an intelligent person, likely understands. Her remarks are proof that she still doesn’t know why she will never enter Zion, but they’re also an abuse of her platform. The Democratic Party’s first female nominee for president could amplify the needs and work of women far less powerful than she. Instead, she’d rather talk about herself."

Do what NY Times couldn't. Pick one.
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More than 40% believe the U.S. is not very prepared to keep this year's election safe. The results paint a picture of a polarized electorate wary about what it reads and the fairness of elections.

Minnesota Teach of the Year Kelly Holstine: Educators must be more than allies |

The network’s furthering of lies from foreign adversaries and flagrant disregard for the truth have gotten downright dangerous.

Sanders calls out companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon as he announces a sweeping plan to boost affordable broadband access.

‘I called him out on the fact he’s not paying 2 per cent, and I guess he’s not very happy about it,’ says US president

The Constitution mandates it. Most Americans believe in it. But today it is under threat as never before.

Church-state separation stands as one of the foundations of our Nation. Because of it, Americans enjoy unparalleled religious liberty and nurture one of the most vital religious communities in the world. Separation guarantees you the freedom to worship or not to worship as you choose.

But today, powerful religious leaders and misguided politicians have joined forces to undercut the First Amendment.

"We can see why Mike Pompeo has refused to release this information to Congress. The evidence is only going to get worse."

"This is how Apple chose to unveil the packaging for the Mac Pro—in a poorly-shot overexposed propaganda video by the White House, scored with bombastic music that sounds like it came from an SNL parody of a Michael Bay film. Think about how it feels to work on that team at Apple."

The former National Security Adviser has refused to speak to investigators