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Divided on Impeachment, Democrats Wrestle With Duty and Politics – The New York Times

Divided on Impeachment, Democrats Wrestle With Duty and Politics – The New York Times

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WASHINGTON — As Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges caution on impeachment, rank-and-file House Democrats are agonizing over the prospect of trying to oust President Trump, caught between their sense of historic responsibilities and political considerations in the wake of the special counsel’s damning portrait of abuses.The Democrats — including more than 50 freshmen — are mindful that impeachment poses political risks that could endanger the seats of moderates and their majority, as well as strengthen Mr. Trump’s hand. They ran on kitchen-table issues dear to their constituents and do not want to be consumed in a partisan morass that might unite Republican voters in opposition. But some prominent members of the 55-member strong Congressional Black Caucus and a newly e...
Divided on Impeachment, Democrats Wrestle With Duty and Politics – The New York Times

Divided on Impeachment, Democrats Wrestle With Duty and Politics – The New York Times

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WASHINGTON — As Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges caution on impeachment, rank-and-file House Democrats are agonizing over the prospect of ousting President Trump, caught between their sense of historic responsibilities and political considerations in the wake of the special counsel’s damning portrait of abuses.The Democrats — including more than 50 freshmen — are mindful that impeachment poses political risks that could endanger the seats of moderates and their majority, as well as strengthen Mr. Trump’s hand. But some prominent members of the 55-member strong Congressional Black Caucus and a newly empowered progressive caucus are pressing for action — three Democrats have filed articles of impeachment against Mr. Trump and dozens of others have signaled a wil...
5 things to know for April 24: Sri Lanka, politics, UN, malaria vaccine, sitting – CNN

5 things to know for April 24: Sri Lanka, politics, UN, malaria vaccine, sitting – CNN

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1. Sri Lanka terror attacksAdvance warnings about the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka came from an ISIS suspect in India, an official told CNN. India's intelligence service learned specific information during interrogations of the suspect. The suspect told investigators the name of a man, Zahran Hashim, he trained in Sri Lanka. Hashim is connected to a local extremist group implicated in the bombings, which killed at least 359 people. Hashim is ID'd in a video, released by ISIS, that purportedly shows the attackers and claims responsibility for the attacks. India passed all this info on to Sri Lankan officials, but the warnings went unheeded. Sri Lankan investigators say there were nine suicide bombers, including one woman. Learn more about the victims of these...
On Politics: Supreme Court Hears Census Citizenship Question – The New York Times

On Politics: Supreme Court Hears Census Citizenship Question – The New York Times

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Good Wednesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today._____________________• The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems poised to allow the Trump administration to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census. Adding the question, government experts said, could depress participation in the census (about 6.5 million people might not be counted) and affect how congressional seats are allocated. (Here’s a look at how it could alter the maps.)• Robert Mueller’s report stopped short of declaring whether acts by President Trump were illegal attempts to impede the investigation. But his report is a detailed map to the answers.• Is obstruction an impeachable offense? Mr. Trump tweets no. History says yes. Impeach...
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Census and Sensibility – The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Census and Sensibility – The Atlantic

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What We’re Following TodayIt’s Tuesday, April 23.‣ The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that will determine whether a citizenship question is allowed to appear on the 2020 census.(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)More Fallout From the Mueller Report: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election might be over, but Republicans aren’t done with it yet. Some of the president’s closest allies want an investigation into how the Russia probe began, reports Elaina Plott—and their motivations are largely political.On the other side of the aisle, Democrats are more united than many news reports make it seem, Elaine Godfrey reports. Most congressional Democrats want three things: the release of the full, unredacted...
Pete Buttigieg is on every podcast, and 2020’s retail politics is increasingly happening in earbuds – Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Pete Buttigieg is on every podcast, and 2020’s retail politics is increasingly happening in earbuds – Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

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“Podcasts are really hot right now, and I think underappreciated,” said Lis Smith, communications adviser to the buzzy Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, on CNN’s Reliable Sources last month. Smith was answering host Brian Stelter’s question on undervalued media avenues for political candidates these days, and it was an observation from experience. These days, you can find Buttigieg up and down the Apple Podcasts charts, mostly in the corners of podcast-land that you’d pretty much expect — the New Yorker Radio Hour, Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, The Intercept’s Deconstructed, Pod Save America, and so on — but also in some quirkier venues, like The West Wing Weekly. Buttigieg’s podcast push is so discernible that it kicke...
How the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Census Could Alter American Politics – The New York Times

How the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Census Could Alter American Politics – The New York Times

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HOUSTON — Studded with taquerias and Catholic churches on street after street, the 29th Congressional District of Texas has among the highest proportions of Hispanics in the country.But the fact that the district — which traces a jagged semicircle around Houston’s east side — is three-quarters Hispanic may not be its most defining statistic. These days, the most important number may be the estimated share of its residents who are not American citizens: one in four.A battle is brewing over the way the nation tallies its population, especially in immigrant-dense places like Texas’s 29th District, that could permanently alter the American political landscape. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the next census in 2020 should ask respon...
Far-Right Vox party set to gain foothold in Spanish politics for first time since Franco’s death – Fox News

Far-Right Vox party set to gain foothold in Spanish politics for first time since Franco’s death – Fox News

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An emerging far-right Spanish political group is rallying their supporters ahead of upcoming elections this month by tapping into the country's Civil War.On April 28th, Spaniards will head to the polls and thousands are prepared to vote for the Vox Party, which has advocated for preserving the legacy of Francisco Franco.The Franco regime remains a contentious issue for Spain and while many have advocated for reparations from the Civil War that killed and imprisoned hundreds of thousands, Vox wants to move on without a government-funded apology. It also runs counter to the ruling Socialists, who have pledged to remove Franco's remains from a mausoleum near Madrid.After winning 12 seats in regional elections in Andalusia in December, sending shockwaves through Spain, the party, which ca...
On Politics: Pelosi Cautions on Impeachment – The New York Times

On Politics: Pelosi Cautions on Impeachment – The New York Times

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Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today._____________________• Even as Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced the president’s “unethical and unscrupulous behavior,” she urged Democrats not to prioritize impeachment ahead of a series of congressional hearings following up on the special counsel’s report.• Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled another sweeping policy proposal on Monday, a $1.25 trillion plan to reshape higher education by canceling most student loan debt and eliminating tuition at every public college.• Senator Kamala Harris pledged to use executive orders to enact gun control measures that have long failed in Congress, including mandatory background checks and regulations on manufacturers.&bu...
At a White House Tradition, Politics Color Everything but the Easter Eggs – The New York Times

At a White House Tradition, Politics Color Everything but the Easter Eggs – The New York Times

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WASHINGTON — At the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, President Trump ditched his escort — the Easter bunny — to take up a decidedly unfestive agenda: He fielded questions about impeachment and unruly advisers before briefing a child about the construction of a wall at the southwestern border.As hundreds of children hunted for eggs, Mr. Trump wandered over to take questions from journalists. He addressed the “terrible” terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the possibility of impeachment proceedings — “not even a little bit” worried, he said — and the lengthy investigation carried out by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, which contained accounts of advisers who repeatedly declined to carry out his wishes, including a request to ...