Sunday Open Thread

May 20th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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May 19th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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It’s right there in plain sight

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May 18th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Damian Paletta and Josh Dawsey report that the president is really looking out for you: President Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would […]

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May 18th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

What do we know about the ‘FBI informant’ Trump keeps talking about?
Throughout special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into the Russia scandal, President Trump and his defenders have cast about for evidence they can use to dismiss the entire probe as tainted. Did a person on Mueller’s staff once contribute to a Democratic candidate? Did an FBI agent privately express a negative opinion about Trump? […]

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May 18th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

It’s right there in plain sight
THE MORNING PLUM: Here’s the difficulty. We want Congress to exercise oversight when it comes to the activities of our intelligence services, to prevent them from abusing their awesome powers and to maintain public confidence that such abuses — of which there is a long history in this country — aren’t happening once again. But […]

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May 17th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* Anthony Cormier and Jason Leopold report on yet another thing Trump insisted again and again that wasn’t true: All through the hot summer campaign of 2016, as Donald Trump and his aides dismissed talk of unseemly ties to Moscow, two of his key business partners were working furiously on a secret track: negotiations to […]

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No, the Mueller investigation hasn’t gone on too long

May 17th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

No, the Mueller investigation hasn't gone on too long

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters turns one year old today, and Republicans are simply disgusted that it could have dragged on this long. Their position is summed up by the president: Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest […]

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May 17th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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THE MORNING PLUM: In certain ways, the battle over the “dreamers” perfectly captures what has become of the Trump-era GOP. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has dramatically promised that President Trump and Republicans will work to create a way for these young immigrants to stay in the United States, as part of an effort […]

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May 16th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O’Connell report that the president has finally come clean about the hush money he paid to Stormy Daniels: In new financial disclosure documents, President Trump reported reimbursing his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for an expenditure over $100,000 last year — an apparent reference to the $130,000 that Cohen paid to […]

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Betsy DeVos knows little about public education. And she doesn’t want to learn.

May 16th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Betsy DeVos knows little about public education. And she doesn’t want to learn.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited New York City this week. And what did she learn? Nothing about public education, that’s for sure. While in New York, DeVos did not visit one public school. Not a traditional public school, and not a charter school. DeVos, however, did make time to tour two private orthodox Jewish […]

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