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Early And Often

  1. tales from the trail
    Kamala Harris Zeroes In on Baltimore for 2020 HeadquartersAccording to Democrats familiar with her thinking. Also: Thoughts from a Beto booster and a run by L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti looks less likely.
  2. early and often
    Julián Castro Is Officially Running for President and Hopes It Will MatterOne of the Democrats’ rising stars is taking his shot and saying he’s the “antidote to Trump,” but how many people will be paying attention?
  3. politics
    Bernie Sanders and the Lies We Tell White VotersPoliticians who aren’t willing to alienate racists will end up pandering to them.
  4. early and often
    Trump Says Secret to Fake Peace With North Korea Was Real LoveIf admiring the world’s authoritarians is wrong, they need only send Trump a “beautiful letter” to remind him he doesn’t want to be right.
  5. politics
    Ben Sasse Has Considered Leaving the GOP to Support the GOPThe senator’s self-proclaimed independence from the Republican Party and Trump continues to be a distinction without a difference.
  6. Speeches and Scenes From John McCain’s Memorial in Washington D.C.Speakers, including former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, celebrated McCain’s life on Saturday.
  7. Democrats Vote to Strip Power From Superdelegates, Reform CaucusesFollowing the contentious 2016 primaries, the DNC embraced the biggest reforms to its presidential nomination process since the 1980s.
  8. trump administration
    Haspel Nearly Walked Away From CIA Director NominationShe reportedly had to be convinced to stay after worrying she’d be “the next Ronny Jackson” amid scrutiny of her role in the CIA’s torture program.
  9. Report: Cohen Set Up $774,000 Credit Line During Trump CampaignAnd if the money was used to pay off porn stars who had affairs with President Trump, Cohen may have committed bank fraud.
  10. authoritarianism
    Trump Jokes About Staying in Power IndefinitelyBut he also praised China’s president for his hard-fought dictatorship, because Trump loves authoritarians and their power-grabs.
  11. gross things
    Trump Blames Florida School Shooting on Russia Investigation“It always has to be about you,” one student responded, “how silly of me to forget.”
  12. Trump Aide Confirms Trump Wants to #ReleaseTheMemoThe president will undoubtedly support any effort to discredit the Russia investigation.
  13. Government-Shutdown Liveblog, Day ThreeAll the lowlights from a barely functioning Washington.
  14. Trump In ‘Excellent’ Health, Says White House DoctorMore detailed results about Trump’s first physical exam as president won’t be released until Tuesday.
  15. Oprah Should Run — for Governor of WisconsinDemocrats won’t need star power to win the White House in 2020. But they sure could use some at the state level next fall.
  16. Report: Trump Works From 11-6, Sort OfAnd the president has a lot of “Executive Time” for calls, cable news, and tweeting.
  17. Trump on Russia Investigation: I Do Things ‘100 Percent Proper’The president weighed in on that and several other topics during an impromptu press availability on Saturday.
  18. Trump Insists He’s a ‘Very Stable Genius’ in Response to Mental-Fitness ConcernsHe says his mental health and intelligence are his two greatest assets.
  19. Trump Plans to Help More Republicans Lose in 2018The historically unpopular president wants to do a lot more endorsements and rallies to help GOP midterm candidates.
  20. early and often
    Doug Jones’s Victory Shows Why Democrats Must Compete EverywhereAnd “you never know when a Republican candidate will turn out to be a sex criminal” isn’t the only reason.
  21. Trump Thinks People Should Be Fired for Misrepresenting the Truth on TwitterThe president’s response to a Washington Post journalist’s mistaken tweet sets a new standard for hypocrisy.
  22. Flynn Will Roll Over on Kushner, Pence, and Trump Himself If He Has ToFlynn has signaled that he won’t take a bullet for those who haven’t done a thing for him or the country.
  23. Report: Trump Tries to Hide Plans and Calls From John KellyAnd the president’s friends apparently sneak messages past Kelly via Melania.
  24. McConnell Backs Away From Condemnation of Roy MooreNow he says it’s up to Alabama voters to decide.
  25. russia investigation
    Did Trump Just Incriminate Himself by Saying He Knew Flynn Lied to the FBI?Maybe.
