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Bullock refuses to answer infrastructure questions at fundraiser

Billings – Governor Steve Bullock refused to answer questions about infrastructure funding from a constituent at a fundraiser. Mr. Bullock appeared at a democrat political fundraiser at a private golf club in Billings on Thursday. Bullock’s representatives told those present that the Governor would not be answering any questions on infrastructure funding. The 2017 legislative Read More…

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Vatican finance chief charged with “historical sexual assault offenses” in Australia

The shoe finally dropped for Cardinal George Pell. After an investigation that ran for almost two years, Australian prosecutors charged the Vatican’s chief of financial affairs with “historical sexual assault offenses” related to his time as a priest decades ago. Pell protested his innocence and declared that he will return to his native country to Read More…

Seeing Russia Clearly

As Americans cast their eyes beyond their shores, there is much that bids for their gaze: a dynamic China, steadily expanding its military reach in the South China Sea and beyond; U.S. forces in the Middle East, trying to try to deal a decisive blow to ISIS; a frayed Europe, struggling to keep its union Read More…

Trump's Obama Obsession

Donald Trump has a thing about Barack Obama. Trump is obsessed with Obama. Obama haunts Trump’s dreams. One of Trump’s primary motivators is the absolute erasure of Obama — were it possible — not only from the political landscape but also from the history books. Trump is president because of Obama, or more precisely, because Read More…

TILLERSON blows up at White House aide over staffing decisions — TRUMP mocks CNN, Pelosi at closed-door fundraiser — SERGIO GOR’s PR hobby — B’DAY: Carl Forti

Driving the Day FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: SERGIO’S HOBBY — Sergio Gor, Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) prominent communications director, is helping out Fox News’ Eric Bolling with PR for his new book, “The Swamp: Washington’s Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It.” Gor has been helping coordinate interviews with Bolling and Read More…

What Is Conservatism?

he year 2016 marked a dramatic change of political course for the English-speaking world, with Britain voting for independence from Europe and the United States electing a president promising a revived American nationalism. Critics see both events as representing a dangerous turn toward “illiberalism” and deplore the apparent departure from “liberal principles” or “liberal democracy,” Read More…

Just a reminder: People will die

To cleanse the palate, a late-night reminder via Remy and Reason that any opposition to more regulation is proof of homicidal intent. No wonder 73 percent of Democrats say they’d give up booze if it meant Trump would be impeached. Would you really want to get blitzed if it meant people will die? [embedded content]

CNN's Gergen Questions Trump's Focus

CNN political analyst David Gergen on Wednesday questioned the focus of President Donald Trump, who held a re-election fundraiser at his hotel near the White House one day after the GOP healthcare bill seemingly collapsed on the Senate floor. “You would think tonight that the President would be scrambling, doing everything he could, to rescue Read More…

Politico: Furious Tillerson Explodes Over Staffing Woes, Leaks in Trump Admin.

A frustrated Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly blew his cool over staffing and information leaks – unloading on the head of the presidential personnel office in front of top White House aides including Reince Priebus and Jared Kushner. According to Politico, the outburst aimed at Johnny DeStefano stunned the White House officials gathered at Read More…

What Happened Aboard the USS Fitzgerald?

It has been nearly two weeks since the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Fitzgerald, was rammed by the container ship ACX Crystal near Fitzgerald’s homeport of Yokosuka, Japan. The Fitzgerald was extensively damaged–probably putting it out of service for at least a year–and seven sailors were killed. Initial reports based on tracking data from ACX Crystal Read More…

A Senator Who Never Met the Russian Ambassador Never Had Dinner With Him and It Wasn’t Paid for by Secret Donor

It has become sort of a joke that no one in Washington, D.C. will admit to having met Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak despite documentary evidence. While the anti-Trumpers like to harp on Jeff Sessions, there are others. For instance, Nancy Pelosi. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that she’s never met with the Read More…

Poll: Dem voters glumly sticking with Pelosi

The good news, Democratic version: A plurality  of Democratic voters want Nancy Pelosi to remain the party’s leader despite a four-cycle losing streak. The good news, Republican version: Er … pretty much the same thing. Politico and Morning Consult partnered on a poll of registered voters to test out Pelosi’s standing after a fifth straight special-election Read More…

‘I think that the White House had a great day’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s no-regrets briefing, annotated

deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listened to a question during a briefing with reporters on Wednesday. (Photo by Evan Vucci/AP) For the second day in a row on Wednesday, a briefing scheduled to be led by White House press secretary Sean Spicer was run instead by deputy secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And for Read More…

Demonstrators encircle U.S. Capitol in protest of healthcare bill

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Trump Bashes Dems for Attacking Medicaid Spending in BCRA

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ripped  Democrats on Twitter for attacking the Senate’s healthcare bill for cutting funds for Medicaid, arguing that support “actually goes up.” Trump’s tweet included a chart from the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the proposed legislation: Democrats purposely misstated Medicaid under new Senate bill – actually goes up. pic.twitter.com/necCt4K6UH — Donald Read More…

Manafort, firm registers as foreign agents

Significant, or a nothingburger? Paul Manafort and Richard Gates completed their submissions to the Department of Justice to retroactively register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a move prompted in part from revelations about his work in Ukraine on behalf of a pro-Russian political party. The Washington Post’s report on the belated registration suggests that Read More…

DOJ Hosts Event To Honor Virginia Transgender Teen, Who Sued Her School For Bathroom Access

Yes, the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era policy that made school bathrooms and locker rooms sexual free-for-alls, in order to give so-called transgendered students more consideration than the other 99 percent of the student body. That hasn’t stopped the current Department of Justice from celebrating depravity. On Wednesday, the DOJ held a special event to Read More…