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These are Mueller’s next steps as Trump attempts to obstruct justice with his newly-installed flunky 13.11.2018 Raw Story

Throughout the 2016 campaign and into Donald Trump’s first weeks as president, there were numerous very serious D.C. media people who were fully prepared for Trump to pivot into behaving like an actual dignified president rather than an unhinged loudmouth by way of a garishly costumed Batman villain...

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Trump celebrates GOP gains, threatens House Democrats 8.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Donald Trump on Wednesday reveled in his party's Senate victories, mocked members of his own party who lost after not seeking his support and even suggested he may be able to govern more effectively after losing the House.
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Pelosi: Democrats 'Have a responsibility to seek common ground' 7.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011 is eyeing a return to that post despite calls from many in her party for fresh leadership. Wednesday, both she and the president spoke of working together.
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Fair Voting Results in GOP Losses 7.11.2018 Truthout.com
Republicans have traditionally exploited anti-democratic measures present in the US Constitution to remain in power.

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MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: Trump is on the campaign trail for one reason and it’s not what you think 6.11.2018 Raw Story

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle on Tuesday noted that Trump loves campaigning, but added that he’s out there for one reason, and it has nothing to do with ‘putting country or party first’. “What is at stake for him? Why is he really out there?” Ruhle asked Bloomberg repor...

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Could Losing Congress Actually Help Trump? 5.11.2018 Outside the Beltway
The GOP is likely to lose control of the House of Representatives tomorrow, but could this actually help Trump?
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Banks to target moderate Democrats, regulators if US House flips 3.11.2018 Raw Story

Financial industry lobbyists say they will focus their efforts on moderate Democrats and regulatory agencies if Democrats take control of the House of Representatives after next week’s congressional elections. The Nov. 6 vote could result in Democratic Representative Maxine Waters, a fierce bank cri...

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Gingrich: Upcoming Fights Will Show 'Whether Kavanaugh Fight Was Worth It' 26.10.2018 Crooks Liars
During an interview with The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty, Newt Gingrich gave away the ending. He was discussing what might happen if Democrats take back control of the House of Representatives and begin to exercise proper checks and oversight over the Executive Branch. Tumulty asked, "What if [Democrats] subpoena his tax returns?" "Then he'll be trapped into appealing to the Supreme Court, and we'll see whether the Kavanaugh fight was worth it," he answered. I'm pretty sure that's one of the things you're not supposed to say out loud, even though it's an open secret that Kavanaugh was the pick because they believed he'll protect Trump from all investigations, subpoenas, and more. But there it is, unashamedly out ...
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‘God help us’: Paul Krugman warns Trump just tipped off what he’ll do if Dems take the House — and it’s infuriating 21.10.2018 Raw Story

Initially responding to a tweet from President Donald Trump accusing early voters of “voting fraud,” before adding “Cheat at your own peril,” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman predicted how Trump will react if the GOP loses big in the midterms. In a short tweet storm, the...

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Scandal-plagued Trump cabinet member just replaced his department’s inspector general with a political appointee 18.10.2018 Raw Story

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is plagued by scandals — facing about a dozen different investigations of his conduct — but he may have found a solution to his oversight woes: replacing the person investigating him with a political stooge. The Hill reported first Wednesday morning that the Interior De...

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How Guantánamo Set the Stage for the Kavanaugh Hearings 15.10.2018 Truthout.com
Kavanaugh's confirmation continued the undermining of justice that began with Guantánamo.

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Christine Blasey Ford, Sally Quinn, And Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault 8.10.2018 Outside the Beltway
Fifty years ago, a young college student who would become one of the most influential women in Washington was sexually assaulted by a Senator. She didn't come forward with her story for more than fifty years, and the reasons why strike close to what we've been talking about for three weeks now.
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Supreme Court moves right -- but how far, how fast? 7.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With Brett Kavanaugh taking the place of the more moderate Anthony Kennedy, conservatives should have a working majority of five justices. Yet Kavanaugh may have a hard time putting behind him the tumultuous confirmation process.
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Tyranny of the minority: the men on the Supreme Court 7.10.2018 The Moderate Voice

Only one of the six men sitting on the US Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, was placed there by a president who won the popular vote in his inaugural term.

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Chicago Cop Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder In 2014 Shooting 6.10.2018 Outside the Beltway
Nearly four years after the fact, a Chicago Police Officer has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Sex, Lies and Privilege: The Kavanaugh Case 2.10.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
The use of identity politics by establishment Democrats to obscure a violent and hegemonic foreign policy has led many clear-minded people to conflate the very real problem of sexual assault, with a liberal Democratic agenda, says Joe Lauria. By Joe…Read more →
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The Kavanaugh Case: Sex, Lies, Privilege (and Plenty of Beer) 2.10.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
The use of identity politics by establishment Democrats to obscure a violent and hegemonic foreign policy has led many clear-minded people to conflate the very real problem of sexual assault, with a liberal Democratic agenda, says Joe Lauria. By Joe…Read more →
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A Very, Very, Very Fine House 1.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  “Politics Ain’t Beanbag” —Mr. Dooley (Finley Peter Dunne), 1895 For much of the past three decades, Republicans have been playing serious hardball while Democrats have often played beanbag. When Republicans took over the House in 2011 and then the Senate in 2015, they began violating normal legislative procedure with increasing recklessness. Bills were enacted without hearings and little notice, often being finalized in House-Senate conferences with only Republican legislators participating. Members were literally asked to vote on final passage with no text available. Venerable norms and courtesies were shamelessly manipulated. The Senate’s blue slip rule, allowing a home-state senator to put a hold on a judicial nomination, was interpreted to require two holds to block action when Republicans were rushing through confirmations, but just one hold when Democrats were trying to confirm judges and Republicans ...
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Kavanaugh gains key GOP senator ahead of crucial vote 28.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gained the support of a key Republican senator Friday, virtually ensuring his nomination will advance to the full Senate.
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Watch: Senate Judiciary votes on Kavanaugh nomination 28.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gained the support of a key Republican senator Friday, virtually ensuring his nomination will advance to the full Senate a day after Kavanaugh adamantly denied sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford, who insists she's "100 percent" certain he did.
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