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Charlottesville: Reporters should stop being pundits | Mulshiine

After a couple of years during which Donald Trump has done so much to make the jobs of those of us in the media easier and more entertaining, I am …

Black Lives Matter

Nixon | American Experience

<b>Part One: The Quest</b><p><b>Narrator:</b> Richard Nixon was one of the most important American presidents of the second half of the 20th century -- and also the …

History

FBI Raids Ex Trump Aide’s Home as Russia Investigation Intensifies

<b>Washington:</b> A raid on the Virginia home of President Donald Trump’s former 2016 election campaign manager showed an investigation of possible ties …

Donald Trump

FBI raid on ex-Trump aide's home shows Russia probe intensifies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A raid on the Virginia home of President Donald Trump’s former 2016 election campaign manager showed an investigation of possible ties between the campaign and Russia is intensifying and focused on the financial dealings of Trump associates, sources familiar with the probe …

Politics

Tourism and Economic Impact of Republican Convention — Even Researchers Can't Agree

Economic impact studies sought by the host committee for last summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland have reached differing conclusions …

Republican National Convention

Top 10 Surprising Mike Pence Facts Many Of His Biggest Supporters Don't Even Know

Advertisement - story continues below<p>Vice President Mike Pence hit the national spotlight a little over a year ago, when then candidate Donald Trump …

Conservative View

FLASHBACK: Hilariously Wrong Political Analysis at Politicon 2016

This weekend the annual Politicon political convention returns to Pasadena, California. There will be many panels and discussions but how seriously …

Elections

House approves new Russia sanctions, defying Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to slap new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to obtain lawmakers’ permission before easing any sanctions on Moscow, in a rare rebuke of the Republican president.<p>It was unclear how quickly …

World Leaders

A Politics in Crisis

HEFFNER: I’m Alexander Heffner, your host on <b>The Open Mind</b>. One of my most admired veteran political analysts, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word, Lawrence …

Democracy

White: Donald Trump won’t attend MayMac

President Donald Trump is a major MMA fan.<p>Back in 2001, the UFC was losing money, was purchased from SEG by ZUFFA, and continued losing money. …

Donald Trump

Trump supporter who said Hillary ‘should be shot’ gets prime seat at bill signing

A supporter of President Trump who repeatedly said during the campaign that Hillary Clinton “should be shot” for committing treason had one of the …

Elections

Why Is the FBI Whitewashing the Steve Scalise Shooting Into “Workplace Violence”

In 2009, an Army psychiatrist, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, killed or wounded 46 persons at Fort Hood, Texas. Though Hasan’s motives were abundantly …

Steve Scalise

The FBI’s Briefing On The GOP Baseball Shooting Couldn’t Have Been More Bizarre

The FBI gave an utterly bizarre update on its investigation into an attempt to assassinate Republican members of Congress. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) …

New York Times

Soft launch of my podcast: The Long Game

Check out the first episode here. It’s also on iTunes. I’ve done four or five interviews already that I’ll be putting out in the coming days.<p><b>The Long</b> …

Politics

How to Influence Trump

George Conway, the wealthy conservative lawyer and husband of Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s counsellor, prefers to stay in the background. In the nineteen-nineties, he was the hidden author of a successful Supreme Court brief that argued that Paula Jones’s sexual-harassment lawsuit against …

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First Read’s Morning Clips: Blindsided

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Blindsided</b><p>Trump’s national security team was blindsided by his failure to commit to the collective defense principle during his NATO speech, POLITICO reports. More: “Added a senior White House official, “There was a fully coordinated other speech everybody else had worked on”—and it …

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Enthusiastic or wary, Georgia Republicans come to terms with Trump

Augusta —<p>When Georgia’s Republican Convention last convened a year ago, Donald Trump was at the tip of every activist’s tongue, whether they …

Elections

Donald Trump’s “Screw You” to the World

On Thursday, a fine spring day in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump took to the podium in the White House’s Rose Garden and announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris climate-change agreement. In doing so, he was ignoring the advice of his senior economic advisers, many of his …

Politics

What happens when America retreats from the world?

Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, …

Elections

A Timeline: Russia and President Trump

To keep everything in one location, here's an updated summary (so far)<p><b>1979:</b> Roger Stone is introduced to Donald Trump by notorious attorney Roy Cohn. <i>[Added March 27, 2017]</i>• <b><br>1980:</b> Roger Stone founds a lobbying practice with Paul Manafort; Trump becomes one of Stone’s first clients. In the 1980s, Trump …

Donald Trump

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 …

Israel

John Doyle: 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 …

Donald Trump

11 Suggestions for a Populist Agenda

President Trump’s victory has been ascribed to a recognition on his part, and that of Steve Bannon, that identity politics was a game that any number …

Conservative View

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, …

Donald Trump

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 …

Michael Flynn

CNN: Officials Have Evidence That Trump Associates 'Coordinated With Russians'

On Wednesday, CNN reported what many of us who closely follow the Russian hacking scandal have expected for months: The FBI has evidence of contacts …

Donald Trump

Watch CNN Smack Down Democrats Pushing Russian-Trump Links, Despite Having Zero Evidence

As Congress begins to look into the Russian interference of the 2016 election, Democrats seem to be getting a bit giddy about the possible ties …

Donald Trump

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

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