Oh, what a night. Watch the top moments from the seventh Democratic debate in Iowa. And since it was a night of important issues, we’ve got something special for you (and it features a surprise guest).
In the wake of General Soleimani’s death, Dems have spent the first week of 2020 seeking to establish their foreign policy bona fides. And with the new year comes a new frontrunner — understand Bernie’s boomlet in an all-new Recap 2020.
Former Vice President Joe Biden shares some tips with President Donald Trump for moving forward with Iran after the recent airstrike against Iran's top commander Qassem Soleimani
New Light on Ukraine Timeline \ Iraq Back on Radar \ Anti-Semitic Attacks on the Rise \ Ivanka File SearcherThe Daily Recount
Ah, nothing like some damning new emails to close out 2019. Turns out the US was withholding aid from Ukraine for longer than we all thought. US airstrikes targeted militias in Iraq this weekend, bringing the country (and a certain Dem candidate) back in the spotlight. Plus, a string of anti-Semitic attacks around Hanukkah points to larger global trends.
Forget about This Week in Bullshit. Capitol Hill’s given us enough material this year to serve you up something special. That’s why we at The Recount are breaking format to survey a bleak year in this foul habitat, filled with henchmen and stooges talkin' outta their hat, all to get a pat on the back from a would-be autocrat. Without further ado, here is This YEAR in Bullshit.
Picture this: a contested 2020 Democratic National Convention. It could be in the cards if you consider the patterns of Michael Bloomberg's record-setting campaign spending. Understand the all-out ad-blitz strategy put into practice by the two billionaire Democratic candidates in this week's Recap 2020.
Fewer candidates, more fireworks. What started out as a substantive conversation on climate change devolved into a handful of personal jabs. Forget watching over two and a half hours of noise, we've got you covered in five minutes.
The DOJ watchdog found no evidence of political bias in the FBI's probe of the 2016 Trump campaign — but if you thought this would cause Republicans to stop defending their boss, think again. A handful of House Dems could derail what was supposed to be an easy impeachment vote. Could Joe Biden be a one-and-done kinda guy? And Lindsey Graham makes us all want to shower in Purell.
If you haven't seen Trump's tweets today, he wants you to know unemployment is down. Really far down. The 2020 Dems started swinging this week, at each other and at voters. And, we found out The White House will not participate in Monday's impeachment hearing. Plus, in other non-shocking news, Rudy was in Ukraine (again) this week. Actually. We're not joking.
With Kamala Harris's exit, an awkward reality dawned on Democratic leaders: The cast of the December debate is shaping up to be all-white. That reality, in turn, sparked a wider unease with how the party has handled the debates… John Heilemann is analyzing this and more in Recap 2020.
Sharpen your colored pencils, folks — the House is drawing up official articles of impeachment and McConnell is at the ready. Biden capitalizes on Trump's NATO summit embarrassment. The SNAP food stamp program is under attack, just in time for Christmas. Plus, remind us to never incite the wrath of Pelosi.
Turns out Trump may not have been truthful about the timeline of this whole Ukraine scandal. Can you imagine that? Plus, we're breaking down those new Dem polls and what you should expect when the House Judiciary Committee takes over the impeachment probe next week.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) grills EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland on Trump's demand for an investigation into the Bidens
NINE witnesses are testifying publicly this week. Yes, you read that right: N-I-N-E, including three White House staffers who were on that July 25th call with Ukraine. It might be time for Trump to cut back on his McDonald's visits after a last-minute, non-routine doctor's visit this weekend. Plus, Obama sends a pointed warning to 2020 Dems about being #TooFarLeft.
Mulvaney Defies Subpoena \ Bloomberg Edges Toward 2020 \ Sessions Woos Trump \ Department of MetaphorThe Daily Recount
Biden talks health care, guns, and beating Trump "like a drum" after filing for the New Hampshire primary