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Republicans Dispatch Trump to Save a House Seat

“Republicans are scrambling to save a heavily conservative House seat in western Pennsylvania, dispatching President Trump to the district on Thursday while preparing a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to stave off another embarrassing special election defeat in a district that was [...]

Senate Democrats Make Hard Turn Left Ahead of 2020

New York Times: “The next presidential election is nearly three years away, but in the Capitol the race is already unfolding, with no fewer than six senators — Mr. Booker and Ms. Harris, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of [...]

Republicans Don’t Have Votes to Prevent Shutdown

“House Republicans are short of the votes they need to avoid a government shutdown, but Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders remain confident they will pass a stopgap funding measure when it comes to the floor on Thursday,” Politico reports. [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“I’ve lost all trust in Durbin.” — President Trump, in an interview with Reuters, blaming Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) for leaking details of an immigration meeting when the president called certain nations “shitholes.”

Retirements Are Nice, Beating Incumbents Matters More

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On the Cusp of Obesity

Slate notes one result from President Trump’s medical exam “was conspicuously abnormal: the president’s body mass index.” “At 6’3” and 239 pounds, Trump’s BMI is 29.9, exactly 0.1 units shy of one big league distinction: obesity. Remarkably, the president was [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I guess they all realized they were going to have to leave it to a president that scored the highest on tests.” — President Trump, in an interview with Reuters, blaming his three immediate predecessors, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush [...]

Kelly Says Some of Trump’s Pledges Were ‘Uninformed’

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told Democratic lawmakers that the United States “will never construct a physical wall along the entire stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and some of President Trump’s campaign promises on immigration were ‘uninformed,'” the [...]

Odds of a Shutdown Grow

Caitlin Owens: “A government shutdown is looking more likely as hardliners in both parties dig in, meaning Congress may not have the votes to pass a spending bill by the end of the week. But again, it’s only Wednesday, and [...]

Trump Rejects ‘Horrible’ Immigration Deal

President Trump aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticizing a proposed bipartisan deal as “horrible” on border security and “very, very weak” on reforms for the legal immigration system, Reuters reports. Said Trump: “It’s the opposite of what [...]

What Bannon Told Congress

Jonathan Swan: “Steve Bannon made one conspicuous slip up in his closed-door hearing on Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee… Bannon admitted that he’d had conversations with Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and legal spokesman Mark Corallo about Don Junior’s infamous [...]

Trump Says Russia Helping North Korea Skirt Sanctions

President Trump said that Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting “closer every day” to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States, Reuters reports. Said Trump: [...]

Americans Split on Whether Trump Is Mentally Stable

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters disapprove of the job President Trump is doing, 57% to 38%. Key finding: “Wide gender, racial and political gaps leave American voters divided on whether Trump is ‘mentally stable,’ as 45% say he [...]

Quote of the Day

“An American president who cannot take criticism — who must constantly deflect and distort and distract — who must find someone else to blame — is charting a very dangerous path. And a Congress that fails to act as a [...]

Bannon Strikes Deal to Avoid Grand Jury

“Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury,” CNN reports. “He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel.”

Doctor Says Trump Has Heart Disease

CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said that he believes tests reveal that President Trump has heart disease, The Hill reports. Gupta said dating back to 2009, President Trump started to have “these tests that are actually looking for [...]

Is Trump Counting on a Terrorist Attack?

Washington Post: “In private conversations, Trump has told advisers that he doesn’t think the 2018 election has to be as bad as others are predicting. He has referenced the 2002 midterms, when George W. Bush and Republicans fared better after [...]

Porn Star Describes Her Affair with Trump

Porn star Stormy Daniels tells In Touch that she had sex with Donald Trump in his Lake Tahoe, NV, hotel suite in 2006 — a story that was corroborated by her good friend Randy Spears and supported by her ex-husband. [...]

Trump Has Lost All Credibility on Capitol Hill

Politico: “On the cusp of a deal for the second time with Democrats to enshrine protections for 700,000 young undocumented immigrants, Trump once again destroyed the underpinnings of the potential agreement… So now, instead of securing a bipartisan deal to [...]

Cuomo Has $30 Million War Chest

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) “raised an average of more than $32,000 per day for the last six months, according to campaign finance reports, and has now amassed a $30.5 million campaign chest in 2018 that so far has [...]

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