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Trump spent the weekend tweeting about Russia. He lied, a lot.

Here are the three biggest whoppers from a very long list.<p>Even by his standards, President Trump has been on a Twitter rampage since special counsel Robert Mueller started indicting Russians for election interference last Friday. Trump has sent 16 tweets on the topic in the three days following the …

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Trump falsely claims he never said Russia did not meddle

"Every time he sees me he says I didn't do that and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it."<p>Special Counsel Robert Mueller on …

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Watch years of Paul Ryan giving the same impotent response to mass shootings

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Why we can't, as Paul Ryan suggests, 'collect the facts' on guns

The pattern is painfully familiar: there’s a mass shooting; much of the public looks to policymakers to take new steps to protect Americans; the …

Guns

8 indisputable facts about the Russia investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Friday's news that special counsel Robert Mueller had announced indictments against 13 Russians for their alleged roles in a massive -- and complex -- attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 election is a major moment in the investigation.<p>It marks the point at which no sane person can …

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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

Cable news hosts have had it with politicians who say it’s not time to talk about guns

Florida’s deadly shooting has inspired cable news hosts to call out politicians who refuse to to act on guns<p>Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 killed and 14 others wounded, five in critical condition, has spurred several cable news hosts to call out politicians …

Guns

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.<p>The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed …

Guns

Screw the Children

We’d Rather Have Our Guns (or, the Valentine’s Day Massacre Redefined)<p>We start our family dinner with the same round-robin question every night, but …

Guns

Bannon limits answers to House after seeing Mueller

The former Trump political adviser met with the House Intelligence Committee, and has also had multiple meetings with special counsel Robert Mueller in recent days.<p>Former adviser Steve Bannon answered questions about Russian election interference before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday …

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Our Collective Impotence Feeds the Power of Guns

We’ve discussed it many times. Most of us realize it: one of the great ironies, perhaps tragedies of the “gun control” debate is that it has been …

Guns

Trump Administration Moves To Preemptively Kill DACA's Last Best Chance

On Wednesday night, a group of Republican and Democratic senators nailed down a difficult compromise on immigration that has been weeks in the …

Immigration

More than 50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons

The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.<p>Related<p>The number of U.S. mass shootings depends on how you count<p>Public mass shootings account for a tiny fraction of the …

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17 WTF Items From Donald Trump's Budget

He gave the rich a tax cut – and now the president's budget takes aim at the poor<p>Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no …

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Mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map

In December 2012, a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children, six adults, and himself. Since then, there have been at least 1,126 mass shootings, with at least 1,252 people killed and 4,453 wounded.<p>The counts come from the Gun Violence Archive, …

Guns

What the new tax law will do to your mortgage interest deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) trimmed two important tax breaks for homeowners and left another big one completely untouched. In my last column, I …

Personal Finance

Ex-GOP rep slams his own party: 'We are less safe' because Republicans let Trump accuse Democrats of 'treason'

President Donald Trump suggested Democrats who refused to applaud him during his State of the Union are “treasonous” — and according to a Republican …

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Report: Dem Who Saw Underlying Materials Says Nunes Memo ‘Deliberately Misleading’

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the top ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and one of a small handful of lawmakers to have seen the …

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5 Points On How The Nunes Memo Is Basically One Big Self-Own

On Friday, the House Republican memo heralded by some as the death knell for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s …

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Devin Nunes didn't read the intel behind his own memo

The <i>Washington Post</i> reported late yesterday that Donald Trump became more familiar with the so-called “Nunes memo” during a conversation with a pair …

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Politico: Trump's Saturday Night Massacre Happening Right Before Our Eyes

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Study confirms carbon pollution has ended the era of stable climate

We have rapidly warmed past the warmest periods of the last 11,000 years.<p>Recent temperatures experienced across Europe and North America are …

Climate Change

The sketchy past of the man at the center of the Republicans’ memo obsession

Carter Page, an unlikely choice for American hero.<p>The infamous Republican House Intelligence Committee memo, which alleges abuses by the FBI in its …

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The Nunes fiasco grows more preposterous by the hour

The Post reports:<p>The long-simmering feud between President Trump and the Justice Department erupted into open conflict Wednesday when the FBI publicly challenged the president’s expected release of a contentious and classified memo related to the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.In a …

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The press walked right into Devin Nunes’ trap

Somehow, Nunes transformed the most ordinary political tactic into a circus.<p>It is literally the most banal story in Washington: A Republican …

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Trump squares off with a (new) FBI director

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has already canned one FBI director.<p>Now's he's getting close to the point of no return with his replacement.<p>The bureau's public call for the White House to halt publication of a Republican memo condemning its conduct in the Russia investigation puts FBI Director …

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Poof. There goes Republicans’ favorite conspiracy theory about the FBI.

It's a bad day to be Sean Hannity.<p>For weeks, Republicans have been obsessed with FBI agent Peter Strzok, suggesting that he was part of a cabal …

Government

GOPers Downplayed FBI Concerns On Memo, Transcript Suggests

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee appeared to downplay the FBI’s concerns about the release of a controversial memo put together by …

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The FBI just gave us another reason to be skeptical of the GOP memo criticizing the bureau

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>A GOP memo alleging mistakes -- and even potential political bias -- in the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation looks like it will soon be public. President Trump can decide any day now to release it, after the Republican-controlled House committee voted to get it out …

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Mark Warner: ‘We’ve Had New Information That Raises More Questions’

The top Democrat on the Senate's Russia investigation says he's worried about what he's just learned.<p><i>Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>Congress late last year received “extraordinarily important new documents” in its investigation of President …

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