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8 big thoughts on CNN’s debate draw

8 big thoughts on CNN’s debate draw

The debate draw is over! We know which candidates go where — and with whom! — in the two-night 2020 debate extravaganza, set for July 30 and 31 in Detroit. With the two stages locked in, I’ve got some thoughts — on the likeliest candidate confrontations, which candidates are happy with their draws (and which…MORE

Cory Booker’s college football struggles echo in his presidential campaign

Cory Booker’s college football struggles echo in his presidential campaign

In the winter after the 1986 football season, legendary Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz flew to New Jersey on a private jet to interview a promising recruit from Bergen County: a 6’4″, 220-pound star player named Cory Booker. That day at his parents’ house near Hackensack, it wasn’t Booker’s physical traits that impressed those gathered.…MORE

White House proposal and the Mulvaney factor loom debt ceiling fight

White House proposal and the Mulvaney factor loom debt ceiling fight

Negotiators are in the brink of a deal. Now comes the hard part. That sounds trite, but there’s a major difference between the negotiations that have been ongoing in earnest for more than a week and the point the negotiators reached on Thursday. Yet the hard part — finalizing off-sets for at least a portion…MORE

How Jerome Powell stopped a US default — in 2011

How Jerome Powell stopped a US default — in 2011

In May of 2011, then-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner issued a stark warning letter to Congress: the US government had hit the debt limit and would no longer be able to pay its bills past August 2. That gave Congress exactly 11 weeks before America’s wallet would be empty. Lawmakers, many of them newly elected Tea…MORE

Democrats plot new plan to press Mueller on Trump’s alleged crimes

Democrats plot new plan to press Mueller on Trump’s alleged crimes

House Democrats are intensely preparing a pointed line of questioning for Robert Mueller, banking that his testimony will shift public perception about the President’s alleged criminal activity outlined in the special counsel’s report, according to Democratic committee aides. As part of their strategy, Democrats plan to hone in on five areas of the Mueller report…MORE

Omar did ‘go back’ — to Minnesota to talk health care

Omar did ‘go back’ — to Minnesota to talk health care

Ilhan Omar went back to where she was from. A day after one of President Donald Trump’s crowds chanted “Send her Back! Send her Back!” the Muslim lawmaker did go home — to Minnesota — not war-torn Somalia, which she fled as a teenage refugee. At a town hall meeting on universal health care Thursday,…MORE

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