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    diArticles feed for di, 05 Dec 2016 21:24:22 GMT for Node.jsthe national interest,politics,donald trumpthe national interest,politics,hud,donald trump,ben carsonpennsylvania,politics,jill stein,recountpolitics,trumpthe national interest,politics,donald trump,campaign 2016,hillary clintondonald trump,early and often,politicsearly and often,jason chaffetz,politicsdonald trump,politics,early and awkwarddonald trump,early and often,politicsthe national interest,politics,obamacare,kevin mccarthydonald trump,politics,mitt romney,the national circusdonald trump,early and often,mitt romney,stuck in the mittle,politicsthe national interest,politics,kevin mccarthy,donald trump,john mccainthe national interest,politics,david brooks,donald trump,barack obamathe national interest,politics,donald trump,flag-burningearly and often,jason chaffetz,politicsthe national interest,politics,donald trumpthe national interest,politics,donald trumpdonald trump,politics,voter fraud,hillary clinton,trump transitionthe senate,donald trump,democrats,politics,gop,filibuster<![CDATA[How Republicans Justify Unlimited Trump Corruption]]>, 05 Dec 2016 16:08:36 GMT

    There are many countries in the world that are governed by men who use their office to enrich themselves and their families. Before now, or at least for the last 200 years (since Andrew Jackson secretly profited off his own land grabs) the United States of America has...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trump<![CDATA[Ben Carson May Be the Perfect Trump HUD Secretary]]>, 05 Dec 2016 14:29:00 GMT

    Ben Carson has demonstrated the ability to do two things at a world-class level: perform surgical operations, and run lucrative scams. By his own admission, he is patently unqualified to run a federal agency. Nonetheless, he has accepted the job as secretary...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticshuddonald trumpben carson<![CDATA[Stein Campaign Shifts Pennsylvania Recount Effort From State to Federal Court]]>, 04 Dec 2016 17:06:18 GMT

    Lawyers for the presidential campaign of Green Party candidate Jill Stein have changed tactics in their legal effort to force a recount of the vote in Pennsylvania, shifting their case from the state to federal level. The campaign will now seek an emergency federal-court order on Monday asking for a...More »]]>Chas Dannerpennsylvaniapoliticsjill steinrecount<![CDATA[Evangelicals Looking to Trump to Make America Manly Again]]>, 02 Dec 2016 14:44:06 GMT

    Observers from Southern Baptist spokesman Russell Moore to yours truly frequently argued during the late election campaign that white evangelical voters who viewed Donald Trump as the champion of, or even an participant in, their faith might be mistaking the mogul for somebody else. Aside from his rather...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticstrump<![CDATA[The 2016 Election Is a Disaster Without a Moral]]>, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:04 GMT

    Back in the 1980s, when Democrats used to lose presidential elections on the regular, The New Republic would publish a post-election “Recriminations Issue,” which at some point was billed its “Quadrennial Recriminations Issue,” a tradition that finally ended in 1992. The ritual called for every faction within the Democratic Party...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpcampaign 2016hillary clinton<![CDATA[Trump Team Explains They Were Campaigning Against Facts, Not Just Clinton]]>, 02 Dec 2016 10:16:00 GMT

    There are a lot of theories on why Hillary Clinton lost the election, but in campaign postmortems on Thursday, the Trump team offered the most mind-bending explanation of them all: The Clinton campaign was done in by its insistence on operating in a world in which there are objective facts....More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumpearly and oftenpolitics<![CDATA[Jason Chaffetz Planned for ‘Years’ of Clinton Probes, Thinks Trump Has Yet to Do Anything Worth Investigating]]>, 02 Dec 2016 09:18:46 GMT

    Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, has received several requests from Democrats on the committee and his hometown newspaper to begin reviewing President-elect Donald Trump’s finances for potential conflicts of interests. The Utah representative completely ignored those calls for three weeks, but he finally responded on...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannearly and oftenjason chaffetzpolitics<![CDATA[Trump’s Call to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Would Be Hilarious, If Everyone Involved Didn’t Have Nukes]]>, 01 Dec 2016 09:47:45 GMT

    Up to this point, Donald Trump’s decision to forgo the customary State Department briefings before speaking to work leaders had sparked confusion and mild breaches of protocol. But his apparent lack of preparation before a call on Wednesday may have shifted the United States’ relationship with two key...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumppoliticsearly and awkward<![CDATA[How Did Trump Save Carrier Jobs? Fear of Losing Federal Contracts Said to Be Key]]>, 01 Dec 2016 07:39:23 GMT

