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    Trump Defends Kavanaugh: ‘I Understand College Very Well’The president offers a personal testimony for his Supreme Court nominee’s youthful chastity and respect for women.
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    Guess Who’s Blocking ‘Due Process’ for Brett Kavanaugh?Mitch McConnell is demanding a speedy hearing without an FBI investigation or testimony from the chief witness.
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    Brett Kavanaugh Is Probably a Goner NowWhy Trump will probably have to find a new Supreme Court justice soon.
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    Ted Cruz Attacks Beto O’Rourke for Denouncing Police Murder in a Black ChurchTed Cruz either approves of police execution or thinks campaigning in black churches is scary.
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    A Rod Rosenstein Resignation Would Be a Disaster for Mueller and the Rule of LawSpare the Rod.
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    GOP Bill ‘Covers’ Preexisting Conditions, But May Have Million-Dollar Premium“Donald Trump and Republicans will protect patients with preexisting conditions,” promises Trump. There’s just one small catch.
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    The Trump Tax Cuts Did One Thing: Give Rich People More MoneyThe economy hasn’t changed much. What’s changed is that business owners have a bigger piece of it.
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    Trump: Hurricane ‘One of the Wettest We’ve Seen From the Standpoint of Water’Whether Florence is also wet from other standpoints is a question the president did not address.
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    Republican Memo Admits Voters Oppose Republican PoliciesRepublicans quietly acknowledge that the American public doesn’t like their agenda.
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    Republicans: Christine Ford Won’t Have Guts to Testify on Kavanaugh. (She Does.)“This gambit basically bets that she will decline, and Republicans can then say that they tried to investigate further.” On to plan B!
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    Why Brett Kavanaugh Might Lose Supreme Court Seat Over Sexual-Assault AllegationA done deal is suddenly looking undone.
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    It Takes More Than ‘Adults in the Room’ to Control a Petulant Leader Like TrumpThere are parallels to Weimar failures in a too-forgiving GOP enamored by tax cuts.
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    Republican Extremism Is Turning Democrats Left on Health CareIf conservatives are going to destroy market-based health reform, they can’t complain when Democrats turn to government-based plans.
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    How Elizabeth Warren Is Dominating the Democratic Presidential RaceThe Massachusetts senator is co-opting Bernie Sanders’s support without copying his platform.
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    George W. Bush Raising Money to Maintain Trump Cover-upDubya working hard to ensure Congress quashes any investigation of Trump’s many scandals.
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    Obama Calls Trump the Product of a Republican Party Gone Mad“It did not start with Donald Trump,” said the former president, “He is a symptom, not the cause.”
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    Trump Praises Rep. Greg Gianforte for Assaulting Reporter“This man has fought in more ways than one, for your state. He has fought for your state. Greg Gianforte. He is a fighter and a winner.”
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    Bernie Sanders’s BEZOS Bill Would Hurt the Working Class, Not the RichA bad talking point is turned into a very bad piece of legislation.
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    Senior White House Official Confesses Anti-Trump Cabal in Newspaper Trump ReadsWhy they are revealing their secret is hard to say.
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    Trump: I Have 100 Pictures of Mueller and Comey Hugging and KissingIn Russia, Trump kompromat you.
  21. Trump Officials Keep Getting Misquoted Questioning President’s IntelligenceHe’s a very stable genius! He said so himself. Why can’t the media get this right?
  22. Report: Everybody in the White House Considers Trump an IdiotAnd also a gigantic liar. Still more tales from the court of the mad king.
  23. Trump’s War on Democracy Will Be Held in the Department of JusticeThe generalized debate about Trump’s authoritarianism has settled on a specific question.
  24. Congressional Republicans Don’t Even Pretend to Stand up to Trump AnymoreWhatever restraining force the president’s party exerted against him has now almost completely dissipated.
  25. Republican Admits Trump Broke His Popular Promises That Got Him ElectedTrump ran on an infrastructure bill, health care for all, and raising his own taxes. Republicans are thrilled he ditched those ideas.
  26. Trump Is a Snob Who Secretly Despises His Own SupportersTrump mocks Jeff Sessions for his southern accent and lack of an Ivy League degree.
