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Trump Calls On Senate GOP Go Nuclear On Filibuster. That’s Not Going To Happen

Doug Mataconis · 15 Comments
Trump Nukes

President Trump called on Senate Republicans to eliminate the legislative filibuster to resolve the government shutdown. That’s not going to happen.

Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown Enters Second Day With Few Signs Of Quick Resolution

Doug Mataconis · No Comments

It’s Day Two of the Federal Government shutdown and there are few signs of a quick resolution.

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OTB Admin Update

James Joyner · 4 Comments

The redevelopment of the site that I posted about a few weeks back is underway in a phased approach.

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Trump Syria

Trump Preparing For A Forever War In Syria

Doug Mataconis · 16 Comments

While everyone is paying attention to the government shutdown, the Trump Administration is preparing for a never-ending, unwise, and unauthorized military commitment in Syria.

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Supreme Court Takes Up Appeal Of Order Barring Enforcement Of Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

Doug Mataconis · No Comments

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the Government’s appeal of the Trump Administration’s revised Muslim Travel Ban

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The Government Shuts Down And Washington Plays The Blame Game

Doug Mataconis · 18 Comments

The government is shut down and Washington is playing the usual blame game. In reality, there’s plenty of blame to go around, and one of the guilty parties is the American people.

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Mitch McConnell’s Shutdown

James Joyner

Both #TrumpShutdown and #SchumerShutdown put the blame in the wrong place.

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One Year Later, Trump’s Job Approval At Historic Lows

Doug Mataconis

One year after his Inauguration, Donald Trump is the most unpopular new President since the invention of modern polling. However, his numbers are generally the same that they’ve been for some time now.

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Government shutdown

House Passes Spending Bill, But Shutdown Threat Still Looms

Doug Mataconis

With just hours to go, it seems increasingly unlikely that the Senate can reach a deal to keep the government open.

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Donald Trump Shrug

Global Opinion About The United States Dropped Precipitously In Trump’s First Year

Doug Mataconis

Thanks to Donald Trump, public opinion around the world about the United States is at its lowest level in ten years.

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Congress Drifts Closer To A Government Shutdown

Doug Mataconis

With less than two days to go, the prospects for Congress finding a way to prevent a government shutdown aren’t looking good.

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Trump Burning Constitution

Two Republican Senators Rebuke Trump For His Attacks On The Press

Doug Mataconis

Two Republicans spoke out today against the President’s war on the news media, but don’t expect their colleagues to follow suit.

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States File Suit Against F.C.C. Decision To Dismantle Net Neutrality Rule Changes

Doug Mataconis

A group of 21 states has filed a petition to review the F.C.C.’s recent net neutrality rule changes, but it faces an uncertain future.

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Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon Subpoenaed In Connection With Mueller’s Russia Investigation

Doug Mataconis

Former White House and Trump campaign adviser Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

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Illegal Drugs

Norway Poised To Decriminalize All Illegal Drugs

Doug Mataconis

Norway is poised to make some big changes to its drug laws.

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Government shutdown

Government Shutdown Looms As Friday Approaches

Doug Mataconis

With only days to go, Congress seems unable to come up with either a funding deal for the Federal Government or a solution to the DACA issue.

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Supreme Court To Hear Case Dealing With Sales Taxes On Online Purchases

Doug Mataconis

Late last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving the question of whether online and out-of-state businesses can be required to collect sales taxes in states with which they have no connection.

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2018 Election

GOP Growing Increasingly Nervous About Governor’s Races

Doug Mataconis

The GOP’s potential troubles in 2018 don’t just exist at the Congressional level.

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Mitt Romney

Romney Reportedly Telling Close Associates That He’s Running For Senate

Doug Mataconis

That “Romney for Senate” campaign seems pretty much inevitable.

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American Ideals?

Steven L. Taylor

Some thoughts about why the president’s remarks on immigration are so problematic.

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Hawaii Alert

False Missile Alert In Hawaii Causes Panic And Raises Questions And Concerns

Doug Mataconis

Fortunately, yesterday’s missile alert in Hawaii was a false alarm. However, it is raising questions about the early warning system that’s in place and the state’s preparedness in case of an actual attack.

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Being Known by the Company you Keep…

Steven L. Taylor

Support for Trump’s comments are very telling.

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Trump Derides Immigration From ‘Shithole’ Countries

Doug Mataconis

Once again, President Trump opens his mouth and proceeds to insult a good part of the world while embarrassing the country.

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European Allies Signal Trump On Iranian Nuclear Deal: We Don’t Support You

Doug Mataconis

America’s closest allies sent a strong signal that they do not agree with President Trump on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Retirements Are Making GOP Control Of House More Precarious

Doug Mataconis

The numbers aren’t looking good for Republican prospects in this year’s midterm elections.

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Voting

Supreme Court Hears Argument On Ohio’s Voter Purge Law

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday in an important case dealing with the circumstances under which voters can be purged from the voting rolls.

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Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Congressional Districts As Partisan Gerrymandering

Doug Mataconis

A Federal Court in North Carolina has issued a stinging ruling against the partisan gerrymandering undertaken by the Republican legislature in that state.

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Trump DACA

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump’s Effort To Halt DACA Program

Doug Mataconis

A Federal Judge has put a hold on the impending end of the DACA program.

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Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart

Doug Mataconis

Steve Bannon loses his position at Breitbart after his blistering comments about the President and others in the Administration became public.

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Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio Is Running For Senate

Doug Mataconis

Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for Senate in Arizona.

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