Donald Trump’s Base Is Shrinking

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But the theory isn’t supported by the evidence. To the contrary, Trump’s base seems to be eroding. There’s been a considerable decline in the number of Americans who strongly approve of Trump, from a peak of around 30 percent in February to just 21 or 22 percent of the electorate now.

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Did Sessions and Trump conspire to obstruct justice?

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Did Attorney General Jeff Sessions conspire with President Donald Trump to fabricate a false story about why former FBI Director James Comey was fired?

If the answer is yes, it could be grounds for criminal prosecution of either Sessions or Trump. And, it could be grounds for impeachment of the president.

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Polemicists in Robes

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The president’s latest batch of bomb-throwing judicial nominees will transform the federal bench for generations to come.

If the republic survives four years of Donald Trump, much of the damage he has done to civil liberties, environmental protections, health coverage, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ rights, and police reform can theoretically be undone. What cannot be undone, regardless of what the future may hold, are his Article III federal judicial appointees. These judges will sit for life, and many of them have been selected expressly for the long, long lifespans they will bring to the bench.

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Trump betraying all his health care promises is the biggest Trump scandal of all

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It’s out in the open. And it’s a huge deal.

The only problem is that it’s all lies. Trump’s health care plan doesn’t protect Medicaid, it loots it to finance hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts. The new “flexibility” it gives to states will ensure that the most vulnerable are the most hurt. In addition to slashing the Medicaid rolls by millions, the Trump health care plan will see millions more lose coverage, and the remainder will face higher premiums for plans that cover less.

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Team Trump goes after Robert Mueller: Our national crisis enters a decisive phase

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With the president now under investigation, his allies try to paint him as the victim of persecution. It won’t work

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Report: Trump wants his son’s wedding planner to oversee federal housing programs

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She also helped run the Eric Trump Foundation, now facing a state probe.

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