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Steve Bannon Is Out To Knife Paul Ryan Once Again; Gingrich Or Santorum Possible...

Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows is hopping mad at the entire GOP leadership and Donald Trump since Tuesday’s DACA debacle, followed by the debt ceiling/Hurricane Harvey relief which Republican Senator Ben Sasse characterized as the...
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"Mike Pence Would Be No Relief." A Hoosier Writes NYT And It’s Going Viral

This resident in the congressional district which Mike Pence used to represent in Indiana isn’t saying anything here that we don’t already know, but he does say what everybody needs to hear about Mike Pence. He is no savior waiting in the wings, he’s...
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World’s greatest negotiator gives Democrats everything they want

The House voted Wednesday to provide $7.85 billion in Harvey relief, 419-3, starting the process for the month's major work: a debt ceiling increase, a continuing resolution funding government, and disaster relief. It's looking like all of those things...
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Franken announces attempt to block Trump judicial nominee

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) will not give his approval for Donald Trump's pick of Minnesota state Supreme Court Justice David Stras for the 8th Circuit Court. The Senate has traditionally allowed home state senators to approve or oppose nominees to the...
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Obama slams Trump’s DACA repeal, ‘contrary to our spirit and to common sense’

President Obama has offered his thoughts on Donald Trump’s cruel decision to rescind the DACA program that protects 800,000 hardworking immigrants who came to the United States as children and know no other home. There is pain and comfort in Obama’s...
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Congress returns from summer break, determined to do damage

Since Donald Trump encamped at the White House, Congress has accomplished … if not nothing, something very like it. They’ve passed the usual amount of post office naming bills, and swung the Congressional Review Act like a dead cat, knocking down rules...
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Trump is putting congressional Republicans in a tough place with DACA punt

The Republican Congress is already broken—witness its repeated efforts at healthcare repeal—and now Donald Trump is piling on the pressure. Trump is expected to punt the fate of the Dreamers into congressional hands by saying he’ll end Deferred Action...
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The Only Viable Exit Strategy: A ‘Benign’ Way Extricate Us from the Trump...

There really is no longer serious question about Donald Trump's fitness for the presidency.   He is a clear-and-present danger to the country, the world and the Republican party.  The latter is important because, like it or not, the fact is that...
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Cenk takes "6 months" in the Office pool

Brilliant analysis, and a hopeful prediction. Having predicted Trump’s rise to power, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks is now predicting Trump’s inevitable fall...
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Facing a potential midterm drubbing, Trump administration ponders the next shiny object for the...

Even Donald Trump's own administration knows that the dumpster fire that is Donald Trump is threatening to burn the whole Republican Party down, come the midterm elections of 2018. The plan they're ...

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