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National Character Counts Week

This is “National Character Counts Week” in the United States and that means a presidential proclamation. I give you, President Donald Trump: “We celebrate National Character Counts Week because few things are more important than cultivating strong character in all … Continue reading

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Could VP Pence survive a Trump crash to fight another day?

I’ve been watching the Medici family saga on Netflix recently and have come to the conclusion that the Trump’s and their allies are like a really, really dim-witted version of the famous, and ruthless Italian family. I had a good … Continue reading

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Oh great and glorious Oz

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CNN Politics: 9th Circuit deals Trump travel ban another defeat Washington Post: D.C. and Maryland AGs: Trump ‘flagrantly violating’ emoluments clause The Hill: Trump says he’s accomplished more than anyone but FDR in six months Politico: Sessions to testify in open hearing before Senate … Continue reading

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New York Times: After London attack, Prime Minister says, ‘enough Is enough’ Politico: Senate Republicans fear ‘train wreck’ in September Washington Post: Trump is finding it easier to tear down old policies than to build his own  CNN Politics: Comey-mania … Continue reading

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Politico: Trump aides facing perilous stage of Russia probe New York Times: Trump Returns to crisis over Kushner as White House tries to contain it Washington Post: Alternately charming and boorish, Trump plays the role of a lifetime overseas CNN … Continue reading

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Trump asks NSA and DNI to influence Russia investigation

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Trump and the cost of taking on the FBI

Much has been made of the loyalty of Trump’s base as he bumbles and stumbles through the first months of his presidency. All things, however, have their limits. On Friday, a new Reuters/IPSOS tracking poll showed Trump with a job … Continue reading

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New York Times: Comey memo says Trump asked him to end Flynn investigation Politico: White House on edge: ‘We are kind of helpless’ CNN Politics: Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust? The Hill: Right pushes Trump to make staff, … Continue reading

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CNN Panel: Is Trump competent to be president? (Serious question, BTW)

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The Hill: Frustration abounds in Trump White House New York Times: Trump revealed highly classified intelligence to Russia, in break with ally, officials say CNN Politics: Why the latest White House crisis is a really big deal Roll Call: Trump … Continue reading

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When will Trump’s bumbling impact the support of his base (if ever)?

This will be the story of the day, at the very least, which is that Trump “revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. … Continue reading

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Electoral vulnerability makes a patriot out of one House Republican

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) certainly has her eye on the prize, i.e., reelection. She’s in tough to retain her seat in the 2018 midterms in a district that is trending blue. Surprise, surprise, she’s calling for an “independent investigation” into Russian … Continue reading

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New York Times: F.B.I. Director James Comey is fired by Trump Politico: Behind Comey’s firing: An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia The Hill: McCain ‘disappointed’ Trump fired Comey CNN Politics: Behind the scenes of James Comey’s epic firing NBC News: … Continue reading

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Agreeing with George Will on Donald Trump

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Trump’s executive order on church political activity doesn’t amount to much

Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday to allow tax-exempt churches to participate more actively in politics although Congress would have to act to make the order effective by addressing what is known as the Johnson Amendment. Trump’s order directs the Internal Revenue … Continue reading

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FBI Director Comey says it makes him “mildly nauseous to think we had an impact on the election.” Really?

FBI Director James B. Comey is still defending his decision to “announce last October that the bureau had reopened its investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server” and effectively hand the election and country over to Donald … Continue reading

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The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos and the 25th Amendment

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Is it possible America has elected a president who is not mentally competent?

It seems lately that a lot of people are starting to seriously question Trump’s sanity, and not in a childish name-calling sort of way. This week we are starting to hear smart, serious people wonder, with not a little fear … Continue reading

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Trump gets an early start on defining his administration ahead of 2020

Trump released a campaign-style ad on Monday declaring his first 100 days a monumental success and branding anyone who suggests otherwise, like the media, purveyors of “FAKE NEWS.” As the New York Times notes: The 30-second television advertisement and a series … Continue reading

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