Instead of condemning the Coast Guard lieutenant who plotted to murder politicians and journalists, the White House talked about how it is always the first to condemn such things, which it isn't.


Imagine if everything Mueller has made public to date had, instead of trickling out, landed at once.


Thursday

Thu, 6:02 pm

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This *may* be the first federal election overturned because of fraudulent activity. Another possible contender? Votes in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1827.


Thu, 2:42 pm

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PRRI asked Democrats and Republicans who they'd be unhappiest about their kids marrying.

Republicans were most likely to say someone who identified as transgender. Democrats were most likely to say a Republican.


Thu, 1:14 pm

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Chicago's police superintendent said he hoped the new facts about Smollett's allegation would get more attention than his initial claims.

They have.


Thu, 12:10 pm

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Tried to articulate the top-level things about possible coordination with Russia that we know we don't yet know the answers to -- but which Mueller might.


Thu, 9:25 am

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Trump's team is apparently excited that Democrats are advocating proposals popular with their more liberal base.

That's a weird thing for them to be excited about.


Wednesday

Wed, 8:41 pm

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What people who suddenly came into money did with it.


Wed, 5:23 pm

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I was curious how Dem primary fields compared with the increasingly liberal Democratic electorate. So, here's how.


Wed, 2:50 pm

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It's up to the administration to decide how much of Mueller's work to make public -- but 80 percent of Americans (and Republicans) want to see the entire thing.


Wed, 12:04 pm

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Trump blames the press for not asking questions when, in reality, the problem is the White House not answering them.


Wed, 10:02 am

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Fox News is the preferred news outlet for most Republicans. So which 2020 candidates are they talking about the most?


Tuesday

Tue, 4:36 pm

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Is racism still a serious problem in the U.S.? Trump voters are about as likely to say no as yes.


Tue, 2:11 pm

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The Rosenstein angst about Trump after the Comey firing makes more sense when considered in the context of what the FBI and DOJ knew or believed at that point in May 2017.


Tue, 10:40 am

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How's Trump going to win in 2020 if he remains broadly unable to convince independents that he's making the right decisions?


Monday

Mon, 10:23 am

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OK, fine: Why Trump's tweet about a coup is nonsense.


Friday

Feb 15, 6:05 pm

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Trump's central argument for his national emergency declaration was to prevent deaths at the hands of immigrants. So why aren't deadlier problems worthy of such declarations?


Feb 15, 1:58 pm

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People often demand that reporters challenge Trump on the facts. They should -- but today we saw what happens.


Feb 15, 12:21 pm

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Narrowing down the most baffling claim Trump made today is tricky, but his assertion that you can't smuggle drugs or people through ports of entry is definitely up there.


Feb 15, 10:42 am

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Trump is going to point to a surge on the border in the last few months to declare a crisis -- and then propose a wall that will take years to build thanks to the speed of construction and inevitable legal fights.


Feb 15, 8:16 am

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Trump has a long history of saying controversial, offensive things -- but that can be a subjective assessment.

So you tell us: How racially or culturally offensive do you find these Trump comments and actions?


Thursday

Feb 14, 9:11 pm

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Well, here's a lede.


Feb 14, 4:38 pm

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A national emergency to build the wall:

- Is unpopular

- Is more unpopular than the wall itself

- Is unlike past such declarations

- Likely requires lots of eminent domain

- Is predicated on a highly dubious 'emergency'

- Unshackles Trump from the Constitution


Feb 14, 1:18 pm

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More Americans think Pelosi came out of the shutdown fight looking stronger than think that of Trump.


Feb 14, 11:38 am

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A new poll from Marist includes a potentially significant finding for gun politics: Most Americans incorrectly believe that the rate of gun murders is higher now than in the early 1990s.


Feb 14, 8:55 am

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45% of Republicans and 55% of evangelical voters think God wanted Trump to be president. Only 30% of evangelicals think He didn't.


Feb 14, 7:30 am

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One one end of the spectrum are those who note that a focus on minute shifts in Democratic primary polling distracts from actually important analysis of views and policy debates.

This is for those on the other end of the spectrum.


Wednesday

Feb 13, 2:05 pm

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Trump inauguration head Tom Barrack's comments about the Khashoggi killing were precisely as bleak as reported -- but went much further in criticizing the West.


Feb 13, 9:22 am

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Trump railed against the debt increases under Obama but has added debt at a faster rate than the end of Obama's second term.


Tuesday

Feb 12, 9:33 pm

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Choose your own corporate adventure.


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