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Washington Post: Kellyanne Conway’s husband tweets Trump criticisms ‘so I don’t end up screaming at her’

Washington Post: Kellyanne Conway’s husband tweets Trump criticisms ‘so I don’t end up screaming at her’

Conservative lawyer George Conway said Tuesday that his recent tweets slamming President Donald Trump’s mental health were a way to let off steam and keep from arguing with his wife, senior presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway, The Washington Post reported. “It’s so maddening to watch,” Conway told the paper. “The mendacity, the incompetence, it’s just maddening…MORE

White House slams ‘Medicare for All’ as bad for Americans’ health and wallets

White House slams ‘Medicare for All’ as bad for Americans’ health and wallets

The Trump administration slammed “Medicare for All” in its annual economic review Tuesday, claiming that creating a new government-run health care program would be expensive, damage the economy and hurt Americans’ health. President Donald Trump and his top health officials have repeatedly blasted Medicare for All, which several Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers are backing.…MORE

Warren dim on raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure

Warren dim on raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has pitched a wide array of proposals that would make most Republicans shudder, but there is one area where she aligns with conservatives: the gas tax. While many in her party back raising the federal gas tax to pay for infrastructure renewal projects, the Massachusetts senator said during her…MORE

Democrats are taking reparations seriously — and that’s a big deal

Democrats are taking reparations seriously — and that’s a big deal

There is now a bright, and important, marker in the reparations debate. In 1988, Jesse Jackson made reparations part of his campaign platform. In 2016, President Barack Obama dismissed reparations as politically impractical during an interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose Atlantic article sparked renewed interest in reparations. Now, Elizabeth Warren, who is campaigning on big,…MORE

Takeaways from the Michael Cohen search warrants

Takeaways from the Michael Cohen search warrants

Hundreds of pages of search warrant documents for Michael Cohen released Tuesday give the public a new understanding of how special counsel Robert Mueller has tackled his broad mandate and provide fresh details of the investigation into President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer. The materials show that Cohen was an early target of Mueller’s…MORE

Beto O’Rourke in 2012 said the US had an ‘extravagant government’ that needed ‘significant’ spending cuts

Beto O’Rourke in 2012 said the US had an ‘extravagant government’ that needed ‘significant’ spending cuts

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke campaigned during his 2012 congressional race on a platform that called for “significant” spending cuts and tax increases to balance the federal budget, along with possibly changing Social Security to address the United States’ “extravagant government” and “out of control” debt. A CNN KFile review of interviews, debates, newspaper articles…MORE

Why Democrats hate the Electoral College and Republicans love it

Why Democrats hate the Electoral College and Republicans love it

Funny thing. Democrats, who keep losing elections where they get more votes, want to get rid of the Electoral College and Republicans, who keep winning elections where they get less votes, want to keep it. The Electoral College is certainly the weirdest part of American democracy; a confusing system with a troubled history and an…MORE

Trump officials privately bracing for North Korea’s next move

Trump officials privately bracing for North Korea’s next move

The Trump administration is privately discussing how to respond should North Korea decide to conduct a satellite launch as talks between Washington and Pyongyang appear to be at another impasse, CNN has learned. Rhetoric between the two countries has become more heated and provocative in recent weeks following President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s…MORE

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