I hate myself for loving the Dead movie

Here’s an annoying meta-textual confession — the kind where the author of an article forcefully inserts himself (or herself, but in this case: himself) right up top, in an open violation of essayistic decorum that borders on the indulgently diaristic — I initially set out here to rag on the Grateful Dead.  Or rather, I […]

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House Republicans may have to vote again on Trumpcare

Republicans may have talked smack on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the past, but apparently that organization’s decision about the American Health Care Act will be pivotal in determining its future. The Congressional Budget Office is a nonpartisan federal agency that exists to offer “information, analyses, and estimates related to federal economic and budgetary decisions.” It was […]

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Perfect! Dennis Quaid to play George W. Bush in “American Crime Story”

According to Variety, Actor Dennis Quaid will star as former President George W. Bush for Ryan Murphy’s second season of his anthology series, “American Crime Story.” The forthcoming season of the FX show will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. As reported at NOLA.com, Quaid will star alongside Annette Bening as former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, Matthew […]

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Donald Trump told Michael Flynn to “stay strong” amid growing scandal: report

If a new report about President Donald Trump passing words of reassurance to former national security adviser Michael Flynn is accurate, it could have serious implications in terms of the president’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Flynn is reported to have told friends at a northern Virginia restaurant on April 25 that Trump […]

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Donald Trump’s request to James Comey: Jail journalists

Buried deep in Tuesday’s bombshell report that alleged former FBI Director James Comey penned a memorandum detailing conversations in which President Trump requested Comey close the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, was an important yet overlooked sentiment — the president suggested that Comey should imprison reporters who publish classified information. “Alone in the […]

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Trump’s Coast Guard commencement speech: “No politician in history” has been treated so “unfairly”

On Wednesday President Trump delivered a commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy and quickly pivoted to talking about himself, his agenda and of course — bashing the media. The president told college graduates to brush off the haters during his first public appearance since it was reported that he allegedly told the former FBI Director James Comey to close […]

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“I think Putin pays” Trump: Secret recording reveals Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 joke to GOP colleagues

After a pair of blockbuster reports this week about Donald Trump’s possible ties with Russia, including his sharing “highly classified” intelligence with the Russian ambassador, Republicans in Congress have come under increased pressure to distance themselves from the White House. These unusual circumstances make even more remarkable the discovery of a secret recording that reveals top that House GOP […]

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