    For two days, Donald Trump has enjoyed mostly good press – even from the New York Times – for saving nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana by convincing Carrier, which makes air conditioning and heating equipment, not to relocate an Indianapolis plant to Mexico. The terms of the deal...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumpearly and oftenpolitics<![CDATA[Republicans Can’t Replace Obamacare, But They Might Be Able to Coerce Democrats to Do It for Them]]>, 30 Nov 2016 19:04:08 GMT

    As they attempt to devise a strategy for fulfilling their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans are converging on the realization that they cannot do it without Democrats. Their choice has boiled down to two basic options: Entice Democrats to cooperate on bipartisan changes, or blow up the law...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsobamacarekevin mccarthy<![CDATA[Don’t Be Fooled: Donald Trump Will Never Walk Away From His Businesses]]>, 30 Nov 2016 18:24:04 GMT

    Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today: Trumpian conflicts of interest and culture wars. And, making up with Mitt.

    With the potential conflicts of interest surrounding Donald Trump (and his family)...More »]]>Frank Richdonald trumppoliticsmitt romneythe national circus<![CDATA[Mitt Romney Swallows Pride, Frogs Legs at Dinner With Donald Trump]]>, 30 Nov 2016 10:07:00 GMT

    Donald Trump already made potential secretary of State Mitt Romney “kiss his ring” and publicly apologize (sort of) for calling him a “phony” and a “fraud” during the campaign, but it seems his atonement has just begun. On Tuesday night, Trump, Romney, and future White House...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumpearly and oftenmitt romneystuck in the mittlepolitics<![CDATA[The GOP Congress Is Out of the Checks-and-Balances Business]]>, 29 Nov 2016 21:41:41 GMT

    Even before the election, it was clear to anybody who paid attention that unified control of government would mean an executive branch free of accountability or oversight. The investigative arm of the Republican Congress, which had been gearing up for four years of ceaseless torment of Hillary Clinton for any...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticskevin mccarthydonald trumpjohn mccain<![CDATA[David Brooks and the Intellectual Collapse of the Center]]>, 29 Nov 2016 20:25:52 GMT

    Of all the failures that have led to the historical disaster of the Trump presidency, perhaps the least-remarked-upon is the abdication of responsibility of the American center. Those of us with moderate inclinations need an effective center as a brake against extremism. When one party veers too far from the...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdavid brooksdonald trumpbarack obama<![CDATA[Donald Trump Wants You to Burn the Flag While He Burns the Constitution]]>, 29 Nov 2016 13:42:13 GMT

    It is usually a mistake to ascribe Donald Trump’s ravings to the news media or through Twitter to deliberate strategy. But Tuesday morning, the president-elect sent a missive that reeked of deliberate calculation, threatening to revoke citizenship for flag-burners:

    This is an unusual “issue” for the president-elect to highlight, given...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpflag-burning<![CDATA[Republican Jason Chaffetz Has Suddenly Lost Interest in Investigating the President]]>, 29 Nov 2016 10:47:16 GMT

    Back in October, Representative Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, had big plans for 2017. After leading the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, he positioned himself to be President Clinton’s greatest foe in Congress, bragging to the Washington Post that he would spend the...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannearly and oftenjason chaffetzpolitics<![CDATA[Conspiracy Theorist Donald Trump Does Not Understand How Logic Works]]>, 29 Nov 2016 03:00:08 GMT

    President-elect Donald Trump spent some of his weekend advancing the baseless conspiracy theory that several million illegal voters supported his opponent, accounting for her win in the national vote. Monday night, apparently angered by media coverage of his bizarre claims, he returned to the subject through a series...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trump<![CDATA[Why Donald Trump Is Lying About the Popular Vote]]>, 28 Nov 2016 16:00:38 GMT

    This weekend, Donald Trump insisted that he “won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” Various armchair psychoanalysts have pondered just what drove Trump to believe this particular conspiracy theory and then to spread it. Perhaps the most simple explanation is that Trump places...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trump<![CDATA[Donald Trump Falsely Blames Popular-Vote Loss on Voter Fraud]]>, 27 Nov 2016 21:31:57 GMT

    President-elect Donald Trump, who won the presidential election via the Electoral College but lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by at least 2.2 million votes, now falsely claims that he won the popular vote as well — because millions of Clinton voters voted illegally. Trump made...More »]]>Chas Dannerdonald trumppoliticsvoter fraudhillary clintontrump transition<![CDATA[GOP Senators Seem Anxious About Nuking the Fillibuster]]>, 27 Nov 2016 21:09:47 GMT

    At least nine Republican senators are reportedly wary of caving to conservative pressure to “nuke” the filibuster to pave the way for Donald Trump’s legislative agenda. Republican senators Orrin Hatch and Lindsey Graham have already gone on the record as being against any effort to kill the...More »]]>Chas Dannerthe senatedonald trumpdemocratspoliticsgopfilibuster