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Friday, April 20, 2018
Matthew Cooper

White House: Don’t Question Gen. Kelly!

That seems to be what happened at the White House press briefing Friday afternoon as she took questions about dramatic and controversial remarks by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday, when he lashed out at a Democratic congresswoman over the president’s call to an Army widow.

October 21, 2017

Joe Biden Says Donald Trump Makes The World Dangerous

Former Vice President Joe Biden took aim at Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that the president “doesn’t understand governance” and claimed that one European prime minister had told him that the mogul reminds him of Mussolini, the Italian Fascist.

October 18, 2017

Fox News Salivates About Reopening Of Clinton Case

You might be focused on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s beef that Comey inappropriately inserted himself into the Hillary Clinton emails case by opening about her possible guilt last summer and then chiming in on the reopened investigation days before the election.

May 13, 2017
Comey testimony, Gorsuch nomination, Trumpcare vote this week

Hectic: Comey Testimony, Gorsuch Nomination, And Trumpcare Looming This Week

A potentially crucial week in Congress begins with James Comey’s testimony in the House on Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election and Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings in the Senate.

March 19, 2017
Trump, Tone

Why Trump Changed His Tone

Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday was a bold attempt to push forward his trademark nationalist agenda—protectionism, restrictions on immigration, a military buildup—but it was also notable for the ways in which he tried to protect himself from charges of racism and xenophobia.

March 1, 2017
Anti-Trump Lawyers

Meet The Lawyers Of The Anti-Trump Resistance

The Trump revolution was born out of an explosion of anger at politics as usual, but it may be thwarted by something more banal—the diligent, daily work of attorneys filing briefs, injunctions, suits, and complaints. One thing the lawyers of the anti-Trump resistance have going for them: the president has been sloppy.

February 11, 2017
Cory Booker, Sessions

Cory Booker Chooses His Moment

Booker was free to speak out against Sessions in any other forum, including on the Senate floor when the nomination comes for a vote. But he made the unprecedented choice to do so during the Sessions nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

January 12, 2017
tax cut

Will Trump Flout The Constitution’s Gifts Clause?

The Constitution puts Congress in charge of enforcing the gift ban, and so the Republican-controlled House and Senate could grant him waivers. If Trump is allowed to flout the Constitution, it would be a supreme irony.

December 7, 2016
Delegates wave Michelle Obama signs as she speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Democrats Are Actually Unified

By Thursday, the divisions on display at Monday’s Democratic National Convention will have vanished. Hillary Clinton will be the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party in the U.S.

July 26, 2016