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Looking Ahead to Senate Trial

The Daily Recount

Ah, The Daily Recount: Weekend Edition —proven to cure your Sunday Scaries and get you up-to-speed on the weekend in politics. Today we’re tackling three big questions: Did Iran pose an imminent threat? What can we expect from this impeachment trial? And… did Trump really just say that? Get all your answers in five minutes.

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Military for Sale

The Daily Recount

Ah, The Daily Recount: Weekend Edition — proven to cure your Sunday Scaries and get you up-to-speed on the weekend in politics. Today we’re tackling three big questions: Did Iran pose an imminent threat? What can we expect from this impeachment trial? And… did Trump really just say that? Get all your answers in five minutes.

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Pressure Mounts on Pelosi

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Those impeachment articles have been sitting on Nancy Pelosi’s desk for three weeks now — sad, lonely, scared — but pressure is rising to turn them over. Today the House voted to limit the president’s war powers. Plus, Trump deals a blow to the climate crisis, and Sarah Sanders needs a refresher on the Constitution.

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Environmental Rollback

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Those impeachment articles have been sitting on Nancy Pelosi’s desk for three weeks now — sad, lonely, scared — but pressure is rising to turn them over. Today the House voted to limit the president’s war powers. Plus, Trump deals a blow to the climate crisis, and Sarah Sanders needs a refresher on the Constitution.

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War Powers

Animocracy

There’s this thing called congressional oversight. And it’s supposed to prevent presidents from sending us to war without approval. It’s not really doing that. Find out why on this week’s Animocracy.

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Trump's Iran Address \ Congress Briefed on Iran \ Waiting on Pelosi \ And Pelosi Says...

The Daily Recount

The classic Trump adage is back: When in doubt, blame Obama. The president briefed the country on Iran today, while his top advisers briefed members of Congress — leaving one staunch Republican thoroughly unimpressed. Meanwhile, the Senate wants a trial ASAP, and Pelosi’s fed up with all the crap.

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Iran Conflict Escalates \ Dems Pivot to Foreign Policy \ McConnell Flexes on Impeachment \ Similar Stances

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Democrats remain unconvinced there was an imminent Iranian threat before the U.S. airstrike. The 2020 candidates shift focus to foreign policy. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sticks to his impeachment motto: no witnesses, no documents, no problems.

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