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Supreme Court Could Cripple Unions Ahead of Midterms

“The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that could shrink government unions and their campaign war chests by as much as two thirds, with potentially devastating consequences for the Democratic Party in a competitive election cycle,” Politico [...]

China to Drop Presidential Term Limits

“China’s Communist Party (CCP) has proposed amending the country’s constitution to allow President Xi Jinping to serve a third term in office,” CNN reports. “When it goes into effect, Xi will be free to serve indefinitely as China’s head of [...]

Trump Calls Again for Military Parade

President Trump on Saturday night said he is hopeful that a military parade “with a lot of plane flyovers” can be staged in Washington on Veterans Day, the Washington Post reports. Said Trump: “We’ll see if we can do it [...]

Trump Urges Investigation of the ‘Other Side’

Saying there were “no phone calls, no meetings, no collusion,” President Trump on Saturday pushed for an investigation of “the other side” amid the FBI probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, while claiming “we need intelligence that [...]

Missouri Lawmakers Move Towards Impeaching Greitens

“The process of deciding whether to impeach scandal-plagued Gov. Eric Greitens (R) will begin as early as Monday in the Missouri House of Representatives,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. “House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-MO)_ spent Thursday and Friday reviewing which [...]

Quote of the Day

“I say it is time to get ready for impeachment. I cannot wait and I’m counting on special counsel Mueller to connect the dots.” — Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), quoted by The Hill, speaking to the California Democratic Party annual [......

Mexican President Cancels Trip After Testy Call

“Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s [....

Democratic Memo Tears Apart Nunes Memo

Jonathan Chait: “More than a month ago, conservatives rose up in coordinated demands to ‘release the memo.’ The memo, supposedly, contained breathtaking evidence of corruption in the Justice Department. The agents of the Deep State had allegedly used a partisan [...]

Trump Has a Secret Visitor In the Oval Office

Jonathan Swan: “Two days before President Trump gave his unchained, campaign-style speech at CPAC, he had a secret visitor in the Oval Office. You didn’t see it on the president’s schedule, and the news hasn’t leaked out until now, but [...]

Conservative Writer Stuns with Fiery Rebuke of Trump

National Review writer Mona Charen “was escorted out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday after slamming President Trump and conservatives for behaving like ‘hypocrites’ when it comes to women’s issues,” the Washington Examiner reports. Said Charen: “I’m disappointed [...]

Wolff Thinks Kushner Will Turn on Trump

Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff said he believes Jared Kushner will be indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and would likely turn on President Trump, the HuffPost reports. Said Wolff: “I think that there is a pretty good [...]

Democratic Memo Rebutting GOP Released

“The House Intelligence Committee released a redacted version of a Democrat-written memo rebutting GOP allegations that federal law enforcement agencies used politically-biased information to conduct surveillance on one of the president’s former campaign aides,” the Washington Post reports.

California Democrats May Have Too Many Candidates

Los Angeles Times: “There are so many Democrats running for Congress in some districts that they could split the votes in the June 5 primary and send two Republicans to the November election, thanks to California’s top-two primary system. Democrats [...]

Mueller Methodically Builds His Case

Wired:  “Mueller clearly knows where this investigation is going and is methodically building it brick by brick: His first wave of charges, against Manafort, Gates, and George Papadopoulos, established that the Trump campaign had been lying about its contacts with [...]

Trump to Host Arab Leaders for Sensitive Talks

President Trump “has accelerated his diplomatic efforts to broker peace among quarreling Arab monarchies, starting with an upcoming series of White House visits by leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates,” Axios reports. “Sources with knowledge of [...]

The Five Governor’s Races Democrats Must Win

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Pruitt Says God Justifies His Environmental Policies

EPA chief Scott Pruitt told the Christian Broadcasting Network that his religious convictions led him to conclude that America should use coal freely. Said Pruitt: “The biblical world view with respect to these issues is that we have a responsibility [...]

Cornyn Rejects Proposal to Raise Age on Gun Buying

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the number two Republican in the Senate, criticized President Trump’s proposal to raise the minimum age for gun purchases, saying it wouldn’t save lives, The Hill reports. Said Cornyn: “I think what we want to focus [...]

O’Rourke Crushes Cruz In Early Fundraising

Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) fundraising lagged far behind challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) during the first six weeks of 2018, the Dallas Morning News reports. Cruz raised $800,000 through Feb. 14. That’s well below O’Rourke’s $2.3 million haul.

Gates Admits Lying About Rohrabacher Dinner

“Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates just admitted to lying to U.S. investigators about a March 19, 2013, meeting between his boss, Paul Manafort, and an unidentified U.S. congressman. Public filings show a meeting that day between Manafort and Dana [...]

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