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Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend in the White House'

All those fears disappeared the moment Donald Trump was elected president and, this weekend, National Rifle Association members gathering for the gun lobby's annual meeting are celebrating and rejoicing. The first sitting president to...Show More Summary

Jim DeMint Being Shown The Door At Heritage Foundation?

Things are happening in wingnut-land, my friends. According to POLITICO, Jim DeMint may be ousted from his lofty position as president of the ultraconservative Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action think tank. POLITICO cites threeShow More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: 100 days of Meh and Chaos

21 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Vox: “80 sets of invisible eyes rolling”: senators unimpressed by White House North Korea brief Wednesday afternoon, nearly the entire membership of the US Senate   packed into a bus and headed to the White House grounds   for an unprecedented classified briefing from top Trump administration officials on North Korea policy. Show More Summary

Trump: I Was 'Psyched' to Terminate NAFTA

In an interview with Reuters Thursday, President Trump said he was "psyched" to terminate NAFTA but was talked out of it in phone calls by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "You know I was really ready and psyched to terminate NAFTA," Trump said. Show More Summary

What is Tom MacArthur Up To?

Just speculating here. What’s Tom MacArthur up to? His full-throated endorsement and proactive support of the Tea Party’s quest to make health insurance unaffordable goes counter to the wishes of his constituents. So that begs the question: Will TMac run...Read more

Rep. Elijah Cummings: 'The White House is covering up for Michael Flynn'

The Thursday revelation that Michael Flynn was warned he couldn't take foreign payments came to the House Oversight Committee courtesy of the Department of Defense. But the White House team that put Flynn in charge of national security...Show More Summary

Infamous Alabama judge Roy Moore kicks off GOP primary challenge against Sen. Luther Strange

Roy Moore, who was suspended as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court last year for   defying federal court orders regarding same-sex marriage, announced on Wednesday that he would challenge appointed Sen. Luther Strange in this...Show More Summary

In TED Talk, Pope Asks Powerful to 'Act Humbly'

Pope Francis has made a surprise TED talk, beamed from the Vatican to Vancouver, calling for leaders to act with humility and tenderness. The first pontifical TED talk, which lasted 18 minutes, featured Francis dispensing advice to politicians and leaders of big business, as well as talking about his own background as the son of migrants.... Show More Summary

Trump Spent 5 Minutes at Meeting About North Korea

The White House says President Donald Trump did not attend the entire meeting with senators who gathered to discuss the crisis in North Korea. An administration official says Trump attended only the first five minutes of the meeting....Show More Summary

FCC Chair Unveils Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality

The attempt to roll back net neutrality has officially begun. Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, laid out plans Wednesday to limit the agency's oversight of Internet service providers, potentially weakening enforcement of net neutrality. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Notorious Alabama judge Roy Moore launches primary challenge against Luther Strange

Leading Off ? AL-Sen: Roy Moore, who was suspended as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court last year for defying federal court orders regarding same-sex marriage, announced on Wednesday that he would challenge appointed Sen. Luther...Show More Summary

The Latest: Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out

President Donald Trump says the leaders of Canada and Mexico called him asking the United States to remain a partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement and that he agreed. [...] in a post Thursday morning on his verified Twitter...Show More Summary

Trump tax plan leaves most of the hard work to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress. [...] Trump's proposal lacks the hard details about making the tax code simpler and more efficient in ways that don't add to the federal government's mounting debt.

'Silence of the Lambs' Director Jonathan Demme Dies

The Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme died Wednesday in New York of cancer complications. He was 73. Demme is best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, the 1991 horror-thriller that introduced moviegoers to Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter. Show More Summary

Republican health plan at the end of a trail of broken promises

Republican leaders like Donald Trump and Paul Ryan made specific public commitments about their health care plan. They're now breaking those promises.

Trump Is Very Busy Doing Nothing At All

In the weeks after Republicans’ first stab at replacing Obamacare with Trumpcare failed, legislative activity slowed to a crawl and the political world became consumed with President Donald Trump’s schizoid obsession with the 100-day benchmark. Show More Summary

Uh Oh! Even Sean Spicer No Longer Backs Flynn?

When asked at yesterday's presser if Donald Trump stands by his statement earlier this year that Michael Flynn was the victim of a "media witch hunt," Sean Spicer wouldn't go there: "I think all the facts haven't come out." said the press secretary. Flynn is really running out of friends in Washington DC. When you lose Spicey, who have you got left?

Trump considers action on NAFTA ahead of 100-day mark

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering signing a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. Senior White House officials have been discussing steps...Show More Summary

Merge, Bail, and Make Out Like a Bandit

(Photo: AP/Eric Risberg) Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on February 18, 2016 C orporate America prides itself on rewarding success and punishing failure. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer does not fit comfortably into that narrative. During her five-year...Show More Summary

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