Bring back the 'kiddie table' debates  06/14/2019 16:56:00 

    • Doctor office-061419
      The Trump team on Friday continued adding to its largely admirable record of tweaking healthcare policies through administrative action.
    • Steven Engel appears at a hearing.
      The Justice Department published a legal opinion Friday backing up Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's decision not to turn over President Trump's tax returns to Congress, arguing that House Democrats' demand for the information was unconstitutional.
    • Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., talks to the media.
      Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said President Trump's comment about being willing to accept foreign opposition research in the 2020 presidential election was a successful way to get the Left to care about foreign intelligence being used by campaigns.
    • Streets in Manhattan, NYC-061419
      As New Yorks rent control laws approach their sunset date this weekend, New York Democrats are working to pass a new bill with even more restrictions. Proponents claim to be helping the poor, but their new bill will decrease housing availability, decrease housing quality, and force New Yorkers onto the streets while making it look like it's all the private sectors fault.
    • Jack Phillips
      Despite the news earlier in the week that Jack Phillips is facing yet another silly discrimination lawsuit, in the ongoing fight for religious freedom, advocates are celebrating two victories this week.
    • Star Trek Borg
      In yet another screeching editorial on Hong Kong, Chinese state media's Global Times newspaper explained on Friday how democratic powers can be nice to Hongkongers:
    • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, speaks at a news conference following a Senate Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 11, 2019.
      Contemplating the possibility that Democrats could win the presidency in 2020 while Republicans retain the Senate, MSNBC's Chris Hayes mused, "If there's a Dem president and R Senate majority, what are the odds McConnell holds hearings for a Dem Supreme Court nominee?" The answer is that it depends, but also, that actually confirming a nominee is another story.
    • President's
      If there is anything politicians are eager to do, it's selling themselves as the last, great hope for all mankind. While campaigning has always involved presenting one's policies and demeanor as the best choice for the electorate, recent iterations have grown to include a doomsday-type spin. Unfortunately, this trend isn't specific to just one party.
    • Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election primary are seen, including (as seen clockwise): Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, John Delaney, and Jon Hickenlooper.
      On June 26, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will share the same Democratic primary debate stage as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, a backbench lawmaker currently attracting 0 to 1% support.
    • Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden smiles at a campaign event.
      Leaked data from the Trump campaigns internal polls shows Joe Biden beating President Trump by wide margins in key states.
    • Donald Trump-061419
      Multiple ABC affiliates aided President Trumps campaign efforts by directing readers to wish the president a happy birthday and fill out the campaign's fundraising lists in the process.
    • Beto O'Rourke and Joe Biden-061419
      Former Rep. Beto ORourke, D-Texas, unloaded this week on 2020 front-runner Joe Biden, characterizing the former vice president as an antiquated relic from a less progressive and less inclusive time.
    • Cory Booker
      Even before the 2020 Democratic debates have begun, were already starting to get a sense of who the top candidates are. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and even South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg all look like formidable potential challengers to President Trump.
    • President Trump walks off after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in D.C.
      Ali Vaez, director of Crisis Group's Iran desk, does not seem to know his history very well. Consider Vaez's Thursday tweet suggesting that Iran wouldn't be blowing stuff up in the Gulf of Oman if President Trump were only nicer.Tweet
    • Donald Trump
      There havent been any major scandals so far during Donald Trumps presidency, so his political opponents, including most of the national press, are pointing to things that didnt happen as reasons for the electorate to rise up in revolt.
    • California-Sex Ed
      There are times when the cultural divide between traditionalists and the misnamed progressives is so severe that its probably useless even to try to convince the latter of the rank inappropriateness of their ways. Unfortunately, children are involved, so the effort is required.
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