SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
US elections 2020
February 14, 2021
In the end, seven Republican senators voted in favor of convicting Donald John Trump on the article of impeachment: incitement of an insurrection. The U.S. Constitution requires not just a majority, but two-thirds of the U.S. Senate to agree, 67 out of 100. The president pro tempore of the Senate, Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), confirmed that the motion to convict the former president failed on a vote of 57-43.
February 13, 2021
Six Republican Senators voted to proceed with the second impeachment trial of Donald John Trump and according to reports, as many as 10 might vote to convict. But 17 Republicans are needed to meet the two-thirds threshold to convict Trump.
November 07, 2020
News media have called the race for Biden after several days of watching and waiting for the counting of ballots to produce a clear result.
November 04, 2020
The issue remains very much in doubt, with key states still counting ballots
October 27, 2020
The appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett is almost certain to have significant consequences in the long term, for the direction of the Court. It could also lead to short-term repercussions on election day.
October 06, 2020
Biden says he remains opposed to abortion personally, but he has promised to abolish the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion.
October 02, 2020
The traditional back and forth badinage of the evening was absent, replaced by a sober and serious tone.
September 30, 2020
The exchanges did not bring much clarity to the contours or the specifics of the national discussion, but they did send international editor Christopher Altieri casting about for disinfectant.
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