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Trump won’t defend these monuments

Last week, after a violent and deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia near the statue of Robert E. Lee, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to defend Confederate statues and monuments, arguing that by removing statues that are celebrated by neo-Nazis and the KKK, “you are changing history and culture.” This week, however, the […]

Trump demanded McConnell 'protect him' from Russia scandal probe

Donald Trump had the same expectations for Jeff Sessions, James Comey, and Mitch McConnell: "protect him" from the investigation into the Russia scandal.

The trap the Supreme Court set for Democrats’ best health care ideas

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Vox’s Sarah Kliff and Jeff Stein report, has a smart new plan to improve America’s health care system: allowing ordinary health insurance consumers to buy into Medicaid. The proposal combines many of the beneficial aspects of former President Barack Obama’s original proposal for a public health plan — a government backstop […]

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One last pre-recorded show, before we return LIVE! The exciting conclusion of the story of the “alt-right’s” money man, and more examination of their origin story, plus a look ahead at what their rise might mean, in practical terms,Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Tell Me a Story: Boston blogger Donna has a report and photos from the counter-protest there. Fair and Unbalanced: The Alt-Right is one constituency Trump won't abandon. Booman Tribune: September will be full of Republican histrionics...Show More Summary

Trump’s revisionist Charlottesville history omits infamous ‘many sides’ remark

Much of President Donald Trump’s speech at a rally Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona seemed to be on script, but he edited at least one thing. At the rally, Trump rehashed his response to the Unite the Right rally that brought together white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and KKK members two weekends ago in Charlottesville. The rally resulted […]

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump's low poll numbers, redux

Different and interesting interpretations of where Trump stands with the public. Matthew Yglesias/Vox: After embracing orthodox Republicanism on all fronts, what’s the point of Trump? Almost all of this was always half-baked and some of it was directly contradicted by other aspects of his 2016 campaign. Show More Summary

Competing with China

(Imaginechina via AP Images) Flags were hung in Tiananmen Square in Beijing to welcome the visit of President Obama on November 17, 2009. W hile Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House is being cheered and largely welcomed by the...Show More Summary

New Afghanistan plan could offer clues to 'Trump Doctrine'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes. In President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy, elements of aShow More Summary

Arizona GOP Uses 90's Sitcom With Margaret Cho To Represent Diversity

I suppose since they couldn't find any real Asians they figured some tv Asians would do the trick, literally. The image on their website has since been removed, and an apology was given, but this sort of thing keeps happening with stock...Show More Summary

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