The power to impeach a federal official such as the president has been exercised rarely in American history, and U.S. Constitution mentions the word only a handful of times. What were the founders thinking when they included that power, and…
Judge Damon J. Keith, a grandson of slaves and figure in the civil rights movement who as a federal judge was sued by President Richard Nixon over a ruling against warrantless wiretaps, died Sunday. He was 96.
By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn’t “a John Dean type ‘RAT,'” making reference to the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon. Trump, in a series of angry tweets,…
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Since its passage, the Endangered Species Act has helped reverse and stop declines in numerous species – from bald eagles to Lake Erie watersnakes – and served as a model for similar laws around the world.
By Jeremy T. Bruskotter, John A. Vucetich, Ramiro Berardo, The Conversation
By PBS NewsHour
Dubbed the "Saturday Night Massacre," the political drama that unfolded on October 20, 1973, pitted a president against the Justice Department and has drawn parallels to today. William Ruckelshaus is one of the officials who refused to carry out an…
By Associated Press
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee says Congress would not sit still if President Donald Trump decided to fire the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian investigation.
By PBS NewsHour
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., has called the firing of James Comey outrageous. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his reaction and what he sees as a thread running back to the investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia…
The same day President Donald Trump was meeting with Russia's foreign minister at the White House -- and less than a day after firing former FBI director James Comey -- the press pool captured Trump posing in the Oval Office…
By Elizabeth Flock
John Farrell has read and studied a wide range of biographies over the years. Here are his recommendations for 8 must-read life histories.
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