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G-20 showdowns: Putin to meet Trump on “sidelines”

Get ready for the meeting that will launch a thousand conspiracy theories. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have kept each other at arm’s length ever since the US election, thanks in part to Russian attempts to interfere in the process and Trump’s tough stance on …

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A frustrated Tillerson said to erupt in White House meeting

Have we already reached the stage where President Trump could lose a Cabinet member over his, uh, different management style? It’s only been 160 days — just 11 % of a first term — yet, according to Politico, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently erupted …

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Vatican finance chief charged with “historical sexual assault offenses” in Australia

The shoe finally dropped for Cardinal George Pell. After an investigation that ran for almost two years, Australian prosecutors charged the Vatican’s chief of financial affairs with “historical sexual assault offenses” related to his time as a priest decades ago. Pell protested his innocence and …

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Just a reminder: People will die

To cleanse the palate, a late-night reminder via Remy and Reason that any opposition to more regulation is proof of homicidal intent. No wonder 73 percent of Democrats say they’d give up booze if it meant Trump would be impeached. Would you really want to …

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Poll: Plurality of Americans supports single-payer health care, but…

This caught my attention not only for the topline result but because it makes for a fascinating contrast with a similar — but not quite identical — poll taken by the same company, YouGov, back in April. Here’s what YouGov found two months ago when …

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Would the White House press briefing work better on tape delay?

Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry, each a former press secretary, say yes. I don’t get it. So, what to do differently? First, we recommend that President-elect Trump keep the press briefing, but no longer make it a live televised event. The briefing today has become …

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Poll: Dem voters glumly sticking with Pelosi

The good news, Democratic version: A plurality  of Democratic voters want Nancy Pelosi to remain the party’s leader despite a four-cycle losing streak. The good news, Republican version: Er … pretty much the same thing. Politico and Morning Consult partnered on a poll of registered voters …

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Jason Chaffetz starts his new job at Fox News next month

Congressman Jason Chaffetz closes out his career in Congress this Friday Starting next month, he will be working at Fox News. Chaffetz gave an interview to his new employer today in which he once again claimed his decision was about his family. “There comes a …

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Manafort, firm registers as foreign agents

Significant, or a nothingburger? Paul Manafort and Richard Gates completed their submissions to the Department of Justice to retroactively register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a move prompted in part from revelations about his work in Ukraine on behalf of a pro-Russian political party. …

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Bernie Sanders: My wife left Burlington College ‘in better shape than it had ever been’

Last week I wrote about Jane Sanders’ decision to hire an attorney to defend herself in an ongoing FBI investigation. Mrs. Sanders is being investigated for her role in turning a struggling liberal arts college in Vermont, Burlington College, into a debt-ridden mess which collapsed …

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