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Bannon needs to have a chat with the Joint Chiefs

There were obviously going to be questions after Steve Bannon broke out of the cone of silence and did an interview with The American Prospect. The first and most glaring one is probably… what is Steve Bannon doing giving interviews? He is, perhaps, the one …

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Bipartisan agreement on Charlottesville attack?

Americans largely agree on at least two points on the Charlottesville riot and response, according to a new CBS poll taken Monday through Wednesday. First, 63% of respondents agree that the car attack on the crowd that took the life of one woman and injured 19 …

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Somebody screwed up in estimating ATC privatization costs

So will Bill Shuster’s air traffic control (ATC) privatization plan get a vote when Congress gets back to work for the fall session? If it does, they’d better be sure to find somebody who can do basic math first and take a fresh look at …

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Chicago pastor: It’s time to take George Washington’s name off of public parks

If you want to put the brakes on the public’s willingness to tear down Confederate monuments there’s no faster way than this, expanding the scope of “problematic” figures from secessionists who fought against the United States to the Founding Fathers who created it. If Robert …

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Report: Kasich increasingly sees “moral imperative” to primary Trump in 2020

His term as governor is up in 2018 and he can’t run again. He’s got nothing better to do. NEW: Sources close to @JohnKasich tell me, after Charlottesville, there is growing sense of “moral imperative” to primary Trump in 2020. — Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) August …

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Poll: Guess who’s winning the Trump-McConnell war?

This one’s an easy call, or at least it was during the four days that Morning Consult polled nearly 2,000 respondents. Despite the handwringing among Republican insiders over the war of words between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell this month, GOP voters are more concerned …

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Piers Morgan: C’mon, let’s change the First Amendment and ban Nazis

The man’s a tool but I admire his immodesty in taking on all comers in a debate on a subject about which he’s obviously ignorant. He’s the guy at the bar who’s too drunk to stand up but proclaims himself ready to kick the ass …

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NY Times editorial writer: ‘I didn’t mean to suggest that Loughner wasn’t responsible.’

We now know who wrote the NY Times editorial that led Sarah Palin to sue the paper for defamation. A first draft was written by editorial writer Elizabeth Williamson. However, the offensive part connecting Palin to the 2011 Tucson shooting was added in a rewrite by …

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Pence: “I stand with the President” on Charlottesville

“The president has been clear on this tragedy,” Mike Pence said at a presser in Chile earlier today, “and so have I.” But with which version of Donald Trump’s comments does the Vice President stand? Pence employs the time-honored political maneuver of answering the question …

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Federal managers have some bad news for government workers

The Office of Personnel Management has been fielding some unusual and uncomfortable questions from federal departmental managers this summer according to Government Executive. It seems that a terrible bit of reality is dawning on them at last and they need some professional assistance in figuring …

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