Johnson’s impeachment trial opens, March 13, 1868

On this day in 1868, the Senate put Andrew Johnson, who had become the nation’s 17th president after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, on trial following his impeachment by the House. With Salmon Chase, the chief justice, presiding, Johnson’s defense panel requested 40 days to collect evidence and witnesses, but initially only 10 days were granted. The […]

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Mnuchin forecasts strong economic growth

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday touted the Trump administration’s economic achievements, forecasting that the nation is well on its way to sustained economic growth. “This was a big week for our trade and economic policies,” Mnuchin said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We have been focused on, for the last year, creating solid economic […]

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‘We took a broken system and just broke it completely’

President Donald Trump last year hailed a multibillion-dollar initiative to create a seamless digital health system for active duty military and the VA that he said would deliver “faster, better, and far better quality care.” But the military’s $4.3 billion Cerner medical record system has utterly failed to achieve those goals at the first hospitals […]

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‘He’s a brave man’: The lonely existence of Cory Gardner

Senate Republican campaigns chief Cory Gardner might’ve had the easiest job in Washington — if only Hillary Clinton had won. Instead, the centrist-minded Coloradan has found himself in one of the toughest predicaments in town: leading the Republican battalion in what’s instead shaping up as an anti-Trump Democratic wave election, while at the same time […]

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Sunday shows so far

SUNDAY SO FAR … – CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) … Andrew Pollack, the father of Parkland victim Meadow Pollack. Political panel: Jeff Goldberg, Ed O’Keefe, Susan Page, and Margaret Talev — NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Tom Brokaw, Al Cardenas, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Katy Tur — ABC’s “This Week”: Matthew Dowd, Van […]

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Trump After Dark: Steel the Show edition

It was a day of tumult: At home, abroad, within the Republican Party and inside the White House itself. Another day in the presidency of Donald Trump. Trump’s decision to enact steep tariffs on steel and aluminum rocked financial markets and drew criticism from home and abroad, POLITICO’s Doug Palmer reports. It had European diplomats and members of […]

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