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Trump To Remain Executive Producer Of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ After Becoming President

Doug Mataconis · 55 Comments
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Another conflict of interest for President-Elect Trump.

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South Korean Parliament Impeaches President

Doug Mataconis · 31 Comments

Political upheaval for an important Asian ally.

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John Glenn, First American To Orbit Earth, Dies At 95

Doug Mataconis · 18 Comments

Godspeed, John Glenn.

Quick Takes

2016 Presidential Election Electoral College Map

Support For Eliminating Electoral College Hits Two-Decade Low

Doug Mataconis · 50 Comments

Notwithstanding the election results, support for eliminating the Electoral College is at a 20-year low.

2018 Senate Map

Senate Democrats Look To Be On The Defensive In 2018

Doug Mataconis · 39 Comments

As things stand, Democrats will have a hard time winning back control in the Senate in 2018.

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Another General In Trump’s Cabinet

Doug Mataconis · 51 Comments

Three of the top four national security positions in Donald Trump’s Cabinet will be filled by retired Generals. This isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Trump Person Of The Year

Donald Trump Is Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’

Doug Mataconis

In the end, there was no other logical choice.

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Walter Scott Shooting

Trial In Walter Scott Shooting Ends In Hung Jury, Mistrial

Doug Mataconis

Despite a video that clearly shows what appears to be cold-blooded murder, the trial of a South Carolina cop who shot an African-American man in the back while he ran away ended in a hung jury. Fortunately, this isn’t the end of the road.

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More EC Fantasties

Steven L. Taylor

Another day, another EC fantasy,

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US Army Lt General Flynn testifies before House Intelligence Committee in Washington

Greater Deference to Generals Has Undermined Civilian Control of the Military

James Joyner

I’m in the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Duke’s Peter Feaver.

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Ben Carson Donald Trump

Ben Carson Picked For HUD Secretary

Doug Mataconis

An odd choice for HUD Secretary.

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itswhatsfordinner

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as she listens to a question from the audience during a campaign event at Uncle Nancy's Coffee in Newton, Iowa, September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan - RTX1RDSX

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The I Demand A Recount Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Jon Huntsman

Jon Huntsman For Secretary Of State?

Doug Mataconis

Another name may be on the short list for Secretary of State.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Truth and Consequences Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Federal Reserve Building

Solid November Jobs Growth Seems To Guarantee Higher Interest Rates In December

Doug Mataconis

Another month of solid but not spectacular jobs growth seems to guarantee that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this month.

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Nancy Pelosi Beats Back Challenge For Leadership Of House Democrats

Doug Mataconis

To the surprise of nobody who paid attention, Nancy Pelosi won re-election as leader of the House Democrats.

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Trump Tower

Trump Announces He Will ‘Leave His Business,’ But Provides Few Details

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump says he will ‘leave his business,’ but is providing very few details and continuing to leave the impression that he will enter office with more conflicts of interest than any previous President in American history.

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Texas Elector Resigns Rather than Vote for Trump

Steven L. Taylor

His actions illustration how well the EC process is institutionalized.

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Ferguson Nationwide Protests

Donald Trump Opposes Flag Burning, Supports Burning The Constitution

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump resurrects an old debate and desecrates the Constitution in the process.

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French Flag And Ballot Box

French Center-Right Party Picks Presidential Candidate

Doug Mataconis

The players are almost completely set for France’s 2017 Presidential elections, and the choice seems likely to come down to center-right candidate Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen, France’s Donald Trump.

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Diana Nyad

Obama And Biden Will Skip Castro’s Funeral

Doug Mataconis

Neither President Obama nor Vice-President Biden will attend Fidel Castro’s funeral.

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Donald Trump Shrug

Trump’s Tweet on “Illegal Voting” Encapsulates Serious Problems

Steven L. Taylor

Those who voted for him thinking he would be guided or controlled by more sober individuals or that he would start acting presidential once elected: you were wrong.

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Democrat-Donkey

Let’s Look At Potential Democratic Candidates For 2020!

Doug Mataconis

Just 1,436 days until Election Day 2020!

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2016 Presidential Election Electoral College Map

Donald Trump Falsely Claims He Won The Electoral Vote By A Landslide

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump claims he won an Electoral College landslide. This is a bald-faced lie.

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Donald Trump Claims ‘Illegal Voting’ In Three States He Lost

Doug Mataconis

Now Donald Trump is alleging that the 2016 Election was tainted by ‘illegal voting,’ even though he won!

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as she listens to a question from the audience during a campaign event at Uncle Nancy's Coffee in Newton, Iowa, September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan - RTX1RDSX

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Dylann Roof In Custody

Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial

Doug Mataconis

Now, the road to trial will move forward.

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Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro Dead At 90

Doug Mataconis

One of the Cold War era’s last dictators has finally died.

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