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U.S. President Donald Trump in a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at the White House on June 6. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

America Is Heading for an Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis

The Republican Party is ready to serve as an accomplice to obstruction of justice.

Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald Trump, leaves the Prettyman Federal Courthouse  in Washington on Dec. 1. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Flynn’s Lies Are Just the Latest in a Series

The former national security adviser's plea deal must be understood in the context of various deceits by the president and his associates.

The logo of news website BuzzFeed as seen on a computer screen in Washington on March 25, 2014. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP)

Russian Billionaire Files Application Seeking Testimony of British Spy Behind Trump Dossier

Documents filed in a British court are the latest move in a complex international legal battle.

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Oct. 7. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

How Far Must Trump ‘Unravel’ Before the 25th Amendment Kicks In?

The constitutional amendment on presidential disabilities could pose a real threat to Trump. But that shouldn't give his opponents solace.

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A Turf War Is Tearing Apart the Intel Community’s Watchdog Office

Internal scuffling threatens to dismantle the Intelligence Community Inspector General.

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (L), R-N.C.; and Senate Intelligence Vice Chair Mark Warner, D-Va., hold a news conference on the status of the committee's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 4, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Is Dropping the Ball on Trump’s Obstruction of Justice

And six other things we’ve learned about the Senate’s Russia investigation.

A French soldier enforcing pictured on November 18, 2015 in Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower, which is illuminated with the colors of the French flag in tribute to the victims of the November 13 Paris terror attacks. Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images

Rights Advocates Brace for Anti-Terrorism Bill

Critics of Macron's anti-terrorism bill see it as a dangerous political gesture.

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What a Just Immigration Policy Doesn’t Look Like

It’s not a system based on chance, it does not encourage our enemies, and it can’t be addressed in 140 characters.

BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 14:  China's newly-elected President Xi Jinping reads his ballot papers prior to the election for a new president of China during the fourth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People on March 14, 2013 in Beijing, China. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, was elected President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission on Thursday.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

Xi Jinping Is About to Face a Constitutional Crisis

The Chinese president is making a massive bid for total power — unless the law trips him up.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - JANUARY 16:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests at the 2016 South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention on January 16, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Along with  Trump, Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee spoke at the convention.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Congress Needs to Open a Formal Impeachment Inquiry

The time has come to begin a serious conversation about the removal of President Donald Trump.

MARSHALLTOWN, IA - JANUARY 26:  Sheriff Joe Arpaio (L) of Maricopa County, Arizona listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the press prior to a rally on January 26, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. Arpaio today announced his support for Trump's presidential bid.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pardoning Joe Arpaio Would Be a Constitutional Crisis

If Donald Trump follows through on his promise to a political ally, it could bring him one step closer to impeachment.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 16:  A woman leaves a message in chalk on the street where Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others injured when a car slammed into a crowd of people protesting against a white supremacist rally, August 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville will held a memorial service for Heyer Wednesday, four days after she was killed when a participant in a white nationalist, neo-Nazi rally allegedly drove his car into the crowd of people demonstrating against the 'alt-right' gathering.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Law Should Treat Domestic Terror as the Equivalent of International Terror

There is no federal crime of domestic terrorism with which James Fields can be charged.

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