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Second Federal Judge Issues Order Blocking Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Doug Mataconis · 9 Comments
Trump Transgender Military Ban

For the second time in as many months, a Federal Court is blocking the Administration’s ban on transgender troops in the military.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe could hold fresh elections in two years

Robert Mugabe Resigns As President Of Zimbabwe

Doug Mataconis · 2 Comments

After nearly four decades in power, Robert Mugabe has stepped down after a military coup. What happens next is another, more complicated, question.

Roy Moore Gun

Trump Endorses Moore Despite Molestation Charges

Doug Mataconis · 52 Comments

President Trump put his thumb on the scale for Roy Moore, ignoring the allegations of harassment and sexual abuse that have been made against the candidate.

Quick Takes

Angela Merkel

On German Democracy

Steven L. Taylor · 7 Comments

Negotiations over government formation is not a crisis.

Judge-Roy-Moore

Explaining Votes for Moore

Steven L. Taylor · 32 Comments

Voters rank factors before choosing how to vote.

Sanctuary Cities

Federal Judge Issues Order Barring Cut Off Of Funding To ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Doug Mataconis · 6 Comments

A Federal Judge in California has entered an order permanently blocking a Trump Administration effort to deny funding to so-called sanctuary cities.

Moore’s Bio Helps Bolster Credibility of Charges

Steven L. Taylor

This continues to be a highly credible story, and Moore himself has helped that credibility.

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2018 Election

Assessing The 2018 Battle For Control Of Congress

Doug Mataconis

The early numbers in the battle to control Congress look good for Democrats, but there are are a number of caveats to keep in mind.

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2017 Starbucks Cups

Another Year, Another Stupid Controversy Over Starbucks Holiday Cups

Doug Mataconis

Some conservatives appear to believe that this year’s Starbucks coffee cops are “promoting a gay agenda.”

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Roy Moore Gun

Roy Moore Accuser Speaks Out While White House Effectively Endorses Moore

Doug Mataconis

The woman who says Ray Moore assaulted her when she was just 14 spoke out this morning at the same time that the White House effectively endorsed Moore’s candidacy.

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Zimbabwe Flags

Robert Mugabe Ignores Deadline For Resignation

Doug Mataconis

The next step in Zimbabwe seems entirely unclear as long-time dictator Robert Mugabe refuses to formally give up power.

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North Korea

A Peek Inside North Korea Paints A Grim Picture

Doug Mataconis

A recent defection from North Korea gives us a peek inside the DPRK, and it’s not pretty.

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President Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Pettiness On Display Yet Again

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump is without question the pettiest, most vindictive person to ever occupy the Oval Office.

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Trump Nukes

Presidential Authority To Order Nuclear Launches In The Trump Era

Doug Mataconis

Is it time to reexamine Presidential authority to launch a nuclear strike?

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Zimbabwe Flags

Mugabe Removed As Head Of Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party, Threatened With Impeachment

Doug Mataconis

After more than thirty years in power, Robert Mugabe is on his way out in Zimbabwe, but that doesn’t mean things will improve.

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Trump Twitter

Trump’s Tweets Are Hurting Him, And His Aides Can’t Stop Him

Doug Mataconis

There’s growing evidence that Donald Trump’s tweets are hurting him but his aides have basically given up trying to control his Twitter habit.

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Gavel And Scales Of Judtice

Roy Moore And Standards Of Proof

Doug Mataconis

No, we don’t have to presume that Roy Moore is “innocent until proven guilty.”

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Elephants Fighting

The Roy Moore Case Has Become The Focal Point In The Republican Civil War

Doug Mataconis

The differing reactions among Republicans in Washington and the base of the Republican Party to the charges against Roy Moore have enhanced a civil war inside the Republican Party.

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Bill Clinton Monica  Lewinsky

Democratic Senator Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair

Doug Mataconis

New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand says Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Raising the question of just how stringently we should apply the standards of today to the events of the past.

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Roy Moore Gun

Polling Shows Alabama Senate Race May Be Slipping Away From Roy Moore

Doug Mataconis

Could the tide be turning in the Alabama Senate race against Roy Moore? At least some polling indicates the answer could be yes.

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Taxes Adding Machine

House Passes Tax Reform Bill On Party-Line Vote

Doug Mataconis

House Republicans passed their tax reform bill. That was the easy part.

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Bob Menendez

Case Against Senator Bob Menendez Ends In Mistrial

Doug Mataconis

New Jersey Senate Bob Menendez has temporarily dodged a bullet, but his ultimate fate is far from clear.

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Senator Al Franken Accused Of Groping A Woman In 2006

Doug Mataconis

A Los Angeles reporter says that Minnesota Senator Al Franken groped her and engaged in other inappropriate conduct during a 2006 USO tour.

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Russian Hacking

Signs Of Russian Meddling In Brexit Vote

Doug Mataconis

It appears Russia attempted to influence last year’s Brexit vote in the same manner it did the 2016 election in the United States.

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Roy Moore Gun

Four More Women Come Forward With Accusations Against Roy Moore

Doug Mataconis

The charges against Roy Moore continue to mount as national Republicans continue to push back against him.

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Trump Sad Face

After 300 Days, Donald Trump Sees No Accomplishments And Dwindling Job Approval

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump has been President 300 days and the record reveals no real accomplishments and increased dissatisfaction with the job he’s doing.

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congress-healthcare

Senate Tax Plan Will Include Provision To Eliminate Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Doug Mataconis

For some reason, Senate Republicans want to attach a bad health care reform idea onto an already controversial tax reform bill.

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Fox News Host Shepard Smith Debunks His Own Network’s Favorite Clinton Conspiracy Theory

Doug Mataconis

A Fox News host has debunked the Uranium One conspiracy theory being pushed by his own network.

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