Do Voters Care About Elizabeth Warren's Past Claims To Native American Ancestry?

At this early stage of the Democratic race, it doesn't appear that voters care very much about the controversy surrounding Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American ancestry.

For Now, Obama Is Staying On The 2020 Sidelines

For now,former President Obama is staying on the sidelines in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Roger Stone Ordered To Court Over Instagram Post Threatening Federal Judge

Roger Stone is being ordered to Court after an Instagram post that appears to be a direct threat against the Judge presiding over his criminal case.

Alabama Editor Calls for Ku Klux Klan to Clean out DC

The end of racism may have been prematurely declared.

Bernie Sanders Is Running For President Again

Bernie is back and running for President, but he's likely to face a tougher road this time around.

Sixteen States, Other Groups, Sue Trump Over Border Wall 'National Emergency'

The lawsuits against President Trump's "national emergency" have begun. Except more.

Can Coverage of Women Candidates Be Non-Sexist?

Gender bias is real. Most examples cited, though, aren't.

Trump And Trumpism Are Endangering The Future Of The GOP

Thanks mostly to it's complete and enthusiastic embrace of Donald Trump , the Republican Party faces a bleak demographic future.

The Rift Between The U.S. And Europe Gets Wider And Wider

The Trump Administration continues to drive a wedge between the United States and Europe, can it ever be repaired?

Failures In Gun Laws Tied To Illinois Mass Shooting

The shooter who killed five people in a factory in Illinois on Friday should not have had a gun to begin with.

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Supreme Court Accepts Appeal Of Case Barring Citizenship Question From Census

The Supreme Court will hear a case dealing with a challenge to the Commerce Department's decision to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.

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Anthony Weiner Released From Prison

The ignominious saga of Anthony Weiner appears to have reached its end.

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Pope Francis Defrocks Cardinal Theodore McCarrick After Decades Of Abuse

Pope Francis defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after decades of allegations of abuse of young boys and seminarians.

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More State of Emergency Context

The NYT has a useful classification of previous declarations (which does show the odd nature of Trump's wall declaration).

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Trump Freaks Out Over Latest SNL Cold Open

Saturday Night Live mocked the President's declaration of a 'national emergency," which caused him to lash out on Twitter.

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U.S. Catholic Bishops Identify Hundreds Of Abusive Priests

Two new reports identify hundreds of Catholic Priests who have been credibly accused of abusing children over the past decades.

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Patrick Caddell, Carter Political Adviser During 1976 Campaign, Dies At 68

Patrick Caddell, who helped Jimmy Carter win the Democratic nomination and White House in 1976, has died at the age of 68.

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Heather Nauert Withdraws As U.N. Ambassador Nominee

Two months after being named, Heather Nauert withdrew her name as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations due to a 'Nannygate' problem.

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Some Context for Presidential "Emergency Powers"

There is a bit of a disjuncture between the terminology and the reality (but that does not excuse Trump's current actions).

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Recommended Reading

Levitsky and Ziblatt on emergency powers.

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Regarding Trump's Declaration

Some thoughts on the current mess.

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Democrats Will Split Early Debates Over Two Nights

Faced with a field that could be more crowded than the Republican field in 2016, Democrats have come up with a different solution to the rather obvious problem of debate scheduling.

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Another Possible Supreme Court Retirement?

Supreme Court watcher Jeffrey Toobin speculates that Clarence Thomas could be the next Supreme Court Justice to step aside.

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Bill Weld Prepares For Primary Challenge To Trump

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is preparing for a primary challenge against Donald Trump. He won't win, but he could still have an impact.

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NFL Settles Colin Kaepernick Collusion Suit

A confidential agreement has ended a collusion suit filed against the National Football League in 2017.

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A Photo for Friday: Friday Cat Blogging

Happy Friday!

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To The Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court today and appears to have fully recovered from her December surgery.

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Trump Declares 'National Emergency' At Border, Admits "I Didn't Need To Do This"

President Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border while at the same time undercutting his own case for doing so.

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Amazon Abandons Plans For HQ2 In New York City

Thanks mostly to political opposition that misrepresented the nature of the deal it had made, Amazon has abandoned plans to locate parts of its new headquarters in New York City.

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Walter Jones, Iraq War Supporter Who Became Anti-War, Dies At 76

Walter Jones, a former supporter of the Iraq War who became one of the most prominent anti-war voices in Congress, has passed away at the age of 76. He will be missed.

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Trump's 'National Emergency' And The Law

President Trump's impending decision to declare a national emergency to get funding for his border wall will quickly face serious legal challenges. It may be more vulnerable than the White House suspects.

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Trump To Sign Funding Bill, Declare 'National Emergency' At Border

The President will sign the bill to fund the government and avert another government shutdown, but in doing so he'll also lay the groundwork for another showdown with Congress.

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William Barr Confirmed As 85th U.S. Attorney General

William Barr was easily confirmed as Attorney General in a 54-45 votes that included three Democrats crossing over to support him.

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