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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]