Trump presidency brings unprecedented attention to the Constitution’s emoluments clauses

WASHINGTON — Before 2016, the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses of the U.S. Constitution didn’t get much attention. Now, these two short sections — which historians and legal scholars interpret as prohibiting government officials from accepting gifts from foreign or…

House Democrats seek sweeping reforms on ethics, campaigns

After Democrats seized a majority in the House with a 40-seat swing in the 2018 midterm elections, Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes said the results were a call for election and ethics reform. The “For the People Act of 2019” is the House Democrats’ bid to enact those reforms.

‘Worse than Britain’: Months after Brexit, English residents find American political divide ‘appalling’

LONDON — Brodie Hunter moved from Scotland to London 40 years ago, but has always loved America. He’s never been to the United States, yet finds the country fascinating, he said. But the division exposed during this election cycle has…

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