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  1. mueller time
    Read the Mueller Report SummaryThe Justice Department has released a summary of Robert Mueller’s conclusions. It’s not the full report, but it’s all we’ve got for now.
  2. mueller time
    Mueller Report Expected Sunday, But How Much of It?The attorney general is prepping a hand-crafted summary of Mueller’s conclusions, but House Democrats are getting ready to fight for the whole report.
  3. world view
    Trump Won’t Let U.S. Officials Come Between Him and Kim Jong-unTrump countered, and confused, his own administration by calling off new North Korea sanctions. If only our actual allies were treated so well.
  4. mueller time
    When Will We Be Able to Read the Mueller Report?What to expect when you’re expecting a special counsel’s report about Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  5. poverty
    Trump Economic Team: Welfare Cuts Poverty. So, Let’s Cut Welfare.A White House report argues that the safety net has nearly eliminated poverty — so we should slash it to teach the poor “self-sufficiency.”
  6. foreign policy
    Trump Calls on U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan HeightsThe president just vowed to nullify the international law prohibiting states from acquiring new territory through military conquest.
  7. politics
    Trump Wants Jeanine Pirro and Her Islamophobia Back on the AirFox News benched her over her Islamophobic comments. Trump responded with a rejection of political correctness and a strange call to arms.
  8. comedy v politics
    Live From Twitter, It’s Donald Trump Threatening SNL With Federal InvestigationsThe reruns were triggering.
  9. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The Senate’s Rebuke of Trump Isn’t a GOP RebellionIf Susan Collins is the party’s profile in intellectual courage, it’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry.
  10. impeachment
    Intelligencer Chat: Should Democrats Impeach President Trump?Nancy Pelosi has signaled her hesitance on the matter. Is she making a mistake?
  11. just asking questions
    A Former Fox News Editor on What The New Yorker’s Big Exposé MissedKen LaCorte says his decision not to publish a story about Stormy Daniels’s affair with Trump had nothing to do with partisanship.
  12. grift
    Everything to Know About the Spa Founder Selling Access to TrumpThe founder of a Florida spa chain linked to prostitution went from political nobody to Mar-a-Lago elite, and the story keeps getting shadier.
  13. grift
    Everything to Know About the Spa Founder Selling Access to TrumpThe founder of a Florida spa chain linked to prostitution went from political nobody to Mar-a-Lago elite, and the story keeps getting shadier.
  14. fox news
    Of Course Democrats Shouldn’t Let Fox News Host a Primary DebateFox News isn’t a news network. It’s a propaganda outfit that abets plutocracy by fomenting racial paranoia. The DNC is right to treat it as such.
  15. the economy
    Trump’s Economic Record Is Now a Disaster by His Own (Dumb) StandardsThe trade deficit hits record heights, as the Rust Belt bleeds manufacturing jobs, and the “global financial elite” thrives.
  16. politics
    Ben Carson Is ‘Likely’ to Leave HUD After Trump’s First TermCarson is one of Trump’s more capable secretaries – if capable is defined as scaling back HUD’s mission and surviving ethical scandals.
  17. politics
    Self-Care Is a Self-Celebration for Trump at CPACAfter a brutal week at home and abroad, the president made a supersized spectacle of himself at the annual conservative conference.
  18. what the right is reading
    A Different Way to Think About White Identity PoliticsRight-wing populism is on the rise. A new book argues this dangerous political force can be tamed by finding healthy outlets for some of its impulses.
  19. michael cohen
    What We Learned From Michael Cohen’s TestimonyA rundown of yesterday’s bombshells and edifying tidbits.
  20. michael cohen
    Republican to Cohen: If Trump Is Racist, Why Did He Employ This Black Woman?Cohen claimed Trump was a racist. Mark Meadows proved him wrong — by revealing that the president once let a dark-skinned woman work for him.
  21. michael cohen
    Every Embarrassing Story Michael Cohen Tried to SquashWe already know about several scandals that Trump’s “fixer” tried to cover up by offering deals, filing lawsuits, and making threats.
  22. vision 2020
    GOP Donors Demand Trump Magically Become a Normal Human by 2020Donors are starting to worry that Trump’s 2020 campaign might just be a bunch of nepotism hires rationalizing the outbursts of a senescent narcissist.
  23. voter fraud
    Trump Condemns All Forms of Voter Fraud — Real and ImaginaryAsked to criticize the GOP’s proven election fraud in North Carolina, Trump condemned the Democrats’ fictional election-stealing in California.
  24. terrorism
    Trump Should Stop Telling Hateful Lies That Racist Terrorists BelieveThe president might not have inspired Christopher Hasson. But the (alleged) terrorist’s thwarted plot illustrates the dangers of Trump’s demagogy.
