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2020 Dems Should Commit to Act on Torture Report

1 hour ago   |   Real Clear Politics

Nearly five years after the world learned in brutal detail how our nation tortured detainees, the candidates for president have an opportunity to do what Donald Trump, Barack...
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There's Only One Way the Patrick and Bloomberg Campaigns Make Sense

2 hours ago   |   The New Republic

I'm going to write something annoying. I'm going to write some horse-race campaign analysis. I'm going to write very broadly and subjectively about trends in the race without...
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Obama alums bristle at Stephanie Grisham's claim that they left 'you will fail' notes

Obama alums bristle at Stephanie Grisham's claim that they left 'you will fail' notes

9 hours ago   |   Politico

Obama White House officials pushed back forcefully on press secretary Stephanie Grisham's claim that they left disparaging notes for the incoming administration predicting that...
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The Temper Tanturm of the Career Bureaucrats

10 hours ago   |   Real Clear Politics

In December 2008, Barack Obama summarily fired every ambassador appointed by George W Bush. The media did not care for four reasons. First, it was Barack Obama. Second, they...
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Stephanie Grisham says Obama staffers left behind 'you will fail' notes for Trump aides

15 hours ago   |   Washington Times

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday that some of President Barack Obama's departing staffers left behind taunting notes for Trump officials in 2017 such...
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Deval Patrick Was an Overrated Governor

22 hours ago   |   The New Republic

When Deval Patrick was preparing to leave the job of Massachusetts governor five years ago, the state Democratic Party found itself in a unique bind-not through any fault of...
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Barack Obama Can't Be Bothered

1 day ago   |   NY Times

He feels liberated to weigh in on 2020 despite the online backlash, people close to him say.
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Obama indirectly rebukes Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren by warning donors not to be ‘deluded' into thinking voters want radical change

Obama indirectly rebukes Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren by warning donors not to be ‘deluded' into thinking voters want radical change

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Former President Barack Obama warned Democratic donors in Washington last Friday that 2020 candidates shouldn't push for policies that would fundamentally restructure American...
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How Moderates Are Seizing the Moment in the Democratic Primary

2 days ago   |   NY Times

New entrants into the race. A nod from Barack Obama. Centrist victories in governor's contests. Moderates sense a favorable shift.
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Media wants to ignore economic gains under Trump

2 days ago   |   Boston Herald

First, a full admission about this article: I originally sent a version of it to The Washington Post for publication, but for reasons that will become obvious as you read on...
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China Threatens to Retaliate After Senate Passes Hong Kong Bill

China Threatens to Retaliate After Senate Passes Hong Kong Bill

The Senate on Tuesday easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The Hong... Read more ...

What The Site Of The Democratic Debate Says About Georgia, Role Of Black Voters

What The Site Of The Democratic Debate Says About Georgia, Role Of Black Voters

Atlanta's Tyler Perry Studios has been home to Wakanda, the White House and The Walking Dead, but Wednesday it will host its most topical production yet: the next Democratic... Read more ...

‘Everyone's going to come for Pete': Buttigieg faces debate spotlight

‘Everyone's going to come for Pete': Buttigieg faces debate spotlight

ATLANTA - Pete Buttigieg will take the stage at Wednesday's debate as a serious threat to the top Democratic presidential candidates for the first time. And that makes the... Read more ...

Former House Speaker John Boehner cried as his portrait was unveiled in a...

Former House Speaker John Boehner cried as his portrait was unveiled in a uniting moment for Republicans and Democrats

Former House Speaker John Boehner was immortalized in the House with a congressional portrait unveiling ceremony on Tuesday. The ceremony served as a uniting moment for... Read more ...

Republican Senator Floats Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory At Hearing

Republican Senator Floats Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory At Hearing

“Christmas ornaments, drywall and Epstein ― name three things that don't hang themselves,” Sen. John Kennedy said in a Judiciary Committee hearing. Read more ...

Trump's Ukraine call gets scrutiny with White House officials' testimony

Trump's Ukraine call gets scrutiny with White House officials' testimony

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams have two things in common: They both listened to President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president. And... Read more ...

Republicans Belittle Lt. Col. Vindman's Military Rank, Uniform In...

Republicans Belittle Lt. Col. Vindman's Military Rank, Uniform In Impeachment Hearing

Ranking member Devin Nunes kicked things off by ignoring Alexander Vindman's rank of lieutenant colonel, and other Republicans piled on. Read more ...

House moves to avert shutdown, but border wall fight dominates spending talks

House moves to avert shutdown, but border wall fight dominates spending talks

The House passed a stopgap spending bill on Tuesday to keep the government open for four additional weeks, diminishing the chances of a paralyzing government-wide shutdown... Read more ...

Gordon Sondland Returns To Impeachment Inquiry As A Key Witness With An...

Gordon Sondland Returns To Impeachment Inquiry As A Key Witness With An Updated Story

The U.S. ambassador to the EU will give much-anticipated public testimony Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. His story has changed since he first... Read more ...

Trump threatens to raise China tariffs if deal isn't reached

Trump threatens to raise China tariffs if deal isn't reached

President Donald Trump on Tuesday doubled down on threats to increase tariffs against China. The comment cast further uncertainty on the fate of an interim trade agreement... Read more ...