Will Republicans Check Trump’s Presidential Power?

Richard Nixon’s firing of the Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the “Saturday Night Massacre” in October 1973 doesn’t just provide the clearest parallel and precedent for Donald Trump’s frightening decision to dismiss FBI director James Comey while his agency is investigating the president’s campaign for possible collusion with Russia. […] Read more »

A 2016 Review: There’s Reason to Be Skeptical of a Comey Effect

On Friday, Oct. 28, James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, sent a letter to Congress about new evidence in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Politicians, analysts and journalists are still debating whether the letter cost Mrs. Clinton the presidency. It’s certainly possible. But I am not at all sure, […] Read more »

Partisans embrace damning accusations about Trump helping Russians, Obama spying on Trump

Sizable minorities of Americans think that President Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians to help him win the 2016 election and that President Barack Obama spied on the Trump campaign, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Views of both claims being investigated by Congress are colored dramatically by […] Read more »

Republicans and Democrats split over Russia probes

It’s a partisan cold war right here at home: A majority of Democrats think now-President Donald Trump’s campaign tried to help Russia influence the 2016 election, while a majority of Republicans think former President Barack Obama’s administration spied on the Trump campaign. And fewer than half of Americans — in […] Read more »

73% Back Independent Probe of Russian Election Interference

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they want an independent, non-partisan commission instead of Congress to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Seventy-three percent of respondents prefer the independent investigation, versus 16 percent who pick Congress. Still, a majority of Americans […] Read more »

International Tensions Heightened, Say Many Americans

Despite a political environment fractured by partisan differences, there is consensus among Americans that tensions around the world are escalating. And, a great deal of agreement exists about the powers that pose the greatest threat to the national security of the United States. CONT. Marist Poll Read more »