Trump: If You Don’t Stand For The Anthem, Maybe You Should Leave The Country

President Trump’s response to the N.F.L.’s new National Anthem policy is as narrow-minded and divisive as you’d expected it to be.

Federal Judge: Trump Cannot Block People On Twitter For Political Reasons

A Federal Judge in New York has ruled that President Trump cannot block users from reading his tweets.

Trump Cancels Summit With Kim Jong Un

Seemingly out of the blue, the June 12th summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been canceled by the United States.

Trump Not Simply Violating ‘Norms’

An important message from Josh Marshall.

N.F.L. To Fine Teams If Players Fail To “Stand And Show Respect” During National Anthem

The N.F.L. has come up with a dumb “solution” to a non-existent problem.

It’s Time To Eliminate The Presidency’s ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Requirement

The requirement that the President be a “natural born citizen” is a historical anachronism that has outlived its usefulness or necessity.

Michael Cohen Once Threatened The Onion Over A Satirical Trump Article

Michael Cohen once threatened The Onion because it published a satirical article about Donald Trump.

Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Transgender Student In Bathroom Access Case

A Federal Judge in Virginia has handed a significant legal victory to a student who sued their school district because they were barred form using the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

Juxtaposing US Policy Towards Iran and Korea

The President and the Secretary of State had some oddly contradictory statements this week.

How Should We View Trump’s Tweetstorms?

President Trump has been tweeting up a storm since Sunday, raising a question. Should we view his Tweets as the rantings of a cranky old man, or as something more serious?

Bernie Sanders To Seek Democratic Nomination, Won’t Accept Nomination

As he has in the past, Bernie Sanders will seek the Democratic nomination for Senate in Vermont but won’t accept the nomination if he wins.

Pompeo’s Bombastic Iran Speech Reveals The Emptiness Of Trump’s Iran Strategy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a bombastic speech on Iran yesterday that reveals just how empty and dangerous the Trump Administration’s policy toward Iran actually is.

Trump Resisting Efforts To Restrain His Use Of Unsecured Smartphones

Despite advice from advisers, the President continues to use unsecured devices to communicate outside of White House channels.

Barack And Michelle Obama Ink Production Deal With Netflix

The former President and First Lady have struck a first-of-its-kind agreement to produce a wide variety of content for Netflix.

Republicans May Still Have To Worry About Don Blankenship In West Virginia

Although he came in third place in the GOP primary, Don Blankenship is now running as a third-party candidate and could potentially be a problem for Republicans in November.

Border Patrol Detains Two Americans for Speaking Spanish

When “reasonable suspicion” and free speech collide.

N.R.A. President Oliver North Blames School Shootings On Drugs Used To Treat ADHD

The new President of the National Rifle Association has a new theory to explain mass shootings, but there’s no basis for believing it’s accurate.

Donald Trump Jr. Met With Emissaries From Arab Countries For Help On Winning Election

Russia wasn’t the only nation that sent people to meet with Trump Campaign officials at Trump Tower back in 2016 regarding assistance to the Trump Campaign.

The Racist New York Lawyer And Internet Vigilantism: How Far Is Too Far?

New York attorney Aaron Schlossberg found himself on the receiving end of an Internet firestorm this week. His case raises some interesting questions about Internet vigilantism.

Trump To Postmaster General: Raise Rates On Amazon

President Trump continues his unhinged, and unsupported by facts, war on Amazon and its owner Jeff Bezos by pressuring an independent agency to raise shipping rates.

More Americans Killed in School Shootings Than Military Service This Year

In the wake of yesterday’s killing of eight in a Texas high school, WaPo’s Philip Bump provides a chilling statistic.

New York Appeals Court Denies Trump Request To Stay Defamation Lawsuit

Trump suffered another court loss yesterday that opens him up to some potentially embarrassing questions.

Trump Nominates Robert Wilkie As Next Veterans Affairs Secretary

After the Ronny Jackson disaster, President Trump has made a new selection for Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

At Least Eight Dead, Multiple Injuries, In School Shooting At Texas High School

Another school shooting, this time in Texas.

