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    diArticles feed for di, 16 Jan 2017 22:48:01 GMT for Node.jsdonald trump,early and often,politicsdonald trump,early and often,nato,russia,politicspress conferences,early and often,donald trump,trump transition,politics,the mediasanctions,international intrigue, donald trump,vladimir putin,michael flynn,politics,russiathe national interest,politics,donald trump,paul ryan,obamacaredonald trump,culture,race,politicspolitics,ethics,jason chaffetzearly and often,obamacare,paul ryan,politicsdonald trump,politics,espionage,early and oftenthe national interest,politics,donald trumpthe national interest,politics,kleptocracy,donald trumptrump transition,politicspolitics,original video,farewell address,president obama,atticus finchfarewell address,democracy,the national interest,donald trump,barack obama,politicsthe national interest,excerpt,audacity,new york magazine,the obama years,barack obama,politicsearly and often,jason chaffetz,politicsdonald trump,trump transition,early and often,politics,betsy devostrump transition,early and often,jeff sessions,politicsdonald trump,trump transition,monica crowley,politicsthe national interest,chaitfeuds,donald trump,kellyanne conway,politics,russian hacking<![CDATA[Trump Promises ‘Insurance for Everybody,’ Won’t Give Any Specifics]]>, 16 Jan 2017 10:28:03 GMT

    On Sunday, thousands of people attended rallies across the United States protesting Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If they’d only held off by a few hours, they would have realized there’s no reason to fear that millions of people will lose their health coverage, as...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumpearly and oftenpolitics<![CDATA[Trump Slams NATO, Says He’d Lift Russia Sanctions for Nuclear Arms Reductions]]>, 16 Jan 2017 05:13:00 GMT

    If you’ve just acknowledged that Russia hacked your political opponent and you’re embroiled in a scandal over unverified claims that you’ve been compromised by Moscow, publicly signaling your openness to Russia and its policy goals is not the logical next move. But, for whatever reason, that’s...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumpearly and oftennatorussiapolitics<![CDATA[Trump May Kick the White House Press Corps out of the White House]]>, 15 Jan 2017 19:13:13 GMT

    Three senior Trump officials have told Esquire that the incoming administration is seriously considering a plan to evict the White House press corps from the White House press briefing room, where it’s been housed since the Nixon administration. Under the plan, the press corps would apparently be...More »]]>Chas Dannerpress conferencesearly and oftendonald trumptrump transitionpoliticsthe media<![CDATA[Trump Open to Lifting Sanctions on Russia, But Scrutiny of His Campaign’s Possible Contact With Kremlin Intensifies]]>, 15 Jan 2017 14:45:00 GMT

    Donald Trump says he would be open to lifting recently imposed sanctions on Russia if relations between it and the U.S. improve, telling The Wall Street Journal, “If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really...More »]]>Chas Dannersanctionsinternational intrigue donald trumpvladimir putinmichael flynnpoliticsrussia<![CDATA[The New Republican Plan to Make Democrats Repeal Obamacare Is to Take Children’s Health Care Hostage]]>, 13 Jan 2017 15:28:08 GMT

    The Republican dilemma on health care is that the party may have the ability to destroy the status quo, but it doesn’t have the ability to put something in its place. One reason is mechanical: They can defund Obamacare with just 50 Senate votes, but they need 60 to rewrite...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumppaul ryanobamacare<![CDATA[The Fear of a White ‘Black Bush’]]>, 13 Jan 2017 14:09:08 GMT

    Three months before a little-known Illinois state senator named Barack Obama made his now-historic keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the final episode aired of the second and final full season of Chappelle’s Show. The last sketch of the last episode of that last full season was “More »]]>Rembert Brownedonald trumpcultureracepolitics<![CDATA[Chaffetz Goes After Ethics Watchdog Who Dared to Criticize Trump]]>, 13 Jan 2017 10:59:03 GMT

    Just after the Access Hollywood video was released, Representative Jason Chaffetz unendorsed Donald Trump, saying, “I’m not going to put my good name and reputation, and my family behind Donald Trump for President when he acts like this. I just can’t do it.”

    But once the whole grab-’em-by-the-pussy thing started...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticsethicsjason chaffetz<![CDATA[Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Repeal Plan Is As Confusing As Trump’s]]>, 13 Jan 2017 09:23:12 GMT

    During a CNN town hall on Thursday night, on the eve of a vote in the House that is expected to give Congress final approval to begin gutting the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked a question that’s weighing on both Obamacare advocates and rank-and-file...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannearly and oftenobamacarepaul ryanpolitics<![CDATA[Clapper Denounces ‘Corrosive and Damaging’ Trump Dossier Leak]]>, 12 Jan 2017 05:40:48 GMT

