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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to House chambers as Congress considers impeachment against Trump.

Trump Impeached—Again

The U.S. president was impeached on charges of “incitement of insurrection” in a vote that laid bare deep divisions within the Republican Party over its post-Trump future.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden walks off stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 16.

Why Biden Will Lose the Left—and How That Could Help Him

The Democratic coalition is already fracturing. But losing his erstwhile allies could actually make it easier to govern—and boost his standing.

A USAID mural, to commemorate the building of supportive walls and road shoulders, is pictured in the village of al-Badhan, north of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on August 25, 2018.

Controversial Trump USAID Appointee Returns from Absence

While seasoned federal officials are being fired, Trump’s loyalists are coming back, threatening fresh tensions between the outgoing administration and Congress.

The General Services Administration (GSA) Headquarters building, where the Washington presidential transition offices for US President-elect Donald Trump are located, are seen in Washington, DC, November 21, 2016.

Trump Appointee Stonewalls Congress on Transition Progress

The General Services Administration is ignoring congressional deadlines for answers about the stalled transition that has forced the Biden team to improvise.

Then-Director, Joint Staff, US Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., briefs the press on the strikes against Syria, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on April 14. 2018.

Syria Is Still Trying to Use Chemical Weapons

And not just against civilians at home—but potentially against regional rivals.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump Extends Arab Push to Normalize Ties With Israel

With Bahrain also recognizing Israel, Washington hopes for a new era of Arab rapprochement with Israel—but that may prove more elusive.

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, with US President Donald Trump, speaks on vaccine development on May 15 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.

White House to Interview Defense Officials in Perceived Loyalty Test

Interviews with political appointees at the Pentagon raise fears of another purge.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks alongside President Donald Trump at the White House.

White House Directed Hiring of Conspiracy Theorist Over Pentagon Objections

The White House wants fired National Security Council aide Rich Higgins hired for a senior Defense position.

US President Donald Trump with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, sings the National Anthem before the Army v. Navy American Football game in Philadelphia on December 14, 2019.

Trump Taps Point Man to Remove Pentagon Officials Seen as Disloyal

Officials fear the arrival of a former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence who could undercut Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio distributes information about the Coronavirus on March 9, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

New York Officials Tell U.N. Coronavirus Has Spread Throughout City

Foreign diplomats claim briefers from the mayor’s office say no specific measures are planned to protect them.

The U.S. Department of State

Trump Loyalist Appointed to Oversee Relations With U.N., World Health Organization

The appointment of White House aide Sean Doocey could douse hopes of change for a battered and bruised State Department bureau.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to new National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien

Trump Finally Has the Dangerous Foreign-Policy Process He Always Wanted

The U.S. president's new national security advisor has replaced the White House’s previous chaos with a new type of dysfunction.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas on June 30.

Desperate to Save Diplomacy, White House Blocks U.N. Meeting on North Korean Atrocities

As tensions rise between Washington and Pyongyang, Trump tries to avert a complete breakdown in relations.

Presidents of the United States and Ukraine meet in New York

Trump Resisted Sale of Javelins to Ukraine

Republicans are defending him in the impeachment inquiry by saying he gave more military aid than his predecessor, but it came only after the reluctant president was convinced it would be good for U.S. business.

President Donald Trump

Understanding the Trump Ukraine Call

An annotation of one of the most controversial and complicated moments of the Trump presidency.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton listen to U.S. President Donald Trump speak at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11, 2018.

Trump’s National Security Team Splinters Over Taliban Meeting

Bolton’s pushback and Pentagon concerns over a potential deal with the Afghan insurgents helped convince the U.S. president to cancel the contentious summit.

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