Sunday Open Thread

October 22nd, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Enjoy.  

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October 21st, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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October 21st, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* We now have the full video of Rep. Frederica Wilson’s speech at the dedication of that FBI building that John Kelly attacked her about yesterday. The nice interpretation is that Kelly completely misremembered when he accused her of standing up and claiming that she called Barack Obama and got the money for the building. […]

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October 20th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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Last night the Senate approved its budget blueprint, a critical step in getting to the Republican Party’s most important legislative priority: tax cuts. Their plan now is to rush a tax bill through as quickly as possible so that opponents don’t have time to mobilize, of course without any input from Democrats. We knew from […]

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THE MORNING PLUM: President Trump appears unable to opt for the higher moral ground when the gutter beckons so invitingly, and so it is that his battle over his response to the death of La David Johnson, one of four U.S. service members gunned down in Niger, has now entered its fourth day. Trump tweeted: The […]

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* Anne Gearan and John Wagner report that today President Trump sent John Kelly out to shame himself before the cameras: White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly said Thursday that President Trump made a “brave” decision to call families of four fallen members of the military this week, and that he was appalled […]

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October 19th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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For liberals who have been around long enough to have spent a healthy chunk of their lives writing about the misdeeds of the George W. Bush administration and thought we’d never see a more destructive presidency in our lifetimes, Dubya’s emergence as a voice of GOP moderation has been more than a little disorienting. Today […]

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THE MORNING PLUM: It is common enough for lawmakers to set policy goals and devise talking points that are designed to build a case for them. But in the battle over President Trump’s ongoing sabotage of Obamacare, we’re seeing the reverse: Trump and Republicans are proceeding from an original set of lies the party has […]

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October 18th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Dan Lamothe, Lindsey Bever and Eli Rosenberg report that President Trump’s caring and concern for the families of slain soldiers is…about what you’d expect: President Trump, in a personal phone call to a grieving military father, offered him $25,000 and said he would direct his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, […]

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