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Why Democrats don't like Joe Lieberman

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are people in Washington who would be happy to see Joe Lieberman return to public life. They just don't happen to be members of the party that once nominated him for the second highest office in the land.<p>That's what happens when you commit partisan treason.<p>Lieberman, a longtime …

Elections

Get Me Roger Stone – essential insight into Trump’s triumph

At the end of another extraordinary, shambolic week for the Trump administration, along comes a sizzling insight into all that cockeyed bedlam.<p><i>Get Me Roger Stone</i> (streaming on Netflix from Friday, May 12) arrives with exquisite timing. At any time it would be a political junkie’s delight, a …

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Trump Administration: 2017 Inauguration Donors

Trump 2017 Inauguration Donors<p>Raising nearly twice as much as Barack Obama's 2009 record of $53 million, Donald Trump pulled in inaugural funds from, …

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Ask Aaron: The week in politics - The Washington Post

Happy Friday Ask Aaron Chat No. 2.<p>LOTS of questions already in. Let's get started.<p>I was kind of struck by Trump's demeanor last night. He seemed much more emotional than we're used to seeing...as though the magnitude of the job just hit home. This isn't criticism or praise so much as semiotics.<p>How …

Politics

Could Michael Flynn Turn on Trump?

“I’ve seen the transcript,” a Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee told me recently. “It was explained to us. I don’t know why Flynn did it.” The congressman was talking about a conversation that took place in late December between Michael Flynn, then Trump’s incoming …

Government

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Jeff Sessions should absolutely not resign over these bogus Russia allegations

When President Donald Trump fired now-former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn last month for meeting with the Russian ambassador during the …

Jeff Sessions

Sessions: Meeting with Russian envoy 'hyped beyond reason'; criticism 'unfair'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" in an exclusive interview Thursday that conversations between him and the Russian ambassador to the U.S. had been "hyped beyond reason" by the media and criticism of them was "unfair."<p>"I don’t believe anybody that was in that …

World Leaders

Sessions has changed his story again and again—and he's clearly still lying

This one-on-one meeting was unique among members of the Armed Services Committee. So the question is just what did Sessions talk about with Kislyak? …

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Is President Trump redefining the Republican Party? Plus, angry voters voice discontent in town halls.

Trump riles up conservative voters at CPAC.

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The President Who Mistook his Wife for a Drape

By Joseph Giovannini Our astute new President got his priorities absolutely right on his first day in office, even before he John Hancocked his first …

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Michael Flynn’s speech at the Republican National Convention predicted his demise perfectly

The reasons President Trump picked Michael Flynn for national security adviser were pretty well known: The retired lieutenant general had experience in the murky world of U.S. intelligence, and, perhaps more important, was a fiercely loyal voice on the campaign trail — a supporter who hopped on …

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‘Suspicious’ Car Stopped at White House Checkpoint

2 months ago<p>A “suspicious” vehicle was stopped at a White House checkpoint, the Secret Service said late Saturday night, and the driver was detained. A Secret Service spokesman said uniformed officers “increased their posture of readiness” when the car—which was stolen—approached the checkpoint at …

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The Moral Improbability of the Trump Campaign

AMONG THE MANY TRUISMS of American politics that Donald Trump has defied, one stands out for encapsulating the moral improbability of his …

Big Ideas

Me on Remnick on Trump

By Pete Tosiello Last month, Ad Age named David Remnick its Editor of the Year, in an announcement which simultaneously recognized his veritable …

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The Politics of Hope: Donald Trump as an Entrepreneur of Identity

<i>Adapted from</i> Why Irrational Politics Appeals: Understanding the Allure of Trump<i>, edited by</i> <i>Mari Fitzduff, with permission from ABC–CLIO/Praeger.</i> …

Elections

It Happened Here

A President confronts an election that changes everything—and imperils his legacy.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

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A White Nationalist Who Hates Jews Will Be Trump's Right-Hand Man In The White House

President-elect Donald Trump’s first White House hire tells you everything you need to know about his commitment to his campaign’s bigoted message. …

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Election Day Dominated Facebook With Over 716M Election-Related Interactions

Courtesy of Facebook.<p>Election Day on Facebook saw an enormous spike in activity. On Nov. 8 alone, there were 115.3 million people on Facebook worldwide that generated 716.3 million likes, posts, comments and shares related to the election. There were 643 million views of election-related videos. …

Elections

Facebook: Trump leads Election Day conversation

Facebook has shared some metrics and insights into how Election Day ripples through the conversations of U.S. citizens on the most popular social media platform on the planet.<p>More than 190 million out of 310 million Americans use Facebook, according to Statista.<p>As of 8 p.m. Pacific Time today, more …

Elections

The candidate who never quit

Never in history have more people predicted a leading presidential candidate would quit the race, and never have more people been wrong. As Donald …

Elections

'Trump Tribe' Documentary An Anthropological Study Of Trump Cult

<b>Once again we turn to the cinematic mirror to better understand the world we live in.</b><p>Endless amounts of terabytes of information have been written about the 40% portion of the American voting population who support Donald Trump. But, curiously, these people and their motivations still seem to be a …

Documentaries

US Election 2016: Melania Trump says America has become 'too mean and too rough' - US asks 'has she met her own husband Donald?'

• <b>Melania Trump gives rare campaign speech in Pennsylvania</b>• <b><br>Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Pharrell Williams in North Carolina</b>• <b><br>Donald Trump, Barack Obama trade barbs at campaign stops</b>• <b><br>FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton could result in indictment</b>• <b><br>Clinton ticking back upwards in national …

Elections

Is Donald Trump a fascist?

Labeling a politician a fascist is not usually helpful. The word is chucked around so much that it has lost most of its explanatory force. As long …

Democracy

I friended a bunch of Trump voters. It's been a fascinating week.

I began a mini-experiment after the election: Facebook-friend every Trump voter I interviewed this year. I hope to dish up more diverse political …

Liberal POV

7 photos that capture the absurdity of this election season

<b>The 2016 presidential campaign</b> has inspired a visual backlash to business as usual, targeting<b></b> the typical posturing, rituals, and coronations. From …

Elections

Paul Ryan and allies brace for fallout in leadership race from Trump backers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Top House Republicans are moving to quiet dissent over Speaker's Paul Ryan's rocky relationship with Donald Trump as some on the far right of the GOP conference are threatening to stir up trouble in leadership elections next month.<p>Regardless of what happens on Election Day, Ryan …

U.S. Congress

'Things are not good': Republicans may be on the verge of losing their Senate majority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Party's two-year run in the majority of the U.S. Senate is at serious risk and may well end on Nov. 8, senior congressional aides said on Wednesday, blaming Donald Trump as a drag on down-ballot Republican candidates.<p>With 13 days to go before elections, several …

Elections

Real-Life RoboCop: Dubai's Police Force is Getting Android Reinforcements Next Year

Excuse Me, Officer…<p>Dubai will soon find robot cops patrolling its streets. A prototype of the new android police officer was seen patrolling the …

Robots

The year late night picked a side

Since Donald Trump joined the presidential race, late night hosts have pulled out the stops to take him on.<p>Late night hosts from Johnny Carson on have always gone after political figures, and the hosts this year haven't given Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton a free pass, but 2016 is different in …

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