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.
We finally have a timeline for the Senate impeachment trial, but will we have witnesses? When it comes to Iran, the White House reports just aren’t adding up. Plus, turns out money really can buy happiness (if your name is Tom Steyer), and Mike Bloomberg has a gift for the Democratic party.
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.
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.
Iran Conflict Escalates \ Dems Pivot to Foreign Policy \ McConnell Flexes on Impeachment \ Similar StancesThe Daily Recount
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.
Members of Congress have left DC for holiday recess, and Speaker Pelosi is taking those impeachment articles with her. New emails from within the Trump administration are shedding light on the Ukraine debacle. And AOC is chiming in on the "wine caves" debate.
Recount Editor in Chief John Heilemann and Neal Katyal, the former Acting Solicitor General, and author of ‘Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump’ break down Nancy Pelosi’s decision to delay sending articles of impeachment to the Senate.
6th Dem Debate Recap \ Impeachment Standoff \ Trump Vs. Christianity Today \ Klobuchar Misses BookerThe Daily Recount
The dust has settled, and the boxing gloves are back in storage — your post-debate analysis and commentary is here. Plus, Speaker Pelosi is withholding the impeachment articles as leverage for a fair Senate trial. And one prominent evangelical magazine is done overlooking Trump’s sins. Bless his heart.
ouse Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in her weekly press conference says the founders never envisioned a "rogue" president and Senate leader simultaneously
Rudy's Stunning Admissions \ Dem Debate Deal Reached \ Congress Funds Gun Research \ Trump's Letter to PelosiThe Daily Recount
Rudy "Hand Grenade" Giuliani is at it again, squeezing in one last bit of trouble before the full House impeachment vote tomorrow. Thursday's Dem debate is on after a labor dispute at the venue was resolved in time, but barely. Plus, the new government spending bill was approved, dishing out $25 million toward gun violence prevention research. And it wouldn't be a Daily Recount without Trump and Pelosi going at it.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discusses how articles of impeachment against President Trump were decided on at her weekly press conference in Washington D.C.
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.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announces her instructions to the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump
President Trump attacks Chairman Schiff, Speaker Pelosi, and the impeachment inquiry during a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says the House won't wait for the courts' decisions on unanswered subpoenas to draft Articles of Impeachment
The President attacks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House
Unpacking Impeachment \ GOP Senate Strategy \ 2020 Dem Field Expands \ Promises Made, Promises UnkeptThe Daily Recount
Well, there's no going back now: Capitol Hill is still buzzing from yesterday's impeachment hearing — and gearing up to do it all again tomorrow. Senate Republicans are plotting their revenge if the House votes to impeach Trump, placing 2020 Dems at the center of the crossfire. Plus, a new player hops in the race while 10 others prepare for next week's debate.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discusses Wednesday's public impeachment hearing at her weekly press conference, says Trump committed bribery
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) encourages the Supreme Court to do the right thing on DACA and discusses a potential remedy for Dreamers
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway tells reporters that Speaker Pelosi "broke faith" and calls House Intel Chair Adam Schiff a "show horse"