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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.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JULY 08: The Ku Klux Klan protests on July 8, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The KKK is protesting the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, and calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)

The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal

The answer to the violence in Charlottesville isn't to outlaw white supremacy.

People walk past the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2017.
The US Senate reconvenes after failing to pass Republican health care reforms sought by US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Congress Revive the Authority to Impeach Executive Officers Below the President?

The legislature has its own constitutional power to bring executive officials into line.

Marines of the Honduras Navy patrol the Fonseca Gulf on March 26, 2013. Maritime borderlines between Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador are often violated by fishermen causing  tensions among the countries.  AFP   PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA.        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Call for U.S. Accountability in 2012 Honduran Killings

A report detailed how DEA misled Congress on the attack that left four civilians dead. Senators are furious no DEA officials were punished.

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Surprise House Vote Rolls Back Authority for the ‘War on Terror’

After 16 years, the legal basis for post-9/11 military action may finally be put to rest.

A landing ship is surrounded by the amphibious assault vehicles during the "Han Kuang" (Han Glory) life-fire drill, some 7 kms (4 miles) from the city of Magong on the outlying Penghu islands on May 25, 2017.
Taiwan forces conducted live-fire war games in its biggest annual military exercise on May 25, presided by President Tsai Ing-wen, as the island faces growing threat from its cross-strait rival China. / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH        (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Urge Trump to Approve Taiwan Arms Sales

Lawmakers issue bipartisan appeal amid concern the White House is abandoning Taiwan to please China.

Smoke billows following an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on an army arms depot, now under Shiite Huthi rebel control on May 22, 2015 east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The Saudi-led coalition has waged an air campaign against the Huthis since March 26 in an effort to restore the authority of Hadi, who has fled to Riyadh with members of his government.  AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arms Sale Hits Possible Senate Roadblock

Some lawmakers are fed up with Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in Yemen and oppose plans to sell Riyadh more U.S.-made munitions.

PHILIPPINE SEA - APRIL 23: In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the USS Carl Vinson transits the Philippine Sea while conducting a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on April 23, 2017 in the Philippine Sea. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is operating as part of U.S. 7th Fleet, but remains deployed under the U.S. 3rd Fleet Forward operating concept, which provides additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander.  U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. (Photo by USN Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers via Getty Images)

Senate Heads to White House for Briefing on North Korea, But U.S. Strategy Still At Sea

In an unusual move, the White House will host the entire Senate to update lawmakers on tensions with Pyongyang. But it’s not clear where the Trump administration is headed.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) shakes hands on January 14, 2015 with US State Secretary John Kerry in Geneva. Zarif said on January 14 that his meeting with his US counterpart was vital for progress on talks on Tehran's contested nuclear drive. Under an interim deal agreed in November 2013, Iran's stock of fissile material has been diluted from 20 percent enriched uranium to five percent, in exchange for limited sanctions relief.   AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICK WILKING        (Photo credit should read RICK WILKING/AFP/Getty Images)

Dear Senators: Push Back Against Iran, but Not at the Expense of the Nuclear Deal

Members of Congress considering new Iran sanctions legislation should have open eyes regarding the Trump administration's attitude toward the nuclear deal.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23:  U.S. President Donald Trump holds a listening session on health care with truckers and CEOs from the American Trucking Associations in the Cabinet Room at the White House on March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.. (Photo by Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images)

Further Revelations on Trump-Russia Ties Build Pressure For Independent Inquiry

New reports rattle the White House, as congressional and FBI investigations gain momentum -- but can institutions survive the stress test?

US President Donald J. Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA, 28 February 2017. / AFP / POOL / JIM LO SCALZO        (Photo credit should read JIM LO SCALZO/AFP/Getty Images)

Don’t Believe the New Trump

He’s still the same old, uninformed, easily manipulated, egomaniac — surrounded by second-raters, lickspittles, and extremists.

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