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Sen. Cory Booker endorses Ben Jealous in bid for Maryland governor

Former NAACP president Ben Jealous continues to pull in endorsements in his bid for Maryland governor. The latest nod comes from U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Booker called Jealous “one of the most compelling voices of the X Generation” and said he is “all in” to do whatever Jealous, a political neophyte, needs to help him win the […]

Donald Trump and the Dawn of the Evangelical-Nationalist Alliance (Demographics)

“In their eyes, religious conservatives aren’t making a cynical bargain by embracing a president with dubious religious bona fides. They finally have the street brawler they’ve always wanted.” Read more at POLITICO: Donald Trump and the Dawn of the Evangelical-Nationalist Alliance Donald Trump’s supporters always had diverging interpretations of his campaign mantra, “Make America Great […]

WaPo: Deputy attorney general appoints special counsel to oversee probe of Russian interference in election

Former FBI director Robert Mueller will over see the FBI probe, including any coordination between Trump associates and Russians. The Justice Department appointed a special counsel Wednesday to investigate possible coordination between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials — a clear signal to the White House that federal investigators will aggressively pursue the matter despite […]

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,” […]

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

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 […]

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 […]