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Norms Watch: Democracy, the Trump Administration, and Reactions to It (August 4-August 11)

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FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY

Trump talks tough on North Korea but soft on Russia, despite its expulsion of U.S. diplomats.

 

Trump Promises North Korea “Fire, Fury and Frankly Power”

In response to provocations from North Korea, Trump delivered bellicose rhetoric of his own that   escalated throughout the week.  continue »

Norms Watch: Democracy, the Trump Administration, and Reactions to It (July 28-August 4)

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TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation heats up, with a grand jury impaneled in Washington. Subpoenas are issued in relation to last year’s Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer, and Trump reportedly dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting.  continue »

Norms Watch: Democracy, the Trump Administration, and Reactions to It (July 21-July 28)

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THE PRESS AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE

Trump gets political while speaking to the Boy Scouts, in-fighting in the White House team spills into the public in an obscenity-laden phone call and some tweets, and members of Congress threaten duels and ass-knot-snatching in a climate of anxiety over security.  continue »

Norms Watch: Democracy, the Trump Administration, and Reactions to It (June 9-June 16)

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POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND ITS RESPONSE

In response to the shooting of a Republican lawmaker, some point the figure at Democratic rhetoric and call for more guns in DC.

 

Congressman Steve Scalise Shot in Alexandria, Virginia

Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) and three others were shot on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at the Republican congressional baseball team’s practice session in Alexandria, Virginia.  continue »

Norms Watch: Democracy, the Trump Administration, and Reactions to It (June 2-June 9)

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TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Fired FBI Director James Comey goes on the record for the first time, building the case for obstruction against President Trump.

 

Comey Says Trump Directed him to Drop Investigation into Michael Flynn

Trump asked Comey to “see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go” in a one-on-one meeting in the White House, fired FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its Russia inquiry.  continue »