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Roger that, “Little Marco”

“People got what they voted for.” Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Face the Nation (5/21/17), speaking about the turmoil in the WhiteHouse.

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Morning Headlines

Politico: Trump softens his tone in Islam New York Times: Killing C.I.A. informants, China crippled U.S. spying operations Washington Post: McMaster does not deny details of Trump’s discussion with Russian officials NBC News: Consevative media’s alternative take on Trump and Russia … Continue reading

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Quotable Quote: Conservatives are getting nervous about how this Trump thing ends

“With a horde of vocal Trump supporters cheering on every inane statement, delusion, lie and bad act, the majority of the American people can be forgiven for thinking the GOP as a whole has lost its mind. The Republicans may … Continue reading

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2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial race starts to take shape

Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, Massachusetts announced his intention to run for governor of the state on Saturday. So far two other Democratic candidates have announced: Robert Massie, an environmental activist, and Jay Gonzalez, a state budget official under former Democratic … Continue reading

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This Day in America: May 19, 1921 – The Emergency Quota/Immigration Act is enacted

According to John Higham in Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism: 1860-1925 (1963), the Act “proved in the long run the most important turning-point in American immigration policy” as it instituted numerical limits on immigration and a quota. According … Continue reading

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Campaign News

Governing: Scott Walker is a top target for Democrats. So why can’t they find someone to run against him? The  Hill: Democrat in Montana special election breaks $5M fundraising mark Roll Call: Army Reserve lawyer to challenge Peters in California (CA-52th) … Continue reading

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Joe Biden would have beaten Trump

At a conference in Vegas yesterday former Vice President Joe Biden said what I now  believe is painfully clear, which is in essence that he could have beaten Donald Trump. What he said specifically was this of Clinton:  “I never … Continue reading

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NJ Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy: First day with the new mouth

As I wrote earlier in the week, Phil Murphy is generally considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for New Jersey governor. He’s a former Goldman Sachs executive and Obama ambassador to Germany. The primary is June 6th. If he … Continue reading

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Tom Perriello and Ralph Northam in tight race for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nomination

The two Virginia Democrats are well within the margin of error, and the split seems clearly to be an echo of last year’s Democratic presidential race, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll. Democratic likely voters say Perriello’s endorsements … Continue reading

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Roger Ailes is dead. Champion of the post-truth society and serial sexual harasser

Jeffrey Jones, the director of the Peabody Awards, said in a statement, “No single individual has done more harm to American democracy in the last generation than Roger Ailes. He ushered in the post-truth society. Through a constant drumbeat of … Continue reading

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David Gergen: “I think we’re in impeachment territory”

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Legal Scholar Laurence Tribe thinks Trump should be impeached. Not yet, I’d say

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Yes, Trump is a seven-year-old seeking approval

As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 …to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, … Continue reading

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Alabama gubernatorial race gets one more – Rep. Mo Brooks

Rep. Mo Brooks (R) announced on Monday that he will run for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat, which Sessions vacated when Trump tapped him for Cabinet. The election is of the special variety and will take place December 12, … Continue reading

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Meet the Press: Changes coming at the White House

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Face the Nation: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb) – “A crisis of public trust”

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Meet the Press: The craziness of the past week

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Good or bad idea for Trump to talk to Lester Holt?

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Morning Headlines

New York Times: Trump shifts rationale for firing Comey, calling him a ‘showboat’ Washington Post: Trump said he was thinking of Russia controversy when he decided to fire Comey Politico: Rosenstein takes heat over role in Comey firing The Hill: … Continue reading

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Firing Director Comey, and avenging the death of the “father”

In a wide-ranging story at the Washington Post today detailing the reaction  of FBI employees to Director James Comey’s firing, Robert Costa, et  al. write this: Many employees said they were furious about the firing, saying the circumstances of his … Continue reading

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