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Sometimes, says Stephen Colbert, it’s nice to feature “happy stories that don’t really mean anything” — like the arrival of Britain’s new royal baby. Congratulations to Meghan and Harry.

As Colbert notes, America still has its own royal baby Donald Trump — now in the throes of his “terrible twos” as president. His mood didn’t improve when roughly 400 former federal prosecutors said “YES OBSTRUCTION” in a public letter rebuking the president’s defense mouthpiece, Attorney General William Barr.

But he had a bright moment last Friday when he and  Vladimir Putin gloated together over escaping justice for their vile attack on American democracy in 2016. Somehow, Trump never got around to discussing with the Kremlin boss what the special counsel revealed about Russia’s “active measures,” or warning him not to do it again next year.

According to Trump, Putin was “smiling” on their audio call, but the White House later explained that he meant Putin was “laughing” — about that silly “Russian hoax.”

Doesn’t Trump have a great sense of humor?

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Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Joel Greenberg, Seminole County’s disgraced former tax collector, has agreed to plead guilty to six federal crimes — including sex trafficking of a child — in a deal that calls for him to cooperate with federal investigators, according to a source with knowledge of the agreement. The deal, which will be made official during a Monday morning court hearing Greenberg is required to attend, marks a turning point in the sprawling federal investigation that has roiled Florida politics and reportedly taken aim at Greenberg’s friend and ally U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. In addition to traffic...

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