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Recent articles by Aaron:

Schiff’s compelling rebuttal to a spurious White House claim

We got new allegations and insights into the episode last week from Lev Parnas. Adam Schiff tied it all together Wednesday. → Read More

A sizable chunk of Trump’s base thinks he has broken the law. Many of those people remain in his corner.

A new poll lays bare the difficult job Democrats have: Even Republicans who think Trump has broken the law oppose his removal. → Read More

The wisdom of a Biden-for-Bolton witness swap

Assessing the arguments for and against. → Read More

An embarrassing moment for Trump’s legal team

Trump's lawyers have focused Day One on the Democrats' impeachment managers. One of their attacks badly misfired, though. → Read More

Collins and Romney hold the keys in the impeachment trial. Here’s what they signaled on Day One.

Collins asserted herself to make a rule change, while Romney warned Democrats against excess outrage. → Read More

Hillary Clinton savages Bernie Sanders: ‘Nobody likes him’

Clinton said she would do whatever she could to help defeat Trump in 2020 -- but she won't commit to endorsing or campaigning for Sanders if he's the nominee. → Read More

New text messages put Devin Nunes on the hot seat

New documents show a Nunes aide repeatedly in contact with Parnas, leading to eve more questions about what Nunes knew and when. → Read More

The top 10 Democratic presidential candidates, ranked and tiered

With just over two weeks until Iowa. → Read More

Trump’s defense will be led by a ‘lunatic,’ ‘wacko’ and ‘off his rocker’ Ken Starr, according to Trump himself

Trump wasn't a big fan during Bill Clinton's impeachment. → Read More

Trump brings another dodgy map into the Oval Office

Trump's map shows him winning more counties than he actually did and a significantly smaller popular-vote loss. → Read More

The Trump team keeps denying it knows Lev Parnas, despite growing photographic evidence

Trump and other high-profile Republicans have repeatedly distanced themselves from Parnas, only to have images call their claims into question. → Read More

The GAO severely rebukes Trump’s Ukraine ploy, undermines his ‘no crime’ defense

The GOP has said there is no crime the Ukraine scandal. GAO now says the withholding of aid violated the law. → Read More

4 takeaways from the Lev Parnas interview and revelations

What we learned from the latest document dump, as the impeachment trial officially begins. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren’s electability case against Bernie Sanders

Warren cherry-picked some statistics to suggest she was perhaps the most electable Democrat. Let's look behind the numbers. → Read More

Lev Parnas reveals a new Ukraine quid pro quo

New documents from the Giuliani associate suggest the ouster of Ambassador Yovanovitch was a favor to Ukraine if it got information on the Bidens. → Read More

Winners and losers from the Iowa Democratic debate

Who won, who lost, and what we learned. → Read More

Will John Bolton actually testify?

Parsing the public comments of key lawmakers. → Read More

Why Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are fighting

Warren is in the hunt with the leaders in Iowa. A new poll suggests that she might bump into a ceiling, though, thanks to the caucus's unusual rules. → Read More

Which 2020 Democrat does Trump fear most? Look at what he says about them.

A close reading of Trump's commentary on his would-be 2020 opponents. → Read More

Trump’s ‘four embassies’ claim utterly falls apart

The Trump administration has struggled to justify the killing. Now the one "imminent" attack offered publicly has utterly fallen apart. → Read More