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Gorsuch Has Another Good Day In Front Of Senate Judiciary Committee

Doug Mataconis · 13 Comments
Neil Gorsuch

More fireworks on the second day of the questioning of Neil Gorsuch, but his confirmation nonetheless seems assured.

Donald Trump Shrug

Former Trump Campaign Manager Worked To Help Putin

Doug Mataconis · 48 Comments

More evidence of ties between the Trump campaign and Russian interests.

Parliament Lockdown

At Least Three Dead, Twenty Injured, In Apparent Terror Attack In London

Doug Mataconis · 19 Comments

An apparent terror attack outside Parliament in London.

Quick Takes

Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch Sails Through First Day Of Questioning

Doug Mataconis · 19 Comments

Day One of the questioning of Judge Neil Gorsuch went very well, and it suggests that his path to confirmation is basically clear of serious obstacles.

Trump East Room  Press Conference

Trump’s Job Approval Numbers Hit Another Historic Low

Doug Mataconis · 29 Comments

Just about two months into office, Donald Trump’s job approval number are worse than any newly elected President since World War II.

Trump And GOP Elephant

Republicans Stick Their Heads In The Sand On Trump-Russia Allegations

Doug Mataconis · 72 Comments

Republicans in Congress are slavishly seeking to divert attention from wrongdoing by Donald Trump, or Russia.

Trump Twitter

Lying Donald Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

James Joyner

It may well be that the 25th Amendment, not the impeachment clause, will be his undoing.

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Trump Russia

FBI Director Contradicts Trump On Wiretap Claims, Confirms Investigation Of Campaign

Doug Mataconis

Two big admissions from the Director of the F.B.I. today are likely to lead to real political headaches for the Trump Administration.

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British European Flags

Britain To Trigger Beginning Of Brexit Process On March 29th

Doug Mataconis

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will formally invoke Article 50 of the European Union treaty on March 29th, thus officially beginning a Brexit process likely to take years.

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savagesatthegate

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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trumphill

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The A Portrait in Snake Oil Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Trump Neil Gorsuch

With Gorsuch Hearings Set To Begin, It’s Democrats Who Are In The Hot Seat

Doug Mataconis

Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings begin Monday morning, but it’s Senate Democrats who are in the hot seat.

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Donald Trump Shrug

No, Donald Trump Isn’t Going To ‘Pivot’

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump isn’t going to change, and that’s bad news for all of us.

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Donald Trump Victory

The Trump Administration and the G20

Steven L. Taylor

More stepping back from free trade and the established global economic order.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, Rock And Roll Pioneer, Dies At 90

Doug Mataconis

A pioneer of Rock & Roll has passed away.

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law-gavel-lights

Trump’s Revised Muslim Travel Ban Blocked By Two Federal Judges

Doug Mataconis

Two more losses for the Trump Administration.

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President Trump's "America First" budget blueprint was released on Thursday.

Trump Budget Blueprint Would Eliminate 18 Agencies

James Joyner

The president’s skinny budget would eliminate most funding for science and the arts to fund more Defense spending.

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goslinggroupie

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Ebony and Ivory Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Federal Reserve Building

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For Third Time In Fifteen Months

Doug Mataconis

For only the third time since the Great Recession ended, the Federal Reserve Board has raised interest rates.

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Rachel Maddow Trump Tax Return

Rachel Maddow Hypes Trump’s 2005 Tax Return, But There’s No Real News There

Doug Mataconis

Rachel Maddow hyped the fact that she had obtained a copy of Trump’s 2005 tax return last night. It turned out to be much ado about nothing.

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Snow and ice cover early blooms on trees near the US Capitol in Washington, DC March 14, 2017
Winter Storm Stella dumped snow and sleet Tuesday across the northeastern United States where thousands of flights were canceled and schools closed, but appeared less severe than initially forecast. After daybreak the National Weather Service (NWS) revised down its predicted snow accumulation, saying that the storm had moved across the coast.
 / AFP PHOTO / Tasos Katopodis        (Photo credit should read TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

NWS Revised Forecasts to Smaller Snowstorm But Didn’t Tell Public

James Joyner

The National Weather Service didn’t want to confuse the public by changing the forecast at the last minute.

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Caduceus

Some Observations On The Debate Over Health Care And Insurance, Part II

Doug Mataconis

Part Two in a series of observations about health care and health insurance in light of the introduction of the House GOP’s health care plan. This post examines several ideas advanced by conservatives, and the reasons they aren’t complete answers to the problems we face.

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Trump Neil Gorsuch

Senate Democrats Split On Strategy For Gorsuch Nomination

Doug Mataconis

Senate Democrats are divided on how to approach the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, making it likely that he’ll be confirmed.

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congress-healthcare

Congressional Budget Office Score Is Bad News For GOP’s American Health Care Act

Doug Mataconis

The Congressional Budget Office delivered some bad news yesterday to House Republicans on their replacement for Obamacare.

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Steve King

Rep. Steve King Endorses Racist ‘White Nationalism’

Doug Mataconis

Iowa Congressman Steve King is causing controversy yet again with his comments in support of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

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Scotland and UK flags

Scottish First Minister Calls For Another Scottish Independence Vote

Doug Mataconis

Scotland’s First Minister is calling for another independence vote in the wake of the beginning of the Brexit process, but she’s unlikely to get it.

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trumphill

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Rex Tillerson

The Silent Secretary

Steven L. Taylor

Rex Tillerson, “the phantom of Foggy Bottom.”

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Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, Trump’s Former National Security Adviser, Was Working For Turkey

Doug Mataconis

More conflicts of interest for the Trump Administration.

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State Department

Thoughts about the Trump National Security Team

Steven L. Taylor

Trump appears to undervaluing existing bureaucracies listening more to hacks and ideologues.

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