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Trump To Skip White House Correspondent’s Dinner

Doug Mataconis · 28 Comments
White House Correspondents Dinner

This year’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner will be missing one high-profile guest.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill · 1 Comment

The Deal or No Deal Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Military Judge Declines To Dismiss Case Against Bowe Bergdahl Based On Trump’s Comments

Doug Mataconis · 6 Comments

A military judge has rejected a motion to dismiss the case against Bowe Bergdahl based on comments made by Donald Trump when he was a candidate for President.

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Tom Perez Elected DNC Chairman

Doug Mataconis · 7 Comments

A new head for the DNC at a time when the Democratic Party finds itself reeling and eager to take on Donald Trump.

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DeVos Criticizes Professors

Steven L. Taylor · 44 Comments

DeVos plays to the CPAC crowd, but insults higher education.

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Trump Continues His Unacceptable Attacks On The News Media

Doug Mataconis · 53 Comments

The Trump Administration is continuing, and indeed expanding, its war on a free press.

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White House Hints At Major Changes To Federal Policy Regarding Marijuana Legalization

Doug Mataconis

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hinted that the Federal Government may stop giving deference to states that have legalized marijuana.

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Trump Job Approval Numbers Continue To Set Records, And Not The Good Kind

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump’s job approval numbers are the lowest for any new President since World War II. That doesn’t bode well for his Administration’s future.

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Malaysian Police Say Kim Jong-Un’s Elder Brother Was Killed By VX Nerve Agent

Doug Mataconis

Malaysian police have evidence that seems to clearly link North Korea to the death of Kim Jong Il’s eldest son.

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Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland’s Ban On So-Called “Assault Weapons”

Doug Mataconis

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Maryland’s ban on certain so-called “assault weapons,” but it’s unclear if the Supreme Court will even take up the case.

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Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Era Guidelines On Transgender Students

Doug Mataconis

Not surprisingly, the Trump Administration has revoked guidelines to public schools that required accommodation of transgender students.

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Scientists Have Discovered An Entire System Of Earth-Like Exoplanets

Doug Mataconis

A major announcement from NASA in the search for possible life outside the Solar System.

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Republican Budget Hawks Have A Donald Trump Problem

Doug Mataconis

Budget hawks in the GOP face a showdown with Donald Trump’s spending ambitions this year that will likely decide whether we’ll ever get spending under control.

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Town Hall Protests Continue, But Will It Translate Into Election Results?

Doug Mataconis

Members of Congress and the Senate are once again facing down angry constituents, but it’s unclear whether it will translate into anything substantial in 2018.

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Milo Yiannopoulos And The State Of American Conservatism

Doug Mataconis

Milo Yiannopoulos was a troll and a peddler in offensiveness, but the fact that he became a star on the American right was the result of a transformation of American conservatism that has been entirely unhealthy.

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Trump Selects Lt. General H.R. McMaster To Be National Security Adviser

Doug Mataconis

President Trump has actually made a good pick for National Security Adviser. As with the rest of his foreign policy team, though, the question is if he’ll listen to him.

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Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Florist Who Refused Service To Same-Sex Wedding

Doug Mataconis

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled against a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Don’t Dream It, Be It Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Trump: Fear-mongering in Florida

Steven L. Taylor

The President gathered supporters around him, and blatantly lied to them, so as to increase support for his policies.

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There’s Only One Right Side In Trump’s Unjustified War On The News Media

Doug Mataconis

There are two sides in this war between Trump and the media, but only one of them is the right side.

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Trump’s First Choice To Replace Mike Flynn Turned Him Down Due To Chaos In Administration

Doug Mataconis

Chaos inside the Trump Administration is causing people to turn down lucrative positions.

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Apparent Assassination Leading To Tension Between North Korea And China

Doug Mataconis

The apparent assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s eldest brother has raised red flags in China.

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Trump’s Press Conference Performance Confirmed Everything Bad We Thought About Him

Doug Mataconis

For seventy-seven minutes yesterday, President Trump held forth in a press conference that confirmed the most dire predictions about what he’d be like as President.

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Chaos Continues As Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws

Doug Mataconis

The President’s choice for Labor Secretary withdrew his name from consideration yesterday, but this is just the latest example of what has been a transition that has largely consisted of fumble after fumble by the Trump team.

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Trump Campaign Reportedly In Contact With Russian Intelligence During Campaign

Doug Mataconis

The story about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia didn’t start with Michael Flynn, and it isn’t going to end with his resignation.

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Playboy Is Bringing Back The Nudity

Doug Mataconis

After a year long experiment, Playboy is bringing nudity back.

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Judge In Bergdahl Court Martial Calls Trump’s Comments About Case ‘Disturbing’

Doug Mataconis

Could Donald Trump’s comments about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the campaign trail lead to the case against Bergdahl being dismissed? A military judge will have to decide.

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Cabinet Room

Senate Approves Mnuchin For Treasury Secretary As Trump Cabinet Comes Together

Doug Mataconis

With two votes last night, President Trump’s Cabinet is coming together.

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