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A Calmer Mexico Sees Trump Anew: as a 'Bluffer' at the Poker Table (New York Times)

29 min 38 sec ago

New York Times:
A Calmer Mexico Sees Trump Anew: as a ‘Bluffer’ at the Poker Table  —  MEXICO CITY — There was a time when Donald J. Trump — first as a candidate and then as president — could rile Mexico without really trying.  —  His threats to build a border wall and make Mexicans pay …

Cummings Releases Three New Docs on Flynn Pentagon Explicitly ... (Committee on Oversight ...)

34 min 34 sec ago

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Cummings Releases Three New Docs on Flynn Pentagon Explicitly Warned Flynn Not to Accept Foreign Government Payments; Newly Unclassified Letter Confirms Flynn Did Not Report Foreign Payments; Defense Department IG Launches Its Own Investigation Washington, D.C. (Apr. 27, 2017)—Today …

United dragging report: 'Our review shows that many things went wrong that day' (Lori Aratani/Washington Post)

39 min 32 sec ago

Lori Aratani / Washington Post:
United dragging report: ‘Our review shows that many things went wrong that day’  —  In a new report, United Airlines admits several mistakes were made before, during and after a man was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month, including calling in law enforcement to resolve an incident …

Postcard from Diana Prince on Themyscira (Tracie Dawson/ESPN)

39 min 32 sec ago

Tracie Dawson / ESPN:
Postcard from Diana Prince on Themyscira  —  Picture a riot of blue cliffs, a coastal strip enemies brand as myth and mirage, for  —  what place, once seen, has ever been but a small blip on man's lusty conquistador  —  radar?  Right.  Just think of any gimcrack bar in Nevada headlining GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS

House GOP leaders search for votes to pass Obamacare repeal (John Bresnahan/Politico)

44 min 37 sec ago

John Bresnahan / Politico:
House GOP leaders search for votes to pass Obamacare repeal  —  House Republican leaders are scouring for votes Thursday to pass their newly reconfigured Obamacare replacement plan — but they're still coming up short.  —  Though they've locked down the support of the most recalcitrant conservatives …

In Ann Coulter's Speech Battle, Signs That Conservatives Are Emboldened (Jeremy W. Peters/New York Times)

44 min 37 sec ago

Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In Ann Coulter's Speech Battle, Signs That Conservatives Are Emboldened  —  Without uttering a word to students at the University of California, Berkeley, Ann Coulter on Wednesday made herself the latest cause célèbre in the rapidly escalating effort by conservatives to fight liberals …

Congress Asks Trump to Prosecute Clinton Private Server Team for Obstruction (Adam Kredo/Washington Free Beacon)

1 hour 19 min ago

Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Congress Asks Trump to Prosecute Clinton Private Server Team for Obstruction  —  The private internet company hired by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to maintain her private email server has been obstructing a congressional investigation into its actions for more than a year …

Trump's lies are working brilliantly. This new poll proves it. (Greg Sargent/Washington Post)

1 hour 44 min ago

Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's lies are working brilliantly.  This new poll proves it.  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  As we stumble toward the 100-day mark of the Trump presidency, the president's frequent assaults on the news media appear to have taken on a distinct purpose.  With the White House visibly agitated …

GOP senators not so keen on House's Obamacare repeal (Burgess Everett/Politico)

1 hour 54 min ago

Burgess Everett / Politico:
GOP senators not so keen on House's Obamacare repeal  —  The House may finally be on its way to scrapping Obamacare, but don't expect the Senate to go along: Any plan sent over will undergo major surgery — and survival is far from assured.  —  The hurdles in the upper chamber …

Amtrak Plans to Close Several Penn Station Tracks for Major Repairs (Emma G. Fitzsimmons/New York Times)

1 hour 54 min ago

Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Amtrak Plans to Close Several Penn Station Tracks for Major Repairs  —  Amtrak officials confirmed on Thursday that they are planning to close several tracks at Pennsylvania Station in New York this summer for major repairs, but the railroad's chief executive refused to say how many tracks would be closed or for how long.

