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Don't Blame Trump. Blame Congress.Don't Blame Trump. Blame Congress.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:26:20 -0500

Ed Morrissey, The Week
They had seven years to ready an ObamaCare repeal. Still, they failed.


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Dems Could Take the House in 2018Dems Could Take the House in 2018

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:26:42 -0500

Josh Kraushaar, National Journal
The de­feat of the Re­pub­lic­ans’ health care over­haul was a pain­ful re­mind­er that the GOP re­mains badly di­vided, even on an is­sue that was the ral­ly­ing cry for the party for the past sev­en years. Re­pub­lic­ans, with con­trol of the White House and Con­gress, look em­bar­rass­ingly in­cap­able of gov­ern­ing. The polit­ic­al con­sequences are severe: GOP voters are likely to be de­mor­al­ized in the run-up to next year’s midterm elec­tions, es­pe­cially if Pres­id­ent Trump is un­able to achieve any oth­er le­gis­lat­ive vic­tor­ies. This, at a time when Demo­crat­ic...


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Trump's Road Map Back to WinningTrump's Road Map Back to Winning

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:51:53 -0500

David Catanese, U.S. News & World Report
The last major overhaul of the U.S. tax system occurred 30 years ago, took nearly a year to complete and required a president who could sway recalcitrant members of his own party.


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How North Korea Could Kill 90 Percent of AmericansHow North Korea Could Kill 90 Percent of Americans

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:27:28 -0500

Woolsey & Pry, The Hill
OPINION They could deliver a 30 kiloton weapon by land, sea or air, and they could shut the country down with an EMP attack.


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As Brexit Begins, Hope in a City That Voted to 'Leave'As Brexit Begins, Hope in a City That Voted to 'Leave'

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:27:18 -0500

Sara Miller Llana, CS Monitor
Today, the long awaited divorce talks between Britain and the EU officially began. But while 'Brexit' is often framed in terms of anger, the experience in Hull shows that hope is part of the equation too.


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The G-Man Takes On Donald TrumpThe G-Man Takes On Donald Trump

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:10:20 -0500

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal
FBI Director James Comey isn't supposed to be America's political referee.


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Devin Nunes Is DangerousDevin Nunes Is Dangerous

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:33:31 -0500

Frank Bruni, New York Times
Representative Devin Nunes obviously fancies himself Jason Bourne. To sneak onto the White House grounds for that rendezvous with an unnamed source last week, he switched cars and ditched aides, vanishing into the night.


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What If George Bush Spied on Obama in 2008?What If George Bush Spied on Obama in 2008?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:28:23 -0500

Rush Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh Show
RUSH: So you know what the media soap opera script for today is? It is get rid of Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intel Committee. Now, I know this may get tiresome to some people, and I know that I oftentimes have to caution you that it requires repetition to really indel a point into people’s minds. But I cannot help but play the old game, what if this was Obama in this entire Devin Nunes and Russia and Trump intel story? For instance. Well, okay, let me set the table.


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Don't Nuke Senate Rules for Gorsuch. Change the NomineeDon't Nuke Senate Rules for Gorsuch. Change the Nominee

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:27:39 -0500

Nan Aron, USA Today
If nominee for lifetime job on highest court can't get 60 votes, don't go 'nuclear.' Change the nominee.


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Just What America Needs: A Govt Truth SquadJust What America Needs: A Govt Truth Squad

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:27:54 -0500

Barton Hinkle, Richmond Times-Dispatch
If there's one thing this country needs, it's a Ministry of Truth. Just ask California lawmakers.


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Elon Musk's Crusade to Stop the A.I. ApocalypseElon Musk's Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:28:33 -0500

Maureen Dowd, Vanity Fair
Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley's latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too.


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Is the Ivy League's Admission Bias a 'Trade Secret'?Is the Ivy League's Admission Bias a 'Trade Secret'?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:26:07 -0500

Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal
Princeton sues to block the government's release of documents that could show discrimination.


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5 Reasons Trump's Tax Overhaul Won't Be So Easy5 Reasons Trump's Tax Overhaul Won't Be So Easy

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:39:51 -0500

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, NY Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s failure to push through the broad health care overhaul he promised has raised questions about the prospects of a sweeping rewrite of the tax code. It is a politically fraught and dizzyingly complex endeavor that pits powerful interests against one another and threatens to increase the federal deficit.


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Only Path Forward for Republicans Is UnityOnly Path Forward for Republicans Is Unity

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:43:14 -0500

Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Say the word bipartisan and hopeful hearts go aflutter. Even in the worst of times, there is magical faith in the idea that our better angels will prevail and party lines will vanish if Washingtoâ?¦


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Trump Is Now the CEO of a Very Public CompanyTrump Is Now the CEO of a Very Public Company

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:15:33 -0500

David Ignatius, Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- As the White House reboots for "Trump 2.0" after a largely unsuccessful first two months, one lesson should be obvious: The radical, polarizing politics of the campaign trail don't work well in governing the country.America isn't Russia or the Philippines. Our system has speed bumps, carefully constructed by our Founders. Presidents don't rule simply by executive order. They must shape policies that are comprehensible to the public and can be enacted into law.In Trump's first two months, he too often behaved as an insurgent and disrupter, rather than a chief executive. He paid a...


