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December 7th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* Mike DeBonis reports that the danger of a government shutdown has not yet passed: The House passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday, moving to avoid a partial government shutdown. But congressional leaders are already bracing for a more heated spending fight later this month. The measure extending government funding until Dec. 22 passed on […]

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Franken’s resignation shows that only one of our two great parties has any integrity

December 7th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Franken’s resignation shows that only one of our two great parties has any integrity
Al Franken announced his resignation on the floor of the Senate today, a development that makes abundantly clear that the Democratic and Republican parties have never been more different in modern American history than they are right at this moment. Franken’s speech started off on what was a surprisingly defiant note, going much farther than […]

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Susan Collins is getting played. Will she really vote for the tax bill in the end?

Donald Trump Jr. is clamming up on Russia. Republicans may help him get away with it.

December 7th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Donald Trump Jr. is clamming up on Russia. Republicans may help him get away with it.
THE MORNING PLUM: In a closed-door interview with congressional investigators yesterday, Donald Trump Jr. refused to divulge the contents of a phone conversation with his father — that would be the president — that took place just after news broke of Trump Jr.’s now-notorious June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Kremlin-connected lawyer. According […]

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Susan Collins is getting played. Will she really vote for the tax bill in the end?
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December 6th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Tom Hamburger reports that Michael Flynn may have been even sleazier than you thought: As President Trump delivered his inaugural address on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in January, his new national security adviser, Michael Flynn, sent a text to a former business associate telling him that a plan to build nuclear power […]

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Susan Collins is getting played. Will she really vote for the tax bill in the end?

December 6th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Susan Collins is getting played. Will she really vote for the tax bill in the end?
Last week Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) made her vote for the Senate tax reform legislation contingent, in part, on a promise by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would ensure a vote before the end of 2017 on two separate pieces of legislation she’s pushing that would, if enacted, stabilize the Affordable Care Act […]

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Multiple Democrats just called on Franken to resign. But what happens next time?

December 6th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Multiple Democrats just called on Franken to resign. But what happens next time?

At the same moment that nearly the entire Republican Party rallies around a Senate candidate who has been credibly accused of child molestation by multiple women, today we learned that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has been accused by another woman of an unwanted, inappropriate advance. Late this morning, a group of six female Democratic senators […]

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Donald Trump Jr. faces a grilling today. Here are some big questions.

December 6th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Donald Trump Jr. faces a grilling today. Here are some big questions.

THE MORNING PLUM: “Keep coming at me guys!!!” taunted Donald Trump Jr. last month, in response to those who preposterously continue trying to determine the truth about Russian sabotage of our election and Trump campaign collusion with it. Today, Trump Jr. faces closed-door questioning from the House Intelligence Committee, and hopefully, that will make some headway towards getting […]

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December 5th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* Drip, drip, drip: Donald Trump Jr. asked a Russian lawyer at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting whether she had evidence of illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation, the lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee in answers to written questions obtained exclusively by NBC News. The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, told the committee that she […]

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December 5th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* Drip, drip, drip: Donald Trump Jr. asked a Russian lawyer at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting whether she had evidence of illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation, the lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee in answers to written questions obtained exclusively by NBC News. The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, told the committee that she […]

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December 5th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* Drip, drip, drip: Donald Trump Jr. asked a Russian lawyer at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting whether she had evidence of illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation, the lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee in answers to written questions obtained exclusively by NBC News. The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, told the committee that she […]

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