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Trump Calls Impeachment Vote ‘Embarrassment’ to Nation

Trump Calls Impeachment Vote ‘Embarrassment’ to Nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday’s House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country” and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, turned up at the White House to discuss Ukraine. With a vote by the full House expected next […]

House Democrats Are Now Saying They Are “Uncomfortable” With Impeachment

House Democrats Are Now Saying They Are “Uncomfortable” With Impeachment

In a recent Politico report, a small group of “vulnerable” House Democrats is suggesting the idea of censuring President Trump instead of impeaching him. The group of ten included Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.), and Ben McAdams (D-Utah.). Trending Politics added that this revelation came “shortly after Speaker of the […]

House Bill Will Draft Trump Impeachment Articles, Pelosi Says

House Bill Will Draft Trump Impeachment Articles, Pelosi Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is pressing forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday. ‘’Our democracy is what is at stake,” Pelosi said somberly. “The president leaves us no choice but to act.” Pelosi delivered the historic announcement as Democrats push toward a vote, possibly before Christmas. In solemn tones, drawing on the Constitution and the Founding […]

House Committee Approves Landmark Bill Legalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

House Committee Approves Landmark Bill Legalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

The House Judiciary Committee approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019 – a bill that legalizes marijuana on the federal level. According to CNBC, the legislation “allows states to enact their own policies and gives them incentives to clear criminal records of people with low-level marijuana offenses.” The legislation passed by […]

Representative AOC Has Become the Subject of Some Hilarious Italian Memes on Twitter

Representative AOC Has Become the Subject of Some Hilarious Italian Memes on Twitter

A photo of the Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with her eyes squinted and her fingers pinched is currently making the rounds following a post by Twitter user @peepsalum, joking, “Who knew @AOC was Italian? Who knew @AOC was Italian? pic.twitter.com/Hpo3PxI54F — 𝖌𝖔𝖔𝖇 (MARX WAS RIGHT) (@peepsalum) October 28, 2019   [wps_products_gallery product_id=”4334000898099, 4347618066483, 4344220352563″] Here are […]

Representative AOC Has Become the Subject of Some Hilarious Italian Memes on Twitter

Representative AOC Has Become the Subject of Some Hilarious Italian Memes on Twitter

A photo of the Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with her eyes squinted and her fingers pinched is currently making the rounds following a post by Twitter user @peepsalum, joking, “Who knew @AOC was Italian? Who knew @AOC was Italian? pic.twitter.com/Hpo3PxI54F — 𝖌𝖔𝖔𝖇 (MARX WAS RIGHT) (@peepsalum) October 28, 2019 Here are just a few examples of […]

What Are Our Representatives Supposed to Do?

What Are Our Representatives Supposed to Do?

During America’s founding era, a significant debate took place about the nature of representation in a democratically elected government. Were representatives supposed to act as simple proxies for their constituents? Or were they supposed to exercise independent judgment? Edmund Burke was a forceful advocate for the latter position: A representative, he said, was supposed to […]