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John McCain Is Taking On Donald Trump Without Regret

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John McCain has been standing out from his fellow Republicans largely by unleashing on President Trump, and it is unlikely to end anytime soon.

Questioning Generals Like John Kelly Is Not Only Appropriate, It’s Absolutely Necessary

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The White House believes that it is ‘inappropriate’ to question Generals. This argument is not only wrong, it’s downright dangerous.

John Kelly Defends Trump On Call To Grieving Family, But Gets Many Facts Wrong

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White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly publicly defended the President’s call to a military widow yesterday, but he got several facts wrong in the process.

Obama Blasts Trump’s ‘Politics Of Division’

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President Obama spoke out yesterday against his successor and the America he has created.

Without Mentioning Trump, George W. Bush Rebukes Trumpism

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Without mentioning his successor by name, former President Bush delivered a stinging rebuke to Trump and Trumpism.

Donald Trump Is A Culture Warrior, Not A President

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Donald Trump’s entire modus operandi involves pushing divisive cultural hot buttons.

Donald Trump Displays Appalling Disrespect For A Soldier Who Died On His Watch

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President Trump sinks even lower.

Two Federal Courts Block Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban Again

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Two Federal Judges have issued orders blocking the latest version of President Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban.

Senators Say They Have Bipartisan Deal To Save Obamacare Subsidies

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Republican Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray say they’ve reached a bipartisan deal to fix an important part of the Affordable Care Act.

Trump’s Pathetic Lies Reach A New Low

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Now Donald Trump is using the death of American soldiers to tell lies about his predecessor.

Senate Confirms Woman With No Diplomatic Experience To Be Ambassador To Vatican

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The Senate has confirmed Callista Gingrich to be Ambassador to the Vatican: Callista Gingrich will be the next US ambassador to the Vatican. In a 70-23 vote, the US Senate confirmed her nomination Monday night. The move had been widely expected since President Donald Trump announced her nomination in May. The Vatican declined to comment Tuesday. […]

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……

Trump Remains At Historic Low In Polls As Optimism About Future Decreases

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The President’s job approval numbers remain at historic lows, while a growing number of Americans say that the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion And Other Charges

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The Bergdahl case comes to an end.

N.F.L. Won’t Force Players To Stand For National Anthem

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Downplaying earlier reports, the National Football League is shooting down reports that it would move to force players to stand for the National Anthem.

Trump Decertifies Iranian Compliance With Nuclear Weapons Agreement

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Despite the fact that everyone seems to agree that Iran is complying with the nuclear weapons deal, President Trump took steps that will undermine that agreement and do serious damage to American credibility around the world.

Trump isn’t Playing Multidimensional Chess (in Case you were Wondering)

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President Trump in an interview with Sean Hannity this week: “The country — we took it over and owed over $20 trillion,” Trump said. “As you know, the last eight years, they borrowed more than it did in the whole history of our country. So they borrowed more than $10 trillion, right? And yet, we picked […]

Trump To Puerto Rico: Drop Dead

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Just three weeks after their home was hit by a devastating storm, Donald Trump is attacking Puerto Ricans for not recovering from the storm sooner.

Top Aide To John Kelly Named To Head DHS

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Kirsten Nielsen, who currently serves as Deputy White House Chief of Staff under retired General John Kelly, has been selected to become the new head of the Department of Homeland Security: WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he intended to name Kirstjen Nielsen, a top White House aide, to lead the Department of […]

Trump Threatens NBC, Upping The Ante In His Despicable War On Freedom Of The Press

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Donald Trump is continuing to up the ante in his rhetorical war against one of America’s most fundamental freedoms.

Donald Trump’s Disturbing Obsession With, And Ignorance About, Nuclear Weapons

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Donald Trump continues to be as astoundingly ignorant about the most powerful weapons the U.S. military possesses as he was as a candidate.

Republicans On Capitol Hill Admitting Defeat On Health Care Reform

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At least for now, Republicans seem to be giving up on repealing and replacing the PPACA. That’s not going to make the base happy.

Pence Leaves Colts Game Over Anthem Protest In Obviously Pre-Planned Stunt

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Vice-President Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early in what was obviously a cynical pre-planned publicity stunt.

Justice Department Reverses Obama Era Policy On Discrimination Against Transgender Americans

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Reversing an Obama Era position, the Justice Department has rescinded a legal interpretation that purported to apply previously adopted civil rights laws to transgender individuals.

