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President Trump Just Called Jim Mattis ‘Sort of a Democrat’

October 15, 2018 Nikki Haley came to the Oval Office last week to announce she’s leaving her post as U.N. ambassador by year’s end. White House counsel Don McGahn is on his way out. Everyone’s guessing how long the beleaguered Jeff Sessions will last after the midterms, with speculation rampant about who would...

The Limits of the FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe

October 1, 2018 On CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway said the White House was not trying to interfere in a supplemental FBI background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations lodged against Kavanaugh by three women: “We trust the hardworking men and women of the FBI to do their...

Trump Signals an Openness to Talks with Iran

September 24, 2018 President Trump apparently believes he can make the U.N. great again. “The United Nations has tremendous potential, but it has not lived up to that potential,” he said in a video message posted to his Twitter account over the weekend. He’ll attend a session Monday on combating illicit drugs, address...

FEMA Chief Tries to Address Hurricane Response, But Gets Questions About His Job Security

September 17, 2018 When a politician “makes the rounds” on Sunday morning talk shows, it usually means getting booked for two of them. Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina appeared on two shows this week, as did Clinton-era special counsel Ken Starr. Tillis advocated for continued federal aid for his state as...

Mike Pence Swears His Loyalty on the Sunday Shows

September 10, 2018 By all rights, Brett Kavanaugh’s dramatic confirmation hearings should have been the big story last week. But if the Sunday shows are a reliable barometer, the Senate Democrats’ concerted, if mostly ineffectual, assault on the very conservative D.C. appellate court judge couldn’t compete with Bob Woodward’s incendiary new book, “Fear,”...