    In yet another extraordinary development, on Wednesday night Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released a statement on an unverified dossier that outlines Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. BuzzFeed published the 35-page document on Tuesday after CNN reported that Clapper and other intelligence chiefs gave the president-elect a two-page...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumppoliticsespionageearly and often<![CDATA[Donald Trump to America: I Won, Accountability Is Over]]>, 11 Jan 2017 18:55:14 GMT

    Donald Trump’s first press conference since the summer was a surreal exercise in the assertion of immunity from accountability. He either ignored questions about his behavior, or dismissed the questions as illegitimate. He painted a chilling depiction of politics not as an ongoing process but as a one-time event, settled...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trump<![CDATA[The Way to Save Democracy Is to Attack Trump on Economics]]>, 11 Jan 2017 17:00:00 GMT

    Donald Trump poses an extraordinary threat to American democracy. During the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton focused on his extraordinary qualities — the bullying, overt racism and misogyny, and authoritarianism — rather than his ordinary ones, like his plans to cut taxes for the rich and deregulate business. Now that the...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticskleptocracydonald trump<![CDATA[Republicans Delay Confirmation Hearings for Trump Picks Amid Vetting Concerns]]>, 11 Jan 2017 08:17:12 GMT

    Donald Trump’s first post-election press conference just got a lot more interesting, and thankfully there will be fewer confirmation hearings to distract lawmakers and journalists. While there were originally five hearings scheduled for Wednesday, we’re now down to three.

    In recent days, Democrats and a federal ethics watchdog...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanntrump transitionpolitics<![CDATA[President Obama Quoted To Kill a Mockingbird in His Farewell Address]]>, 11 Jan 2017 06:42:01 GMTHe urged sensitivity and understanding between America’s diverse racial and ethnic groups, invoking Atticus Finch’s famous words.

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    <![CDATA[Obama Uses Farewell Address to Call for Defense of Democracy Against Trump]]>, 11 Jan 2017 04:20:26 GMT

    In his farewell address, Barack Obama gave a speech that was very different from what he would have delivered if his successor had been Hillary Clinton, or even any of the 16 Republicans who tried and failed to win their party’s nomination. His speech devoted only the most perfunctory attention...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitfarewell addressdemocracythe national interestdonald trumpbarack obamapolitics<![CDATA[Barack Obama’s Legacy Is More Secure Than You, or the GOP, Think]]>, 10 Jan 2017 13:00:04 GMT

    Barack Obama is one of a handful of presidents with transformative domestic legacies. Some of those presidents, like Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, left their office to a chosen successor who carried forward their vision. Lyndon Johnson saw his popularity dissipate in response to a failed war. Abraham Lincoln was...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestexcerptaudacitynew york magazinethe obama yearsbarack obamapolitics<![CDATA[Jason Chaffetz Continues Clinton Email Probe, Hasn’t Mulled Trump Conflicts of Interest]]>, 10 Jan 2017 10:26:12 GMT

    Months after Election Day, there’s at least one member of Congress who isn’t sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s damn emails. On Monday, Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight committee, vowed to keep investigating Hillary Clinton’s private email server, though she did not win the election.

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    <![CDATA[Hearing Delayed for Trump Education Pick Betsy DeVos, Whose Ethics Report Is Not Finished]]>, 10 Jan 2017 08:46:01 GMT

    Those concerned that Republican senators are rushing through Trump’s Cabinet appointments, though some nominees haven’t been thoroughly vetted, scored a small victory on Monday night. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has postponed its confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for Education secretary. DeVos, a...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumptrump transitionearly and oftenpoliticsbetsy devos<![CDATA[Cory Booker to Testify Against Fellow Senator Jeff Sessions at Attorney General Hearing]]>, 10 Jan 2017 06:42:08 GMT

    Several high-profile figures have already come out against Senator Jeff Sessions’s nomination for attorney general, and last week the national president of the NAACP was arrested while protesting Donald Trump’s nomination of the Alabama senator. Now, in an unprecedented move, one of Sessions’s Senate colleagues is...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanntrump transitionearly and oftenjeff sessionspolitics<![CDATA[Trump National-Security Pick Monica Crowley Plagiarized Ph.D. Dissertation Too]]>, 10 Jan 2017 04:39:13 GMT

    Over the weekend, the Trump transition team essentially shrugged in response to CNN’s report that Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for senior communications director of the National Security Council, plagiarized many sections of her book What the (Bleep) Just Happened? The Happy Warrior’s Guide to the Great American Comeback....More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumptrump transitionmonica crowleypolitics<![CDATA[Trump Invents New Fallback Lie on Russian Hacking]]>, 09 Jan 2017 13:40:13 GMT

    Last week, Donald Trump stubbornly stuck to the line he had maintained throughout the campaign: that nobody knows who hacked into Democratic Party emails. It could have been the Chinese, a lone obese man, etc. The “intelligence” — he insisted on using scare quotes — was suspiciously postponed,...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestchaitfeudsdonald trumpkellyanne conwaypoliticsrussian hacking