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Democratic Presidential Candidates Didn’t Talk Much About Foreign Policy. The Last 2 Wee...

Democratic Presidential Candidates Didn’t Talk Much About Foreign Policy. The Last 2 Wee…With all the news of Russian election interference, a Green New Deal, and several statewide attempts to restrict abortion access, it’s no surprise that foreign policy has been far from the minds of the roughly two dozen candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Then the last two weeks happened. The threat of war with Iran. A failed coup in Venezuela. The seemingly endless questions about North Korea’s missile testing. As remote as foreign policy issues generally appeared this early into primary season, Democratic presidential hopefuls may no longer have the luxury of avoiding them, despite foreign policy perpetually ranking low on the list of voter priorities. “Many of the threats now facing the country were caused—or at least intensified—by Washington itself,” writes Jonathan Tepperman, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine. “What Washington did, it can, in many cases, also undo—or at least…


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Donald Trump Responds To Justin Amash: ‘Never a Fan…Total Lightweight…Loser̵...

Donald Trump Responds To Justin Amash: ‘Never a Fan…Total Lightweight…Loser&#821…Yesterday, the most-libertarian member of Congress, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said that he believes President Donald Trump had “engaged in impeachable conduct.” A lawyer by training, Amash tweeted that he’d read the Mueller report carefully and conferred with others before concluding that Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence. More on that here. Amash’s conclusion aligns with that of another high-profile libertarian presence with a background in law: Judge Andrew Napolitano, the senior legal analyst for Fox News, who told Reason a couple of weeks ago that the Mueller report describes behavior that clearly meets the threshold for charges of obstruction. In response to Napolitano’s claims, first aired on Fox, the president shrugged them…


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Has Freedom of the Press Become an Illusion?

Has Freedom of the Press Become an Illusion?“How can you have a free press if you don’t have free sources?” asks Edward Wasserman, dean of the graduate school of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, in the latest installment of “Scheer Intelligence.” The question strikes directly at the heart of journalism ethics during an era in which sources and—in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange—publishers are being persecuted or prosecuted for speaking truth to power. Wasserman’s April op-ed for The New York Times, “Julian Assange and the Woeful State of Whistle-Blowers,” makes a strong case for enshrining the rights of media sources in the Constitution, alongside freedom of the press. His powerful defense of Assange is based on his belief that “the First Amendment is no better than the willingness of people to come forward.” “What good does it do to the public if the sources who have…


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Why Are Democrats So Scared of Impeachment?

Why Are Democrats So Scared of Impeachment?Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a two-part series examining the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr, and the challenges their assertions of extreme executive authority pose to Congress. Read the first part here. Why haven’t congressional Democrats moved to impeach Donald Trump? Is their failure to act due to an inexcusable lack of courage and political will, or is the inaction attributable to an understandable fear of failure? The answer, unfortunately, is a bit of both. Given the president’s thoroughgoing corruption and reckless disregard for the rule of law, impeachment is imperative. But impeachment is a two-step process, and that’s where the fear sets in. Even if the current Democratic majority in the House votes to impeach Trump, there is little prospect that the Senate will convict the president and remove him from office following an impeachment…


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Rep. Justin Amash Says Trump ‘Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct’

Rep. Justin Amash Says Trump ‘Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct’In a series of tweets this afternoon, Justin Amash accused President Donald Trump of having “engaged in impeachable conduct.” The libertarian-leaning Michigan congressman blamed his fellow Republican legislators for choosing to defend the president rather than the Constitution in the wake of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s report. “Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” Amash tweeted. “In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.” Since the release of the Mueller report, most Republicans have circled the wagons around Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) has declared “case closed” on the Mueller investigation. Top-notch Trump sycophants like Sen….


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AG Barr: ‘I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump’

AG Barr: ‘I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump’Attorney General William Barr told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Monday that his handling of the Mueller report and its aftermath is rooted in a desire to defend the power of the executive branch rather than personal support for President Trump. ….. Read More.FOX NEWS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentMon, May 20, 201914 hours ago


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