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Democratic Party Leaders Are Mostly Sitting Out the Presidential Endorsement Race So Far. That’s What Republican Leaders Did in 2016.

Democratic Party leaders are endorsing presidential candidates just as slowly as Republicans did in 2016 Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight – Note from Ken Feltman: Democratic leaders and elected officials are following an endorsement practice in 2020 that is similar to … Continue reading

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There Are Plenty Of Anti-Trump Republicans — You Just Have To Know Where To Look

Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – Americans opposed to President Trump are constantly asking some version of this question: “Why won’t Republicans break with Trump?” In a sane world, the reaction of Republicans to the “memorandum of telephone conversation” between … Continue reading

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Is This the Proof that Trump’s “No Quid Pro Quo” Call Never Happened?

Susan Simpson in Just Security – At the heart of the impeachment inquiry, members of Congress may have been mistakenly led to believe that there were two phone calls between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland in early September—with … Continue reading

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When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing, and all sides in the dispute … Continue reading

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This Is So Much Bigger Than Paul Manafort

By Franklin Foer in The Atlantic With Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on trial, America is reckoning with its very serious kleptocracy problem. On the eve of the Paul Manafort trial, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin casually announced that Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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