  25. the swamp
    Trump Aides Pushed to Illegally Transfer Nuclear Technology to Saudis: ReportThe White House pushed for the sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia — without seeking congressional approval, according to House Democrats.
  26. potus
    Celebrate Presidents’ Day With Donald Trump and Alec Baldwin’s Newest SNL FeudIt’s collusion vs. threats.
  27. eyes on the prize
    White House Asked Japan for Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize NominationBut what did Japan get in return for the typically anonymous honor, and was it the only country to receive the request?
  28. immigration
    Unauthorized Nanny Grounds Nauert’s U.N. AmbassadorshipMaybe ICE should raid the White House.
  29. last night on late night
    SNL’s Donald Trump to the Nation: I Can Has Wallz?“Wall works. Wall makes safe.”
  30. politics
    Donald Trump Seemed Bored While Declaring a National EmergencyThe president made a low-energy attempt at seizing authoritarian power in the Rose Garden on Friday.
  31. programming note
    CBS Deems Trump’s National Emergency Speech Less Important Than Price Is RightTwenty minutes after his 8-minute speech began 40 minutes late, it was back to the Big Wheel.
  32. national emergency declaration
    Trump Declared a National Emergency Because He’s a Fox News AddictWith his emergency declaration, Trump prioritized pleasing Sean Hannity over appealing to swing voters. That is an idiotic 2020 strategy.
  33. 25th amendment
    The FBI’s Aborted Plan to Remove Trump From Office Was DelusionalAndrew McCabe says the DOJ considered lobbying Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment. That sounds undemocratic — but it’s really just dumb.
  34. government shutdown
    Congress Tentatively Agrees to Wall Funding Democrats First Proposed in DecemberOn Monday, negotiators put forward a $1.375 billion deal for wall funding — a number conspicuously close to what Democrats offered Trump last year.
  35. politics
    Report: Leak of Bezos Texts by Mistress’s Brother Was Politically MotivatedQuestions remain, but it appears that Michael Sanchez, a Trump supporter who knows Roger Stone, was the National Enquirer’s source.
  36. fill the swamp
    Trump Administration Brings Relief to Long-suffering Predatory LendersThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just gutted another consumer financial protection.
  37. vision 2020
    Trump’s State of the Union Was a Preview of His 2020 StrategyThe president promised liberal economic policies — without all those taxes or subversive social values.
  38. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump’s Big Speech Failed at Every LevelEven looking at the 80-minute-plus laundry list from Trump’s point of view, the State of the Union address seems to be a disaster.
  39. state of the union address
    The State of the Union Is DelusionA con man just stiltedly recited a litany of his own willful fantasies, and America’s — while a basket of respectables hooted and hollered.
  40. border wall
    Dems Make Border Security Offer (With $0 for ‘the Wall’)Meanwhile, Trump says the border wall is already being built — and that his voters care less about it than people think.
  41. the top line
    China’s Economic Loss Is Not Likely to Be America’s GainGlobalism was hard on American workers — as would be any move away from it.
  42. government shutdown
    Trump ‘Cucked’ Up the Government ShutdownRed America’s alpha male just picked a fight with a liberal septuagenarian woman — and lost. If anything can alienate Trump’s base, it’s that.
  43. undocumented immigration
    Trump and His Company Are No Aliens to Undocumented WorkersThe crackdown on undocumented workers at two of Trump’s clubs reveals the fake views at the heart of the president’s political career.
  44. world view
    Don’t Just Argue Over Trump’s Maduro Stance, Fight to Help VenezuelansAmericans should be focused on promoting stability and helping refugees — while keeping U.S. opportunists from making the crisis even worse.
  45. today in trump
    Donald Trump’s The Art of the KeelOn the ground in the Rose Garden, Trump’s attempt to spin the shutdown felt like a teleprompter-aided therapy session.
  46. government shutdown
    Airport Workers Forced Trump to Cave (Like a Dog)Republicans are willing to condone a lot of awful things for the sake of political convenience – but personal inconvenience at the airport isn’t one.
  47. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Abyss of Hate Versus HateAfter the Covington debacle, it is clearer than ever: Liberal democracy is being dismantled before our eyes — by all of us.
  48. the top line
    Trump Officials Are Too Out of Touch to Get Why the Shutdown Hurts the EconomyThey think it is no big deal because the workers will get paid eventually. That’s only half right.
  49. state of the union address
    Trump Blinks First in State of the Union Standoff With Nancy PelosiHe says he’ll give the speech after the shutdown ends.
  50. state of the union address
    Pelosi to Trump: No State of the Union Until You’ve Cleaned Up Your MessIf the president doesn’t end his shutdown by next Tuesday, the Speaker won’t let him onto her podium.
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