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The problems with the ‘nuclear option’

On May 6, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the newest Supreme Court Justice. The position has been open for just over a year because the Republicans blocked President Barack Obama’s right to appoint a new justice after the death of Justice Scalia. Justice Scalia

Trump’s sudden transformation to war hawk could sink his cause

Throughout his campaign and even in his controversial inaugural address, President Donald Trump emphasized his commitment to placing “America first.” The historically dubious slogan, believed to be pushed by adviser Stephen Bannon, saw the bombastic former reality TV star assuring the masses that under his

White House confirms Trump tax records leaked to MSNBC

President Donald Trump reported $150 million in income and paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, a White House official said before a MSNBC news report on Trump’s tax returns. The announcement came shortly before a broadcast of “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Maddow tweeted that she had a

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from election probes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, amid increasing scrutiny over his contact with the Russian ambassador, will recuse himself from any probes or investigations into the 2016 presidential election. The announcement comes after the Washington Post reported that Sessions twice met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a fact he