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Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian, Dies At 90

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Don Rickles, the legendary comedian who made a career out of insults of everyone from audience members to seemingly intimidating stars such as Frank Sinatra, has passed away at the age of 90: Don Rickles, the acidic stand-up comic who became world-famous not by telling jokes but by insulting his audience, died on Thursday at […]

Senate Invokes ‘Nuclear Option’ As Gorsuch Nomination Heads To Final Vote

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As expected, Senate Republicans invoked the so-called ‘nuclear option’ to move the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch forward to a final vote on Friday.

Nunes Recuses Himself From Russia Investigation

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Devin Nunes, the California Republican who heads the House Intelligence Committee has removed himself from the committee’s investigation into the Russian interference in the Presidential election and the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia during the campaign: WASHINGTON — Representative Devin Nunes, the embattled California Republican who is chairman of the Intelligence Committee, announced on Thursday […]

Donald Trump And The Inevitable Foreign Policy Crisis

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Donald Trump is historically unpopular for a new President. What does that mean when his first foreign policy crisis comes, as it inevitably will?

Seventh Circuit Rules Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation Barred By 1964 Law

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The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination based on sexual orientation, but its reasoning is questionable at best.

Headline Of The Day

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From The New York Times: Hindu Cow Vigilantes in Northern India Beat Muslim to Death Not to brush aside the seriousness of ethnic-based murders in a place like India, but the headline somehow brought the vision of vigilante cows into my mind.

Trump Hits Another Job Approval Low As Presidency Marks 75th Day In Office

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Two new polls show Donald Trump hitting new lows in the polls as we get closer to his 100th day in office.

Senate Committee Advances Gorsuch Nomination As ‘Nuclear Option’ Becomes Inevitable

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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch even as it became inevitable that Republicans would be forced to invoke the ‘nuclear option’ to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

Explosions At St. Petersburg Subway Stations Kill At Least Ten

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An apparent terrorist attack in Russia’s second largest city.

Former Trump National Security Adviser Failed To Disclose Payments From Russian Sources

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More trouble for Lt. General Michael Flynn.

Majority Of Americans Want Independent Investigations Of Russian Election Meddling

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A new poll shows a majority of Americans supporting an independent investigation of the allegations surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia during the campaign: A majority of voters wants an independent investigation into any connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, according to a new […]

Dylann Roof Pleads Guilty To State-Level Murder Charges In Charleston Church Shootings

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With the exception of the mandatory Federal death penalty appeals, the legal process is basically over in the Charleston Church shootings.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Payload Using Recycled Rocket

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Another SpaceX success.

Trump’s Former National Security Adviser Seeks Immunity Deal

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Lt. General Michael Flynn wants immunity before he agrees to testify before Congress. This could be significant, or it could mean nothing at all.

Trump Declares War On House Freedom Caucus

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Donald Trump has basically declared war on the people who blocked the AHCA from passing last week.

George W. Bush On Trump: “That Was Some Weird Shit”

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Today’s quote of the day comes from our nation’s 43rd President: The inauguration of Donald Trump was a surreal experience for pretty much everyone who witnessed it, whether or not they were at the event and regardless of who they supported in the election. On the dais, the stoic presence of Hillary Clinton — whom […]

So Far, There’s No Sign Of A ‘Trump Bump’ In The Economy

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So far, there’s no sign that Donald Trump is having much of an impact on the economy.

Interior Secretary: Let’s Build Trump’s Wall In Mexico

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggests building Trump’s Wall on Mexican territory.

Republicans Claim That Obamacare Repeal Is Still On The Table, Don’t Believe Them

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Republicans are saying that repealing the PPACA isn’t off the table, but practically speaking it probably is.

Oakland Raiders Set To Move To Las Vegas

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The Oakland Los Angeles Oakland Raiders are headed to Vegas, baby!

Senate Headed For ‘Nuclear Option’ Showdown Over Gorsuch Nomination

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Next week’s big news is likely to be the Senate’s vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, which could mean invocation of the so-called ‘nuclear option’ by Senate Republicans.

Montenegro To Become Member Of NATO For No Good Reason

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The tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro is set to become the latest member of the NATO alliance despite the fact that there is seemingly no good reason for it.

Canada On Track For Marijuana Legalization By Mid-2018

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party is set to follow through on a campaign promise.

