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The 4 words that will decide impeachment

Why a vote to close New York’s Rikers Island is being met with backlash

Rick Perry, a key figure in Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, will resign as energy secretary

The Supreme Court will decide if Trump can fire the CFPB director. The implications are enormous.

Trump’s Dallas rally showed how untethered from reality his impeachment pushback is

Support for impeachment isn’t as high in battleground districts

The White House admits to a Ukraine quid pro quo. Just not that one.

A new high-powered super PAC is going to spend millions to back Andrew Yang

House Democrats say migrants aren’t getting fair hearings at tent courts on the border

Affordable housing is disappearing. So cities are designating parking lots to sleep in.

Impeachment is too important to leave to Congress — it’s going to take mass mobilization

How propaganda works in the digital age

Basic income can’t do enough to help workers displaced by technology

How the abortion debate moved away from “safe, legal, and rare”

The importance of Elijah Cummings’s fight for voting rights

The thousands of lawsuits against opioid companies, explained

Trump is still trying to collect citizenship data for redistricting

Elizabeth Warren raised 5 times as much money from Big Tech as Joe Biden did

Teacher strikes are changing. The Chicago walkout proves it.

Trump’s move to host the G7 at his Doral resort takes self-dealing to new levels

“I have no idea”: Pelosi shuts down Senate Republicans’ impeachment timeline

Rand Paul just blocked a vote to condemn President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops in Syria

The Senate fails to override Trump’s veto on its national emergency resolution

Top Trump official throws Giuliani under the bus in impeachment inquiry statement

How Beto O’Rourke became a conservative boogeyman

The big business — and questionable effectiveness — of mass shooter trainings

Trump’s “Nervous Nancy” tweet shows his problem with powerful women

Teens are increasingly depressed, anxious, and suicidal. How can we help?


The man who rigged America’s election maps

Elijah Cummings, chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee, dies at 68

The death of a British teen has put a strain on the US-UK relationship

The October Democratic presidential debate, explained in under 25 minutes

AOC and Ilhan Omar endorse Bernie Sanders for president

Ayanna Pressley breaks with AOC on Sanders endorsement

Michael Cohen’s testimony about Trump’s shady business practices just got strong corroboration

“Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!”: Read Trump’s wild letter to Turkey’s Erdogan

House Republicans joined Democrats in condemning Trump’s actions in Syria

Trump told 6 falsehoods about Syria in 4 minutes

Cory Booker’s latest gun plan goes after urban violence

Kamala Harris’s call to suspend Trump’s Twitter account, explained