“Witch hunt!”: the history of Donald Trump’s favorite attack on Robert Mueller, explained

Everything is a witch hunt to President Donald Trump.

First it was Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion and obstruction of justice. Now it’s impeachment.

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, objecting to the impeachment proceedings that will culminate in a House floor vote Wednesday, Trump wrote: “More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials.”

It might sound outlandish — people, mostly young women, were literally executed in Salem in the late 17th century — but this is one of Trump’s favorite tropes. In his telling, he is the subject of …

Trump vents about impeachment in wild letter to Nancy Pelosi

President Donald Trump seems angry.

On Tuesday, the eve of the House’s historic impeachment vote, the president sent a rambling, exclamation point-laden letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in which he rages at her and House Democrats, accusing them of pursuing an “invalid” and partisan impeachment inquiry against him.

The six-page letter reads a bit like a compilation of Trump’s greatest Twitter hits.

“The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation or jurisprudence,” Trump writes. “They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, no offenses whatsoever. You have cheapened …

Sex workers are in danger. Warren and Sanders are backing a bill that could help.

When Congress passed sweeping legislation aimed at curbing sex trafficking in 2018, one group was largely excluded from the debate: sex workers themselves.

No sex workers or sex worker rights groups testified in hearings on the laws, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), one of the few members in Congress to vote against the legislation, told Vox in a recent interview. “It’s just that their perspective was defeated, it’s that their perspective wasn’t even considered,” he said.

The end result, sex worker rights groups say, was legislation that hurt them rather than helped. They say FOSTA-SESTA — a combination of two …

Pete Buttigieg’s latest plan is an appeal to Latino voters

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a plan Monday appealing to Latinos, voters who have been slow to warm to his campaign compared to his competitors.

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor says he would invest in Latino-owned businesses, reduce the cost of college, expand protections for Latino workers, create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, and improve access to housing, safe drinking water, and the ballot box.

Buttigieg’s campaign has been criticized in recent months for not doing enough outreach to Latinos, including failing to meet with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and community organizers trying to mobilize Latino …

Vox Sentences: Climate talks left in the cold

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UN climate talks end without strong commitments

  • UN climate talks ended Sunday without a full agreement of world powers on how to address the imminent threat of global warming. [AP News / Frank Jordans and Aritz Parra]
  • While the negotiations were meant to shore up the Paris agreement and define the terms on which the signatory countries would reduce their greenhouse