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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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’s Tweets on Russian Revelations Appear to Confirm Story

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Tweets this morning from POTUS seem to confirm the WaPo story about sharing info.

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.

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 […]

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.

The Russia Investigation And The Comey Firing: Coincidences, Or Something More?

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Was Jim Comey fired in an effort to impede the Russia investigation? Trump’s own words are making it sound more and more likely.

Trump Threatens Comey: You Better Hope There Aren’t ‘Tapes’ Of Our Conversation

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President Trump continued his tweetstorm this morning with what can only be called a threat directed at the former Director of the F.B.I.: James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 So basically we have Trump […]

Trump: We’re Too Busy To Tell The Truth

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Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning and offered a rather bizarre explanation for the reason why his Administration can’t seem to get its story straight when it comes to the reason why former F.B.I. Director James Comey was fired: As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for […]

Trump Claims He Invented A Phrase That’s Been Around For Almost 100 Years

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In an interview with the Economist, Donald Trump responded to questions about his tax plan by making the claim that he invented the phrase “priming the pump”: [W]e have a transcript from an interview Trump gave to the Economist magazine. ECONOMIST: Beyond that, it’s okay if the tax plan increases the deficit? TRUMP: It is okay, […]

Comey Firing Driven By Trump’s Frustration Over Russia Investigation

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Evidence continues to mount that the Russia investigation was the real motivation for President Trump’s decision to fire James Comey.

Trump’s Job Approval Hits New Lows

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Trump’s job approval numbers continue to sink.

Was The Russia Investigation The Real Reason For Comey’s Firing? It Sure Seems Like It

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There seems to be no question that the decision to fire James Comey was motivated largely by the President’s frustrations over the fact that his campaign is under investigation.

President Trump Fires F.B.I. Director James Comey

FBI Director James Comey

Less than a week after revealing that the F.B.I. was investigating the Trump campaign regarding ties with Russia, F.B.I. Director James Comey has been fired by President Trump.

Fourth Circuit Appears Skeptical Of Government’s Arguments Defending Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard argument yesterday in the appeal of an order barring travel from six Muslim countries, and it didn’t appear to go well for the attorneys defending the ban.

Trump’s Military Advisers Want Him To Expand America’s Longest War

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America’s longest war is still going on, and President Trump’s advisers want him to continue his predecessor’s policies of continuing to re-expand American forces in a war that has seemingly no end.

Momentum On GOP Health Care Reform Bill Set To Slow Down Significantly In The Senate

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The American Health Care Act may have sailed through the House, but the Senate is another story.

Jim Comey Explains Himself

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F.B.I. Director James Comey testified yesterday on the reasons he chose to publicly speak out just days before the 2016 election about the reopened Clinton email investigation.

Donald Trump Explains The Civil War

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The White House has made the written transcript of Donald Trump’s comments about the Civil War available to reporters: Found via Twitter.

What Trump’s Civil War Comments Reveal About Him

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President Trump’s comments about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War reveal something about how he thinks, and it’s not good.

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