Tag: Pelosi, Nancy

Deepfakes — Believe at Your Own Risk

Episode 21: ‘Fake Believe’ Producer/Director Andréa Schmidt Watch — very closely — as an ambitious group of A.I. engineers and machine-learning specialists try to mimic reality with such accuracy that you may not be able to tell what’s real from what’s not. If successful, they’ll have created the ultimate deepfake, an ultrarealistic video that makes […]

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Pence Is Implicated

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. The president led a conspiracy to use American foreign policy for his personal benefit. We’ve known that much for weeks. Yesterday, we heard a credible accusation that the vice president, among other top officials, was aware of […]

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Senate Passes Bill to Support Hong Kong Protesters, Putting Pressure on Trump

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that compels the government to support Hong Kong pro-democracy activists by requiring it to impose sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for human rights abuses in the territory. The bill, if enacted into law by President Trump, would also require the State Department to […]

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House Moves to Stave Off Another Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday voted to extend government funding for another month, rushing to ward off a government shutdown and setting up a pre-Christmas clash over spending just as the House is likely to be considering whether to impeach President Trump. With just days before funding for the entire government is set to […]

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House Democrats Adopt a Sharper, Simpler Vocabulary

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, confident that public support is growing for their impeachment inquiry as they head into a second week of nationally televised hearings, are sharpening their tone as they make their case that President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine in a bid to force its leader to investigate his political rivals. Quid […]

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Congratulations, You’re a Congresswoman. Now What?

There are not many people whom @RepSpanberger lets boss her around, but one of them, somehow, is Lois Frankel, a 71-year-old, 5-foot-3 four-term congresswoman from Florida who has a way of waving away protestations with a brisk, cheerful air, somewhere between “Don’t be ridiculous” and “This’ll be great.” Last fall, it was Frankel who told […]

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Did Trump Commit ‘Bribery’? Pelosi’s Impeachment Accusation, Explained

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week explicitly accused President Trump of “bribery,” suggesting after hearings in the impeachment investigation opened that he is guilty of one of the few specific offenses listed in the Constitution as a basis for impeaching and removing a president. “The devastating testimony corroborated evidence of bribery uncovered in […]

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Impeachment Hearing: A ‘Have You No Sense of Decency?’ Moment

To the Editor: Regarding the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, the former United States ambassador to Ukraine, before the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearings on Friday: The great public congressional hearings often start slow and continue without making apparent progress toward a solution to the problem they address. Then suddenly there is a “eureka!” moment when […]

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Invoking the Constitution, Pelosi Points to Possible Bribery Charge

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharpened the focus of Democrats’ impeachment case against President Trump on Thursday, accusing the president of committing bribery when he withheld vital military assistance from Ukraine at the same time he was seeking its commitment to publicly investigate his political rivals. The speaker’s explicit allegation of bribery, a misdeed identified […]

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Debatable: How Do the Democrats Beat Trump in 2020?

ImageCredit…Illustration by Nicholas Konrad; photographs by Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times, Jordan Gale, Jenn Ackerman and Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times This article is the first in a two-part series for the Debatable newsletter about the 2020 presidential election. Thursday’s edition will cover Republican prospects next November. You can sign up here to […]

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Inside Adam Schiff’s Impeachment Game Plan

‘This president, he’s like a planetary object,” Adam Schiff said. “He warps time. And things that you think happened a couple weeks ago, it turns out, only happened a day or two ago.” Schiff was slumped in a chair in his Washington office, tie askew and eyebrows ruffled, as if he’d been kneading his forehead. […]

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Nancy Pelosi Should Not Be President

Most Republican gripes that an impeachment of President Trump would “overturn” the 2016 election are laughable. The House of Representatives’s power to impeach is right there in the Constitution, and Republican members had no qualms about using that power against President Bill Clinton, whose offenses were far less serious than those Mr. Trump has already […]

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Hong Kong Protesters Call for U.S. Help. China Sees a Conspiracy.

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong protests at times seem like love fests with the United States. Depending on the day, demonstrators wave American flags or Uncle Sam recruitment posters, and even dress as Captain America, complete with shield. The United States represents democracy, and the activists hope that maybe, just maybe, it will save […]

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A Vote on Impeachment

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The House of Representatives voted to begin the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump — one which will be open to public scrutiny. Two Democrats in the House broke ranks and voted against […]

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Trump Has Received a Formal Invitation to Be Impeached

On Thursday, five weeks after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, the House adopted a resolution confirming that inquiry. The timing is somewhat confusing: The House has had success in several recent court cases, and there’s nothing in the Constitution or in House rules that requires it to adopt a […]

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A Divided House Endorses Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump

WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided House of Representatives voted on Thursday to endorse the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Trump, in a historic action that set up a critical new public phase of the process and underscored the toxic political polarization that serves as its backdrop. The vote was 232-196 to approve a resolution that […]

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House Passes Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to formally recognize the Armenian genocide and denounce it as a matter of American foreign policy, a symbolic vindication for the Armenian diaspora made possible by a new torrent of bipartisan furor at Turkey. The passage of the legislation, by a 405-to-11 vote, is the first time […]

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Thomas D’Alesandro, 90, Ex-Mayor of Baltimore and Pelosi’s Brother, Dies

Thomas J. D’Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor, City Council president and the brother of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, died in his North Baltimore home on Sunday. He was 90. Ms. Pelosi’s office confirmed the death in a statement. He died from complications of a stroke, Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Ms. Pelosi’s office, said. Mr. […]

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Pelosi Has History and the Constitution at Her Back

President Trump and Republicans have insisted that House Democrats take a vote to open a formal impeachment inquiry before engaging in thoroughgoing oversight of the administration’s activities related to Ukraine. This is a political calculation — relying on faulty analysis of the Clinton impeachment — that a formal inquiry will backfire on Democrats. The Constitution […]

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Pelosi Visits Jordan to Discuss Syria Crisis Amid Shaky Cease-Fire

ISTANBUL — Speaker Nancy Pelosi has traveled to Jordan to met with the Jordanian king for “vital” discussions about the Turkish incursion into Syria and other regional challenges, amid uncertainty about whether an American-brokered cease-fire with Turkey in northern Syria was holding. The visit by senior United States officials came as sporadic clashes continued on […]

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Viral Photo Captures Power Dynamic Between Trump and Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON — When President Trump tweeted a photograph of Speaker Nancy Pelosi rising to storm out of a meeting with him this week in the Cabinet Room, he meant it as an insult, branding her “Nervous Nancy” and saying she had had an “unhinged meltdown.” But the photograph — which depicts Ms. Pelosi, 79, standing […]

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A Foreseen Calamity in Syria

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The presence of U.S. troops in northern Syria was designed to protect America’s allies and keep its enemies there in check. President Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the region quickly, and predictably, unraveled a tenuous peace on […]

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Inside the Derailed White House Meeting

WASHINGTON — You know a White House meeting has gone off the rails when the president of the United States and the speaker of the House cannot agree over the precise insult one called the other. According to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Trump called her a “third-grade” politician during a combative meeting with congressional leaders […]

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