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Democrats Demand Full CBO Analysis of GOP Bill

“Democratic congressional leaders are demanding a full budget analysis of the latest Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, a move that threatens to stall the legislation ahead of a critical Sept. 30 deadline,” Politico reports. “Democratic leaders say they fear Senate [...]

Trump Will Exit Paris Climate Deal

“President Trump’s chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, emphasized to foreign climate and energy officials on Monday that the U.S. still intends to withdraw from the Paris climate accord,” Bloomberg reports. “Speculation that Trump would reverse course and remain in the [...]

New York Women Want the ‘Ivanka Look’

“A New York plastic surgeon says that since the 2016 Republican primaries, he has seen a deluge of patients who want to look like Ivanka Trump,” the New York Post reports. “Dr. Norman Rowe says that since last summer, up [...]

Quote of the Day

“I’m a cop through and through. You can never take that out of somebody. When somebody says that — you know, those those recordings came out regarding sexual assaults. If the statute of limitations was still in existence, and he [.....

How Party Bosses Pick the Politicians In New York

New York Times: “For decades, New York seats have traded hands this way in what amounts to one of the last, most powerful vestiges of Tammany Hall-style politics in the state. Election laws here grant politicians and local political power [...]

What Really Happened in 2016

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Obama Heads to Wall Street

Bloomberg: “Last month, just before her book What Happened was published, Barack Obama spoke in New York to clients of Northern Trust Corp. for about $400,000, a person familiar with his appearance said. Last week, he reminisced about the White [...]

Trump Backers Blame Republicans First

Washington Post: “These churchgoers are at the heart of the dilemma nagging Republican leaders as they struggle to forge a path between the Grand Old Party and the Party of Trump. These voters don’t consider themselves Republicans. They are first [...]

White House Officials Worry Colleagues are Wired

New York Times: “The uncertainty has grown to the point that White House officials privately express fear that colleagues may be wearing a wire to surreptitiously record conversations for Mr. Mueller.”

What’s In the White House Safe?

A New York Times reporter was sitting next to two of President Trump’s lawyers at a restaurant as they “casually and loudly” discussed details of Russia investigation. From the New York Times: Mr. Cobb was heard talking about a White [...]

Trump Allies Already Gunning for Potential 2020 Rivals

Politico: “Allies of Donald Trump have begun plotting to take down or weaken potential Democratic challengers in 2020, including several who will be on the ballot in next year’s midterms. The 2018-focused work ranges from a major donor-funded super PAC [...]

Both Parties Move Against Facebook

Mike Allen: “Members of Congress in both parties have begun exploring possible legislative action against Facebook and other tech giants, setting the stage for a potentially massive battle in the midterm election year of 2018.” “Following revelations about fake news [...]

Repeal Effort Still Doesn’t Have the 50th Vote

“There’s a lot of skepticism in Washington over whether the latest Affordable Care Act repeal bill, proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, can pass. One of the many reasons is that a lot of Republican senators’ states — [...]

McConnell’s Mortal Enemy Might Soon Be in His Caucus

Politico: “Three words are striking fear in Senate Republicans these days: ‘Senator Roy Moore.’ The bomb-throwing former Alabama Supreme Court justice has vaulted to a hefty lead in Alabama’s Senate special election, lambasting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell every step [...]

Schooling Trump on American Power

Associated Press: “There, in the windowless meeting room known as ‘The Tank’, Trump was to be briefed on the state of America’s longest-running war as he and his top aides plotted ways ahead. But, according to current and former U.S. [...]

House Democrats Break Campaign Fundraising Record

“The campaign arm of House Democrats has posted its highest off-year August fundraising haul ever,” the group told NBC News. “While their Republican counterparts haven’t yet released their August results, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has outraised Republicans each of [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“I guess I should say, at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.” — AlecBaldwin, quoting by CNN, while accepting his Emmy award for his portrayal  of Donald Trump.

Trump Advised to Shrink National Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke “has recommended that President Trump modify 10?national monuments created by his immediate predecessors, including shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites,” according to a copy of the report obtained by the Washington Post. “The [...]

Trump Lawyers Clash Over Extent of Cooperation

“President Trump’s legal team is wrestling with how much to cooperate with the special counsel looking into Russian election interference, an internal debate that led to an angry confrontation last week between two White House lawyers and that could shape [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“He believes that television producers, especially of highly rated shows, understand what the public is interested in — what it fears, what it wants, what it loves. And so TV programming in some ways is a more accurate reflection of [...]

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