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A Win for Trump, a Loss for Activist Judges


Andrew Clark, Independent Journal ReviewMore than four months after President Trump’s ‘travel ban’ executive order was halted by a series of lower court decisions, the Supreme Court has weighed in and handed the White House a stirring – if only partial – victory. The unanimous decision, which allows most of the travel ban to be enforced (for now) with a critical caveat, is not only a political victory for Trump,…

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The Misery of Mitch McConnell


Frank Bruni, New York TimesFor a good laugh, or rather cry, zip backward to the beginning of 2014, when Democrats still had control of the Senate, and listen to Mitch McConnell’s lamentations about the way they were doing business. “Major legislation is now routinely drafted not in committee but in the majority leader’s conference room,” he declaimed on the Senate floor. “Bills should go through committee.” He pledged that if…

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Replacing Obamacare a Make-or-Break Moment for GOP


Hugh Hewitt, Wash PostSen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) threw himself off a political cliff last week when he declared full-throated opposition to the Senate version of the Obamacare repeal bill, and it remains to be seen if Heller is hanging by a limb out of sight and can climb back to electoral sanity or has hit rock bottom in his public career. …

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Failing to Pass Healthcare Will Be a Disaster For GOP


Hugh Hewitt, Washington PostSen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) threw himself off a political cliff last week when he declared full-throated opposition to the Senate version of the Obamacare repeal bill, and it remains to be seen if Heller is hanging by a limb out of sight and can climb back to electoral sanity or has hit rock bottom in his public career. …

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Just Wait: Nixon, Trump and How a Presidency Ends


Frank Rich, New York Magazine“Let others wallow in Watergate, we are going to do our job,” said Richard Nixon with typical unearned self-righteousness in July 1973. By then, more than a year had passed since a slapstick posse of five had been caught in a bungled burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex. It had been nine months since Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein reported in…

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