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Interior Secretary: Let’s Build Trump’s Wall In Mexico

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggests building Trump’s Wall on Mexican territory.

Republicans Claim That Obamacare Repeal Is Still On The Table, Don’t Believe Them

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Republicans are saying that repealing the PPACA isn’t off the table, but practically speaking it probably is.

Oakland Raiders Set To Move To Las Vegas

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The Oakland Los Angeles Oakland Raiders are headed to Vegas, baby!

Senate Headed For ‘Nuclear Option’ Showdown Over Gorsuch Nomination

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Next week’s big news is likely to be the Senate’s vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, which could mean invocation of the so-called ‘nuclear option’ by Senate Republicans.

Montenegro To Become Member Of NATO For No Good Reason

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The tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro is set to become the latest member of the NATO alliance despite the fact that there is seemingly no good reason for it.

Canada On Track For Marijuana Legalization By Mid-2018

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party is set to follow through on a campaign promise.

Republicans Just Can’t Quit Donald Trump

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Republicans are going to find it difficult to distance themselves from Donald Trump.

Disturbing Patterns Emerging From The Trump White House

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After just sixty-six days, there are some disturbing patterns emerging from the Trump Administration.

Trump Fails The Leadership Test

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The failure of the AHCA shows that Donald Trump doesn’t know the slightest thing about leadership or how to be President.

Republican Obamacare Replacement Bill Pulled From House Floor

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A major legislative defeat for Paul Ryan, the House GOP, and President Trump.

Senate Democratic Leader Schumer Vows To Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

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Let the games begin.

ISIS Expanding Its Base In Libya Despite U.S. Attacks

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Despite American air strikes, ISIS is expanding its power amid the chaos in Libya.

Republican Obamacare Replacement Heads To An Apparent Final Showdown

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The Trump Administration has issued an ultimatum, but the fate of the American Health Care Act is still very much up in the air.

House Republicans Struggling To Get Votes To Pass Obamacare Replacement Bill

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With a vote tentatively scheduled for this evening, House Republicans appear to lack the votes to pass the American Health Care Act.

Gorsuch Has Another Good Day In Front Of Senate Judiciary Committee

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More fireworks on the second day of the questioning of Neil Gorsuch, but his confirmation nonetheless seems assured.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Worked To Help Putin

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More evidence of ties between the Trump campaign and Russian interests.

At Least Three Dead, Twenty Injured, In Apparent Terror Attack In London

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An apparent terror attack outside Parliament in London.

Gorsuch Sails Through First Day Of Questioning

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Day One of the questioning of Judge Neil Gorsuch went very well, and it suggests that his path to confirmation is basically clear of serious obstacles.

Trump’s Job Approval Numbers Hit Another Historic Low

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Just about two months into office, Donald Trump’s job approval number are worse than any newly elected President since World War II.

Republicans Stick Their Heads In The Sand On Trump-Russia Allegations

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Republicans in Congress are slavishly seeking to divert attention from wrongdoing by Donald Trump, or Russia.

FBI Director Contradicts Trump On Wiretap Claims, Confirms Investigation Of Campaign

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Two big admissions from the Director of the F.B.I. today are likely to lead to real political headaches for the Trump Administration.

Britain To Trigger Beginning Of Brexit Process On March 29th

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will formally invoke Article 50 of the European Union treaty on March 29th, thus officially beginning a Brexit process likely to take years.

With Gorsuch Hearings Set To Begin, It’s Democrats Who Are In The Hot Seat

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Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings begin Monday morning, but it’s Senate Democrats who are in the hot seat.

No, Donald Trump Isn’t Going To ‘Pivot’

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Donald Trump isn’t going to change, and that’s bad news for all of us.

Chuck Berry, Rock And Roll Pioneer, Dies At 90

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A pioneer of Rock & Roll has passed away.

George Costanza Explains The Trump Administration

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I already mentioned this in a comment to Michael Bailey’s post, but I figured it’s worth noting that one line from George Costanza in a different Seinfeld episode explains everything we need to know about the Trump Administration: I can picture Reince Priebus saying this to Sean Spicer ever day before he goes out to address […]

Lack Of Oxford Comma In Maine Law Could Cost Millions Of Dollars

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The lack of an Oxford comma in a Maine statute could end up costing a Maine dairy company millions of dollars: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most […]

Trump’s Revised Muslim Travel Ban Blocked By Two Federal Judges

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Two more losses for the Trump Administration.

