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Biden's 2020 trial balloon: Why some liberals say his past would haunt him

There is talk of Joe Biden running for president in 2020, much of it generated by Joe Biden himself.

I think that's highly unlikely, if only because Biden will turn 78 right after the election. But the way the discussion is playing out is quite revealing.

Whatever Biden’

Mitch McConnell calls for ethics investigation into Bob Menendez after mistrial declared

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called Thursday for Senate Ethics Committee investigation into Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., after his bribery and corruption trial ended in a mistrial.

"Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies," McConnell sai

How Cable News Fuels Polarization

During a TV interview years ago, I said, tongue-only-slightly-in-cheek, that Roger Ailes, the visionary who created and ran Fox News, should send thank-you notes and flowers to the presidents of ABC, NBC and CBS news networks for delivering so many of their viewers to Fox.

Orrin Hatch promises changes to tax bill to make corporate rate cut permanent

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said Monday that Republicans are looking at ways to ensure that their tax bill's business tax cuts can be made permanent under the Senate's rules.

"We're looking at a number of alternatives that will fill the necessary gaps an

Everyone Knew Roy Moore Dated High School Girls, Says Former Colleague

A former prosecutor who worked in Alabama with GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in the early 1980s told CNN on Saturday that it was “common knowledge” that Moore dated teenagers — and people thought it was weird.  “It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls. Ever

Biden's 2020 trial balloon: Why some liberals say his past would haunt him

20-11-2017

Biden's 2020 trial balloon: Why some liberals say his past would haunt him

There is talk of Joe Biden running for president in 2020, much of it generated by Joe Biden himself. I think that's highly unlikely, if only because Biden will turn 78 right after the election. But the way the discussion is playing out is quite revealing. Whatever Biden’s flaws as a politician — his past presidential runs have been flops — he does have a down-to-earth, ride-the-Amtrak authenticity that resonates with working-class voters. He would have fared...

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Mitch McConnell calls for ethics investigation into Bob Menendez after mistrial declared

16-11-2017

Mitch McConnell calls for ethics investigation into Bob Menendez after mistrial declared

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called Thursday for Senate Ethics Committee investigation into Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., after his bribery and corruption trial ended in a mistrial. "Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies," McConnell said in a statement. "He is one of only twelve U.S. Senators to have been indicted in our history. His trial shed light on serious accusations of violating the public’s trust as an elected official, as well as potential...

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How Cable News Fuels Polarization

14-11-2017

How Cable News Fuels Polarization

During a TV interview years ago, I said, tongue-only-slightly-in-cheek, that Roger Ailes, the visionary who created and ran Fox News, should send thank-you notes and flowers to the presidents of ABC, NBC and CBS news networks for delivering so many of their viewers to Fox. Fox was built on alienation. It was the place to go if you didn't like the biases of the old TV networks. But I never bought into the fairy tale that...

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Orrin Hatch promises changes to tax bill to make corporate rate cut permanent

13-11-2017

Orrin Hatch promises changes to tax bill to make corporate rate cut permanent

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said Monday that Republicans are looking at ways to ensure that their tax bill's business tax cuts can be made permanent under the Senate's rules. "We're looking at a number of alternatives that will fill the necessary gaps and we have every intention of making the business reforms permanent," the Utah Republican said during his opening remarks as his committee began working on the tax bill. Hatch was addressing a problem...

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Everyone Knew Roy Moore Dated High School Girls, Says Former Colleague

12-11-2017

Everyone Knew Roy Moore Dated High School Girls, Says Former Colleague

A former prosecutor who worked in Alabama with GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in the early 1980s told CNN on Saturday that it was “common knowledge” that Moore dated teenagers — and people thought it was weird.  “It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls. Everyone we knew thought it was weird,” former Etowah County deputy district attorney Teresa Jones told CNN national correspondent Alexander Marquardt. “We wondered why someone his age would hang out at high...

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Trump Nominee: It’s ‘Insane’ Civilians Can Buy Assault Rifles

08-11-2017

Trump Nominee: It’s ‘Insane’ Civilians Can Buy Assault Rifles

While President Donald Trump doesn’t think guns are to blame for the problem of recurrent mass shootings in the United States, his nominee for assistant secretary of defense for health affairs believes it is “insane” that civilians can purchase high-powered semi-automatic guns. During a confirmation hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, Dr. Dean Winslow broke with his boss’ line on guns, telling the panel how nonsensical it is for people to be able to purchase semi-automatic rifles like the one...

