Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump On ‘Peaceful Transition’

Whether the delusions of a madman or a deliberate scheme to poison the waters, there’s cause for concern.

Larry Hogan 2024

Could a blue state governor be the future of the Republican Party?

Actions have Consequences

Despite Pompeo’s assurances, we are already seeing consequences for the Suleimani killing.

Another Republican Helps Spread Putin’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theories

Ted Cruz is the latest Republican Senator to repeat discredited Kremlin-backed conspiracy theories about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.

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Mark Halperin Attempts A Comeback After #MeToo Allegations

Mark Halperin, the former MSNBC political analyst who was accused of misconduct during the height of the #MeToo Movement, is trying to make a comeback with a new book.

Mueller Doesn’t Deliver

Everything you always wanted in a hearing. And less.

Robert Mueller Underwhelms, But Still Hits Important Points

Robert Mueller didn’t provide a smoking gun yesterday, but the President and his supporters are wrong to claim that the hearing vindicated the President.

The Politics of Ending Private Insurance

Is the Sanders-Warren position too extreme for the general election?

Trump Still Won’t Acknowledge The Truth About The Murder Of Jamal Khashoggi

Eight months later, the President and his Administration continue to refuse to acknowledge the truth about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump Falsely Blames Obama For Appalling Treatment Of Migrant Children

There are children being held in what amount to internment camps on the southern border under appallingly bad conditions and the President is more concerned with falsely blaming his predecessor for the problem.

Brett Kavanaugh Takes Refuge In The Friendly Confines Of Fox News Channel

In what appears to be a first, Judge Brett Kavanaugh took to the media to defend his nomination. Not surprisingly, he chose a friendly venue.

Rudy: “Truth isn’t truth”

Orwell lives.

Trump World Experiences An Omarosa Earthquake

Omarosa Manigault Newman, who used to be a Trump favorite, is out with a book that makes sensationalistic claims about the Trump Administration. The real story, though, is what she has on tape and how she got it.

Responding to Trump’s Lies: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t

Rebutting the President’s routine prevarications merely spreads them. Is there an alternative?

The President Probably Can Pardon Himself, But If He Does He Should Be Impeached

Based on a strict reading of the Constitution, a sitting President probably does have the power to pardon himself. That doesn’t mean he should be allowed to get away with it without consequence.

2018 Continues To Look Good For Democrats

Things continue to look good for Democrats as we get closer to the midterm elections.

Elizabeth Warren Not Running for President, Unless She Does

The senior Senator from Massachusetts denies interest in 2020 but won’t promise to serve out a new Senate term.

Russiagate Worst Scandal in Decades?

Jonathan Bernstein thinks so and Chuck Todd and company outline a pretty strong case.

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Trump Lies 1,628 Times. The Truth Dies.

Since taking office, President Trump has made an average of 5.5 false claims per day.

The Trump Effect? MSNBC Reaches No. 1 In Total Viewers

A big change appears to have taken place in American cable news viewing habits.

Trump Praises ‘Very Good People’ at Nazi Rally

The president’s begrudging condemnation of evil didn’t last long.

The Knives Are Out For Steve Bannon

White House insiders have renewed efforts to oust Presidential adviser Steve Bannon. Can they succeed?

Senate Republicans Release Health Care Plan That Could Already Be Dead On Arrival

Senate Republicans released their proposed health care plan this morning, but it could already be doomed.

Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Adviser, Under Fire For Lying About Contacts With Russia

Could National Security Adviser Michael Flynn be the first to go under Trump?

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Trump Administration Spends First Day Lying About Crowd Size And Attacking Reporters

The first full day of Donald Trump’s Presidency consisted largely of obsessions with irrelevant facts and outright lies.

North Carolina Legislature Strips Governor’s Office Of Power In Wake Of Democratic Victory

In the wake of the Democratic victory in the North Carolina Governor’s race, the Republican-controlled legislature has stripped the Governor’s office of significant power.

First Clinton-Trump Debate and Low Expectations Redux

Judging 2016 by historical standards hasn’t worked out well thus far.

Clinton Health Scare Raises Questions

Clinton stumbles and leaves an event early, leading to the news that her campaign has been withholding health information from the press.

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Donald Trump’s Favorite Foreign Policy Adviser Is….. Donald Trump

Advisers? Donald Trump doesn’t need no stinkin’ advisers.

Colorado Springs Shooter Is An Enigma, But The Shooting Is Being Politicized Anyway

We still don’t know very much about Robert Dear, the man who shot and killed three people at the site of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, but that hasn’t stopped the usual suspects from politicizing the case.

CNBC Debate Criteria Likely To Be Bad News For Several Republican Candidates

The criteria for next month’s third Republican Presidential debate have been announced, and they’re likely to end up being bad news for several Republican candidates.

Several Republicans Likely To Be Excluded From Third Debate

The next Republican debate is likely to be a lot smaller than the previous two, and that could prove fatal for several candidates.

Federal Inspectors General Call For Criminal Investigation Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

Did Hillary Clinton mishandle classified information while Secretary of State? Two Inspectors General want to find out.

Obama Talks About Race Relations In The Wake Of Charleston, Media Concentrates On One Word

President Obama gave an interesting and somewhat unusual interview to a podcaster late last week, but the media is obsessed over a single word.

George Stephanopoulos And A Question Of Journalistic Ethics

George Stephanopoulos’ s ties to the Clinton’s have always raised questions about his objectivity. Now, there’s further reason to doubt that he can play fair when the Clinton’s are part of the story he’s covering.

Revelations About The Clinton Foundation Continue To Dog The Clinton Campaign

The Clinton Foundation’s foreign donations continue to be a problem for the Clinton campaign, and the story isn’t likely to go away any time soon.

Mitt Romney to Announce 2016 Plans Today

Mitt Romney is set to make an announcement at 11 Eastern today. [UPDATE: He’s out!]

The Amorality Of Dick Cheney And The Right In Response To The Truth About C.I.A. Torture

Vice-President Cheney’s amoral defense of torture has come to define how most conservatives view the issue, and that’s a problem.

Governor Thinks Governors Make The Best Presidential Candidates

Scott Walker argues that Governors tend to make the best Presidents. He’s largely correct, but he’s not the only Republican who fits that bill.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Really Doesn’t Want To Admit She Voted For Obama

Sometimes, being evasive in answering a question just makes a politician look silly. This is one of those times.

NBC Courted Jon Stewart For Meet The Press

A desperation move by NBC News?

Todd Akin Won’t Shut Up About Rape

Todd Akin continues to give Republicans headaches.