2 US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan (Associated Press)

2 hours 4 min ago

Associated Press:
2 US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan  —  Two American service members were killed and another received a minor injury during a ground assault against Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan Wednesday, according to the U.S. military.  —  The U.S. forces were accompanying Afghan troops …

The Daily 202: Trump is setting up Paul Ryan to be his fall guy (James Hohmann/Washington Post)

2 hours 14 min ago

James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Trump is setting up Paul Ryan to be his fall guy  —  THE BIG IDEA: The conventional wisdom when Donald Trump took office was that Paul Ryan would be in the driver's seat on policymaking.  That has turned out to be wrong.  —  The thinking was that the new president …

The fight against climate change in California gains an unlikely ally: Republicans (Chris Megerian/Los Angeles Times)

2 hours 19 min ago

Chris Megerian / Los Angeles Times:
The fight against climate change in California gains an unlikely ally: Republicans  —  Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) sees an opportunity for his party to get involved with California's climate policies.  (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

How the Obama Precedent Empowered Trump (Victor Davis Hanson/American Greatness)

2 hours 29 min ago

Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
How the Obama Precedent Empowered Trump  —  Donald Trump was elected president by sizing up the Electoral College, and the voting public, and then campaigning accordingly.  A number of the things that explain Trump's election also point to unique opportunities to overturn the Obama legacy.

The Hill's Whip List: Who to watch on GOP's new ObamaCare bill (The Hill)

2 hours 39 min ago

The Hill:
The Hill's Whip List: Who to watch on GOP's new ObamaCare bill  —  House Republicans have an updated bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and The Hill has a new whip list.  —  The updated bill includes an amendment that would allow states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules …

Dems threaten to oppose short-term spending bill if GOP pushes healthcare vote (Mike Lillis/The Hill)

3 hours 34 min ago

Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems threaten to oppose short-term spending bill if GOP pushes healthcare vote  —  House Democrats will oppose a short-term spending bill if Republican leaders attempt to expedite an ObamaCare repeal bill this week, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) warned Thursday.  —  Hoyer, the Democratic whip …

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan (Ryan Browne/CNN)

3 hours 34 min ago

Ryan Browne / CNN:
2 US service members killed in Afghanistan  —  (CNN)Two US Special Operations Forces soldiers were killed Thursday while conducting a joint US-Afghan raid in the Achin District in Nangarhar Province, according to a US official.  —  One additional soldier was wounded, the official said.

Energy Revolutions Hidden In Plain Sight: Part 1 of 3 - Shale Crushes Solar (Mark P. Mills/RealClearEnergy)

3 hours 39 min ago

Mark P. Mills / RealClearEnergy:
Energy Revolutions Hidden In Plain Sight: Part 1 of 3 — Shale Crushes Solar  —  Michael Smith/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP, file  —  A note about this three-part series: … The Promethean task of supplying energy to the U.S. economy and the rest of the world involves scales that are truly difficult to visualize.

South Carolina Senate panel advances 'personhood' bill that would effectively ban abortions (Andrew Brown/Post and Courier)

3 hours 44 min ago

Andrew Brown / Post and Courier:
South Carolina Senate panel advances ‘personhood’ bill that would effectively ban abortions … Richard Cash with Personhood South Carolina called on a Senate subcommittee to approve of a “personhood” bill that would effectively ban all abortions in South Carolina by defining a person as a fertilized egg.

First on CNN: House Russia investigation chair sought reset, House Dems cool public criticism (Tom LoBianco/CNN)

3 hours 44 min ago

Tom LoBianco / CNN:
First on CNN: House Russia investigation chair sought reset, House Dems cool public criticism  —  White House denies request for Flynn documents  —  (CNN)The new leader of the House Russia investigation asked House Democrats to cool their barrage of criticism as part of a reset …

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