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With only a few days to go, Trump somehow still manages to remain center stage.

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Episode Notes

On the Gist, Republicans use their voices to complain about not having a voice.

In the interview, Melissa Murray joins Mike to discuss what the articles of impeachment can teach us about constitutional law as we review the events of last week at the Capitol Building. Murray is a professor at NYU Law, co-host of Strict Scrutiny podcast, and a contributor on MSNBC.

In Remembrances of Things Trump: Goofy, Sleepy, Crazy…no those aren’t Snow White’s friends. They are Trump’s favorite nicknames.

In the spiel, the Trump push for Lisa Montgomery’s execution in the final week of his tarnished presidency.

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  • Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.