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For Third Time In Fifteen Months

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For only the third time since the Great Recession ended, the Federal Reserve Board has raised interest rates.

Rachel Maddow Hypes Trump’s 2005 Tax Return, But There’s No Real News There

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Rachel Maddow hyped the fact that she had obtained a copy of Trump’s 2005 tax return last night. It turned out to be much ado about nothing.

Some Observations On The Debate Over Health Care And Insurance, Part II

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Part Two in a series of observations about health care and health insurance in light of the introduction of the House GOP’s health care plan. This post examines several ideas advanced by conservatives, and the reasons they aren’t complete answers to the problems we face.

Senate Democrats Split On Strategy For Gorsuch Nomination

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Senate Democrats are divided on how to approach the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, making it likely that he’ll be confirmed.

Congressional Budget Office Score Is Bad News For GOP’s American Health Care Act

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The Congressional Budget Office delivered some bad news yesterday to House Republicans on their replacement for Obamacare.

Rep. Steve King Endorses Racist ‘White Nationalism’

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Iowa Congressman Steve King is causing controversy yet again with his comments in support of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

Scottish First Minister Calls For Another Scottish Independence Vote

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Scotland’s First Minister is calling for another independence vote in the wake of the beginning of the Brexit process, but she’s unlikely to get it.

In Which Martin O’Malley Kind Of Misses The Point

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Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who made a bid for the Democratic nomination for President that barely registered with his party, is musing about what happened to his campaign: Martin O’Malley remembers running for president like this: He is on a train, heading for a bridge. He can see the bridge is giving out. He […]

Michael Flynn, Trump’s Former National Security Adviser, Was Working For Turkey

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More conflicts of interest for the Trump Administration.

Trump Justice Department Tells Remaining U.S. Attorneys To Clean Out Their Desks

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An unusual, if not unexpected, mass firing at the Justice Department on Friday afternoon.

Some Observations On The Debate Over Health Care And Insurance, Part I

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Part One in a series of observations about health care and health insurance in light of the introduction of the House GOP’s health care plan.

South Korean President Removed From Office After Impeachment

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South Korea removes a corrupt leader by peaceful means.

February Jobs Report Is Good, But Hardly Great

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The first Jobs Report for the first full month of the Trump Presidency is out, but it’s nothing to write home about.

Orrin Hatch To Run For Eighth Term In Senate

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Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, who was first elected to the Senate in 1976, has reversed a previous decision and will run for reelection in 2018: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving GOP senator, told CNN he is planning to run for re-election next year, abandoning his plans to quit the chamber after four decades of […]

Jon Huntsman Tapped To Be Ambassador To Russia

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A strong pick for what is likely to be an important Ambassadorial position in coming years.

Liar Liar Pants On Fire

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This story has the fortunate coincidence of simultaneously being both a lawyer joke and a Florida Man joke, except it’s apparently true: A Miami defense lawyer’s pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury — in an arson case. Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his […]

Hawaii Sues Trump Administration Over Renewed Muslim Ban Executive Order

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Hawaii is the first state to challenge the Trump Administration’s revised Muslim travel ban.

Policy Analysts From Left, Right, And Center Criticize House GOP Obamacare Replacement

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Health care policy analysts seem united in their assessment of the House GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act, and it’s overwhelmingly negative.

Majority Supports Independent Counsel To Investigate Ties Between Russia, Trump Campaign

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A majority of Americans support appointment of an Independent Counsel to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election and the Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia, but we should be careful before taking this step.

Ben Carson: Slaves Were Immigrants

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Ben Carson is back and he’s saying some pretty dumb things again.

Republicans Introduce Obamacare Replacement That Leaves Much To Be Desired

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Whether you call it TrumpCare, RyanCare, or GOPCare, the Republican replacement for the PPACA isn’t very impressive.

Trump Lied, The Truth Died

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Donald Trump took to Twitter again this morning with predictable results.

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