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Lawrence Lessig Spins A Bizarre Scenario To Put Hillary Clinton In The White House

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There’s something in the water up at Harvard……

Bernie Sanders And Larry David Discover They’re Related

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During the race for the Democratic nomination, comedian Larry David became known for playing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live and many people remarked that he did quite a good job at it. As it turns out, there may be a genetic reason for that: In a released clip from the season four […]

Federal Government Tells Twenty-One States Their Election Systems Were Targeted By Hackers

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More evidence of apparent Russian-backed efforts to interfere in the election.

California Files Suit Over Trump’s Border Wall

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Yet another lawsuit against yet another controversial Trump Administration policy.

Trump Using Money From RNC And Campaign To Pay Legal Fees

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Donald Trump is using money from the Republican National Committee and his campaign to pay legal fees associated with the Russia investigation, and it’s all perfectly legal: NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the […]

Mueller’s Russia Investigation Closing In On Paul Manafort

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Special counsel Robert Mueller could be looking to “flip” Paul Manafort, giving President Trump and those close to him something new to worry about.

Hillary Clinton Won’t Rule Out Challenging The Legitimacy Of The 2016 Election

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Some more interesting post-election commentary from Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Has A Theory To Explain Why White Married Women Didn’t Vote For Her

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Hillary Clinton has found another group to blame for her loss, educated white married women in suburbia.

Hillary Clinton Says She’s Done Being A Candidate For Office

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Hillary Clinton delivers the most obvious news ever.

Trump Jr.’s Explanation For Russia Meeting Raises More Questions

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Donald Trump Jr. spoke yesterday with Senate investigators, and his answers raise more questions than they answer.

Hillary Clinton Blames Obama, Biden, Others for Her Loss

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Hillary Clinton’s latest memoir lashes out at those to blame for her unexpected loss.

Trump Administration Scrapping Plan To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill?

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Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary won’t commit to putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge To Commission On Presidential Debates

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A Federal Appeals Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Gary Johnson and Jill Stein regarding their exclusion from Presidential debates.

Joe Arpaio for Senate?

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It’s possible we haven’t heard the last from “Sheriff Joe.”

Is Donald Trump Really As Vulnerable As He Appears?

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Democrats and “Never Trump”ers shouldn’t count their chickens before they’re hatched.

Trump’s Job Approval Upside Down In The Three States That Gave Him The Presidency

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Three new polls show Trump’s job approval down significantly in the three states that put him over the top in the Electoral College last year.

Trump Aide Tried To Set Up Meetings With Russian Officials, Report Says

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A new report indicates that Trump campaign officials were seeking contact with Russian officials earlier than we thought.

What Would It Take For Republicans To Abandon Trump?

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Donald Trump’s core supporters in the Republican Party remain intensely loyal, and that seems unlikely to change.

Special Counsel Bob Mueller Convenes D.C. Grand Jury

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Big developments in the Russia investigation that could start making President Trump deeply uncomfortable.

More on the Trump Jr. Meeting (Updated)

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

Trump is not a Hypocrite

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I cannot disagree with Damon Linker’s assessment: Trump follows just one, unwavering standard: the advancement of his own good. If electoral meddling by a hostile foreign power benefits him, he has no problem with it. If the meddling harms him, he’s outraged by it. No hypocrisy. Just perfectly consistent, morally poisonous egoism. Hypocrisy is impossible […]

States Resist Giving Data To Trump’s ‘Voter Integrity’ Commission

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More than twenty states are resisting requests for data from a ‘voter integrity’ Commission built on President Trump’s lie that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

Mueller Expands Investigation To Include Obstruction Of Justice

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation to include the allegation that President Trump may have attempted to obstruct justice

Hillary Clinton Blames Everyone For Her Election Loss, Except Herself

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Hillary Clinton is blaming everyone she can for her loss, except the most obvious suspects.

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.

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.

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.

Anthony Weiner To Plead Guilty

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The Anthony Weiner saga comes to an ignominious end.

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.

Why Hillary Clinton Lost

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Six months after the election, the postmortems of the Clinton campaign all seem to have one thing in common, they all point at things other than the candidate and her campaign as being the reason she lost.

Jim Comey’s Dilemma

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The FBI Director faced a damned if you do, damned if you don’t choice.

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Won’t Seek Re-Election

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Jason Chaffetz, who has represented Utah’s 3rd Congressional District since first being elected in 2008 and now serves as Chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, announced this morning that he would not be seeking re-election: WASHINGTON — Representative Jason Chaffetz, the powerful chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told supporters on Wednesday that he […]

Majority Of Americans Want Independent Investigations Of Russian Election Meddling

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A new poll shows a majority of Americans supporting an independent investigation of the allegations surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia during the campaign: A majority of voters wants an independent investigation into any connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, according to a new […]

Trump’s Former National Security Adviser Seeks Immunity Deal

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Lt. General Michael Flynn wants immunity before he agrees to testify before Congress. This could be significant, or it could mean nothing at all.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Worked To Help Putin

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

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.

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.

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 […]

45 Seems Unclear on how Government Works

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@POTUS Tweets: Just out: The same Russian Ambassador that met Jeff Sessions visited the Obama White House 22 times, and 4 times last year alone. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 a) This is not unusual. I expect most ambassadors, especially from major powers, have been to the White House a similar number […]

Jeff Sessions Failed To Disclose Contacts With Russian Officials

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions apparently misled Senators when asked about his contact with Russian officials.

Trump Campaign Reportedly In Contact With Russian Intelligence During Campaign

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The story about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia didn’t start with Michael Flynn, and it isn’t going to end with his resignation.

Judge In Bergdahl Court Martial Calls Trump’s Comments About Case ‘Disturbing’

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Could Donald Trump’s comments about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the campaign trail lead to the case against Bergdahl being dismissed? A military judge will have to decide.

Trump’s Job Approval At Historic Low For Incoming Presidents

Donald Trump’s initial job approval numbers are lower than any President since the EIsenhower Administration.

Trump Deludes Himself Into Believing He Did Well Among African-American Voters

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During the same Black History Month event I referenced earlier, Donald Trump claimed that he did “substantially better” among African-American voters than previous Republican candidates: “If you remember, I wasn’t going to do well with the African American community, and after they heard me speaking and talking about the inner city and lots of other […]

Trump Imposes Ban On Travel From Several Muslim Countries, Halts Refugee Program

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As expected, Donald Trump yesterday signed Executive Orders targeting Muslims and refugees.

President Trump Continues To Claim That ‘Millions’ Cast Illegal Votes In Election

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Despite the lack of evidence, Donald Trump continues to claim that there were ‘millions’ of illegal votes cast in 2016.

Donald Trump To Take First Weekend As POTUS Off

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Donald Trump will take some time off after taking the Oath of Office.

Donald Trump Asks Congress, Not Mexico, To Pay For His Border Wall

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Once again, Donald Trump has played his supporters for suckers.

The GOP’s Supreme Court Gamble Pays Off

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Just under a year ago, Senate Republicans took a big risk regarding the Supreme Court. Now, it’s paid off big time.

House GOP Votes To Gut Independent Congressional Ethics Board (Update: GOP Pulls Rules Change At Last Minute)

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On the eve of the 115th Congress, House Republicans voted to gut a key office charged with investigating Congressional ethics.

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