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At the beginning of the House Judiciary Committee’s first hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry focused on President Trump last month, Stephen Castor, a staffer for the Republican minority offered his thoughts on the situation. Referring to the rough transcript of...

December 21, 2019

President Donald Trump has become only the third president in history to be impeached by the US House of Representatives. 

Another - Richard Nixon - stepped down before certain impeachment.

But none of the others were removed from office. 

So what happened to their popula...

December 21, 2019

President Trump's reelection campaign ripped Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade for a since-deleted tweet that included a photo of four Post reporters with the caption "Merry Impeachmas" on Wednesday night after President Trump was impeached in two nea...

The inspector general report on the Russia investigation was thorough, but it also raised some head-scratching questions

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz created waves in Washington last week with the release of a lengthy report about the origins of...

Impeachment looks like a victory for Democrats, but their lurch left will prove far more consequential.

The Democrats think they’ve just had a big triumph. The president’s been impeached. But Republicans see themselves as gaining the upper hand. 

The House couldn’t lift...

Just as was true when the Mueller investigation closed without a single American being charged with criminally conspiring with Russia over the 2016 election, Wednesday’s issuance of the long-waited report from the Department of Justice’s Inspector General reveals that...

The most dangerous place for an academic is often between the House and the impeachment of an American president. I knew that going into the first hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on the impeachment of Donald Trump. After all, Alexander Hamilton that impeachmen...

The Democrats have announced they will bring articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, making him just the fourth US president in history to face the move. 

Nancy Pelosi, the most senior Democrat in the House of Representatives, announced that after more than two mo...

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. diplomat who is a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he worked with Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine issues on "the President's orders."

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. a...

The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee for President Trump’s financial records, Chief Justice John Roberts announced Monday.

Trump’s legal team had appealed a ruling from the D.C. Circuit appeals court allowing the April...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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