On this episode of Now & Then, “Government Debt Roulette,” Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman discuss the dynamics of the current political battle over raising the debt ceiling. Then, they offer an overview of debt in American history, from Alexander Hamilton’s belief in …
Today, the Senate considered a bill to fund the government until December and to raise the debt ceiling. The Republicans joined together to filibuster …
All signs suggest that this coming week, politics are going to be hopping. It's a good time to take a breath and rest up for what's on the horizon. I'l…
For weeks now, I have vowed that I would finish these letters early and get to bed before midnight, and for weeks now, I have finally finished around t…
On Monday, we learned that after last year’s election, John Eastman, a well-connected lawyer advising former president Donald Trump, outlined a six-poi…
This evening, the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol issued subpoenas to four key figures in the Trump White Hous…
CNN’s bombshell revelation of Trump loyalist lawyer John Eastman’s six-point memo of instructions for overturning the 2020 election—discussed in the ne…
Tonight, the House of Representatives passed a funding bill that would both keep the government from shutting down and prevent a default on the U.S. de…
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