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Jim Bunning, Hall Of Fame Pitcher And U.S. Senator, Dies at 85

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Jim Bunning, who followed-up his career as a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball with a stint as a Republican Senator from Kentucky, has died at the age of 85 Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher who threw a perfect game and later forged a second career as a fervently conservative and […]

First Quarter Economic Growth Better Than Initially Forecast, But Further Slowing Is Forecast

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Economic growth in the first quarter wasn’t as bad as first estimated, but it still wasn’t very good. And the future is unclear at best.

Dr. Brzezinski’s 3:00 AM Phone Call

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As James Joyner noted this morning, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Adviser to President Carter, died last night at the age of 89. It’s worth noting the role that Dr. Brzezinski played in averting what could have been a potential disaster. Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told the story […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Donald Trump Reportedly Asked Comey To Shut Down F.B.I. Investigation Of Michael Flynn

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Another day, another allegation against the President. This time, though, it’s very, very serious.

Israel Was Source Of Information Revealed By Trump

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Multiple news agencies are reporting that Israel was the source of the classified information that President Trump provided to Russia’s Foreign Minister and U.S. Ambassador at an Oval Office meeting last week: WASHINGTON — The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided […]

Ninth Circuit Hears Argument In Muslim Travel Ban Case

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Another day in Court for President Trump’s Muslim ban.

Donald Trump Was Against Leaking Classified Information Before He Was For It

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Remember this Donald Trump? Yea, he’s President now and today he admitted to sharing classified information with the Russians: As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 …to terrorism and airline […]

Another Week, Another Demonstration Of President Trump’s Dangerous Incompetence

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President Trump’s decision to share highly classified information with the Russians is yet another demonstration of his dangerous hubris and incompetence.

Trump Job Approval Falls To 38% In New Poll

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Last week was one of the worst week’s the still-young Trump Administration has faced, and new tracking poll data is starting to reflect that.

Two Years After Obergefell, Public Support For Same-Sex Marriage Hits Another High

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Two years after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the idea of legal marriage rights for gay and lesbian Americans.

Trump’s Advisers Are Feeding Him Genuinely Fake News, And That’s A Problem

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The President is being fed “news” from questionable news sources, and that’s a problem.

What’s Taking So Long For Trump To Name U.S. Ambassadors?

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Donald Trump has been President for nearly four months, but has yet to name Ambassadorial picks for many slots including several important posts.

Ninth Circuit To Hear Arguments On Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in Hawaii v. Trump, the case in which a Federal District Court Judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide stay against enforcement of the travel ban from six majority-Muslim countries that was issued by President Trump after his first order was barred by […]

North Korea Launches Another Missile Test

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Another provocative move by North Korea.

Donald Trump To Put His Narcissism On Display In The White House

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Soon visitors to the White House will be able to see Donald Trump’s “yuge” election win on display for all to see.

If Trump Really Was Trying To Hobble The Russia Investigation, He Has Failed Miserably

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If President Trump’s decision to fire James Comey was motivated by an effort to impact the Russia investigation, this week has only served to guarantee it will continue and expand.

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