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Updated: February 23, 2018

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February 22, 2018
Trump tries to show empathy for gun violence victims, but don*t expect him to cry
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February 21, 2018
Jury still out on Trump*s seriousness about banning bump stocks
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February 20, 2018
The kids are alright.
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February 16, 2018
Ideologues are ascendant in the Trump White House
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February 15, 2018
Trump still hasn*t nominated a director for the Violence Against Women office
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February 14, 2018
A pragmatic Bernie Sanders seeks out an immigration compromise to protect &dreamers*
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February 13, 2018
Trump budget highlights disconnect between populist rhetoric and plutocrat reality
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February 12, 2018
A freewheeling immigration debate in the Senate will test the power of conservative outside groups
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February 9, 2018
Republicans are all Keynesians now, but not Rand Paul
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February 8, 2018
Improving poll numbers give Republicans hope that the midterms might not be so bad
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February 7, 2018
Stopgap spending bills epitomize congressional dysfunction and hurt the military
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February 6, 2018
Trump's accusation of "treason" against Democrats debases discourse
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February 5, 2018
More memos are coming. Will they matter?
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February 2, 2018
Is Mitt Romney the future or the past of the Republican Party?
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February 1, 2018
Washington is consumed with the Nunes memo, which could come out today
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January 31, 2018
The State of the Union underscored why Trump is his own worst enemy
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January 30, 2018
The Koch network is getting very worried about 2018
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January 29, 2018
How the Koch network learned to thrive in the Trump era
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January 27, 2018
Another data point for Mueller
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January 25, 2018
Trump says he's "looking forward" to speaking with Mueller
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January 24, 2018
Updates on the Russia investigation
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January 23, 2018
This is the way the shutdown ends
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January 22, 2018
This shutdown foreshadows a 2018 of inaction and gridlock
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January 19, 2018
A blame game begins as a government shutdown looms
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January 18, 2018
&Truth decay* infected politics before Trump
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January 17, 2018
An unexpected defeat in a rural Wisconsin special election sets off alarm bells for Republicans
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January 16, 2018
Denials of a profane Trump comment encapsulate why people distrust politicians so much
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January 15, 2018
James will be back on Tuesday
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January 12, 2018
Trump has failed to nominate anyone for hundreds of important jobs in the executive branch
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January 11, 2018
Meet the Trump nominees who couldn*t get confirmed by the GOP Senate, but are still in government
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January 10, 2018
It*s perilous to have a president who doesn*t know history
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January 9, 2018
Trump is systematically alienating the Latino diaspora
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January 8, 2018
Why Trump and Republicans are suddenly talking up bipartisanship
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January 5, 2018
Trump's off-shore drilling and marijuana announcements anger Republicans
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January 4, 2018
Trump*s break with Bannon shows the limits of loyalty
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January 3, 2018
North Korea my-button-is-bigger brinkmanship again spotlights Trump*s fixation on size
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January 2, 2018
Trump*s true priorities revealed in holiday news dumps
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December 30, 2017
Political questions for 2018
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December 29, 2017
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December 28, 2017
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December 27, 2017
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December 26, 2017
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December 22, 2017
Will President Trump*s second year go better than his first?
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December 21, 2017
Why Democrats are confident that the tax bill will be an albatross for Republicans
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December 20, 2017
The tax bill is likely to become more popular after it passes, because expectations are so low
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December 19, 2017
Why does a Louisiana GOP senator keeps bringing down Trump judicial nominees?
