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Zbigniew Brzezinski Dead at 89

FILE PHOTO - Former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

A legendary statesman has passed.

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

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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.

Republican Greg Gianforte Wins Montana House Seat Despite Assault Charge

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

A Photo for Friday: Blue

A companion piece to last week’s shot: “Blue” January 26, 2014 Pike Road, Al

Fourth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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

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

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

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

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

Montana GOP House Candidate Charged With Assault After Body Slamming Reporter

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

Montana’s GOP House Candidate Charged with Assault

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Via the NYT:  Greg Gianforte, Montana G.O.P. Candidate, Is Charged in Attack on Reporter The Republican candidate in a hotly contested special House election in Montana was charged with assaulting a journalist on Wednesday at what was to be a final rally in Bozeman on the eve of the vote. The attack brought police officers to […]

Donald Trump’s Loose Lips

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

Al Franken Says He’s Not Running For President

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

Trump Hires Outside Lawyer For Russia Investigations

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President Trump is bringing in an outside lawyer to help in handling the ongoing Russia investigations: President Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and suspected Russian interference in last year’s election, according to people familiar with the decision. Kasowitz, who […]

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

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

Democrat John Ossoff Leads In Georgia Special Election

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With a month to go before the Special Election to replace former Congressman Tom Price, who became Donald Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Democrat John Ossoff holds a lead over Republican Karen Handel according to a new poll: A new poll shows Democrat Jon Ossoff with a 7-point lead against Republican Karen Handel ahead of […]

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

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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.

James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dead At 89

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.

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

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

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

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A night of carnage and depravity in the United Kingdom.

Max Boot on Fox News

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Max Boot has a scathing, but on point, essay on the state of Fox News at Foreign Policy that is worth a read:  The Seth Rich ‘Scandal’ Shows That Fox News Is Morally Bankrupt. If you are unfamiliar with the Seth Rich story, I recommend Dave Weigel’s The Seth Rich conspiracy shows how fake news still works. […]

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

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

Supreme Court Rejects Racially Gerrymandered Districts In North Carolina

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

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

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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.

OTB Caption Contest

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Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

Blaming “The Elites” is Simplistic and Misses the Real Problems

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#RulesMatter

OTB Caption Contest Winners

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

Jeb Bush: I Told You So

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

The (non-)State of Syria

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A piece from Foreign Policy notes: Syria, after all, is today divided into no less than seven enclaves: the territory controlled by the regime, three separate areas of rebel control, two Kurdish cantons, and the Islamic State area. What is the government’s strategy to reverse this fragmentation, I ask? ”We have absolute faith that this is a […]

Noonan on Trump

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Peggy Noonan on the President’s staff: It is absurd to think the president can solve his problems by firing his staff. They are not the problem. He is the problem. They’re not the A-Team, they’re not the counselors you’d want, experienced and wise. They’re the island of misfit toys. But they could function adequately if […]

David Clarke’s Plagiarized Masters Thesis

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

Foreign Leaders Get Advice For Dealing With Donald Trump

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As Donald Trump begins his first foreign trip with a stop in Saudi Arabia, foreign leaders are being told to stroke his ego by complimenting him on the size of his Electoral College win, among other things: Foreign officials meeting President Trump during his first overseas trip are being told to praise him for winning […]

Ebola Outbreak In Central Africa May Mark First Test Of New Vaccine

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There appears to be what for now is a minor outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and public health officials are on alert: The number of suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 29 from nine in less than a week in an isolated part of Democratic Republic of Congo, where three […]

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

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

The Personnel Math that Gets us to Mueller

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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.

Iranian President Rouhani Overwhelmingly Re-Elected

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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.

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

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

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

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

Anthony Weiner To Plead Guilty

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The Anthony Weiner saga comes to an ignominious end.

Joe Lieberman For F.B.I Director?

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

But, He was Such a Successful Businessman…

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Setting aside the legitimately debatable notion that Trump was successful in business, it should be becoming clear, for anyone who is being objective, that there are good reasons why electing someone with zero governmental experience is a bad idea.  Throw in not only inexperience but incompetence, ignorance, and immaturity and we get what we are […]

A Photo for Friday: Eye

Peering into the future? (Or something peering at you?). “Eye” June 23, 2015 Pike Road, AL This is really more a Halloween shot, but still seems approach for the times.

Trump To Keep Iran Nuclear Deal, For Now

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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.

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

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

Donald Trump’s Persecution Complex

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After news of the appointment of a special counsel in the Russia investigation, Donald Trump’s persecution complex was on full display.

Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before Naming Him National Security Adviser

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The Trump White House knew Michael Flynn was under investigation and named him National Security Adviser anyway.

Roger Ailes Dead at 77

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The disgraced former head of Fox News, Roger Ailes, has died, aged 77. CNN: Roger Ailes, who transformed cable news and then American politics by building Fox News into a ratings powerhouse, died Thursday. He was 77. The death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News Channel. “I am profoundly sad and […]

Our Long National Nightmare is Just Beginning

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In the immortal words of Warren Zevon, “Send lawyers, gun, and money. The shit has hit the fan.”

No, The 25th Amendment Isn’t The Way To Solve The Donald Trump Problem

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A Constitutional coup d’etat is not the way to solve the Donald Trump problem.

Impeachment Talk Grows, But It’s Not Going To Happen Anytime Soon

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Even with the revelations of the last three weeks, impeaching the President is still largely a fantasy.

Fox News Channel’s Alternate Reality

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In Fox News Channel’s America, Donald Trump can do no wrong and Hillary Clinton is still a threat.

Putin Offers Transcripts of Trump-Lavrov Meeting

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The surreality of this week’s news continues to spiral, as Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provided transcripts of the Oval Office meeting President Trump had with Russians Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak. WaPo reports: Putin offers to provide Congress with details of Trump disclosures to Russian envoys : Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday […]

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