Melania Trump wins damages, apology from Daily Mail publisher (defamation suit)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump has accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper for reporting rumors about her time as a model, the two parties in the lawsuit said Wednesday. In a joint statement, the parties said the Mail retracted its false statements that Trump “provided services beyond simply […]

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Senate confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court (SCOTUS Nomination)

Senate confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court (SCOTUS Nomination)

The Senate on Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, giving President Trump the biggest victory of his first 100 days in office. The 54-45 vote caps a bitter political battle that began with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia more than a year ago and resulted in the Senate triggering the “nuclear option,” […]

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AAEC – Today’s Political Cartoons

AAEC – Today’s Political Cartoons

Daily political cartoons by members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). The site also includes editorial cartoon archives, cartoonist profiles and articles about cartoon news & history. Source: AAEC – Today’s Political Cartoons

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U.S. strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government

U.S. strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government

The U.S. military launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield early Friday in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar al-Assad since that country’s civil war began nearly six years ago. The operation, which the Trump administration authorized in retaliation for a chemical attack killing scores of civilians this […]

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Trump could blow up Obamacare with one move

Trump could blow up Obamacare with one move

“It’s one thing to say we’re going to watch Obamacare collapse,” said Kathy Hempstead, who oversees coverage programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “It’s another to shoot it in the head.” Read more at Politico: Trump could blow up Obamacare with one move President Trump says that Obamacare is going to explode. But if […]

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Money, Money, Money! Economic Policy and American Government: Mr. Rodman’s Top 12 Highlights from Chapter 18

Money, Money, Money! Economic Policy and American Government: Mr. Rodman’s Top 12 Highlights from Chapter 18

Mr. Rodman’s Top 12 Highlights from Chapter 18: Economic policy and the U.S. Government’s approach to fiscal policy, monetary policy, budgeting for fiscal years – including deficits, mandatory expenditures, discretionary spending, GDP, unemployment and inflation. We also look at the phases of the business cycle, how the Fed uses monetary policy to grow or slow […]

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House GOP abandons ObamaCare repeal effort in stunning defeat | TheHill

House GOP abandons ObamaCare repeal effort in stunning defeat | TheHill

Republicans abandoned their effort to repeal ObamaCare in a stunning defeat Friday, pulling legislation that was headed for an embarrassing loss on the House floor. Read more at The Hill: House GOP abandons ObamaCare repeal effort in stunning defeat | TheHill President Trump asked Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to pull the measure a day after […]

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The Health-Care Debacle Was a Failure of Conservatism – The New Yorker

The Health-Care Debacle Was a Failure of Conservatism – The New Yorker

Let the recriminations begin! Actually, the health-care-failure finger-pointing got under way well before Friday, when Donald Trump and Paul Ryan cancelled a House vote on the American Health Care Act. A day earlier, aides to the President let it be known that he had come to regret going along with Ryan’s idea of making health […]

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Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ended Thursday on a confrontational note, with the body’s top Democrat vowing a filibuster that could complicate Gorsuch’s expected confirmation and ultimately upend the traditional approach to approving justices. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he will vote no on President Trump’s nominee and asked […]

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FBI Director Comey Testifies at House Hearing on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

FBI Director Comey Testifies at House Hearing on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, confirmed early in Monday’s hearing that the bureau is indeed, as has been widely reported, investigating the interference by Russian intelligence in the 2016 American presidential election — including any possible collusion by aides and associates of President Trump. Read more at The New York Times: Highlights From the […]

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Ivanka Trump moves into West Wing office, acknowledges ‘no modern precedent’ for role

Ivanka Trump moves into West Wing office, acknowledges ‘no modern precedent’ for role

Though Ivanka Trump lacks a formal White House job, the president’s older daughter is moving into her own West Wing office, an administration spokesperson said  — a move that increases her profile as an influential, though unofficial, adviser to her father. Read more at The Washington Post : Ivanka Trump moves into West Wing office, acknowledges ‘no […]

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5 things to watch as Gorsuch gets grilled

5 things to watch as Gorsuch gets grilled

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee faces the Senate’s bright lights. Neil Gorsuch heads into his confirmation hearings on Monday with a singular goal: Be boring. The impeccably polished Supreme Court nominee has, so far, encountered few obstacles in his path toward confirmation. He’s privately impressed senators, while opponents have struggled to make criticism against him stick. Not […]

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What the Senate Should Ask Judge Gorsuch

What the Senate Should Ask Judge Gorsuch

A few good questions could rescue the Supreme Court hearings from the charade they’ve become. Read more at Politico: What the Senate Should Ask Judge Gorsuch When Judge Neil Gorsuch faces the Senate Judiciary Committee today, will we see a series of crisp, clear exchanges on the nature of the Constitution, the role of precedent, […]

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Civil Rights and American Government – The Top 12 Highlights of Chapter 16

Civil Rights and American Government – The Top 12 Highlights of Chapter 16

Watch the Top 12 Highlights of Chapter 16. From origins of the Civil Rights movement to anti-discrimination laws and actions today, the Top 12 Highlights from Chapter 16 addresses the issues facing minorities in America today. From the end of Reconstruction in 1877 to the Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, from the Civil Rights Movement in […]

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CBO: 24 million fewer insured under House bill repealing Obamacare

CBO: 24 million fewer insured under House bill repealing Obamacare

Roughly 24 million more people would be uninsured over a decade if the House Republican Obamacare repeal bill is enacted, according to a much-anticipated Congressional Budget Office analysis that could threaten GOP hopes of getting the measure through the House in the coming weeks. The legislation would lead to 14 million more people being uninsured […]

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Sen. Van Hollen (D-MD) led Congress in contributions from lobbyists

Sen. Van Hollen (D-MD) led Congress in contributions from lobbyists

Sen. Chris Van Hollen‘s (D-Md.) star has been on the rise in the Democratic party: After seven terms in the House, he won a Senate seat last November, and now occupies a much-coveted spot on the Appropriations committee while also chairing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the party’s fundraising arm for its Senate candidates. Read more at […]

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