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Prices May Fall for Trump Tower Condos

Chicago Tribune: “Chicago’s Trump Tower has an unusually large number of condominiums for sale and for rent, and real estate agents predict that a glut of available units in the building may pressure owners to drop their prices. Already renters [...]

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

Jack Shafer: “The national media really does work in a bubble, something that wasn’t true as recently as 2008. And the bubble is growing more extreme. Concentrated heavily along the coasts, the bubble is both geographic and political. If you’re [...]

Quote of the Day

“I’m not happy to have to pass this on. I’m very, very troubled to have to pass this on. And I want to say at the outset that I hope my interpretation is wrong, and I hope this is not [...]

Dent Still Won’t Back Obamacare Repeal

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), leader of the centrist Tuesday Group, told the Washington Examiner that he still opposes the House Republican healthcare repeal bill, saying that a proposed compromise does not address his key concerns. Said Dent: “Based on what [...]

Trudeau Admits Father’s Influence Helped Brother

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau admitted that his late brother was once charged with marijuana possession – and that their father’s resources and connections helped make the charge “go away,” the Guardian reports. Said Trudeau: “He reached out to his [...]

Ex-Christie Aide Will Now Work for Cuomo

Maria Comella, a former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is crossing party lines to become New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) new chief of staff, CNN reports. “Comella also has a long history of working on [...]

Romney’s Nephew to Run for Colorado Governor

Doug Robinson, who is Mitt Romney’s nephew, is running for governor of Colorado, the Denver Post reports. “The Denver investment banker declared his candidacy for the 2018 race in a letter sent to Republican activists and launched online advertisements directed to [...]

Support for Immigration and Trade Hit New Highs

“Americans’ support for immigration and free trade hit record highs in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey, just three months after the inauguration of a president who pledged to curtail both.” “Six in 10 Americans said immigration helps the [...]

Obama Will Be Paid $400K for Speech

Former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald’s healthcare conference this September, the Washington Examiner reports. Matthew Yglesias: “That’s so much cash, for so little work, that it would be extraordinarily difficult for anyone to [...]

GOP Lawmaker Invested In Company He Tried to Help

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) purchased $2.2 million worth of stock in Innate Immunotherapeutics as part of its initial public offering in late 2013, the Daily Beast reports. “The IPO prospectus said Innate would seek FDA approval of its drug to [...]

White House Won’t Provide Flynn Documents

The White House declined to provide documents related to President Trump’s former national security adviser that the panel investigating Michael Flynn had requested, CNN reports. “Whether Flynn properly disclosed payments from foreign governments on his security clearance application is the [...]

Young Voters Still Don’t Like Trump

A new Harvard IOP poll finds that just 32% of 18 to 29 year old Americans approve of President Trump’s job performance overall.

Are Wisconsin and Pennsylvania Turning Red?

Stuart Rothenberg: “If 2016 was a realignment, it was a shallow one. Yes, the Republican presidential nominee carried Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, but the margins were extremely narrow: just over 44,000 votes out of over 6 million cast in Pennsylvania and [...]

Imagining an Alternative Trump Presidency

Gerald Seib: “This presidency wouldn’t have started with polarizing issues guaranteed to back both parties further into their corners: aiming to repeal the Democrats’ signature health-care law and imposing a ban on travel from a set of Muslim-majority countries as [...]

Iran Prisoner Swap Wasn’t What It Seemed

“When President Barack Obama announced the ‘one-time gesture’ of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who ‘were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses’ last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran [...]

GOP Lawmakers Not Happy with Trump Tax Plan

Playbook: “The White House yesterday sent out the message that they planned to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent — fulfilling a campaign-season promise. Is this an opening negotiating position or what Trump wants to achieve? We don’t [...]

Why Trump’s Lies Don’t Seem to Matter

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Are Democrats Overlooking Their Problems?

Politico: “Trump’s first 100 days in office appear to have resuscitated the party, if for no reason other than the rank-and-file loathe him so deeply and furiously. Grassroots activism and organizing is surging. Irate Democrats are flooding GOP town halls [...]

Americans Don’t Want to Repeal Obamacare

A new ABC News-Washington Post poll finds just 37% of Americans say Obamacare should be repealed and replaced; 61% say it should be kept and fixed instead. Even more broadly, the public by 79% to 13% says Trump should seek [...]

French Parties Unite to Defeat Marine Le Pen

“Not since World War II has the anti-immigrant far right been closer to gaining power in France. With her second-place finish on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election, Marine Le Pen has dragged her National Front party [...]

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