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Jared Kushner Is “Focus” Of F.B.I. Investigation

Doug Mataconis · 20 Comments
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The President’s Son-In-Law has reportedly become a ‘focus’ of the ongoing F.B.I. investigation. That puts the President in a very awkward position.

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Republican Greg Gianforte Wins Montana House Seat Despite Assault Charge

Doug Mataconis · 47 Comments

Greg Gianforte assaulted a reporter. Now he’s going to Congress, but the outcome of the election really shouldn’t be a surprise.

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Fourth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

Doug Mataconis · 36 Comments

The Administration suffers another defeat in defense of its effort to ban Muslim immigrants.

Quick Takes

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Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe Trump’s Explanation For Firing James Comey

Doug Mataconis · 9 Comments

A new poll reports that most Americans don’t believe the President when it comes to key parts of the Russia investigation.

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Congressional Budget Office Score Of Health Care Bill Is More Bad News For GOP

Doug Mataconis · 19 Comments

The latest CBO score for the American Health Care Act is bad news for Republicans.

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Montana GOP House Candidate Charged With Assault After Body Slamming Reporter

Doug Mataconis · 48 Comments

The Republican candidate in today’s Special Election in Montana has been charged with assaulting a reporter.

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Donald Trump’s Loose Lips

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump seems to have an odd habit of sharing highly classified information with questionable people.

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Al Franken Says He’s Not Running For President

Doug Mataconis

Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he’s not running for President. Is this a real denial, or a non-denial denial, though?

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Democrats May Be About To Flip Montana’s At-Large House Seat

Doug Mataconis

There’s a Special Election in Montana tomorrow, and the Democratic candidate is performing far above expectations.

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Former Director: C.I.A. Found ‘Suspicious Contact’ Between Trump Campaign And Russians

Doug Mataconis

Former C.I.A. Director John Brennan testified before a House Committee today, and what he had to say was not good news for the Trump Administration.

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James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dead At 89

Doug Mataconis

Roger Moore, who played James Bond for a longer period and in more films than any other actor to date, has died at the age of 89.

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Trump Asked Intelligence Officials To Push Back Against F.B.I. Russia Investigation

Doug Mataconis

Yet another report that the President of the United States sought to undermine an ongoing F.B.I. investigation.

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Manchester Bombing

Bombing At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester, England Kills 22, Wounds Dozens

Doug Mataconis

A night of carnage and depravity in the United Kingdom.

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Flynn Refuses To Comply With Congressional Subpoena, Invokes Fifth Amendment Rights

Doug Mataconis

Lt. General Michael Flynn is declining to comply with a Congressional subpoena regarding the Russia investigation, and invoking his rights under the Fifth Amendment.

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Supreme Court Rejects Racially Gerrymandered Districts In North Carolina

Doug Mataconis

An important redistricting decision was handed down by the Supreme Court today.

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Trump’s Muslim Speech Was A Change In Tone, But It’s Unlikely To Accomplish Anything

Doug Mataconis

President Trump’s speech on Islam was a change of tone. However, as critics noted, it was short on substance and is unlikely to accomplish anything.

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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 How You Doin? Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Jeb Bush: I Told You So

Doug Mataconis

Jeb Bush predicted that Donald Trump would preside over a “chaos Presidency,” and he was right.

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David Clarke’s Plagiarized Masters Thesis

James Joyner

The infamous former sheriff and current Trump Homeland Security official committed academic fraud.

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James Comey To Testify Publicly On Trump Efforts To Influence Russia Investigation

Doug Mataconis

Coming to a television set or Internet livestream near you sometime after Memorial Day.

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The Personnel Math that Gets us to Mueller

Steven L. Taylor

If you have to have an acting attorney general as it relates to one of the biggest issues of the moment, you may have picked the wrong AG.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Rouhani Overwhelmingly Re-Elected

Doug Mataconis

Iranian voters have re-elected Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate whose election in 2013 was largely responsible for the shifts in policy that made the international agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear research program possible.

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White House Aerial View

Senior White House Official Is ‘Person Of Interest’ In Russia Investigation

Doug Mataconis

The Russia investigation seems to be getting closer to the Oval Office.

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Trump Told Russian Officials Of Link Between Comey’s Firing And Russia Investigation

Doug Mataconis

The evidence that President Trump fired James Comey in an effort to quash the Russia investigation continues to mount.

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Image: Rep. Anthony Weiner Admits To Tweeting Lewd Photo, Lying

Anthony Weiner To Plead Guilty

Doug Mataconis

The Anthony Weiner saga comes to an ignominious end.

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Joe Lieberman For F.B.I Director?

Doug Mataconis

For some reason, Joe Lieberman is apparently the front-runner to replace James Comey at the F.B.I.

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Trump To Keep Iran Nuclear Deal, For Now

Doug Mataconis

During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to undo the nuclear weapons deal with Iran. Now his Administration is signaling that, at least for now, the deal will stay in place.

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Despite Promise, Trump Won’t Be Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

Doug Mataconis

Despite campaign rhetoric, President Trump won’t be moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel anytime soon.

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