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Watch Out, Donald Trump. Here Come The Democrats.

08-11-2017

Watch Out, Donald Trump. Here Come The Democrats.

The Democratic Party romped to victories across the country Tuesday, gaining key state legislative seats, two governorships and full control of the state governments of New Jersey and Washington, where they’ll have wide power to enact their agenda. In one sense, the wins should have been expected: President Donald Trump is extremely unpopular, and the party that holds the White House usually does worse in congressional, state and local elections in years when the president isn’t on the ballot.  And...

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Arianna Huffington Denies Article That C…

21-11-2017

Arianna Huffington Denies Article That Claims Al Franken Groped Her

Arianna Huffington is defending Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) against a New York Post story claiming that a photo from 2000... Read more

Military Staff Removed From White House …

21-11-2017

Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

Three members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused... Read more

Lisa Murkowski Says She's OK With Killin…

21-11-2017

Lisa Murkowski Says She's OK With Killing The Health Insurance Mandate

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) cast a decisive, dramatic vote to save health care for millions of people over the summer.... Read more

U.S. On Track To Drop Three Times More B…

21-11-2017

U.S. On Track To Drop Three Times More Bombs On Afghanistan This Year: Report

President Donald Trump continues to escalate a war that he had roundly criticized before taking office.... Read more

Newsmax

Sen. Murkowski: 'I Support Repealing the…

21-11-2017

Sen. Murkowski: 'I Support Repealing the Individual Mandate'

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she supports repealing Obamacare's individual mandate — backing from a key moderate swing vote that could bode well for the... Read more

Trump Admin. Appeals Court's Lifting of …

21-11-2017

Trump Admin. Appeals Court's Lifting of Transgender Ban

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 20:03 PM... Read more

Blackwater Founder to Appear Before Hous…

21-11-2017

Blackwater Founder to Appear Before House Russia-Trump Probe

Erik Prince, the founder of the Blackwater private security firm and a presence during Trump’s presidential transition, is scheduled to appear next week before the... Read more

FCC Head Proposes Review of TV Station O…

21-11-2017

FCC Head Proposes Review of TV Station Ownership Cap

The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday asked the agency to review rules capping television station ownership, a move that could speed... Read more

NY Times

As Her Last Day With the Fed Nears, Jane…

21-11-2017

The Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen, answered questions about policy and her life in economics one day after announcing plans to step down next year.... Read more

Trump Defends Roy Moore, Citing Candidat…

21-11-2017

President Trump said Alabama voters should not support Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for the Senate. Mr. Trump declined to say whether he would campaign... Read more

Pentagon Investigating Military Members’…

21-11-2017

Defense Department officials said they were looking into whether three service members assigned to the White House had improper contact with foreign women.... Read more

Trump Must Decide on Tariffs for Importe…

21-11-2017

The United States International Trade Commission will hand the president the second test of his willingness to impose tariffs on foreign rivals of domestic manufacturers.... Read more

Op-Ed Columnist: Bruni: Jeff Flake Spoke…

21-11-2017

Some Senate Republicans are appalled by Donald Trump? Then deny him tax reform.... Read more

Washington Times

New US sanctions target North Korean, Ch…

22-11-2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push... Read more

Ethics probe begins after Conyers confir…

22-11-2017

DETROIT (AP) - John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S.... Read more

2 Minnesota lawmakers to resign amid mis…

22-11-2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Two Minnesota state lawmakers hit by sexual misconduct allegations announced they would resign, less than two weeks after they were... Read more

Credibility at risk, media cuts stars lo…

21-11-2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The consequences came swiftly after the allegations emerged against Charlie Rose. Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS... Read more

Oregon state senator faces second compla…

21-11-2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A second female state senator in Oregon has filed a formal sexual harassment complaint against a male colleague.... Read more

Economic News

Stunning CCTV Footage Shows North Korean…

21-11-2017

Stunning CCTV Footage Shows North Korean Defector Being Shot By Border Guards

United Nations Command on Tuesday released dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier defecting from his country and fleeing south across the Demilitarized Zone last... Read more

Military Staff Removed From White House …

21-11-2017

Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

Three members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign... Read more

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