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Voter Fraud

Some Democrats insist there was no foreign voter fraud in the 2016 election. But they also insist the Russians got Trump elected. That, they claim, makes him an illegitimate president. Holman Jenkins, writing in the WSJ, doesn’t buy it: The idea of Mr. Trump as Russian agent is one more failure of imagination by the media—a striving

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Trump Swamp Drainage Project

Swamp drainage was at a standstill last week. The Washington wetlands are filled with protected species and the permitting process is more complicated than expected. The Trump Media war ended the week in a standoff when the president took the offensive in an hour and fifteen minute press conference on Thursday.

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Leaks and Lies

Eli Lake in Bloomberg View thinks people in the permanent government selectively leaked highly classified information to damage a political appointee. He calls what happened to Michael Flynn a “political assassination”. Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private

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Russian Election Hacking

In 2012 President Obama told Russian President Medvedev he would be much more flexible after the election. Obama thought his remarks were private but he was speaking into an open mic in front of tv cameras. Lucky for him, there was no Republican narrative of Russian election hacking in 2012. It might have seemed plausible, considering the fact that Obama repeatedly mocked

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Buy Ivanka Dresses Or Else

When Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, President Trump tweeted. He accused the company of treating his daughter unfairly. Ivanka Trump isn’t the first president to defend his daughter. A Washington Post music critic once gave Margaret Truman a bad review for a singing performance. Her father, President Harry Truman, gave him hell: In response to Washington Post Music

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Killing Putin

In his Super Bowl interview with President Trump, Bill O’Reilly accused the Russian President of killing people. Trump’s response? “You think our country’s so innocent?” That made me think of one of my favorite exchanges between Michael Corleone and Kay Adams: Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a

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Wall Tax

President Trump has suggested Mexico will pay for the wall through a 20% Border Adjustment Tax. You could call it a wall tax but it’s not Mexicans who will pay.

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Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Fired

Apparently Sally Yates is just another protester resisting the Trump presidency. Except that she’s the Acting Attorney General. Or was. President Trump fired her when she refused to carry out his immigration law revisions. Sally Yates Profile Senator  Chuck Schemer immediately tried to compare the firing to Nixon’s Saturday night massacre. The wily crying senator even worked

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