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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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New York Times: G.O.P. Senators, pulling away from Trump, have ‘a lot less fear of him’ ABC News: Comey associates predict public testimony, describe discomfort with Trump dinner Washington Post: Political chaos in Washington is a return on investment for … 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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FBI Director Comey asked for more resources for Russia probe days before being fired

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New York Times: Sense of crisis deepens as Trump defends F.B.I. firing CNN Politics: Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn The Hill: FBI firing leaves Russia probe in uncertainty Politico: GOP scrambles to shield agenda from Comey fallout NBC News: … 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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CNN Politics: After Yates, more questions for the Trump White House The Hill: Trump White House eyes Warren as potential 2020 foe New  York Times: The Kushners and their golden visas Politico: Republicans war over taxes Roll Call: Senate Democrats … Continue reading

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Politico: White House health care victory short-lived as Russia probe looms New York Times: Why Macron won: Luck, skill and France’s dark history The Hill: The 43 people who might run against Trump in 2020 Roll Call: 24 House Republicans … Continue reading

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New York Times: Macron campaign says it was target of a ‘massive’ hacking attack CNN News: This bill could leave millions uninsured The Hill: Five changes the Senate could make to the ObamaCare repeal bill Roll Call: Health care vote takes away GOP’s offensive … 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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Politico: House investigators invite Sally Yates to testify on Russia New York Times: Attack on Champs-Élysées injects more uncertainty into French vote CNN: Russia tried to use Trump advisers to infiltrate campaign The Hill: Trump becomes wild card in spending … Continue reading

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Politico: CEOs gaining power in Trump’s White House New York Times: U.S. takes sharper tone on Russia’s role in Syria Roll Call: Trump: US-Russia Relations May Be at an ‘All-Time Low’ The Hill: Trump faces risky ObamaCare choice ABC News: FBI’s … Continue reading

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Politico: Dems to unveil populist agenda showing Sanders’ sway New York Times: Trump’s shift on Russia brings geopolitical whiplash The Hill: GOP infighting imperils agenda Roll Call: With enthusiasm high, Democrats school potential candidates on realities of running CNBC: Republicans … Continue reading

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Politico: Trump takes control of the GOP machine The Hill: Syrian strike changes little for polarizing Trump New York Times: On Trump’s Syria strategy, one voice is missing: Trump’s NBC News: Tillerson’s tough Russia visit is not the meeting either Side planned Chicago Tribune: … Continue reading

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The Hill: Dems winning fight over wall Politico: Haley escalates rhetoric on Russia over Syria Roll Call: Hill frustrated by Trump administration’s lack of long-term Syria plan New York Times: U.S. strike on Syria brings fleeting hope to those caught … Continue reading

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Politico: Syria strike gives Trump anti-Kremlin credential ABC News: What’s next in Syria after US airstrikes NBC News: Trump’s options for North Korea include placing nukes in South Korea The Hill: White House frustrated by palace intrigue Roll Call: Dems … Continue reading

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With Trump’s Russia connection, Dems should take what they can get

We are likely to see many fluffy pieces on the likelihood that Trump will be impeached from now until he leaves the White House, whether in handcuffs or not. The latest round of commentary centres on a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow with Clinton Watts on Russian “active measures”

Rachel Maddow interviewed everyone’s favourite former FBI agent, Clinton Watts, this week. Watts testified earlier at the Senate Intelligence Committee. There were a number of interesting points raised in the Maddow interchange, but the most important may be that it … Continue reading

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Trump promoted Russian fake news during the campaign

During yesterday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, former FBI special agent Clinton Watts was asked why Russian fake news operations worked so well. His response was that they had an apparently willing accomplice in candidate Trump.

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Trump and Flynn on immunity – simply scrumptious

Now that former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has asked for immunity from prosecution to say what he knows about Russian hacking of the 2016 election, it didn’t take long for nearly everyone to find the clips of Flynn and … Continue reading

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