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Biden White House puts its police oversight commission on ice

April 12, 2021
Laura Barrón-López | POLITICO
The White House is putting the creation of a national police oversight commission on hold, nixing a campaign pledge made by President Joe Biden to establish one within his first 100 days.

The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump”

July 3, 2020
On the Washington Week Extra, presidential historian Kate Andersen Brower discusses her newest book Team of Five: The President’s Club in the Age of Trump.

How to win an election during a pandemic

May 15, 2020
There are fewer than 6 months left until the 2020 presidential election. The panel discussed Joe Biden’s search for a running mate, the Trump campaign’s strategy to win during a pandemic, and the latest polling data.
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‘A massive historical story’: Trump’s impending acquittal could have profound ramifications for future presidents

February 3, 2020
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
The expected acquittal also has profound and long-term ramifications for America’s institutions and the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches, according to numerous historians and legal experts. In effect, they say, the Senate is lowering the bar for permissible conduct for future presidents.
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Trump Disavows "Send Her Back" Chant as GOP Frets Over Ugly Phrase

July 19, 2019
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Maggie Haberman, Michael Crowley | The New York Times
Nervous Republicans, from senior members of Congress to his own daughter Ivanka, urged President Trump on Thursday to repudiate the “send her back” chant directed at a Somali-born congresswoman during his speech the night before at a rally in North Carolina, amid widespread fears that the rally had veered into territory that could hurt their party in 2020.
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Supreme Court rules in case watched for impact on Trump pardons

June 18, 2019
, Natasha Bertrand | POLITICO
The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched “double jeopardy” case, issuing a decision that preserves states’ power to limit the impact of future pardons by President Donald Trump or his successors.
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3 stories you may have missed

May 15, 2019
Have you been keeping up? Check out these stories you might have missed.
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Bush funeral: trump sits with fellow presidents but still stands alone

December 6, 2018
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
From the moment he crossed the transept of the soaring Washington National Cathedral, tore off his overcoat and took his seat in the front pew, President Trump was an outsider.
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Mourners Stream Into the Capitol to Pay Tribute to George Bush

December 5, 2018
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
One by one they came. Parents hoisting toddlers on their hips. Two women from St. Louis, in town for a neonatology conference. A doctor from Washington whose grandmother had worked in housekeeping in the White House complex. Military generals and diplomats, C.I.A. chiefs and sports stars. And Sully the service dog.
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