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What the Supreme Court Says About Sitting Out the National Anthem

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When the president uses what used to be called his “bully pulpit” – but now is called “Twitter” – to attack a person or an issue, of course it has much broader consequences. For instance, it’s no surprise that after campaigning on a travel ban focused on Muslims and selectively bringing attention to terrorist attacks Read More

Despite Bump Stocks Debate, This Week Saw Little Progress on Guns

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The NRA may now be behind an effort to regulate a device that helped turn Sunday’s country music festival in Las Vegas into a war zone, but the broader gun control debate in Washington remains largely unchanged. Though its leaders are rarely seen or heard from on the Hill, the NRA looms large there, with Read More

FEMA removes — then restores — statistics about drinking water access and electricity in Puerto Rico from website

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President Trump talks with  residents during a walking tour of areas damaged by Hurricane Maria in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Update: As of Friday afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is once again reporting two key statistics — the percentage of Puerto Ricans who have access to drinking water and the percentage of the island Read More

The Trump Administration Just Attacked Birth Control Access

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Thanks to the Obamacare mandate that insurance plans cover contraception, women and families across the country are paying less in out-of-pocket health care costs, and the rates of both unintended pregnancies and abortions are down. Who could possibly object to that? Republicans. On Friday morning, President Trump followed through on part of the GOP’s long-standing Read More

Trump gathers with military leaders, says ‘Maybe it’s the calm before the storm’

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President Trump posed for a photo with military leaders on Oct. 5, declaring the moment to be “the calm before the storm.” (Reuters) As President Trump posed for a formal photo with his top military commanders and their spouses in the State Dining Room at the White House on Thursday evening, Trump pointed to the Read More

Trump suggests Senate Intelligence Committee investigate media companies

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President Trump often lashes out at the media after news reports that cast him in a bad light. (Andrew Harnik/AP) President Trump suggested Thursday that the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate media companies that he believes are reporting information that is “just made up.” “Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR Read More

DA Who Dropped Fraud Case Against Trump Kids Did Opposite With Immigrant Family

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A big story hit the news this week after a joint investigation by ProPublica, WNYC and The New Yorker. Reporters Andrea Bernstein, Jesse Eisenger, Justin Elliott and Ilya Marritz discovered that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance dropped a potential felony fraud case against Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., before a campaign contribution made to Vance. The Read More

Jerry Brown’s California Dream: The Rolling Stone Interview

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Brown with his corgi, Colusa, in Sacramento in August. Justin Kaneps for Rolling Stone Jerry Brown’s California now stands like a parallel universe to Donald Trump’s America: a land of tolerance, high immigration, tight gun control and world-beating innovation – combining a soaring economy with plummeting greenhouse-gas emissions. In recent months, Brown has signed a Read More

GOP Rep. Tim Murphy won’t seek reelection after reports he asked woman to get abortion

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Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on oversight and investigations, at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. On Wednesday, Murphy said he would retire at the end of his current term. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press) Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an opponent of abortion, will not be Read More

Trump on Las Vegas shooter: ‘A very sick man. He was a very demented person.’

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President Trump said on Oct. 4 that Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter, was “a sick, demented man.” (The Washington Post) LAS VEGAS — After meeting with some of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern American history, President Trump said Wednesday that the shooter was a “very demented person.” “It’s a very Read More