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More Norm-Busting by the President

Steven L. Taylor · 11 Comments
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More evidence the president does not understand his job.

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Potential Pardons = Potential Constitutional Crisis

Steven L. Taylor · 32 Comments

The pardon issue could be a serious inflection point.

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An Appropriate Assessment of the Spicer Era

Steven L. Taylor · 41 Comments

Don’t cry for Spicer.

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Sean Spicer Out As White House Press Secretary

Doug Mataconis · 32 Comments

A big but not unexpected personnel change at the White House.

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Trump Administration Seeking To Undermine Robert Mueller’s Investigation

Doug Mataconis · 38 Comments

Robert Mueller seems to be getting closer to the President, and the Administration is responding by seeking to undermine his investigation.

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The Incoherent Nature of Nancy MacLean’s Narrative

Steve Verdon · 47 Comments

A Duke history professor uncovers “stealth plan” by “fifth columnists” who are seeking to overthrow democracy in the U.S. for their plutocrat masters.

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Senate To Move Ahead On Health Care Reform Votes That Seem Unlikely To Succeed

Doug Mataconis

The Senate isn’t giving up in its efforts to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that it seems clear that the votes aren’t there.

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John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Doug Mataconis

Sad news about a Washington stalwart.

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Jon Huntsman Nominated To Be Ambassador To Russia

Doug Mataconis

A good choice for an important position.

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Trump And Putin Had Previously Undisclosed Meeting At G-20

Doug Mataconis

Is there anyone in the Trump Administration or family who hasn’t held undisclosed meetings with Russians?

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Donald Trump Fails The Leadership Test Again

Doug Mataconis

President Trump’s reaction to the failure of health care reform efforts in the Senate demonstrates yet again that he doesn’t know how to be President.

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Senate GOP’s Plan C On Health Care Dies In Less Than A Day

Doug Mataconis

What looks like it will be the Senate GOP’s last effort on the issue of health care reform died less than a day after being put on the table.

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McConnell Pulls The Plug On Senate Health Care Reform Bill

Doug Mataconis

With the defection of two more Senators, the latest effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act has gone down in flames.

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Americans Favor Obamacare Over GOP Replacements Two-To-One

Doug Mataconis

New polling indicates that the Affordable Care Act has gained in popularity with the American public, while Republican reform efforts are viewed overwhelmingly negatively.

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Trump Continues To Slump In The Polls

Doug Mataconis

With the Administration’s six-month point approaching, Donald Trump continues to lag in the polls.

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47 Comments
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Another Poor Attempt at Illustrating the Scourge of Voter Fraud

Steven L. Taylor

Another failed attempt to demonstrate the problems of voter fraud in the US.

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Senate Health Care Debate Delayed Due To McCain Surgery

Doug Mataconis

With the fate of the Senate health care reform bill hanging in the balance, the Senate will delay consideration of the bill due to the unexpected absence of one Senator.

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Senate GOP Releases Revised Version Of Obamacare ‘Repeal And Replace’ Bill

Doug Mataconis

Senate Republicans have introduced their latest version of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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White House Under Siege As Russia Revelations Continue

Doug Mataconis

Six months of revelations about ties to Russia is taking its toll on White House staffers.

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Blocked Twitter Users Sue President Trump Alleging First Amendment Violation

Doug Mataconis

Twitter users who have been blocked on the service by President Trump are suing him, claiming that their First Amendment rights have been violated.

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That Donald Trump Jr. Meeting Is Looking More And More Like Collusion

Doug Mataconis

The revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with someone represented as being a Russian government official just keep getting worse.

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Senate GOP Faces Another Make Or Break Week On Health Care Reform

Doug Mataconis

The Senate GOP’s effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act is headed for a bumpy ride.

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It Just Keeps Getting Worse for Don Jr.

Steven L. Taylor

Inching towards evidence of at least attempted collusion?

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Senate Returns To Work No Closer To A Health Care Deal

Doug Mataconis

The Senate is back from its recess, but no closer to a health care bill that has any realistic chance of passing.

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More on the Trump Jr. Meeting (Updated)

Steven L. Taylor

A report states that the meeting was set up on the predicate of information on the Clinton campaign.

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On the Removal of CSA Symbols

Steven L. Taylor

Symbols shape our views of the past.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Avfefe Hands Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Yet Another Russia Meeting from the Campaign

Steven L. Taylor

Add another example of an undisclosed Russia-linked meeting and Team Trump.

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A Solid June Jobs Report Signals Bounce Back From Slump In May

Doug Mataconis

The June Jobs Report was significantly better than what we saw in May but on the whole not different from what we’ve seen for the last three years or so.

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