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News & Comment

Lost in Comey Firing Blowback Yesterday, a Reporter Was Arrested for Asking Sec. Tom Price a Question

Donald's Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price
Donald’s Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price

The news cycles last night and this morning have been dominated by coverage of Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the man who is leading the government’s internal investigation into alleged collusion between Donald’s presidential campaign and the government of Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin.

The firing of Comey has rightly caused concern among Democrats and even some Republicans that Donald’s actions are undermining the foundations of the American democratic republic.

This incident that occurred in West Virginia yesterday — in which a reporter was arrested for asking Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price a question — could potentially be another sign of the unraveling:

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Despite GOP Claims, Trumpcare II Does Not Protect Pre-Existing Conditions

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As early as today, the House Republican leadership will force its members to vote on an updated version of Trumpcare. In an usual move, leadership has deliberately scheduled the vote before the Congressional Budget Office has completed scoring the new bill.

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Donald Says Pres. Andrew Jackson Was Angry about the Civil War and Said There “Was No Reason” for It

Donald (left) and Pres. Andrew Jackson
Donald (left) and Pres. Andrew Jackson

If Donald Trump learned American history at Trump University, he should sue himself for malpractice. In an interview on SiriusXM with Salena Zito, a reporter for the right-wing Washington Examiner, Trump asserted that Pres. Andrew Jackson questioned the necessity of the Civil War.

“He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War,” Donald claimed. “He said, ‘There’s no reason for this.’”

Of course, Jackson died in 1845, 16 years before the Civil War began.

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Enumerati

Donald’s Approval Rating Drops to Bush Levels in Right-Wing IBD/TIPP Poll

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Donald Trump’s approval rating according to the IDB/TIPP poll from Investor’s Business Daily, a right-wing news outlet. IBD notes that Donald’s approval rating is “a low not seen since the last months of the Bush presidency” — a reference to GOP former Pres. George W. Bush, the most unpopular president in presidential-polling history.

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Donald Has Said He Would Release His Taxes 20 Times – #ShowUsYourTaxes

The National Memo put together a list of 20 times Donald Trump promised his voters he would release his taxes. They include:

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