Decertifying The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be A Foolish, Potentially Dangerous, Error

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Reports are indicating that President Trump will decertify the nuclear weapons deal with Iran. This would be a foolish and potentially dangerous mistake.

Report Says Tillerson Reportedly Called Trump A “Moron,” Considered Resigning

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Tensions continue to rise between the White House and Foggy Bottom.

Donald Trump To Puerto Rico: Let Them Eat Paper Towels

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Yesterday President Trump visited Puerto Rico to survey storm damage from Hurricane Maria, and, inevitably, the cameras caught him doing something only Donald Trump would do: President Donald Trump’s latest viral move is paper towel throwing. Tuesday marked President Trump’s first visit to Puerto Rico, which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria two weeks ago. During a stop at […]

Trump Undermines His Own Secretary Of State’s Efforts On North Korea

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Donald Trump is undermining his own Secretary of State’s efforts on North Korea, and he doesn’t seem to care.

Trump Tweets Insults At Mayor Of San Juan While Puerto Rico Continues To Suffer Maria’s Impact

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While Puerto Rico suffers, President Trump is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf resort attacking people on the ground who are actually doing something.

Tom Price, Trump’s HHS Secretary, Resigns Amid Private Jet Scandal

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Trump loses his HHS Secretary amid a growing scandal involving the use of private and government jets by Cabinet officials.

Is Roy Moore’s Victory The Opening Battle In A Republican Civil War?

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Roy Moore’s victory in Alabama is raising fears of a wider battle in the Republican Party heading into 2018.

White House Has Yet To Name A New DHS Secretary

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Nearly two months after John Kelly, who was serving as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security before becoming White House Chief of Staff, departed as head of DHS to take his new position, the White House still hasn’t named a nominee to replace him: The Trump administration is hitting reset on its search for […]

Republicans Unveil Broad Outlines Of Tax Reform Package

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Republicans finally unveiled the outlines of a tax reform package yesterday, but the devil is in the still to be determined details.

Vast Majority Of Americans Support Allowing Dreamers To Stay In The U.S.

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Another poll shows the vast majority of Americans want Congress to act to help the people covered by DACA.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Trump’s Position On N.F.L. Protests

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Most Americans don’t support President Trump’s statements about the protests by N.F.L. players, but it’s just another example of him using hateful rhetoric to pander to his base.

A Trump Effect In The Race To Be Virginia’s Next Governor?

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A new poll shows that Donald Trump could end up having an impact on the race for Virginia Governor.

White House Aides Using Personal Devices, Private Email For Official Communication

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While there are real differences between what’s being reported about White House officials such as Jared Kushner and what Hillary Clinton did, the charge of hypocrisy is well-founded.

North Korea Threatens War As Trump Ups His Fiery, Irrational Rhetoric

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Donald Trump’s increasingly confrontational rhetoric regarding North Korea is leading to similar rhetoric from the DPRK, and concern among top diplomats.

Trump Administration Issues Indefinite Travel Ban Aimed Mostly At Muslims

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The Trump Administration has issued a new travel ban to replace the temporary one that expired late last week, but it still suffers from most of the same defects as its initial efforts.

Most Americans See Trump As Divisive

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A new poll shows, unsurprisingly, that the vast majority of Americans see Donald Trump as a divider rather than a uniter

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.

President Trump Attacks American Citizens For Exercising Their First Amendment Rights

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In President Trump’s mind, American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights are “sons of bitches” who should be fired for exercising their rights.

Trump’s Job Approval Shows Slight Improvement But Remains At Historic Lows

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President Trump’s job approval has improved slightly, but the numbers remain historically low for a newly elected President.

California Files Suit Over Trump’s Border Wall

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Yet another lawsuit against yet another controversial Trump Administration policy.

Trump Slump? International Travel To U.S. Suffers Noticeable Drop Since January

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Commerce Department figures report a measurable drop in international travel to the United States since the start of 2017.

Donald Trump’s First General Assembly Address Strikes Belligerent Tone

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In a marked departure from previous American Presidents, Donald Trump delivered a highly belligerent speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

More Lawsuits Filed Over Trump’s Decision To End DACA

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The Trump Administration has been hit with two new lawsuits over the President’s decision to end the DACA program.

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.

Sean Spicer Says He Regrets The Lie That Set The Tone For His Time At The White House

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Sean Spicer now says he regrets the lies that defined his time at the White House.

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.

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