"The president of the United States summoned this mob, assembled this mob and lit the flame of this attack."

So alleged Liz Cheney, third-ranking Republican in the House, as she led nine GOP colleagues to vote for a second impeachment of Donald Trump. The House Republican caucus voted 19-1 against impeachment.

House Democrats voted lockstep, 222-0, to impeach in an exercise the solidarity of which calls to mind the Supreme Soviet of Stalin's time.

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Donald Trump has stumbled and fallen, and the establishment is not going to let slip this last opportunity to stomp him and his movement to death.

On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a startling ultimatum:

Either Vice President Mike Pence and the Trump Cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment, declare the president "unfit" for office, and remove him within 24 hours, or House Democrats will vote to impeach him again.

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President Donald Trump, it turns out, was being quite literal when he told us Jan. 6 would be "wild."

And so Wednesday was, but it was also disastrous for the party and the movement Trump has led for the last five years.

Wednesday, the defeats of Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Georgia's runoff elections were confirmed. This translates into the GOP losing the Senate for the next two years.

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A week from today, Joe Biden will still be on his inexorable course to become the 46th president of the United States.

Why, then, the hysteria that has suddenly gripped this city?

The triggering event was the announcement by GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri.

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In its most recent exercise of liberal democracy, the state senate of Massachusetts voted 32-8 to override Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of what is called the Roe Act.

One day earlier, Monday, the state house had voted to override.

The Roe Act is now law in the Bay State. And what does it say?

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