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Vox Sentences: 3 days of hearings and one notepad

Vox Sentences: 3 days of hearings and one notepad

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The biggest impeachment week yet The last scheduled public impeachment hearing wrapped up Thursday. Now Democrats and Republicans are…
Who’s who in the impeachment hearings

Who’s who in the impeachment hearings

The House is pushing ahead with its public impeachment hearings this week. And with at least nine witnesses set to testify, it’s going to be an intense one. Three people will appear on Wednesday, including the most anticipated witness of these hearings so far, US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. In the text…
What to expect from this week’s impeachment hearings

What to expect from this week’s impeachment hearings

House Democrats have set up a packed schedule for their second full week of impeachment inquiry hearings, with nine witnesses set to testify between Tuesday and Thursday. Things kick off on Tuesday morning at 9 am Eastern, with testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman (a National Security Council staffer) and Jennifer Williams (a State Department…
A Drag Queen Tried To Sashay Her Way Into Trump’s Impeachment Hearings

A Drag Queen Tried To Sashay Her Way Into Trump’s Impeachment Hearings

Amidst the mundane sea of suits, one queen stood tall on Capitol Hill, turning heads in a sparkly red number and teased golden locks, perhaps big enough to hold all of Trump’s secrets. The drag queen in question is none-other than New Jersey native Pissi Myles who stunned media reps as she wandered through Longworth…
The real reasons Democrats want open impeachment hearings

The real reasons Democrats want open impeachment hearings

The evidence against President Donald Trump is overwhelming. Witness after witness after witness in the House Democrat-led impeachment inquiry has outlined a clear quid pro quo in which Trump and his administration withheld US military aid from Ukraine in order to compel the new Ukrainian president to open investigations that would benefit Trump politically in…
Why the House’s Medicare-for-all hearings matter

Why the House’s Medicare-for-all hearings matter

House Democrats are holding their second-ever hearing on Medicare-for-all, as the party tries to sort out what its next big step on health care should be. The Ways and Means Committee hearing on Wednesday differs from April’s historic hearing on Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act, which would cover every American in one government…
The Ford-Kavanaugh sexual assault hearings, explained

The Ford-Kavanaugh sexual assault hearings, explained

If you want to know why women don’t come forward with allegations of sexual assault, Thursday’s Senate hearings offered a clue. In the morning, an all-male panel of Republican senators hired an outside prosecutor to try to pick apart Christine Blasey Ford’s credibility live on national television. They refused to subpoena Mark Judge, the key…

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