Another Appalling Display Of Trumpidian Ignorance

Just when you think the President has hit rock bottom, it gets worse.

Gina Haspel Confirmed As C.I.A Director

As expected, Gina Haspel was confirmed as C.I.A. Director yesterday despite her controversial record when it comes to torture.

House Republican Rebels May Be Close To Forcing A Vote On DACA

The effort by a group of Republican rebels to force a vote on a DACA bill is moving closer to success, but that may end up being the easy part.

Mueller Investigation Hits First Anniversary With Little Sign It Will Be Ending

The Mueller investigation turns one year old today and, despite the arguments of Trump and his supporters, there’s no sign that it will be coming to an end in the near future.

Senate Intelligence Committee Finds Russia Sought To Aid Trump In 2016 Election

Backing up the nation’s intelligence agencies, the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a preliminary statement that it had concluded that Russia sought to aid Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 Presidential election.

Trump Acknowledges Reimbursement Of Cohen Payment To Stormy Daniels

President Trump’s latest financial disclosure finally acknowledges that he reimbursed Michael Cohen for the payoff to buy the silence of Stormy Daniels.

Mueller Reportedly Concludes He Cannot Indict Trump While He’s President

Robert Mueller has reportedly concluded that he cannot indict a sitting President. This is not a vindication of Trump, and merely upholds a conclusion that the Justice Department reached four decades ago.

Supreme Court Declines To Accept Yet Another Second Amendment Case

The Supreme Court has declined to accept yet another Second Amendment case for review, continuing a streak that goes back some eight years.

Senate Committee Releases Documents Related To Trump Tower Russia Meeting

The Senate Judiciary Committee has released a treasure trove of documents related to the June 2016 meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer, and they raise far more questions than they answer.

North Korea Moves Goalposts, Threatens To Cancel Trump-Kim Summit

Not surprisingly, the North Koreans are pushing back against American efforts to force them into a corner on denuclearization.

Red State Democrat Doug Jones To Vote Against Haspel Nomination

At least one red state Democrat will be voting against Gina Haspel.

And Reality Rears its Head in Korea

It was never going to be as easy as the administration thought.

Gina Haspel Nomination To Be C.I.A. Director Has A Clear Path To Confirmation

With a third Democrat crossing the aisle to support her, Gina Haspel now has the votes she needs to become the next C.I.A. Director.

Pence And Trump Teams Clash As Pence Tries To Assert Control Of Republican Politics

Quietly, Mike Pence is seeking to create his own power base inside the GOP even as the White House pushes back.

Supreme Court Upholds Fourth Amendment Rights Of Unauthorized Rental Car Drivers

The Supreme Court ruled that the mere fact that the driver of a rental car is not listed on the rental agreement is not sufficient to justify a warrantless search of the vehicle.

Once Again, Retirement Speculation Circles Around Justice Kennedy

With the end of the Supreme Court term approaching, speculation about a Kennedy retirement is ramping up again.

Two-Thirds of Americans Live in ‘Constitution-Free’ Zone

Enforcing our immigration and drug laws comes at the cost of fundamental rights.

U.S. Opens Embassy In Jerusalem Amid Massive Deadly Protests In Gaza

Celebrations and a deadly day in the Middle East.

Melania Trump Undergoes Kidney Surgery, Will Be Hospitalized Until End Of Week

A surprise announcement about the First Lady.

Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery For Pancreatic Cancer

The former Senate Majority Leader had surgery in Maryland after an apparently early diagnosis.

Supreme Court Tosses Federal Law Barring Sports Betting

A big win for Federalism and common sense at the Supreme Court.

Donald Trump Wants To Help Make A Controversial Chinese Company Great Again

For some reason, the President wants to help a Chinese company that has been accused of being a security risk by American intelligence services.

Trump’s 2018 Agenda Is Non-Existent

Don’t look for a Trump agenda for the rest of the year. It doesn’t exist.

George W. Bush’s Rehabilitation

61 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of a man who left office a failed president.

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