James Comey Will Testify Before Congress, And Confirm Pressure By Trump To Drop Investigation

Former F.B.I. Director James Comey is now expected to testify before Congress next week, and will reportedly confirm previous reports that the President pressured him to end the Bureau’s Russia investigation.

Trump Reportedly Ready To Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Accord

Reports indicate that President Trump is preparing to fulfill a campaign promise and withdraw the U.S. from the accord on climate change reached in Paris in 2015.

Seventh Circuit Rules In Favor Of Transgender Student In Bathroom Access Case

A Federal appellate court has ruled that a transgender student must be allowed to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity.

Donald Trump’s European Vacation

Donald Trump’s first overseas trip went about as badly as you’d expect it would.

The Trump White House Shake-Up Begins

The Trump White House loses ts first major staffer, and more are likely to come.

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

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.

The Politics of Presidential Removal

Some thoughts on presidential interruptions.

Underfunded Higher Ed

Musings on the costs of college.

Zbigniew Brzezinski Dead at 89

A legendary statesman has passed.

Jared Kushner Is “Focus” Of F.B.I. Investigation

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

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

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

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

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

The Republican candidate in today’s Special Election in Montana has been charged with assaulting a reporter.

Donald Trump’s Loose Lips

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

Trump’s decision to retain outside counsel is not surprising. Whether he will listen to Kasowitz any more than he appears to be listening to his White House advisers, of course, is an entirely different question.

Democrats May Be About To Flip Montana’s At-Large House Seat

There’s a Special Election in Montana tomorrow, and the Democratic candidate is performing far above expectations.

Former Director: C.I.A. Found ‘Suspicious Contact’ Between Trump Campaign And Russians

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

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

A night of carnage and depravity in the United Kingdom.

Flynn Refuses To Comply With Congressional Subpoena, Invokes Fifth Amendment Rights

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

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

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.

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Jeb Bush: I Told You So

Jeb Bush predicted that Donald Trump would preside over a “chaos Presidency,” and he was right.

David Clarke’s Plagiarized Masters Thesis

The infamous former sheriff and current Trump Homeland Security official committed academic fraud.

James Comey To Testify Publicly On Trump Efforts To Influence Russia Investigation

Coming to a television set or Internet livestream near you sometime after Memorial Day.

The Personnel Math that Gets us to Mueller

If you have to have an acting attorney general as it relates to one of the biggest issues of the moment, you may have picked the wrong AG.

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