President Trump (page 11)

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    A poor defense against impeachment

    Editors at National Review Online urge Republicans to drop a flawed argument against presidential impeachment. Senate Republicans, by and large, have reached an unspoken consensus about President Trump and Ukraine. He should not have put a temporary freeze on congressionally authorized aid to Ukraine, should not have dabbled…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    Democrats ‘losing their minds’ over impeachment

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist focuses on Democratic reactions to the impeachment proceedings. On Monday, as senators and House impeachment managers prepared for the opening of President Trump’s impeachment trial Tuesday, Democrats and their courtiers in the mainstream press decided to ratchet up the their rhetoric to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2020
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    Opening the door to impeachment abuse

    Richard Major argues in a Washington Examiner column that the current fight over presidential impeachment sets a bad precedent. Nothing worried the framers more when the Constitution was being cast into shape than impeachment. In fact, the issue was never quite settled, and that’s why we find ourselves…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    Republican senators’ approach to impeachment

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online wants to know what Republican U.S. senators really think about the impeachment of President Trump. When you get a chance to talk to a Republican senator off the record, you feel like you’re about to get the juicy inside scoop — particularly…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    McCarthy spots hole in impeachment case

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online identifies a key problem with congressional Democrats’ impeachment case against President Trump. Everything that is happening owes to the fact that we do not have an offense sufficiently grave for invocation of the Constitution’s nuclear option. If we had one, the machinations…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    Pelosi as Trump’s stooge

    Kyle Smith offers New York Post readers a theory about impeachment’s likely impact for the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The more Nancy Pelosi tries to get people to take her seriously, the more ridiculous she is. During the impeachment vote, it was, “Everyone will take…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Cowen touts Trump’s trade dealings with China

    Tyler Cowen offers Japan Times readers a positive assessment of President Trump’s latest trade announcement. It is too early to give a final assessment of the U.S.-China trade deal, the details of which have just been published, but it’s not too soon for a provisional opinion: China is…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Why Trump touts Sanders

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner ponders President Trump’s comments that seem to promote Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. President Trump and his aides are trying to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of the Iowa caucuses as they seek to secure a hard-line socialist opponent in November’s election, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020