  26. Mueller Removed FBI Agent From Russia Probe Over Possible Anti-Trump TextsTwo FBI agents who worked on the Mueller probe may have exchanged politically charged messages.
  27. Trump Claims He Isn’t Worried About Flynn Guilty PleaThe president repeated “no collusion” three times when speaking with reporters on Saturday.
  28. Conyers Steps Down As Ranking Democrat on House Judiciary CommitteeHe is continuing to deny the allegations of sexual harassment that have been made against him.
  29. Trump Tweets Further Support for Roy MooreThe president continues to think that being a generic Democrat is worse than having been accused of preying on teen girls.
  30. Trump Says He Should Have Left UCLA Players in Chinese JailBecause one of the players’ fathers didn’t appreciate Trump’s help.
  31. Report: Trump’s Staff Keeps Him Happy With ‘Delusional’ Good PollsHe apparently gets upset when he sees the regular polls.
  32. No Evidence Obama Tapped Trump Tower, DOJ Confirms in Rebuke of TrumpOne of the president’s biggest lies has been finally and officially exposed by his own administration.
  33. Trump Reportedly Wanted to Kill Arpaio Investigation Before ConvictionThe president apparently considered quashing Sheriff Joe’s criminal-contempt case months ago.
  34. trump palace
    Trump ‘Adviser’ Sebastian Gorka Ousted From White HouseAnd it’s still not clear what he actually did there, other than be one of the president’s guard dogs on television.
  35. Trump Administration Disbands Climate-Change Advisory PanelYet more evidence that the White House is uninterested in acknowledging or planning for the threat of climate change.
  36. Poll: Trump Embarrasses More Than 60 Percent of Voters in 3 Crucial StatesTrump’s response to Charlottesville doesn’t seem to have gone over so well in the three states that narrowly handed him last year’s election.
  37. Charities Are Pulling Their Events From Trump’s Mar-a-Lago ResortThe perceived toxicity of the president has spread to the winter White House.
  38. Charlottesville Shows That Republicans Are More Willing to Rebuke TrumpRepublicans are continuing to call out the president, this time over white-nationalist violence.
  39. Things President Trump Has Condemned Other Than White NationalistsThe president declined to condemn white nationalists on Saturday, but he’s sure summoned the will to condemn just about everything else.
  40. Has John Kelly Reined in Trump’s Tweetatorship?Many have tried. All have failed.
  41. Pence Denies He Is Already Running for Trump’s Second TermA new Times report says that some Republicans, including Pence, are quietly betting against Trump being willing or able to run for president again.
  42. Trump Is Trying to Reanimate Trumpcare Using Threats and RidiculeThe president finished out his terrible week by calling Republicans fools and quitters while threatening to spike congressional health coverage.
  43. White House Says Trump Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill, Avoiding Veto FightThe first major legislation passed during Trump’s presidency will be a bill he opposed and now has no choice but to sign.
  44. Trump Still Doesn’t Accept That Russia Meddled in the ElectionWhite House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Sunday that the president thinks Russia is too smart to get caught hacking an election.
  45. Vote on GOP Health-Care Bill Delayed While McCain Recovers from Sudden SurgeryMcCain is expected to recover, but the same can’t be said for the GOP’s haphazard efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  46. Insurers, Governors Join Ranks of People Who Hate the GOP Health-Care BillAnd yet, it still might pass in the next few days.
  47. Pence Drains Swamp by Inviting Donors to Vice-President’s ResidenceHe’s been holding dinners for donors and other influential GOP figures at his home on the grounds of the Naval Observatory.
  48. Trump Campaign’s Inner Circle Met With Kremlin-Linked LawyerDonald Trump Jr. arranged the previously undisclosed June 2016 meeting, which President Trump’s lawyers are now suggesting was a setup.
  49. Ivanka Trump Sat in for Her Father Among World Leaders at G20“If she weren’t my daughter it would be so much easier for her,” the president also explained on Saturday.
  50. Trump Shares Video of Himself Beating Up CNNThe president of the United States is spending his Fourth of July weekend fantasizing about physically attacking the media.
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