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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?

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.

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 […]

Drezner on Trump Admin: Harsh, but Fair

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Read the whole thing:  The beclowning of the executive branch. The run-down of major about the administration over a 24 hour period is pretty astounding. Also, I have to concur about the following observation about Jared Kushner: Again, let’s just stop for a second and consider the fact that the person described by himself as […]

Trump’s Former National Security Adviser Seeks Immunity Deal

US Army Lt General Flynn testifies before House Intelligence Committee in Washington

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 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.

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.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Worked To Help Putin

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

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.

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.

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 […]

We’re going to the Hamptons, baby!!!

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So did you ever watch the Seinfeld episode in which George Costanza lies to Susan’s parents, the Rosses, about owning a house in the Hamptons? Wacky hijinks ensue when Susan’s parents, who suspect that George is lying, insist that he show them the house.  Rather than simply owning up to his fib, George takes them […]

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

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Two more losses for the Trump Administration.

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.

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.

Michael Flynn, Trump’s Former National Security Adviser, Was Working For Turkey

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More conflicts of interest for the Trump Administration.

Trump Justice Department Tells Remaining U.S. Attorneys To Clean Out Their Desks

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An unusual, if not unexpected, mass firing at the Justice Department on Friday afternoon.

February Jobs Report Is Good, But Hardly Great

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The first Jobs Report for the first full month of the Trump Presidency is out, but it’s nothing to write home about.

Jon Huntsman Tapped To Be Ambassador To Russia

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A strong pick for what is likely to be an important Ambassadorial position in coming years.

Hawaii Sues Trump Administration Over Renewed Muslim Ban Executive Order

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Hawaii is the first state to challenge the Trump Administration’s revised Muslim travel ban.

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

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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.

Majority Supports Independent Counsel To Investigate Ties Between Russia, Trump Campaign

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A majority of Americans support appointment of an Independent Counsel to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election and the Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia, but we should be careful before taking this step.

Ben Carson: Slaves Were Immigrants

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Ben Carson is back and he’s saying some pretty dumb things again.

Republicans Introduce Obamacare Replacement That Leaves Much To Be Desired

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Whether you call it TrumpCare, RyanCare, or GOPCare, the Republican replacement for the PPACA isn’t very impressive.

Trump Lied, The Truth Died

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Donald Trump took to Twitter again this morning with predictable results.

Trump Administration Issues Revised Muslim Travel Ban

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President Trump has issued a revised ban on travel from six predominantly Muslim nations.

Pay For Play At Mar-A-Lago

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

Trump’s Economic Ignorance Costing the U.S. Jobs

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Trump’s attempt to fix the balance of trade will almost surely end up leaving us all worse off.

POTUS Tweets Like a Blog Commenter

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The tu quoque presidency rocks on.

Reports About Contact Between Trump Campaign And Russian Officials Continue To Mount

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Another day, another round of reports about contacts with Russian officials and people close to President Trump.

The Buck Stops Elsewhere?

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A new Pentagon proposal would place more discretion in the hands of field commanders, removing the need for Presidential approval.

Jeff Sessions Failed To Disclose Contacts With Russian Officials

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions apparently misled Senators when asked about his contact with Russian officials.

A ‘Trump Slump’ In The U.S. Travel Industry?

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Travel industry experts are reporting a noticeable drop in international travel and tourism since Donald Trump was elected President.

Trump Administration Delays New Muslim Immigration Ban Order

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The announcement of a new Muslim travel ban Executive Order has been delayed once again.

George W. Bush Speaks Out Against President Trump

Well, at least someone has a backbone.

Trump To Propose Massive And Unnecessary Increase In Military Spending

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Reports indicate that President Trump will seek to increase military spending. We don’t need to, and we can’t really afford it.

Trump Supporters Starting To Lose Faith?

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One month in, some Trump supporters are starting to wonder if he will actually deliver on what he promised.

Trump To Skip White House Correspondent’s Dinner

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This year’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner will be missing one high-profile guest.

Military Judge Declines To Dismiss Case Against Bowe Bergdahl Based On Trump’s Comments

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A military judge has rejected a motion to dismiss the case against Bowe Bergdahl based on comments made by Donald Trump when he was a candidate for President.

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