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Oct. 23, 2017

Members of Trump’s own opioid commission worry he won’t make an impact on the crisis

Trump says he's about to make a "major announcement," but his opioid commission is not sure anything will get done.

A “purge” at the DNC shows Sanders vs. Clinton divisions are still not healed for Democrats

The subtext to this dysfunction: The Republican National Committee has outraised the DNC by nearly 2-to-1 this year.

La David Johnson’s widow on Trump’s condolence call: “He couldn’t remember my husband’s name”

"He couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” Myeshia Johnson said. “The only way he remembered my husband’s name [was] because he told me he had my husband’s report in front of him."

This morning in Wilson vs. Trump: Rep. Wilson says Kelly “owes apology” to Americans as Trump tweets

Trump and Rep. Frederica Wilson continued to spar Sunday morning over Gen. John Kelly's false claims about the Congresswoman and the deadly ambush in Niger.

5 key takeaways from Trump’s interview with Maria Bartiromo

Trump discussed his Twitter usage, tax reform, North Korea and more in the wide-ranging interview.
Oct. 22, 2017

Mitch McConnell says he’ll bring bipartisan health care bill to a vote — if Trump will sign it

As Trump goes back and forth on his support of a bipartisan health care bill, Mitch McConnell says he's waiting on Trump's approval to bring the bill to a vote.

While you weren’t looking: 5 things from this week that didn’t involve Trump’s condolence calls

The Trump administration is trying to stop an undocumented teen from getting an abortion and Betsy DeVos gets sued by civil rights groups.

As more experts call Trump’s mental health into question, is it time to rethink the Goldwater Rule?

Some professionals think it's entirely appropriate to evaluate the mental state of the president. Others think that's a step too far.

John Kelly called Rep. Frederica Wilson an “empty barrel.” But he’s the one who had his facts wrong.

Kelly called Rep. Frederica Wilson an "empty barrel" and accused her of taking undue credit for her accomplishments. But Kelly was the one who got his facts wrong.

Uninsured rate rises to highest level since 2014, amid Trump’s assault on Obamacare

The uninsured rate has climbed 1.4% since the end of 2016.
Oct. 20, 2017

Bush’s attack of Trumpism shows how much Republicans have changed in 8 years

“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty ... argument turns too easily into animosity,” Bush said.

Trump falsely blames rise in crime in U.K. on “radical Islamic terror”

British members of Parliament said Trump is talking "nonsense."

Preet Bharara: Trump has been personally interviewing candidates for U.S. attorney positions

Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, explained why this alleged move is unusual — and how it might complicate prosecutorial independence from the rest of the executive branch.

John Kelly defends Trump, rips congresswoman over phone call to family of grieving soldier

Kelly called Rep. Frederica Wilson "selfish," but confirmed Trump lied about his account of a phone call with the family of Sgt. La David T. Johnson.

Dems may be on the verge of backing a Senate candidate at odds with their own health care agenda

Would Democrats really nominate a Senate candidate who kicked more than 100,000 people off Medicaid in a year when health care is a top priority?
Oct. 19, 2017

George W. Bush jabs at Trump’s America: “Bigotry or white-supremacy in any form” is un-American

“Bigotry seems emboldened,” Bush said while speaking about the decline in faith in America’s public institutions. “Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”

Are liberal Supreme Court justices feuding with Neil Gorsuch?

As the gavels come down, the gloves come off.

Trump’s tweet about the Russian uranium deal, explained and debunked

While it’s true that the State Department green-lit the contentious deal, Hillary Clinton herself did not play a role in its approval.

Trump judicial nominee admitted he discriminates against LGBTQ people

“Guess what? I attend a conservative Baptist church. We discriminate, alright. On the basis of sexual orientation, we discriminate,” Jeff Mateer, one of Trump's judicial nominees, said in 2015.

Is the death of 4 US soldiers in Niger becoming “Trump’s Benghazi”?

“This is his Benghazi, and that is the reason why it took him so long to acknowledge it had happened.”