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The testimony of previous witnesses left Gordon Sondland with only one non-perjurious way out and Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump standing right in front of his bus. He hit the accelerator: US Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified Wednesday there was a quid pro quo for Ukraine to announce investigations into President Donald Trump’s political opponents that came from […]
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The Miller/Bannon Connection

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On November 19, 2019
How your conservative media racism sausage gets made: White House senior adviser Stephen Miller had more editorial influence over the right-wing news website Breitbart during the 2016 presidential campaign than previously known and attempted to push articles attacking then-presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., according to a new batch of leaked emails shared with NBC […]
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Obama Judges and Trump Judges

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Say this for the recent Federalist Society campaign rally, there was none of this Robertsesque piety about the apolitical judiciary: This is the Federalist Society that was on display during McConnell and Barr’s speeches last week. We saw a rare public glimpse of it during McConnell’s address, when he bragged that “we have flipped the […]
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I’m sorry, but “marijuana criminalization” is a policy on which the Dems need to compromise to reach out to voters in the heartland: This position may play well with anti-legalization activists on Twitter, or nanny-state-loving paleo-progressives. But salt-of-the-earth Americans in flyover country want big government to keep its hands off their bongs. A Pew Research survey released last week […]
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