Why she's important: Murkowski is often lumped in with Collins as a moderate, but that's a relative term in today's Washington. She's part of a political dynasty in Alaska that exists independent of the GOP. In 2010 she lost a primary race there only to win a a write-in campaign, which is the politics equivalent of a triple Lindy. … [Read more...] about Will any senators actually flip on Trump impeachment?
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For instance, deputy White House counsel Michael Purpura played several moments from impeachment hearings in which witnesses -- former US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, former special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker and former National Security Council staffer Tim Morrison -- said the first time they knew the Ukrainians expressed concern about security funding being frozen was in August. … [Read more...] about Top takeaways from the start of the Trump team’s impeachment defense
Manchin was once considered for a Cabinet position in the Trump administration and was the only Democrat to vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughCollins walks impeachment tightrope Supreme Court sharply divided over state aid for religious schools How Citizens United altered America's political landscape MORE in 2018. … [Read more...] about Democrats Manchin, Jones signal they’re undecided on Trump removal vote
Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) said in December, “I think we might have a couple. I don’t want to speculate on who — obviously that puts too much pressure on them — but I really think we have people on both sides that are trying to get to a reasonable, nonpartisan answer.” … [Read more...] about Chris Murphy: It’s ‘Possible’ Some Democrats Vote to Acquit Trump
Trump has sent multiple tweets over the past week suggesting Democrats were “rigging the election” against Sanders because he was being pulled off the campaign trail to serve as a juror in the Senate impeachment trial during the final weeks before the caucus. Trump never mentioned that three other senators — including Warren of Massachusetts, Sanders’ chief progressive rival — were also marooned in Washington for the trial. … [Read more...] about Trump defends Sanders, stoking Democratic divisions