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December 18, 2017
Trump risks losing the last remnant of his populist street cred with GOP tax bill
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December 15, 2017
Democrats risk overplaying their hand by pushing for President Trump*s resignation
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December 14, 2017
Revolt against Trump in the suburbs continued in Alabama
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December 13, 2017
Jeff Sessions*s Senate seat will now be held by a Democrat
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December 12, 2017
Washington Governor Jay Inslee on the 2018 governor's races
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December 11, 2017
Alabama*s desire not to be embarrassed may be the best thing going for Democrats
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December 8, 2017
Democrats are struggling to activate black voters in the Alabama Senate race
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December 7, 2017
Women lawmakers in both parties are leading the push to address sexual harassment
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December 6, 2017
Why many Alabama women are still supporting Roy Moore in the Senate race
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December 5, 2017
The RNC*s return to Roy Moore shows that Trump has completed his takeover of the GOP
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December 4, 2017
Botched damage control efforts keep making the Russia scandal worse for Trump
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December 1, 2017
Trump*s GOP keeps violating more norms in pursuit of a tax bill
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November 30, 2017
Political sphere lags the media in responding to sexual misconduct allegations
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November 29, 2017
GOP leaders cut a deal with Bob Corker, and outside groups are furious
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November 28, 2017
Trump keeps giving in-kind contributions to Elizabeth Warren*s 2020 campaign-in-waiting
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November 27, 2017
Lawmakers have their hands full this December
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November 22, 2017
2018 could be &The Year of the Woman* on steroids
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November 21, 2017
Why the DOJ lawsuit to stop AT&T from buying CNN is suspicious
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November 20, 2017
Elephant trophy reversal shows what persuades Trump
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November 17, 2017
How EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to redefine &environmentalism*
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November 16, 2017
Trump voters have buyer*s remorse in North Carolina focus group
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November 15, 2017
Inside Scott Walker*s comeback strategy
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November 14, 2017
Republicans face a lose-lose situation in the Alabama Senate race
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November 13, 2017
Trump*s Putin comments on Asia trip erode U.S. credibility
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November 10, 2017
As Roy Moore declines to step aside, a tale of two Republican parties emerges
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November 9, 2017
Fresh Democratic faces emerge from anti-Trump backlash
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November 8, 2017
Anti-Trump backlash fueled a Democratic sweep in Virginia and elections nationwide
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November 7, 2017
How the Virginia governor*s race might scare Republicans away from criminal justice reform
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November 6, 2017
Democratic drama on eve of Virginia governor*s race
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November 3, 2017
Republican committee chairmen are retiring in droves
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November 2, 2017
Red state Democrats are proposing ideas to cut taxes and work with Trump
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November 1, 2017
Negative ads are helping Ed Gillespie win Trump supporters in the Virginia governor*s race
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October 31, 2017
Sam Clovis is about to be in the hot seat
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October 30, 2017
Ohio Democrats say talking about Mueller*s probe is not the way to win in 2018
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October 27, 2017
Trump bowing to CIA on JFK files is a reminder of how the presidency changes people
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October 26, 2017
The GOP civil war is bigger than Trump
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October 25, 2017
Flake and Corker feel liberated to speak their minds. That should terrify Trump.
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October 24, 2017
Don't spike the football after Raqqa
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October 23, 2017
The corrosion of support for First Amendment principles started before Trump. He*s supercharged it.
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October 20, 2017
Obama and Bush deliver calls to action against Trumpism
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October 19, 2017
What Jeff Sessions wouldn*t say was more revealing than what he did
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October 18, 2017
Ex-CIA officers are running for Congress as Democrats
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October 17, 2017
Hawks worry about the lack of American resolve to confront North Korea
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October 16, 2017
Trump*s attacks on Senate Republicans are paying political dividends
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October 13, 2017
Trump now owns the broken health-care system
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October 12, 2017
Stepped-up attacks on the press reflect Trump*s bunker mentality
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October 11, 2017
Foreign intelligence agencies might be using your anti-virus software against you
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October 10, 2017
Final Virginia governor*s debate spotlights Democratic problems in rural America
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October 9, 2017
Trump's Bob Corker tirade encapsulates why Trump has failed at governing
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October 6, 2017
Baseball is a salve for our national wounds
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October 5, 2017
It's all about the base
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October 4, 2017
Why a Republican strategist thinks we*re in a new Gilded Age
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October 3, 2017
How politics may (or may not) change after the Las Vegas shooting
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October 2, 2017
Trump*s tweets make matters worse in Puerto Rico and North Korea
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September 29, 2017
