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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The futility of normalizing Trump

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Brian Beutler/TNR: The fact that Democrats are not horribly recalcitrant creates room for limited dealmaking. Republicans want to spend more money on defense and immigration enforcement, Democrats want to fund other priorities, and to...Show More Summary

Mexico Calls Border Wall a ‘Hostile Act’

Mexico’s foreign relations secretary called President Trump’s plan to build a border wall an “unfriendly, hostile” act, adding that it is a “bad idea” that will not accomplish anything, the AP reports. And while Trump has repeatedly asserted that he [...]

Most Say Russia Tried to Influence Election

A new ABC News-Washington Post poll finds that 56% of Americans think Russia tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, and 39% think the Trump campaign intentionally tried to assist such an effort. Just among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, suspicions [...]

Most Want to Keep and Fix Obamacare

A new Politico-Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll finds 60% of the general public said they want President Trump and Republican lawmakers to work with Democrats to fix Obamacare or move on to other issues. “But just as [...

Factory for Ivanka’s Clothing Line Pays $62 per Week

“Workers at a factory in China used by the company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line and other brands worked nearly 60 hours a week to earn wages of little more than $62 a week,” the Washington Post [...]

Trump Tax Reform Would Give Americans More Money To Spend

Is there anything wrong with a tax plan that would put more money in the pockets of Americans, money that citizens, and businesses, have earned? The NY Times has found

The Latest: Trump calls court's sanctuary ruling ridiculous

The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local): 6:45 a.m. President Donald Trump has taken to … Click to Continue »

Authorities investigate woman's death at retirement facility

Authorities say an 85-year-old woman has been found dead after a fire at a north St. Louis retirement facility. St. Louis County police said in a news release that the … Click to Continue »

GOOD MORNING: Liz Sheld has your Morning Brief with everything you need to get you started. Every…

GOOD MORNING: Liz Sheld has your Morning Brief with everything you need to get you started. Everything but coffee, that is.

Doctor, wife in genital mutilation case seek jail release

A Detroit-area doctor and his wife accused in a female genital mutilation case are returning to court to find out if they can be released from jail. Prosecutors are expected … Click to Continue »

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO: China Launches First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier, Boosting Naval Power. …

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO: China Launches First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier, Boosting Naval Power. The new carrier, festooned in red flags and ribbons and with a bottle of champagne smashed over its bow, slid from a dry dock into the water in a shipyard ceremony in the northeastern port city of Dalian on Wednesday, state […]

‘New’ Dem rock star Maxine Waters is a swamp monster

Rep. Waters has spent thirty-seven years in office—many of those years as head of the Congressional Black Caucus—promising to make life better for constituents in economically ravaged South Central Los Angeles. What do the denizens of her district have to … Continued

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