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Are Senate Republicans really stupid enough to believe McConnell's promises?

Campaign Action Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn, after telling his caucus they don't deserve information about what they might be voting on next week when it comes to Trumpcare because preparing them is a "luxury we don't have," is now treating them like idiots. Show More Summary

New Report: Intercepts Show Sessions DID Discuss Campaign Matters With Kislyak

Remember way back in June when Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied meeting with any Russians? Yeah, that is starting to look like it was a flat out lie. We all suspected the racist keebler elf was lying his little ears off, but now...Show More Summary

Senate Intel Chairman: Devin Nunes Created 'The Unmasking Thing'

Sen. Richard Burr told CNN that Chairman Devin Nunes, created the whole "unmasking thing" to attack Susan Rice and create a false narrative to help the Trump administration. Susan Rice, President Obama's former National Security Advisor was interviewed by Sen. Show More Summary

White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

The White House says President Donald Trump is prepared to act in an attempt to end Iran's practice of using detentions and hostage taking as state policy, but it provides no specifics about potential consequences. Xiyue's confinement became public this week after Iran's judiciary announced his 10-year sentence.

Trump is the first president in 30 years to refuse to attend the NAACP convention. Good riddance.

In a move that is surprising to absolutely no one, Donald Trump will not be speaking at this year’s annual NAACP convention which begins on Saturday in Baltimore. This is the second year in a row that he has declined an invitation to speak at the event. Show More Summary

Cop Caught on Bodycam Planting Drugs

New video casts a glaring light on Baltimore Police practices as the department and city grapple with a distrustful public and record-setting violent crime. The video reportedly shows what happened during what might otherwise have been a typical drug bust on January 24, 2017. Show More Summary

Team Trump looks to tar investigators as they drill down on Trump's financial ties to Russia

Team Trump doesn't like the Russia investigation one whit, but they are particularly averse to the idea that the probe might balloon from collusion and obstruction into an expansive review of Donald Trump's finances. Now Trump's legal...Show More Summary

OUT OF ORDER: Senate Parliamentarian Guts Repeal And Replace Effort

Good news! Almost everything the Senate and House want to do to gut health care for the entire country has been ruled out of order by the Senate parliamentarian, meaning it would be subject to the 60-vote threshold. Here's the high-level...Show More Summary

Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has added more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million to his revised personal financial disclosure. According to the disclosure, the additional assets were "inadvertently omitted" from an earlier form.

Former spy officials criticize Trump's stance on Russia

(AP) — Two former top intelligence officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election, one of them wondering aloud whether the president's real aim is...Show More Summary

Despite denials, Sessions discussed campaign issues with Russian ambassador intercepts show

Washington Post has a big scoop here on Jeff “I don’t recall” Sessions and it is not good news for him. Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues...Show More Summary

Trump Cares About Looking Good, Not Doing Good

Timothy L. O'Brien, Bloomberg: President Donald Trump was enjoying a steak in the White House on Monday night, apparently unaware that the Senate's effort to replace Obamacare was imploding. "If we don't do this we're in trouble," Trump told his dinner guests, according to Politico's Josh Dawsey. Show More Summary

Scaramucci: NYC financier turned Trump communications chief

Yet Anthony Scaramucci didn't seem to mind the tough questions from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough or the hostile crowd that filled the luxury hotel ballroom at last month's private gathering of Mitt Romney supporters. The man known on Wall...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … For Din-Dins, Good Boys and Girls Get Late Night Snark & A Tweet “Over the weekend, it came out that President Trump’s approval rating is at 36 percent. But Trump defended the number, saying that it was 'almost 40.'  Then he said, 'And if you read 36 upside down, it looks like 93, which is almost 100. Show More Summary

Was Kellyanne Conway Taking A Call About Spicer Quitting While On The Air?

As the Fox and Friends crew came back from a commercial ready to introduce their favorite guest, Kellyanne Conway weirdly stayed on the cell phone as they came live, on-air. This is a big no-no for any broadcast even though the F&F group...Show More Summary

A tax credit for BS and six other Oregon tax policy changes you may have missed

Tax policy took center stage in the 2017 legislative session. From a corporate tax reform proposal that fizzled, to a successful effort to protect health care coverage with health provider taxes, to a far-reaching transportation package mainly paid for by an increase in the gas tax. Show More Summary

Senate committee: Donald Trump's eldest son, former campaign manager agree to negotiate with lawmakers about interviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate committee: Donald Trump's eldest son, former campaign manager agree to negotiate with lawmakers about interviews.

Senator Richard Burr accuses Congressman Devin Nunes of making up 'the unmasking thing'

Richard Burr is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Devin Nunes is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Burr, though a supporter of Trump, has conducted his committee with an attention to making progress, an awareness of the importance of their work, and the cooperation of committee co-chair Mark Warner. Show More Summary

Scaramucci tells Trump 'yes,' then apologizes for past words

Some fake news media rat? Asked Friday whether Trump was aware of the comment, Scaramucci joked to reporters that the president mentions it every 15 seconds and called it one of his "biggest mistakes." —Internet historians and Democrats...Show More Summary

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