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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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Ivanka Trump And Chelsea Clinton Come To…

24-11-2017

Ivanka Trump And Chelsea Clinton Come To Malia Obama's Defense Against The Tabloids

Former first daughter... Read more

Dem Lawmaker: Ethics Investigation Into …

24-11-2017

Dem Lawmaker: Ethics Investigation Into John Conyers Allegations Is 'Not Accountability'

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) is standing by her call for Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign amid sexual harassment allegations, arguing that... Read more

Newsmax

WSJ Sides With FCC Net Neutrality Rollba…

24-11-2017

WSJ Sides With FCC Net Neutrality Rollbacks

The Wall Street Journal hailed the Federal Communications Commission's... Read more

Florida Attorney John Morgan Registering…

24-11-2017

Florida Attorney John Morgan Registering as Independent

Florida lawyer and businessman John Morgan said he's done with the Democratic Party, won't seek its nomination for governor, and reportedly won't raise money for the... Read more

Trump Renews Call for Wall, Ban, After E…

24-11-2017

Trump Renews Call for Wall, Ban, After Egypt Attack

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 14:33 PM... Read more

Trump Admin. Has New Chance to Target Ab…

24-11-2017

Trump Admin. Has New Chance to Target Abortion Funding

The Trump administration has a new chance to oppose funding of abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood and others,... Read more

NY Times

Why ‘Made in America’ Is Stitched Into t…

24-11-2017

The case of Secret Service and other federal uniforms shows just how difficult President Trump’s push to “buy American” is to implement in an age... Read more

The New Old Age: Older Voters Stymied by…

24-11-2017

Restrictive eligibility rules have kept older citizens with disabilities from the voting booth, experts say.... Read more

Six Democrats From Outside Washington Ha…

24-11-2017

We looked outside the nation’s capital to ask leaders in states and cities to offer their vision for reconnecting with voters.... Read more

A Mar-a-Lago Thanksgiving: It’s All Grav…

23-11-2017

President Trump spent his holiday indulging in some of his favorite habits: spending time at his properties and talking about all the winning he’s doing.... Read more

Will a Corporate Tax Cut Lift Worker Pay…

23-11-2017

The request, while unlikely to be heeded, highlights a critical question over who would benefit the most from the tax bill: shareholders or workers?... Read more

Washington Times

Giffords group asks web hosts to shut do…

24-11-2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords wants to shut down two websites selling parts and machines... Read more

Richard Spencer banned again from Europe…

24-11-2017

White nationalist Richard Spencer has reportedly been banned from visiting the 26 countries encompassing the Europe’s visa-free Schengen area for another five years.... Read more

Sexual harassment takes spotlight in Cal…

24-11-2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It’s been five weeks since nearly 150 women - lobbyists, lawmakers, Republicans, Democrats - signed a letter calling out a pervasive... Read more

Review: Iowa senators made sexual commen…

24-11-2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Senate Republicans have released findings from an internal investigation into alleged workplace misconduct that says state senators have made... Read more

Review: Iowa Senate GOP staff unlikely t…

24-11-2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Several Republican staff members in the Iowa Senate said they’re unlikely to report sexual harassment or workplace misconduct because of... Read more

Economic News

Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook F…

24-11-2017

Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook For A Deer On Thanksgiving Eve

A woman in western New York state has died in a tragic accident in which a hunter fired at her, thinking she was a deer.... Read more

Charles Manson 'left his entire…

24-11-2017

Charles Manson 'left his entire estate and body to prison pen pal' 

Charles Manson reportedly left his entire estate, including his remains, to a prison pen pal. The murderous cult leader, who died last week aged 83,... Read more

North Korea replaces soldiers, South Kor…

24-11-2017

North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while... Read more

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