President Joe Biden welcomes ASEAN leaders to the White House,Thursday, May 12, 2022, on the South Lawn. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott) President Joe Biden welcomes ASEAN leaders to the White House,Thursday, May 12, 2022, on the South Lawn. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)

Joe Biden is Aging (Developing Story)

The 79-year-old will be 80 on his next birthday.

The Weak Case Against the January 6 Committee

Republicans killed their parents and demanding mercy for being orphaned.

Clinton Lawyer Acquitted in RussiaGate Case

What does it all mean? It depends on who you ask.

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

Covid Quick-Hits

Yes, Florida’s Numbers are Better; No, that is not a Vindication of DeSantis’ Policies

Let’s look at the numbers and the clear effects of policy choices.

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Orders Feds, Firms to Vaccinate

The President has lost his patience with the unvaccinated.

Quick Hits

Tab clearing time.

Maxine Waters Under Fire

The latest variant of the “No Justice, No Peace” threat is unhelpful.

Trying an Impeached Former President

The legal debates are unsettled but we can all agree that Rand Paul is a moron.

Are “Liberal” States Shrinking?

Thinking about unsupported narratives and a little bit about data usage.

President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami

No, Trump Isn’t Above 50%

Let’s just say Rasmussen is an extreme outlier.

The Endless Corruption of the Trump Presidency

Same endless song, different verse.

The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free

It’s much easier to fund bad information than good.

Elizabeth Warren Couldn’t Win and Therefore Didn’t

She lost in both of her home states. She shouldn’t be embarrassed.

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.

The GOP Is Now The Party Of Putin

Much like the President they obsequiously defend, Republicans have become useful idiots in Russia’s war on Western liberal democracy.

While Republicans Push Debunked Ukraine Conspiracy Theory, Putin Takes A Victory Lap

As Republicans and their conservative cohorts spread a discredited conspiracy theory about the 2016 election, Vladimir Putin smiles at yet another victory.

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Medicare For All’ Plan Is Utopian And Probably Unconstitutional

Senator Elizabeth Warren released a more detailed version of her ‘Medicare For All” plan late last week. It leaves much to be desired.

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No, The Republican Tax Cuts Aren’t ‘Paying For Themselves’

Contrary to the promises of December 2017, the Republican tax cuts are not paying for themselves. Instead, they are helping lead us to trillion-dollar deficits.

John Kelly Says He Warned Trump Of Impeachment If He Hired “Yes” Men

John Kelly, President Trump’s former Chief of Staff, is speaking out nearly a year after leaving office

Texas Case Pits Transgender Rights Against Parental Rights

A custody case out of Texas raises issues about how to react to and treat a child who identifies as a gender different from their biological sex.

Pressure Continues On Mike Pompeo To Run For Senate In Kansas

Republicans from around the country want Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for Senate in Kansas. Because they’re afraid they can’t win without him.

Republicans Learned Right Lesson from 2012, Went Wrong Direction

What happened to “building a lasting relationship within the African American community”?

Trump Placing Tariffs On All Trade With Mexico

Last night, President Trump announced a new round of tariffs against Mexico for reasons that have nothing to do with trade itself.

Warren Proposes Student Loan Forgiveness and Free College

It’s an interesting idea, although one fraught with moral hazard.

Roy Moore Not Ruling Out Another Senate Run

Roy Moore, who lost a Special Election to replace Jeff Sessions in 2017 after being hit with allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, isn’t ruling another bid for the same seat.

I Don’t Care Where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lives

Breathless coverage of this freshman Congressman is getting tiresome.

The Death Of The Weekly Standard

Thanks apparently to the fact that it remained unwilling to get in line behind the Trumpidians, the conservative owner of The Weekly Standard has shut the magazine down.

White House Has No ‘Plan B’ If Kavanaugh Nomination Fails

The GOP has no alternative but to push forward with the Kavanaugh nomination, because they don’t have a viable alternative at this point.

Alan Dershowitz Hasn’t Changed

While longtime supporters have turned on the legendary attorney over his support of Donald Trump, he’s been astonishingly consistent.

Republicans Blaming Trump For Declining Support For Tax Bill

Republicans are blaming the President for the fading popularity of the tax reform law passed in December. It’s more complicated than that.

James Clapper Not Charged with Lying to Congress

The statute of limitations has expired. But he should never have been asked the question to begin with.

Joe Arpaio Is Running For Senate

Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for Senate in Arizona.

The Mentality Of Roy Moore’s Defenders

Roy Moore’s most die-hard defenders are living in a world of their own, and it’s unlikely they’ll change their minds.

Deplorable Republicans Are Defending The Deplorable Roy Moore

While many on the right are condemning Roy Moore, there are far too many prevaricators and defenders out there.

Retirements By Capitol Hill Republicans Starting To Pile Up

A recent uptick in retirements from Congressional Republicans is leading some Republicans to become concerned about the party’s prospects in 2018.

Joe Arpaio for Senate?

It’s possible we haven’t heard the last from “Sheriff Joe.”

What Trump’s Civil War Comments Reveal About Him

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

Policy Analysts From Left, Right, And Center Criticize House GOP Obamacare Replacement

Health care policy analysts seem united in their assessment of the House GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act, and it’s overwhelmingly negative.

Pay For Play At Mar-A-Lago

Donald Trump’s “Winter White House,” which has effectively become a “Weekend White House,” is basically selling access to the President.

Latest SCOTUS Rumor: Clarence Thomas Might Resign, Or Maybe Not

Clarence Thomas is the latest Supreme Court Justice to be the subject of retirement rumors. You should treat these rumors skeptically.

Trump Campaign Reportedly Telling GOP Insiders It’s Low On Cash

Donald Trump is apparently having money troubles.

Bill Kristol Trying to Recruit Mitt Romney for Independent Run

Bill Kristol is continuing the #NeverTrump fight to its logical next step, trying to find a more mainstream Republican to run as an independent in the fall.

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump

Sarah Palin is back, and she’s endorsing Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for President.

Republican Campaigns Meet In Effort To “Fix” Debates, But They Won’t Do What’s Necessary

Representatives from most of the Republican Presidential campaigns met to discuss reforms to the debate process, but none of their ideas will actually improve the quality of debates.

Fixing the Debates

Everyone is sick of the current approach. The candidates are looking for a new one.

Governing is Not Win-Lose

Compromise is simply necessary for the country to function.

House Benghazi Committee Takes Repeated Swings At Hillary Clinton, Mostly Ends Up Hitting Itself

After an eleven hour day on Capitol Hill, it was Hillary Clinton 1 House Benghazi Committee 0.

Nerd Prom Is Broken, But So Is Our Political Culture

It’s time for another White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and it’s going to be just as atrocious as the last one. But, the dinner isn’t the real problem.