Tom Price*s charter flights in perspective
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September 28, 2017
Influx of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria could tip Florida toward Democrats
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September 27, 2017
A Senate that's coming apart
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September 26, 2017
Trump*s plutocracy problem complicates push for tax cuts
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September 25, 2017
Why the divider in chief embraces culture wars
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September 22, 2017
In Alabama Senate debate, a noun, a verb and Donald Trump
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September 21, 2017
Gillespie keeps the door open to campaigning with Trump
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September 20, 2017
Why conservatives loved Trump*s U.N. speech
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September 19, 2017
Mueller tightens the screws on Manafort
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September 18, 2017
Reading helped Hillary Clinton cope
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September 15, 2017
Trump*s DACA &deal* is another humiliation for Jeff Sessions
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September 14, 2017
Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam
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September 13, 2017
McCain and Kerry outline lessons from Vietnam
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September 12, 2017
Trumpism makes strange bedfellows
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September 11, 2017
Hurricane Irma would have killed vastly more people in the past
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September 9, 2017
The Daily 202 Live: Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
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September 8, 2017
Rep. Charlie Dent announces retirement with a parting shot at the GOP
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September 7, 2017
Trump*s triangulation shows what might have been
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September 6, 2017
Immigration has become a litmus test for Democrats
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September 5, 2017
By their fruits you will know them
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September 4, 2017
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September 1, 2017
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August 31, 2017
Headlines for Aug. 31
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August 30, 2017
Headlines for Aug. 30
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August 29, 2017
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August 28, 2017
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August 25, 2017
Hurricane Harvey will be Trump*s first major natural disaster test
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August 24, 2017
Trump*s border wall brinkmanship may leave Republicans in Congress holding the bag
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August 23, 2017
Trump*s penchant for revisionist history on display during Arizona rally
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August 22, 2017
Trump acknowledges changing his mind as he unveils new Afghanistan strategy
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August 21, 2017
The elites strike back
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August 18, 2017
James will be back on Monday
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August 18, 2017
Trump*s embrace of Confederate statues as a wedge issue underscores Bannon*s enduring influence
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August 17, 2017
Trump has failed to offer moral leadership after Charlottesville, so these people are stepping up
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August 16, 2017
False moral equivalency is not a bug of Trumpism. It*s a feature.
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August 15, 2017
Trump acts like the president of the Red States of America
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August 14, 2017
Evidence of climate change abounds amid extreme weather in the Pacific Northwest
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August 11, 2017
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August 10, 2017
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August 9, 2017
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August 8, 2017
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August 7, 2017
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August 4, 2017
Mueller impaneling a grand jury makes it more politically difficult for Trump to fire him
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August 3, 2017
Trump stumbles are undercutting executive power, which may be healthy for America long-term
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August 2, 2017
Jeff Flake delivers the most courageous conservative rebuttal of Trumpism yet
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August 1, 2017
John Kelly foreshadows how he might be as White House chief of staff
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July 31, 2017
Trump*s warped view of loyalty
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July 28, 2017
Trump*s hardball tactics backfire as &skinny repeal* goes down
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July 27, 2017
Growing GOP backlash to transgender troop ban underscores Trump*s political miscalculation
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July 26, 2017
Senate Republicans still face narrow path to pass health-care bill after procedural victory
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July 25, 2017
Trump*s pick to run DOJ criminal division worked for Russia bank
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July 24, 2017
Trump marginalizes experts, debases expertise
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July 21, 2017
Asking about a pardon for himself is a quintessentially Trumpian move
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July 20, 2017
Trump shows disdain for rule of law
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July 19, 2017
Teflon Trump gets less blame for Obamacare fail than Senate GOP
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July 18, 2017
Republicans don*t have the votes to repeal Obamacare after Senate bill falls apart
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July 17, 2017
Only 1 in 4 Americans strongly support Trump
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July 14, 2017
Trump*s children become bigger liabilities for the White House
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July 13, 2017
Trump is the disrupter-in-chief in an age of disruption
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July 12, 2017
Dysfunction followed the Trumps from the campaign to the White House
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July 11, 2017
Email to Donald Trump Jr. could be a smoking gun
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July 10, 2017
Perils of speaking for a president who constantly changes his story
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July 7, 2017
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