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Cowboy Diplomacy: A New Conservative NationalismCowboy Diplomacy: A New Conservative Nationalism

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:43:27 -0500

Colin Dueck, Claremont Review
From Montana and the Dakotas down to the Gulf of Mexico, a wide belt of small-town and rural counties constitutes a distinct American region. Economically, it relies heavily on agriculture and extracting minerals, oil, and gas. Demographically, its population is disproportionately of English and German descent. Electorally, it leans conservative and Republican, though with an independent libertarian strain. The dominant prairie ethos really does match the stereotype: straightforward, hard-working, and unpretentious. Last November these Great Plains counties voted overwhelmingly in favor of...


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2018 Dilemma for GOP: Which Way Now on Obamacare?2018 Dilemma for GOP: Which Way Now on Obamacare?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:43:41 -0500

Jonathan Martin, NY Times
WASHINGTON — As they come to terms with their humiliating failure to undo the Affordable Care Act, Republicans eyeing next year’s congressional campaign are grappling with a new dilemma: Do they risk depressing their conservative base by abandoning the repeal effort or anger a broader set of voters by reviving a deeply unpopular bill even closer to the midterm elections?


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Failure to Repeal Obamacare a Sign of Real Change in CongressFailure to Repeal Obamacare a Sign of Real Change in Congress

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:44:16 -0500

Charles Hurt, WT
It sure ain't pretty, but this is what post-partisan politics looks like. And despite all the caterwauling you hear from the political press here in Washington, that is a good thing.


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Staring Into Brexit's AbyssStaring Into Brexit's Abyss

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:47:21 -0500

Linda Kinstler, The Atlantic
At 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Sir Tim Barrow, the U.K.’s permanent representative to the EU, will hand-deliver a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May to the office of European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, officially notifying the European Union of the U.K.’s intention to leave the 60-year-old bloc. The delivery of that letter will trigger Article 50, the statute of the EU Lisbon Treaty governing the procedure for the withdrawal of a member state.


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Brexit Doesn't Have to Be a DisasterBrexit Doesn't Have to Be a Disaster

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:47:33 -0500

Clive Crook, Bloomberg
The U.K. and the EU have clear opportunities to advance their most important goals.


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Things Aren't Going to Get Easier for RepublicansThings Aren't Going to Get Easier for Republicans

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:40:25 -0500

Ed Rogers, Washington Post
The Democrats are giddy about Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. They and their allies in the media hope to fake Republicans into believing that they can recruit the party’s less radical members to support a few key pieces of legislation. But the new-Left’s objective is not to reward Democrats for working with Republicans. Their goal is to resist. And the quickest way for a Democrat to be challenged in a primary is if they are labeled a Trump Democrat – a collaborator. The new-Left’s unyielding resistance will not quit and nothing is...


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Nunes Uproar Shifts Focus to Senate Intel ProbeNunes Uproar Shifts Focus to Senate Intel Probe

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:47:43 -0500

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics
Amid growing calls for his recusal from the investigation of Russian meddling in the election, and revelations that raise questions about his partisanship, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes is...


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Sanctuary Cities Won't Find Refuge in LawSanctuary Cities Won't Find Refuge in Law

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:48:01 -0500

Gregg Jarrett, FOX News
The Trump administration sent Attorney General Jeff Sessions to deliver a blunt message Monday to so-called sanctuary cities: Continue to defy federal immigration policy and you'll take a big hit in the wallet.


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Sessions Is Wrong on Immigration Law, & He Knows ItSessions Is Wrong on Immigration Law, & He Knows It

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:48:13 -0500

David Leopold, Boston Globe
Threatening to withhold public safety funding to force local jurisdictions to ignore the Constitution is unconscionable.


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President Trump's Counsel Builds a First-Rate Legal TeamPresident Trump's Counsel Builds a First-Rate Legal Team

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:48:26 -0500

Tim Flanigan, The Hill
During much of this week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a Trump administration official who few people could name and even fewer people would recognize sat quietly in the hearing room. It was Donald McGahn, the counsel to the president and one of the most important advisors in the West Wing of the White House.


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Blue Texas?Blue Texas?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:48:38 -0500

Mark Pulliam, City Journal
Liberal enclaves threaten conservative hegemony in the Lone Star State.


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Yes, Boston, You Are RacistYes, Boston, You Are Racist

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:48:54 -0500

Renee Graham, Boston Globe
There's no debate on whether people of color, black people in particular, find Boston inhospitable.


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How Utah Keeps the American Dream AliveHow Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:49:07 -0500

Megan McArdle, Bloomberg
Economic mobility to rival Denmark's, but without big government. Can the rest of the U.S. emulate Utah's success?


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Too Much Politics in a Badly Divided NationToo Much Politics in a Badly Divided Nation

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:43:04 -0500

Ron Faucheux, RealClearPolitics
It's amazing how politics has seeped into everybody's lives. Republicans are now happy campers--relieved, finally, that there's a politically incorrect, mostly...


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Nunes Right to Get to Bottom of It

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:52:09 -0500




President Trump Risks the Planet

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:17:34 -0500




The Democrats v. Gorsuch

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:52:41 -0500