Republicans Just Can’t Quit Donald Trump

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Republicans are going to find it difficult to distance themselves from Donald Trump.

Disturbing Patterns Emerging From The Trump White House

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After just sixty-six days, there are some disturbing patterns emerging from the Trump Administration.

Trump Fails The Leadership Test

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The failure of the AHCA shows that Donald Trump doesn’t know the slightest thing about leadership or how to be President.

Republican Obamacare Replacement Bill Pulled From House Floor

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A major legislative defeat for Paul Ryan, the House GOP, and President Trump.

Senate Democratic Leader Schumer Vows To Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

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Let the games begin.

ISIS Expanding Its Base In Libya Despite U.S. Attacks

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Despite American air strikes, ISIS is expanding its power amid the chaos in Libya.

Republican Obamacare Replacement Heads To An Apparent Final Showdown

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The Trump Administration has issued an ultimatum, but the fate of the American Health Care Act is still very much up in the air.

House Republicans Struggling To Get Votes To Pass Obamacare Replacement Bill

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With a vote tentatively scheduled for this evening, House Republicans appear to lack the votes to pass the American Health Care Act.

Gorsuch Has Another Good Day In Front Of Senate Judiciary Committee

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More fireworks on the second day of the questioning of Neil Gorsuch, but his confirmation nonetheless seems assured.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Worked To Help Putin

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More evidence of ties between the Trump campaign and Russian interests.

At Least Three Dead, Twenty Injured, In Apparent Terror Attack In London

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An apparent terror attack outside Parliament in London.

Gorsuch Sails Through First Day Of Questioning

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Day One of the questioning of Judge Neil Gorsuch went very well, and it suggests that his path to confirmation is basically clear of serious obstacles.

Trump’s Job Approval Numbers Hit Another Historic Low

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Just about two months into office, Donald Trump’s job approval number are worse than any newly elected President since World War II.

Republicans Stick Their Heads In The Sand On Trump-Russia Allegations

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Republicans in Congress are slavishly seeking to divert attention from wrongdoing by Donald Trump, or Russia.

FBI Director Contradicts Trump On Wiretap Claims, Confirms Investigation Of Campaign

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Two big admissions from the Director of the F.B.I. today are likely to lead to real political headaches for the Trump Administration.

Britain To Trigger Beginning Of Brexit Process On March 29th

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will formally invoke Article 50 of the European Union treaty on March 29th, thus officially beginning a Brexit process likely to take years.

With Gorsuch Hearings Set To Begin, It’s Democrats Who Are In The Hot Seat

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Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings begin Monday morning, but it’s Senate Democrats who are in the hot seat.

No, Donald Trump Isn’t Going To ‘Pivot’

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Donald Trump isn’t going to change, and that’s bad news for all of us.

Chuck Berry, Rock And Roll Pioneer, Dies At 90

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A pioneer of Rock & Roll has passed away.

George Costanza Explains The Trump Administration

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I already mentioned this in a comment to Michael Bailey’s post, but I figured it’s worth noting that one line from George Costanza in a different Seinfeld episode explains everything we need to know about the Trump Administration: I can picture Reince Priebus saying this to Sean Spicer ever day before he goes out to address […]

Lack Of Oxford Comma In Maine Law Could Cost Millions Of Dollars

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The lack of an Oxford comma in a Maine statute could end up costing a Maine dairy company millions of dollars: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most […]

Trump’s Revised Muslim Travel Ban Blocked By Two Federal Judges

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Two more losses for the Trump Administration.

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For Third Time In Fifteen Months

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For only the third time since the Great Recession ended, the Federal Reserve Board has raised interest rates.

Rachel Maddow Hypes Trump’s 2005 Tax Return, But There’s No Real News There

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Rachel Maddow hyped the fact that she had obtained a copy of Trump’s 2005 tax return last night. It turned out to be much ado about nothing.

Some Observations On The Debate Over Health Care And Insurance, Part II

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Part Two in a series of observations about health care and health insurance in light of the introduction of the House GOP’s health care plan. This post examines several ideas advanced by conservatives, and the reasons they aren’t complete answers to the problems we face.

Senate Democrats Split On Strategy For Gorsuch Nomination

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Senate Democrats are divided on how to approach the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, making it likely that he’ll be confirmed.

Congressional Budget Office Score Is Bad News For GOP’s American Health Care Act

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The Congressional Budget Office delivered some bad news yesterday to House Republicans on their replacement for Obamacare.

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