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Last Build Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:45:03 +0000


Fate Of Latest Attempt To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare Remains Unclear

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:45:03 +0000

Senate Republicans have ten days to act on their last-ditch attempt to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare, and it's not at all clear if they have the votes to do so.

Is Centrism A Viable Political Strategy? It Sure Doesn’t Look Like It

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:58:51 +0000

The 'No Labels' movement is back, and it's as irrelevant to contemporary politics as ever.

Trump Using Money From RNC And Campaign To Pay Legal Fees

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:26:34 +0000

Donald Trump is using money from the Republican National Committee and his campaign to pay legal fees associated with the Russia investigation, and it’s all perfectly legal: NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the […]

Trump Slump? International Travel To U.S. Suffers Noticeable Drop Since January

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:31:49 +0000

Commerce Department figures report a measurable drop in international travel to the United States since the start of 2017.

Donald Trump’s First General Assembly Address Strikes Belligerent Tone

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:05:34 +0000

In a marked departure from previous American Presidents, Donald Trump delivered a highly belligerent speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

More Lawsuits Filed Over Trump’s Decision To End DACA

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:19:41 +0000

The Trump Administration has been hit with two new lawsuits over the President's decision to end the DACA program.

Mueller’s Russia Investigation Closing In On Paul Manafort

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:03:05 +0000

Special counsel Robert Mueller could be looking to "flip" Paul Manafort, giving President Trump and those close to him something new to worry about.

Sean Spicer Says He Regrets The Lie That Set The Tone For His Time At The White House

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:06:38 +0000

Sean Spicer now says he regrets the lies that defined his time at the White House.

Hillary Clinton Won’t Rule Out Challenging The Legitimacy Of The 2016 Election

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:56:20 +0000

Some more interesting post-election commentary from Hillary Clinton.

Senate Republicans Considering One Last Effort To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:20:35 +0000

Senate Republicans are considering one more last-ditch effort to 'repeal and replace' the Affordable Care Act.

Hillary Clinton Has A Theory To Explain Why White Married Women Didn’t Vote For Her

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:13:39 +0000

Hillary Clinton has found another group to blame for her loss, educated white married women in suburbia.

Stanislav Petrov, Soviet Officer Who Helped Avert Nuclear War, Dies At 77

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:30:01 +0000

Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer who was largely personally responsible for what could have been all-out nuclear war, has died at the age of 77: Early on the morning of Sept. 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov helped to prevent the outbreak of nuclear war. A 44-year-old lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces, […]

Sean Spicer Does The Emmys, And The Punditocracy Freaks Out

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:15:18 +0000

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer poked fun at himself on last night's Emmy broadcast, and the political pundits are all in pearl-clutching mode because of it.

Trump Administration Preparing To Stay In Afghanistan For The Long Haul

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:14:11 +0000

America's longest war seems likely to soon turn into America's never-ending war.

More on Trump as Independent

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:58:25 +0000

Independents don't seek to shape party nominations.