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Cohen may have the smoking gun

It is hard to exaggerate the potential significance of the news, first reported by CNN, that the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, can testify that Donald Trump both knew in advance and approved of the June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower between his campaign’s high command and Kremlin …

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What Amazon Gets About Customers (That You Probably Don't)

The surprising thing? It's so crazy simple.<p>Let's say you order a PlayStation on Amazon, as a Christmas present for your son. This was delivered to your doorstep; your neighbor signed for it, and left it on your front porch.<p>But then it mysteriously vanished. Now you have to fork out a few hundred …

DOJ touts effects of surge of immigration judges sent to border

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sending immigration judges to the border has resulted in thousands of more cases being handled, the Justice Department announced Wednesday, though a substantial backlog in the immigration courts remain.<p>The Justice Department released new statistics on Wednesday touting the …

Many of Trump's old videos are now unavailable on the Trump Organization's YouTube

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of the YouTube videos Donald Trump appeared in prior to his presidential campaign, in which Trump often shared his thoughts on politics, are no longer available on the Trump Organization's channel.<p>In the four years leading up to Trump's run for President, the Trump Organization …

Fox News’ on-air graphic about Trump sends Twitter into a frenzy

A Fox News chyron on Tuesday practically was begging for Twitter’s input—and they didn’t disappoint.<p>The chyron—the name for lower-third graphic …

Inside The 'Shakespearean Irony' Of Trump And Bannon's Relationship

In August 2016, three months before the presidential election, Republican nominee Donald Trump was behind in the polls. Instead of staying on message, the candidate was engaged in a politically damaging fight with the parents of an Army captain killed in Iraq.<p>On Aug. 17, in an effort to change …

It's (Still) Never Trump's Fault

With the latest collapse of the Obamacare repeal, the president has wasted political capital, squandered a reputation for dealmaking, and shown himself to be a poor strategist and tactician.<p>It’s a typically hot and sticky July in Washington, but in some ways it feels just like late March all over …

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“Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal

Why the collusion story begins with money, not politics.<p>“To understand the roots of the collusion, set aside Putin and follow the money.”<p>That’s what Seva Gunitsky, a politics professor at the University of Toronto and the author of <i>Aftershocks</i>, told me in a September interview. I reached out to …

Only Mexico City has the cojones for the Trump/They Live Billboard!

A few months ago my artist pal Mitch O'Connell launched a crowdfunded plan to pay tribute to the cult classic movie <i>They Live</i>, about a race of space …

New Poll Shows Lots of Bad News for Trump

Americans express dislike for GOP health bill, would rather have Obama or Clinton as president<p>A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey finds the bad …

There is more evidence Russia interfered in the election. Fewer Trump supporters believe it.

Trump supporters won’t believe what the Trumps already admitted.<p>The evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election has only grown since Donald Trump took office. Yet a whopping <i>72 percent</i> of Trump voters believe the whole story is “fake news.” A mere 14 percent believe there’s …

Trump set out to uproot Obama's legacy. So far, that's failed

Rarely has a president taken office so focused on undoing his predecessor's works as Donald Trump. Six months in, he has little to show.<p>Monday brought twin blows. Not only did the Affordable Care Act survive another Republican repeal effort, maintaining President Obama's signature domestic …

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Trump and Putin Held a Second, Undisclosed, Private Conversation

WASHINGTON — Hours into a dinner with world leaders who had gathered for the Group of 20 summit meeting, President Trump left his chair at the sprawling banquet table and headed to where President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was seated.<p>The two presidents had met earlier in the day for the first …