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A necessary moment for Anthony Weiner
Guffaw-worthy. Cynical. Just plain puzzling. Gross. Criminal. And totally impactful.
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Trump or Congress can still block Robert Mueller. I know. I wrote the rules.
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Will Republicans ever rein in Trump? Only when this happens.
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Biden disses Clinton: ‘I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate.’
Clinton supporters won’t love that quote. But is it wrong?
 
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Embassies court Ivanka Trump to build a relationship with her father’s administration
Ivanka Trump, in turn, has used foreign nations’ interest to help soften her father’s rough edges amid uncertainty over his foreign policy.
 
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The guardrails can’t contain Trump
But removing him by way of the 25th Amendment would be the most destabilizing event in American political history.
 
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Don’t underestimate Trump
He may be down, but he’s far from out.
 
Comey prepared extensively for his conversations with Trump
Associates say the FBI director fielded practice questions in advance of meetings and wrote highly detailed notes afterward in his car.
 
Appointment of Mueller could complicate other probes into alleged Russian meddling
Some lawmakers worry their committee investigations will be pushed aside for special counsel’s inquiry.
 
 
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