  27. Ben Shapiro Proudly Declares Conservatism Nearly Kook-FreeRight-wing columnist proud that racists are marginalized on the right, apparently has not read any news in more than three years.
  28. John McCain Tried to Save the Republican Party From Itself, and Was CrushedTwo decades ago, McCain made the only serious attempt to arrest the party’s long rightward lurch. His defeat still lingers.
  29. Republican Senator: McCain ‘Partially to Blame’ for Trump Flag DisputeIt takes two to tangle, even if only one of the parties is currently alive.
  30. House Republicans Have a Secret List of Trump Scandals They’re Covering UpThe GOP’s closing argument for the midterms: look at all the corruption that will be uncovered if Democrats gain control!
  31. NRA Says FBI Is Treating Trump As Unfairly As Al Capone“They’re trying to Al Capone the president,” complains Dana Loesch.
  32. Trump, Obstructing Justice Again, Asked Lawyers About Manafort PardonTrump is just very compassionate, and willing to look guilty to help an old friend, who by the way he barely knows.
  33. Republican Senator Gives Trump Green Light to Fire SessionsLindsey Graham: “The president’s entitled to an attorney general he has faith in.” Which means a hack.
  34. Trump Wants to Ban Flipping Because He Is Almost Literally a Mob BossIt would be extremely difficult to prosecute any organized crime if it were not possible to trade lenient sentences in return for cooperation.
  35. Trump Tries to Deny His Crime With Cohen, Confesses by MistakePresident insists payments “weren’t taken out of campaign finance.” That’s the reason it’s illegal!
  36. Every Single House Republican Is Actively Covering Up Trump’s GuiltRepublican now says the party needs to control Congress to help “hold Trump accountable.” What?
  37. Rudy: Trump Not Implicated by Crime He Definitely CommittedCohen only admitted to helping “Individual 1,” a mystery man he represented as a lawyer, and then who became president of the United States.
  38. ‘Law and Order’ Candidate Donald Trump Is Surrounded by CriminalsLock them up.
  39. Trump Administration Says Trump Coal Plan Will Kill 1,400 Americans a YearTrump’s EPA: “Implementing the proposed rule is expected to increase … pollutants in the atmosphere that adversely affect human health.”
  40. Trump’s Craziest Climate Speech Ever Explains His New Dirty Energy PolicyPresident likes coal because it’s “indestructible,” hates wind because birds can kill it, somehow.
  41. The Media Keeps Giving Trump the Benefit of the Doubt on CollusionReporters keep digging up awful facts about the president, but interpreting those facts in the friendliest possible light.
  42. Trump Is Making the Department of Justice Into His Own Private Goon SquadHis purge is creating a chilling effect on law enforcement.
  43. Mean Girl Kellyanne Conway: ‘Why Is Everybody So Obsessed’ With TrumpThe counselor to the president is puzzled by a strange fixation with the world’s most powerful person.
  44. Trump Admits He Was Underfunding Defense Budget to Make Room for ParadeNow he tells us we are going to get fighter jets, but only because he failed to get a parade?
  45. Pretending Single Payer Health Care Is Easy to Pass Doesn’t Make It EasyBernie Bros need to stop calling Democrats shills and engage with the reason they’re reluctant to impose radical change.
  46. Trump Strips Security Clearance From Former CIA Director John BrennanPresident uses security clearances to discredit opponents for the first time.
  47. White House ‘Can’t Guarantee’ There’s No Tape of Trump Saying N-WordAn incredibly revealing lack of confidence by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
  48. Donald Trump Hires the Worst People, According to Trump“Disgraceful,” “drugged-up loser,” “low-life” and other Trump descriptions of the people Trump hires.
  49. Trump Foreign Policy Held Back by Struggle to Grasp Time Zones, MapsTrump also has trouble relating to foreign presidents who have real jobs that don’t involve binge-watching cable news.
  50. Omarosa Is Leveraging Her Tapes Against the Trump AdministrationOmarosa may or may not have the goods, but she knows exactly what she is doing, and Trump is right to be scared.
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