So apparently this is now Republican Party doctrine: You can't trust the news media. They're biased. You can't trust the CIA. They're hacks. You can't trust the Justice Department. It's unfair. You can't trust the FBI. It's disgraceful. But you can trust Donald Trump.
Would someone kindly replace Nancy Pelosi as a spokesperson for Democrats? The House minority leader's riff on the tax bill as "crumbs" for average Americans bombed on two fronts.
Which alleged "racist xenophobe" made these statements about illegal immigration?
This is about a question Donald Trump failed to answer. Granted, there are a lot of those, but this was a particularly tough one.
If history is any indication, Republicans could be in for a nasty November.
An important health resource for rural residents remains in limbo because of budgetary disputes in the U.S. Congress. Community health centers have been facing financial uncertainty since their funding expired on Sept. 30. And when U.S. senators reached a deal to fund the federal government though Feb. 8 and renew the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years, it did not include the community health centers.
A timid attempt was made last year to keep elected officials from spending your money to tell you what a great job they're doing. It didn't get far. A small band of lawmakers is trying again. The situation looks better.
Gov. Phil Bryant kicked off a recent seminar at the Civil Rights Museum auditorium featuring Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. James Heckman.
What we've got here is failure to communicate. Except it's not really failure. It's actually unwillingness to communicate, fear of what communication might mean. After all, if you communicate, you might understand some painful truths -- and then where would you be?
President Trump offered few words about health care in his State of the Union address. He did mention drug prices, though.
Early in George W. Bush's first term, I was dining with a friend who didn't agree with my worldview.
This year's State of the Union address was in line with past ones: a tedious and bloated exercise in Washington pageantry that ate up a lot of cable news time despite its almost complete irrelevance to how Americans will actually be governed.
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