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Donald Trump suffered his first loss in a series of fights with Congress over demands for records production, this time involving his private financial records. Federal judge Amit P. Mehta ordered accounting firm Mazars to comply with a House subpoena that demands several years of Trump’s business records, rejecting the argument that the subpoena served
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Wasn’t this the party of change, a party looking for fresh faces to lead the faithful to progressive places? If so, then Washington Post reporters Annie Linskey and Michael Scherer wonder how Joe Biden became the dominant polling frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. This looks like the least likely election cycle for a nostalgia
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Former Vice President Joe Biden “relaunched” his campaign yesterday with a rousing speech before his supporters in Philadelphia. (How many times is he going to need to launch this rocket with a twenty point lead?) While Uncle Joe had plenty to say, there was much that was missing when compared to the hot chaff streaming
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Scott Morrison was not supposed to continue to be Australia’s Prime Minister. Polls had consistently shown his Liberal Party, which is a center-right party, trailing the center-left Labor Party for several months. But to everyone’s surprise, the right-leaning party pulled it out. Morrison, who is an evangelical Christian, called it a miracle. From CNN: In
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The special counsel may have had his fill of Washington. Robert Mueller sent his regrets to Jerrold Nadler over the House Judiciary chair’s Russiagate party this week, Nadler told Politico yesterday. The committee will push off its hearing to take Mueller’s testimony until next month, but thus far it’s looking as though Mueller might not
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A bombshell comment, but perhaps more flash than impact. In an interview with Yahoo’s Michael Isikoff, former FBI general counsel James Baker says that a sharp disagreement arose within the bureau over how to brief president-elect Donald Trump on the Christopher Steele dossier. Some, including then-director James Comey, wanted to assure Trump that he was
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More to the point, William Barr can’t stop Robert Mueller from testifying, and the Attorney General knows it. Barr tells the Wall Street Journal that he’s not even involved in negotiations for Mueller’s testimony to congressional committees. He just wants to get back to his normal job: Attorney General William Barr denied he is standing in
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I know that everyone is going to see the headline of the latest Zogby Analytics poll of President Trump’s approval ratings and think “outlier.” And perhaps that will prove to be the case, but their numbers still definitely have a lot of good news for the Trump administration and their background hints that this could
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Does this mean that Jerrold Nadler has decided not to take the bait? CNBC’s John Harwood asked the House Judiciary chair whether Donald Trump wants to “goad Congress into impeachment,” or whether the president’s just too impulsive to strategize to that extent. Nadler doesn’t quite take Harwood’s bait either, but says that the House is
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One could headline this New York Times article thusly: War planners gotta warplan. Administration sources told Eric Schmitt and Julian Barnes that the acting Secretary of Defense has updated the US plans to deal with military provocations by Iran or its proxies, reportedly after prompting by “hard-liners.” Even the Times reporters note that the scale doesn’t really look
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Fact check: True, but likely not a comprehensive list. For some strange reason, CNN held an election-style town hall featuring former FBI director James Comey last night, with questions covering the gamut of the now-closed Russiagate investigation. This format is used by the broadcaster almost exclusively for presidential candidates these days.  Does CNN believe that
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It may have backfired as a political argument, but self-deportation might be the new reality anyway. Politico reports today that “voluntary departures” of illegal immigrants have soared during Donald Trump’s presidency, although the “voluntary” nature of those decisions might be debatable. Scaled-up enforcement and get-tough policies have incentivized people to give up and go home:
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