Trump’s unhinged Russia tweetstorm boomerangs back on Republicans

February 20th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Trump's unhinged Russia tweetstorm boomerangs back on Republicans

THE MORNING PLUM: After spending some of his “executive time” this morning watching “Fox & Friends,” President Trump thanked his favorite cable channel for airing a segment that discussed President Barack Obama’s failure to block Russian interference in our election. Trump himself cited this failure over the weekend, asking: “Why didn’t he do something?” Trump repeated that message […]

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February 19th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* Shimon Prokupecz, Kara Scannell and Gloria Borger report that a certain young man in a hurry is going to be in hot water: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the […]

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Republicans may finally be feeling the heat on guns

February 19th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Republicans may finally be feeling the heat on guns
Something is happening on the issue of guns, something that’s enough to give those of us who have grown cynical a reason to hope that the latest mass shooting at a school may actually produce legislation to reduce America’s spectacular death toll from firearms. But we should see it for what it is, which means […]

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President Trump is losing control

February 19th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

President Trump is losing control
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, and the Russia scandal in general, are driving this president around the bend, to the point where he is setting himself against not just the government he leads but also the interests of the United States of America. And everything we’ve seen up to now suggests that it […]

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February 18th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Sunday Open Thread
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February 18th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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February 17th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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February 16th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Bloomberg reports that with today’s big indictment, Robert Mueller is only getting started: Mueller and his prosecutors have not concluded their investigation into whether President Donald Trump or any of his associates helped Russia interfere in the 2016 election, according to a person with knowledge of the probe. Friday’s indictment of a St. Petersburg-based “troll […]

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Three big takeaways from Mueller’s stunning new indictments

February 16th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Three big takeaways from Mueller’s stunning new indictments
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III just indicted 13 Russian nationals for participating in an alleged criminal plot to undermine the 2016 presidential election. Here’s the key line from the indictment: From in or around 2014 to the present, defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other (and with persons known and unknown to the […]

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February 16th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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THE MORNING PLUM: The defeat in the Senate of four different bills to protect the “dreamers” is a very serious setback, but it does not end the dispute over their fate. Far from it: This only ushers in a new phase in the battle. Because of that, what has happened so far has hidden value: […]

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