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October 18th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* 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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Trump just said his comment to a war widow was ‘fabricated.’ In an interview, the witness pushes back.
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Does Trump want to destroy our health system? He can’t seem to decide.

October 18th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Does Trump want to destroy our health system? He can't seem to decide.

Everybody says they want bipartisan solutions to complex problems, but what happens when a bipartisan solution actually shows up? In Donald Trump’s Washington, the answer is that whether it actually comes to fruition depends on the shifting whims of a president who doesn’t understand the issue and can’t even figure out what he wants to […]

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Trump’s lie about Obama and fallen soldiers shows how he makes America dumber

Trump just said his comment to a war widow was ‘fabricated.’ In an interview, the witness pushes back.

October 18th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

THE MORNING PLUM: President Trump appears unable to resist getting drawn into public battles involving figures who are far more vulnerable and sympathetic than he is, and true to form, he just used his formidable Twitter feed to escalate the battle over a call to a war widow in which he is alleged to have […]

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October 17th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

* Sean Sullivan and Juliet Eilperin report that a weird outbreak of bipartisanship appeared on Capitol Hill today, to the shock of onlookers: A pair of leading Republican and Democratic senators reached an agreement Tuesday to fund key federal health-care subsidies that President Trump ended last week — and the president expressed support for the […]

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Trump’s lie about Obama and fallen soldiers shows how he makes America dumber

October 17th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Every once in a while, a politician says something so outrageous that it produces not the feigned outrage that has become so familiar, but genuine outrage. That’s what President Trump managed yesterday, when in a news conference he was asked about his public silence on the four American soldiers who were killed in Niger, and […]

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Thanks to Trump, America’s word is now worthless

Trump’s incompetence will not save us from his malevolence

October 17th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Trump's incompetence will not save us from his malevolence

THE MORNING PLUM: If you had hoped that President Trump’s incompetence would save us from his malevolence, here’s some bad news: Trump’s efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act out of pure rage and spite are likely to have a very big impact, harming large numbers of people. Democrats are increasingly pessimistic and think that […]

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October 16th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Nolan McCaskill reports on the most despicable thing Trump said during his press conference today: President Donald Trump on Monday accused Barack Obama and other past American presidents of failing to call the family members of slain service members, a claim a former Obama aide called “an outrageous and disrespectful lie.” Four Green Berets […]

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October 16th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Nolan McCaskill reports on the most despicable thing Trump said during his press conference today: President Donald Trump on Monday accused Barack Obama and other past American presidents of failing to call the family members of slain service members, a claim a former Obama aide called “an outrageous and disrespectful lie.” Four Green Berets […]

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Thanks to Trump, America’s word is now worthless

October 16th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Thanks to Trump, America's word is now worthless

Donald Trump likes to say that no president in American history accomplished as much in as short a time as he has, and in a few ways, he’s actually right. What other president could say that in less than nine months, they did this much damage to the future of American diplomacy? Congratulations, Mr. President: […]

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October 16th, 2017 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

The scamming runs very, very deep
THE MORNING PLUM: The Trump administration is set to roll out a new analysis on Monday that supposedly demonstrates that Trump’s proposed tax plan would ultimately boost middle class incomes by thousands of dollars. This is based on the notion that corporations will pass their tax savings under Trump’s plan on to workers, something that other researchers doubt. […]

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