On North Korea, Trump is getting played by both sides

May 16th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

On North Korea, Trump is getting played by both sides

Since the moment he agreed on a whim to a summit between himself and Kim Jong Un, President Trump has been almost giddy about the breakthrough he’s about to achieve, even musing about his upcoming Nobel Peace Prize. But like everything about being president, it’s turning out to be more complicated than Trump understands. Today […]

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May 16th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

We should take the pro-Trump media machine very seriously

THE MORNING PLUM: President Trump’s supporters believe that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is “unethical,” “desperate,” “partisan” and “a liar.” That is one of the key takeaways from a focus group that Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart held Tuesday night in a Milwaukee suburb, which was attended by The Post’s Philip Rucker. Those who […]

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May 15th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* This will get President Trump spitting mad at the judiciary again: A federal judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt by Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, to get an indictment against him dismissed by claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment was flawed. In a blow to Manafort’s defense, U.S. District Court Judge […]

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May 15th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* This will get President Trump spitting mad at the judiciary again: A federal judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt by Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, to get an indictment against him dismissed by claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment was flawed. In a blow to Manafort’s defense, U.S. District Court Judge […]

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Trump’s latest violation of the emoluments clause

May 15th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Trump's latest violation of the emoluments clause

When President Trump tweeted Sunday about Chinese telecom company ZTE, he initially left more than a few pundits and reporters puzzled. Trump’s tweet seemingly demanded that the Commerce Department reverse — or substantially cut back — on a ruling that United States firms could not do business with ZTE for seven years, as a result of findings that […]

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Why Democrats can’t win the ‘respect’ of Trump voters

May 15th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Why Democrats can't win the 'respect' of Trump voters

In the endless search for the magic key that Democrats can use to unlock the hearts of white people who vote Republican, the hot new candidate is “respect.” If only they cast off their snooty liberal elitism and show respect to people who voted for Donald Trump, Democrats can win them over and take back […]

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Trump appointees continue to erode government from within

The truth is about to catch up to Trump. He has Giuliani to thank for it.

May 15th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

The truth is about to catch up to Trump. He has Giuliani to thank for it.
THE MORNING PLUM: Today is the deadline for President Trump to file his financial disclosure form for 2017. That fact may seem trivially bureaucratic, but lurking at its core is a dilemma for Trump that continues to metastasize into something ever more grotesque. The need to submit this form shows that in the Stormy Daniels […]

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May 14th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Annie Snider reports that the EPA and the White House killed a report on water pollution because they didn’t want Americans to know their water might be polluted: Scott Pruitt’s EPA and the White House sought to block publication of a federal health study on a nationwide water-contamination crisis, after one Trump administration aide […]

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Trump appointees continue to erode government from within

May 14th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Trump appointees continue to erode government from within

Over the weekend, the New York Times revealed that Betsy DeVos is scaling back a major Education Department investigation into fraud at for-profit colleges. Investigations into specific institutions are being ended, people working in the division are receiving new duties, and a former dean of one of the schools that had been the focus of department […]

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May 14th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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Monday marked the moment when the policy of the United States government toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lost all complexity, all ambiguity and all nuance. On Monday, we were confronted with two sets of pictures. On one side, thousands of Palestinians gathering at the Gaza border to protest are being shot down by Israeli snipers. As I […]

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