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Rep. Schiff blasts Republican chair for briefing Trump on details of intelligence investigations

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Campaign Action House Intelligence Committee ranking Democratic member Adam Schiff is now out with a response to Rep. Nunes' baffling decision today to brief the Trump White House as to new details of the intelligence investigation against them. Show More Summary

One of Jon Ossoff's Republican competitors is getting a boost from former Trump campaign manager

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

One of the 11 Republicans in the 18-person field running to take over Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s former House seat has gotten a leg up in the competition to be the Trumpiest of them all thanks to an upcoming campaign...Show More Summary

McConnell planning to jam Trumpcare through next week, against all reason or probability

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Whether Trumpcare passes in the House as scheduled Thursday is a 50-50 proposition. The House Rules Committee is meeting Wednesday to establish the rules that will govern the debate on the floor and determine what amendments will be allowed. Show More Summary

Nice Superweapon --Too Bad You Can't Afford to Fire It

Talk about taking a bazooka to kill a fly: A U.S. general reported last week that an unnamed ally used a $3.4 million Patriot missile to shoot down a hostile $200 commercial drone. General David Perkins's point wasn't that this was a...Show More Summary

Extremist groups push hard to kill Trumpcare, force Republicans to decide where their loyalties lie

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Just ahead of Thursday’s vote, it’s a tale of two Trumpcare whip counts in Washington. House Speaker Paul Ryan is sticking to his guns and says Trump is "closing the deal" with Freedom Caucus members. Those same maniacs remain steadfast...Show More Summary

Manafort has served top US pols and a sketchy cast abroad

The latest disclosure adds new intrigue as the FBI investigates whether Russia attempted to influence last year's U.S. presidential election in favor of Trump, and whether the Trump campaign cooperated in such an endeavor. A veteranShow More Summary

Gerson: The American Presidency is Shrinking

Michael Gerson, Washington Post: Every new administration has a shakeout period. But this assumes an ability to learn from mistakes. And this would require admitting mistakes. The spectacle of an American president blaming a Fox News commentator for a major diplomatic incident was another milestone in the miniaturization of the presidency. Show More Summary

The Secret Service has requested an extra $60 million for Trump family travel and protection

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

No money for Meals on Wheels, no money for health care, endless money for the lifestyles of the rich and infamous: The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year, offering the most precise estimate...Show More Summary

Sean Spicer Spits Over Press Refusal To Jump At Nunes' Silly Surveillance Spin

Press Secretary Sean Spicer got immediately defensive when he was questioned about a impromptu presser by Rep,. Nunes, who tried to turn a nothing-burger into a defense of Trump's moronic claims that Obama wiretapped him. Rep. NunesShow More Summary

Not breaking: Sean Spicer is really, really terrible at his job

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sure, that’s not exactly a news bulletin, but it is something that should be pointed out more often. With Devin Nunes loyally trotting over to Trumpany Hall to slip them word that the FBI may have happened on some Trump talk while investigating...Show More Summary

Show up/Call up/Tweet – All Out to Save Healthcare TODAY. Details below:

In about 24 hours – Thursday night – the House plans to vote to take health insurance from 24,000,000 Americans. Almost 500,000 just in New Jersey. This is it, people, but it’s far from a done deal. The whip count shows 25 Republicans...Read more

Nunes Grandstands For Trump, Says Transition Team Communications Collected

As more bad news rolls out for Donald Trump and his best friend Vladimir Putin, who should step up to run interference but Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Select Intelligence Committee, with claims that intelligence was collected...Show More Summary

Top Republican runs to White House to share leaked intelligence; it's time for a special prosecutor

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The state of the so-called House investigation into state-sponsored Russian attacks on the 2016 elections—and possible collusion from the Republican presidential campaign—just took a hell of a turn, as the House Republican who supposedly...Show More Summary

AP NewsAlert

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he feels 'somewhat' vindicated by House intel chair's statements on legal surveillance of Trump officials.

House intel chair briefs Trump on 'incidental' intelligence collection, says some seems 'inappropriate'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House intel chair briefs Trump on 'incidental' intelligence collection, says some seems 'inappropriate'

Midday open thread: Billions paid for gun-related health care; loss of forests cuts emissions goals

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today’s comic by Matt Bors is Taking a leak: A Calendar of Resistance Events • Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups: Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act. Show More Summary

WSJ op-ed blasts Trump while Manafort/Russia scandal worsens

A blistering anti-Trump editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal proves the Resistance is alive and well, and working. I’d argued early on that the best way to undermine Trump’s presidency was to undermine Trump personally, by targeting his fragile psyche. The more the left can get under Trump’s notoriously thin-skin, the more erratic Trump (who already […]

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